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Ramadan 2017: 7 iftars for under Dh100

Here’s a list of restaurants from across the UAE that won’t hurt your wallet

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1. Genghis Grill, Abu Dhabi

Break your fast the traditional way at this Mongolian restaurant with dates, dried fruits and nuts, along with a fresh drink of your choice. Start off with some lemon coriander soup and starters including chicken gyoza, vegetables and glass noodle spring rolls, minced beef and corn satay. Health conscious diners can stick with the salads with home-made sesame honey dressing. The main course includes kung pao chicken and coconut lemongrass fish curry accompanied with assorted

vegetables in black bean sauce. There’s also traditional Arabic muhallabia and a lotus banana cream cheese gratin.

Price: Dh85 per person.

Location: Al Wahda, Abu Dhabi.

2. Leopold’s of London, Abu Dhabi

British flavours combined with others from the rest of the world is what Leopold’s of London is all about. The buffet offers grill platters featuring harissa chicken, striploin steaks, lamb chops, saffron rice, herb-nut couscous and green peppercorn sauce.

Price: Dh77 per person.

Location: Nation Galleria, West Corniche; The Galleria.

3. Eggspectation, Dubai

This restaurant at Jumeirah Beach Residence brings together Canadian and French classics. For Ramadan, you can choose a starter, main course and a dessert. Options include Canadian (the restaurant is from Montreal) classics such as poutine. Definitely try the peri-peri chicken cassoulet or Parmesan sauteed prawns. Desserts include chocolate banana crepes and French toast or, a bowl of fresh fruits.

Price: Dh95 per person.

Location: The Beach, JBR, Dubai.

4. Promenade, Dubai

Explore the flavours of the Gulf through this traditional iftar buffet. Start off with some soup with freshly made bread, salad or mezzeh. Vegetarians won’t be left out as the main course also offers a variety of meat-free options. Great

food at an affordable price, what more could you want for an iftar with family?

Price: Dh69 per person.

Location: Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai.

5. Peppermill, Dubai

Travel back in time to experience what food may have tasted like during India’s colonial period. Peppermill offers Indian dishes but with traditional recipes. The menu offers guests a spread of hot and cold starters in addition to appetisers such as aloo tikki, balai ka jhinga and karare palak chaat. Mains include paneer makhanwala, kadahi vegetables, nalli rogan josh and chicken biryani and a selection of desserts that are good for sharing.

Price: Dh99 per person.

Location: Dubai Festival City.

6. Fuchsia, Dubai

Take a quick trip to Thailand by breaking your fast with some healthy cuisine. The iftar menu is easy on the pocket and brings you specialities such as tom yum with chicken soup, papaya salad, choo chee fish, and sticky mango rice.

Fuchsia is open throughout Ramadan for takeaway and delivery.

Price: Dh65 per person.

Location: Multiple locations.

7. Jones the Grocer, Dubai

This Australian restaurant chain is offering a special Ramadan menu that brings together some traditional flavours from around the region, but also stays to true to the Aussie classics. It is open 24 hours for dine in. Indulge in the mains, Barramundi burger with moutabel and pomegranate or go for Moroccan meatballs with crispy kale and sesame bread.

Price: A la carte.

Location: Dusit Thani Dubai, Shaikh Zayed Road.