The global private aviation company Jetex, with headquarters in Dubai, has revealed what could be the world’s most exclusive iftar.
Priced at Dh66,000 and served as you cruise thousands of feet in the air on your own private jet over the UAE, Iftar in the Sky will be a once-in-a-lifetime luxury experience, the company says.
To be offered from the first day of Ramadan, the experience will begin right before sunset. Upon arriving at the Jetex VIP Terminal at Dubai World Central, guests will be chauffeur-driven in a Rolls-Royce to their private jet from where they will follow the sunset, heading first towards Abu Dhabi.
Jetex says it has received special approvals for optimum cruising speed and altitude so passengers can enjoy the best views from the plane.
The Dh66,000 price covers a total of six guests.
Iftar will then be served midway through the flight, which will include traditional Ramadan delicacies catered by Bulgari Hotels & Resorts. Fasting guests will, however, have to wait four minutes longer than those breaking the fast on land because of the altitude.
The journey will then continue towards Al Ain and the Hajjar Mountains in the east. Sights to keep an eye out for include Jebel Jais, the highest peak in the UAE, and the Hatta mountains.
Passengers will get a glimpse of the Arabian Sea and Fujairah before the flight continues towards Ras Al Khaimah and follows the Arabian Gulf coastline off Umm Al Quwain, Ajman and Sharjah.
Finally, guests will enjoy Dubai's world-famous evening skyline, including the majestic Burj Khalifa, as well as the Palm Jumeirah and The World Islands, before landing back at the Jetex VIP Terminal.
Guests can then enjoy the rest of the evening in one of the lounges at the terminal.
"Iftar in the Sky will give the millennia-old tradition a truly new dimension relevant to the 21st century," says Adel Mardini, founder and chief executive of Jetex.
He says 10 per cent of all proceeds from the experience will go to the charity Dubai Cares.
“This is a contribution that we are proud to make,” Mardini says.
Jetex Flight Support, referred to as a fixed-based operator in the aviation industry, began operations in 2005 in the UAE, providing logistics and support for private planes. It opened its first terminal, one of the biggest in the world at 3,000 square metres, in Dubai in 2009. Currently, it operates 33 terminals around the world.
Jetex says the aircraft cabin will be thoroughly sanitised using its signature bipolar ionisation technology before and after each flight. All necessary Covid-19 measures and social distancing rules will be in place at all times.
The Iftar in the Sky experience is open to all UAE residents and visitors. No prior PCR test is required.
Iftar in the Sky will be available throughout Ramadan. Suhoor packages will also be available. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org