Iftar deals are many around town, but choosing the right one is important. Image Credit: supplied photo

Below Dh100

Punjabi By Nature

Tease your tastebuds with an Iftar menu offering a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. The buffet comprises appetisers such as paapdi chaat and bhatti da murg, main courses such as chicken tikka and fish curry and deserts such as mango shrikand and gulab jamun.

Price: Dh59

Where: Oud Metha, Opp Lamcy Plaza, Dubai

Call: 04-396 6044

Zahr El-Laymoun

Feast on a buffet of traditional Lebanese cuisine from hot and cold mezzes, timeless main dishes and Arabic dess erts, while enjoying stunning views of Dubai fountain and the Burj Khalifia.

Price: Dh95

Where: Zahr El Laymoun at Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai

Call: 04-448 6060

The Daily

The ‘healthiest Iftar in town’ offers fresh juices, a salad bar or healthy salad options and tasty main courses. Go for the quinoa, sesame seed and dried apricot or alternatively try lentil soup and choose a healthy mixed grill for your main course.

Price: Dh99

Where: Rove Downtown, Zabeel 2, Downtown Dubai

Call: 04-561 9000


Enjoy an array of traditional Iftar starters including Arabic, Indian and Pakistani grilled variety with fresh fruit juices. The iftar features signature dishes like ‘Kochari’ along with cooking stations serving onion tempuras, chilli pakoras, falafel, spinach fatayer, and all-time favourites such as umm ali, basbusa, badam kheer, fruit salad and assortments of cakes and pastries.

Price: Dh89

Where: Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, Bur Dubai, Dubai

Call: 04-351 9111

Genghis Grill

Choose from a vast range of appetisers such as chicken gyoza, vegetable and glass noodle spring rolls and minced beef and corn satay. Salads are made from fresh vegetables and home-made sesame honey dressing. Mains include kung pao chicken and coconut lemongrass fish curry with assorted vegetables in black bean sauce, stir fry noodles spinach and bokchoy and steamed rice/egg fried rice. Desserts such as traditional Arabic Muhallabia and llotus banana cream cheese gratin complete the meal.

Price: Dh85

Where: Al Wahda, Abu Dhabi

Call: 04-332 3308


Experience delights of Seville and Spain with a mix of Andalusian as well as Arabic options from a selection of cold and hot tapas, besides favourite mezzes. Main courses include fish tagine, mixed grill or vegetable lasagne, along with sweets and desserts.

Price: Dh99

Where: Al Manara, Opposite Times Square, Shaikh Zayed Road, Dubai

Call: 056-509 0189


Indulge in Indian specialities such as seekh kebab, chicken cutlets, aloo gobi, samosa and tandoori paneer tikka, besides soups, salads. Mains include prawn makhani, kadhai gosht and nizam’s murgh korma, paneer makhanwala, aloo gobi and pindi chana. Desserts include rasmalai, gulab jamun.

Price: Dh99

Where: Al Wahda Mall & Bawabat Asharq Mall, Abu Dhabi

Call: 04-332 3308

Above Dh100


Indulge in an eight-course vegetarian and non-vegetarian menu providing creative takes on traditional Indian cuisine, some being fused with mainstay Arabic ingredients such as beans, garlic, lamb and katafi.

Price: Dh199

Where: Al Murooj Rotana, Al Safa Street, Downtown Dubai

Call: 04-355 9846


Break your fast in a relaxed atmosphere enhanced with Arabic artefacts and an oud player. Enjoy food from live cooking stations with Middle Eastern, Asian and European delicacies.

Price: Dh165

Where: Shaikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre Area, Dubai

Call: 04-506 9636

Marta’s Kitchen

The menu offers a more traditional take on festive dining with everything from falafel salads to baba ganoush and pomegranate caviar, lamb ouzi and cheese fatayer. With traditional and continental options, Marta’s Kitchen’s quintessential menu is guaranteed to satiate diners.

Price: Dh130

Where: Swiss Tower, cluster Y, JLT, Dubai

Call: 04-437 6800


Families and friends can savour dinner while enjoying cultural performances from regional talent. The buffet includes Arabian delights and international dishes in an environment set by the ambient music of Khalil Ghadri.

Price: Dh140

Where: Dubai Creek Harbour

Call: 04-4507 600


The buffet boasts an extensive selection of snacks and refreshments, with an array of native Middle Eastern and International flavours along with traditional specialities, all prepared by the luxury hotel’s award-winning chefs.

Price: Dh180

Where: Al Raha Beach Hotel, Channel Street, Abu Dhabi

Call: 02-508 0555

Al Mayass

This buffet featuring Lebanese and Armenian cuisines offers an authentic selection of dishes including soups and cold and hot appetisers. Mains include lamb, marinated and slow-cooked to perfection. Oriental sweets and fresh fruit complete the meal.

Price: Dh185

Where: Sofitel Dubai Downtown, Dubai

Call: 04-338 7772

Layali Zaman

Relish hot and cold mezze, slow roasted lamb ouzi with oriental rice and Arabic sweets and desserts. Arabian oud will be played through the evening, as diners feast.

Price: Dh165

Where: Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Dubai

Call: 04 702 2455

Da Vinci’s

Entice your taste buds with an Italian dinner offering a set menu with a mix of Ramadan specialities and Italian flavours. The restaurant provides the ideal service and relaxed environment for families and groups.

Price: Dh120

Where: Millennium Airport 
Hotel Dubai

Call: 04-702 8888

Al Hosn Ballroom

The lavish buffet includes live-cooking stations and grand dessert buffet.

Price: Dh129

Where: Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort & Spa, Al Muntazah Street, Sharjah

Call: 06-599 0088

Baniyas Ballroom

Experience history, culture and culinary excellence in the largest and most innovative ballroom in the UAE. It features a grand buffet serving traditional Middle Eastern cuisine, international dishes, and exciting live cooking stations featuring special guest chefs.

Price: Dh199

Where: Grand Hyatt Hotel, Dubai

Call: 04-317 2221

Marina Social

Enjoy a relaxed fine-dining experience with stunning views of Dubai Marina. Marina Social serves signature dishes every day of the week for Ramadan.

Price: Dh150 (two-course set menu), Dh195 (three-course meal)

Where: InterContinental Dubai Marina, Dubai

Call: 04-446 6664


This Ottoman inspired luxury Turkish restaurant offers a unique blend of culinary options, including a hearty selection of traditional Anatolian delights served as a set-menu.

Price: Dh170

Where: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Crescent Road, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

Call: 04-453 0444


Relax at this restaurant overlooking Dubai Water Canal as chefs present a new menu every day. The thoughtfully crafted menus are packed with scrumptious delicacies.

Price: Dh165

Where: Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay, Dubai

Call: 04-369 0000

Al Bahou

Experience the spirit of Ramadan amid a backdrop of 88 Arabic lanterns. The exceptional dinner is inspired by Ibn Battuta’s travels through India, Italy, Morocco and Asia and is accompanied by the sounds of the traditional oud.

Price: Dh185

Where: Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel, Dubai

Call: 04-444 0000

The Cavendish

Indulge in unforgettable memories and delicious food when you enjoy an Arabic and International buffet. Buffet includes hot and cold mezze salads, meat and vegetarian grills.

Price: Dh159

Where: Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai

Call: 04-356 0000


Choose from five unique buffet menus with each buffet spread featuring appetisers such as chicken tikka, mutton kanati, seekh kabab, chicken samosa with a separate salad station. The main course features mutton masala, sabz makhani, dhaba mutton, chicken kadai and a selection of desserts. Children between 6 and 12 years are entitled to a 50 per cent discount and those below 6 dine for free.

Price: Dh139

Where: Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, Garhoud, Dubai

Call: 04-228 1111


The extensive menu comprises starters, soups, fruits, juices, Arabic and international specialities. Located in JBR, the restaurant offers spectacular views.

Price: Dh149

Where: The Walk Jumeirah Beach Residence Dubai

Call: 04-452 2209

Al Badiya

The buffet features Lebanese, Egyptian and Emirati cuisines in a unique decor made of Arabic lanterns, date displays and traditional fabrics. With a lavish menu changing daily, guests discover new flavours and interact with chefs showcasing their creative flair at the live stations.

Price: Dh120

Where: Tilal Liwa Hotel, Al-Gharbiya, Madinat Zayed, Abu Dhabi

Call: 02-508 0555

Above Dh200


Experience traditional gastronomic heritage from North Africa, adapted by the minds at INKED with their latest pop up dining experience. Iftar will be served every Thursday, Friday and Saturday during Ramadan.

Price: Dh300

Where: Alserkal Avenue, unit 57, Al Quoz, Dubai

Call: 04-344 1788


Savour authentic Middle Eastern flavours with an extensive menu of traditional delicacies, desserts, juices, Arabic coffee and Moroccan tea. The buffet features international and traditional Arabic specialities.

Price: Dh240 adults

Where: Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai

Call: 04 438 8888



Traditional in theme and lavish in diversity, the buffet features Arabic and International favourites, live stations, authentic sweets and desserts, and juices. As a special treat, chefs will also present authentic Emirati dishes such as lafayef khoboz falazi, robyan mashwi, tekat deyay and desserts such as luqaimat.

Price: Dh220

Where: Address Dubai Marina, Dubai

Call: 04 436 7777


Feast yourself to a lavish dinner with starters like guacamole and crocantes, beetroot causas, edamames and avocado makis, to signature salads including the corn salad and fresh spinach salad. The vast mains selection includes a meaty spicy beef sirloin, vegetarian papa mushroom (mushroom and potato hotpot), among others .

Price: Dh270

Where: Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai

Call: 04-316 9600


Immerse in a celebratory ambience and buffet-style iftar serving classic continental dishes infused with traditional Arabic flavours perfectly paired with fresh juices.

Price: Dh220

Where: St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

Call: 02-498 8888

– Elizabeth Scaria, Intern