Al Hadheerah An outdoor buffet and air-conditioned Ramadan tent. Features oud player, tanoura dancer and camel and caravan show. Ramadan tent. Dhs225 per person inclusive of water, Ramadan juices and Arabic Coffee. Half price for children aged five to 12. Sunset-midnight. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa, Al Qudra Road, opposite Endurance City (04 809 6100).
A special menu designed to support local farmers, by only using organic produce and ingredients sourced locally. Arabic and international delicacies will be included in an iftar buffet, plus interactive cooking and molecular gastronomy stations for desserts. There is also live oud and tabla entertainment, henna artist, a spice souk, a children’s play area and screens playing Arabic television shows. There will also be an air-conditioned courtyard with shisha. Dhs220 per person. Sunset-1.30am. The Oberoi, Dubai, Business Bay (04 444 1407).
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Iftar is a menu featuring appetisers and mezze. For main course, the Al Nafoorah mixed grill will be available, while ashtha bil asal, a mix of cream, almonds, pistachios and honey, is on offer for dessert. There is also a set menu for suhoor, plus shisha and traditional entertainment from oud and kanoon players. Iftar: Dhs210 per person, half price (children aged 6-12), free (children under six). Suhoor: Set menu from Dhs210-360 per person. Iftar: Sunset-8.30pm. Suhoor 10pm onwards (last order: 12.30am). Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 319 8760).
Al Nafoorah, JZS Lebanese cuisine served in traditional surroundings. À la carte menu also available, plus shisha and oud players. Dhs215 per person. Sunset-8.30pm. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0000).
Al Saker Ballroom The Al Saker Ballroom will be hosting iftar with traditional Ramadan dishes. Dhs220 per person, half price (children aged 5-12), free (children under five). Sunset-8.30pm. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Al Sufouh Road (04 316 5550).
Anise Eight live cooking stations and an extensive international buffet. Live entertainment from an oud player. Dhs215 per person, Dhs105 (children aged 6-12). Sunset-10pm. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Armani/Mediterraneo An iftar buffet featuring an ouzi station, soup station, Middle Eastern mains, mezze and desserts. Suhoor is available for groups of 50 people or more. Dhs260 per person, Dhs130 (children under 12). Sunset-10pm. Armani Hotel Dubai, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Awafi Arabic Café Iftar and suhoor served by the pool on the outdoor terrace. Iftar: Dhs220 (with shisha). Suhoor: Dhs99 (with food and drinks), Dhs149 (with shisha). From sunset. JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Deira (04 607 7977).
Crowne Plaza Dubai Iftar is a buffet featuring Middle Eastern and international specialities. Suhoor is traditional Arabic dishes served à la carte. Traditional entertainment from oud and tabla players, performing from 9pm-2am from Saturday to Wednesday and until 3am on Thursdays and Fridays. Shisha will also be available. Dhs205 per person, Dhs100 (children aged 6-12). Iftar: sunset-9pm. Suhoor: Sat-Wed 9pm-2am, Thu-Fri 9pm-3am. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Festival City (04 701 1127).
Ewaan A Ramadan tent with Arabesque styling and a traditional iftar buffet. Suhoor is available à la carte menu or set menus. There is also an oud musician and shisha. Iftar: Dhs230 per person. Suhoor: Dhs180 per person (minimum spend), from Dhs250 (set menu), Dhs600 (minimum spend for cabana). Iftar: Sunset-9pm. Suhoor: 10pm-2am. The Palace Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 428 7806, 04 888 3444).
Fazaris Break your fast with dates, followed by main courses and Arabic and Turkish coffee. Suhoor is Arabic dishes served à la carte. There is also a duo playing traditional music. Iftar: Dhs210. Suhoor: Charged à la carte. From sunset. The Address Downtown Dubai (04 436 8799).
Imperium An elegant restaurant with views over the landscaped gardens from the terrace. A buffet of local and international dishes. Shisha available. Dhs235 per person.Sunset-8.30pm. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0000).
Junoon Dates and buttermilk to break the fast, before a menu of modern Indian dishes served to the table throughout the meal. There will be five courses featuring dishes including kebabs, biryanis and curries. Dhs220 per person. From sunset. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road(04 405 2716).
Kaleidoscope An all-day dining restaurant serving cuisine from northern Africa, India and the Levant region. Iftar is an international buffet inclusive of Ramadan juices and water. Dhs200 per person. Sunset-8.30pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
La Résidence Restaurant & Lounge This recently-opened restaurant serves high-end French cuisine. Iftar is served as a set menu. Dhs220 per person. From sunset. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 396 2211).
Na3Na3 An extensive menu featuring traditional favourites prepared at live cooking stations offering ouzi, Arabian grills, shawarmas, freshly baked bread, Arabian sweets, and Ramadan drinks. Shisha on the outdoor terrace, traditional entertainment from an oud player and a dedicated kids’ corner. Dhs220 per person. Sunset-9pm. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.theaddress.com (04 888 3444).
Nobu Signature dishes such as steamed sea bass dry miso with eggplant puree and creamy rock shrimp, with iftar staples such as dried fruit and vegetables to break the fast. Dhs270 per person. From sunset. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Pergolas Restaurant An iftar buffet featuring Middle Eastern cuisine including a spread of traditional mezze and an array of Arabic sweets. There will also be live cooking stations. Suhoor will feature traditional Arabic dishes that can be ordered through room service. Dhs180 per person, Dhs90 (children aged 6-12). From sunset. Al Murooj Rotana Dubai, Al Saffa Street, off Sheikh Zayed Road (04 321 1111).
Qbara For the Ramadan menu, Qbara adds a signature modern twist to dishes from across the Middle East. The set menu here is served at the table, and you can expect Iranian-inspired saffron, chicken and vermicelli soup, falafel salad, chargrilled chicken and leek skewers dressed with Yemeni honey and Aleppo chilli salt, crispy soft-shell crab saj, and lamb shoulder, slow cooked for 24 hours. Dessert recipes include umm ali with rose water custard, chocolate katayef with walnuts and candied oranges, and mahalabiya brûlée made with local camel milk. Dhs245 per person. Dhs190 per person (for groups of 20 or more). Daily sunset-8.30pm. Wafi, Oud Metha (04 709 2500).
Ramadan Majlis The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC’s ballroom will be transformed into a Ramadan majlis, where an iftar buffet will be served. Private majlis areas will also be available. The menu includes an Arabian sushi station, and savoury ice cream in flavours such as tahini and hummus. Suhoor will be available à la carte in The Sunken Garden. Iftar: Dhs215 per person, Dhs110 (children aged 6-12). Suhoor: Charged à la carte (shisha: Dhs85. Iftar: Sunset-9pm. Suhoor: 9pm-2am. The Ritz- Carlton DIFC (04 372 2222).
Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor Sanjeev Kapoor’s restaurant serves traditional Indian cooking with modern techniques. Dishes will include tawa sarson mahi, nimboo baghari bhindi and mathania prawns. Dhs220 per person. 7pm-1am. Meliã Dubai, Kuwait Street, Bur Dubai (04 386 8111).
Sloane’s A vibrant setting with a lively open-show kitchen. An iftar buffet at the all-day dining restaurant featuring pizzas, pasta, sushi, fresh fish and a selection from the tandoor oven, or beef, lamb or chicken at the carvery. Ramadan favourites such as slow-cooked lamb ouzi, freshly-baked manakish and a daily selection of Arabic pastries and Ramadan juices will be available. Dhs280 per person, Dhs140 (children aged 4-12), free (children under four). Sunset-8.30pm. Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 399 8888).
Suq The iftar menu will include traditional Arabic and international dishes, while there will also be an 18-flavour ice cream station. Dhs220 per person. Sunset-10pm. Four Seasons Resort Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 270 7777).