Time-Honoured Ramadan Traditions

by BTM

Tue, 30 April 2019

Beginning at sundown this May, guests will enjoy traditional Iftar and Ghabga buffet feasts at the luxurious VIVA Masaya Pavilion.

As the Holy Month of Ramadan descends, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain, in partnership with VIVA, invites guests to embark on a month-long celebration like never before at the five-star luxury beachfront resort. With a backdrop onto the turquois sea of the Arabian Gulf, the luxurious pavilion will rise once again setting the traditions of the season with nightly buffet feasts amidst elegant décor designed by renowned designer and scenographer Ammar Basheir. 

“Ramadan at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain is a most grand affair. A time-honoured tradition where we invite guests into an elegant setting and where succulent feasts by our award-winning chefs await,” says general manager Bernard de Villèle. This year we promise yet another wonderful season and we look forward to welcoming our guests and Royal Beach Club members to truly enjoy the occasion once more.”

Combining elements of traditional Islamic architecture with modern design, the expansive 40Mx40M pavilion will once again become a kingdom of opulence and grandeur as it takes its place amongst the resort’s seaside villas. Inside the octagon-shaped pavilion, guests will arrive to a grand seating area featuring elegant table settings and warm décor, while an intricate display of contemporary and Moroccan-style lamps lights the way to sumptuous buffets. 

As the sun descends each evening and the traditions of Ramadan begin, guests are welcomed in to join for Iftar, from sunset to 8pm, for BD32, and Ghabga from 9pm-2am for BD35. Guests may also book one of the Pergola seating areas for BD360 and enjoy silver service for up to eight guests. 

During the evening, guests will enjoy nightly entertainment while indulging in the splendours of a culinary journey through the resort’s award-winning restaurants. Delicious buffets will be set up with aromatic menus encompassing flavours of traditional Arabian cuisine, along with modern fare. Live cooking stations, fresh Egyptian breads and crêpes will abound, while traditional Ramadan desserts, gourmet sweets and the all-time favourite, Turkish ice cream, will satisfy the most discerning of palates. A traditional ghawa Arabic coffee station will also be set at the entrance with dressed attendants welcoming guests to the festivities of the night.

In addition to the twice-nightly sitting, shisha-service will again be available from sunset to 2am.

For more information and to reserve, call 17 586-499 or email [email protected].

Follow the Ramadan celebrations on Instagram @masayapavilion and join the conversation using #MasayaRamadan.

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