Top picks: Ten of Dubai's most stunning Ramadan tents
Break your fast at one of these stunning tents this Ramadan…
Ramadan in Dubai is definitely not taken lightly and with so many restaurants and hotels hosting iftars and suhoors it can be quite a difficult choice to choose where to dine, whether you’re fasting or not.
However, if you’re looking to experience one of Dubai’s top iftar spreads this season, we’ve got you covered!
Here are ten beautiful Ramadan tents for you to try in Dubai.
1. Al Fanous Lounge, JW Marriott Marquis
One of the most popular iftars in town, Al Fanous Lounge at Dubai Ballroom serves up an opulent iftar buffet featuring International, Arabic and Indian cuisine.
Al Fanous Lounge, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, sunset to 8.30pm, Dhs199. Tel: (04) 4143000. jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com
2. Al Majlis, Madinat Jumierah
Elegantly designed with arabesque accents, Al Majlis at Madinat Jumeirah is one of the more luxurious venues to celebrate iftar or suhoor. Expect true Arabian hospitality and an impressive buffet selection. You can head here if you’re a party of two or even a large gathering of family and friends.
Al Majlis, Madinat Jumeirah, iftar from sunset, suhoor 9.30 to 3am the following day, Dhs220 per person. Tel: (04) 432 3232. jumeirah.com
3. Al Hadheerah, Bab Al Shams
Set among sand dunes and surrounded by natural desert landscape, Al Hadheerah restaurant gives guests a unique opportunity to feast in an Arabian setting. The evening will be brought to life with tunes of traditional oud and kanun musicians. After the iftar buffet, the live cultural entertainment will commence, such as Tanoura dancing, as well as stunning horse and camel shows.
Al Hadeerah, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, sunset to 11pm, Sun to Wed Dhs265, Thur to Sat Dhs295. Tel: (04) 809 6194. babalshams.com
4. The Palace Ramadan Majlis Tent
Break your fast in a beautiful traditional Ramadan Majlis at the Palace Courtyard in the One&Only Royal Mirage. Take in the beautiful grand arches and meandering water fountains while you tuck into Middle Eastern specialities and spend time with family and friends. The tent is temperature-controlled and there’s shisha available from 8pm onwards too.
The Palace Courtyard, One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh, daily 7pm to 2am, Dhs250. Tel: (04) 399 9999. oneandonlyresorts.com
5. Asateer, Atlantis The Palm
The Palm resort goes all out for Ramadan with its hugely popular Asateer tent serving iftar and suhoor. Inside you’ll find an enormous buffet offering lamb kibbeh, a shawarma station and an Arabic mixed grill. Plus, ten decadent dessert stations and more.
Atlantis, The Palm, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, until June 12, discounts for children. Tel: (04) 426 2626. atlantisthepalm.com
6. Fairuz, Fairmont The Palm
The ballroom at Fairmont The Palm transforms into the Fairuz Ramadan tent, fit for up to 350 guests, where you’ll find a special buffet and traditional entertainment. A new addition this year is a fully air-conditioned suhoor tent, offering shisha and Middle Eastern mezze until the early hours.
Fairuz, Fairmont The Palm, sunset to 9pm, Dhs215. Discounts for children. Tel: (04) 457 3457. fairmont.com
7. Habtoor Grand Garden Tent
Embrace the spirit of Ramadan and break your fast at the Garden Tent with a lavish iftar buffet. The iftar here features Middle Eastern cuisine and will cost you Dhs159 per person. You’ll also get live oud playing for your entertainment as well. A delicious a la carte suhoor is served here as well from 8.30pm to 3am.
Habtoor Grand Resort, Al Falea Street, Dubai Marina, daily sunset to 8.30pm, Dhs159 per person, Dhs80 for children age seven to 12. Tel: (04) 408 4257. habtoorgranddining.com
8. Four Seasons Resort Dubai
There are two places where you can break your fast at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai. There’s SUQ restaurant, or a tented lounge where you can celebrate iftar or suhoor. The team at the hotel has created an iftar buffet for the Ramadan tent that is both steeped in Arabic favours as well as international favourites served from a variety of live cooking stations.
Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, daily sunset to 9pm iftar, 10pm to 2am for suhoor, Dhs265 for Iftar and Dhs180 for Suhoor. Discounts for children. Tel: (04) 270 7777. fourseasons.com
9. Meydan Hotel
A lavish buffet featuring a selection of dishes from international cuisines alongside traditional Arabic favourites, you can expect a lavish spread at iftar at The Meydan tent. Those looking for international flavours can head to the wok and pasta station, stopping by the sushi and sashimi station en route. There’s a menu option here for suhoor too.
Meydan Hotel, sunset to 8pm for iftar, 9pm until 2am weekdays and until 3am weekends, Dhs199 for iftar. Tel: (04) 381 3111. themeydanhotel.com
Located at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, the QD’s Ramadan Tent offers beautiful panoramic views of the Creek and the Dubai skyline while you dine and share your evening with family and friends. There’s a sumptuous iftar buffet for just Dhs170 per person and suhoor is also celebrated here, where you can enjoy an a la carte feast. You can find Arabian house favourites such as fresh salmon dukkah and lamb shakshuka on the menu. Shisha is also available from 9pm.
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, sunset to 9pm, Dhs170. Tel: (04) 295 6000. dubaigolf.com