Best Dubai iftar options for Ramadan 2019

Where to break the fast this year – from traditional buffet to set menus

Best Dubai iftar options for Ramadan 2019

During Ramadan, iftar is the meal that breaks the fast after sunset each day – and there are hundreds to choose from across the city.

While many offer traditional Middle Eastern buffets, others feature contemporary set menus to be shared with family and friends.

The fast is usually broken with dates and a small drink of water, juice or Arabic coffee. Prayers are then undertaken and iftar is served – usually starting with soup, followed by rice, salads, grilled meats and more.

While many restaurants serve iftar, Emirati families often put on big evening – and you’ll even see tents popping up outside big villas.

As a reminder, the Ramadan 2019 dates are expected to start on Sunday May 5 and go on until Tuesday June 4 – although that's subject to change because the dates are determined by the sighting of a new moon.

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AL BARSHA, AL QUOZ & BARSHA HEIGHTS

Aspen Chalets
Settle into one of the cosy and rustic chalets overlooking Ski Dubai while a private chef prepares iftar for your group. There’s a minimum booking of eight people for this iftar.
Dhs650. Daily, sunset-9pm. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates (04 409 599).

CityCafé
Iftar buffet offering Arabic favourites and international dishes.
Dhs69. Daily, sunset-8.30pm. Citymax Hotel Al Barsha at the Mall, Al Barsha (04 409 8016).

Café Bateel
Healthy three-course iftar menu featuring gourmet Mediterranean cuisine in Mall of the Emirates. Also available at other branches of the chain.
Dhs120. Daily, sunset. Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 393 1536). Also available at other locations including Dubai Marina Mall and JBR.

Channels
Traditional iftar buffet accompanied with refreshing beverages.
Dhs195. Daily, sunset-9pm. Media Rotana, Barsha Heights (04 435 0230).

Day & Night
This restaurant at Mercure Hotel has an iftar with an array of dishes on a daily and weekly menu rotation.
Dhs180. Daily, sunset-9pm. Mercure Hotel Dubai Barsha, Al Barsha (04 381 8888).

Emarati N More Restaurant
For a bargain iftar buffet head to this restaurant in Al Barsha. There’s a range of international, Indian, Arabic and Italian food.
From Dhs33. Daily, 6.30pm-11.30pm. Cassells Al Barsha Hotel, Al Barsha (04 408 4777).

Flavours Restaurant
Enjoy a traditional iftar buffet with Arabic sweets and local dishes to try.
Dhs119 (adults), Dhs59 (kids aged six-12), free (kids five and under). Daily, sunset-9pm. Courtyard by Marriott, Al Barsha (04 506 1111).

INKED
The cooks from Souk El Tayeb’s Kitchen Tawlet are back at the Alserkal Avenue venue with special rotating
iftar menus.
Dhs275 (adults), Dhs130 (kids aged five-11). Daily, 7pm-9pm. Warehouse 57, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (050 845 1359).

Nightjar Coffee
Special iftar menu served at this trendy coffee shop.
Dhs100. Daily, sunset-9pm. Warehouse 62, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 330 6635).

Olea
Levantine cuisine served up from the kitchen amid opulent surroundings with a lush terrace area.
Dhs210. Daily, sunset-9pm. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 599).

The Atrium
Iftar buffet featuring more than 60 items to choose from with live cooking stations. Also with live entertainment and kids’ activities throughout the meal.
Dhs199 (adults), Dhs89 (kids aged five-ten), free (kids under five). Daily, sunset-9pm. Grand Millennium Dubai (04 423 4170).


ARABIAN RANCHES, JLT, EMIRATES HILLS & IBN BATTUTA

Al Bahou
Iftar buffet served in a Middle Eastern setting under majestic lanterns.
Dhs185. Daily, from sunset. Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate, Ibn Battuta (04 444 0000).

Aquaviva
Enjoy an al fresco iftar by the pool in the heart of Emirates Hills.
Dhs185. Daily, sunset-9pm. Address Montgomerie, Emirates Hills (04 888 3444).

Baker Finch
Head to this spot for authentic Arabian cuisine from a hearty buffet, that’s suitable for all of the family.
Dhs155 (adults), Dhs77.50 (kids aged six-11), free (kids five and under). Available on upon request for group booking of 20 guests or more. Daily, sunset-9pm. Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Emirates Road (04 888 3444).

Dallah Lounge
This fully air-conditioned Ramadan tent at Emirates Golf Club offers views of the golf course and skyline. It features a buffet including a salad bar, mezze and grill stations
Dhs150. Daily, sunset-9pm. Emirates Golf Club, Al Sufouh (04 417 9999).

Jazz@PizzaExpress
If you love pizza, break your fast at this popular chain, serving up unlimited starters, one main course and a drink for iftar.
Dhs65. Daily, from sunset. Cluster A, JLT (04 441 6342).

Nosh
Live cooking stations with ouzi carving, Arabic mixed grill and shawarma.
Dhs135 (adults), Dhs67.50 (kids aged six-12), free (kids five and under). Daily, sunset-10.30pm. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, JLT (04 438 0000).

Palermo
Family-friendly iftar designed for large groups with young children set in contemporary surroundings.
Dhs155 (adults), Dhs77.50 (kids aged six-11), free (kids five and under). Available on upon request for group booking of 20 guests or more. Daily, sunset-9pm. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches (04 888 3444).

Streetery Food Hall
This cool street food spot is serving up a set menu of Asian favourites. Plus there’s a special collaboration with Time Out Dubai and 3 Fils on Wednesday May 8 for Dhs150.
Dhs79. Daily, 7pm & 9pm. Cluster D, JLT (04 587 3373).


BUR DUBAI & OUD METHA

Azur Restaurant
Head to Raffles Dubai in Oud Metha this Ramadan for a traditional buffet of iftar favourites, as well as live carving stations, sweet treats and a variety of international dishes at Azur Restaurant.
Dhs205 (adults), Dhs95 (kids aged six-12), free (kids five and under – one per two paying adults). Daily, sunset-10.30pm. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).

Claypot
This budget Indian restaurant is serving up aditional iftar buffet with favourite Arabic and international dishes. Plus, it’s just Dhs69.
Dhs69. Daily, sunset-9pm.
Citymax Hotel Bur Dubai, Bur Dubai (050 100 7065).

Doors Freestyle Grill
Visit this restaurant at Al Seef for traditional specialities including soups, salads and main courses such as lamb chops, grilled king prawns and premium meat cuts. A large selection of fusion Turkish desserts are also available. There’s also top views out across the waters of Dubai Creek to enjoy while you dine too.
Dhs345. Daily, 7pm-10pm. Al Seef, Bur Dubai (050 700 0375).

Estrellas Rooftop Lounge
Try Arabic hot and cold mezze, mixed grills and mains including tajine lala Fatima, lamb ouzi and paneer Punjabi tadka at this rooftop lounge in Bur Dubai. Finish it all off with desserts such as pistachio gulab jamun and date pudding.
Dhs139. Daily, sunset-9pm. The Canvas Hotel Dubai - MGallery by Sofitel, Bur Dubai (04 386 8111).

Grand Hyatt Dubai
Traditional Ramadan tent offering a grand and luxurious setting for iftar, with a delectable buffet of Arabic favourites.
Dhs210 (adults), Dhs105 (kids aged six-12), free (kids five and under). Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2221).

MITRA - The Indian Fusion Bistro
This Indian restaurant, that’s set out into the waters of Dubai Creek, is serving a special four-course “elaborate” buffet featuring drinks, starters, main courses and desserts for iftar this year.
Dhs99. Daily, 6.30pm-2am. Al Seef, Bur Dubai (04 388 5555).

Pasta & Pesto Restaurant
You’ll get some carb-friendly dishes at this iftar buffet, plus Arabic dishes too at this restaurant at City Seasons Towers.
Dhs65 (adults), Dhs35 (kids aged six-11), free (kids five and under). Daily, sunset-10.30pm. City Seasons Towers, Bur Dubai (04 516 3333).

QE2 At Majlis
Al Malika, a buffet will showcase the very best in Arabian gastronomy, while at Majlis Al Mulook guests can expect live stations.
Dhs195 (adults), Dhs97.50 (kids aged five-12), free (kids under four).Majlis Al Malika: Daily, sunset-9pm.Majlis Al Mulook: Daily, sunset-11pm. QE2, Port Rashid, Deira (04 526 8888).

Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor
Book into this restaurant from the acclaimed Indian chef this Ramadan. The iftar menu serves up an inventive twist on traditional cuisine, with dishes including hummus ki gilawat, rajma chawal arancini, banana leaf-wrapped curried salmon and saffron lamb shank stew.
Dhs169. Daily, sunset-9pm. The Canvas Hotel Dubai – MGallery by Sofitel, Bur Dubai (04 386 8111).

Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
Get a deeper understanding and learn about the history of Ramadan in the UAE by attending this unique experience for tourists and residents alike. The SMCCU sits in the heart of Dubai’s Old Town the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood and is a hotspot for learning about Islamic culture. Iftars will run every night from May 8 to June 1 except on Fridays.
Dhs185 (adults), Dhs90 (ages seven to 11). May 8-Jun 1 (except Fridays), 7pm-9pm. House 26 and House 47, Al Fahidi District (04 353 6666).

The Gallery Restaurant
This buffet restaurant is laying on an authentic meal. It promises a traditional Arabic atmosphere plus “exquisite” regional specialities to try for iftar.
Dhs65. Daily, sunset-10.30pm. BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Road, Bur Dubai (04 352 4444).

The Daily
This buget restaurant at hotel chain Rove has an iftar buffet with international dishes. The meal is only Dhs99, plus diners will get a free ‘Pass It On’ voucher to come again or gift to someone else.
Dhs99. Daily, from sunset. Rove Trade Centre, Bur Dubai (04 561 9300) and Rove Healthcare City, Oud Metha (04 561 9200).


DEIRA

Al Mansour Dhow
An iftar with a difference, taking place on a traditional dhow. Enjoy juices, soft drinks and a large spread of Arabic and international favourites while taking in the views of Dubai Creek.
Dhs199 (adults), Dhs89 (kids aged four-12), free (kids under four). Daily, 6pm-8pm. Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek, Deira (04 205 7033).

Al Dawaar
This revolving restaurant has 360-degree panoramic views. Offering a spread of traditional Ramadan dishes including others served fresh from the kitchen.
Dhs190 (adults), Dhs95 (kids aged five-ten). Daily, sunset-11.30pm. Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira (04 209 6914).

Aseelah
Head to this Creekside spot for a traditional iftar putting Emirati dishes front and centre. Served with juices.
Dhs199 (adults), Dhs89 (kids aged four-12), free (kids under four). Daily, sunset-9pm. Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek, Deira (04 205 7033).

Fish Market
Near the Creek, this restaurant has excellent views and makes fresh seafood a key part of its menu. Each night’s iftar offers a buffet as well juices.
Dhs199 (adults), Dhs89 (kids aged four-12), free (kids under four). Daily, sunset-9pm. Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek, Deira (04 205 7033).

Gallery Café
A spread featuring traditional and international favourites.
Dhs79. Daily, 7pm-11pm. Hyatt Place Dubai Deira, Al Rigga (04 608 1234).

Glasshouse Brasseries
This art deco spot right by the Creek will be decorated specially for Ramadan and will serve up a traditional iftar buffet each evening.
Dhs139 (adults), Dhs69.50 (kids aged six-12), free (kids under five). Daily, sunset-10pm. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (04 227 1111).

Hatta Restaurant
Enjoy a buffet spread with traditional Arabic shawarma and charcoal-grilled meats, including shish taouk and kofta.
Dhs149. Daily, sunset-9pm. Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel and Towers, Deira (04 228 1111).

Level M
Try a wide variety of hot and cold mezze with salads and live cooking stations. Featuring Middle Eastern specialities alongside
desserts and coffee.
Dhs109 (adults), Dhs54.50 (kids aged six-11), free (kids six and under). Daily, sunset-10.30pm. Studio M Arabian Plaza, Deira (04 215 4444).

Liwan Restaurant
Selection of Arabic cuisine with hot and cold mezze, salads, meats and more. There’s live music from an oud player too.
Dhs165. Daily, sunset-9pm. Swissotel Al Ghurair, Deira (04 293 3000).

Minato
For something a bit different this Ramadan, try the iftar buffet at Japanese restaurant Minato. It will feature signature dishes as well as juices and soft drinks.
Dhs199 (adults), Dhs89 (kids aged four-12), free (kids under four). Daily, sunset-9pm. Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek, Deira (04 205 7033).

New Season Restaurant
Iftar buffet with a wide selection of traditional dishes and delicious salads as well as Asian-inspired mezze and grills.
Dhs89 (adults). Daily, sunset-10pm. City Seasons, Port Saeed, Deira (04 294 2777).

QD’s
Visit the Ramadan tent at this longstanding Dubai Creek restaurant and enjoy a wide variety of traditional Arabic dishes and desserts.
Dhs170 (adults), Dhs70 (kids aged six-12). Daily, sunset-9pm. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).

Shabestan
This Persian restaurant is offering up traditional flavours and music. Expect a buffet of traditional dishes and the restaurant’s signature classics.
Dhs199 (adults), Dhs89 (kids aged four-12), free (kids under four). Daily, sunset-9pm. Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek, Deira (04 205 7033).

Shayan Restaurant
Shayan Restaurant is serving a Persian iftar buffet with classic dishes including ash e reshte soup, mirza ghasemi, kashke bademnjan and more.
Dhs199. Daily, sunset-9pm. Swissotel Al Ghurair, Deira (04 293 3000).

Spice Island
An iftar buffet with five live cooking stations serving up ouzi, tandoori and grilled meats. Head down with a group and for every ten people, one person can dine for free.
Dhs149 (adults), Dhs69 (kids aged six-12), free (kids five and under). Daily from sunset. Crowne Plaza Dubai - Deira, Deira (04 262 5555/050 551 0687).

The Canteen
Iftar experience featuring a wide-ranging buffet and views of the Dubai Creek as well as the city skyline.
Dhs149 (adults), Dhs74.50 (kids aged six-12), free (kids six and under). Daily, sunset-9pm. Aloft City Centre Deira, Deira (052 121 8716). 

The Daily
Iftar buffet, with diners getting a free ‘Pass It On’ voucher to come again or gift to someone else.
Dhs99. Daily, from sunset. Rove City Centre, Deira (04 561 9100).


DIFC & SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD

24th St.
International dishes with cuisines featured including Arabic, Thai, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Indian.
Dhs159 (adults), Dhs79.50 (kids aged six-12), free (kids five and under). Daily, sunset-8.30pm. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).

Al Nafoorah
Traditional Lebanese iftar featuring mezze, shawarma, mixed grill meats and more at this fancy spot.
Dhs195. Daily, 6.30pm-10pm. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 666 353).

Andes
Head to this cool spot for an iftar that mixes South American and Emirati gastronomy.
Dhs179. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 338 9935).

Ballarò
The Conrad is laying on a special family-style iftar with Turkish cuisine and live cooking stations. There’s also live music from an oud player, every night until 9pm.
Dhs175. Daily, sunset-9pm. Conrad Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 444 7444).

Burger & Lobster
This well-known international chain will cater for fans of shellfish, burgers or both. The five-course menu will include soup, the classic cheeseburger, mini prawn roll, half a pound of lobster and tres leches to finish.
Dhs149. Sat-Wed sunset-midnight; Thu-Fri sunset-2am. Burj Daman Building, DIFC (04 514 8838).

Cascades
Try an nternational iftar buffet with three Arabic live cooking stations and interactive food stalls recreating the atmosphere of an authentic market.
Dhs184 (adults), Dhs92 (kids aged six-12), free (kids five and under). Daily, sunset-9.30pm. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).

Cipriani Dubai
This swanky Italian restaurant’s iftar is serving up signature Venetian cuisine in a simple but luxurious atmosphere in DIFC.
Dhs280. Daily, sunset-11.45pm. Gate Village, Building 10, DIFC (04 347 0000).

Crowne Plaza Dubai
There’s a large buffet with Middle Eastern and international delicacies. Plus there’s live musical entertainment while you dine.
Dhs199 (adults), Dhs99 (kids aged six-12), free (kids five and under). Daily, sunset-9.30pm. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 276 963).

Dunes Café
Middle Eastern specialities including traditional Arabic cuisine with a variety of desserts. Price includes soft drinks and traditional beverages.
Dhs149. Daily, sunset-10pm. Shangri-La Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).

Eat & Meat
The H Dubai’s all-day dininig restaurant has an iftar spread with traditional Arabic cuisine, live cooking stations, mixed grills, shawarma and an extensive selection of salads.
Dhs185 (adults), Dhs90 (kids aged six-14), free (kids five and under). Daily, sunset-9pm. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8888).

FEAST
There are seven live cooking stations as well as signature dishes from Arabic cuisine at Feast’s iftar.
Dhs195. Daily, sunset-11pm. Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 941 5576).

Flavours on Two
Try a Ramadan iftar buffet with a selection of authentic cuisines including starters, main courses and desserts.
Dhs149. Daily, sunset-8.30pm. Towers Rotana Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 312 2210).

Flow
Book into a healthy Arabic-themed iftar with a coinciding talk series named the Modern Majlis. Traditional cuisine, with a price including beverages.
Dhs98. Wednesdays, sunet-9pm. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 666 353).

Fogo de Chão
Offering a different take on typical Arabic cuisine, Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão’s nightly iftar is a must for meat-lovers. Running from sunset to 9pm, diners can mix both traditional Arabic favourites with South American specialty cuts.
Dhs199. Daily, sunset-9pm. Central Park Towers, DIFC (04 343 8867).

Hadoota Masreya
There’s an iftar buffet with more than 50 dishes featuring traditional Egyptian specialities.
Dhs140. Daily, 7pm-9pm. Matloob Building, Al Safa, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 380 9000).

La Petite Maison Dubai
This superb French restaurant in DIFC has a range of signature dishes on its menu including a starter, main course and dessert.
Dhs240 (minimum two people). Daily, 6.45pm-8pm. Gate Village, Building 8, DIFC (04 439 0505).

London Dairy Bistro
Break your fast at this Sheikh Zayed Road café, where you’ll get soup along with a choice of starter, main course and dessert and a hot or cold beverage from the bistro’s contemporary menu.
Dhs125 per person.  Daily, sunset-3am, Aspin Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai (04 352 5473).

Margherita
Authentic Italian iftar with a set menu featuring classic dishes.
Dhs72. Daily, from sunset. Sheikh Zayed Road (600 577 778).

Mina Brasserie
Mina Brasserie is serving up a four-course iftar sharing menu with dishes like burrata, roasted foie gras, truffle rigatoni, grilled lamp champs and lemon tart on the menu.
Dhs210 per person. Daily sunset-9pm. Four Seasons Dubai DIFC, DIFC, www.fourseasons.com/dubaidifc (04 506 0000).

Moka Café
Try a traditional iftar buffet with signature dishes at this chilled-out spot.
Dhs99. Daily, sunset-11pm. Villa Rotana, Shekih Zayed Road (04 321 6111).

ONI Dubai
This swish new Japanese restaurant has an eclectic menu offering a twist on the usual iftar experience.
Dhs180. Daily, sunset-3am. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2333).

OPA
Our Best Fine Dining Newcomer OPA has a special Greek iftar menu including a soup of the day, dates, cold and hot starters, a main course and a dessert.
Dhs195. Daily, 7pm-8.30pm. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 357 0557).

Play Restaurant & Lounge
This sky-high restaurant in The H Dubai has an iftar offering ombining the traditional with
a creative twist.
Dhs250. Daily, 6.30pm-9.30pm. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8888).

Penrose Lounge
A hearty iftar of traditional mezze with views of the Burj Khalifa.
Dhs210 per person. Daily sunset-9pm. Four Seasons Dubai DIFC, DIFC, www.fourseasons.com/dubaidifc (04 506 0000).

Roberto’s Restaurant and Lounge
Feast on Italian delicacies during a four-course iftar, with sharing dishes and a honey-infused menu at this swanky Italian.
Dhs275. Daily, 7pm-midnight. Gate Village, Building 1, DIFC (04 386 0066).

The Majlis at Dubai World Trade Centre
Traditional Ramadan tent offering classic Arabic dishes in a specially decorated setting.
Dhs165 (adults), Dhs85 (kids aged six-12). Daily, sunset-3am. Za’abeel Hall 6, Dubai World Trade Centre (800 3982).

The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC
There’s a traditional majlis with large buffet at this DIFC hotel.
Weekdays: Dhs219 (adults), Dhs110 (kids aged six-12). Weekends: Dhs179 (adults), Dhs90 (kids aged six-12). Daily, sunset-8.30pm. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2222).

Two Seasons Hotel & Apartments
There’s an iftar featuring classic Arabic dishes with a small Ramadan tent lounge.
Dhs110. Daily, from sunset. Two Seasons Hotel & Apartments, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 381 8114).


DOWNTOWN DUBAI & BUSINESS BAY

3in1
Three-day rotation iftar menu with freshly prepared hot dishes straight from the kitchen. Price includes desserts as well as hot and cold beverages.
Dhs180. Daily, sunset-10pm. Vida Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

Al Fanous Lounge
Enjoy a memorable iftar experience with friends and family at the Ramadan lounge hosted in the iconic Dubai Ballroom.
Dhs199. Daily, sunset-8.30pm. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 0000).

Al Massa Ballroom
The hotel’s ballroom will be transformed into a contemporary Arabian space for iftar.
Dhs175. Daily, 7pm-10.30pm. Sofitel Dubai Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 503 6666).

Angelina Café & Tearoom
This Parisian-style café is creating a special four-course set menu combing French and Middle Eastern flavours. You can work your way through soups, salads, mains of steak, saffron risotto and sea bass or ratatouille and desserts, alongside Ramadan juices in Angelina’s elegant setting in The Dubai Mall.
Prices vary. Daily, sunset-2am. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 449 2112).

Armani/Amal
Special iftar menu with dates followed by four courses offering “taste sensations” from India.
Dhs250. Daily, sunset-9pm. Burj Khalifa, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3666).

Armani/Ballroom
Iftar served in the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa. Combines Arab design and a relaxed ambience during the nightly occasion.
Dhs250 (adults), Dhs125 (kids aged five-11), free (kids four and under). Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3666).

Asado
Enjoy an iftar menu of South American flavours with an unlimited amount of the restaurant’s signature dishes and a live parilla grill. Minimum ten people per booking.
Dhs225 (adults), Dhs112.50 (kids aged six-11), free (kids five and under). Daily, sunset-9pm. Palace Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

At.mosphere
Enjoy a special iftar in Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.
Dhs475. Daily, 7pm-10pm. Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).

Bab Al Mansour
There’s an iftar buffet inspired by regional cuisine from Morocco. Also features live calligraphy each evening.
Dhs220 (adults), Dhs110 (kids aged six-12). Daily, sunset-2am. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 350 9440).

Bayside Restaurant & Terrace
This restaurant overlooking the water is offering a traditional spread of Arabic favourites alongside international fare with a different theme each day. Expect live cooking stations with delicacies from across the globe, with indoor and al fresco seating available.
Dhs175 (adults), Dhs100 (kids aged five-12), free (kids under four). Daily, sunset-10.30pm. Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay, Dubai (04 369 0000).

BiCE Mare
A great spot for those seeking a family-friendly iftar with Dubai Fountain views, BiCE Mare’s La Famiglia menu reinvents Italian fine dining. Expect four courses, including Mediterranean favourites such as gnocchi, meatballs and slow-roasted lamb shank, plus a selection of Italian mini cakes.
Dhs195. Daily, sunset-11pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0982).

BHAR
There’s a buffet-style iftar with traditional Middle Eastern cuisine at this al fresco Business Bay restaurant.
Dhs195. Daily, sunset-9pm. Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai, Business Bay (04 512 5511).

Bombay Brasserie
Set menu offering an experience that “pays homage to the diversity of flavours celebrated in India”.
Dhs195. Daily, sunset-9pm. Taj Hotel, Burj Khalifa Street, Business Bay (04 438 3222).

Boulevard Ballroom
Gather a group and enjoy a set menu featuring traditional dishes with a contemporary touch in a unique long table experience. Live oud music. Minimum ten people per booking.
Dhs210 (adults), Dhs105 (kids aged six-11), free (kids five and under). Daily, sunset-9pm. Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 561 8888).

Cabana
Try a Mediterranean al fresco buffet with views over the Dubai skyline in chic surroundings.
Dhs195 (adults), Dhs97.50 (kids aged six-11), free (kids aged five and under). Daily, sunset-9pm. Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

Dubai Opera
The auditorium of this famous theatre will transform into a magnificent banquet hall with three different iftar menus throughout the month. Choose from Arabic delicacies and international favourites from the huge buffets and dessert counters every night from sunset to 9.30pm. There’ll be live musicians playing, too.
Dhs260 (adults), Dhs130 (kids aged six to 11), free (kids aged six and under). Daily, sunset-9.30pm. Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai (04 440 8888).

Ewaan
Palace Downtown lays on an impressive Ramadan tent with a Middle Eastern and international buffet to the sounds of live oud music.
There’s a wide range of desserts, too.
Dhs255 (adults), Dhs127.50 (kids aged six-11), free (kids five and under). Daily, sunset-9pm. Palace Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

Fuchsia Urban Thai
This Thai spot has a set menu offering a contemporary twist on healthy Thai food. Vegan options are also available.
Dhs89. Sun-Thu, sunset-11pm. Fri &  Sat, sunset-11.30pm. Bay Square, Business Bay (04 425 3080).

Günaydin
Four-course set menu including some of the restaurant's most popular grilled dishes, including chicken shish kebab and other Turkish dishes. Served with tea.
Dhs230. Daily, sunset-9.30pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 554 0700).

Habtoor Palace Dubai
Visit the hotel's traditional Ramadan tent for iftar with a wide selection of dishes on offer. Large kids' play area and an array of games available for children and adults alike, including backgammon and video games. Price includes beverages and mineral water.
Dhs185. Daily, sunset-8.30pm. The Gardens, Habtoor Palace Dubai, Al Habtoor City (04 435 5577).

HUQQA and The Market
Enjoy a Turkish iftar at this Fashion Avenue spot at The Dubai Mall.
Dhs187. Daily, from sunset. Fashion Avenue, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 566 8557).

Kcal Life Restaurants
Not quite in the mood for cooking? Try a combo of Ramadan dishes that will be delivered right to your door – soup, mains and side, dessert and a snack for just Dhs65. Kcal focuses on serving healthy, balanced dishes.
Dhs65. Delivery: daily from 10am-1am, dine-in sunset-1am. Various locations in Dubai including Business Bay and JLT, www.kcallife.com.

Karak House
This homegrown Emirati restaurant is serving a four-course menu of dishes that have a modern interpretation of traditional dining. Begin with lentil or chicken and mushroom soup, summer or superfood salad, mains of non-veg biryani, lamb machboos, shish taouk and finish with cheese and pistachio katayef or fudge brownie. You can dine on the terrace and admire the Burj Khalifa, too.
Dhs109. Daily, sunset-2am. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 551 6852).

Kitchen6
Book into this buffet restaurant at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai for interactive cooking stations combine to create a fusion of international cuisine.
Dhs215. Daily, sunset-8.30pm. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 0000).

Masal Library by Jiggs Kalra
Try out an Indian set menu at this newly-opened restaurant. There are vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available, with the price including juice.
Dhs230 (non-vegetarian), Dhs195 (vegetarian). Daily, sunset-8.30pm. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 0000).

Lemon Pepper Restaurant
A mix of local, regional and international cuisine is on a special à la carte menu, alongside classic Ramadan dessert and beverages.
Dhs110. Daily, sunset-11pm. M Hotel Downtown by Millennium, Downtown Dubai (04 450 2068).

Les Cuisines Restaurant
Try this lavish iftar menu, served in a modern dining space with a welcoming atmosphere.
Dhs180. Daily, 7pm-10.30pm. Sofitel Dubai Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 503 6111).

Le Patio
Experience iftar in the restaurant’s elegant and airy surroundings. Price includes Ramadan beverages and mineral water.
Dhs185. Daily, sunset-8.30pm. Habtoor Palace Dubai, Al Habtoor City (04 435 5577).

NAMU
Try something different with a Korean iftar on the 31st floor of V Hotel Dubai. Set menu available with soft beverages included in the price.
Dhs155 (adults), Dhs77.50 (kids aged five-12), free (kids aged four and under). Daily, sunset-9pm. V Hotel Dubai, Curio Collection by Hilton, Al Habtoor City (04 435 5577).

PizzaExpress Live
Unlimited starters, one main course and one drink. Also available at other branches.
Dhs65. Daily, sunset-close. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai – Business Bay (04 526 0101). Other locations including JLT and Jumeirah.

The Market
Family-friendly iftar with a feast prepared at six live cooking stations, featuring international and Arabic cuisine. A kids’ area is available.
Dhs185 (adults), Dhs60 (kids aged five-12), free (kids aged four and under). Daily, sunset-9pm. Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City, Al Habtoor City (04 435 5577).

The Courtyard
Arab lounge and courtyard serving a menu with live cooking stations.
Dhs195 (adults), Dhs97.50 (kids aged six-11), free (kids five and under). Daily, sunset-9pm. Manzil Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 428 5888).

The Loft at Dubai Opera
Explore various live cooking stations at the roof of Dubai Opera serving favourites from the region, including Levantine and Khaleeji favourites.
Dhs265 (adults), Dhs125 (kids aged six-11). Daily, sunset-10pm. Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai (04 362 7312).

The Lounge at Address Downtown
This relaxed setting is serving up a range of dishes including soft moutabel, cheese and meat sabousak, a mixed grills and Arabic sweets, such as Umm Ali and mohalabia.
Dhs180, half price (kids aged six-ten), free (kids aged five and under). Daily, sunset-sunrise. Address Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 436 8888).

The Restaurant at Address Downtown
Enjoy an Arabic buffet at The Restaurant at Address Downtown for iftar. There are Burj Khalifa views and a family-friendly vibe.
Dhs210, half price (kids aged six-ten), free (kids under five). Daily, sunset-9pm. Address Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 436 8888).

The Restaurant
Iftar buffet featuring live cooking stations including local and global favourites.
Dhs220. Daily, sunset-9pm. Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

Thiptara
Take iftar on the shores of Burj Lake, with stunning views of The Dubai Fountain show plus the Burj Khalifa at this excellent Thai restaurant. There’s an unlimited set menu of signature Thai dishes to enjoy. Minimum ten people per booking.
Dhs225 (adults), Dhs112.50 (kids aged six-11), free (kids five and under). Daily, sunset-9pm. Palace Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

Trèsind
Throughout Ramadan, Trèsind (Time Out Dubai’s Best Indian Restaurant 2018) is running a special steak menu. Eye-catching dishes include date candy with popping sugar, meat board, steaks and chefs’ take on a baklava. A vegetarian menu is available, too.
Dhs179. Daily, sunset-11.30pm. VOCO Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 308 0440).


DUBAI MARINA & JBR

Accents Restaurant & Terrace
This buffet restaurant is hosting an iftar with Middle Eastern specialities, live stations and Ramadan beverages. The package includes Arabic juices. Plus the views of the Marina are stunning.
Dhs165 (adults), Dhs82.50 (kids aged five-12), free (kids four and under). Daily, sunset-9pm. InterContinental Dubai Marina, Dubai Marina (055 992 9102).

Alloro Dubai
The flavours of Italy meet Arabic traditions at this iftar. There’s a wide selection of dishes on offer as well as juices.
Dhs119 (adults), Dhs55 (kids aged 12-16). Wydhnam Dubai Marina, Dubai Marina (04 407 8872).

Al Maeda
Al Maeda is laying on a buffet featuring Lebanese cuisine including kebabs and lamb mandi. The iftar is accompanied by traditional live oud music.
Dhs139. Daily, 7pm-10pm. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai – Jumeirah Beach, JBR (055 166 8092).

Amaseena Majlis
Visit the ballroom at the Ritz-Carlton Dubai in JBR for a lavish buffet featuring nine food stations of Middle Eastern cuisine.
Dhs205. Daily, sunset-8.30pm. The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, The Walk, JBR (04 318 6150).

Bachannal
This Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai restaurant has a buffet-style iftar, designed for families to share.
Dhs250. Daily, sunset-8.30pm. Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai, Bluewaters Dubai (04 556 6666).

BiCE Ristorante
Head to this JBR restaurant for classic Italian dishes for iftar, served with Ramadan beverages.
Dhs250. Sunset-late. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR (04 318 2520).

Bombay Bungalow
The restaurant at The Beach has an Indian twist on iftar, with dishes including an assorted kebab and stir-fried greens. It ends with a dessert platter.
Dhs110. Daily, from sunset. The Beach, JBR (800 692 8779).

Butcha Steakhouse and Grill
Carnivore? Book into this iftar this Ramadan. There’s a small buffet of meat cuts, cooked over a wood fire or chargrilled to the diner’s specifications.
Dhs220. Daily, from sunset. The Beach, JBR (04 553 0684).

Constellation Ballroom
The ballroom at Address Dubai Marina is transformed for Ramadan, with a massive spread of dishes and live entertainment.
Dhs199 (adults), Dhs99.50 (kids aged six-11), free (kids five and under). Daily, 7pm-9pm. Address Dubai Marina, Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).

Deniz Restaurant
Traditional Ramadan buffet focusing on meat and fresh seafood. Beverages included.
Dhs119 (adults), Dhs59 (kids six-12), free (kids five and under). Daily, from sunset. Dubai Marina (04 447 1606).

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
This new JBR spot is offering up a bargain iftar for Dhs69. For that you’ll get two meat plates, two sides – including waffle fries, creamy spinach and mac ’n’ cheese – lentil soup, three dates and water.
Dhs69. Daily, sunset-3am. The Walk, JBR, Dubai (04 392 8172).

Habtoor Grand Garden Tent
Break fast in a traditional yet stylish Ramadan tent with an iftar buffet at this classy Dubai Marina hotel.
Dhs159 (adults), Dhs80 (kids aged seven-12). Daily, sunset-8.30pm. Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection, Dubai Marina (04 408 4257).

Hell’s Kitchen
Experience iftar at Gordon Ramsay’s newest Dubai restaurant, as chefs cook up dishes with an Emirati twist.
Dhs350. Daily, sunset-8.30pm. Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai, Bluewaters Dubai (04 556 6466).

Le Rivage
There’s a full buffet featuring traditional Ramadan favourites including mixed grill meats, biryani and chicken molokhiyah at JA Ocean View Hotel.
Dhs145. Daily, 7pm-10pm. JA Ocean View Hotel, The Walk, JBR (04 814 5599).

Marina Social
Iftar set menu with Middle Eastern dishes designed to be served sharing-style. Main courses include slow-cooked shoulder of lamb, roasted atlantic cod or the curry spiced cauliflower with date jam and smoked almonds. Panoramic views of the waterfront with guests welcomed with flavourful dates and a selection of cold and hot starters.
Dhs165 (two courses), Dhs195 (three courses). First floor, InterContinental Dubai Marina, Dubai Marina (04 446 6664).

Nando’s
A not-so-traditional iftar, but you’ll get dates, hummus, pita bread, chicken and salad, plus a drink among other classic Nando’s dishes.
Dhs119 (two people), Dhs199 (four people). Daily, from sunset. Marina Walk, Dubai Marina (600 542 525).

Observatory Bar & Grill
Visit this sky-high restaurant for iftar and get a three-course menu featuring the venue’s best-selling dishes.
Dhs199. Daily, 6pm-11pm. Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai Marina (04 319 4000).

Oceana Restaurant
Try this iftar buffet with live cooking stations in a restaurant decorated in a traditional Ramadan style. There’s live oud music each evening, too.
Dhs215 (adults), Dhs107.50 (kids aged six-12), free (kids five and under). Daily, sunset-10pm. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR (04 318 2540).

RÜYA
This classy Turkish restaurant has a set menu with a weekly soup, cold and hot starters, a choice of main course and a selection of Turkish desserts served to the table. Juices, tea and coffee are also included for iftar.
Dhs249 (adults). Daily, sunset-1am. Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 3999 123).

Sah El Nom
This brand-new Syrian restaurant on Bluewaters Dubai has a special set menu for iftar, featuring traditional favourites.
Dhs145. Daily, sunset-9pm. Bluewaters Dubai, JBR (04 587 7096).

Seven Sands
Taste authentic Emirati dishes at this iftar buffet at JBR that offers cold and hot starters, main courses, a daily carving station and desserts.
Dhs155 (adults), Dhs77.50 (kids aged six-12), free (kids five and under). Daily, sunset-9pm. The Beach, JBR (04 551 6652).

Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach Residence
Try Middle Eastern specialities as well as Moroccan delights prepared with a contemporary French flair.
Dhs160. Daily, sunset-10pm. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach Residence, The Walk, JBR (04 448 4848).

Turquoise
Enjoy a large iftar feast with live music from Turkish stringed instruments. Also features a traditional majlis lounge offering baklava and an ice cream bar.
Dhs199 (adults), Dhs99.50 (kids aged six-12), free (kids five and under). Daily, sunset-9pm. Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR (04 520 0000).


GARHOUD & DUBAI FESTIVAL CITY

Anise
Head to InterContinental Dubai Festival City for iftar and enjoy a buffet selection of traditional Arabian and international dishes.
Dhs225 (adults), Dhs110 (kids aged seven-12), free (kids aged six and under). InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai Festival City (04 701 1111).

Café Arabesque
Try a range of iftar dishes including cold and hot mezze as well as traditional specialities including live stations. The package at this Park Hyatt spot includes Ramadan refreshments and soft beverages.
Dhs220. Daily, sunset-9pm. Park Hyatt Dubai, Garhoud (04 602 1234).

Day and Night Ballroom
Jumeirah Creekside Hotel’s grand ballroom will be transformed into a contemporary Arabian retreat, offering an iftar with a Middle Eastern buffet and other favourites this Ramadan.
Dhs160. Daily, sunset-10pm. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8510).

Nomad
Serving a range of international dishes across the hotel’s indoor and outdoor spaces, this buffet promises a “melting pot” of flavours and cuisines.
Dhs140. Daily, sunset-10pm. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8510).

Semsom
Lebanese cuisine with a twist for iftar with spectacular views over Dubai Festival City fountains.
Dhs126. Daily, from sunset. Dubai Festival City Mall, Dubai Festival City (056 406 1171).

The Fish House
Break your fast at this seafood spot in Dubai Festival City. There will be mezze platters, salads, calamari, salmon fillet and swordfish.
Dhs150 (one person), Dhs250 (two people). Daily 6pm-11pm. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).

Yalumba
More than 200 dishes are on offer here, with live cooking stations including traditional favourites.
Dhs169. Daily, sunset-9.30pm. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud (04 702 2455).


JUMEIRAH & CITY WALK

Al Mashowa
Break the fast in a traditional style with a heritage-inspired buffet spread at this Emirati seafood restaurant in City Walk.
Dhs132. Daily, from sunset. City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 590 5455).

COYA
Time Out Dubai’s Best Latin American presents Peruvian food with a twist. The special iftar menu is dotted with plates like beans with black truffle, sea bass croquettes, chicken tacos, shiitake and avo rolls and more.
Dhs250. Daily, sunset-8.30pm. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah 1 04 316 9600).

CuiSines
Delicious dishes with locally-inspired beverages alongside traditional live music performances on select nights of the week.
Dhs99 (adults), Dhs50 (kids aged 11 and under). Daily, from sunset. Ramada Jumeirah, Al Mina Road, Jumeirah (04 702 7000).

Dana Ballroom
If you’re a large group looking to celebrate together, the Dana Ballroom at Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach can hold up to 340 guests and features an Arabic buffet and traditional entertainment.
Dhs230 (adults), Dhs115 (kids aged six-12), free (kids five and under) Daily 7pm-9pm. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.fourseasons.com/dubaijb (04 270 7777).

Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa
Iftar buffet with Middle Eastern specialities. Restaurant also hosting daily backgammon tournaments.
Dhs169. Daily, from sunset. Jumeirah (04 346 1111).

Eshak
This restaurant is serving up a Georgian iftar in City Walk, with a menu including soups, salads, mezze, grills and more.
Dhs125. Daily 6.45pm-9pm. City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 385 5435).

Gallery Café
This buffet spread features a range of traditional and international favourites in Al Wasl.
Dhs60. Daily, 7pm-11pm. Al Wasl, Jumeirah (04 401 1234).

Gürkan Sef
Take in Turkish favourites at this City Walk steakhouse with a selection of kebabs and a four-course set menu on offer for iftar.
Dhs149. Daily, 7pm-10pm. City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 379 9777).

Kaftan
Time Out Dubai’s Best MENA Restaurant 2019 has a large buffet spread featuring more than 200 authentic dishes including meat grills, home-made bread and various desserts.
Dhs190. Sunset-2am. La Mer South, Jumeirah 1 (04 344 6288).

La Ville Hotel & Suites
Try an iftar buffet at this City Walk spot with a selection of traditional dishes and juices.
Dhs239 (adults), Dhs119.50 (kids aged six-12). Daily, sunset-late. City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 403 3111).

LIMA
Enjoy a three-course set menu with a selection of the Peruvian restaurant’s signature dishes based on hearty, healthy and unique flavours.
Dhs199. Daily, sunset-8.30pm. The Square, City Walk, Al Safa Street (056 500 4571).

MASTI
This is currently the city’s Best Indian Restaurant, having scooped the accolade at Time Out Dubai’s awards this year thanks to its fusion-style cuisine. And, you can enjoy a special selection of Ramadan dishes for a snip at Dhs150. Highlights include dynamite cauliflower koliwada, kheema empanadas, chicken or paneer curry, MASTI-style biryani and a selection of desserts.
Dhs150. Daily, sunset-2am. La Mer South, Jumeirah 1 (04 344 4384).

Muchachas Mexican Cantina Mexican
This cute spot is hosting a Mexican iftar packed full of the restaurant’s signature dishes as well as desserts and soft beverages for Ramadan.
Dhs149. Daily, from sunset. Holiday Inn Express, Jumeirah (04 327 5878).

Scalini Dubai
Head to this fancy restaurant at Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, for a three-course Italian meal for iftar.
Dhs245. Daily, sunset-8.30pm. Restaurant Village, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah (04 349 0068).

SIKKA Café
Visit to this quirky restaurant in City Walk for a four-course set menu featuring a range of traditional Emirati cuisine.
Dhs99. Daily, sunset-8.30pm. La Mer South, Jumeirah 1 (04 385 6775). Other location City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 385 6524).

Suq
Offering iftar and suhoor daily, Suq offers both an indoor restaurant area and tented lounge seating and serves up an iftar buffet with a range of international, Indian and Arabic food.
Dhs265 (adults), Dhs133 (kids aged six-12), free (kids five and under) Daily sunset-9pm. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.fourseasons.com/dubaijb (04 270 7777).

The Bay
Visit the new Mandarin Oriental Jumeira to enjoy iftar with an impressive international and Arabic buffet with live cooking stations
Dhs265. Daily 7pm-9pm. Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai (04 777 2233).

TORO + KO
This Barcelona-inspired Spanish restaurant is offering a three-course feast of traditional tapas dishes.
Dhs199. Daily, sunset-8.30pm. The Square, City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 590 5433).

Walnut Grove
This popular family-focused rustic restaurant comes to Dubai direct from South Africa. For iftar, it’s offering a three-course set menu including appetisers, mains and desserts inspired by the red, white and green of the UAE flag. Guests will also get a special gift box.
Dhs129. Daily, 7pm-10pm. City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 344 441).


PALM JUMEIRAH

A La Turca
Large buffet with live music from Turkish instruments, promising to transport guests to the “splendour of the Arabian nights”. Price includes soft beverages, tea and coffee.
Dhs259 (adults), Dhs129.50 (kids aged six-12), free (kids five and under). Daily, sunset-9pm. Rixos The Palm Hotel & Suites, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 5555).

Asateer
During Ramadan, you’ll see tents springing up across the city at scores of restaurants. None is as big or famous as Asateer at Atlantis The Palm. It’s headed up by famed chef Ali El Bourji and typically serves 60,000 diners during the month for iftar and suhoor. Expect to find buffets for both, live cooking stations, hot and cold mezze, soup, grilled meat and seafood, Ramadan desserts and more.
Dhs220 (adults), Dhs110 (ages four to 11), free (three and under). Daily, 6.30pm-8.30pm. Until Jun 12. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Crescendo
Head to this restaurant at the Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort and enjoy an iftar buffet featuring Mediterranean and international cuisine with a live qanun (Arabic string instrument) player for entertaiment.
Dhs199 (adult), Dhs100 (kids aged six-11). Daily, sunset-10.30pm. Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, Palm Jumeirah (04 567 8304).

Fairuz
There are both Arabic and international flavours at this iftar buffet, held in a striking, specially made Ramadan tent. Dishes are served with fresh juices, plus live entertainment every night.
Dhs215 (adults), Dhs107.50 (kids aged six-12), free (kids five and under). Daily, sunset-9pm. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).

Ibn AlBahr
Head to Time Out Dubai’s Best Seafood Restaurant 2019, for a menu with hot and cold mezze, fresh fish, desserts and drinks, served by the sea.
Dhs125. Daily, sunset-2am. Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah (04 553 9575).

Hakkasan
Try an alternative take on traditional iftars by heading to the world-famous Cantonese restaurant. The four-course set menu includes signature dishes such as the Peking duck and dim sum platter as well as dishes specifically created for Ramadan. Dress code is smart elegant and only children aged ten and above are permitted.
Dhs288. Daily, 6.30pm-onwards. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Kaleidoscope
Serving up a vast international buffet, Kaleidoscope features dishes from around the world and is ideal for families and groups of friends. The restaurant will be offering its usual Mediterranean, North African and Indian specialty dishes.
Dhs215 (adults), half-price (ages four to 11), free (three and under). Daily, 6pm-8pm. May 5-Jun 4. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Khyber Restaurant
This fancy Indian restaurant at DUKES Dubai is hosting a family-style meal throughout Ramadan, offering North Indian flavours for iftar.
Dhs185 (adults), Dhs95 (kids). Daily, sunset-9pm. DUKES Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 1110).

LIV
Head to the brand-new W Dubai – The Palm for iftar this year. LIV offers classic Middle Eastern and global flavours. Price includes traditional beverages.
Dhs195. Daily, sunset-8.30pm. W Dubai – The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 245 5555).

Majlis
Al Zomorud Dine in elegant surroundings while enjoying an iftar buffet with Middle Eastern favourites at this majlis at the opulent Emerald Palace Kempinski. Discounts available for large groups, with private majlis available.
Dhs220 (adults), Dhs110 (kids aged six-12). Daily, sunset-9.30pm. Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 248 8888).

Manava Restaurant
Enjoy Arabic specialities with a wide selection of international dishes. Main courses and desserts are served at live stations.
Dhs175. Daily, 6.30pm-10.30pm. Sofitel The Palm Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 5656).

Mezzerie
Live cooking stations with flavourful Middle Eastern favourites and international delicacies. Including one bottle of water per couple.
Dhs205 (adults), free (kids 12 and under). Daily, 7pm-11pm. Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah (04 818 2222).

The Great British Restaurant
Middle Eastern cuisine along with live cooking stations and live entertainment.
Dhs185 (adults), Dhs95 (kids). Daily, sunset-9pm. DUKES Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 1110).

Vibe Restaurant
This iftar buffet comes with a free genetic test and beverages.
Dhs175 (adults), Dhs87.50 (kids aged six-11), free (kids five and under). Daily, sunset-11pm. The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery By Sofitel, Palm Jumeirah (04 524 7777).

Villamoré
An authentic menu inspired by flavours of the Levant and Mediterranean with views over the Arabian Gulf.
Dhs250. Daily, sunset-10pm. Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 248 8890).

ZEST
This Palm restaurant is hosting an elegant buffet with live music.
Dhs250 (adults), Dhs125 (kids aged six-12). One&Only The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 440 1030).


UMM SUQEIM & AL SUFOUH

Al Iwan
Experience iftar in the world’s tallest atrium at the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, with a traditional buffet of Arabic favourites.
Dhs350. Daily, sunset-10pm. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 301 7600).

Al Falak Ballroom
If you’re looking for something fancy, extra special and memorable for iftar, head for this Ramadan tent in the swanky Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Enjoy an Arabic iftar buffet with a wide selection of local dishes as well as a live band.
Dhs265. Daily, sunset-10pm. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 301 7600).

Al Majlis
This Ramadan tent at Madinat Jumeirah has an Arabian theme and serves up a traditional iftar buffet.
Dhs220. Daily, sunset-10pm. Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 6065).

Arboretum
Head to Jumeirah Al Qasr for stunning views with a large iftar buffet in opulent surroundings.
Dhs210. Daily, sunset-10pm. Jumeirah Al Qasr, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

Bounty Beets
This pretty spot in Al Sufouh aims to help you relax and recharge with a healthy iftar this Ramadan. Dishes on the menu are 100 percent gluten-free, while there’s also a wide selection of vegan and vegetarian dishes on the menu to choose from.
Dhs120. Daily, sunset-close. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh (04 511 7373).

Bytes
International and Arabic buffet with live cooking stations, desserts and juices.
Dhs149. Daily, sunset-10pm. Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City, Dubai Media City (04 525 7777).

Chef’s House
Sample a range of authentic Middle Eastern dishes from Chef Karim with all the family.
Dhs169 (adults), Dhs89 (kids aged five-11). Daily, sunset-8.30pm. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9185).

Gold on 27
Head to the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah this Ramadan and experience stunning views across the city from Gold on 27 for a special Ramadan celebration with a touch of sparkle.
Dhs190. Daily sunset-10pm. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 301 7600).

Hanaaya
At Hanaaya, which means “happiness”, guests can indulge in a traditional iftar buffet to share with friends and family.
Dhs210 (adults), Dhs105 (kids). Daily, sunset-10pm. Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

Kaftan
The sister restaurant of our Best Middle Eastern Restaurant 2019 (at La Mer), this branch is hosting a special Ramadan tent with a buffet featuring 200 dishes including grilled meats, fresh breads, cheeses, homemade mezze and a wide range of desserts.
Dhs190. Daily, sunset-2am. Opposite Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 338 9688).

Kitchen Connection
Head to this relatively recently revamped restaurant in Jumierah Beach Hotel for an international buffet offering a variety of global flavours as well as Arabic classics. There are also plenty of live cooking stations to try.
Dhs200. Daily, sunset-8.45pm. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

Segreto
Enjoy a three-course Italian set menu for iftar at this restaurant set near the waterways of Madinat Jumeirah.
Dhs150 (minimum two people). Daily, sunset-11pm. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (800 666 353).

Serdaal Ballroom and Terrace
The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina is hosting a traditional iftar in the elegant surroundings of the Serdaal Ballroom and its outside terrace.
Dhs155 (adults), Dhs55 (kids aged seven-12), free (kids six and under). Daily, sunset-9.30pm. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh (04 511 7373).

The Palmery
Enjoy a family-friendly iftar, dining among modern décor with a range of international and Arabic favourites
this Ramadan at this restaurant at Jumeirah Al Naseem.
Dhs210. Daily, sunset-10pm. Jumeirah Al Naseem, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).


FURTHER AFIELD

Al Hadheerah
Head to the Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa for iftar to experience this traditional occasion under the stars surrounded by rolling dunes. The evening will include plenty of food from an extensive buffet as well as live music, horse and camel shows and tanoura dancing for entertainment.
Dhs265 (adults, Sun-Wed), Dhs132.50 (kids aged four-12, Sun-Wed), Dhs295 (adults, Thu-Sat), Dhs147.50 (kids aged four-12, Thu-Sat), free (kids four and under). Daily, sunset-11pm. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Al Qudra Road (04 809 619).

Hillhouse Brasserie
This golf club restaurant at Dubai Hills is serving a buffet-style meal of signature dishes every Thursday during Ramadan.
Dhs155. Thu 6.30pm-8.30pm. Dubai Hills Golf Club (800 666 353).

RARE
Iftar overlooking the polo fields with traditional dishes, a selection of mains and desserts.
Dhs160 (adults), Dhs75 (kids). Daily, sunset-9pm. Meliã Desert Palm, Al Awir Road (04 323 8888).

SIKKA Café
If you’re looking to break your fast during your journey, stop at Last Exit for a four-course set menu featuring traditional Emirati cuisine.
Dhs99. Daily, sunset-8.30pm. Last Exit, Al Khawaneej (04 284 9521).

Somaya
Daily iftar with a range of courses including soups, cold starters, plus salads as well as hot food stations and desserts.
Dhs99. Daily, sunset-10.30pm. Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Jadaf Culture Village (04 517 1061).

Stoke House
Extensive buffet with hot and cold mezze as well as a selection of main courses. First seating at sunset with second at 8.30pm.
Dhs150. Daily, sunset-10pm. Trump International Golf Course, DAMAC Hills (04 245 3939).

The Meydan Hotel
Visit the Ramadan tent at this massive hotel for an iftar buffet featuring international and traditional Arabic favourites.
Dhs199 (adults), Dhs99.50 (kids aged four-12), free (kids four and under). Daily, sunset-8pm. The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3333).


TAKE A TRIP

Al Meena Restaurant
If you’re in Sharjah for iftar, Al Meena Restaurant at Occidental Sharjah Grand has a buffet spread featuring international dishes.
Dhs110 (adults), Dhs55 (kids under 11). Daily, from sunset. Occidental Sharjah Grand, Sharjah (06 593 7979).

Grand Ballroom
The Sharjah Beach Resort & Spa is laying on an iftar buffet in the hotel’s ballroom, decorated in style to mark Ramadan.
Dhs125. Daily, from sunset. Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort & Spa, Sharjah (06 599 0088).

JA Hatta Fort Hotel
This famous hotel in Hatta has a heritage tent converted into a Ramadan lounge, serving up a iftar set menu.
Dhs145. Daily, 7.15pm-10pm. JA Hatta Fort Hotel, Hatta (04 809 9333).

Kaheela
Head to the desert this Ramadan for a family-style iftar buffet with a selection of Arabic favourites.
Dhs195. Thu & Fri, sunset-9pm. The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah (07 206 7777).

Moorish
Family-style iftar set menu.
Dhs195. Sat-Wed, sunset-9pm. The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah (07 206 7777).

Nara Desert Escape
Head to a desert camp for iftar with family and friends for an evening of sharing dishes and entertainment. Beverages included. Live oud player, falcon show, sandboarding, volleyball and a soft dune drive inlcluded.
Dhs980. Daily, 6pm-9pm. Contact info@nara.ae for more information (050 336 0397).

Shorehouse
Set menu with classic Arabic dishes and traditional desserts.
Dhs175. Daily, sunset-8pm. The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach, Ras Al Khaimah (07 204 8888).

Siddharta Lounge by Buddha Bar
There’s a poolside iftar along with a choice of hot or cold mezze, juices and shisha.
Dhs129. Daily, 7pm-midnight. Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, Ras Al Khaimah (07 203 5533).

The Arabic Restaurant
Special menu with Emirati dishes and international favourites, alongside a wide selection of desserts, served in a restaurant that evokes the charm of a 1950s historical village.
Dhs235 (adults), free (kids aged ten and under). Daily, from sunset. Al Bait, Sharjah (06 502 5555).

Views Brasserie
Enjoy an iftar buffet with Middle Eastern dishes, grilled meats, selection of desserts and fresh juices at this Fujairah beach resort.
Dhs99 (Sun-Wed), Dhs123 (Thu-Sat). Daily, sunset-11pm. Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, Fujairah (09 244 9000).

Yasmina Restaurant
This Sharjah restaurant turns into a “spice market concept” for iftar, serving Ramadan classics in buffet-style every night from sunset.
Dhs99. Daily, sunset-11pm. Four Points by Sheraton Sharjah, King Faisal Street, Sharjah (06 513 1088).

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