Jonny's Iftar Tour

It's the new boy Jonny's first Ramadan and we sent him out and about to check out some local Iftar's! 

Al Bustan


The first stop on my inaugural Iftar tour, and in fact my first Iftar feast, was at the stunning Al Bustan Palace. Their aim this Ramadan is to take your tastebuds on a journey across the Arabic world. They presented an impressive array of foods from countries including Egypt, Syria, Malaysia, Iran, Morocco and more, all cooked by chefs from a number of different countries. 

Being my first Iftar I jumped straight in and ate wayyyy too much! But the food was delicious and felt really special. Just make sure you leave some room for their Kanafeh, which is superb!

An Iftar starts at OMR 18, and OMR 1 from each Iftar will be donated to Al Khoud’s Child Care Center.

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa


My second Iftar was at the delightful Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort. Their Iftar Tent had a really lovely atmosphere and felt like a lovely setting to socialize, relax and break your fast.

Their a la carte selection is brought out one course at a time for you to savour. Whilst all the food was excellent, I personally enjoyed the Tajine course!


A minimum spend of OMR 6 for food, although this does not include Shisha, which is also available.

Crowne Plaza Qurum

For my third Iftar, I told myself ‘don’t eat so much this time’! But that changed the second I had my first bite of the Soujek! I was very impressed that I managed to make it back to my table, spill-free with such a heaping plate. The food comprised of foods across the Arabic world, and it was all delicious, especially the meat. Robin came along to this one and ONLY ate meat.


The decoration around the buffet was a really nice added touch, as was the Arabic coffee pot on each table. Make note, this is only decorative! Don’t make a fool of yourself and try and pour a cup and then need to be advised ‘Sir that is only decorative’. There is coffee though, don’t worry!


The Iftar Buffet costs OMR 20 Per Person