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How to Host Your Ultimate Summer Barbecue

Summer is here, and it’s time to plan for that perfect barbecue. In the UAE it might be too hot during the day, so consider our helpful hints to host the ultimate evening summer barbecue, guaranteeing a fantastic time for you and your guests.

Step 1: Choose a theme and the food & drinks that goes with it.

Choosing a theme helps you narrow down both your menu options and your décor. Some popular choices include: Vibrant Arabian Nights

Colourful tablecloths with Moroccan lanterns lit with tea lights will create a warm ambiance, especially when paired with twinkling fairy lights. Create an inviting central seating area with a low table, brightly coloured, over-sized pillows gathered on a shabby chic rug to encourage an atmosphere for relaxed conversation and dining.

Menu: try grilled kebabs served with a wide variety of sides, including fresh hummus, fatuoush, and tabbouleh. For vegetarians or health-conscious guests, grilled halloumi, portabella mushrooms and vegetable skewers are excellent additions to the menu. Be sure to offer a lightly sweetened Moroccan tea with mint after dinner, ideally served in traditional teapots and glasses.