We went to the St. Regis Dubai Al Habtoor City where chef Karim showed us how to make these favourites.
And even better, we've got five iftars to give away at the hotel's Astor Ballroom. All you have to do is comment on this video and subscribe to the Time Out Dubai YouTube channel.
Each winner will get iftar for four people, so it's a mega giveaway.
Iftar is the meal with which Muslims break their daily fast.
Traditionally, the fast is broken with dates and a small drink of either water, juice or Arabic coffee, before prayers are undertaken, following which iftar is served.
Often, Emirati families put on big evening meals for all their family and friends – you’ll sometimes see iftar tents pop up outside big villas – though many also dine out at the many restaurants around the city.
There are hundreds to choose from, some offering Middle Eastern cuisines and buffets, others offering contemporary and fusion twists on a traditional iftar.
The meal usually starts with soup – such as shorbat (lentil soup) – before mains are brought out, featuring rice, salads, grilled meats and more, and finally a selection of sweets treats for dessert.