Doha Marriott: The Marriott’s Corniche Restaurant is serving up a wide range of Oriental dishes as part of its Iftar buffet, all for QR149 per person, with a special a la carte Sohour menu available later on. A special brunch and dinner buffet will also be available at the Corniche Restaurant on the first and second day of Eid.
Al Mutawakil Street (4429 8499).
Four Seasons: The hotel has teamed up with Qtel to create the Arabica Terrace Tent at the hotel, with a buffet, musicians and shisha, all for QR250 per person. With a nightly carvery, a kebab specialist, and such Arabic-inspired desserts as dark chocolate or raspberry baklavas, this is one to watch. Brasserie on the Beach is another venue, with wood ovens and live cooking stations for QR190 per person. Or just pop in for shisha at the Pool Grill.
West Bay (4494 8888).
Grand Hyatt Doha: Enjoy a lavish buffet of Arabic food at The Grill restaurant for QR190 per person, served from sunset to 8pm, or drop in for Sohour from 8.30pm-1am for QR220 each. Options for Sohour can also be found at Biscotti and Al Maha Lounge, serving Arabic sweets, plus hot and cold beverages, from 6pm-1am.
West Bay Lagoon (4448 1234).
Grand Regency Hotel: The Grand Regency is setting up a Ramadan tent in its Al Qasr ballroom, with a buffet featuring cuisine from Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and, of course, Qatar. There will be shawarma and falafel stations, plus a miniature souk. Look for special group rates (for 50 or more) during the first 10 days of Ramadan, with 50 per cent off for kids over five (under fives eat free). Standard price is QR180 per person.
Jawaan Street (4434 3333).
Intercontinental Doha: The Café Restaurant is celebrating Ramadan by offering both an Iftar (from sunset until 8pm) and Sohour buffet (from 8.30pm), with a traditional tent on the terrace area. There will also be shisha and light entertainment. Price for both Iftar and Sohour is QR175.
West Bay (4484 4444).
Kempinski Residences & Suites: The Kempinski is celebrating its first Ramadan in Doha with an Iftar set menu at Aroma (QR150 per person), and a Sohour set menu available later in the evening for QR120.
West Bay (4450 3333).
La Cigale Hotel: La Cigalon restaurant is offering an Iftar buffet for QR200 per person, with Ramadan juices – kids aged five-12 cost QR100, under fives eat free. Or try the Ramadan tent for Sohour, with its themed décor, shisha and soft live music – all for QR250 per person. Pick up a few Arabic sweets and traditional foods from La Cigale Traiteur, or enjoy some hubbly bubbly in the new Shisha Garden, on the outdoor terrace by a water fountain.
Bin Mahmoud (4428 8888).
Millennium Hotel Doha: Head to the hotel’s Cosmo restaurant for an Iftar buffet featuring a range of traditional Arabic cuisine and live cooking stations, all for QR130 plus 17 per cent per person. The Atrium lobby will be serving up snacks at Iftar time, along with juices and flavoured coffees, or try the Zaman restaurant for Sohour, from 9pm until late.
Sadd (4424 7777).
MÖvenpick: Head to the Seasons restaurant for a Ramadan buffet of hot and cold mezze, salads, mixed grills and traditional sweets, all for QR110 plus service charges. After Iftar, an international buffet will be available at the restaurant until 11pm, from QR135.
Corniche Road (4429 1111).
Oryx Rotana: The newly opened Oryx Rotana is serving up Iftar at its Choices restaurant, with a wide mix of international and authentic dishes for QR140 per person. Also try the lobby bistro, Sky Lounge, for a dessert and coffee.
Al Matar Street (4402 3333).
Ramada Plaza Doha: Enjoy a lavish Iftar feast every night at the Ramada’s Hyde Park coffee shop. There will be a range of traditional dishes, plus desserts and sweets, prepared by the Arabic chefs. Cost is QR120 per person.
Rawdat Al Khail (4428 1555).
Ritz-Carlton Doha: Ramadan gets bigger and better at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha with the mesmerizing sounds of exotic music and the traditional Arabic atmosphere of the Souq in our Ramadan tent from where you can bring home traditional Arabic crafts for your dear ones. Al Wassail Ballroom, Iftar: Sunset to 8pm, Sohour: 9pm-1am. Iftar at QR210 and Sohour at QR265, prices include Ramadan juices only. Special offers apply for groups.
firstname.lastname@example.org, West Bay Lagoon (4484 8000).
Sheraton Doha: The Iftar buffet at the Sheraton is being held at Al Hubara restaurant. Here you will find a range of different cuisine, including traditional Arabic. Price is QR180 per person, with 50 per cent off for children under 12, and under threes free. The buffet runs until 9pm, after which the restaurant’s normal menu will resume.
West Bay (4485 4444).
Swiss-Belhotel Doha: Pop along to the Maxill restaurant and you can enjoy a buffet of traditional Ramadan delicacies for just QR100 per person – or book for five people and get one free, or get 50 per cent off for children aged 12 and under.
Mirqab (4407 8888).
W Doha Hotel & Residences: The W is building a Ramadan tent in its Great Room for Iftar and Sohour, running until 8pm, with traditional Arabic cuisine, live cooking stations, shisha and Arabic music. Cost is QR190 per person, free for children under six, with a discount for those aged six-12. Sohour runs at the same venue from 9pm-2am at QR240 per person, again free for under sixes and with a discount for those under 12.
West Bay (4453 5353).