The setting also means plenty of space to accommodate a lot of individuals, families or corporate groups as the sun sets on the day.
A screen shows live coverage of the firing of one of the ceremonial cannons placed around Dubai to signal Mahgrib and the start of iftar.
Many of those who have been fasting will already have loaded their plate with lighter items in anticipation of beginning their meal.
Salads range from simple leafy varieties to more intricate combinations, as well as the hot and cold mezze options you might expect, beside good manakesh and a generous baked section with moreish breads.
Food stations tender everything from roasted and grilled meats - murgh tangdi kebab is tough to resist - beside some juicy king prawns.
A sushi corner presents another gentle route in to busting the hunger as does the cheese baladi, before moving on to the dedicated shawarma corner.
That said, it’s difficult to ignore an early look into a row of shiny tureens filled with buttery chana masala and dal tadka, among other dishes.
A live pasta station is among the European options, while desserts include a range of Arabic sweets, gooey cakes and a Turkish Delight section.
Children will get a kick out of the animated Turkish ice-cream man and a chocolate fountain flanked by a number of fruit and sweet treat dipping options.
Suhoor happens immediately after iftar winds up, on the delightful Serdaal terrace.
This is where you’ll also find shisha after 8pm while eating choices include a selection of food trucks as well as a la carte.
IFTAR at Serdaal Ballroom, The Westin Mina Seyahi, happens from sunset until 9.30pm. Suhoor continues from 9.30am until 1am (2am on weekends).
BOTH cost AED155, AED55 for children under 12 and are free for kids under six.
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