Friday, 9 August 2013

Eid Mubarak!

Wishing you all a very blessed Eid! 

This Eid al Fitr, we spent our very busy day cooking, travelling and eating. As there was some debate this year over the moon sighting, we had thought that Eid may unexpectedly be on the 7th of August and not the 8th. Thankfully this wasn't the case and it gave us an extra day to prepare for the Eid festivities. This also meant that in the hurry of preparing for what we thought would be an early Eid, we ended up doing most of the cooking preparations a day early! Alhamdulilah! 

A glimpse inside the Islamic celebration of Eid

This was our schedule for the day, I hope it provides some insight for those non-muslim followers!

5.30am - Ready to leave the house to attend the Eid Prayer
6am - Arrive at Crown Prince Hamdan Mosque (the royal family of Dubai prayed here also, very exciting!)
7am - Arrive home and prepare Eid Breakfast
8am - Eat!
10am - Back to sleep for an eventful afternoon
3.30pm - Attend Open House of friends, chat & eat
4pm - Leave for Umm al Quwain
5pm- Arrive at Umm al Quwain and distribute toys to children for Eid
6pm - Visit the hospital to give Eid Mubarak to patients
7.30pm - Meet a party of 16 for dinner at The Hilton Resort and Spa in Ras al Khaimah 
11.30pm - Leave for our long drive home to Dubai

Day 2 and 3 of Eid also consist of attending dinner parties and celebrating. A lot of eating and a lot of outfit changes! 

In the next few coming posts I hope to provide some of the recipes that I made for our Eid Breakfast. We had a a mix of breakfast items and some meatier dishes, I guess its an Asian tradition to have big meals for Eid breakfast! We had French Toast with Berry Compote, Lamb Kurma, Scrambled Eggs with Goats Cheese & Chives, Spiced Rubbed Roast Chicken, Lamb Kofta, Peri Peri Chicken Talkari, Sweet Potato Pudding, Almond & Pistachio Milk. 

As you can probably guess, being the 'token white girl' in the family, I was the one who decided on the Eggs, French Toast and Sweet Potato Pudding! 

Here are some picture from our day.

Such a sweet little boy from a such a kind family! 

The beautiful outdoor area and beach front of Hilton RAK. 

We all took full advantage of the chocolate fountain. 

And the with that, I bid you farewell!

Melanie xo