Market Place – JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Deira – Iftar Buffet

Entrance to Market Place, JW Marriott
Entrance to Market Place, JW Marriott Hotel Dubai
Enjoying at Market place, JW Mariott - Deira
Enjoying at Market place, JW Marriott Hotel Dubai

My first post for Ramadan had to be about an Iftar program. Here’s also my first post on a restaurant of JW Marriott Hotel Dubai. Ever since I was impressed by Kitchen 6 at JW Marriott Marquis I wanted to try more of their restaurants. Unfortunately I didn’t carry my camera to share you my KITCHEN 6 experience :(.

Anyway, this one’s located adjacent to Hamarain center in Deira which is 5 mins away from our house and is definitely a good spot for us. Some of my friends have good words to say about Market Place in JW Marriott so I thought it would be good to try them out.

Market Place - JW Marriott Deira - Interiors
Market Place – JW Marriott Hotel Dubai – Interiors
The lady behind the , manakish at Market Place, JW Marriott
The lady behind the manakish at Market Place, JW Marriott Hotel Dubai
A primitive cash register
A primitive cash register

I like the entry to JW Marriott Hotel Dubai. There is something grand about the hotel. Once you are inside Market place you realize it’s a nice family oriented restaurant serving international cuisine.Their menu for ramadan keeps changing but mainly they serve a variety of arabic dishes(hot and cold mezzah) with LIVE cooking stations along with traditional ramadan beverages besides the usual fruit juices. The Iftar buffet at Market Place is Dhs 165 for an adult and AED 60 for children between 6 – 22. Sometimes you can find discounts for this buffet in either groupon or entertainer vouchers.

Selection of breads
Selection of breads
Dry fruits and drinks
Dry fruits and drinks

As soon as you enter Market Place you notice a stretch of their dry fruits and juice section. I also found an old cash register machine(refer to pictures above) which I found interesting and it was in a working condition too 🙂 so I played around with it a little to understand how it actually was used once upon a time! Just behind this counter, one step below is where we sat. By the way, one point surely I appreciate about Market Place at JW Marriott is that they provide excellent service. They were very friendly and always was there to help us when we needed them at our table.

Iftar breakers - Dates and dry fruits
Iftar breakers – Dates and dry fruits
Juices - Orange, cherry, mixed fruit and Jallab
Juices – Orange, berry, mixed fruit and Jallab
starters - Meat kebbeh, cheese sambousek and onion fry
starters – Meat kebbeh, cheese sambousek and onion fry

Every table had dates and dry fruits such as figs, apricots readily spread as part of Iftar. We ordered juices such as Orange, berry and mixed fruit. The Jallab which we picked up ourselves from the entrance was the best of the lot. I thoroughly enjoyed it. We also tried the rose milk which I assume is part of their ramadan menu but it was a bit too sweet that I had to stop half way. After the dates and drinks, the first item I had was their cheese sambousek. I liked it so much that I just forgot to keep space for the rest of the buffet. Even the meat kebbeh was good.

One side of Salads and pickles
One side of Salads and pickles
My plate of salads
My plate of salads
White sauce Pasta
My plate of white sauce Pasta
Freshly made cheese & Zaatar Manakish
Freshly made cheese & Zaatar Manakish

Their Hot and cold mezzah is impressive. So good that majority of my stomach quota was taken up by the hot and cold mezzah. I remember how well the vine leaves tasted. Its’ not something I normally enjoy but it’s made well enough that I could appreciate it. After this I went to their LIVE cooking station where we choose the type of pasta as well as the ingredients and they make it for you LIVE at their cooking station. They can also bring it to your table so you don’t have to wait there standing.

The old lady who was a manakish expert was very sweet. She would always be smiling and bringing you hot bread. She made us fresh Manakish with cheese and zaater in it and it was yum! The bread was thin and hence it was easier for us to finish it.

choose your pasta at the LIVE cooking station
choose your pasta at the LIVE cooking station 
Meats ready to be grilled
Meats ready to be grilled
vermicelli rice and Lamb bamia
vermicelli rice and Lamb bamia
Grilled meat
Grilled meat

Next to pasta you can also find their grilled meat section where you can have a variety of their grilled meat. By the time I reached here I was already full. I normally do only sampling but I guess today I was hungry that I didn’t do any math while I was eating. There was lot of Indian dishes like the paneer tikka, dal tadka, Chicken biriyani, kebabs. I don’t see myself reducing any kilo this ramadan 🙁

Paneer Tikka
Paneer Tikka
Mutton Kebab
Mutton Kebab
Tandoor Roti and  butter Naan
Tandoor Roti and butter Naan
Lamb from Ouzi(left) and Chicken Biriyani(right)
Lamb from Ouzi(left) and Chicken Biriyani(right)
Lamb Ouzi - A tradition of Saudi Arabia
Lamb Ouzi – A tradition of Saudi Arabia

I did however try their Roti like the butter naan and I must say the need some improvement here. Even though it was just made hot out of the oven it was very elastic and difficult to chew. I think they need to get their roti formula correct here. I like their biriyani as well as the Lamb ouzi. My wife enjoyed the paneer tikka and kebabs.

cakes
cakes
Desserts - Pastries and puddings
Desserts – Pastries and puddings
sweet dumplings
sweet dumplings
an arabic dessert from their dessert section
an arabic dessert from their dessert section
My plate of desserts
My plate of desserts

They’ve got a lavish collection of desserts. But the only sad part is not all of them gets an A. You might find some that you like but majority of it was more sugar than anything else. Atleast it wasn’t happening for me. But like I said they’ve got a big collection and you should be happy with something in here.

By the way, they keep changing their menu for Iftar so you might get something more interesting. All the best!

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3 thoughts on “Market Place – JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Deira – Iftar Buffet”

  1. Such luxury selection buffet for fasting break. It seems more western cuisines option than local. Well, I knew Dubai was a rising international city. But, I think there should be at least a place where only locals food rules it. Strange, local cuisines always on top choice when Ramadhan time in my country.
    Happy fasting….my Muslim brother.

  2. Dine around on Friday nd Saturday brunch on the Restaurant level of JW Maarriott,Dubai at The Market Place with access unlimited access for 2 other restaurants and a Towns square kids buffet.

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