During Ramadan in Dubai, there are two major occasions every evening after sunset – iftar and suhoor.
Typically, people will enjoy dates, dried apricots and Ramadan juices, before heading to evening prayer.
After that, large meals are the norm, usually with family and friends. Suhoor is a meal taken just before sunrise, before the day of fasting starts.
Restaurants across the city are hosting suhoors, and we’ve listed the top options here.
As a brief reminder, the Ramadan 2019 dates are expected to start on Sunday May 5 and go on until Tuesday June 4.
However, it’s worth remembering that that's subject to change because the dates are determined by the sighting of a new moon.
Is your restaurant hosting a suhoor?
- Al Barsha
- Al Habtoor City
- Bur Dubai
- Deira & Oud Metha
- DIFC & Sheikh Zayed Road
- Downtown Dubai
- Dubai Marina & JBR
- Garhoud & Festival City
- Jumeirah & City Walk
- Palm Jumeirah
- Umm Suqeim & Al Sufouh
- Further Afield
Enjoy a special buffet of Arabic favourites and international dishes for suhoor.
Dhs35. Daily, 2.30am-5.30am. Citymax Hotel Al Barsha At The Mall, Al Barsha (050 100 7046).
À la carte menu with Arabic favourites. Enjoy suhoor on the outdoor terrace, with games and entertainment late into the night.
Prices vary. Daily, 9pm onwards. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 5111).
Habtoor Palace Dubai
À la carte menu. Traditional Ramadan tent offering live cooking stations, with a kids’ area for the little ones. Video and board games, including backgammon, will be available.
Prices vary. Daily, 9pm-2.30am. The Gardens, Habtoor Palace Dubai, Al Habtoor City (04 435 5577).
Head to this swanky hotel for an à la carte menu offering traditional Arabic specialities. Try suhoor amid the airy settings of Le Patio with warm and welcoming hospitality.
Prices vary. Daily, 9pm-2.30am. Habtoor Palace Dubai, Al Habtoor City (04 435 5577).
A choice of dishes as well as a bread basket, cereal, hot beverages, juices and fruit.
Dhs99. Daily, 3am-5am. The Canvas Hotel Dubai – MGallery by Sofitel, Bur Dubai (04 386 8111).
Head to this cheap and cheerful restaurant in Bur Dubai for an Indian-themed suhoor menu.
Dhs35. Daily, 2.30am-5am. Citymax Hotel Bur Dubai, Bur Dubai (050 100 7065).
Enjoy a special suhoor menu at this Egyptian-themed restaurant overlooking the Dubai Creek at Al Seef.
Dhs43. Daily, midnight-3am. Al Seef, Bur Dubai (04 388 5005).
MITRA – The Indian Fusion Bistro
There’s a four-course buffet featuring drinks, appetisers, main courses and desserts for suhoor that runs all the way from iftar time until 2am at this Indian restaurant set out into the Creek.
Dhs99. Daily, 6.30pm-2am. Al Seef, Bur Dubai (04 388 5555).
À la carte menu. Traditional delicacies in a venue promising "Arabic ambience" with al fresco seating.
Prices vary. Weekdays, 10pm-2am. Weekends, 10pm-3am. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 602 1814).
À la carte menu. Sharing-style dishes filled with "timeless flavours".
Prices vary. Daily, 9pm-2am. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).
À la carte menu. This suhoor at Crowne Plaza Dubai promises Arabic dishes plus live music.
Prices vary. Daily, 8.30pm-2.30am. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 276 963).
Tent There’s an à la carte menu at this impressive Ramadan tent at Jumeirah Emirates Towers.
Savour authentic Arabic cuisine to the sounds of a live oud musician.
Prices vary. Daily, 9pm-3am. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 432 3232).
Layali Ramadan Tent at Dunes Café
À la carte suhoor menu is served throughout Ramadan. Small bites and traditional beverages served in a Ramadan tent at Shangri-La Hotel Dubai.
Prices vary. Daily, 10pm-midnight. Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).
Play Restaurant & Lounge
Suhoor at sky-high restaurant Play means signature dishes served to the table as well as a pop-up dessert bar
Dhs120. Daily, 10pm-3am. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 336 4444).
The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC
This DIFC hotel is laying on a special cold buffet with live cooking stations and beverages for suhoor every day until 3am.
Dhs169. Daily, 9.30pm-3am. The Ritz Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2628).
À la carte menu. Contemporary atmosphere where dishes are designed to be enjoyed with friends and family.
Prices vary. Daily, 10pm-midnight. Vida Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Bab Al Mansour
À la carte menu. Recipes inspired by culinary traditional and regional Moroccan cooking culture. Live entertainment including calligraphy each night.
Prices vary. Daily, 8.30pm-2am. Loft East, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard Road, Downtown Dubai (04 350 9440).
À la carte menu. Featuring Middle Eastern favourites including hot and cold mezze. Example dishes feature saffron chicken to baba ganoush.
Prices vary. Daily, 9pm-1am. Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 512 5511).
À la carte menu. Al fresco suhoor with excellent views of Burj Khalifa.
Prices vary. Daily, 9pm-5am. Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
This Italian restaurant in Fashion Avenue is combining the taste of the Mediterranean with the Middle East until the early hours for a unique suhoor every night.
Prices vary. Daily, 9pm-2am. Fashion Avenue, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 234 9986).
This al fresco suhoor is based on The Silk Route.
Dhs95 (adults), Dhs47.50 (kids aged six-11), free (kids five and under). From 10.30pm. Manzil Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
The Restaurant at Address
À la carte menu. Traditional dishes in the living room-style indoor setting or on the al fresco terrace.
Prices vary. Daily, 9pm-midnight. Address Boulevard Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 561 8213).
The Secret Garden at Address Downtown
This venue at Address Downtown is serving up an à la carte menu, plus shisha. There’s indoor and outdoor seating.
Dhs160. Daily, sunset-sunrise. Address Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 436 8888).
There are traditional Arabic dishes on a set menu at this JBR venue. Plus there’s live music at this adults-only suhoor.
Dhs205. Daily, 10pm-2am. The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, JBR (04 318 6150).
Head to Bacchanal for an al fresco suhoor at the restaurant’s Ramadan conservatory.
Dhs200. Daily, 9.30pm-1am. Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai, JBR (04 556 6666).
Habtoor Grand Garden Tent
There’s an à la carte suhoor menu in a traditional Ramadan tent at Habtoor Grand. There’s also live oud entertainment throughout, with suhoor running until 3am.
Prices vary. Daily, 8.30pm to 3am. Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection, Dubai Marina (04 408 4257).
Sah El Nom
This new Bluewaters Dubai spot is offering up a special menu for suhoor featuring some of the Syrian restaurant’s signature dishes.
Dhs75. Daily, 9pm-late. Bluewaters Dubai, JBR (04 587 7096).
Seven Sands Restaurant
This restaurant at The Beach is serving up an à la carte menu of traditional Emirati cuisine including hot and cold starters, main courses and desserts. There’s also an Emirati culinary experience menu also available for Dhs147.
Prices vary. Daily, 9pm-1am. The Beach, JBR (04 551 6652).
Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach Residence
This hotel has a set menu featuring classic Arabic dishes.
Dhs75. Daily, 11pm-3am. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach Residence The Walk, The Beach, JBR (04 448 4848).
This buffet is offering a range of international flavours and cuisines across the hotel’s indoor and outdoor spaces.
À la carte menu. Daily, 9pm-2am. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8510).
Sirocco Terrace Suhoor
Enjoy a light meal at this terrace, offering up a tray inspired by Persian, Ottoman, Ancient Greek and Turkish culinary traditions.
Dhs110 (for two). Daily 10pm-2am. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Enjoy a heritage-inspired set menu with Emirati and Arabic dishes.
Dhs62. Daily, 9pm-2am. City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 590 5455).
This restaurant is serving up a Georgian suhoor in City Walk, with a menu including soups, salads, mezze, grills and more.
Dhs80. Daily 9pm-2am. City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 385 5435).
This steakhouse in City Walk is serving up a three-course meal for suhoor, with a cold platter, hot platter and desserts.
Dhs99. Daily, midnight-3am. City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 379 9777).
La Ville Dubai
Enjoy suhoor in the courtyard with family and friends. The price includes a selection of juices and discounts are available for groups.
Dhs239 (adults), Dhs119.50 (kids aged six-12). Daily, 9pm-4am. City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 403 3111).
This casual restaurant at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira has a special Arabic and international buffet with live cooking stations for suhoor.
Dhs175. Daily 9pm-2am. Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai (04 777 2233).
This massive and famous Ramadan tent serves iftar and reopens at 9.45pm for suhoor. There’s a a menu of à la carte dishes including cold and hot mezze, manakish, soup, grilled meats, fish and seafood, Ramadan desserts, hot snacks, Ramadan juices and beverages.
Dhs160 (minimum spend, over 21s only). Daily, 9.45pm-3am. Until Jun 12. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
À la carte menu. Serves sweets and pastries.
Prices vary. Daily, 11pm-4am. Rixos The Palm Hotel & Suites, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 5555).
Enjoy an elegant buffet of Arabic dishes at this swanky venue.
Prices vary. Daily, 8pm-2.30am. Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 6065).
Al Mandhar Lounge
Try a four-course set menu including hot and cold mezze, Arabic grills and desserts at this laid-back lounge.
Dhs150. Daily, 8pm-2.30am. Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).
Gold on 27
À la carte menu. Special Ramadan dishes featuring traditional ingredients and mezze, all with a signature Burj Al Arab twist.
Prices vary (minimum spend Dhs190). Daily, 7.45pm-2am. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 301 7600).
There’s a four-course set menu of Arabic favourites.
Dhs180. Daily, 8pm-2.30am Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).
Enjoy suhoor in the privacy of a Royal Cabana at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah for up to six guests. There are top views out to sea from the swanky terrace area, too.
Dhs400 (per person). Daily, 9pm-1am. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 301 7600).
À la carte menu. Classic Arabic dishes with a selection of coffees and Moroccan teas. Live entertainment from an Arabic band. Dhs190 minimum spend.
Prices vary. Daily, 9pm-1am. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 301 7600).
Serdaal Ballroom and Terrace
If you’re looking for a casual Ramadan meal, head here. There are food trucks on the terrace serving a range of dishes until the early hours of the morning throughout Ramadan at this venue at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi.
Dhs155 (adults), Dhs55 (kids aged six-12), free (kids five and under). Weekdays, 9.30pm-1am. Weekends, 9.30pm-2am. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh (04 511 7373).
Bistro-based suhoor with hot and cold mezze at this swish polo club.
Dhs99. Daily, 1am-3.30am. Meliã Desert Palm, Al Awir Road (04 323 8888).
There’s a selection of Arabic suhoor dishes available at this restaurant in Al Wadi Desert, if you’re planning on doing a staycation in Ras Al Khaimah for Ramadan this year.
Dhs150. Daily, 10pm-1am. The Ritz-Carlton RAK, Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah (07 206 7777).
There’s an à la carte menu on offer at Shorehouse at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah for suhoor throughout Ramdan. There are Arabic and international dishes available for suhoor here.
Prices vary. Daily, 9pm-1.30am. The Ritz-Carlton RAK, Al Hamra Beach, Ras Al Khaimah (07 204 8888).
Siddharta Lounge by Buddha Bar
This swanky lounge is serving up a poolside iftar with hot and cold mezze, juices and shisha included in the price.
Dhs129. Daily, 7pm-midnight. Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, Ras Al Khaimah (07 203 5533).
The Meydan Hotel
Enjoy suhoor in the Ramadan tent featuring international cuisine in a warm and stylish ambience.
Prices vary. Daily, 9pm-2am. The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3333).