The whole of Dubai comes together during Ramadan, with restaurants of every culture wanting to celebrate the Holy Month. Here are a selection of alternative iftar offerings for you to try across the city.
Sapori di BiCE This upmarket casual and chic Italian restaurant offers a special eight-course ioftar tasting menu for Dhs168. It’s a kid-friendly place with an outdoor terrace specially designed for Ramadan and shisha is available. Sunset-11.30pm. Dhs168 per person. City Walk. www.saporidibice.com (04 344 2550)
Chez Sushi This modern, casual Japanese restaurant will be offering custom-made sushi, ready to order throughout Ramadan. Alternatively, pick up miso soup, grilled chicken or katsu bento boxes, as well as date-flavoured Japanese ice cream. Sunset-1am. From Dhs55. Wasl Squar, Al Wasl Road, Dubai Marina or Arabian Ranche (800 78744).
Eggspectation Eggspection's outdoor terrace overlooking the JBR beach will stay open throughout Ramadan. The restaurant will open to visitors at the time of iftar and will stay open until midnight. Sunset-Midnight daily. Dhs95 per person. The Beach, JBR www.eggspectation.com (04 430 7252).
Gaucho This stylish steak house will be offering an iftar menu featuring traditional appetisers, as well as more contemporary dishes like empanadas, ribeye steak, spatchcock chicken and Date and pecan tart for the 3-course set menu. Sunset-9pm. Dhs199 per person. Children under six dine free, six-11 dine half price. Podium Level, Gate Village 05, DIFC. www.gauchorestaurants.com/restaurants/dubai/ (04 422 7898).
Govinda’s This healthy-eating Indian restaurant has designed an iftar menu where eating light is the priority. Get a beverage, salad, appetiser, two main courses and a dessert for under 700 calories – it’s almost unbelievable. Sunset-1am. Dhs76 per person. Umm Suqeim 2. www.mygovindas.com (04 321 1884).