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.
Bianca Enjoy all you can eat pasta with free soft drink at Bianca Box Park. Dhs95. Daily from sunset-late. Box Park, Jumeirah (04 345 5300).
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. Box Park, Jumeirah (04 347 8048).
Big Smoke Burger Iftar set menu offer. Dhs65 per person. Daily from sunset until late. Various locations including La Mer, Jumeirah (04 343 6533).
Chival Global Social Featuring a wealth of traditional Arabian dishes served family style at Chival Global Social every evening throughout Ramadan. Dhs195 per person, Dhs95 for kids up to 12, free for kids under six. Daily from sunset-9pm. La Ville Hotel & Suites City Walk, Al Safa Street (054 309 5948).
Clinton St. Baking Company Enjoy a set menu of soup, starters, main course including chicken and waffles as well as dessert. The à la carte menu is also available. Dhs152.50 (including VAT) per person. Daily from sunset-1am. City Walk, Jumeirah (04 344 0705).
Cocoa Kitchen Cocoa-inspired set menu features a diverse selection of signature mezze, mains and desserts for a twist on the classic iftar. Dhs129 per person. Daily from sunset-9pm. City Walk, Jumeirah (04 343 2506).
COYA Dubai Head to this popular Latin American restaurant for an iftar menu featuring “true Peruvian cuisine”. Dhs289 per person. Daily from 7pm-8pm. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah (04 316 9600).
Demoiselle by Galvin Enjoy this five-course set menu, featuring brand-new dishes in a relaxed setting from the Michelin-starred Galvin brothers. Dhs135 per person. Daily from sunset-9pm. City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 590 5076).
Galvin Dubai Savour a five-course iftar at this swanky restaurant from Michelin-starred chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin. Dhs199 per person. Daily from sunset-9pm. The Square, City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 590 5444).
Flooka Dubai For only Dhs165 per person, guests have the options to order hot and cold mezze and fresh fish. Dhs165 per person. Daily sunset-8.30pm. Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah 1 (04 346 1111).
Kaftan Kaftan is bringing an Ottoman and Turkish spin to iftar this year with its mix of traditional dishes, served buffet style. Dhsa190 per person, Dhs95 for kids (play area for children provided). Daily from sunset-9pm. Jumeirah Beach Road, Umm Suqeim 3 (04 338 9688).
LIMA Dubai Try out a special iftar menu at Time Out Dubai’s Best Latin American Restaurant 2018, showcasing a selection of LIMA’s signature dishes. Dhs199 per person. Daily, 7pm-9pm. The Square, City Walk, Al Safa Street (056 5004571).
Masti There’s an iftar menu embracing Eastern flavours with modern twists on Indian-inspired dishes at this new location at La Mer. Dhs150 per person. Daily from 7pm. La Mer, Jumeirah 1 (800 62784).
More Café Three courses including soup pots to share, a selection of salads and a choice of main courses suitable to all dietary preferences. Dhs99 per person. Daily from sunset. Various locations including Mercato Mall, Jumeirah 2 (04 227 6135).
Shai Salon Feast on delicious savoury and sweet treats with this “iftar-noon tea” on offer at Shai Salon. Dhs210 per person. Daily from sunset-11pm. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah 2 (04 270 7805).
Sikka Café Lavish iftar buffet featuring a wide variety of appetising starters, cold and hot mezze, main courses, as well as traditional desserts and beverages. Dhs129 per person. Daily from sunset-8.30pm. City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 385 6524).
Society Cafe and Lounge Offering Modern European cuisine during the day, with iftar having a modern twist on a traditional meal. Dhs180 per person. Daily 7pm-10pm. Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1 (04 222 2811).
Suq Restaurant and Tent Suq restaurant and tent, which overlooks the gardens at Jumeirah Beach, with bright interiors and live cooking stations. Dhs265 per person, half price for kids aged six-12, free for kids under six. Shisha Available Upon Request. Daily from 7pm-9pm. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah 2 (04 270 7777).
The Bvlgari Majlis A swanky majlis iftar at this upmarket new resort. Dhs250 per person, half price (kids aged 12-16), free (kids under 12). Daily from sunset-late. The Bvlgari Resort Dubai, Jumeirah Bay Island, Jumeirah 2 (04 777 5433).
The Chickery A variety of three different size box sets for iftar: Rotisserie chicken, fries, dipping sauce and a drink. Dhs35 for Quarter Rotisserie Chicken Box, Dhs55 for Half Rotisserie Chicken Box, Dhs90 for Whole Rotisserie Chicken Box. Daily from sunset. La Mer, Jumeirah 1 (04 385 5300).
Toro+Ko The specially curated iftar menu stays true to Toro + KO’s roots with a three-course feast of traditional Spanish fare with New York-inspired twists. Dhs195 per person. Daily from noon-midnight. The Square, City Walk, Al Safa (04 590 5433).