Ramadan juices, light snacks, Arabic coffee and other hot beverages are some common items featured in these suhoor menus Image Credit: Supplied/Steigenberger Hotel

Eating healthy is essential during Ramadan and here we list some of the best places to have suhoor with family and friends in Dubai.

1. Asateer

The Asateer Ramadan beachfront tent will offer traditional food, activities and entertainment, including Arabic oud players, card games as well as chess and backgammon. The traditional Middle Eastern cuisine includes Emirati lamb thareed, a shawarma fattah station, and a live chicken musakhan station. Also on offer is the Turkish delight and nougat station, as well as a selection of regional favourites such as baklawa, Arabic coffee, mistika, and Emirati dates.

Location Asateer, Atlantis the Palm Cost Dh185 per person (excluding shisha)  Timings 9pm to 2.30am Contact +971 4 426 0376

2. Azkadenya

Azkadenya brings together traditional and contemporary during the holy month. After an extravagant Iftar spread, you can enjoy one special breakfast item and a hot drink for two for suhoor. Other items on the menu include Ramadan juices, desserts and other traditional dishes.

Location Mall of the Emirates and Mercato Mall Jumeirah Cost Dh110 per person Timings Daily from 11pm to 2am Contact +971 4 344 5157 (Mercato) +971 4 379 2986 (Mall of the Emirates) For home delivery 800295295

3. Ayamna

Ayamna focuses on culture, hearty food and recreating Lebanon's buzzing atmosphere. The venue offers traditional entertainment, live music, a vibrant shisha terrace and spacious booth seating, perfect for accommodating large families and groups of friends.

Location Ayamna Atlantis the Palm Cost A la carte (Minimum spend Dh195 including shisha) Timing 9pm to 12.30am Contact  +971 4 426 2626

4. Em Sherif

At Em Sherif guests can enjoy a live entertainment program provided by the resident duo playing the oud, the kanoun and the tabla. Suhoor guests can also choose evening delights ranging from Manakish to Sahlab served from 10pm till 3am.

Location Em Sherif Cost Dh180 per person inclusive of Ramadan juices Timing 10pm to 3am Contact +971 4 424 3000

5. Al Nafoorah

For suhoor, guests can indulge in a light snack menu and smoke shisha. Al Nafoorah’s regular a la carte menu is available throughout suhour in addition to a choice of three, special set menus (for a minimum of four people). The menus feature an assortment of mezzeh starters including hummus and baba ganoush along with shanklish - a  Levantine cheese, kibbeh and feta cheese filled sambousak.

Location Al Nafoorah, Emirates Towers Cost A la carte or set menu (Dh275 – Dh375 per person) Timings 9.30pm and 12.30am Contact +971 4 319 8760

6. Farzi Cafe

Farzi Café offers guests global cuisine with unique Indian and Arabic influences through a blend of Eastern essence with a contemporary, progressive touch on classic Indian and Arabic dishes.

Location Farzi Café Cost A la carte Timings Iftar to 1.30am Contact +971 4 394 25565

7. Le Patio, The St. Regis Dubai

The dedicated outdoor Ramadan tent in Le Patio will feature a buffet with an array of dishes packed with flavour and comprising all of the traditional Arabic favourites. Traditional hot and cold Arabic mezze platters, as well as fresh soup are featured on the menu. Enjoy traditional Arabic delights such as umm ali and freshly prepared katayef.

Location 2nd floor, St. Regis Dubai at Al Habtoor City, Shaikh Zayed Road, Dubai Cost Dh195 per person (A la carte also available) Timings 9.30pm to 3am Contact +971 4 435 5577 Website www.stregisdubai.com

8. Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf

Enjoy suhoor with friends in an air conditioned rooftop tent by the pool. Choose from a wide selection of dishes from the a la carte menu.

Location Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, Dubai Cost A la carte Timings Daily from 7.30pm to 2am Contact +971 4 317 7777 Website www.ramadanwithmarriott.com

9. Per Te

A late night suhoor stand featuring crossaints, mini caprese focaccia sandwiches, mini grilled chicken sandwiches, toasted panattone, carrot cake, mini chocolate mousse pastries, macaroons and a pot of tea or coffee. The stand will be served to the table.

Location Jumeirah (Villa no. 54,Street 12C, behind Jumeirah Plaza, Jumeirah 1); Business Bay (Ground level, Executive Towers G, 96-97 Bay Avenue, Business Bay) Cost Dh85 per stand Timings 11pm to 1am Contact +971 4 344 6455 (Jumeirah); +971 4 440 3051 (Business Bay) Website  www.perte.ae

10. Steigenberger Hotel

The menu features a lavish selection of Arabic favourites and international delicacies  using the freshest and healthiest of ingredients, alongside a range of juices and Arabic coffees.

Location Business Bay Cost Dh90 Timings 11pm to 5 am Contact +971 4 369 0000 Website Steigenberger Hotel

11. The Ritz Carlton DIFC

The Ramadan Majlis will serve an a la carte suhoor daily, offering a range of Middle Eastern cuisine, along with a wide-range of shisha flavors, table seating or private majlis, and live musical entertainment.

Location The Ritz Carlton DIFC Cost A la carte (Shisha also available) Minimum spend Dh150 Timings Sundays to Wednesdays 10pm to 2am; Thursdays to Saturdays 10pm to 3am Contact +971 4 372 2323 Email difcrestaurants@ritzcarlton.com

12. Glow Lounge

The white and gold furnished Ramadan marquee will offer an a la carte menu, with dishes including a hot and cold mezze, Arabic mixed grill, catch of the day and chicken shawarma wraps through to a selection of traditional Arabic desserts. Glow has also created a range of fresh juices and mocktails, each refreshing and perfect for hydrating. A wide selection of flavoured shisha will also be available.

Location H Dubai Shaikh Zayed Sports City Cost A la carte Contact +971 4 501 8888 Email welcome@h-hotel.com

13. Saraya, Armani Pavilion

Break your fast in the Saraya Tent at Armani/Pavilion where you can enjoy daily-changing collection of iftar and suhoor menus, as well as a la carte shisha. Classic Arabic flavours and  inspired signature dishes are on offer with an amazing Dubai Fountain view.

Location Armani/Pavilion, Armai Hotel Dubai Cost Dh200 per person Timings 10pm to 3am Contact +971 4 888 3666 Email restaurant.reservations@armanihotels.com 

14. Hummingbird Bakery

The light menu of Hummingbird Bakery is perfect to charge up for the day. Offering a range of breakfast items including the favourite blueberry pancakes, for a fluffy stack of American pancakes served with blueberry sauce and maple syrup. Egg and avocado on toast with toasted polka bread covered in a delicious avocado and tomato spread, sprinkled with lime juice and topped with a soft boiled egg with fresh mixed green leaves on the side. Traditional Arabic hot drinks and juicy dates are also featured.

Location First floor of Mall of the Emirates Cost Dh42 per person inclusive of dates, breakfast items and a hot drink Timings Sunset until 2am on weekdays; Sunset until 3am on weekends Phone 800-HBIRD Website HummingbirdBakery 

15. Loca Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa

Start suhoor with delicious authentic Mexican fare at Loca. Enjoy Loca signature dishes like fresh made-to-order guacamole, slow roasted lamb tacos and more. Home delivery orders can be made until midnight.

Location Souk Al Bahar Cost A la carte Timings Monday to Sunday 12pm until 2am Contact +971 4 346 1111 Website http://www.locauae.com