Alchemy Tent at Habtoor Grand Beach Resort This Ramadan tent serves fresh juices, mixed grills and light bites from an à la carte menu, as well as buffet options. The World Cup games will be shown here, and shisha is available. Private VIP lounges available for hire that can accommodate up to 15 people with private plasma TV screens or projectors. Iftar and suhoor priced à la carte. Iftar: sunset-9pm. Suhoor: 9pm-3am. Habtoor Grand Beach Resort , Al Sufouh Road, Dubai Marina (04 399 5000).
Downtown Ramadan Tent The venue: The rich heritage of Arabian hospitality will meet the captivating beauty of Islamic art this Ramadan, at ‘Downtown’, Emaar Properties’ Ramadan tent in Downtown Dubai. Visitors can revel in a truly celebratory ambience during the Holy Month, with live broadcast of the FIFA World Cup 2014 matches and unparalleled views of the Burj Khalifa, as they enjoy world-class traditional and contemporary cuisine provided by Emaar Hospitality Group. Iftar: There will be an array of authentic Arabic dishes in a warm and welcoming environment. The atmosphere will be enhanced by traditional Arabic music and a handpicked collection of 27 paintings, embodying the essence of the Holy Month of Ramadan from the ‘The Gallery at Emaar Pavilion’. Shisha will be available.
Dubai Mall, Madeleine Café & Boulangerie 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).
Dubai Mall, Eric Kayser The venue: This artisan Parisian bakery is set on the lower ground level of Dubai Mall, Iftar: Choose from the à la carte menu. Suhoor: Not available Prices: As per the menu. Timings: Daily from sunset. Bookings accepted? Yes, with no minimum spend.
Fairmont Dubai, Dokuz The venue: Guests who wish to extend their Ramadan experience can head to Dokuz, the hotel’s newest Turkish venue, located on the ninth floor. Led by entrepreneurial young chef Mustafa Onder, guests can delight in a Turkish-themed menu. Iftar: Not available. Suhoor: Tuck into a taste of Ramadan the Turkish way with kisir, meat dumpling, hand minced meat kebabs and delectable desserts such as baklava and knaffe prepared in the traditional way. Extras: A variety of shisha will be available. Prices: As per the menu. Timings: Daily from 8pm-12.30am. Bookings accepted? Yes. Sheikh Zayed Road, email@example.com (04 311 8316).
Fairmont The Palm, Bā 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.
Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3388).
Fuego, Souk Al Bahar The venue: Fuego is a contemporary Mexican indoor restaurant. Iftar: Enjoy an iftar selection from the à la carte menu. Suhoor: Not available. Prices: As per the menu. Timings: 7.15pm-2am. Bookings accepted? Accepted with no minimum spend.
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Musichall The venue: During the Holy Month of Ramadan, the spectacular MusicHall will be transformed into the Majlis-style Masrah Ramadan to celebrate the spirit, the festivities and the traditions of the sacred month. The indoor venue can accommodate up to 500 guests. Iftar: A delicious iftar menu is available for large group bookings (minimum 100 people). Suhoor: Family-style suhoor consisting of Arabic mezze, mixed grill, Ramadan juices and beverages, and Arabic sweets. Extras: Masrah Ramadan will include a line-up of live performances by talented and renowned artists coming from different parts of the Arab world to present the different refined musical genres in harmony with the spirit of the Holy Month. Shisha is also available as are games such as backgammon and cards. Prices: Minimum spend for suhoor is Dhs190. Timings: 9pm-3am. Bookings accepted? Booking is required. Minimum spend for suhoor is Dhs190 per person with a minimum of four guests per table. Eid plans: The MusicHall will resume its dinner dance concept.
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Sultan’s Lounge The venue: Set in the lobby, Sultan’s Lounge will make Ramadan a time to rediscover tradition with an array of authentic Arabian delights. Iftar: A variety of traditional Arabic dishes. Suhoor: A variety of traditional Arabic dishes. Extras: Shisha available on the terrace. Prices: As per à la carte menu. Timings: Sunset-3am. Bookings accepted? Yes.
Little More, Dubai Marina Mall 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.
One&Only Royal Mirage, Arabian Courtyard, Peregrine Garden The venue: Enjoy a uniquely Arabian evening in the atmospheric courtyard and garden. Make yourself comfortable on majlis cushions and explore the delights of traditional mezze as you enjoy traditional Arabian music in a stunning canopied venue. Iftar: Not available. Suhoor: The Arabian Courtyard celebrates the traditions of Ramadan in the elegant temperature-controlled ‘Peregrine Garden’ courtyard. Treat yourself to a wide selection of hot and cold mezze, shawarma’s and manakeesh with a wide selection of oriental sweets. Extras: Traditional oud and tabla performances. Prices: Cover charge of Dhs50 per person. Timings: 8pm-2.30am. Bookings accepted? Accepted, with no minimum spend or number of people.
Park Hyatt Dubai, The Thai Kitchen The venue: Park Hyatt Dubai presents suhoor nights at The Thai Kitchen Terrace; an opportunity to share a variety of culinary delights with family and friends as you relax by the beautiful waterfront. A full Ramadan à la carte menu is available with cold and hot mezze, main courses, desserts and traditional beverages. The Thai Kitchen’s terrace will open on to the outdoor garden. Iftar: Not available. Suhoor: An opportunity to share a variety of culinary delights with family and friends as you relax by the beautiful waterfront. Extras: The Thai Kitchen Terrace will offer a large variety of shisha for guests to choose from during the evening. Prices: As per the menu. Timings: 8pm-2am. Bookings accepted? Yes. It’s also possible to make reservations for private events.
Paul The venue: This French-styled bakery has various locations across the city, serving French rustic cooking and traditional baking. Iftar: Guests can break their fasts at Paul this Ramadan with a range of options on a special menu, available throughout the duration of the Holy Month. Suhoor: The dedicated Ramadan menu will also be available for guests during suhoor. Prices: As per the menu. Timings: Open daily from sunset. Timings vary depending on the branch – call for more details. Bookings accepted? Yes.
The Address Dubai Mall, Cabana 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.
The Address Dubai Mall, Karat 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).
Zuma, DIFC The venue: An upmarket Japanese restaurant, bar and lounge. Iftar: Enjoy a special selection from Zuma’s à la carte menu. Suhoor: Not available. Prices: As per the menu. Timings: Iftar served daily from 7pm. Bookings accepted? Yes.