As the holy month of Ramadan descends onto the Kingdom of Bahrain, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain, in partnership with VIVA, invites traveling families, dignitaries, government officials, corporate groups, and couples alike to experience a month-long celebration like never before at the 5-star luxury beach resort. Pulling out all the ‘bells and whistles’ and the customs to complement, the resort unveils a new tradition this season: that of one of the Kingdom’s largest and most elegantly designed Ramadan pavilion to date in collaboration with renowned designer and scenographer, Ammar Basheir.
Bridging elements of traditional Islamic architecture with modern design, the expansive 40 x 40 meter pavilion, entitled Masaya, will amass into a kingdom of opulence and grandeur as it takes its place amongst the resort’s seaside luxury villas on the Villa Gazebo lawn. Inside the octagon-shaped pavilion, thirty-nine modern wooden archways, with the highest point at 9 meters, open up to grand seating areas and lounges that feature deep, emerald-green marble dining tables and warm leather and velvet finishes. Overhead, 400 large hanging, embellished lanterns, hand-crafted in Morocco, will light the way to grand buffets featuring displays of customized chaffing dishes from Turkey as well as local earthen ceramics from A’ali Pottery.
As the sun descends each evening onto the Arabian Gulf and the traditions of Ramadan begin, guests are welcomed to join for two variant seatings, including the breaking of the fast, Iftar, from sunset to 8 p.m., for BHD 25++, and the Ghabga dinner from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m, for BHD 27++. Guests can also book one of the Pergola seating areas for private dining up to eight guests (limited to 7 Pergola seating’s at a time).
During the evening feasts, guests will enjoy nightly entertainment while indulging in the splendors of a culinary journey through the resort’s 11 award-winning restaurants. Succulent buffets will be set up with aromatic menus encompassing flavors of traditional Arabian cuisine, along with modern fare from the Eastern Mediterranean, Asia and Mexico regions. Live cooking stations and fresh Egyptian breads and crêpes will also abound, while traditional Ramadan desserts and gourmet sweet delicacies satisfy the most discerning of palates. A traditional ghawa Arabic coffee station will also be set at the entrance with dressed attendant welcoming guests to the festivities of the night.
For more information and to reserve, dial +973 1758 6499 or email [email protected].
The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain is located in the Al Seef district in Manama, Bahrain. Follow the Ramadan celebrations on Instagram @masayapavilion and join the conversation using #MasayaRamadan.