Aug 25, 2011

A Slice of History at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

Currently, there is an exhibition showcasing a 200 year old Kiswah, at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.  A Kiswah is a black brocade cloth that covers the Holy Kaaba in Saudi Arabia.  Having such an important piece of history available for all  to appreciate during Ramadan gives fasting Muslims an additional spiritual boost during this already Holy moth.
This Kiswah is particularly important because, it "once guarded the door of Kaaba in Mecca, commissioned by the Ottoman Sultan Selim III, and dates Hijri 1219AD 1804-1805......"

To read more about the Kiswah, follow the link below:
 http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticleNew.asp?xfile=/data/theuae/2011/August/theuae_August270.xml&section=theuae 

After our grand tour of the Emirates Palace, we worked up quite an appetite and decided we needed to break our fast with their delicious Iftar buffet, complete with a Cold Seafood Selection.
Check out these cute little salad cones.....
They were filled with Curried Chicken Salad, Prawn Cocktail, and Mushroom Mousse.
 My favorite part in all the Iftar buffets I've attended is always the dessert section.  They always do a fantastic job with the display.....eveything from Creme Brulee, to Lemon Meringue, Tiramisu, and those adorable little cones again.  They were used to serve both sweet and savory....so clever!



Do we see a theme running here......more CONES!




They all had different fillings inside, and me being the curious one, I had to try them all!  My favorite would be the chocolate truffle filled one:)

Follow the link below to find more information on Emirates Palace.
http://www.kempinski.com/en/abudhabi/Pages/Welcome.aspx

1 comment:

  1. Very nice information. Beautiful pictures . Thanks for sharing...

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