Ramadan 2018: Eight iftars to try in Dubai this weekend
Our pick of iftars across the city
Today (Thursday May 17) is the first day of Ramadan, and there are plenty of iftars across the city where you can break your fast over the weekend. Ramadan Kareem!
Al Ameera Ballroom
Get ready for a unique iftar, dining in the ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Dubai. The fancy feast boasts live cooking stations and special Ramadan soft drinks. Dhs210 per person, Dhs105 (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
Located on Level 122 of the Burj Khalifa and standing 442 metres above the city, enjoy stunning panoramic views of Downtown Dubai at this iftar at one of Dubai’s most iconic destinations. From Dhs475 per person. Daily, 6pm-10.30pm. Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).
Boardwalk Head to the Creek for an iftar with a difference. Take to the waters aboard the BBQ Donut and you’ll enjoy traditional Middle Eastern dishes such as shish taouk, lamb kofta, falafel, kibbeh and fattoush, with a variety of fruit and local sweets for dessert. Dhs165. Daily, sunset-8pm. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira, www.dubaigolf.com (04 295 6000).
A special menu, which changes daily, will be on offer and is catered by the team at Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera. Dhs250 per person, half price (kids aged six-11), free (kids under six). Daily from sunset-9.30pm. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 440 8888).
This new Brazilian steakhouse offers its churrasco dining experience with Middle Eastern flavours. The views across the city are stunning and the endless meat carved at your table is nothing short of delicious. Dhs189 per person. Daily from sunset-9pm. Central Park Towers, DIFC (04 343 8867).
Galvin Dubai Savour a five-course iftar at this swanky restaurant from Michelin-starred chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin. It’s classy, refined and the European food is phenomenal. It’s no wonder we crowned it our best European Restaurant of 2018. Dhs199 per person. Daily from sunset-9pm. The Square, City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 590 5444).
Hakkasan The winner of Time Out Dubai’s Best Chinese category at the 2018 restaurant awards offers a sumptuous iftar including hot & sour soup, Peking duck, steamed dim sum, stir-fried tiger prawns, wagyu beef ribs, olive & chicken fried rice and homemade sorbet. Mouth-watering. Dhs228. Daily from sunset-8pm. Jumeirah Emirates Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 384 8484).
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).