Ramadan Tent Suhoor at the Grand Hyatt Doha

Last night we went to the Ramadan Tent Suhoor at the Grand Hyatt Doha. Ramadan tents pop up all over Doha during the Islamic Holy month of Ramadan offering Iftars (the breaking of the fast meal) and Suhours (the early morning meal meant to sustain you for the whole next day fasting). We arrived at the Grand Hyatt at 10pm for the opening of Suhour at their Ramadan tent. We found it to be the perfect place to enjoy this special part of Qatar’s Islamic culture. Here’s why:

The Ambience

The atmosphere from the moment you step inside the hotel is fantastic. You are greeted by a red carpet lined with beautiful blue lanterns that guide you down the stairs and towards the Ramadan tent. The lounge was very busy when we arrived and filled with the aroma of shisa, and a band was playing delightful local music which added to the atmosphere.
The Ramadan Tent at the Grand Hyatt Doha

The Ramadan Tent at the Grand Hyatt Doha

The tent itself is not as overwhelmingly large like some of the other Ramadan Tents in Doha which I enjoyed as it gave it a more intimate setting. I particularly liked the seat decorations – ties of Al Sadu weaving which gave a really nice local touch. We loved the location of the specially erected tent overlooking the beautiful Arabian Gulf and the touches of local culture on display throughout!
Local touches at the Ramadan Tent Suhoor at the Grand Hyatt Doha

Local touches including Al Sadu chair decorations at the Ramadan Tent Suhoor at the Grand Hyatt Doha

Local touches at the Ramadan Tent Suhoor at the Grand Hyatt Doha

Local touches at the Ramadan Tent Suhoor at the Grand Hyatt Doha

Local touches at the Ramadan Tent Suhoor at the Grand Hyatt Doha

Local touches at the Ramadan Tent Suhoor at the Grand Hyatt Doha

The Food 

The most important component when speaking of your Suhoor meal – the food. I can say the food here did not disappoint. We started with a selection of Arabic food: hummus, fattoush, baba gannoush, kibbeh, shakshouka, labneh – the list could go on as this section was particularly extensive. All of it was cooked to perfection! We also ordered some kebabs which arrived fresh at our table. Now living in Doha, we have become somewhat kebab connoisseurs and have to say that their Shish Tawouk was one of, if not, the best we have eaten. It was juicy and flavourful and we would have quite happily sat there and eaten only this but had to save space for the rest of the treats on offer!
Arabic food at the Ramadan Tent Suhoor at the Grand Hyatt Doha

Arabic food at the Ramadan Tent Suhoor at the Grand Hyatt Doha

For mains, I decided to stick to  the Indian curries which were nicely but overly spiced. Hubby continued his quest to try all the Arabic food on offer at the Grand Hyatt. All of it was excellent but a special shout out must go to the Paneer curry and the Quzi – whole roasted lamb sitting on a  bed of saffron and cashew rice! What’s not to love!
Curries at the Ramadan Tent Suhoor at the Grand Hyatt Doha

Curries at the Ramadan Tent Suhoor at the Grand Hyatt Doha

Lamb at the Ramadan Tent Suhoor at the Grand Hyatt Doha

Lamb at the Ramadan Tent Suhoor at the Grand Hyatt Doha

Also on offer was an extensive selection of international cuisine from penne pasta through to grilled salmon and mash potatoes. Personally we like to stick to more regional staples following the “when in Rome” ethos!

The Desserts

I’m so glad that I didn’t check out the desserts before eating the rest of my meal.  It was one of the most extensive dessert selections I’ve seen in Doha, and that is saying something. There was a live crepe cooking station, an ice cream bar, a chocolate date pyramid and a range of western and arabic delights. If you have a sweet tooth then this is definitely the suhour for you.
Date pyramid at the Ramadan Tent Suhoor at the Grand Hyatt Doha

Date pyramid at the Ramadan Tent Suhoor at the Grand Hyatt Doha

Desserts and Sweet Selection at the Ramadan Tent Suhoor at the Grand Hyatt Doha

Desserts and Sweet Selection at the Ramadan Tent Suhoor at the Grand Hyatt Doha

Conclusion

Overall we had a fantastic night at the Ramadan Tent Suhoor at the Grand Hyatt Doha. As we were on the first night it was a little quiet but I would recommend booking if you choose to go later in the month. Iftar can be a more popular meal, largely due to the time however if you want a more relaxed dining experience whilst soaking up the atmosphere of a beautiful Ramadan tent with local Qatari touches look no further than the Grand Hyatt Suhoor!

Details

Ramadan tent suhoor Grand Hyatt Doha

Ramadan tent suhoor Grand Hyatt Doha

Suhour at Grand Hyatt costs 220QAR and is served from 10pm-1am daily. They also offer a lighter Sohour tray priced at 111QAR.
We were guests of the Grand Hyatt on this occasion. While the food was free our opinions were not bought!
If you would like information about Ramadan in Qatar why not check out our Essential Guide! And why not check out our family staycation at the Grand Hyatt review 2016!
Have you been to the Grand Hyatt during Ramadan we’d love to hear your experiences!

23 Comments

  1. May 29, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    Gosh didn’t realize the breaking for fast was done so well. Looks like a wedding feast.

  2. Sheena
    May 30, 2017 / 4:29 am

    Wow this looks so luxurious, I would definitely make a reservation here if I was anywhere near Doha for Ramadan!

  3. May 30, 2017 / 7:27 am

    Sounds like a wonderful experience, especially for someone like myself who’s never had a chance to participate in Ramadan. That food alone!!

  4. May 31, 2017 / 3:57 am

    Yes to that date pyramid! It looks like a killer feast, I am a huge foodie so this is definitely somewhere I’d like to stay

  5. June 2, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    All that food looks so good! And all very beautifully displayed.

  6. June 2, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    Wow! What a wonderful experience to have. I learned a few things too 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  7. June 3, 2017 / 5:06 am

    Fantastic set up, everything is very tasteful and stylish. And the food looks amazing, of course!

  8. June 4, 2017 / 7:30 pm

    That’s really interesting (as well as a mouth watering list of food). Why in a specially errected tent though rather than one of the restaurant spaces? Too many people?

    • June 4, 2017 / 7:38 pm

      It depends on the place. Some use restaurants and others erecting special areas. The name tent is common across all though I think for traditional reasons

  9. June 14, 2017 / 8:37 am

    That sounds amazing – so much food and all sounds delicious. But it sounds like the way they’ve done it makes it really special, all the local touches and feeling more like a major family occasion than a huge impersonal hotel event.

  10. June 14, 2017 / 8:59 am

    Wow, looks like a fantastic experience & so much food!

  11. June 14, 2017 / 11:41 am

    Oh my goodness that food looks amazing!

  12. June 15, 2017 / 5:37 am

    That does look like an incredible experience – so decadent. When we lived in Malaysia, I loved all the tents that were set up at Ramadan and the festive feel at sunset.

  13. June 15, 2017 / 7:24 am

    Love all the colours!

  14. June 15, 2017 / 9:55 am

    They sure know how to cater an event! Wow, the food and entertainment at this ramadan tent are amazing. I would need ot be rolled out of there in a food coma. Looks like the Grand Hyatt is a wonderful venue.

  15. June 16, 2017 / 3:31 pm

    What a fabulous looking hotel, and I mean – you had me at the food!! I shall bookmark this place. Thanks (just had a look at their website and surprisingly good rates too!)

  16. June 16, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    This looks like such a special event and one that I would love to experience. The food also looks ah-mazing!

  17. June 19, 2017 / 10:18 am

    This looks really beautiful and that selection of dessert absolutely mouth watering! I would love to experience this, even on a quiet night looks special

  18. June 19, 2017 / 11:38 pm

    The atmosphere and meal both look amazing. I imagine it was difficult to leave enough room for dessert!

  19. Evie
    June 20, 2017 / 8:23 am

    Oh my gosh that food looks amazing!!! I want a kebab.

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