Ramadan teaches us the value of togetherness in so many ways. When the sun sets, friends and families sit at the table and break their fast together. The moments of togetherness make the meal even more valued and the Holy Month so beautiful and special, indeed. The Holy Month of Ramadan is approaching us and with it comes a plethora of Iftar options. Iftar being the most important meal for so many reasons, we have researched through Dubai’s extensive Iftar offers and have brought a list of 30 iftars- one for each day of the month for you. This year’s list comprises of luxury Ramadan tents at top hotels, some decadent Iftars at Turkish and Emirati restaurants, vegan Iftar options and much more.
Günaydin Dubai offers specially crafted Turkish menus along with breath-taking views of the iconic Burj Khlaifa and the Fountain Show. The set menu comprises of a variety of cheese, selection of homemade jams, olives, warm appetisers, dried fruits, and soup options to choose from. The highlights are the deliciously prepared and curated meats and grill specialties like döner, chicken sis, pistachio and begendi kebab. The menu includes dessert favorites such as künefe, kadayif or the Turkish baklava. Suhoor menu includes popular cold mezzes which include humus, muhammara, panco, eggplant salad, and bombay beans, accompanied by a variety of explicitly selected dried fruits.
Iftar: Dhs 230 per person.
Suhoor: Dhs 285 Inclusive of water, coffee and Turkish tea.
Seven Sands offers its guests a buffet of local culinary treasures for Iftar and a specially curated set menu for Suhour. The Iftar buffet serves a variety of beverages, starters, main courses and desserts. The menu is designed to bring the traditional taste of the Emirates to everyone who wants to explore the cuisine and experience local hospitality. The Suhour set menu includes traditional Emirati dishes such as Fouga, Harees and Legemat.
Iftar: Dhs 155 per person, 50% off for children aged 6-12, under 6’s dine for free.
Suhour: Dhs 147 per person or choice of à la carte menu options.
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi offers authentic Iftar menu at all three restaurants- Blue Orange, Hunters and Spice Emporium. Experience a more private setting of Iftar at the Serdaal Ballroom. Fabulous Friday Iftar is yet another exciting offer spread across three restaurants. The menu consists of tasty Middle Eastern specialities and beverages. Dhs 155 per person, Dhs 55 for kids below 12 years and free for kids below 6 years.
Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach
Experience a luxury melange of Arabic, Moroccan and Turkish cuisines for Iftar at Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach with soothing live entertainment. The main attraction is live Kunafa station and a vast assortment of desserts.
Iftar: Dhs 150 per person including Ramadan juices and water.
Suhoor: Dhs 75 per person.
Olea Restaurant, Kempinski Mall of the Emirates
The Iftar menu at this contemporary Levantine restaurant will include delicious variety of hot and cold Mezzah and main dishes including Beef Oyster, Chicken Maqlooba, Lamb Okra, Lamb Mansaf, Veal Osso Bucco, Shrimp Mutaffa with garlic and lemon and much more. Diners can also quench their thirst with famous Ramadan juices. For diners who wish to pamper themselves and their families, they can book a private Iftar in the breath-taking Aspen Chalets with a private chef. Diners can also unwind with a relaxing Suhour set menu and live entertainment on the side.
Iftar: Dhs 210 per person.
Aspen Chalets Iftar: Dhs 650 per person.
Suhour: Dhs 90 per person.
The Meydan Hotel Ramadan tent
The Meydan Hotel Ramadan tent offers an exquisite gourmet experience this year. The Iftar menu will bring authentic Middle Eastern and International cuisines under one roof. Expect a good mix of authentic Emirati dishes, the traditional Egyptian and Moroccan bites, the local Syrian and Lebanese delicacies to the International savoury selections from various cuisines including Japanese, Chinese, Indian and Italian as well as European cuisines. To name few, it includes Emirati lamb foga, Egyptian mulukhya or Fatah Masreya, Morrocon lamb tajeen, Indian butter chicken, international dishes grilled lamb chops and grilled salmon and much more. The buffet includes many options for vegetarians across the cuisines such as Italian pasta, Egyptian Koshary, Indian Dal Makkhni’ or Syrian Veggie Mussakaa’ and Middle Eastern Lentil Soup. While you experience the Iftar buffet along with live music of oud player, the little ones can explore a number of kids’ activities in specially built supervised play zone.
Iftar: Dhs 175 per person for first 10 days; Dhs 199 per person for rest of the Holy Month. Dhs 99 for 5-12 years; special discounts for discount bookings.
Suhoor: Dhs 100.
The lavish Iftar buffet at Sikka Café, City Walk will feature a wide variety of appetising starters, cold and hot mezze, main courses including the restaurant’s signature lamb machbos and shrimp salona, as well as a selection of traditional desserts including the popular and delicious legemat as well as Ramadan themed beverages. At its convenient location in City Walk, the restaurant will host an Arabian-style tent in the outdoor seating area throughout the month, offering the ideal venue to experience the quintessential Ramadan ambience and enjoy a mouth-watering repast with friends and family. In addition, the newly launched Sikka Café at La Mer, will provide guests with an alternative way to break their fast, with its special à la carte Iftar menu that combines flavours and favourites from Emirati, Mediterranean and international cuisines. Sikka Café, City Walk, ongoing every day during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Iftar: Dhs 129 per person.
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa- 1001 Arabian Nights
Located in exclusive Golden Dessert, Al Hadheerah desert restaurant will be transformed into a luxurious fully air-conditioned tent to provide diners with the most authentic and lavish Iftar experience. The theme is ‘1001 Arabian Nights’ and promises to take diners on to a majestic Arabian journey. Besides lavish buffet which comprises of 9 live cooking stations, Middle Eastern and international cuisines, there is also an impressive line-up of entertainment activities marking the true hospitality of the traditional Arab culture. Following an Iftar feast at Al Hadheerah Ramadan tent, guests will enjoy perfect live tunes of the Oud player as well as the famous camel and horse heritage caravan live show. To capture the perfect heritage photograph this Ramadan, guests are invited to pose for the camera and take a picture, while holding a real falcon on their arms or while riding on a camel - both available for all guests of Al Hadheerah desert tent after enjoying their Iftar experience. Daily à la carte Suhour menu is available throughout the month of Ramadan.
Iftar: Weekdays is Dhs 265 per person and weekend (Thursday - Saturday) Dhs 295 per person. Children up to 4 years enjoy complimentary Iftar, 50% discount for children from 5 to 12 years old.
Common Grounds - Vegan Iftar
This healthy café gives you an option to opt for vegan Iftar experience to break your fast. The menu comprises of three course a la carte menu, with innovative dishes like hokkaido, pumpkin and peanut stew, the ultimate vegan umami mushroom and chia burger, and vegan bread and butter pudding with tonka ice cream. The menu also consists of specially crafted vegan Ramadan smoothies made of dates. The traditional Common Grounds menu will also be available through the Holy Month.
Iftar: Dhs 110 including smoothie.
Mercure Barsha Heights
Mecure Hotel offers a wallet-friendly Iftar to the diners but it comes without limiting down the food and entertainment options. The extensive Iftar buffet includes live cooking stations with arabic mixed grill, manakeesh, homemade falafel and tasty chicken shawarmas. The buffet also has traditional lamb ouzi with rice, a speciality dish of succulent lamb chops with vine leaves is also available, as well as oriental and international dishes for additional variety. There is an Oud player from 7pm - 10pm every evening, adding traditional sounds making for a charming element to the evening. Arabic coffee will be served at the entrance of the restaurant and throughout the evening.
Iftar: Dhs 120 per person and Dhs 60 for 6-12 years old.
Palazzo Versace Dubai
Palazzo Versace Dubai presents a culinary journey of Italian, Persian and international cuisines. The traditional specialties will be offered throughout the month of Ramadan at Enigma and Giardino. At Enigma, break your fast with welcome display Sabzi Khordan; which includes a mesmerizing variety of fresh herbs with walnuts and dates, delicious homemade Persian cheese, roasted Persian bread and more. Guests will then be able to choose from cold and warm starters followed by a soup, one main course and dessert. At the jungle themed international restaurant Giardino, families and friends will be able to feast on international cuisines.
Iftar Enigma: Dhs 230 per person.
Giardino: Dhs 230 per person.
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Suq restaurant and tent, which overlook the lush gardens at Jumeirah Beach, boast bright, joyful interiors and live cooking stations that awaken the senses and appetite as guests step in. Chef de Cuisine Yahya Osman has created an Iftar buffet that is soaked in traditional Arabic flavours alongside international favourites too. Chef Yahya’s innovative Arabic sushi is always a special surprise. The desserts section boasts different homemade ice creams to choose from, a live crepe station, a designated cake counter, and mountains of Turkish delight. Suq’s Suhoor serves a dedicated à la carte menu of Middle Eastern cuisine, with menu highlights including kishek manakish, served piping hot from the pizza oven.
Iftar: Dhs 265 per person.
Suhoor: Dhs 210 per person.
6-12 year olds receive 50 percent savings.
Guests can experience the Iftar buffet at the all-day dining restaurant Cascades, which is transformed into a traditional tent, offering seating for up to 115 diners. Guests will be treated to a taste of Ramadan with a daily rotating selection of 26 freshly prepared salads, hot and cold mezze, 17 different international and Middle Eastern main courses including the traditional lamb ouzi, shawarma, a selection of desserts including all-time favourite umm ali. An extravagant art exhibition, at the hotel lobby, surrounded by water, in collaboration with a contemporary crystal artist, Natalie Dagestani will be held throughout the Holy Month.
Iftar: Dhs 180 per person and Dhs 90 for children between 6-12 years
Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai- Ramadan Tent
This year, Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai offers a Ramadan tent located in the hotel garden area to add a touch of authentic charm to your Iftar experience. Enjoy the sumptuous Iftar buffet, Suhour packages, and Ramadan live entertainment.
Iftar: Dhs 135 per person
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road
Iftar buffet is being served at live-cooking restaurant- Feast, featuring Arabian and international dishes including fresh juice and soft drinks. It is available from sunset until 11pm daily during Ramadan. The deal offers traditional favourites such as shish kebab, lamb biryani plus so much more from the continental, Asian, Indian and cold station as well as some delectable desserts, including tiramisu, rose crème caramel and baklava.
Iftar: Dhs 210.
Call 04-503 4309.
BiCE Ristorante, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
For a fine Italian fare, tuck into a three-course sharing menu at the BiCE Ristorante located in the heart of JBR. A harmonious fusion of Italian delights and regional staples, the menu features beetroot hummus & Italian pita, penne arrabbiata, date semifreddo amongst other sumptuous dishes. Every week the skilful head chef, Chef Davide will be working his culinary magic and adding his unique flare to the menu, leaving guests with more delectable options to choose from.
Iftar: Dhs 195 per person
The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery
Much like the customised retreat packages, during the month of Ramadan guests can choose his or her own small wellness ritual to recover, revitalise, detox or more. Guests can savour a healthy buffet at Vibe restaurant inclusive of BBQ, traditional Arabic beverages and live cooking stations. This is followed by access to the property’s dedicated Wellness Lounge where guests can choose one service from deep sleep meditation to oxygen therapy to detox yoga. For those looking to complement their healthy Iftar with fitness related activities, the wellness resort also offers a selection of fitness activities with the on-site fitness coach from 9pm onwards. The little ones are entertained with a fully equipped Rayya kids club that includes a variety of children’s activities and dedicated play area.
Iftar: Dhs 215 per person for Iftar buffet, refreshing beverages, access to the Wellness Lounge and one activity or only Dhs 165 per person for Iftar buffet, refreshing beverages. 0-6 years free, 6-12 years: 50% discount. The group Iftar packages available at The Social Kitchen or Club Lounge for Dhs 130 covering set menu. Call 04-5247777.
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
The world’s tallest atrium may be one of the best ways to savour delectable Arabic cuisine for Iftar during the Holy Month. Guests can break their fast to live music and the tastiest traditional fare at Al Iwan. A delectable Arabic buffet rich in traditional flavour will make the occasion as fascinating as it should be.
Iftar: Dhs 295 per person.
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
Celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan with sumptuous buffet dining at Crescendo, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort. This Ramadan guests will discover a host of delicious feasting options to satisfy every appetite in a stylish setting with live kanoun entertainment. Savour a special Iftar buffet of mouth-watering Arabic and international cuisine and choose to sit in the luxurious, chic indoor dining area, or dine on the spacious outdoor terrace. Guests will adore the fabulous views across the cobalt waters of the infinity pool to the shoreline beyond.
Iftar: Dhs 199 per person, Dhs 100 per child (6 till 12 years old). For every party of 10 adults, 1 person dines with compliments
Communal Iftar at the Boulevard Ballroom, Address Boulevard
Ramadan is about community, and nothing can compare with sharing breaking the fast at the Address Boulevard’s unique long communal table. Bring along friends, loved ones and colleagues for a delicious and elegant Iftar. Unlike the typical buffets, the Address Boulevard provides a modern touch as the delectable traditional dishes are served to your table. You’ll find savoury and tender lamb shank, fresh hummus and fattoush salads, along with an array of desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth. Be sure to discover more and engage with #ADHboulevard.
Iftar: Dhs 195 per person.
Corporate Iftar at Sofitel Dubai Downtown
Book your corporate or group Iftar and Sohour experience at our Al Massa Ballroom this Ramadan. With contemporary Arabian vibes, the ballroom will be transformed to host a wide spread of traditional Arabic dishes to cater your exquisite tastes. Sample dishes from the far corners of the world with highlights including the live shawarma station and lamb ouzi live station, chicken curry and Arabic mixed grills. Those with room for dessert can sample treats such as seasonal fruits, pistachio mouhalabieh, dates, baklava and kunafa!
Private Group Iftar for groups of 80 guests and above: Dhs 140 per person
Private Group Sohour for groups of 80 guests and above: Dhs 130 per person
Les Cuisines Restaurant, Sofitel Dubai Downtown
Les Cuisines Restaurant offers an array of traditional Ramadan dishes, adorned with delicacies from around the world, to please every palate. Right across from the Burj Khalifa and connected to the Dubai Mall, Les Cuisines, located on the 2nd floor of the 5 star property, offers open kitchens where you can admire chefs carefully preparing each dish. Delight your tastebuds with traditional Arabic and international cuisine. Expect overwhelming appetisers, main course and deserts from the far corners of the world.
Iftar Buffet: Dhs 149 per person; 5 years old and below are free of charge; 6 to 12 years old get 50% discount.
Fairuz Tent, Fairmont The Palm
Meaning ‘precious stone’, the gem-like Fairuz tent is decorated in a modern Arabian style where guests can witness an Arabian theme with Moroccan touches, showcasing hues of white, blue, and purple with hints of turquois, perfect for that ‘twinkly’ evening feel. Providing the perfect opportunity for guests and residents to experience the warmth of the regions local culture and traditions, the extensive Iftar buffet will provide irresistible traditional delights, indulgent desserts, lavish date displays and Ramadan inspired beverages. The entertainment stage will have Oud player during the week and eccentric tannoura dancers every weekend.
Iftar: Dhs 195 (early bird before 10 May) or Dhs 215 (standard) per person inclusive of Ramadan juices. Children 0-5 years old are complimentary and 6-12 years old will have 50% discount.
Ballarò, Conrad Sheikh Zayed Road
This Ramadan, Conrad is offering warmth and hospitality of a traditional Iftar but with a Mediterranean flair. Enjoy a large array of sumptuous Arabic dishes and sweets all served with our market fresh flavour accompanied by traditional music.
Iftar Buffet: Dhs 175 per person.
Master Chef Mama in Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre
This Ramadan, Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre is offering an Iftar and Suhour buffet in Medley Restaurant hosted by the property’s Moroccan Chef Mama, who is known for her rich delicious dishes and amazing hospitality. The hotel is taking corporate booking as well in their ballroom area spread across 1,000 square metres. Expect an overwhelming spread of Arabic dishes and desserts accompanied by a live Oud player.
Iftar: Dhs 189 per person and Dhs 89 for children up to the age of 12 years old.
Corporate Iftar: Dhs 119 until 15 May
Iftar Feast at Yalumba, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
Looking for an intimate Iftar experience to bring the family closer? This Ramadan, Yalumba is offering a cozy set up for guests, inspired by the culinary culture of the Middle East. The Iftar buffet consists of a huge variety of traditional favourites including live cooking stations, mixed grills, manakish, ouzi, and also various breads, cheeses and fresh Indian cuisine to switch up your tastes. Not to mention the dessert table is the icing on the cake to make your Iftar even more memorable. Their fresh ice cream is made with camel’s milk and is perfect paired with any of the cakes.
Iftar buffet: Dhs 169 and Dhs 79 for kids.
Delightful Iftar Experience, Jood Palace Hotel
Indulge in an irresistible Iftar buffet with the most sumptuous selection of culinary delights across the Middle East. Including new Egyptian live stations like Fiteer and Koshari made in traditional clay pots and many more. The Jood Palace Iftar is a warm and welcoming experience with food made by award winning chefs.
Iftar: Priced at Dhs 149 inclusive of drinks
Asateer Tent, Atlantis The Palm
Experience a fusion of traditional Ramadan flavours and international favourites, shepherd’s pie & porcini mushroom risotto from celebrity chef restaurants, Bread Street Kitchen and Ronda Locatelli accompanied by picturesque views of the Arabian Gulf and Palm Island, with a backdrop of Dubai’s stunning skyline. Decorated with luxury furnishings such as ornate chandeliers, 85” plasma screens, games and PlayStations, the Asateer tent provides a welcoming and enjoyable Iftar experience for the whole family.
Iftar: Dhs 220 per person and Dhs 110 for kids aged between 3-12.
Suhoor: Dhs 160
Call 04-426 2626.
Iftar in the Constellation Ballroom at Address Dubai Marina
If you’re looking for an incredibly grand Iftar experience with a huge variety and great ambiance, the Address at Dubai Marina encompasses it all. With a huge range of dishes that span from sushi, Indian, Arab and more, Iftar at the Address Marina is a spectacular feast. The ballroom itself is transformed to give you an Arabian nights feel, with dimmed purple lighting and elegant white furniture.
Iftar: Dhs 220 per person.
Al Fanous Lounge, JW Marriot Marquis
Led by Arabic-specialty Chef Nicola, the Iftar buffet will feature a spread of more than 200 dishes, with international and traditional Arabic ?avours. Guests can enjoy the auspicious month amongst opulent surroundings, while experiencing specialty stations including a dessert buffet full of Arabian favourites and Turkish ice-cream.
Iftar: Dhs 215 per person.