The vibrant city of UAE – Dubai is set to turn into a kaleidoscope of cuisines during the Ramadan Season. In fact, the Ramadan evenings in Dubai will have the irresistible aroma of ghee, spices, dry fruits and everything going to be delicious. Right from the city’s first floating Iftar to luxury hotels & restaurants, Iftar in Dubai is going to be a never before seen glitzy affair this year.
Fasting citizens can treat themselves to a hearty and filling meal as many hotels and restaurants set to dish out a cornucopia of Iftar dishes throughout the month. But, with so many options, the choice of Iftars can seem a little bit intense.
So, to help you we scoured Dubai and rounded up the best blow-out, dinners, and buffet this Ramadan in every budget. Don’t forget to try the first floating Iftar joint too.
Iftars Under 100 AED
If you are looking for a family style Iftar in a relaxed setting, then head to Sobo and enjoy a wide range of hot and cold mezze, followed by mixed grill platter with rice and Arabic sweets and fruits for dessert.
When: Daily from Sunset to 11 pm
Where: Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community
Price: Dh 99 per person
Skye & Walker
Indulge in a lavish Iftar buffet featuring tempting Arabic dishes, special Ramadan beverages, and sweets along with smoothening Ramadan music at Skye & Walker.
When: Daily from Sunset to 11 pm
Where: Marriott Executive Apartments Dubai Creek
Price: Dh 85 per person
Are you looking for a different Iftar experience this Ramadan? Then Dubai’s home-grown Japanese eatery Atisuto has the perfect answer. Head to Atisuto and conclude your fast traditionally with dates, followed by mouth-watering meals at Atisuto.
When: Daily from Sunset until 11.30pm
How much: Dh 95 per person
Where: Galleria Mall, Al Wasl
Iftars Under 200 AED
Foodies, head to the Meydan Hotel to enjoy delicious cuisines. The hotel offers Arabic-International inspired Iftar buffet from authentic Emirati dishes, traditional Egyptian and Moroccan bites, local Syrian and Lebanese delicacies to various cuisines including Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Italian and European. The Meydan hotel offers live Oud tunes along with a kid’s entertainment area for families.
When: Daily from sunset to 9 pm (From 1st to 10th day of Ramadan)
How much: Dh 175 per person
Where: The Meydan Hotel
Homestead Restaurant and Bakery
Homestead Restaurant and Bakery offers a budget- friendly Iftar experience to its guests with a diverse set menu prepared using local, organic and sustainably sourced ingredients. Guests can spend some quality time together with family and friends in the relaxed countryside farmhouse atmosphere.
When: Until Sunset to 9 pm
How much: Dh 105 per person
Where: The Yard, Al Khawaneej Street, Near Last Exit D89
At Address Boulevard, the menu boasts all the traditional dishes with a modern touch from the Fertile Crescent. Guests can also enjoy their Iftar with traditional pleasant music.
When: Daily from Sunset till 9 pm
How much: Dh 195 per person
Where: Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai D89
Iftars Under 300 AED
This is sure to be something special. The Dubai Opera’s auditorium is being transformed into a banquet hall once again, with a buffet catered by live entertainment, Sean Connolly, and cooking stations along with tempting desserts and juices.
When: Daily from sunset to 9.30pm
How much: Dh 250 per person
Where: Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai
Burj Al Arab
The seven-star Burj Al Arab offers several options throughout the Ramadan month, from an iftar buffet in the Al Falak Ballroom to a suhoor a la carte menu on the Scape terrace. To experience a truly special moment, guests can book a royal cabana to break your fast with breathtaking views of the sea and the Dubai skyline.
When: Daily from sunset
How much: From Dh 255 per person
Where: Burj Al Arab
Explore a ‘1001 Arabian Nights’ Iftar at Al Hadheerah outdoor desert restaurant, which has been transformed into a lavish fully air-conditioned tent at the award-winning Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. Special live heritage shows go along with a lavish buffet that features traditional Arabic food and more than nine live cooking stations.
When: Daily from sunset to 11.30pm
How much: From Dh 265 per person
Where: Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
First Floating Iftar of Dubai
Attend the unique floating Iftar at the Queen Elizabeth 2 that has opened an Arabian majlis offering a unique iftar that combines traditional Middle Eastern flavours with a royal service experience.
The Iftar buffet opens from sunset until 9pm and is priced at Dh250 per person / Dh125 for children below 12 / complimentary for children below 4 – inclusive of buffet, soft drinks and water.