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  • 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

  • Bundoo Khan (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    The venue: Chic, elegant, cosy ambience with the option of al fresco dining.

    Iftar: Contemporary Pakistani cuisine and barbecue with traditional Arabic dishes, mouth-watering iftar snacks, mocktails with karak chai (tea) and Peshawari kahwa will be offered.

    Suhoor: A special à la carte menu comprised of traditional Pakistani and Arabic cuisine.

    Price: From Dhs75.

    Timings: Daily sunset-10pm (iftar buffet), 10pm onwards (à la carte menu).

    Bookings accepted? We will accept advance reservations for table bookings. Confirmed reservations for the first week of Ramadan will be given a special discount.

    Eid Plans: Special Eid brunch and dinner buffet.(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

    Brasserie (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    The venue: With live cooking stations and specialty chefs, Brasserie mixes classic Arabic cuisine with international fare from all over the world.

    Iftar: Experience an international iftar to remember. From the gastronomic delights of the Amalfi
    coast to the flair of Mumbai and delicate sushi from Japan. Always fresh, always different, a Brasserie family Ramadan will not disappoint.

    Suhoor: Not available.

    Extras: Shisha is available on the terrace.

    Prices: Dhs180.

    Timings: Sunset-9pm.

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

    C.taste (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    The venue: This all-day dining restaurant serves up tasty food in a tasteful setting.

    Iftar: This Ramadan, Centro Barsha offers you a cosy venue and an authentic menu to enjoy for Iftar.

    Suhoor: This will be offered as an à la carte selection.

    Prices: Iftar is Dhs90 per person, and suhoor from Dhs70.

    Timings: 7pm-10pm (iftar), 2am-4am (suhoor).

    Bookings accepted? Yes, with no minimum and a 20 percent discount for every booking of ten or more.(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

    Cabana (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    The venue: This al fresco poolside restaurant offers expansive views of the Burj Khalifa and serves grilled and baked delicacies.

    Iftar: An à la carte menu packed with favourites will be available during the Holy Month.

    Suhoor: Not available.

    Prices: As per the menu.

    Timings: Sunset-midnight.

    Bookings accepted? Only for groups of more than 30.(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

  • Café Arabesque (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    The venue: During the course of Ramadan, Café Arabesque is displaying a traditional Ramadan theme, offering guests an extensive iftar buffet of Middle Eastern dishes coupled with spectacular views overlooking the Dubai Creek.

    Iftar: Expect an extensive iftar buffet of Middle Eastern dishes. The Creek Ballroom is also available for hire for private and corporate iftar events, and has been transformed into an authentic Ramadan tent with a menu to suit the requirements of every guest.

    Suhoor: Not available.

    Prices: Dhs180 per person.

    Timings: Sunset-9.30pm.

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

    Cantina Mariachi (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    A daily set-menu at the Mexican eatery, which includes a choice of soups, hot and cold appetizers, main courses and desserts. Dhs90 per personTimings: From sunset(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

    Carrluccio’s (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    The Italian café serves a set menu for iftar of simple Italian cooking, including desserts such tiramisu, lemon cake and chocolate fondant. From Dhs99 (two courses). Dhs119 (three courses)Timings: sunset-3am(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

    Cascades (Restaurants)

    Meal Deal

    The venue: Located in the heart of Dubai under a soaring atrium, Cascades showcases casual and contemporary cuisine with both international and Arabian fare on offer.

    Iftar: Guests can expect international delights and an extensive array of Arabic mezze, signature salads, grilled specialties and more.

    Suhoor: Not available.

    Prices: Dhs170.

    Timings: Daily sunset-9.30pm.

    Bookings accepted? Yes. dbi.fbconcierge@fairmont.com.(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) More meal deals

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