Meanwhile, others feature contemporary and fusion twists on the traditional iftar meal.
Traditionally, the fast is broken with dates and a small drink of either water, juice or Arabic coffee, before prayers are undertaken, following which iftar is served.
Often, Emirati families put on big evening meals for all their family and friends – you’ll sometimes see iftar tents pop up outside big villas – though many also dine out at restaurants across the city which host special events.
The meal usually starts with soup – such as shorbat (lentil soup) – before mains are brought out, featuring rice, salads, grilled meats and more, and finally a selection of sweets treats for dessert.
Abd el Wahab There’s a set menu featuring hot and cold mezze. For main course, there is a choice of a daily dish or a mixed grill. Enjoy the views from this Pier 7 location, too. Dhs150 per person. Daily from sunset. Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 4325772).
Head to this Dubai Marina restaurant for a buffet iftar and live oud music. Dhs165 per person. Daily from sunset-9.30pm. InterContinental Dubai Marina, Dubai Marina (04 446 6669).
Al Maeda Buffet featuring traditional mezze and grills, shisha, Ramadan juices, Arabic coffee with dates and live oud music. Dhs139 per person on the first week of Ramadan, Dhs119 after. Daily from 7pm-10pm. Double Tree by Hilton Dubai – Jumeirah Beach, opposite JBR (055 166 8092).
Alloro Alloro Ristorante will be serving up an Arabic buffet with an Italian flavour throughout Ramadan. Dhs119 per person. Daily from sunset-9pm. Wyndham Dubai Marina Hotel, Dubai Marina (04 407 8872).
Amaseena Majlis - Lou’ Lou’A Ballroom A lavish spread across nine food stations highlighting the best of Middle Eastern cuisine. Dhs225 per person, half price (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). Daily, 7pm-8.30pm. The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, The Walk, JBR (04 318 6150).
Awani A Levant-inspired Iftar showcasing a rotating three-course set menu. Dhs130. Daily from sunset-9pm. The Beach, JBR (04 424 8082).
Bianca Visit this cute eatery at The Beach and enjoy all you can eat pasta and pizza with free soft drink. Dhs95. Daily from 10am-late. The Beach, JBR (04 554 9459).
BiCE Ristorante A fusion of Italian dishes and traditional flavours, comprising a three-course sharing menu. Dhs195 per person. Daily from sunset-8pm. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, The Walk, JBR (04 318 2520).
Big Chefs This family-friendly location is hosting an iftar. You’ll be welcomed with dates and then treated to soup, bread, mezze and a choice of seven different dishes, which will change throughout the month. Dhs115 per person. Daily from sunset-1am. The Beach, opposite JBR (04 551 5302).
Bombay Bungalow Enjoy the stunning sunset with sea views and a curated menu with an Indian twist. Dhs110 per person. Daily from sunset-10pm. The Beach, JBR (800 692 8779).
Brasserie 2.0 This all-day dining restaurant offers up a huge selection of dishes including live cooking stations serving traditional Arabic cuisine as well as international fare. Dhs220 per person, half price (kids aged five-12), free (kids under five). Daily from sunset-8.30pm. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 316 5550).
Butcha Steakhouse & Grill Turkish-inspired, semi-buffet style menu offering a feast of meat and a vast selection of starters, mezze and desserts. Dhs196 per person. Daily from sunset-9pm. The Beach, JBR (04 553 0684).
Cafe Society Iftar buffet with International cuisines. Dhs120 per person, Dhs80 for kids aged six-12, free for kids under six. Daily from sunset-9pm. Tamani Marina Hotel and Hotel Apartment, Dubai Marina (04 318 3755).
Constellation Ballroom This huge, traditional grand iftar buffet features an extensive selection of Arabic and international favourites. Dhs220 per person, Dhs110 (kids aged five-12), free (kids under five). Daily from sunset-9pm. Address Dubai Marina, Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Eggspectation À la carte iftar offer. Prices vary. From sunset. Various locations including The Beach, JBR (04 430 7252).
Horizon All-Day Dining Dates, fruit and juices with mezze and salads, as well as an iftar buffet featuring Arabic and Emirati dishes along with traditional sweets and Arabic coffee. Dhs169 per person, half price for kids aged six-12, free for kids under six. Daily from sunset-9.30pm. Amwaj Rotana Hotel,The Walk, JBR (04 428 2000).
La Terrasse Restaurant Diners are offered an opportunity to win prizes at this iftar. Dhs110 per person. Daily from 7pm-11pm. Gloria Hotel, Dubai Internet City (04 381 8114).
Poco Loco Budget-friendly à la carte iftar with more than 60 sophisticated main course selections and beverages from Latin America. A la carte. Daily from sunset-10pm. The Beach, JBR (04 456 2081).
Pure Sky Lounge and Dining Enjoy a sharing menu for two for Dhs180. Dishes include a selection of pan-Asian cuisine. Dhs180 (for two). Daily from sunset. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, The Walk, JBR (04 4 374 788).
RÜYA Four-course menu. Main course can be chosen while a weekly soup and selection of starters and desserts will be served to the table. Dhs229. Daily from sunset-11pm. Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 399 9123).
Seven Sands This authentic Emirati restaurant invites you to break the fast with traditional flavours and local cuisine with views of the Arabian Gulf. Dhs155 per person, half price for kids aged six-12, free for kids under six. Daily from sunset-9pm. The Beach, JBR (04 551 6652).
Sloane's A variety of different dishes including traditional Arabic cuisine, tasty roasted meats, salads and sushi. Ds260 per person, Dhs130 (kids aged four-12). Daily from sunset-8.30pm. Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).
Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach Enjoy an iftar buffet specialising in Arabic, Moroccan and Turkish cuisines as well as dishes from across the globe. Dhs150 per person, half price for kids aged seven-12, free for kids under seven. Daily from sunset-10pm. The Walk, JBR (04 448 4848).
The Talk Buffet iftar featuring traditional live cooking stations, a shawarma station, a saj station, and traditional Ouzi with a live oud entertainment. Dhs145 per person, half price for kids aged six-12, free for kids under six. Daily from iftar-10.30pm. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 449 8834).
Trader Vic's Three-course iftar menu with a selection of signature dishes including island tidbits and red Thai vegetables. Menu changes every three days. Dhs195. Daily from sunset-8pm. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR (04 318 2530).