Ramadhan in Oman

We had a 100 year old drink in Ramadhan

I was delighted to share Iftar with a friend – Iftar is the Break-fast meal after the fasting during daylight hours during Ramadhan.

Ramadhan Buffet
Ramadhan Buffet

It is a breakfast in a double meaning – it does break the day’s fasting: also just as Breakfast is considered the first meal of the day in Western society Iftar can be considered as the first meal of the day in the Muslim society as the Islamic day starts at sunset. As is often the case Iftar was an open buffet and one of the drinks available for Iftar is Vimto.

Vimto Drink
Vimto Drink

This English cordial celebrates its Centennial year in 2008. It probably started its road to popularity in The Gulf in 1928 with the first shipments into Saudi. In Oman, it’s advertised heavily during Ramadhan though it’s used all year round – a cheery drink for all occasions .


Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4

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