Do something different and try a 'suhoor' during Ramadan
What’s On brings you a list of leading suhoors in Dubai during Ramadan. What is a suhoor? We answer and tell you difference between an iftar and suhoor.
The Holy Month of Ramadan is the most important period of the year for Muslims the world over. A sharp focus is put on the betterment of oneself, be that in the form of behavioural change, personal reflection or fasting. The latter, which occurs in the daylight hours, is broken with an iftar and started with a suhoor before dawn.
The term ‘suhoor’ actually refers to the last meal before the start of a fast, and as such can take place in the very small hours of the morning. Below, we’ve listed some of those taking place across Dubai during Ramadan.
FAIRMONT THE PALM
The Fairmont’s Flow Kitchen is offering an a la carte suhoor menu, including a wide range of shisha flavours, to enjoy in a spacious outdoor air-conditioned tent.
Fairmont The Palm, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 9pm to 3am, Dhs150. Tel: (04) 4573457. Taxi: Fairmont The Palm. fairmont.com/palm-dubai/
RITZ CARLTON DIFC
Enjoy suhoor in the Ritz-Carlton’s sunken gardens. An a la carte menu will be served daily, including a range of Middle Eastern cuisine, along with over 30 flavours of shisha. Surrounded by a serene landscape of palm trees and water features, the garden remains a unique alfresco setting.
Ritz-Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre, off Sheikh Zayed Road, 9pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 3722323. Taxi: Ritz Carlton, Sheikh Zayed Road. ritzcarlton.com
CROWNE PLAZA DUBAI FESTIVAL CITY
Enjoy suhoor in the relaxing Skyline Tent with impressive views of Dubai Creek. An array of a la carte Arabian dishes is served, prepared by guest Arabic master chef from the Phoenicia Intercontinental Beirut. Shisha and tea are available at the Tchaba tea station.
Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City, Festival City, Dubai, 9pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 7011127. Taxi: Festival City. crowneplaza.com
PALACE DOWNTOWN DUBAI
Suhoor gets a whole new look and feel at Ewaan’s Lounge Cabanas, where groups of up to eight can enjoy traditional favourites in the air-conditioned cabanas near the poolside.
Palace Downtown Dubai, Downtown, 9pm to 2am, Dhs1,600 minimum spend. Tel: (04) 4287806. Taxi: Souk Al Bahar. theaddress.com
Make your way to the Creek Golf Club to enjoy a relaxing a la carte suhoor in an air-conditioned tent. The venue comes with superb views of the creek and the city skyline behind.
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Sheikh Rashid Road, Dubai Creek, sunset to 2am, Dhs145. Tel: (04) 2956000. Taxi: Dubai Creek Gold & Yacht Club. dubaigolf.com
AL BADIA GOLF CLUB
Sit in an exclusive Ramadan tent on the Blades terrace and enjoy an a la carte suhoor and shisha with nice views of the lush greens.
Al Badia Golf Club, Dubai Festival City, Dubai, 8.30pm to 1am, Dhs175. Tel: (04) 6010101. Taxi: Festival City. albadiagolfclub.ae
JW MARRIOTT MARQUIS
A suhoor menu is served in the huge Dubai Ballroom where there’s variety of shisha available in a fully air-conditioned space.
JW Marriott Marquis, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, from 8.30pm. Tel: (04) 1413000. Taxi: JW Marriott Marquis. marriott.com
SOFITEL THE PALM
This casual suhoor in the Lobby Lounge features an a la carte menu of traditional Arabic breakfast items, from foul madams and hot and cold mezze, to dried fruits, dates and jallab juice with pine seeds and raisins.
Sofitel The Palm Dubai, the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 10pm to 2am, Dhs80. Tel: (04) 4556677. Taxi: Sofitel The Palm Dubai. sofitel.com
ATLANTIS THE PALM
The beachfront Asateer Ramadan tent is back again with a plethora of Arabic a la carte dishes and a variety of shisha. This huge venue for over 21s also offers board games and cards, private areas, prayer rooms and valet parking.
Atlantis The Palm, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 9.30pm to 2.30pm, minimum spend Dhs150 per person. Tel: (04) 4262626. Taxi: Atlantis The Palm. atlantisthepalm.com
With views of the Burj Al Arab and Madinat waterways, this warm and welcoming suhoor offers a Middle East-inspired a la carte menu, and dozens of shisha flavours to choose from.
Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim, Dubai, 9.30pm to 3am, from Dhs190. Tel: (04) 3665328. Taxi: Madinat Jumeirah. jumeirah.com
THE ADDRESS DUBAI MARINA
Sit in the cool Terrace Tent next to the iftar ballroom and enjoy an a la carte suhoor menu and a wide range of shisha flavours.
The Address Dubai Marina, Dubai, 9pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 4367777. Taxi: Dubai Marina Mall. theaddress.com