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Posted On: 30 August 2011 10:51 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:11 pm

Hotels offer special Eid menus

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With Eid al-Fitr occurring today, and many residents and expatriates looking for a venue to celebrate the onset of the holiday, Doha’s many hotels are once again offering a vast selection of dining options, as well as a number of room packages to mark the occasion. Gulf Times spoke to some of the hotels to find out what they have on offer this week, and what people can expect from the brunches, lunches and dinners being held throughout the hotels to celebrate Eid. The Grand Hyatt Doha is offering brunch and dinner buffets at The Grill restaurant as well as a special dinner package at its Thai restaurant, Isaan. Afternoon tea will also be served in Al Maha lounge, offering a number of Arabic pastries, sandwiches and sweets to celebrate Eid. Rooms at the hotel are priced at QR799 throughout the holiday, which also include dinner vouchers of QR150 or QR300 depending on single or double occupancy. Residences at the Hyatt are also available for QR2,500 per night, with all offers applied to a minimum of four nights stay. The InterContinental Doha is hosting a number of dinner offers and special evenings to mark the Eid holiday. Al Wajba ballroom will be hosting brunch featuring international and Arabic cuisine, with entertainment and activities organised for children. Throughout Eid, Paloma and Lava will host three consecutive Ladies’ Nights, featuring music from Big Mouth Band and DJ Shadi in Paloma and DJ Paul Mendez in Lava. The Belgian Cafe will be open for lunch with a special Eid set menu, and the Cafe restaurant will host an Eid buffet in the evenings. Special room rates are also available, with a single room including buffet priced at QR799 and a double at QR850. A number of activities are also being organised at the hotel’s Bay Club to mark the Eid holidays. The Marriott hotel will host a grand celebration brunch today, with a selection of Middle Eastern specialties and featuring live cooking stations. “There will be plenty to keep the little ones happy as the Al Ruwaq Ballroom will transform into a kid’s wonderland with lots of games, bouncy castle, face painting and much more,” said a hotel representative. The hotel’s Eid room package is priced at QR858 per room in a deluxe room, and includes buffet breakfast for two and 25% discount on all food and beverage outlets as well as complimentary Internet and late checkout. The Marriot’s Eid holiday offer is valid from August 31 to September 4. The Ritz-Carlton is offering guests the chance to “Rediscover your family ties this Eid,” with brunch at the Lagoon to be held over the entire five days of Eid with a special children’s brunch and activities. The hotel is also offering deluxe rooms for Q1,350 per night including buffet breakfast for two and 20% discount off the Eid brunch. Al Sharq Village and Spa is offering deluxe rooms at a rate of QR1,750 per night until September 10, including buffet breakfast for two and 15% off the Eid brunch, which will be held in the hotel’s Seher Al Sharq tent. The tent will host brunch on each of the first three days of Eid, serving a selection of regional and international cuisine, along with musical accompaniment from Moroccan band, Al Awtar al Dahabiya and a large selection of sheisha tobacco flavours. At the Sheraton Hotel, guests will also be able to celebrate Eid by enjoying the brunch at Al Shaheen on the first and second days of the holiday, or taking lunch at Al Hubara on the first, second or third day of the holiday. The hotel has also introduced a room package to mark the holiday. Single deluxe rooms are available for QR835, while double deluxe rooms are QR945 until September 4. Other benefits to booking during the holidays include upgrades to club level where available, complimentary buffet breakfast, Internet and early and late check in and check out timings if available. Guests also receive a 10% discount on food and beverage charges and a 15% discount on laundry services. Other hotels are hosting their own special brunches and dinners on top of their room packages, meaning that once again, guests have more options than ever before when planning where to celebrate the Eid holiday.