When the sun starts to set and temperature drops ever so slightly the downtown Dubai Boulevard comes to life as restaurants pull away the blinds and open their doors for Iftar.
For those of you who don’t know Iftar is the meal that Muslims have after the final call to prayer during the holy month of Ramadan. During this month all Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. No food and no water. The restaurants close and curtains are even placed in front of restaurant windows to avoid temptation.
A light silky top was my weapon of choice against the heat.
Mr. Z, the Croatian and I went down to Loui’s to meet a work colleague of mine for Iftar. Loui’s is located in the main plaza of the boulevard with a beautiful view of the fountains and Burj Khalifa. When we arrived the restaurant was already fully packed so we decided to brave the heat and sit outside. Luckily we were able to snag a table right next to a giant fan.
The Louis Iftar buffet offered everything. Lamb, fish, chicken, rices, but as my eyes scanned the endless options I saw the stand alone sushi table (not your most classic Iftar food but I’m not complaining) – naturally I made a beeline for it.
Mr. Z’s second plate of meats and fish
We ate and chat as the sun set and the moon rose.
Once we had our fill we ordered shisha (which we discovered was included with the Iftar buffet) and sank into our seats.