During the holy month of Ramadan, many of the hotels around Abu Dhabi offer spectacular Iftar buffets once the sun sets. Derek and I really wanted to experience an Iftar meal, so we made it happen on Father's Day.
The food was splendid, and it was fun to try so many new things. Derek and I were standing in one of the buffet lines when the television showing the cannon at the Grand Mosque announced the official start of the Iftar meal. Nearly every person in the room went silent, grabbed a date, and broke their fast all at the same moment. Incredible experience.
The boys had a blast being allowed to stay up late and eat so many different kinds of desserts. In fact, I think Owen said the words "I'm stuffed" for the first time in his life!