Dh150 and below
Experience the delights of traditional and contemporary Chinese cuisine from the Ramadan-curated menu which features 25 dishes including chicken and vegetable wonton soup, spring rolls, rainbow beef, kung pao chicken and desserts.
Contact: 04-224 6819
Enjoy an iftar with an Indian twist at this JBR hotspot. You’ll get a fresh fruit and dates platter, salad and a tikka platter, butter chicken and lamb rogan josh with stir fried greens and dal, biryani of your choice and a dessert platter.
Contact: 800 6928779
Besh, Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates
Enter the gates of Besh to the Ramadan Bazaar, a pop-up night market featuring Turkish produce from jewellery, clothing, home decor and food produce. Before that, try their Turkish-inspired iftar with local delicacies.
Price: Dh111 for the first 10 days of Ramadan, Dh155 thereafter
Contact: 04-377 2353
The Big Chefs restaurants,
The Beach and BoxPark
Indulge in a sumptuous Turkish fare at The Big Chefs restaurant. The main course includes seven different dishes as well as vegetarian options.
Contact: 04-551 5302
Homestead restaurant and bakery
Cosy interiors and a budget friendly meal make this new cafe a must-try this Ramadan. The menu consists of Emirati, Middle Eastern, Indian and Persian dishes. Additionally guests can expect a range of traditional desserts to choose from.
Contact: 054-582 3547
Sikka’s lavish buffet features an array of starters including the restaurant’s signature lamb machbos and shrimp salona. The place is an ideal venue to experience the quintessential Ramadan ambience.
Contact: 04-385 6524.
Urban Kitchen, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
A traditional Arabian ambience and a buffet that includes hot and cold mezze, kibbeh, lamb ouzi, live shawarma and falafel stations, mixed grills and Arabic breads. Signature dishes by chef Kunal Kapur will be served at the iftar to introduce guests to his upcoming restaurant Namak.
Price: Dh145 and Dh73 (child)
Contact: 02-698 8137
Burger & Lobster
Sample a set menu which includes a cheeseburger, mini lobster roll, soup, half-pounder lobster and chips, tres leches and a milkshake – and there’s even more if you are in a big group.
Contact: 04 514 8838
Masti, which is hosting iftar for the first time, is serving its best fusion dishes which include edamame bhel, pulled tandoori chicken bao and lotus tiramisu.
Price: Dh150 (approx)
Contact: 04-344 4384
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
End your fast with Middle Eastern and international dishes while enjoying superb views of the famous Dubai Creek and skyline.
Price: Dh165, and Dh65 for children (6 to 12 years)
Contact: 04-205 4500
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
Enjoy a set menu of shish tawook, lamb kofta, falafel, kibbeh and fattoush as you take in the picturesque views while floating down the Creek in a bright orange donut that can accommodate eight people.
Contact: 04-205 4647
Enjoy the warmth and hospitality of a traditional iftar but with a Mediterranean flair featuring an array of Arabic dishes and sweets accompanied by live music.
Contact: 04-444 7444
Hyatt Regency Dubai
Recently remodelled with a chic colonial decor, the revolving Al Dawaar offers a 360-degree view of the city. Diners can enjoy a lavish spread featuring traditional delicacies including Arabic mezze, hot soups, biryani, kebabs, roasted local ouzi and more.
Contact: 04-209 6887
This year’s iftar at Fairmont Dubai comes with the theme ‘The Year of Zayed through Five Senses’, revolving around taste, sight, touch, sound and smell. You’ll also find the only indoor Ramadan tent on Shaikh Zayed Road here, where you can enjoy a selection of Middle Eastern and international dishes.
Contact: 04-311 8316
Sofitel Dubai Downtown
This stylish Lebanese-Armenian restaurant is known for its generous portions, so expect fulfilling experience from its Ramadan set menu.
Contact: 04-338 7772
Luxurious Indian restaurant Ananta presents a special Dehlvi iftar set menu, served at your table in traditional thali style.
Contact: 04-444 1407
Renaissance Downtown Hotel Dubai
Feast on a selection of Chef Mohanad’s favourite regional Ramadan dishes at this modern Middle Eastern restaurant. They include slow-cooked lamb shoulder, grilled Chilean seabass and vegetables.
Contact: 04-512 55110
International venue Bombay Brasserie serving a buffet that features Arabic, Indian as well as international dishes with a popular live grill station.
Price: Dh195 per person
Contact: 04-438 3100
Manzil Downtown Dubai
The culinary affair at Courtyard begins with cold mezze and soup followed by hot mezze and a sharing menu, complemented by four live food stations serving ouzi, shawarma, saj and falafel. Plus, two main courses and four skewers of grills will be served directly at the table.
Price: Dh195 per person
Contact: 04-888 3444
Anantara The Palm
Take in the sunset views as you feast on a buffet of Middle Eastern and international dishes. For every party of 10 adults, one person dines free.
Contact: 04-567 8304
Al Ameera Ballroom
Grand Hyatt Dubai, Shaikh Rashid Road
Enjoy a decadent buffet featuring traditional Middle Eastern and international dishes and live cooking stations accompanied by customary hot and cold Ramadan beverages.
Price: Dh210, Dh105 per child aged six to 12 years
Contact: 04-317 2222
Anise InterContinental Dubai Festival City
Savour a lavish buffet serving international and Arabic dishes with eight live cooking stations.
Contact: 04-701 1127
Atlantis The Palm
Enjoy culinary delights from celebrity chef restaurants, Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen and Giorgio Locatelli’s, Ronda Locatelli at the most anticipated Ramadan tent in town. The venue features 10 different dessert stations and a live Arabic sweet-making station.
Price: Dh220, Dh100 for children (three to 12 years old)
Contact: 04-426 2626
Address Dubai Marina
The huge Constellation Ballroom has been transformed into a modern Arabesque wonderland which seats up to 420 people. The place serves an international buffet offering a wide selection of seasonal favourites while a oud player plays traditional tunes in the background. A Ramadan tent, located on the terrace adjacent to the ballroom, offers guests access to the buffet while also serving shisha.
Contact: 04-436 7777
The Ritz Carlton
The Walk- JBR
Choose from a wide variety of options including inventive fusions such as salmon mandi and traditional favourites with hand-roasted spices, and tagine cooked in authentic clay cookware. The lavish spread has nine food stations bringing you the best of Middle Eastern cuisine.
Price: Dh225 (groups can get an exclusive rate starting from Dh195 per person)
Contact: 04-318 6150
, Grosvenor House Hotel
Turkish restaurant Ruya is offering a selection of Anatolian-style dishes that are perfect for sharing. You’ll get to choose your main course, while a weekly soup, starters and desserts will all be served at the table.
Contact: 04-399 9123
One & Only Royal Mirage
One of Dubai’s most established iftars is at Tagine restaurant, which offers a mixture of buffet and a la carte options. Try the selection of Moroccan salads, lentil soup, chicken tagine with lemon confit and olives, and sherry fish charmoula, complemented by the sounds of oud and tabla.
Contact: 04-399 9999
Dh250 and above
Armani Hotel Dubai
End your fast in the world’s tallest building. The Armani Hotel’s ballroom, besides its signature dishes, is serving a special menu of iftar classics that changes daily.
Contact: 04-888 3666
Al Falak Ballroom,
Burj Al Arab
Al Falak Ballroom, inspired by the Viennese opera house, has been transformed into a palatial hall dressed in Arabesque patterns. Share Arabic delicacies from the buffet, sample the Tamarind Man’s creations and try the ice cream from the Turkish trolley.
Contact: 04-301 7600
, Abu Dhabi
A custom-built Ramadan pavilion is offering an extensive buffet, featuring live cooking and carving stations, plus continental dishes. Don’t miss the ouzi reggag, a 12-hour marinated baby lamb with homemade spices and khanen (local ghee), covered with reggae bread and served on a bed of rice.
Contact: 02-690 7999
Note: All prices are per person