Iftars: Further afield

The best places to break your fast in other areas


Al Hadheerah
More than ten live cooking stations create a traditional iftar featuring Emirati, Egyptian, Syrian, Lebanese and Palestinian dishes, as well as Jordanian, Iraqi, Moroccan, Omani and Iranian. A live oud player, tanoura dancer and a camel and horse caravan live show complete the entertainment.
Dhs250 Sun-Wed; Dhs270 Thu-Sat, half-price for kids aged five-12, free for kids under five. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Bab Al Shams, www.alhadheerah.com/ramadan (04 809 6194).

Traditional buffet spread including Arabian and Mediterranean delicacies. Shisha will be offered with entertainment coming from a live oud player.
Dhs175 per person, half-price for kids aged six-12, free for kids under six. Daily from sunset-9pm. St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club, www.srdubaihabtoorpoloresort.com (056 545 8391).

A daily iftar buffet with a tented terrace area. Plus a range of shisha flavours and a traditional oud player performing throughout the evening.
Dhs155 per person. Daily from sunset-11pm. Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort, Fujairah, www.fairmont.com/fujairah (09 204 1111).

This relaxed, poolside venue might be a little further afield, but this deli-style dining spot is both simple, effective, and really tasty. Iftar at Epicure offers a set menu with a buffet style selection of desserts.
Dhs150 per person, half-price for kids aged four-12, free for kids under four. Daily from sunset-10pm. Epicure, Per Aquum Desert Palm, Al Awir Road (04 323 8888).

The Mahal
A set menu featuring mixed mezze platters, salads, mixed grill platters and a mixed dessert platter with sweet Turkish treats as well as tea to conclude iftar. Shisha will also be provided at this authentic Turkish restaurant.
Dhs100 per person. Daily from sunset. Dragon Mart 2, Al Awir Road, International City (04 514 9108).

The Meydan Hotel
The Arabian-international inspired iftar buffet presents delicacies from a range of cuisines. Expect local Emirate dishes, plus Egyptian, Syrian, Lebanese, European and Asian specialities prepared at live cooking stations.
Dhs190 per person, half-price for kids aged five-12, free for kids under five. Daily from sunset-8.45pm. The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba, www.meydanhotels.com/ramadan (04 381 3111).

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