The best places to break your fast in Bur Dubai and Oud Metha
Al Manzil Al Manzil is promising a homely, resitential-style venue designed to feel like family iftar at its best. Expect live cooking stations, a huge buffet spread of traditional dishes, desserts and beverages. Dhs155 adults, half-price for kids aged six-12, free for kids under six. Daily from sunset-10pm. Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights, Dubai Healthcare City dubaicreek.regency.hyatt.com (04 553 1283).
Al Ameera Ballroom Claiming to have the UAE’s largest indoor ballroom, Baniyas will be serving up an international buffet for iftar, featuring 22 live cooking stations including unlimited salads, appetisers, Arabian mezze, main courses plus international desserts. Dhs199 per person, Dhs95 for kids aged six-12, free for kids under six. Daily from sunset-9pm. Grand Hyatt Hotel, Oud Metha (04 317 2221).
Citymax Citymax Bur Dubai is offering up a traditional Middle Eastern buffet for iftar in specially designed interiors. Dhs69 per person. Daily from sunset-11pm. Mankhool & Kuwait Street, Bur Dubai, www.citymaxhotels.com (050 100 7065).
Pharaoh Café & Restaurant A traditional iftar buffet featuring Arabic, Indian and Pakistani grilled dishes and fresh fruit juices. Try kochari and biryani along with live cooking stations featuring onion tempuras, chilli pakoras, falafel, spinach fatayer, as well as Umm Ali, basbusa, badam kheer, fruit salad and an assortment of cakes and pastries. Diners arriving between 8.30pm and 10pm receive a 15 percent discount, and groups of ten or more receive one complimentary dinner. Dhs89 per person. Daily from sunset. Arabian Courtyard Hotel, Bur Dubai, email@example.com (04 351 9111).
Promenade A chic café offering iftar buffet including juices, salads, mezze, soups, breads, vegetarian main courses, live meat carving stations and live cooking stations. Dhs69 per person. Daily from sunset-9.30pm. Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai, www.fourpointsburdubai.com (04 397 7444).
Punjabi By Nature The iftar menu features a wide variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes including papdi chaat, bhatti da murg, chicken tikka and fish curry. Dhs59 per person. Daily from sunset-8.30pm. Shukoor building, 10th Street, Oud Metha, www.punjabibynature.ae (04 396 6044).
Sufra Restaurant A bright and contemporary iftar in the Sufra Restaurant, overlooking the Creek. Live cooking stations will be offering fattoush salad, shawarma, fatteh, falafel, grilled meat, pasta. Hot and cold mezze will also be available, as well as tagines and various vegetarian options. Dhs155 adults, half-price for kids aged six-12, free for kids under six. Daily from sunset-10pm. Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights, Dubai Healthcare City, www.dubaicreek.regencyhyatt.com (04 553 1283)
Tirquaz Bistro and Garden Lounge An international and continental iftar buffet is available to guests, including Arabian delicacies and international flavours. Al fresco, poolside dining is available, as is shisha in a variety of flavourse. Dhs99 per person. Daily from sunset-10.30pm. Majestic Hotel Tower, Mankhool Road, Bur Dubai, www.majestichotels.com (04 359 8888).