Iftar is the evening meal with which Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset. It is one of the religious observances of Ramadan, and is often done as a community, with Muslim people gathering to break their fast together.
The meal is taken just after the call to prayer Maghrib, which is around sunset. Traditionally, three dates are eaten to break the fast, but this is not mandatory.
Brogan Group organise and fund an Iftar party for the staff in the Middle East on a yearly basis. This year’s venue was the Arabian Courtyard Hotel and spa which is an award-winning four-star hotel in Dubai.
A total of 280 people attended the meal which was eaten across two and a half hours. The hotel provided a buffet service to all attendees that offered a selection of different Middle Eastern food.
Ramadan is the most sacred time of the year for Muslims and is a time for spiritual reflection, prayer, doing good deeds and spending time with family and friends. People will make a special effort to connect with their communities which is why we make a special effort to host an Iftar dinner on a yearly basis.