From lavish hotel spreads to authentic desert experiences, break your fast at one of these stunning Ramadan tents…
Here are seven of the most stunning Ramadan tents in Dubai.
1. Al Fanous Lounge, JW Marriott Marquis
One of the most elaborate venues for iftar is the Al Farous Ballroom at the JW Marriott Marquis. Led by Arabic-specialty Chef Nicola, the iftar buffet features a spread of more than 200 dishes, with international and traditional Arabic ﬂavours. Guests can enjoy the luxe iftar experience for Dhs215 per person.
Al Fanous Lounge, JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, daily sunset to 8.30pm, Dhs215. Tel: (04) 414 3000. jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com
2. Al Majlis, Madinat Jumierah
One of the most popular Ramadan tents in Dubai is Al Majlis at Madinat Jumeirah. It’s elegantly designed, and comes with plenty of lavish touches inside. Great for an iftar for two as well as larger groups, it’s an extensive spread of live cooking stations and Middle Eastern flavours.
Al Majlis, Madinat Jumeirah, daily from sunset to 8.45pm, Dhs220. Tel: (04) 432 3232. jumeirah.com
3. Al Hadheerah, Bab Al Shams
The Bab Al Shams outdoor restaurant Al Hadeerah gets a Ramadan makeover each year to offer one of the city’s most authentic iftar experiences. Set in the Dubai desert, the lavish spread has more than 350 dishes to choose from, nine live cooking stations and a specially curated entertainment programme.
Al Hadeerah, Bab Al Shams, Dubai desert, daily iftar sunset to 11.30pm, Dhs265 weekdays, Dhs295 weekends. Tel: (04) 809 6194. babalshams.com
4. Arabian Court, One&Only Royal Mirage
Arabian Court of One&Only Royal Mirage transforms into a dramatic, elegant Ramadan tent for the Holy Month. The temperature controlled space serves up a wide selection of hot and cold mezzes, shawarma and manakeesh and a wide selection of oriental sweets to the calming sounds of oud and tabla.
Arabian Court, One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh, daily 8pm to 2.30am, Dhs140. Tel: (04) 399 9999. oneandonlyresorts.com
5. Asateer, Atlantis The Palm
One of the largest Ramadan tents in the UAE, Asateer at Atlantis The Palm will serve Iftar and Suhoor to over 60,000 guests during the Holy Month of Ramadan. It’s an extensive buffet of traditional Middle Eastern delicacies, with some modern dishes thrown in this year with the addition of culinary contributions from celebrity chef restaurants, Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen and Giorgio Locatelli’s, Ronda Locatelli.
Asateer, Atlantis The Palm, daily from sunset, Dhs220 adults, Dhs110 children. Tel: (04) 426 2626. atlantisthepalm.com
6. Fairuz, Fairmont The Palm
Fairmont The Palm’s Fairuz Ramadan Tent is back providing a daily buffet and traditional entertainment throughout Ramadan. Meaning ‘precious stone’, the gem-like Fairuz tent is set within the 581-square-metre extravagant Palm Ballroom that seats over 350 guests and is decorated in a modern Arabian style. Expect traditional delights, lavish date displays and Ramadan inspired beverages alongside a dedicated oud player during the week and eccentric tannoura dancers every weekend.
Fairuz, Fairmont The Palm, daily sunset to 9pm, Dhs215. Tel: (04) 457 3457. fairmont.com
7. Habtoor Grand Ramadan Tent
With space for almost 700 diners, the Habtoor Grand Ramadan Tent is one of the city’s most impressive. Expect a red carpet entrance, a white satin interior and Middle Eastern decorative elements while breaking fast on an authentic culinary experience. It’s delivered alongside live oud music in the background.
Habtoor Grand Resort, Dubai Marina, daily sunset to 9pm, Dhs149. Tel: (04) 408 4257. habtoorhotels.com