Read our comprehensive guide to Iftar in Sharjah Image Credit: GN Archive

The holy month of Ramadan is upon us once more and it is time to start planning your Iftar evenings in Sharjah. Read on to learn all about the places across the Emirate where you can break your fast this Ramadan.

1. Al Afadil

Cuisine Indian- Lucknowi
Menu highlights All Lucknowi dishes like chicken tikka, seekh kebab, shami kebab and other chicken items. Their speciality is lassi in a clay glass.
Location Al Wahada Street, Industrial Area, Sharjah Cost Dh25 per person Timings Sunset to 2am Phone +971 6 5335351 

2. Al Bahar

Cuisine Arabian
Menu highlights Special Iftar buffet consisting of Arabic food. Different dishes on different days.
Location Coral Beach Resort, Al Muntazah Road, Al Rifah, Sharjah Cost Dh109 per person Timings Sunset to 11pm Phone +971 6 5229999  

3. Al Bait Al Malaky Mandi

Cuisine Middle-eastern
Menu highlights This restaurant is said to have the best mandi dishes in town. Signature mandi dishes include tikka, kebab, ribs and mutton. They are also famous for their mutton madfoon and mutton madbi.
Location Itihad Road, Opposite Safeer Mall, Al Taawun, Sharjah Cost Dh20 per person Timings Sunset to 4am Phone+971 6 525 6663

4. Al Kabab Al Afghani Restaurant

Cuisine Afghani
Menu highlights The restaurant serves soups, salads, and other items in chicken and beef. The specialty of this place is their kebabs and Qabli Pulao which is known to be mouth-watering. They also have a variety of rice dishes with fish sides.
Location ‪Al Wahda street, opposite Sharjah city centre, Sharjah Cost Dh50 per person Timings Sunset to midnight Phone +971 6 569 0084 Website Al Kabab

5. Aroos Damascus Restaurant

Cuisine Arabic- Seafood
Menu highlights Fish and rice.
Location Next to Emirates Bank, Behind First Gulf Bank, King Abdul Aziz Street, Al Qasimia, Al Nud, Sharjah Cost Dh65 per person Timings Sunset to 10pm Phone +971 6 5739900

6. Automatic Restaurant & Grill

Cuisine Lebanese
Menu highlights For the best Lebanese in town, this is the place to visit. A quiet place to sit, eat and enjoy the ambience.
Location Opposite Mosque, Buhairah Corniche, Al Majaz 1, Sharjah Cost Dh50 Timings sunset to 1am Phone +971 6 574 1222

7. Bennigan’s

Cuisine American steakhouse
Menu highlights Their set menu consists of all you can eat beef or chicken items. They also serve soups, oriental salads, fattoush, grilled chicken and mixed grill items. Also, a serving of dates are included.
Location East Atrium, Level 2, Sahara Centre Cost Dh89 per person Timings Sunset to midnight Phone +971 6 556 9951 Website Bennigan's

8. Delhi Nihari Restaurant

Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Menu highlights Snacks served here include pakodas and samosas for Iftar. The dinner is a buffet service later at night. 
Location Near Al Zahra Hospital, Arabian Gulf Street, Rolla, Sharjah Cost Dh35 per person for dinner Dh7 per person for Biriyani Timings Sunset to 3am Phone +971 6 562 5114 Website Delhi Nihari

9. Dwarka Pure Veg Restaurant

Cuisine Indian
Menu highlights Dwarka is seen as the best pure veg restaurant in Sharjah. All Indian fried items like onion pakoda, potato pakoda, veg pakoda, and banana pancakes, as snacks are available here from Monday to Thursday. Friday, Saturday and Sunday- special Iftar buffet is arranged.
Location Bu Danig, Sharjah Cost Dh23 for buffet Timings  Sunset to midnight Phone +971 6 573 3595 Website Dwarka

10. Fish Corner Restaurant

Cuisine Mediterranean- Seafood
Menu highlights Famous for its seafood items, this restaurant serves lobsters, crabs, fishes, etc. In fishes they serve different fishes like hamour and kingfishes. A lot of options on how the fish can be cooked like fresh, grilled, boiled or fried. They also have fixed menus with a particular fish that can be shared by two people.
Location Block C, Al Qasba, Al Khan, Sharjah Cost Dh80 per person Timings 7pm to midnight Phone +971 6 556 8884 Website Fish Corner

11. Five Star Restaurant

Cuisine Pan-Asian, Arabic
Menu highlights Fixed buffet consisting of one Emirati soup, 15 types of salads, three appetizers, seven types of kebabs, nine main course meals including but not limited to- continental prawns, chicken, dal, barbeque fish, fish fingers, nine types of deserts and three types of juice (52 items in total).
Location ‪Al Majaz 3, Sharjah Cost Dh79 per person; 49 for kids from 5 years to 10 years of age Timings 7pm to 9pm Phone +971 6 530 8030 Website Five Star

12. Gazebo

Cuisine Continental
Menu highlights The Biryanis served here are cooked in the earthen Handis, using the famed Dum Pukht style of cooking. Dum denotes cooking over slow fire to extract the rich, succulent flavour, which is their speciality along with many other north-western Indian curries. Seekh kebabs and ras malai (a Bengali sweet dish), are a must try.
Location King Faisal Street, Opposite HSBC Bank, Sharjah; Matajer Al Goze, Sharjah; Matajer Al Juraina, Sharjah Cost Dh80 to Dh100 Timings 7pm to midnight Phone +971 6 553 2999 Website Gazebo

13. Makani

Cuisine Indian
Menu highlights All Indian food items including biryani, kebabs, gravy, roti, all types of flat breads and juices.
Location Second Floor, New Extension, Sahara Centre, Sharjah Cost Dh59 per person Timings Sunset to 8pm Phone +971 6 534 44 02 Website Makani

14. Rainbow Steak House

Cuisine Inter-continental
Menu highlights Over 150 dishes, including live cooking stations, which serves sizzling entrees straight to your table. They also offer an extensive selection of a la carte dishes ranging from Arabic cuisine to Asian & European, besides their Lobster and Seafood specials.
Location Al Qasimia Street, Sharjah Cost Dh89 per person Timings Sunset to midnight Phone +971 6 572 3505 Website Rainbow

15. Rajasthan Al Malaki

Cuisine North Indian, Rajasthani
Menu highlights A little different from the rest of the eateries in terms of style. Food is served in thali system, which will be refilled as many times as required. All the food items are exclusively north Indian and vegetarian.
Location Behind DPS Sharjah Primary School, Muwailih Commercial, Sharjah Cost Dh35 per person Timings 7pm to 11pm Phone +971 6 5340445 Website Rajasthan 

16. Sanobar

Cuisine Arabic- Seafood
Menu highlights Iftar buffet consisting salads, drinks, main course (fish, chicken, shrimp) and fruit salad dessert.
Location Near Sharjah Grand Hotel, Al Khalidiya, Al Khan, Sharjah Cost Dh100 per person Timings Sunset to 9pm Phone +971 6 528 3501 Website Sanobar

17 Shakespeare and Co.

Cuisine Mediterranean
Menu highlights Offers a la carte including appetizers consisting of chicken soups and salads, the main course has a variety of dishes mostly centered on fish, beef and chicken. They also offer cakes in different flavours.
Location ‪‪Corniche Street, Al Majaz waterfront, Sharjah Cost 100 per person Timings Sunset to 1am Phone +971 6 574 7574 Website Shakespeare

18. Sharjah Dhow Restaurant

Cuisine Seafood, Arabic
Menu highlights Set menu with mixed grill chicken biryani, lamb rice and other Mediterranean and Continental food items.
Location Near Marbella Resort, Buhaira Corniche, Al Majaz 1, Sharjah Cost Dh55 per person Timings Sunset to midnight Phone +971 6 573 0222 Website Sharjah Dhow

19. The Grand Buffet Restaurant

Cuisine Italian, Lebanese, Fast Food
Menu highlights They serve everything from different kind of juices, sliced fruits, dates, pakodas, to items in chicken and mutton.
Location Industrial Area 1, Sharjah Cost Dh79 per person Timings Sunset to midnight Phone +971 6 53 28000 Website Grand Buffet