A La Turca A buffet-style iftar in the resort’s main restaurant. A wide selection of Turkish and Arabic inspired dishes including assorted mezze, salads, soup, hot appetisers, a pasta station, a pide station (Turkish flat bread), a doner kebab station, a live barbecue, assorted main dishes and a selection of traditional and contemporary desserts. An air-conditioned shisha lounge is also available on the terrace. Dhs185 per person, Dhs75 (children aged 3-12). Sunset-9pm. Rixos The Palm, East Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, www.rixos.com (04 457 5555).
Ahwak Café A set menu including drinks, soup, starters, main courses and desserts. Shisha is available. Dhs120 per person. From sunset. BoxPark, Al Wasl Road, Jumeriah (04 386 6535).
Al Dawaar The only revolving restaurant in Dubai with views of the Gulf, Creek and the city. Al Dawaar serves a buffet of traditional Ramadan favourites and Emirati dishes. Dhs190 per person, Dhs95 (children aged six-12). Sunset-9pm. Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
Asateer Tent Overlooking the Arabian Gulf and The Palm, Asateer will host iftar and suhoor. Iftar offers Middle Eastern cuisine from live cooking stations serving up dishes such as lamb ouzi, kibbeh bil laban and chicken mousakhan. Suhoor is an à la carte dining experience. Traditional entertainment including Arabic oud players. Dhs195 per person. Suhoor charged à la carte (minimum spend Dhs150 per person, excluding shisha). Iftar: Sunset-8.30pm. Suhoor: From 9.30pm onwards (last order: 2.30am). Atlantis, The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Azur Restaurant An iftar buffet featuring a soup station, mezze, lamb ouzi, seafood and mixed grill live station. There will also be traditional desserts and drinks. Shisha is available at the Crossroads Terrace. Dhs185 per person. Sunset-9pm. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Be Super Natural One of Dubai’s few vegan eateries, Bestro will be serving an iftar menu during Ramadan. The promise is a selection of healthy food made from scratch, raw, vegan, gluten-, sugar-, chemical-free, as well as using locally sourced and organic produce. Dishes on that menu will include a hearty tagine with cauliflower couscous, falafel wraps with probiotic mint coconut sauce and banoffee pie and tiramisu for dessert. You can also pick up special suhoor smoothies here, which offer a slow release of energy. Dhs170 per person. Dhs30 per child. Daily sunset-9.30 pm. Lafayette Gourmet, Galleries Lafayette, Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9933, ext 2394).
Bertin Bistro and Restaurant A set menu iftar offering featuring Middle Eastern and Andalusian dishes. Suhoor is an à la carte Arabic selection. Traditional Arabic entertainment and shisha are also available. Iftar: Dhs155 (set menu with one drink), Dhs185 (with shisha). Iftar: Sunset-9pm. Suhoor: 9pm-4am. Al Manara, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 321 9239).
Blue Orange Blue Orange is a lively buffet restaurant with cooking stations serving international cuisine. Dhs180 per person. From sunset. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road (04 399 4141).
Choices Restaurant An iftar buffet featuring Middle Eastern cuisine complete with live cooking stations, traditional Arabic sweets and a selection of Ramadan drinks. Suhoor is traditional Arabic dishes that can be ordered through room service. Iftar: Dhs185 per person. Suhoor: Charged à la carte. Iftar: Sunset-9pm. Suhoor: Midnight-sunrise. Al Bustan Rotana, Casablanca Street, Garhoud (04 282 0000).
Clé Dubai Clé Dubai serves contemporary Middle Eastern cuisine from celebrity chef Greg Malouf. The venue has an al fresco terrace overlooking the Burj Khalifa. Iftar is a three-course set menu featuring Middle Eastern specialities such as salmon and prawn tagine, harissa potatoes and traditional katayef. There will also be desserts including baklava or kunafa and shisha. Dhs180 per person (three-course set menu). Sunset-9.30pm. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 352 5150).
Cravin’ Cajun restaurant Among the many options you have for iftar in Dubai, did you expect Cajun cooking to be one of them? This Deep South themed restaurant will be serving a daily changing buffet selection throughout Ramadan featuring creole and Cajun recipes such as chicken and waffles, macaroni and cheese and Salisbury steak. Dhs120 per person. Dhs100 per person (for groups of ten or more). Half price for children under ten. Daily sunset-11pm. Novotel Dubai Al Barsha, next to Sharaf DG Metro Station, Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha (04 304 9000).
Crescendo Crescendo will be serving up a buffet selection of Arabic dishes, from hot and cold mezze and fresh salads to traditional lamb ouzi. There will also be a dessert section and a range of fresh Ramadan juices. A specially-prepared suhoor menu will be available for in-house guests only. There will be traditional Arabic entertainment. Dhs185 per person, Dhs90 (children aged 6-12). Sunset-10.30pm. Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, East Crescent, Palm Jumeirah (04 567 8304).
CUT by Wolfgang Puck A variety of starters served to the table, followed by your own choice of mains and desserts. Starters include dishes like wagyu beef skewers, steak tartare, scallop carpaccio, grilled Mediterranean vegetable salad and ricotta tortelloni. Dhs190 per person. Sunset-9pm. The Address Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Delphine This new LA import at the H Hotel will be serving its first iftar this year. Not satisfied with one cuisine for the month, the restaurant will be serving a selection of seven different cuisines from the region, one for each day of the week, including Emirati, Syrian and Iranian cooking. Starters are served to the table, while main courses and desserts will be available from the buffet. This iftar also takes an arty twist, since the bar area has been converted into a gallery with the help of Cube Arts. Here, you can peruse a number of traditional and cultural artefacts, including a selection of books previously owned by a Saudi Princess. Dhs160 per person. Daily sunset-8.30pm. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8623).
Downtown Tent An air-conditioned tent with views of the Burj Khalifa, a glass-enclosed garden, private rooms, and a buffet of Arabic food. Dhs195 per person (Sun-Wed). Dhs225 per person (Thu-Sat). Sunset-9pm, 10pm-2am. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 450 7600).
Dubai Ballroom, JW Marriott Marquis The ballroom will be transformed into a lounge for both iftar and suhoor. Iftar will be traditional Arabic cuisine and suhoor will be served à la carte. Shisha and oud players also available. Dhs195 per person. Iftar: Sunset-9pm. Suhoor: 9pm-3am.JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 3000).
Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa The beach resort have created their custom-built luxury Barefoot Lounge Ramadan Tent by the beach, offering an international buffet and Middle Eastern specialties. Ramadan juices and sheesha also available. Dhs189 per person. Daily 7pm until 3am. Dubai Marine Beach Resort, Jumeirah. (04 3461111)
Dubai World Trade Center, Ramadan Majlis One of Dubai’s most vast and elaborate majlis settings for Ramadan. This grand setting offers iftar and suhoor, with shisha and private majlis available too. Dhs140 per person. Minimum spend per table applies (Dhs300 per table on weekdays, Dhs500 per table on weekends). Daily sunset-9pm. DWTC (04 308 6322).
Emirates Ballroom, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai A wide variety of meals and drinks, plus six live cooking stations. Dhs175 (standard), Dhs195 (premium), Dhs220 (luxury). Sunset-8.30pm. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 0000).
Feast Live cooking station choices range from a selection of cold and hot mezze such hummus, fattoush, and chicken shish taouk, as well as grilled meats and traditional Arabic specialities including vegetable tajine and chicken kabsa. The dessert bar will have options such as dates and baklava, umm ali and a selection of cakes and sweets. Suhoor is for in-house guests only. Dhs180 per person, half price (children aged 6-12), free (children under six). Sunset-10pm. Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 503 4204).
Grand Hyatt Dubai Live cooking stations and buffets with dishes from Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. Shisha, backgammon and other traditional games are available. Iftar: Dhs195 per person, Dhs95 (children aged 6-12), free (children under six). Suhoor: Charged à la carte menu. Cover charge of Dhs30 per person (Sat-Wed) and Dhs50 per person (Thu-Fri). Iftar: Sunset-9pm. Suhoor: Sat-Wed 8.30pm-2am, Thu-Fri 8.30pm-2.30am. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Sheikh Rashid Road, Oud Metha (04 317 1234).
Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa Iftar buffet and set menu for suhoor. Iftar: from Dhs159. Suhoor: from Dhs159. Sunset-3am. Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 408 4257).
Kitchen 6 An international buffet with a wide range of meals and beverages, along with six live cooking stations. Dhs195 per person. Sunset-8.30pm. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 0000).
Lafayette Gourmet An international iftar buffet featuring mezze, sushi, grills, pastries, Arabic sweets and a selection of tea and juice. Plus traditional entertainment from an oud player. Dhs155 per adult, Dhs75 (children aged 6-11). Sun-Thu sunset-8.30pm, Fri-Sat sunset-9.30pm. Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9933).
Lalezar An Anatolian restaurant with Ottoman-inspired decor. Iftar is delicacies and desserts served family-style complemented by traditional Samovar-brewed tea and Turkish coffee. À la carte also available. Shisha available. Dhs195 per person. Sunset-8.30pm. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0000).
Layali Ramadan Tent The Layali Ramadan Tent will have views of the hotel gardens, encompassing the outdoor terrace of Brunello Restaurant. An iftar buffet of traditional Ramadan dishes, mezze, pizzas, grills and desserts, plus Ramadan drinks. Suhoor is a selection of mezze, mixed grill dishes, manakish and desserts. Shisha will be available, too. There is also an oud player every night until midnight. Iftar: Dhs185 per person, Dhs160 (groups of ten or more). Suhoor: Dhs95 minimum spend (excluding shisha). Iftar: sunset-9pm. Suhoor: 10pm-3am. Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah, West Crescent, Palm Jumeirah (04 444 2000).
Mezzerie An iftar featuring live cooking stations, Middle Eastern dishes and international options. There will also be mezze, fresh juices, soups, mixed grills and Arabic sweets. There will also be an oud player. Dhs190 per person. Sunset-8.30pm.Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah (04 818 2222).
MusicHall MusicHall will be transformed into Masrah Ramadan, where guests can choose from an à la carte menu featuring a selection of Arabic mezze, main courses and Ramadan juices. Only for suhoor. Shisha available. Dhs190 (minimum spend). 9pm-2am. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0000).
Naya A set menu will be served. Dhs205 per person. From sunset. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 366 5866).
Nina An Indo-Oriental buffet or à la carte menu selection. Includes a selection of north Indian biryanis, chicken and lamb kebab platters, butter chicken and desserts including home-made rice pudding and signature vanilla panna cotta. Dhs195 per person. Sunset-11.30pm. One&Only Royal Mirage, Jumeirah Beach (04 399 9999).
Olives A Mediterranean iftar buffet featuring mezze, lamb shakriya with olives and potato, beef and artichoke with prunes, almond saffron fish with tomato, and roasted lamb leg with smoked barley. Dhs195 per person. Sunset-11.30pm. One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh Road (04 399 9999).
Reem Al Bawadi The restaurant and shisha lounge serves authentic Lebanese dishes at the iftar buffet. Shisha available. Iftar: Dhs130. Suhoor: Dhs65. From sunset. Various locations including Sheikh Zayed Road (04 330 6663), Jumeirah Beach Road (04 394 7444).
Seven Sands This new Emirati restaurant at The Beach will host iftar this year. You’ll find a set menu selection that changes each week, featuring the restaurant’s signature dish kibbeh al bezar, as well as Emirati salads, appetizers, soups, main courses and desserts. Dhs135 per person. Daily sunset-8.30pm. The Beach at JBR, The Walk, Dubai Marina (04 551 6652).
Shayan Restaurant A Persian-style iftar buffet, including Ramadan juices, grilled dishes and Arabic mains. Suhoor is available from live cooking and beverage stations. Also expect traditional musical entertainment and board games. A raffle to win prizes including meal vouchers and tickets with Turkish Airlines. Dhs198 per person. Sunset-10.30pm. Al Ghurair Rayaan by Rotana (04 293 3000).
Solo Bistronomia An Italian restaurant with a family and friends sharing concept. Iftar is a special three-course set menu. Dhs180 per person. Sunset-9pm. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 370 8999).
Tagine A traditional iftar buffet featuring dishes like Moroccan salads, lentil soup, preserved chicken with lemon, lamb and prune tagines. Dhs195 per person. Sunset-8.30pm. One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh Road (04 399 9999).
Tesoro A Peruvian-inspired iftar buffet with the likes of quinoa tabbouleh, ceviche and shish taouk. Suhoor is available at Byzantium Lounge, where there will also be chess and backgammon available. Iftar: Dhs195 per person, Dhs97.5 (children aged 5-12), free (children under five). Suhoor: Dhs150 per person. Iftar: From sunset for three hours. Suhoor: 9pm-3am. Taj Dubai, Downtown Dubai (04 438 3260).
Tom & Serg Far from the traditional iftar experience here, from 7pm every day during Ramadan, Tom&Serg will be serving a choice of roast dinners with all the trimmings, which they are calling ‘Rule the Roast’. A new twist to the deal this year is a pop-up souk, which will take place each night at the café, but with a regularly changing selection of items on sale. Dhs100 per person. Daily from 7pm. Al-Joud Center, Al Quoz, Near Ace Hardware, Sheikh Zayed Road (056 474 6812).