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Tourism & Hospitality | Monday 25 March, 2024 10:48 am |

Rüya Riyadh unveils Saudi Arabia’s first Anatolian Iftar

The beloved AlDabab restaurant is bringing the cherished and warm Ramadan traditions from the Turkish Peninsula to the Kingdom for the first time with a rich and generous iftar


Rüya Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s unique culinary destination bringing the rich culinary traditions and cuisine of the Anatolian peninsula, invites guests to enjoy an iftar like never before this Ramadan. Immersing guests in the hearty cuisine of Anatolia – a land shaped by millennia of rule from diverse religions, civilisations and cultures – Rüya Riyadh will honour the cherished traditions of Ramadan with a special set menu filled with traditional and contemporary Turkish classics. 


As the sun sets across the Saudi capital’s AlDabab neighbourhood, diners can enjoy a sumptuous spread which includes traditional Ramadan delights, hot and cold mezze, a mixed grill, freshly baked bread and an array of comforting and hearty cuisine, all with a side of heartfelt hospitality. In Rüya’s stunning restaurant, home to a roaring bread oven, colourful artwork and Ottoman-inspired tiling, guests are invited to break their fast with olives, sweet Medjool dates, dried fruit and warming red lentil soup, with a pot of steaming Arabic coffee ready and waiting for all guests. Each dish is meticulously created to bring Turkey’s warm and homely spirit and a traditional Turkish iftar to Saudi Arabia, bringing loved ones together and making memories. 


Following the breaking of the fast, guests can enjoy cold mezze – or Soğuk – with star dishes including Atom – char broiled peppers and aubergine on fried garlic yoghurt and pide bread, Hummus, Muhammara, Rafik and Turkish Spoon Salad, before moving on to comforting warm hot mezze – Sicak – of Börek, filo wrapped feta with vegetables, and Menemen – scrambled egg in tomato sauce. Providing nourishment and comfort long into the night, Two Cheese Pide from the Black Sea and Lahmacun – spicy lamb with vegetables – follow. Guests can further relish in a Turkish Mix Platter – truly satiating with Adana kebab, sis tavuk, lamb cutlets and steamed rice. The iftar finishes with the beloved Rüya Künefe – baked Kadayif pastry and melted Majdule cheese in rose and orange syrup with pistachio ice cream. A self-service station with specials like Foul Mudammas and dates, dry fruits, fresh fruit and bread will also be available freely throughout the night. 


Ramadan drinks will be available on a self-service basis, including beloved Ramadan mocktails, nourishing Aryan and tea, plus a topped-up Arabic coffee pot for each table. Rüya Riyadh’s iftar brings the warm and inviting home of the Turkish peninsula to the Kingdom for Ramadan for the first time, promising a bountiful and inviting event filled with warmth, vibrancy and hospitality. The iftar menu is also available throughout the night, stretching into suhoor, with the last orders and bookings at 2:30am. 


Rüya Riyadh’s Anatolian iftar is available for SAR 158 per person, inclusive of unlimited beverages. The restaurant is open daily from 5:30pm to 2:30 am daily. For reservations, visit ruyarestaurants.com/riyadh/ email enquiries@ruyariyadh.com or call +966 9200 10692


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About Rüya
Rüya, meaning ‘dream’ in Turkish is an enticing concept that fuses a vibrant restaurant, lounge, and bar experience together by exploring the extremely rich history and diversity of Anatolian food, a cuisine that draws inspiration from a number of culinary traditions. 


About d.ream
d.ream (Doğuş Restaurant Entertainment and Management) began its operations in April 2012 and has achieved a dominant position in food & beverage sector thanks to its partnerships. As of today, d.ream has a unique position in the sector through the variety and number of restaurants it has both in Turkey and the internationally. Owing to its strong expansion, d.ream is the market leader in Turkey and with the strength of Doğuş Group d.ream has become an international player by introducing brand new concepts and offering wide variety of dining experiences worldwide. 


About MJS Holding

Rüya Riyadh is launched in partnership with prominent Saudi restaurateur Mohammed Jawa, founder of MJS Holding, who holds over 18 years of experience within the local market. MJS Holding has played a pivotal role in the development of Saudi Arabia's burgeoning hospitality sector, introducing high-profile, international luxury and lifestyle restaurants to the Kingdom such as Zuma, Roka, InkoNito, Mr. Chow, Amazonico, Ilbaretto, AOK, and more.




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