Posted on December 14, 2017

On the occasion of the Qatar National Day, held this year under the theme ‘Promise of Prosperity and Glory’, Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara is celebrating the special event with its all-new “I Love Qatar” Brunch, which showcases the best of the country’s cuisine and culture, while supporting its thriving local farmers market.

The lavish brunch concept features a rich selection of authentic Qatari dishes that include Balalet, Ghuzi and Machbous, alongside a delicious array of mouth-watering dishes from around the world, all set up in an inviting, locally-inspired atmosphere that fuses the eclectic buffet’s unique tastes of tradition with the country’s renowned hospitality and vivid heritage. Both inventive and resourceful, the family-friendly brunch sources up to 90% of its ingredients from local suppliers, in a pledge to support Qatari products and play a positive role in achieving economic self-sufficiency in the country.

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“This year, the Qatar National Day celebrations are coming to us with the promise of prosperity and glory. At Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, we wanted to be a part of that promise, in a way that reflects Qatari pride while bringing our unique flavor to the mix. And with our brand new National Day brunch, aptly named ‘I Love Qatar’, we are showing the best that our country and culture has to offer, bringing the best of the local cuisine to our guests, and supporting local farms and national self-sufficiency efforts, all at the same time”, Area General Manager for Qatar Mr. Thomas Fehlbier said.

“Not only that, but we are also giving citizens and residents the chance to enjoy the national holiday at our luxury resort and experience everything that our magical island has to offer. In doing so, we are as well creating much needed awareness about supporting local farming and Qatari products, which in turn promotes productivity, quality and energy efficiency in the market, towards further economic prosperity in our beloved Qatar”, he added. In addition to tantalizing their taste buds with finely made local dishes and a buffet of delicacies from all around the world – all made using fresh and flavorful local ingredients – starting on the 18th of December 2017, Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara invites guests to its National Day Brunch to enjoy a relaxed weekend in the company of good friends and family, with a kids’ corner and fun activities guaranteed to be memorable for everyone.

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After brunch, guests can visit the wellness center at Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, which combines luxury accommodation with a wide range of wellness and detoxification programs, inspiring yoga retreats, and spa-based healing therapies. By focusing on the body’s physical, mental and emotional health, the program offers a complete journey back to balance, rejuvenation and wellness. For guests looking to be a bit more active during the holiday, the resort’s recreation center offers a vast choice of activities to inspire, relax and thrill. Both above and below the water, the center presents guests with a myriad leisure activities such as a fully-equipped fitness center, surf and swimming pools, children and teen clubs, Velo-Taxi tours, Racing Simulators, and a range of sports including volleyball, bowling and tennis, in addition to a host of land activities.

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara’s ‘I Love Qatar’ Brunch will will be available every Friday from 1-4 pm. “In 2018, every day at our beautiful island will be a day to celebrate Qatari pride, and every day will bring us another step closer to developing a thriving local market for farmers and food producers in the country. And the brunch’s rich local dishes and sumptuous flavors will be an amazing way to celebrate that”, Thomas concluded.