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Glam Ramadan iftars to try across Dubai

This week's most fashion-forward and glam fast-breaks that have our attention

  • By Farah Andrews, Feature writer, Scene magazine
  • Published: 13:50 July 17, 2012
  • Scene

Glam iftars to try across Dubai
  • Image Credit: Supplied picture
  • Al Majlis, Madinat Jumeirah
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We love that Ramadan brings everyone together to celebrate come sunset, and each week of Ramadan we'll be bringing you information on the team's favourite iftars of choice – and this week it's the most fashion-forward and glam fast-breaks that have our attention.

We've been to many an iftar, but never have we been so impressed by the setting than at Madinat Jumeirah's Al Majlis.

A 2,500sq metre, indoor venue with seating for up to 750 guests, the buffet here is truly resplendent and one definitely not to miss1 (Dh180 per person, iftar sunset-8pm, suhoor 9pm-midnight, Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre, 04 366 6730).

Our favourite spot for an Arabian Nights feel however, has always been The One & Only Royal Mirage.

Head to Moroccan restaurant, Tagine, for a delicious meal with a North African twist from Dh175, and then spend some time in the temperature-controlled The Palace Courtyard2. (Al Sufouh Road, 04 399 9999).

Alternatively, for a high-fashion iftar we love the achingly cool (think a Parisian take on a North African restaurant) Almaz By Momo at Harvey Nichols (great for an Eid gift shop post-feast).

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Oh, and the slow-cooked lamb shoulder will change your life (Dh170 per person, sunset-8pm, Mall Of The Emirates, 04 409 8877).


1 Save room for dessert! The space is so huge that last year, we only discovered the dessert buffet too late when we were already too full.

2 There’s a nominal cover charge of Dh45 for The Palace Courtyard throughout Ramadan. But it’s worth the extra for the relaxed ambience.

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