Entering through a candle-lit hallway, wooden panels slide away before you as you enter this magical little hideaway. The lowly lit bar is daintily ordained with sparkling Middle-Eastern candle holders, and behind the bartenders stands a wonderfully unique backdrop: dozens of traditional Arabic doors ornately designed and hand picked from around the Middle East fit together like a puzzle, while a projector flashes fascinating shapes and colours upon them to create a spellbinding mural. Once shown to your table, the food pampering doesn’t stop. The table is immediately draped with dates, and juicy olives, as well as some of the finest hummous, moutabal and baba ganoush you’re likely to sample this side of the Gulf. With so many dishes on hand it was hard to keep up, but flashbacks of rich lentil and beef soups, followed by tender lamb and Chilean sea-bass bring back marvellous memories. An expensive way to break your fast, but probably the most exquisite way, too.
Info: The Qbara Iftar menu is offered at AED 245 per person or AED 190 per person for group bookings with a minimum of 20 diners.
Timings: From sunset until 8.30pm.