Superb spots to break your fast across the emirate…

During Ramadan, iftar is the meal served at sunset to break the long day of fasting (the word literally means ‘break fast’). Even if you’re not fasting, anyone is welcome to come along and experience iftar and it’s a wonderful way to get into the spirit of the Holy Month.

Here’s where to enjoy iftar in Ras Al Khaimah during Ramadan 2023.

Hampton by Hilton Marjan Island

There are several ways to celebrate the Holy Month at Hampton by Hilton Marjan Island. You could enjoy iftar at Flavours restaurant, which hosts an international buffet featuring Arabic mezze, seafood, barbecue grills and more for just Dhs115 per person. If there’s a big group of you (50 people or more), you could iftar by the beach and enjoy a private buffet for Dhs115 per person. Or you can take advantage of the Ramadan staycation deal, where, starting from just Dhs550 per night for two adults (and two kids below six years old if applicable), guests can enjoy a standard room with complimentary breakfast for two people at Flavours, or an in-room suhoor for those who are fasting. In-house guests are also entitled to a 20 per cent discount at Claw BBQ and Karma Kafe by Buddha bar.

Hampton by Hilton Marjan Island. Tel: (0)7 209 0000.

Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort

Travel out of town for iftar at Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort and be rewarded with creative cuisine from traditional mezze platters and succulent grilled meats to seafood and an assortment of delicious desserts hosted within a Lebanese garden-inspired setting.

Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort, sunset to 9pm, Dhs115 per person. Tel: (056) 990 7526. @hiltonrasalkhaimahbeachresort 

InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa

Book the resort’s InterContinental Delights staycation package and celebrate iftar and suhoor at Saffar Kitchen Collective. The package includes an international buffet featuring ouzi, an outdoor barbecue station and carvery, as well as complimentary access to the health club, fitness centre, tennis courts, and the Planet Trekkers Kids Club and Teens Club.

InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa, Dhs185 (iftar only), from Dhs1,349 (staycation with iftar and suhoor). Tel: (0)7 202 6666.

Longbeach Campground

This multi-award-winning What’s On favourite hosts a magical iftar by the beach this Ramadan with its signature barbecue dinner, featuring live stations, unlimited selected drinks, and shisha every Thursday to Sunday. Expect gentle music complementing the crashing waves.

Longbeach Campground, Ras Al Khaimah, Dhs110 per person, Dhs165 (with shisha), Dhs55 for children under 12 years. Tel: 600 566600. @longbeachcampground

Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island

The Jais Ballroom of Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island will be transformed and ready to play host to Ramadan with a bountiful iftar buffet featuring soup, salads, hot and cold mezze, ouzi, tandoori delicacies and mixed grills. Shisha is available on the terrace for Dhs110. Group discounts are available.

Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island, sunset to 8.30pm, Dhs 150, Dhs75 for children six to 12 years. Under-sixes free. Tel: (07) 246 0131.

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

waldorf astoria RAK

The beautiful Camelia majlis is the setting for iftar and suhoor at the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah where guests can enjoy an a la carte menu, with shisha, teas and sweets. Alternatively, head to Qasr Al Bahr restaurant for a sophisticated Ramadan celebration with an exquisite iftar menu, inspired by the unique flavours of Middle Eastern and international cuisine.

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, 9am to 2am (majlis), sunset to 10pm (Qasr Al Bahr restaurant), Dhs160. Tel: (054) 9989514. @waldorfastoriarak