Learn how to prepare a special homemade iftar for family and friends
If you want to prepare an iftar for family or friends this Ramadan then look no further.
Top Chef Cooking Studio are putting on a load of iftar cooking classes during the month to help you lay on something special.
The two-hour classes will help you whip up a delicious homemade meal from starter to dessert and will take place every Saturday throughout the month, with the first happening this Saturday (May 19) at 5pm.
The first class will teach amateur chefs how to make a spread of homemade Arabic bread, harira soup, crémeux hummus with baby gems salad, chicken pastilla with honey roasted almond, rose water and yogurt dip, spiced lamb shoulder stuffed with dates and grilled vegetables and date and cashew kataif with orange sorbet.
It sounds like quite a feat, but you’ll be under the expert guidance of a team of enthusiastic gourmets, or if it all sounds like too much hassle then check out one of the iftars below and let someone else do all the hard work.
Al Dawaar A lavish iftar experience at Dubai’s only revolving restaurant and lounge, with 360-degree panoramic city views. Dhs180 per person, Dhs90 for kids aged six-12. Daily from sunset-8.30pm. Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira (04 209 6887).
Gaucho Dubai Sociable and laid back three-course menu consisting of sharing dishes adding a Taste of Argentina. Dhs199 per person (minimum two people). Daily from sunset-9pm. DIFC (04 422 7898).
MINA Brasserie MINA Brasserie will serve a delicious four-course sharing menu to see in the evening in a beautiful setting in the heart of DIFC. Dhs210 per person. Daily from 6pm-8pm. Four Seasons Hotel, DIFC (0 4 506 0000).
Asado A special unlimited set menu along with front row seats for The Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa. Dhs255 per person, half price (kids aged five-12), free (kids under five). Daily from sunset-8pm. Palace Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444). Dhs415. Sat May 19, Sat May 26, Sat May 30, Sat June 2, 5pm-7pm. Villa 196, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.topchefdubai.com.