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.
Al Falak Ballroom The ballroom, inspired by a Viennese opera house, is transformed into a palatial hall dressed in Arabesque patterns this Ramadan. Dhs255 per person. Daily from sunset. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 301 7600).
Al Iwan Try iftar in the world’s tallest atrium this iftar. Dhs295 per person. Daily from sunset-9pm. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 301 7600).
Arboretum Arboretum is the perfect place to visit if you’re after some top views. Dhs195 per person. Daily from sunset-8.30pm. Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah (04 432 3232).
Biryani Pot Break the fast in the comfort of your own home, with an authentic and delicious Ramadan Iftar menu from Biryani Pot. Dhs59. Daily from sunset-2am. Jumeirah Beach Road, Umm Suqeim (04 338 277).
Blue Orange, Hunters and Spice Emporium Iftar buffet spread across three dining venues: Blue Orange, Hunters and Spice Emporium. Dhs155 per person, Dhs55 for kids under 12, free for kids under six. Daily from sunset-8pm. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina, Al Sufouh (04 511 7373).
Counter Culture Café Enjoy dishes from live cooking stations at this casual iftar. Dhs159 person, half price (kids aged seven to 12), free (kids under six). Daily from sunset-9.30pm. Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 319 4000).
Hanaaya Meaning “happiness” in Arabic, enjoy this international buffet shared with friends and family. Dhs195 per person. Daily from sunset-8.30pm. Jumeirah Mina A'Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 432 3232).
Khaymat Al Bahar Enjoy a Lebanese buffet at this Jumeirah Al Qasr location. Dhs195 per person. Daily from sunset-8.30pm. Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah (04 432 3232).
Majlis This special set-up will cater for all tastes this Ramadan. Dhs220 per person. Daily from sunset-8.45pm. Madinat Jumeirah (04 432 3232).
One&Only Royal Mirage Enjoy daily iftar buffets from Tajine and The Rotisserie, or celebrate with a private banquet. Dhs230 per person, Dhs250 (private banquets per person). Daily 8pm-2.30am. One&Only Royal Mirage, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 399 9999).
Pai Thai Try a three-course unlimited sharing menu of Thai classics and signature dishes including a traditional Thai green curry and pomelo salad. Dhs250 per person. Daily from sunset-11.30pm. Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah (04 432 3232).
The Palmery Enjoy a relaxing iftar buffet with international dishes at The Palmery. Dhs195 per person. Daily from sunset-8.30pm. Jumeirah Al Naseem, Madinat Jumeirah (04 432 3232).