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

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).

Aspen Chalets
Settle in to one of the cosy and rustic chalets overlooking Ski Dubai while a private chef prepares iftar for your group. Minimum booking of eight persons.
Dhs650. Daily, sunset-9pm. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates (04 409 599).


Al Habtoor City

Habtoor Palace Dubai
Step into the hotel's traditional Ramadan tent to mark iftar with a wide selection of dishes. Price includes Ramadan beverages and mineral water.
Dhs185. Daily, sunset-8.30pm. The Gardens, Habtoor Palace Dubai, Al Habtoor City (04 435 5577).

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

NAMU
Try something different with a Korean barbecue 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).

The Market
Family-friendly iftar with a feast prepared at six live cooking stations, featuring international and Arabic cuisine. 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).


Al Qudra

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 as well as live music, horse and camel shows and Tanoura dancing.
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).


Al Sufouh

Dallah Lounge
Fully air-conditioned Ramadan tent offering views of the golf course and skyline. Features an extensive iftar buffet including a salad bar, cold and hot mezze, live cooking and grill stations as well as dessert.
Dhs150. Daily, sunset-9pm. Emirates Golf Club, Al Sufouh (04 417 9999).


Barsha Heights

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


Bur Dubai

MITRA - The Indian Fusion Bistro
Four-course "elaborate" buffet featuring drinks, starters, main courses and desserts.
Dhs99. Daily, 6.30pm-2am. Al Seef, Bur Dubai (04 388 5555).

Pasta & Pesto Restaurant
Iftar buffet with Arabian delicacies.
Dhs65 (adults), Dhs35 (kids aged six-11), free (kids five and under). Daily, sunset-10.30pm. City Seasons Towers, Khalifa Bin Zayed Road, Bur Dubai (04 516 3333).

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. It begins with Athan (the call to prayer) followed by breaking the fast with your Emirates hosts. You’ll enjoy coffee and dates and watch the hosts pray, before joining them in a delicious Emirati dishes. Asking questions about Ramadan, Islam and UAE cultural traditions is encouraged. Available for private bookings, too.
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).


Business Bay

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).

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. Starters include veg labneh dip and cucumber, mains include Arabian beef, chicken makloubeh or veg biryani and sweets, which are made with zero sugar or white flour, include salted tahini caramel bars, brownies and oat bar.
Dhs65. Delivery: daily from 10am-1am, dine-in sunset-1am. Various locations in Dubai including Business Bay and JLT, kcallife.com.


City Walk

Gürkan Şef
Take in Turkish favourites at this 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).

LIMA
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).

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).

TORO + KO
Barcelona-inspired Spanish restaurant 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).


DAMAC Hills

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).


Deira

Al Mansour Dhow
An iftar with a difference, taking place on the back of 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).

Aseelah
Traditional iftar buffet putting Emirati dishes front and centre served with 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).

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 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).
             
Glasshouse Brasseries
This art deco spot 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).

Level M
Wide variety of hot and cold mezze with salads and live cooking stations. Featuring Middle Eastern specialities alongisde international cuisine, 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).

Minato
For something a bit different this Ramadan, try the iftar buffet at Japanese restaurant Minato. It will feature some of the restaurant's 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. Tea and coffee are also included.
Dhs89 (adults). Daily, sunset-10pm. City Seasons, Port Saeed, Deira (04 294 2777).

QD's
Visit the Ramadan tent at this longstanding Dubai Creek spot 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).

QE2
Two iftars are on offer at this traditional vessel. At Majlis Al Malika, a buffet will showcase the very best in Arabian gastronomy, while at Majlis Al Mulook guests can expect live stations, grills, salads, mezze and an English roast carvery.
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).

Shabestan
A Persian restaurant with traditional flavours and music. Expect a buffet of traditional dishes and the restaurant's signature classics along with 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).


DIFC

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 such as alcatra (centre sirloin), cupim, fraldinha (bottom sirloin, leg of lamb and marinated chicken all served tableside by gaucho chefs. Finish with a selection of homemade desserts and wash down with iftar beverages.
Dhs199. Daily, sunset-9pm. Central Park Towers, DIFC (050 616 5415).

La Petite Maison Dubai
French restaurant with Riviera-influenced classics on a set menu using fresh ingredients for iftar. Minimum of two people.
Dhs240. Daily, 6.45pm-8pm. Gate Village 8, DIFC (04 439 0505).


Dubai Festival City

Anise
Wide buffet selection of traditional Arabian and international cuisine amid contemporary surroundings. Price includes juices, tea, coffee and other soft beverages.
Dhs215 (adults), Dhs107 (kids aged seven-12), free (kids aged six and under). Lobby level, InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai Festival City (04 701 1111).


Downtown Dubai

3in1
Mains served from the kitchen with guests able to order as many dishes as they want from a three-day rotational menu. Group offer, with every nine bookings getting one person's iftar free.
Dhs180. Daily, sunset-10pm. Vida Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

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 aromatic Ramadan special juices in Angelina’s elegant setting. Its location in The Dubai Mall means this will be a popular spot throughout Ramadan.
Prices vary. Daily, sunset-2am. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 449 2112).

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

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

BiCE Mare
Another 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).

Boulevard Ballroom
A long communal table offering an elegant iftar set menu to emphasise the sharing aspect of Ramadan. Discounts available for groups of eight guests or more.
Dhs250. Daily, sunset-9pm. Address Boulevard Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 561 8213).

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).

Cabana Restaurant
Sit outdoors and enjoy the views of the Dubai skyline while sampling the flavours of a Mediterranean for iftar.
Dhs195. Daily, sunset-9pm. Third floor, Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 438 8640).

Dubai Opera
The auditorium 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. There’s a discount for bookings of 11 and more, call for more details.
Dhs260 (adults), Dhs130 (ages six to 11), free (six and under). Daily, sunset-9.30pm. Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai (04 440 8888).

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, fudge brownie or rehash pistachio basbousa. You can opt to dine on the terrace and watch the Burj Khalifa glittering in the background.
Dhs109. Daily, sunset-2am. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 551 6852).

Lemon Pepper Restaurant
A mix of local, regional and international cuisine 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).

The Restaurant
À la carte iftar options available to celebrate the traditions of Ramadan in a living room-style indoor setting. Alternatively, sit on the al fresco terrace and take in excellent views of the city.
Prices vary. Daily, 9pm-midnight. Address Boulevard Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 561 8213).

Trèsind
Throughout Ramadan, Trèsind (Time Out Dubai’s Best Indian Restaurant 2018) is running a special steak menu. And, at Dhs175, it’s a top way to experience the flair of the modern restaurant at a pocket-friendly price. Eye-catching dishes include date candy with popping sugar, meat board, steaks and chefs’ take on a baklava. A veg menu is available, too.
Dhs179. Daily, sunset-11.30pm. VOCO Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 308 0440).


Dubai Marina

Alloro Dubai
The flavours of Italy meet Arabic traditions at this iftar, which promises to blend both cuisines. Wide selection of dishes on offer as well as juices and water.
Dhs119 (adults), Dhs55 (kids aged 12-16). Dubai Marina (04 407 8872).

RÜYA
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 available and included.
Dhs249 (adults). Daily, sunset-1am. Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 3999 123).


Emirates Living

Aquaviva Poolside Iftar
An al fresco iftar experience with traditional dishes from the chef served in a large buffet by the pool.
Dhs185. Daily, sunset-9pm. Address Montgomerie, Emirates Living (04 363 1204).


Garhoud

Café Arabesque
Range of iftar dishes including cold mezze and hot mezze as well as traditional specialities including live stations. Includes Ramadan refreshments and soft beverages.
Dhs220. Daily, sunset-9pm. Park Hyatt Dubai, Garhoud (04 602 1234).

Day and Night Ballroom
Jumeirah Creekside Hotel'sgrand ballroom will be transformed into a contemporary Arabian retreat, offering an iftar with a Middle Eastern buffet and other favourites.
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, promising a "melting pot" of flavours and cuisines.
Dhs140. Daily, sunset-10pm. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8510).

Yalumba
Expect Middle Eastern favourites including kibbeh, katayef and more in a large iftar buffet spread. Price includes juices and water.
Dhs169. Daily, sunset-9pm. Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Airport Road, Garhoud (04 217 2455).


JBR

Al Maeda
Buffet featuring Lebanese cuisine including kebabs and lamb mandi. Iftar is accompanied by traditional live oud music. Special rate available for corporate bookings.
Dhs139. Daily, 7pm-10pm. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai - Jumeirah Beach, JBR (055 166 8092).

BiCE Ristorante
Classic Italian dishes for iftar with Ramadan beverages.
Dhs250. Sunset-late. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR (04 318 2520).

Bombay Bungalow
An Indian twist on iftar with dishes including an assorted kebab and stir-fried greens. Ends with a dessert platter.
Dhs110. Daily, sunset-2am. The Beach, JBR (800 692 8779).

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

Sah El Nom
Iftar set menu featuring traditional favourites.
Dhs145. Daily, sunset-9pm. Bluewaters Dubai, JBR (04 587 7096).

Seven Sands Restaurant
Taste authentic Emirati dishes at this iftar buffet 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).

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 as well as tea and coffee after iftar.
Dhs199 (adults), Dhs99.50 (kids aged six-12), free (kids five and under). Daily, sunset-9pm. Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR (04 520 0000).


Jumeirah Lakes Towers

Nosh
Iftar buffet combining Arabic favourites and international cuisine. Live cooking stations with ouzi carving, Arabic mixed grill and shawarma. Juices included in price.
Dhs135 (adults), Dhs67.50 (kids aged six-12), free (kids five and under). Daily, sunset-10.30pm. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, JLT (04 438 0000).


Jumeirah

Bebabel
Tuck into some brilliant Lebanese home-style cooking with a side of Dubai Fountain views. The iftar menu includes a choice of soups, hot and cold talatas, mains such as lamb, siyyadieh and chicken freekeh with a sweet finish. Just sit back and be amazed by the water show below.
Dhs120. Daily, 7pm-midnight. Fashion Avenue, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 419 0950).

COYA
Time Out’s reigning Best Latin American presents exquisite 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, baby chicken, salmon and more.
Dhs250. Daily, sunset-8.30pm. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah 1 04 316 9600).

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).


La Mer

Kaftan
Iftar buffet featuring 200 different dishes including meat grills, fresh breads, cheese and a wide selection of desserts.
Dhs190. Daily, sunset-2am. La Mer South, Jumeirah 1 (04 344 6288).

Masti
Indian hot and cold appetisers followed by a variety of colourful dishes and dessert.
Dhs150. Daily, sunset-2am. La Mer South, Jumeirah 1 (04 344 4384).


Meydan

The Meydan Hotel
Visit the Ramadan tent 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).


Oud Metha

Azur Restaurant
Traditional iftar dishes with live cooking stations and desserts.
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).


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 mezzeh, 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
Buffet featuring Mediterranean and international cuisine with a live qanun (Arabic string instrument) player.
Dhs199 (adult), Dhs100 (kids aged six-11). Daily, sunset-10.30pm. Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, Palm Jumeirah (04 567 8304).

Fairuz
Arabic and international flavours for this iftar buffet served with fresh juices, with 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
Iftar menu with hot and cold mezze, seafood main courses, desserts and drinks.
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, alongside a special iftar spread with live cooking stations for a more interactive experience. It’s a goodie for young travellers.
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
A family-style meal offering North Indian flavours for iftar.
Dhs185 (adults), Dhs95 (kids). Daily, sunset-9pm. DUKES The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 1110).

LIV
Contemporary twists on traditional classics, with guests served flavourful cold and hot mezze as well as mains from the kitchen.
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. 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
Local and regional Arabic specialities with a wide selection of international dishes. Main courses are followed by desserts served at live stations.
Dhs195. Daily, 6.30pm-10.30pm. Sofitel The Palm Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 5656).

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

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

Villamoré
An authentic menu inspired by the bold and exotic 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).


Sheikh Zayed Road (SZR)

24th St.
International dishes with cuisines featured including Arabic, Thai, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Indian. Discounts available for groups of 20 and over.
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).

Cascades
International 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).

Flavours on Two
Ramadan iftar buffet with a selection of authentic cuisines including starters, main courses and desserts. Group discount available for 15 people or more.
Dhs149. Daily, sunset-8.30pm. Towers Rotana Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 312 2210).

ONI Dubai
Eclectic menu offering a twist on the usual iftar experience with authentic Japanese specialties with sharing dishes.
Dhs180. Daily, sunset-3am. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2333).

OPA
A 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
Iftar classics combining the traditional with a creative twist.
Dhs250. Daily, 6.30pm-9.30pm. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8888).

Eat & Meat
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).


Umm Suqeim

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

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

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).

Kitchen Connection
International buffet offering a variety of global flavours as well as Arabic classics.
Dhs200. Daily, sunset-8.45pm. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

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
Head for this Ramadan tent to 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
Ramadan tent at Madinat Jumeirah with an Arab theme, serving a traditional iftar buffet.
Dhs220. Daily, sunset-10pm. Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 6065).

Kaftan Jumeirah
Ramadan tent with a buffet featuring 200 dishes including meat grills, fresh breads, cheeses and a wide range of desserts.
Dhs190. Daily, sunset-2am. Opposite Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 338 9688).

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