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  • Horizon (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    The Venue: A vibrant and entertaining open-plan kitchen, Horizon is perfect for meals with a group of friends, families and colleagues. Both outdoor and indoor seating is available.

    Iftar: Enjoy an iftar buffet with traditional cuisine including ouzi, Arabic grills, biryani alongside sweet treats such as umm ali, kunafa and much more.

    Suhoor: À la carte menu.

    Prices: Dhs159 per person inclusive of Ramadan drinks.

    Timings: From sunset to 10.30pm.

    Bookings accepted? Yes.

    Eid plans: An Eid buffet will be available. fb.amwaj@rotana.com(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

    Ibn Majed Restaurant (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    The venue: Go on an oriental journey with various succulent iftar dishes accompanied by breathtaking views onto the tropical gardens and beach.

    Iftar: Ibn Majed restaurant will be dishing up an iftar buffet consisting of all the usual favourites – dried fruit and nuts, hot and cold mezze, soups, a carving station, live cooking stations, seafood and meat grill corner and traditional Arabic drinks including date juice and a variety of local fresh juices

    Suhoor: Enjoy mixed grill meats and seafood, cold and hot mezze, fresh juices and lebneh.

    Extras: Shisha will be offered in Captain’s Bar on the beach.

    Prices: Iftar is Dhs190, suhoor will be à la carte with prices ranging from Dhs150-Dhs200.

    Timings: Sunset-11pm (iftar), midnight-6am (suhoor).

    Bookings accepted? Yes, with no restrictions.

    Eid plans: An upscale Eid dinner in Ibn Majed, complete with traditional entertainment.(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

    Imperium (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    The venue: For views of the setting sun, overlooking the landscaped gardens of Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, head to Imperium for a traditional iftar with a modern twist.

    Iftar:
    A generous iftar spread featuring international cuisine.

    Suhoor:
    Not available.

    Prices:
    Dhs225 including Ramadan beverages.

    Timings:
    Sunset-8pm.

    Bookings accepted? Yes. (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

    K Grill (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    The venue: K Grill offers both indoor and outdoor seating.

    Iftar: K Grill will once again host a delicious iftar featuring regional favourites with a European twist. A special iftar buffet has been created by the hotel’s chef, which will satisfy every palate.

    Suhoor: Enjoy a suhoor at the chic lobby lounge Aspen by Kempinski. The outlet celebrates the European tradition of a grand café in the heart of the city and is the perfect place to unwind after a long day. Enjoy a set menu created especially for Ramadan.

    Extras: Shisha in K Grill.

    Prices: Iftar buffet Dhs185 (including Ramadan juices), Dhs230 (including Ramadan juices and shisha). Dhs150 suhoor.

    Timings: Sunset-11pm (iftar), dusk to dawn (suhoor).

    Bookings accepted? Yes.

    Eid plans: Visit K Grill and join in the festivities with an exquisite buffet of regional specialties and live cooking stations to please every taste. The buffet will be served on the second and third days of Eid al-Fitr.(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

  • Karat (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    The venue: The sophisticated lobby lounge, Karat, is the focal point of the hotel and the ideal place for relaxing and socialising. Perfect for a casual business meeting or for relaxing after a day of shopping, Karat offers privacy in a relaxed living room atmosphere. The menu features a wide variety of dishes including salads, sandwiches, beverages and pastries.

    Iftar: Regular à la carte menu will be available.

    Suhoor: Regular à la carte menu will be available.

    Prices: As per the menu.

    Timings: Sunset-midnight.

    Bookings accepted? Only for group bookings (minimum 30 people).(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

    Khan Murjan (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    The popular Arabic courtyard restaurant serves three types of soup, up to 30 hot and cold appetisers, 15 different main courses, as well as fresh fruits and traditional Arabic desserts. Shisha is available. Dhs158 per person. Dhs95 (children four to ten)Timings: sunset-9pm(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

    Kitchen 6 (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    There are six live cooking stations here, serving an international selection that includes Asian woks, Middle Eastern grills, European roasts, Indian dishes and a dessert station. Dhs195 per person Timings: Sunset-9pm(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

    Kris with a View (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    The venue: Kris With A View is located on the 19th floor of the hotel with amazing 360-degree views of Bur Dubai. The restaurant has capacity for 120 guests.

    Iftar: Guests can enjoy an extensive buffet offering a wide range of Arabian delights and pan-Asian specialties.

    Suhoor: Only available for in-house guests.

    Extras: Henna painting activities are available.

    Prices: Dhs130.

    Timings: Sunset to 11pm.

    Bookings accepted? Yes, for individuals, families and groups.

    Eid plans:
    Eid buffet in Le Metro restaurant for Dhs115 per person.(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

  • La Playa (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    The venue: La Playa is an exclusive tent complete with outdoor seating in front of the largest outdoor LED screen in the region.

    Iftar: Arabian cuisine will be on offer for iftar, and the FIFA World Cup will be shown.

    Suhoor: A separate suhoor à la carte menu will be offered.

    Extras: Traditional games, shisha and FIFA World Cup screenings.

    Prices: Iftar Dhs195 per person.

    Timings: Daily 6pm-9.45pm (iftar), 10pm-4am (suhoor).

    Bookings accepted? Yes, with a minimum spend for suhoor of Dhs150 per person.(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

    La Portes Des Indes (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    The venue: Indoor restaurant, bar and lounge serving Indian cuisine with a difference.

    Iftar: Enjoy your choice of two-, three-, four- or even five-course menus.

    Suhoor: Not available.

    Prices: From Dhs125-Dhs195, depending on menu chosen.

    Timings: Daily from 6.30pm.

    Bookings accepted? Yes, with no minimum spend.(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

    Lafayette Gourmet (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    The venue: Offering a whole range of flavours, this restaurant has eleven kitchens in one stylish location.

    Iftar: Tuck into bespoke salads, Arabian grills, Moroccan delicacies and classic ouzi, complemented by the flavours from Lafayette Gourmet’s 11 kitchens.

    Suhoor:
    Not available.

    Prices: Dhs155 per person, Dhs80 (children aged seven-12 years), free (children aged below six years).

    Timings: From sunset.

    Bookings accepted? Yes.(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

    Lalezar (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    The venue: Lalezar is Dubai’s first Anatolian restaurant offering you a touch of Ottoman magnificence.

    Iftar: Savour an Anatolian iftar and relish exquisite Turkish delicacies and desserts served family style and complemented by traditional Samovar-brewed tea and Turkish coffee. An à la carte menu is also available during iftar.

    Suhoor: Not available.

    Prices: Dhs195 including Ramadan beverages.

    Timings: Sunset until midnight.

    Bookings accepted? Yes.(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

  • Latitude (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    The venue: Make the most of the warm and welcoming ambience of this unique restaurant as you delight in an array of delicious Arabian cuisine.

    Iftar:
    Arabic food with Ramadan juices.

    Suhoor:
    Not available.

    Prices:
    Dhs210, half price (children aged four-12 years), free (children below four years).

    Timings:
    Sunset-8.45pm.

    Eid plans:
    Eid brunch will be served at Latitude.(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

    Legends (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    The venue: Head to the beautiful surrounds of Legends in the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club to enjoy an iftar feast with the family.

    Iftar: Guests can explore Arabic culinary delights in a relaxing environment. Tuck into an array of delicious hot and cold mezze, soup, delectable main courses and superb dessert selections, all served to your table.

    Suhoor: Served à la carte.

    Prices: Dhs180 per person, Dhs70 (children aged below 12 years). Suhoor as per the menu.

    Timings: Sunset-8.30pm (iftar), 8.30pm-11pm (à la carte).

    Bookings accepted? Yes.(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

    Les Cuisines (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    The venue: Colourful, fun pop art decor and trendy open kitchens offer a lavish iftar buffet, banquet iftar and suhoor dining. Take a culinary adventure around the globe with five oriental and international live cooking stations, bursting with diverse choices and worldly delights.

    Iftar: A selection of Arabic, Italian or Chinese cuisine and traditional Ramadan juices.

    Suhoor: Available via room service with a full selection from Les Cuisines’ five live cooking stations.

    Prices: Iftar Dhs155 per person, iftar banquet from Dhs145, half price (children aged six-12 years), free (children aged below five years). Suhoor Dhs120, half price (children aged six-12 years), free (children aged below five years).

    Timings: Sunset-10.30pm (iftar), suhoor available until sunrise.

    Bookings accepted? Yes, with no minimum spend or guests.(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

    Little More (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    The venue: This bright and airy café is a member of the More family, but has its own personality to boot and offers both indoor and outdoor seating.

    Iftar: Tuck into a delicious iftar this Holy Month from the à la carte menu.

    Suhoor: Not available.

    Prices: As per the menu.

    Timings: Available daily from sunset-midnight.

    Bookings accepted? Yes.(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

  • Liwan (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    The venue: Enjoy iftar at Liwan, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant and terrace, or at Shayan, which is hosting a festive menu. Suhoor is available on the Liwan terrace.

    Iftar: A selection of international and traditional Ramadan dishes are available in Liwan accompanied by Arabic entertainment, while a special Persian iftar set menu is available at Shayan.

    Suhoor: Traditional Arabic dishes, tea, coffee and Arabic sweets.

    Extras: Expect traditional entertainment, a variety of shisha as well as the chance to win prizes including a trip to Turkey.

    Prices: Iftar at Liwan Dhs149, à la carte at Shayan. Suhoor from Dhs100.

    Timings: Iftar at Liwan from sunset-10pm, at Shayan sunset-midnight. For suhoor timings, contact the hotel.

    Bookings accepted? Yes. Fb.alghurair@rotana.com(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

    M's (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    The venue: Visit M’s, Emirates Golf Club’s Medit-Arabian themed restaurant on Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout Ramadan.

    Iftar: The iftar buffet offers a selection of traditional hot and cold Arabic mezze, rustic soups, as well as Middle Eastern and international main courses, gourmet desserts, juices, Arabic coffee and dates.

    Suhoor: À la carte.

    Extras: Special discounts for advance booking for groups of ten and above.

    Prices: Dhs135 per person, Dhs60 (children under 12 years).

    Timings: Thu-Sat sunset-9pm (iftar), Thu-Sat from 9pm (suhoor).

    Bookings accepted? Yes.

    Eid plans: Visit M’s restaurant between noon and 3pm and Celebrate Eid with your loved ones. M’s brunch is the perfect place for a family Eid celebration with a superb buffet of Middle Eastern and international cuisine, as well as entertainment for the little ones. Dhs195 per person, Dhs85 (children aged below 12 years)Timings: Noon-3pm(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

    Madeleine Café & Boulangerie (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    The venue: Savour a stylish iftar in the heart of Dubai Mall Fashion Avenue, including a stunning date display and Arabian patisserie. The special iftar set menu can be followed with shisha on the terrace overlooking the Dubai Fountain, while suhoor will be offered in the form of a lavish à la carte menu with a distinctly French twist.

    Iftar: Special three-course iftar menu and regular à la carte.

    Suhoor: Regular à la carte menu.

    Prices: As per the menu.

    Timings: Open daily from sunset.

    Bookings accepted? Only for group bookings (minimum 30 people).(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

    Make Business Hub (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    The workspace-café serves à la carte iftar options. From Dhs49 (one hot drink and one snack). From Dhs69 (one hot drink and one main course)Timings: sunset-midnight(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

  • Anise (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    The venue: The hotel’s international dining restaurant Anise is offering one of the finest spreads of traditional Arabic fare and traditional entertainment available in the city.

    Iftar: Guests can expect a buffet serving all the typical delicacies for Ramadan, accompanied by a range of dessert options.

    Suhoor:
    Not available.

    Extras: An oud player and shisha are available on the terrace.

    Prices:
    Dhs195 per person (including Ramadan juices, tea, coffee and soft beverages), Dhs98 (kids aged six-12 years).

    Timings: Sunset-10pm.

    Bookings accepted? Yes, with no minimum spend.

    Eid plans:
    Savour the flavours of the special Eid buffet, while you relax and take in the picturesque views. First day of Eid lunch Dhs210 per person, served from 12.30pm-4pm; dinner Dhs75 per person, served from 7pm-11.30pm. Second day of Eid lunch Dhs275 per person, served from 12.30pm-4pm.(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

    Armani/Oasi (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    An iftar buffet with a contemporary take on classic Mediterranean cuisine. Dhs260. Dhs125 (children under 12)Timings: Sunset-10pm(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

    At.mosphere (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    The venue: Integrating two dining options, a lounge and a restaurant boasting contemporary European cuisine, At.mosphere can host up to 210 guests and features a spacious arrival lobby, main dining area, private dining rooms and display cooking stations.

    Iftar: Expect high tea with a Ramadan twist.

    Suhoor: Not available.

    Prices: Dhs340 for high afternoon tea. Children younger than ten are not allowed, and from 5.30pm guests must be over 21.

    Timings: Lounge 3pm-midnight, restaurant 7pm-10.30pm (last food order).

    Bookings accepted? Yes, bookings are essential and minimum spend policies are displayed online.(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

    Bā Restaurant & Lounge (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    The venue: Ba Restaurant and Lounge draws its guests to the Palm Jumeirah this Ramadan with its extraordinary vistas overlooking the Dubai Marina skylines and ocean sunsets.

    Iftar: This über-stylish restaurant treats local taste buds with an Eastern flair. Offering authentic Chinese delicacies in a flexible sharing fashion, it’s convenient for dining among family and friends. A popular culinary delight to be expected is the traditionally steamed dim sum, complemented by hand-crafted revitalising tea mocktails.

    Suhoor: Not available.

    Prices: As per the menu.

    Timings: Sat-Wed 7.30pm-11.30pm, Thu-Fri 7.30pm-midnight.

    Bookings Accepted? Yes.
    (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

  • Balance Café (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    Promises a healthy option for iftar, with a four course menu that features choices such as red lentil soup with lemon and coconut milk, saffron lamb biryani and mushroom and seasonal vegetable risotto with truffle oil. Dhs55 per personTimings: 6.30pm-10.30pm(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

    Ballaro (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    The venue: With capacity for 330 people, the restaurant boasts live cooking and antipasti stations. Ballaro overlooks lush gardens and as well as an outdoor terrace.

    Iftar: Serving international cuisine in a beautiful setting, guests can enjoy the bustling activity around the buffet and live cooking stations. Delightful Arabic favourites will be created specifically for iftar.

    Suhoor: Not available.

    Extras: Guests can enjoy the sounds of traditional oud players during iftar, and shisha is available on the Purobeach Urban Oasis deck.

    Prices: Dhs139 per person.

    Timings: From sunset.

    Bookings accepted? Yes, with no minimum spend.

    Eid plans: Ballaro will be offering a special Eid brunch – call for more information.(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

    Barbecue Delights (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    Over 60 dishes of Pakistani, Afghani and North Indian cuisines from the buffet, including barbecue grills, curries and desserts. Dhs70 (Sat-Wed), Dhs75 (Thu and Fri). Dhs40 (children four-12 years). Daily sunset-9pm. Opposite Lamcy Plaza, Oud Metha (04 335 9868). Other location: Dhs90. Dhs50 (children aged four to 12)Timings: Sunset-12.30am(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

    Bastakiya Cafe (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    The venue: Bastakiya Café & Restaurant is located on the Mezzanine floor of the Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa and is a traditionally themed, indoor restaurant overlooking the museum.

    Iftar: The iftar buffet is made up of a lavish selection of international, Arabic, Indian, Pakistani as well as Asian dishes and features a selection of starters, salad, soup, main courses, desserts and juices. Arabic coffee and dates are also being served.

    Suhoor: Set menu for in-house guests only.

    Prices: Iftar Dhs85.

    Timings: Daily sunset-10.30pm.

    Bookings accepted? Accepted on weekdays, dependent on availability on weekends, with a minimum charge of Dhs85.

    Eid plans: A special Eid buffet will be served.(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

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