Ramadan 2020: The best iftar delivery options in Dubai
From traditional Arabic set menus to more unique international spreads, here’s how to Iftar at home this year…
Whilst the central elements of what Ramadan is stay the same — there’s no doubt that for many, the experience of the Holy Month will feel a little different this year.
Thankfully restaurants, cafes and hotels in Dubai are embracing the new normal and offering a range of their specialities to enjoy at home.
Here are the best Iftar delivery options in Dubai to try this Ramadan…
Vietnamese Foodies launches PHOnomenal – a four-course meal for just Dhs99 per person. The menu includes a starter, soup, salad and a main with each course. Try tom chiendua (crispy coconut prawns with sweet chilli sauce), pho bochin (beef brisket) bo xao hung que (beef stir fry with capsicum and basil) and more.
Available until May 23, 5pm to 10pm. Tel: (04) 5656088, via Deliveroo, Zomato, or Uber Eats. vietnamesefoodies.com
This French bistro is offering a two-course Iftar meal available for Dh139. Choose between starters such as lentil soup and goat cheese salad and main courses including steak frites, free-range chicken and lamb shank.
Available on Deliveroo. couqley.ae
Peruvian restaurant, COYA is serving up a special Iftar menu for Dhs230 with shared signature dishes including soup, salads and grilled meats. Choose from options such as wild mushroom ceviche, stir-fried quinoa and kale and cucumber salad. For mains, you can pick corn-fed chicken, beef ribs and more. End your meal with sukkari dates, edamame or pistachio puff pastry. Order at least two hours in advance.
Available until May 23, 7.30pm to 10.30pm. Tel: (04) 3169600, via Deliveroo. coyarestaurant.com
London Dairy Cafe
Order a regular set menu for Dhs69 from London Dairy Cafe, which includes a soup of the day and main course. Alternatively, for Dhs89, you can select from the royal menu, which includes a starter including fried calamari or chicken tenders and for mains, there’s pizzas, pastas and burgers to choose from. Both menus include a brownie or tiramisu plus dates. You’ll also get a freshly squeezed orange juice, Americano or tea.
Available until May 23, 4pm to 10pm via available on Deliveroo and Chatfood. londondairycafe.com
Taj Dubai is offering two special set menus this Ramadan, each with unique cuisine. The Indo-Emirati menu features dishes such as koftak samak (fish cake with Indian spices) and thareed dyay, (Emirati home style chicken curry). For dessert, there’s luqaimat served with date syrup and a rice ice cream. An alternative menu features dishes from the Far East, including Thai red curry and chicken manchurian, with chocolate cake or mango and sago panna cotta to end your meal. Both menus come with a selection of dates, cut fruits and laban.
Available from noon onwards via on Zomato, Talabat, Deliveroo. tajhotels.com
The catering and events company is offering a unique fusion menu with a wide selection of starters, main courses and desserts. Enjoy a slow braised spiced lamb shoulder, marinated chicken wrapped in knafeh and a mango chili relish or a cardamom and vanilla poached salmon. Vegan options include roast baby zucchini, roast beetroot hummus and more. A special kid’s meal is available featuring chicken kofta with yellow rice, while dessert is vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream with sprinkles. The delivery costs Dhs200 per person for a minimum of four guests.
Available until May 23. Orders must be made 24 hours in advance. Tel: (04) 056128 3247, dish.ae/Ramadan-nights
Iftar with an Asian twist courtesy of Reif Othman includes lentils with miso, kibbeh nayyeh and pesto, chili barley miso chicken with rice, sea bream and crispy potato with tomato relish and milk date shuffle. The set menu costs Dhs90 per person with a minimum of two people per order.
Available until May 23 via Chatfood. Tel: (050) 2357071. reifkushiyaki.com
Bulgari Resort Dubai
Luxe resort Bulgari is offering a premium Iftar delivery service to bring the Ramadan experience to your door. Priced at Dhs275 per person, including delivery, two or more people can enjoy an Iftar hamper. The box includes traditional dishes such as slow cooked lamb shoulder and Umm Ali, as well as Italian classics including eggplant parmigiana and tiramisu.
Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates
Kempinski’s Olea’s Kitchen is offering a traditional Levantine Iftar this Ramadan. With two exclusive packages available, diners can order a delivery for two, priced at Dhs400. Or for big families the second package feeds between seven and nine diners, priced at Dhs2,900. The packages include a date selection, cold and hot mezze, Ramadan juices, a main course dish and a variety of desserts.
Order 24 hours in advance on weekdays and 72 hours before for Fridays. Tel: (055) 952 9870 or via Deliveroo. kempinski.com
Marks & Spencer
Marks & Spencer is bringing Ramadan to you with home delivery. With a wide selection of appetizers and mezze to choose from, you can order on the M&S app and make your own iftar at home. There’s 10 varieties of hummus to choose from, as well as healthy pita breads and fresh olives.
Download the Marks & Spencer Food app, next-day delivery on orders placed before 12am, home delivery service is free with a Dhs150 minimum spend.
Al Nafoorah delivers a traditional meal that can be shared with your loved ones this Ramadan. Prices range from Dhs265 for two people, Dhs495 for four people, and Dhs665 for six people. You will get dates, Ramadan drinks, soup, mezzeh options, a main course with options ranging from lamb ouzi, maghmour, or a mixed grill plus a dessert.
Award-winning Pai Thai have a three-course sharing iftar menu priced at Dhs265 which is good for two people during the Holy Month. The menu features Thai classics such as Geang Panang Gai (a creamy red curry chicken) and popular Mango Pannacotta (served with sweet sticky rice and coconut cream.
The Duck Hook
The Duck Hook is serving up a roast feast this Ramadan perfect for the whole family. It comes in portions of two for Dhs265 (Dhs325 with dessert), or for four people for Dhs495 (Dhs595 with dessert) or for six people for Dhs665 (Dhs795 with dessert). Options include roast beef, roast chicken and roast lamb. For vegans, there’s a colourful 300g vegetarian patty. There’s also an option to add in extras.
Popular Indian-street food restaurant, O’Pao has a special menu this Ramadan offering its bestselling Indian sliders and scrumptious desi-inspired snacks. A meal for one will cost you just Dhs29 where you will get two pao items, a side, a dessert plus dates and rose milk. Order for the family for Dhs89 and you will get six pao dishes, four sides, two desserts plus dates and rose milk. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available.
O’Pao, place orders on @opaodxb Tel: (04) 349 6726
LPM Restaurant & Bar Dubai
LPM Restaurant & Bar set iftar menu features a choice of mocktails, soup, two starters, a main course and a dessert. Signature dishes on the menu include warm prawns, roast baby chicken and coffee chocolate bar. To help break your fast, LPM will send over an assortment of dates along with your meal in a canvas tote bag which has been lovingly hand painted by the LPM team.
Dhs245 (minimum order of two people), available from 5pm to 7.30pm on Deliveroo to Downtown, Marina and surrounding areas, lpmrestaurants.com/dubai/
Address Downtown is delivering iftar meals right to your homes this year. There are four options you can pick from depending on the size of your family with prices starting from Dhs295 for two people. You will get a selection of Ramadan juices, dates, dried fruits and nuts, Arabic bread and rolls, starter items, hot mezzah, soup, a main course and desserts. The hotel has partnered with various institutions in its ‘Thank You UAE’ campaign, so every time you order an iftar meal, one meal will be delivered right to the workplace of a UAE hero.
Address Downtown, orders to be made on the Dubai Mall app – click on Dine and search for Address Downtown, prices start from Dhs295
Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Jumeirah Emirates Towers is offering up iftar menus this year featuring a range of hotel favourites such as lamb ouzi, biryani, pan seared salmon and more. There are four different unique menus and each of them cater to different family sizes. Takeaway and delivery options are available.
Jumeirah Emirates Towers, jumeirah.com/dubairamadan Tel: (055) 2244634
Jumeirah Creekside Hotel
Jumeirah Creekside Hotel iftar menu caters for one person up to a family of four. It features dishes like arayes, healthy wraps, and Arabic mixed grills. The hotel is also offering up an a la carte menu with Indian favourites like biryani, raita and more. Takeaway and delivery options are available.
Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, jumeirah.com/dubairamadan Tel: (055) 1000748
Fuchsia Urban Thai
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Fuchsia Urban Thai has created two limited-edition iftar bundles for only Dhs75 for Ramadan this year – one for the vegans and the other for non-vegetarians. You will get an appetiser platter, a choice between a soup or a salad, a main dish, and a drink. It comes with complimentary and limited-edition Thai inspired profiteroles to end your meal on a sweet note.
Fuchsia Urban Thai, via Deliveroo or via the restaurant on Tel: (04) 425 3080. fuchsiame.com
Ninive is offering up an iftar for just Dhs250 for two people, where you will receive three starters, two main dishes and two desserts. Take your pick from a list of starter items on the menu with items such as spicy avocado, lentil salads, fattoush salad etc For mains, you can pick from a choice of three which is chicken kabsa, braised lamb and vegetable tagine and for dessert, there’s fresh watermelon, umm ali, and orange blossom panna cotta.
Ninive, via Deliveroo, Tel: (04) 326 6105, ninive.ae