The ultimate guide to iftars in Dubai during Ramadan 2023
From traditional buffet spreads to special set menus, here’s where you can get a taste of this unique Ramadan experience in Dubai…
During Ramadan, iftar is the meal served at sunset to break the long day of fasting (the word literally means “break fast”). Friends and families often gather together for this meal, and many hotels and restaurants across Dubai put on a special feast for the occasion.
Even if you’re not fasting, anyone is welcome to come along and experience iftar. In fact, it’s a wonderful way to get into the spirit of the holy month. As for the food? Well, this is Dubai, so expect heaving tables, lavish decorations, and dishes from every corner of the globe.
Here’s the ultimate guide to iftars in Dubai 2023.
Celebrated chef Akmal Anuar has prepared a wonderful iftar menu at his charming villa restaurant that honours the traditional flavours of the Holy Month. Dishes include beef cheek sambousek and slow cooked short ribs. For dessert, a layered date cake.
Villa 11,75b Street, Jumeirah 1, from sunset, Dhs300 for two people. Tel: (0)4 491 9000. @11woodfire
99 Sushi Restaurant & Bar
True to its authentic Japanese haute cuisine, the iftar menu features 12 glorious courses, a suite of the award-winning concept’s much-loved signatures. Highlights include wagyu gyozas, tiger prawn tempura and 99 foie and truffle nigiri.
The Address Downtown, Downtown Dubai, sunset to 9pm, Dhs235 per person. Tel: (0)4 5472241. @99sushibaruae
At this new restaurant from the Tresind family, Aamara is celebrating the Old Silk Route with a special menu celebrating the Middle East to the Med.
Voco Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, from sunset, Dhs200 per person. Tel: (052) 573 5723. @aamara.ae
Address Beach Resort
The Restaurant at Address Beach Resort is a top choice for iftar with magnificent views towards Ain Dubai. Dishes include shish tawook, beef stroganoff, lamb kofta, and beef short rib stew with plenty of dates, apricots, figs, and Ramadan juices on each table.
Address Beach Resort, from sunset to 11.30pm, Dhs228 per person, half price for children aged six to 12. Under-fives free. Tel: (0)4 879 8866. @addressbeachresort
Address Fountain Views
Expect an elaborate spread featuring live stations brimming with mezze, sushi, salads, mains, desserts, and Ramadan juices at The Restaurant.
Address Fountain Views, sunset to 9pm, Dhs265, half price for children aged six to 12. Under-fives free. Tel: (0)4 245 8888. @addressfountainviews
Address Grand Creek Harbour
Stellar views of Dubai’s skyline, live oud music and a tranquil ambiance combine to create a calming atmosphere for this iftar buffet. Top up your experience with shisha available upon request.
Address Grand Creek Harbour, sunset to 10.30pm, Dhs270, half price for children six to 12. Under-sixes free. Tel: (0)4 275 8833. addresshotels.com
Address Sky View
Take your pick from an elaborate array of delicacies, global delights, and signature dishes, including mezze, sushi, salads, mains, desserts, and Ramadan juices. Traditional Arabic-style background music will set the scene for an evening of fun and feasting.
Address Sky View, Downtown Dubai, sunset to 9pm, Dhs260 per person, half price for children six to 12. Under-fives free. Tel: (0)4 245 8888. addresshotels.com
Al Jaddaf Rotana Suite Hotel
Timo restaurant serves its iftar buffet featuring traditional dishes from vine leaves and dolma, to cheese kunafa. Group packages are also available.
Al Jaddaf Rotana Suite Hotel, from sunset, Dhs190 per person. Tel: (0)4 596 2222. rotana.com
Al Nafoorah transports guests to the culturally rich Lebanon with an exquisite iftar set menu. Set within picture perfect interiors, guests can enjoy classic tunes from the live oud player paired with panoramic views and shisha on the wraparound terrace.
Jumeirah Al Qasr, sunset to 8pm, Dhs285, Dhs150 for children 12 years and under. Group packages available. Tel: (800) 323 232. jumeirah.com
Bedouin-inspired tents and the sounds of Arabic music create an authentic desert dining experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai’s Amaseena. From mandi-cooked lamb, traditional favourites and delicacies flavoured with hand-roasted spices, to tagine cooked in authentic clay cookware guests will be spoilt for choice. Shisha is available for suhoor.
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, sunset to 9pm, Dhs265, half price for children aged five to 12. Under-fives free. Tel: (0)4 318 6150. @amaseenadubai
Anise at InterContinental Dubai Festival City hosts eight interactive live cooking stations offering Thai, Indian, Japanese, Levantine, and Arabic cuisine cooked à la minute with locally sourced ingredients. Choose to sit out on the outdoor terrace with views across the Dubai Creek, as well as entertainment by the iconic Imagine show, an ever-changing immersive laser, light and water multi-sensory extravaganza.
InterContinental Dubai Festival City, from sunset, Dhs289 per person, Dhs125 children six to 12. Tel: (0)4 701 1127. dubaifestivalcityhotels.com/ramadan
Armani/Pavilion is once again the setting for a contemporary Ramadan experience under the stars. Break fast alfresco with a cross-cultural culinary celebration – an iftar buffet as well as signature flavours from several award-winning restaurants within Armani Hotel Dubai, all set to the gentle sounds of the resident oud and tabla musicians.
Armani Hotel Dubai, Downtown Dubai, Dhs365 per person, Dhs185 for children aged six to 11. Tel: (0)4 888 3601. @armanihoteldxb
The Artisan offers a delightful platter of datteri, tarallli, Parmigiano reggiano, which is a combination of dates with Apulian Taralli and Parmigiano Reggiano chunks.
Waldorf Astoria DIFC, sunset to 8pm, Dhs165. Tel: (0)4 338 8133. @theartisandubai
Atlantis, The Palm
The quintessential iftar event returns to Atlantis, The Palm’s renowned Asateer Tent, this year offering beautiful terrace seating options. In addition to the elegant yet modern look and feel of the ambience and décor, diners can enjoy a fusion buffet featuring various theme nights, including international, Arabesque, Khaleeji, Persian, and Turkish cuisine. There is a variety of seating arrangements, including a Royal Majlis, six VIP Majlis areas, as well as booth seating and 110 dining tables.
Atlantis, The Palm, from sunset, Dhs260 per person (Mon to Thur), Dhs280 per person (Fri to Sun). Tel: (0)4 426 2626. @atlantisthepalm
A five-course feast carefully crafted by talented executive-sous chef Moustapha that’s perfect for those who want to experience a unique blend of traditional local and Mediterranean flavours.
The Opus, Business Bay, sunset to 9pm, Dhs290 per person. Tel: (0)4 582 4242. @baskodubai
Black Tap’s latest creations that celebrate the spirit of Ramadan include the iconic Chips Oman chicken burger (Dhs68) paired with a Vimto CrazyShake (Dhs69), karak shake (Dhs37), aor date jallab shake (Dhs37).
Rixos Premium Dubai JBR, daily all day, various prices. @blacktapdubai. ALSO: Mall of the Emirates and Dubai Mall
Inspired by Middle Eastern flavours, Chef Nicolas Lemoyne curates three rotating menus. Guests can look forward to buratta and zaatar, butternut hummus, and freekah salad, along with main courses such as grilled sea bass with pesto, grilled Oman shrimps, and the most celebrated dish of the season, slow-cooked lamb shank ouzi.
Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk, sunset to 8.30pm, Dhs225, Dhs95 for children. 04 281 4020. @BrasserieBouludDubai
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
Experience a traditional iftar at Al Awan for a slice of Arabesque dining at its best.
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, sunset to 10.30pm, Dhs450 per person, Dhs250 for children from three to 11. Tel: (800) 323 232. jumeirah.com
As the sun sets, bring family and friends to Bushra for a specially curated iftar sharing set menu with fattoush, silky hummus, Turkish pide, and delicious mains such as mixed grills and ouzi.
Grosvenor House Dubai, sunset to 8.30pm, Dhs275 per person. Tel: (0)4 317 6000. @bushra_dubai
Butcha Turkish Steakhouse
The popular Turkish steakhouse and grill in City Walk offers a Turkish-inspired six-course sharing- style set menu.
City Walk, sunset to 8.30pm, Dhs225 per person, Dhs115 for children under 12. Under-sixes free. Tel: (800) 323 232. jumeirah.com
Caesars Palace Dubai
Caesars Palace Dubai is known for its incredible list of food and beverage outlets and this Ramadan there are some unforgettable experiences to try. At Bacchanal, enjoy Middle Eastern, Indian and international cuisines for Dhs250 per person. For a modern twist on Moroccan and Lebanese cuisine that is perfect for sharing with family and friends, head to The Lounge. The iftar set menu will cost Dhs200 per person, while the suhoor set menu will cost Dhs165 per person. Read more here.
Caesars Palace Dubbai, Bluewaters Island, caesars.com
Arabic dishes and international cuisine feature at Café Society’s iftar buffet in Dubai Marina.
Dubai Marina, 7pm to 9pm, Dhs185 per person. Tel: (0)4 318 3755. @cafesocietydxb
Carna by Dario Cecchini offers iftar made from locally sourced ingredients. The menu includes Italian and Middle Eastern-inspired starters featuring minestrone soup, red pepper hummus, and Italian spicy shakshuka. Guests can then choose a main: lamb ragu risotto, succulent roasted lamb, or the local sea bass paccheri.
SLS Dubai Hotel and Residences, sunset to 8pm, Dhs225. Tel: (0)4 607 0737. @carnadubai
Voco Bonnington is offering a bargain Ramadan deal of Dhs199 for two, with a selection of traditional and international dishes complemented with soft drinks and juices.
Voco Bonnington, JLT, from sunset, Dhs199 for two. Tel: (0)4 356 0536. vocobonnington.com
Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai
A top option for large iftar gatherings, Centara Mirage host group dining options at the Jasmine Meeting Rooms and Terrace with a set buffet menu filled with oriental, Arabic, and Indian cuisine. Minimum of 30 people per booking.
Chanca by Coya
New luxury lounge Chanca by Coya, at popular Peruvian restaurant Coya Dubai, invites diners to break fast with dates and guacamole, and a choice of one soup. Shared appetisers include artichoke ceviche, corn salad and wagyu short rib bao buns, while mains feature a choice of baby chicken, Chilean sea bass or beef ribs with miso.
Four Seasons Resort Dubai, Jumeirah 2, sunset to 7.30pm, Dhs285 per person. Tel: (058) 194 5873. @chancabycoya
Chival Global Social
At this City Walk gem, enjoy an intimate family-style dining experience with Middle Eastern salads and cold mezze, followed by soup, Arabic mixed grill, stewed lamb with vermicelli rice, baked seabream with tahini, chicken machbous and more. Shisha is extra and served in the courtyard.
La Ville Hotel & Suites City Walk, from sunset. Dhs275 per person. Tel: (0)4 403 3111. @lavilledubai
Celebrate Ramadan at the largest terrace in DIFC at Clap Dubai, where iftar begins with dates and miso soup followed by sushi, salads and shrimp tempura. Mains feature sea bass panko with creamy tonkatsu mayo, black cod miso with hajikame and kadaifi, or marinated lamb rack.
DIFC, from sunset, Dhs275 per person. Tel: (0)4 351 5210. @clapdxb
Counter Culture Café
This Ramadan, the popular neighborhood locale at Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites
Is serving an array of traditional Middle Eastern delicacies and an assortment of desserts like Umm Ali together with refreshing Arabic juices.
Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, sunset to 9pm, Dhs195 per person. Tel: (0)4 319 4000. marriottharbourdubaidining.com
Fabulous all-day dining spot Crescendo is whipping up its enormous iftar feast featuring mezze platters, traditional lamb ouzi, seafood and more. Dine under the stars on the poolside outdoor terrace or step inside for a lavish indoor banquet.
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, from sunset, Dhs215, Dhs108 for children six to 11 years with a special kid’s corner menu. Tel: (0)4 567 8304. @anantaradubai
Delightful modern Indian restaurant The Crossing has two exquisite five-course iftar menus – one vegetarian and one non-vegetarian. Highlight dishes include pan fried sea bass with a bottle masala glaze, mutton pulav and kofta with yoghurt and prune croquette.
The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, from 6pm to 9pm, Dhs175 per person. Tel: (0)4 491 9695. @thecrossingdubai
Beautiful Arabic music plays at the enchanting Dubai Opera during iftar where guests will enjoy a huge buffet with carving stations, a selection of sweets and desserts, and traditional Ramadan juices. Guests are required to dress modestly.
Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, sunset to 9.30pm, Dhs290 per person, Dhs145 for children five to 12. Tel: (0)4 440 8888. @dubaiopera
Dukes The Palm
The Great British Restaurant plays host to iftar this year at Dukes where guests can enjoy a selection of traditional Middle Eastern cuisine accompanied by international favourites.
Dukes The Palm, sunset to 11pm, Dhs179 per person, Dhs89 for children aged six to 11. Under-fives free. Tel: (0)4 455 1101. @dukesthepalm
Ekai Restaurant and Lounge
This Burj Daman venue is known for its fusion cuisine that blends Japanese-Mediterranean flavours with global influences, but during Ramadan, it brings a touch of Arabic flavour to its signature style.
Burj Daman, DIFC, sunset to 9pm, Dhs139. Tel: (0)4 554 3392. @ekaidubai
Palm favourite Ella’s Eatery offers a set menu of two starters, a main course, dessert and all the Vimto you can drink for only Dhs115, with highlights including slow roasted lamb tacos, harissa salmon, half boneless zaatar chicken, and Impossible daoud basha.
Palm East View, Palm Jumeirah, from sunset, Dhs115. Tel: (0)4 5570984. @ellaseatery
Emirates Bio Farm
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For an authentic farm-to-table iftar experience, the UAE’s largest organic farm welcomes visitors to a sunset tractor tour of the farm followed by wholesome locally-grown vegetarian feast and Bedouin style lamb. Explore the greenhouses, farms, learn all about organic farming, pick your own veggies, and more.
Emirates Bio Farm, Al Ain. Ramadan, Fri, Sat, and Sun 5.30pm. Dhs180. emiratesbiofarm.com
Emirates Golf Club
An excellent iftar option, step into the opulent surroundings of the Royal Majlis at Emirates Golf Club and enjoy an array of international dishes and shisha with fab views of the Dubai skyline and lush golf course. Purchase a table of 10 and two dine for free.
Emirates Golf Club, sunset to 11pm, Dhs260, Dhs85 for children five to 11. Under-fours free. Tel: (0)4 417 9999. @emiratesgc
Cool new bar Ergo is serving coffee and dates, two soulful plates, such as the mushrooms and Parmesan tart and the beef tartare on petits toasts along with one mocktail.
The Dubai Edition, Downtown Dubai, sunset to 9pm, Dhs145 per person. Tel: (0)4 554 2456. @ergo.dubai
Eunoia By Carine
Located on the ground floor of Hyatt Centric Jumeirah in La Mer, Eunoia by Carine serves an iftar menu specially curated by Chef Izu. It includes harissa prawns, za’atar flatbread topped with akawi cheese, labneh and pomegranate salad and baked filo with cheese and sesame. Plus, braised lamb shank with roasted eggplant and herbs and sea bass baked in tomato and pepper sauce with pistachio milk cake to finish.
Hyatt Centric Jumeirah, La Mer, from sunset, Dhs235 per person. Tel: (0)4 302 1241. @eunoiabycarine
Expo City Dubai
There are two epic iftars taking place at Expo City Dubai this year: the first is by the magical Surreal water feature, where groups of 10 or more can enjoy an extensive outdoor buffet with live cooking stations. The other iftar takes place at the Mobility District’s lively communal iftar table, with Punjabi-inspired dishes from Khaojee by Rohit Ghai, a celebration of Lebanese flavours courtesy of Chef Athanasios Kargatzidis from the award-winning Baron and Friends, and Khaleeji dishes from popular Saudi Arabian restaurant Dukhnaah. The culinary journey culminates in special Ramadan desserts from Bread Ahead – famed for its generously filled doughnuts – and Lilly’s Café, creators of the popular stuffed vegan ‘floozie’ cookies.
Expo City Dubai, from sunset, Dhs250 per person (at either iftar). Tel: (054) 246 7188. email@example.com
Fairmont Dubai The Palm
Break your fast at Fairuz Garden, where guests can indulge in delicious global cuisine. With over 150 dishes available, including traditional Arabic, Asian, Indian and international cuisines, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
Fairmont The Palm, West Beach, sunset to 9pm, Dhs295 per person, Dhs150 for children six to 12. Under-sixes free. Tel: (0)4 457 3457. fairmont.com
Modern Indian spot Farzi presents its innovative iftar sharing menu. Highlights include avocado bhel puri – sweet and tangy puffs of rice with creamy avo and crispy corn flakes. You’ll also find Farzi’s much-loved murgh tikka pasanda served with an active charcoal hummus and coriander kulcha.
Mall of the Emirates, from sunset, Dhs150 (minimum of two people dining). Tel: (050) 4075590. farzicafe.ae. ALSO: City Walk
Enjoy a delicious selection of Italian and traditional specialties at this award-winning restaurant in SLS Dubai Hotel and Residences. Expect truffle labneh, stuffed dates with burrata, bresaola and honey, saffron risotto, a lemon chicken tagine and much more. Iftar is served only until 7.30pm with a la carte thereafter.
SLS Dubai Hotel and Residences, sunset to 7.30pm, Dhs175 per person. Tel: (0)4 607 0737. @filiadubai
Flat12, a stylish coffee shop, bistro, boutique, and car gallery, will be offering a special four-course iftar menu this holy month. The family-friendly restaurant will serve Middle Eastern cuisine alongside international favorites and Arabic coffee. Highlights include their signature Za’atar Flatbread, Musakhan Sumac Chicken, Penne Arrabbiata, Salted Caramel Dates Cheesecake, Aseeda, and Fizzy Vimto.
Flat12 Cafe, Dubai Maritime City, Rashid, Dubai, 6pm to 8pm, Dhs110. Tel: (0)4 228 7123, @flat12cafe
Grand Hyatt Dubai
At Laylati, Grand Hyatt Dubai has set up the quintessential Ramadan majlis. Daily live food stations include favourites such as ouzi, koshari, shawarma, falafel, and kunafa. Private cabanas are also available for those looking for a more intimate gathering.
Grand Hyatt Dubai, sunset to 8.30pm, Dhs220, Dhs110 for children from five to 12. Under-fives free with one paying adult. Tel: (0)4 317 2222. @grandhyattdubai
Grand Millennium Business Bay
A lavish family-style iftar at Beau Rivage Bistro featuring a traditional Arabic feast as an oud player creates a calm and relaxed ambiance. Shisha is included.
Grand Millennium Business Bay, sunset to 8pm, Dhs185 per person. Tel: (056) 682 9268. @grandmillenniumbusinessbay
Grand Millennium Dubai
At The Atrium Restaurant, traditional Arabic dishes are served alongside international delicacies prepared at the restaurant’s live cooking stations. Expect entertainment and a dedicated kids’ zone.
Grand Millennium Dubai, Barsha Heights, Sunset to 8.30pm, Dhs249 per person. Tel: 04 423 4170. @grandmillenniumdubai
Grand Plaza Movenpick Media City
The hotel’s culinary team at Bytes has created a lavish menu of traditional Middle Eastern and international cuisine, featuring lamb ouzi, premium mixed grills, prime rib, and seafood complemented by hot and cold mezze, soups, salads, and desserts.
Grand Plaza Movenpick Media City, sunset to 10pm, Dhs179 per person. Tel: (054) 793 1424. @gpmovenpick
Habtoor Grand Resort
Traditional Arabic delicacies and beautiful Arabic décor combine for Habtoor Grand’s outdoor Ramadan celebrations. Shisha is also available.
Habtoor Grand Resort, Jumeirah Beach, sunset to 9pm, Dhs190. Tel: (0)4 3995000. @habtoorgrandresort
Hampstead Bakery and Cafe
Quintessential West London-inspired eatery, Hampstead Bakery and Cafe showcases a special iftar menu complete with a stunning Burj Khalifa view. Highlights include chicken and rice, Hamstead steak and their pain perdu.
Downtown Dubai, 6pm to 8pm, Dhs89 for two-courses, Dhs119 for three courses. Tel: (050) 583 0155. @hampsteadbakeryandcafe
The H Hotel
The hotel’s Eat & Meat restaurant hosts iftar once again this year serving up everything from classic mezze to modern Arabic meals, freshly baked bread, much-loved Emirati favourites, traditional sweets, desserts and more as a live oud musician performs.
The H Hotel, sunset to 9pm, Dhs149, Dhs75 for children six to 12. Tel: (0)4 501 8644. hhoteldubai.com
Hilton Dubai The Walk
Mediterranean restaurant Hartisan, located within Hilton Dubai The Walk, is hosting special themed nights throughout Ramadan, with Sunday roasts, Asian night on Monday, Seafood night on Tuesday, Latin night on Wednesday, Italian on Thursday, Arabic on Friday and Indian on Sunday.
Hilton Dubai The Walk, 6.30pm to 11pm, Dhs135 per person. Tel: (0)4 318 2914. @hiltondubai
Holiday Inn Dubai Al Maktoum
The Iftar buffet features Ramadan essentials, including baba ganoush, lamb ouzi, freekeh and umm ali from sunset to 10.30pm at Cuisines restaurant.
Holiday Inn Dubai Al Maktoum, sunset to 10.30pm, Dhs125, Dhs65 for children. Tel: (0)4 808 8999. @holidayinndwc
At the top of the JW Marriott Marquis in Business Bay, Hotel Cartegena serves a three-course meal, including lentil and chorizo soup to break fast. From there, guests begin with crisp baby gem avocado salad or freshly-baked empanadas. Main course options include lamb chuleton or pescado a la plancha both served with yucca fries and coconut rice, finishing with a special dessert platter.
JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, sunset to 10pm, Dhs250 per person. Tel: (0)4 350 9287. @hotelcartagenadxb
Hip Chinese restaurant Hutong serves up their signature dishes for iftar, including chicken stir-fried in truffle sauce and roasted Peking duck with pancakes. Plus, there’s date pudding for dessert.
DIFC, 6.30pm to 7.30pm, Dhs198 per person. Tel: (0)4 220 0868. @hutongdubai
JA Hatta Fort Hotel
Hikaya introduces a limited-edition iftar set menu at its newly transformed Ramadan majlis. The menu features traditional Emirati-style ouzi and homemade samak harrah, lamb tagine, makbous, katayef with cheese, and also includes unlimited Ramadan juices, dates, and Arabic coffee.
JA Hatta Fort Hotel, Hatta, sunset to 10am, Dhs85 (set menu) Dhs140 (buffet and shisha). Tel: (0)4 814 5604. jaresorts.com
JA Ocean View Hotel
At Le Rivage, diners can enjoy rotating live cooking stations, including charcoal-grilled meats, carvery, rotisserie specialities, pide, and manakish and flatbreads baked in Blackstone ovens.
JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR, sunset to 10pm, Dhs99 per person. Tel: (056) 216 5097. jaresorts.com
JA The Resort
For an authentic iftar experience, head to Anchor at JA The Resort and enjoy traditional Arabic dining with a fantastic Bedouin-inspired iftar, complete with majlis seating under the stars. The spread features classic slow-roasted lamb – cooked in a Zarb, a traditional underground fire pit. The ancient technique of cooking under the sand allows guests to experience an authentic Bedouin barbecue on the beach, served with vegetables and rice, nutritious welcome drinks, dates, and hot and cold mezze.
JA The Resort, Jebel Ali, sunset to 11pm, Dhs550 (minimum of eight diners). Tel: (0)4 814 5604. jaresorts.com
Oh-so-pretty French restaurant Josette has quickly become a firm favourite on the DIFC dining scene. The fancy French restaurant invites guests to enjoy its chic take on iftar, with a sharing menu inclusive of soft drinks, mocktails, coffee and tea priced at Dhs285. On the menu, expect starters like grilled prawns and crispy calamari, followed by baby chicken and rigatoni pasta for mains.
Josette, ICD Brookfield, DIFC, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Dhs285. Tel: (0)4 275 2522, @josettedubai
Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Jumeirah Beach Hotel transforms its outdoor area into a Ramadan Garden with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine cooked by fire. A live oud musician provides the entertainment.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, sunset to 9pm, Dhs275 (Mon to Thur), Dhs295 (Fri to Sun), Dhs135 for children. Tel: (800) 323 232. jumeirah.com
Jumeirah Creekside Hotel
Enjoy an international iftar buffet with live cooking stations, themed desserts, and classic Ramadan beverages at Nomad.
Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, sunset to 9pm, Dhs150 per person, AED 75 for children four to 11. Under-threes free. Tel: (800) 323 232. jumeirah.com
Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Last year’s surprise hit iftar returns to the ‘Terrace Between the Towers’ with chef Reiner Lupfer and his team serving up an exciting selection of slow-roasted lamb ouzi, live stations for shawarma, grill stations serving fish, shish tawouk, kofta, marinated prawns, and traditional Arabic sweets. This year, the culinary team will also source locally grown produce in support of the country’s sustainability initiative.
Jumeirah Emirates Towers, from sunset, Dhs295 per person (group packages available). Tel: (0)4 330 0000. @jumeirahemiratestowers
Jumeirah Golf Estates
JGE’s Tap & Grill presents a hand-picked menu beginning with a choice of lentil or harira Soup and an array of Mezze or fattoush. For main courses there is amixed grill platter, pasta alla sorrentina, and green risotto. To end the meal, guests have a choice of the all-time favourite kunafa, cheesecake, or a platter of fresh fruit.
Jumeirah Golf Estates, 6pm to 8pm, Dhs200 per person. Tel: (0)4 586 7795. dubaigolf.com/jumeirah-golf-estates
Jumeirah Mina A’Salam
At Hanaaya, diners are welcome to enjoy a traditional iftar buffet with classic Ramadan dishes and drinks.
Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, sunset to 10pm, Dhs250. Tel: (800) 323 232. jumeirah.com
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
The grand iftar buffet at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s Imperium restaurant features traditional dishes and beverages.
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, sunset to 9pm, Dhs220. Tel: (800) 323 232. jumeirah.com
New superstar on the block Jun’s hosts its first iftar. It begins with a mezze platter to share, including vine leaves, Jun’s hummus and Chinese lumpia. For the main courses, Chef Kelvin has prepared a family-style menu with Malaysian wagyu short rib mandi clay pot rice, sweet and sour snapper, braised lamb neck congee and more. Sticky date pudding and luqaimat round out the iftar journey.
The Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, from sunset, Dhs200. Tel: (0)4 457 6035. @junsdubai
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Taking hospitality to the next level, JW Marriott Marquis is welcoming guests during the month of Ramadan to Rang Mahal and Kitchen6 where the team is ready to provide an authentic Ramadan experience.
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, sunset to 9pm, from Dhs215 per person for Kitchen6, Dhs225 per person for Rang Mahal. Tel: (0)4 414 3000. @jwmarriottmarquisdubai
Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah
This Ramadan, enjoy iftar at Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah’s Layali Ramadan Tent where guests can dine on a buffet-style menu featuring traditional Ramadan beverages, soups, a wide selection of hot and cold mezze, a salad bar, shawarma and saj stations and a barbecue and ouzi carving station.
Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah, sunset to 9pm, Dhs245 per person, Dhs122.50 for children six to 12. Tel: (0)4 444 2000. @kempinskipalm
Kinara by Vikas Khanna
Chef Vikas Khanna has curated a special family-style sharing menu featuring the best dishes at Kinara. Select appetisers include lamb seekh kabab, Kinara roti, and tellicherry pepper chicken tikka. Plus, sesame crusted kofta, dal sultani and chicken berry biryani.
JA Lake View Hotel, Jebel Ali, sunset to 10.30pm, Dhs299. Tel: (0)4 814 5604. jaresorts.com
La Cantine Du Faubourg
For the first time, La Cantine Du Faubourg is hosting a magical iftar dinner. The four-course meal includes a light mushroom soup with sumac powder, a choice of five different starters, four mains and three desserts.
Emirates Towers, DIFC, sunset till 9pm, Dhs275 for four courses and soft drinks. Tel: (0)4 352 7105 lacantine.ae
The menu features a variety of delicious courses, including pumpkin or mushroom soup, hot appetisers like chorizo meatballs and empanadas, potato gnocchi, spinach risotto, slow-cooked short ribs and prawn saganaki, and to finish, La Casa crepes.
Gate Avenue, DIFC, from sunset, Dhs250 per person. Tel: (0)4 830 412. @la.casa.dubai
Cold and hot starters like vine leaves, ezme or pesto and cheese and Turkish salad are followed by a signature main and dessert at newly opened Turkish restaurant Lalezar. Shisha is also available.
The Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, sunset to 10pm, Dhs159 per person, Dhs199 with shisha. Tel: (0)4 576 1466. @lalezardubai
Iftar for the health conscious, Lapa Eatery celebrates clean eating and well-being with a nourishing Ramadan spread that is equal parts healthy and delicious. Think, baked falafel, tabbouleh salad, hummus bil lameh, gluten-free chicken quinoa biryani, or an aromatic Karan beef bowl. A children’s menu is also available.
Umm Seqeim, Jumeriah 3, 10am to midnight, Dhs125 per person or Dhs199 for two people. Tel: (0)4 324 9773. @lapa_eatery
LDC Kitchen + Coffee
A lovely alternative to hotel iftar dining, LDC offers a picnic basket, including dates and hummus, along with butter chicken puffs, pepperoni pizza pockets, kale salad, avo toast, goat cheese phyllo pastries and apricot cake with crème anglaise. Pre-order 24 hours in advance.
LDC Jumeirah or One JLT (pick-ups), Dhs360 per basket. Tel: (0)4 396 3348 (Jumeirah), (0)4 320 9669 (JLT). @ldckitchen
Whether you dine on the terrace overlooking the sweeping palatial gardens of Raffles The Palm Dubai, or inside its regal dining room, Le Jardin is an opulent option for iftar. Chic live stations serve everything from Arabic mixed grill to whole lamb ouzi and freshly made falafel. Look out for the cheese kunafa for dessert.
Raffles The Palm Dubai, from sunset, Dhs235. Tel: (0)4 248 8888. rafflesthepalmdubai.com
Le Petit Beefbar
The DIFC iteration of Beefbar, Le Petit Beefbar, is serving up its unique twist on an iftar menu. A celebration of Beefbar’s signatures, all served up on their iconic emoji plates, expect to dine on the likes of soup of the day, followed by a choice of three starters with options like Angus beef tacos and quesadillas, a main, and a delectable dessert. It also includes Ramadan juices.
Le Petit Beefbar, Gate Village 2, DIFC, from sunset, Dhs185 Tel: (0)4 580 2599, @lepetitbeefbar_dubai/
W Dubai The Palm’s all-day dining promises a succulent iftar featuring Arabic dishes and Ramadan favourites. After, head to the Secret Garden for shisha at a discounted price of Dhs100.
W Dubai The Palm, sunset to 10.30pm, Dhs229, Dhs115 for children up to 12. Tel: (0)4 245 5800. @wdubaithepalm
Feast on global cuisine across a lavish buffet with live cooking stations. The views out across the marina from the terrace are pretty stellar too.
Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina, sunset to 11pm, Dhs175 (group packages available). Tel: (054) 997 8599. @localedxb
LPM Restaurant & Bar
Enjoy a four-course meal, which includes soup, dates, a selection of four shared starters, one main course, one dessert, and additional side dishes. Favourites include burrata with cherry tomatoes and basil, warm prawns with olive oil, marinated lamb cutlets and the homemade rigatoni pasta. Dessert options include crème brulee, and the new apricot pistachio filo pie.
Gate Village 8, DIFC, sunset to 8pm, Dhs250 per person. Tel: (0)4 439 0505. @lpmdubai
Madinat Jumeirah Al Majlis
Embark on a culinary journey with traditional flavours at the opulent iftar within Madinat Jumeirah’s stunning majlis. The menu features a classic selection of cold and hot mezze, fresh breads, mains and international dishes.
Madinat Jumeirah, sunset to 8.30pm, Dhs275, Dhs135 for children five to 11. Under-fours free. Tel: (800) 323 232. jumeirah.com
Manzil Downtown by Vida
A favourite iftar spot for Downtown Dubai residents, indulge in the exquisite culinary delights, and immerse yourself in the unique Arabian hospitality within Manzil Downtown’s beautiful courtyard.
Manzil Downtown by Vida, Downtown Dubai, sunset to 8.30pm, Dhs225 per person. Tel: (0)4 428 5888. @manzildowntown
Masterchef, The TV Experience
The Ramadan set menu at MasterChef, the TV Experience features Arabic cuisine alongside international favourites. You’ll find mezze ranging from hummus, falafel and sambousek, as well as salad, soup and fajita stations. Plus, mains run the gamut from biryani and batata harra to Josper-grilled fish and curried mac ‘n’ cheese, with assorted Arabic sweets, umm ali and date cake and toffee sauce for dessert.
Millennium Place Marina, Dubai, Sunset to 10pm, Dhs149 per person (based on a two-hour package). Tel: (0)4 5508111. @masterchefdxb
Throughout the month of Ramadan, Monaco’s famed export Mayabay presents its first iftar menu. For Dhs250, enjoy a sharing menu of signature pan-Asian dishes with iftar drinks.
Mayabay, Jumeirah Al Naseem, Jumeirah, 6pm to 7.30pm. Tel: 04 275 2500. @maybaydubai
The iftar menu at d3’s Mohalla features a selection of traditional Indian appetisers, main courses, and a dessert by Chef Adwait Anantwar.
Dubai Design District, 7pm to 9pm, Dhs125 per person. Tel: (052) 542 1937. @mohallarestaurant
Moreish by K
Supper club sensation Moreish by K celebrates Ramadan with new flavour-filled samosa hampers. Adding to their existing samosa flavour collection – which features pulled beef and goat’s cheese and honey – founder and ‘Flavour Queen’ Kunwal Safdar has launched new sweet samosas. These include apple pie and s’mores as well as new savoury flavours such as tuna, olive and potato croquette-style samosas. Customers can order standard hampers of 50 samosas for Dhs295, or the Ramadan hamper featuring 400 samosas for Dhs1,700, complete with special gift packaging.
To place an order, WhatsApp (050) 817 5404 or visit @moreishbyk.
Fancy a Mexican-inspired iftar? Head to Muchachas for their three-course set menu, starring flavour-packed street-style corn, burrito bowls, must-have Muchachas churros and more.
Holiday Inn Express, Al Safa, sunset to 8.30pm, Dhs99 per person. Tel: (0)4) 511 9342. @_muchachas_
Peruvian-Japanese restaurant Nazcaa, located at the Address Fountain Views, serves an iftar set menu comprising three starters, one temari, a main course, and dessert. The starters such as the wagyu bao and langoustine taquitos are not to be missed. While the weather’s good, sit out on the terrace for prime Downtown views.
Address Fountain View, from sunset, Dhs300 per person. Tel: (0)4 542 4200. nazcaa.com
Netsu by Ross Shonhan
Dubai’s only Warayaki-style iftar returns at Netsu with a three-course sharing-style iftar menu featuring a range of Netsu’s most sought-after dishes, including maki rolls, tuna tataki and spicy hot stone rice. Meanwhile, Netsu’s expert mixologists have created a range of refreshing mocktails.
Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai, 6.30pm to 7.30pm, Dhs265 per person. Tel: (0)4 777 2232. @netsudubai
NH Collection Dubai The Palm
This new hotel on the Palm is hosting iftar within its airy all-day dining spot Maiora, with a buffet featuring a diverse range of authentic Arabic and Moroccan cuisine.
NH Collection Dubai The Palm, Dhs195 per person. Tel: (0)4 5499 7777. @nhcollectiondubaithepalm
Multi-award-winning Ninive offers guests an ideal dining destination inspired by the diversity and heritage of the Arab world. Fun games such as backgammon and cards will add to the magical atmosphere while a set menu is served. Over 18s only.
Jumeirah Emirates Towers, 7pm to 9pm, Dhs275 per person. Tel: (0)4 3266105. @ninivedubai
Taj JLT’s authentic pan-Asian restaurant celebrates Ramadan for the first time with an extensive selection from Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Middle East. The iftar buffet includes multiple live stations such as a sushi bar, carving station, noodle station, chicken rice station, and a live paklor duck rice station.
Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers, sunset to 9pm, Dhs199 per person. Tel: (0)4 574 1111. @nonyadubai
If you’re looking for a traditional iftar in a fun, family-friendly setting, then consider Nosh in JLT. The venue hosts a daily iftar with seating indoors, putting you closest to the array of buffet dishes, or outside, which come with pretty JLT views. The spread features both traditional Middle Eastern classics with a few international surprises.
Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, sunset to 10.30pm, Dhs250 (with a BOGO offer), Dhs75 for children aged six to 12. Under-sixes free. Tel: (0)4 438 0000, movenpick.com
Novotel World Trade Centre
Entre-Nous’ culinary team serves an iftar buffet featuring traditional heritage cuisine, including sambusek, fatayer, a range of hot and cold mezze, whole lamb ouzi and much more. As is traditional, dates and laban is first offered to guests to break fast, with a variety of delicious Ramadan juices available too.
Novotel World Trade Centre, Sunset to 11pm, Dhs149 per person. Half price for children aged 6 to 12. Under-sixes free. Tel: 04 332 0000. @novotel_world_trade_centre
Odeon celebrates the Holy Month with a generous French iftar featuring green lentil soup, cheese gougere and burrata ratatouille, a choice of main, including roast chicken with onion mustard and mashed potato, catch of the day or dauphine ravioli and dessert.
Villa 568, Beach Road, Jumeirah 3, sunset to 9pm, Dhs249 per person. Tel: (050) 396 0974. @odeondubai
For an alternative iftar experience, Pai Thai hosts a delicious three-course sharing set menu with one specially themed welcome mocktail.
Madinat Jumeirah, sunset to 11pm, Dhs250. Tel: (800) 323 232. jumeirah.com
Palazzo Versace Dubai
Trust Palazzo to bring a bit of razzle dazzle to Ramadan. The charming Hikayat Garden returns, inviting guests to break their fast alfresco and under the stars, complete with a picturesque backdrop of the Dubai Creek. Guests can enjoy a generous iftar buffet featuring a wide selection of traditional Arabic dishes.
Palazzo Versace Dubai, sunset to 8.30pm, Dhs250 per person. Tel: (0)4 556 8888. @palazzoversacedubai
Family-friendly venue The Palmery serves a buffet with live stations showcasing international and classic flavours, all paired with classic music from a live oud player.
Jumeirah Al Naseem, Dubai, sunset to 9pm, Dhs295. Tel: (800) 323 232. jumeirah.com
Paramount Hotel Midtown
CineScope Restaurant serves an iftar buffet in its light and airy Cali-inspired restaurant.
Paramount Hotel Midtown, Business Bay, sunset to 9pm, Dhs185, Dhs75 for children. Tel: (058) 826 5729. @paramountmidtownhotel
The homegrown concept will be transformed with enchanting lanterns, stars and moons to celebrate the Holy month. Guests can indulge in a Ramadan Tower showcasing feast staples Sukkari date quinoa dolma, Qassimi klaija kiri sticks, and Mr. Parker’s take on Sambosa & butter chicken mutabag. Perfect dishes to share include Jereesh infused with etrah, and Chestnut rice with lamb shank – a dish reminiscent of cosy campfire nights.
Parker’s, Dubai Mall and Mirdif City Center, after sunset, from Dhs42. @parkers
Park Hyatt Dubai
Surrounded by luscious palm trees and glittering lights, the outdoor space of Palm Garden in Park Hyatt Dubai makes for a lavish iftar setting with hot and cold mezze, roasted lamb ouzi, mixed grill stations and traditional Arabic sweets.
Park Hyatt Dubai, sunset to 8.30pm, Dhs325 per person. Tel: (0)4 602 1814. @parkhyattdubai
Piatti by The Beach
Expect an elevated Italian take on iftar at the Amalfi Coast-inspired waterside restaurant conceptualised by chef Izu Ani. The crafted menu features minestrone soup, burrata, a mixed salad with heritage tomatoes, artichoke and olives and wagyu meatballs. This is followed by exquisite main courses of mushroom risotto and crispy deep-fried calamari with tempura vegetables, while dessert arrives in the form of Italian favourite, tiramisù.
Raffles The Palm Dubai, from sunset, Dhs300. Tel: (0)4 248 8889. rafflesthepalmdubai.com
Punjab Grill Dubai
Choose from a four-course set menu or six -course tasting set menu at Punjab Grill and experience an Indian fusion iftar with dishes ranging from lamb khurdi shorba and kakori kebabs to zaffrani jhinga.
Downtown Anantara Dubai, from sunset, Dhs150 (four-courses from 7pm to 8pm), Dhs250 (six courses). Tel: (050) 194 1107. @punjabgrilldubai
A magical alfresco iftar awaits at the iconic Creekside restaurant, QD’s. Perfect for the whole family, the iftar buffet offers a selection of traditional Middle Eastern cuisine.
Park Hyatt Dubai, from sunset, Dhs175 per person, Dhs155 per person (10 people or more). Tel: (0)4 295 6000. @qdsdubai
Queen Elizabeth 2
Hop aboard the QE2 and enjoy iftar at Lido Restaurant, where executive chef Erwan Stadler and his team have prepared a buffet featuring a range of regional delights. Shisha is then at The Pavilion alfresco lounge.
Port Rashid, 6.30pm to 9pm, Dhs159 per person. Tel: (600) 500 400. @qe2dubai
Radisson Blu Hotel in Dubai Media City
Chef’s House at Radisson Blu Dubai Media City invites guests to break their fast at this competitively priced iftar featuring local and International dishes created by the restaurant’s multi-national team. Group discounts available.
Radisson Blu Hotel in Dubai Media City, from sunset, Dhs129 per person. Tel: (0)4 366 9137. @radissonblumc
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront
The Larder Restaurant is all decked out and ready for Ramadan with a Levantine buffet served alongside live grilling stations, roasted lamb ouzi, salads, and desserts. Shisha is available at an extra cost.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront, 5.30pm to 11pm, Dhs179. Tel: (0)56 4044169. @radissonbludubaiwaterfront
Rixos Premium Dubai
Turkish cuisine reigns supreme at the iftar buffet within Turquoise, Rixos Premium Dubai’s all-day-dining restaurant.
Rixos Premium Dubai, from sunset, Dhs260 per person. Tel: (0)4 520 0000. @rixospremiumdubai
DIFC hotspot Roberto’s serves up Italian dishes with a local twist. Think, chickpea soup with parsley oil and zaatar powder, pan-seared sea bass with fregola pasta, and chargrilled lamb loin with pistachio and mashed potato. Plus, a hibiscus pannacotta with rose water gel and a special selection of homemade Italian and Arabic desserts. Drinks are provided by zero-proof homegrown hero brand Drink Dry.
Gate Village 1, DIFC, sunset to 8.30pm, Dhs290. Tel: (0)4 386 0066. @robertosdubai
During the entire month of Ramadan, Rove guests can enjoy iftar across all eight The Daily restaurants in Dubai for just Dhs99. And, in the spirit of kindness during the Holy Month, every guest who purchases an iftar package will receive a free voucher for a second iftar to ‘Pass It On’ to a family member, friend, colleague, neighbour, helpful stranger or someone in need. The iftar vouchers can be redeemed at any of The Daily restaurants across the city. A lovely initiative indeed.
Rove Hotels citywide, from sunset, Dhs99. Tel: (0)4 5619999. rovehotels.com
At Dunes Café, enjoy Turkish cuisine prepared by guest chefs from Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul. We’re promised authentic dishes originating from different regions of Türkiye, and an exciting assortment of mezze, mains and desserts.
Shangri-La Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, from sunset, Dhs250, half price for children seven to 12 years. Under-sixes free. Tel: (0)4 405 2703. @shangrila_dubai
Celebrate Ramadan with an iftar in the sky, 75 floors up to be precise. With plush seating, colourful lanterns, and intricate Arabian carpets, SLS Dubai’s traditional Arabic-style tent features a flourish of the signature SLS style and gold accents. Expect a sharing style menu featuring Middle Eastern classics.
SLS Dubai, Business Bay, from sunset, Dhs185 per person. Tel: (054) 9918120. @slsdubai
Sofitel Dubai Downtown
Inspired by the travels of Ibn Battuta, take your family on a culinary tour from North Africa, Turkey, Iran, India, Sri Lanka and southeast Asia this Ramadan at Les Cuisines.
Sofitel Dubai Downtown, sunset to 10pm, Dhs250 per person, Dhs100 (in-house guests), Dhs125 children seven to 12. Under-sixes free. Tel: (0)4 503 6666. sofitel-dubai-downtown.com
The popular Asian food hall has created three delicious iftar boxes (Dhs99 per box) offering Malay, Thai, or Chinese cuisine, with each box offering a feast for two people. The Malay box with satay, char kway teow, fried chicken, malay curry chicken, coconut rice, Malay-style salad, fruit, and dates sounds particularly good.
Cluster D, Lake level, JLT, order on Deliveroo. Dhs99 per box. Tel:(0)4 587 3373. @streetery
Swissotel Al Ghurair
Executive Sous Chef Sharif Awad and his culinary team whip up a traditional Ramadan spread inside a traditional majlis set up within Swissotel Al Ghurair, where a live oud player performs.
Swissotel Al Ghurair, Dubai, sunset to 9pm, Dhs159, Dhs79 for children six to 12 years. Tel: (0)4 293 3270. swissotel-dubai-alghurair.com
Chef Trish Singh Henaut fuses influences from across the Arab world with bold Indian flavours and regional traditions to curate a unique Ramadan experience. Expect and Indian and Arabic buffet, with live cooking stations dedicated to beloved local dishes. Dine indoors, alfresco street side, or within Tandoor Tina’s open-air courtyard.
25hours Hotel One Central, from sunset, Dhs175 or Dhs275 with shisha. Tel: (0)4 210 2500. @tandoortina
A family-friendly, Portuguese-style iftar featuring a curated four-course set menu, which brings together the best of acclaimed chef José Avillez’s signature creations.
Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai, 6.30pm to 7.30pm, Dhs265 per person, Dhs150 for children under 12. Under-fours free. Tel: (0)4 777 2231. @tascadubai
An expansive buffet boasting Middle Eastern delicacies and international classics. Expect a selection mezze, carvery, shawarma, manakish, as well as the eternal crowd pleaser – pizza.
Th8 Palm by House Of Originals, West Palm, Crescent Rd, sunset to 9.30pm, Dhs210 per person. Tel: (0)4 525 8896. th8palmdubai.com
The award-winning Italian culinary team at W Dubai The Palm has created an extra special Ramadan menu with calamari fritti, vitello tonnato, focaccia, burrata, and mains such as the risotti alfredo and paccheri arrabbiata ending with Torno Subito’s special Tiramisubito.
W Dubai The Palm, sunset to 10.30pm, Dhs300. Tel: (0)4 245 5800. @tornosubitodubai
Trump International Golf Club
The pretty Damac Hills destination serves traditional Arabic specialities infused with regional flavours. Plus, mezze, appetisers, fresh salads, delicious main course dishes, barbecue kebab and bread stations and more. Group packages available.
Trump International Golf Club, sunset to 9pm, Dhs145, Dhs125 (members). Tel: (0)4 245 3988. @trumpgolfdubai
At the neighbourhood eatery in Business Bay, Village Bistro is preparing a special iftar buffet with a range of hot and cold mezze, a dedicated outdoor grill station, other mains featuring chicken maklouba, mutton biryani and a cauliflower gratin and dessert options including baklava, pistachio umm Ali and chocolate tart.
The First Collection Hotel, Jumeirah Village Circle, Dubai, Sunset to 9pm, Dhs160 per person, Dhs65 for children aged 6 to 12. Under-sixes free. Tel: (0)4 275 6621. @villagebistrodubai
Vyne Restaurant and Terrace
New alfresco eatery Vyne Restaurant and Terrace at The First Collection Hotel in Business Bay is hosting its first iftar buffet this Ramadan with a range of authentic Arabic cuisine, including mansaf, lamb ouzi, harira and mixed grill.
The First Collection Hotel, Business Bay, Dubai, Sunset to 9pm, Dhs165 per person, Dhs85 for children aged eight to 11. Tel: (0)4 873 4422. @vynedxb
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai
The hotel’s central venue, Palm Kitchen, features a delicious Levantine buffet and Arabic drinks, including laban, jallab and kamaruddin.
Taj Exotica Resort & spa, The Palm, Dubai, sunset to 9pm, Dhs195 per person, Dhs100 for children aged 6 to 12. Under-sixes free. Tel: (0)4 275 4444. @tajpalmdubai
Vida Creek Harbour
Enjoy a buffet-style iftar spread with traditional Middle Eastern delicacies, accompanied by refreshing Ramadan juices. After, enjoy the city views from the terrace with shisha accompanied by live Arabic music.
Vida Creek Harbour, Dubai, sunset to 9pm, Dhs210, half price for children six to 12 years. Under-sixes free. Tel: (0)4 423 8899. @vidahotels
Vida Dubai Marina & Yacht Club
A family sharing-style three-course rotating daily menu specially crafted by the talented Arab chef. Dine within the refined indoor setting or alfresco overlooking the marina.
Vida Dubai Marina & Yacht Club, sunset to 8.30pm, Dhs185, half price for children six to 12. Under-sixes. Tel: (0)4 550 8888. @vidahotels
Overlooking Dubai Creek and the Burj Khalifa, Zaytoun serves authentic Arabian delicacies featuring Levantine favourites, and international flavours. The mashawi station is a particular highlight. Shisha is served after 7pm.
Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Dhs195 per person, Dhs85 children six to 12. Under-sixes free. Tel: (0)4 701 1127. dubaifestivalcityhotels.com