Iftars in Downtown Dubai and Business Bay

The best places to break your fast in Downtown Dubai and Business Bay

Ramadan

Address Boulevard
Decorated specially to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, Boulevard Ballroom will offer a dedicated iftar menu and communal long table. Presented in a very family-friendly style, the menu features traditional dishes with a modern touch from the Fertile Crescent.
Dhs250 per person. Daily from sunset-9pm. The Address Boulevard Ballroom, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai. www.theaddress.com/en/hotels/the-address-boulevard-dubai/index.aspx (04 561 8888).

Al Fanous Lounge
Al Fanous Lounge is set up within the existing Dubai Ballroom at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, converting the entire venue into a majlis. An iftar buffet will be accompanied by a live oud player.
Dhs199 per person, half-price for kids aged seven-12, free for kids under six. Daily from sunset-8.30pm. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay. www.jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com (04 414 3000).

Almayass
This Lebanese and Armenian will be serving up an array of traditional iftar dishes, including hot and cold mezze, slow-cooked lamb, oriental sweets and fresh fruits. There’s a minimum of three guests per booking.
Dhs185 per person. Daily from sunset-1am. Sofitel Downtown Dubai, (04 338 7772).

Armani/Amal
A choice of four-course menus at this Indian restaurant, where traditional mezze will be followed by a selection of spiced dishes including murgh makhni, gosht biryani, dal makhni, punjabi samosa, gulab jamun, saffron rasmalai and more.
Dhs290 per person, half-price for kids aged five-11, free for kids under five. Daily from sunset. Armani Hotel Dubai , Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, www.armanihoteldubai.com (04 888 3666).

Armani/Deli
Al fresco dining and Italian market vibes at the Armani Hotel for iftar, with a four-course sharing menu including saffron arancini with hummus and oregano, and kaffir risotto with shrimps and asparagus.
Dhs250 per person, half-price for kids aged five-11, free for kids under five. Daily from sunset. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, www.armanihoteldubai.com (04 888 3666).

Armani/Ristorante
An Italian slant on iftar, featuring a four-course menu including seared prawns with sweet pea purée, grilled lamb with herbs, potato and pistachio, signature dessert sphera with rosewater mousse and lots more.
Dhs290 per person, half-price for kids aged five-11, free for kids under five. Daily from sunset. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, www.armanihoteldubai.com (04 888 3666).

Awani Levant Cuisine
Iftar offering a buffet filled with Middle Eastern and Levantine dishes including cold and hot mezze, soups, main dishes and chef specials, and traditional Arabian desserts. Shisha is also available.
Dhs125 per person. Daily from sunset-3am. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 243 2758).

Bayside Restaurant & Terrace
This vibrant buffet restaurant offers a contemporary reflection of global cuisine serving freshly prepared dishes, including a variety of European, Asian and Arabic dishes cooked at live cooking stations.
Dhs165 per person, half-price for kids aged six-12, free for kids under six. Daily from sunset-11pm. Steigenberger Hotel, Business Bay (04 369 0000).

Bombay Brasserie
An iftar replicating the heritage of Indian gastronomy. The menu includes naan bakarkhani, kofta shahi mahi, kebab baida murg and biryani mahi.
Dhs225 per person. Daily from sunset-11.30pm. Taj Hotel, Business Bay, taj.tajhotels.com (04 438 3222).

Boulevard Kitchen
Set in a modern Arabesque environment, iftar focuses on a broad range of culinary influences, which includes a variety of traditional dishes and hand-crafted beverages. Traditional, family-friendly venue includes games such as backgammon and cards.
Dhs180 per person, half-price for kids aged six-12, free for kids under five. Daily from sunset-9pm. Manzil Downtown, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 423 8899).

Downtown TOKO
À la carte menu featuring Hong Kong-style seabass, smoked wagyu beef strip loin and a crab and caviar roll.
Prices vary. Sat-Tue sunset-1am, Wed-Fri sunset-2am. Vida Downtown, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, www.downtowntoko.com (04 442 8383).

Ewaan
The iftar tent at Ewaan will be serving a classic buffet of Arabian delicacies. Shisha will be also be available, while a live oud player will be providing entertainment.
Dhs255 per person, half-price for kids aged six-12, free for kids under five. Daily from sunset-9pm. Palace Downtown, Downtown Dubai, www.mydubairamadan.com (04 428 7951).

Fuschia
Fresh and healthy contemporary Thai cuisine. Dine in the restaurant from sunset onwards with a menu offering dishes such as a tom yum with chicken soup, papaya salad, choo chee fish, and sticky mango rice.
Dhs65 per person. Daily from sunset-11pm. Building 4, Bay Square, Business Bay (04 453 5403).

Gunaydin
Souk Al Bahar’s newest addition is taking a variety of Turkish delicacies to Dubai for iftar during the Holy Month. Experience a broad range of cheeses, salads, soups, mezzes, meats and desserts. There’s also an à la carte menu should you prefer, plus live cooking stations and an open kitchen.
Dhs220 per person. Daily from sunset-9pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 554 0700).

Jodhpur Royal Dining
An eight-course vegetarian and non-vegetarian menu, providing an alternative take on traditional Indian cuisine, featuring Arabic ingredients such as beans, garlic, lamb and katafi. Expect high-quality Indian classics, plus a variety of mocktails.
Dhs199 per person. Daily from sunset-2am. Roda Al Murooj, Downtown Dubai (04 355 9846).

Karat
Authentic Arabic dishes, sweet delights and Ramadan juices create iftar at the transformed lobby lounge at The Address Dubai Mall. The à la carte menu will also be available for guests during Iftar.
Dhs160 per person, half-price for kids aged six-12, free for kids under five. Daily from sunset-10.30pm. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.mydubairamadan.com (04 438 8888).

Kenza
Offering up an iftar buffet to share at sunset. Break the fast with a range of traditional dishes including kebab, lamb ouzi and Arabic desserts. Groups of ten or more benefit from a reduced price of Dhs89 per person.
Dhs149 per person, Dhs89 per person in groups of ten or more. Daily from sunset-10pm. Ramada Downtown, Downtown Dubai, www.ramadadowntowndubai.com (04 303 9472).

Kitchen6
Expect six live cooking stations and a relaxed ambience.
Dhs215 adults, half-price kids aged seven to 12, free kids aged six and under. Daily sunset-8.30pm. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com (04 414 3000).

KrisKros
Break your fast with a three-course set menu iftar including lentil soup, traditional fattoush, and hummus. Enjoy a main courses including taouk platters, beef brochette platters, chicken shawarma platters and beef shawarma platters. Top it off with a platter of kellaj for dessert.
Dhs100 per person. Daily from sunset. Boulevard Plaza Tower II, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, www.kriskros.com (04 453 9994).

Leila
A three-course set menu iftar spread includes chicken vermicelli, lentil soup, fattoush, baba ghanoush, hummus, fried cheese rolls, makanek, mixed grills and Ramadan juices.
Dhs145 per person. Daily from sunset. Clarens Tower, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 448 3384).

Morah
Savour the stunning 360-degree views of Dubai from the 71st and 72nd floor of the JW Marriott Marquis at Morah. Enjoy a four-course feast of sharing plates plus a welcome mocktail.
Dhs250. From 7pm. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (04 560 1799).

Na3Na3
Authentic Middle Eastern flavours with an extensive menu of traditional delicacies, desserts and Ramadan beverages including Juices, Arabic coffee and Moroccan tea. Shisha will also be available.
Dhs240 per person, half-price for kids aged six-11, free for kids under five. Daily from sunset-8.30pm. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.mydubairamadan.com (04 438 8888).

Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar
This fine-dining restaurant will be providing an indoor and outdoor dining experience featuring 11 dishes and a buffet for iftar.
Dhs325 per person. Daily sunset-8.30pm. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com (04 414 3000).

The Courtyard
This historical-Arabian restaurant focuses on bringing a broad, traditional and comprehensive iftar. Traditional games will be available, plus shisha from 9pm onwards.
Dhs180 per person, half-price for kids aged six-12, free for kids under five. Daily from sunset-9pm. Manzil Downtown, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 423 8899).

Tesoro
Expect Arabian and Indian iftar dishes, including lamb ouzi, shawarma and live cooking stations, all accompanied by traditional Arabic juices and mocktails.
From Dhs195 per person, half-price for kids aged six-12, free for kids under five. Taj Hotel, Business Bay, taj.tajhotels.com (04 438 3111).

Treehouse
Treehouse will be transformed into a Greenhouse over the summer, with a transparent, fully air-conditioned glass tent. An à la carte menu will be available after sunset, while board games and shisha will be served throughout summer.
Prices vary. Daily from sunset-2am. Taj Hotel, Burj Khalifa Street, Business Bay, www.treehousedubai.com (04 438 3100).

Vida Downtown
Chef James Knight-Pacheco will be serving up a range of Arabian-inspired dishes including a live saj station and pizza oven where guests can customize their meals. Guests can move onto the terrace or pool deck, fully fitted with air coolers, to enjoy traditional Ramadan beverages and an array of shisha flavours.
Dhs185 per person, Dhs95 for kids aged five-12, free for kids under five. Daily from sunset-11pm. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, www.vida-hotels.com (04 428 6888).

Zahr El-Laymoun
This cosy restaurant boasts stunning views of the Dubai Fountains, while serving an open buffet including soup, salad, cold mezze, 15 daily dishes and Arabic sweets. Shisha is also available.
Dhs95 per person. Daily from sunset-9pm. Emaar Square, Downtown Dubai. www.zahrellaymoun.com (04 4512 8999).

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