Head to Raffles Dubai in Oud Metha this Ramadan for a traditional buffet of iftar favourites, as well as live carving stations, sweet treats and a variety of international dishes at Azur Restaurant.
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).
This budget Indian restaurant is serving up aditional iftar buffet with favourite Arabic and international dishes. Plus, it’s just Dhs69.
Dhs69. Daily, sunset-9pm.
Citymax Hotel Bur Dubai, Bur Dubai (050 100 7065).
Doors Freestyle Grill
Visit this restaurant at Al Seef for traditional specialities including soups, salads and main courses such as lamb chops, grilled king prawns and premium meat cuts. A large selection of fusion Turkish desserts are also available. There’s also top views out across the waters of Dubai Creek to enjoy while you dine too.
Dhs345. Daily, 7pm-10pm. Al Seef, Bur Dubai (050 700 0375).
Grand Hyatt Dubai
Traditional Ramadan tent offering a grand and luxurious setting for iftar, with a delectable buffet of Arabic favourites.
Dhs210 (adults), Dhs105 (kids aged six-12), free (kids five and under). Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2221).
Estrellas Rooftop Lounge
Try Arabic hot and cold mezze, mixed grills and mains including tajine lala Fatima, lamb ouzi and paneer Punjabi tadka at this rooftop lounge in Bur Dubai. Finish it all off with desserts such as pistachio gulab jamun and date pudding.
Dhs139. Daily, sunset-9pm. The Canvas Hotel Dubai - MGallery by Sofitel, Bur Dubai (04 386 8111).
MITRA - The Indian Fusion Bistro
This Indian restaurant, that’s set out into the waters of Dubai Creek, is serving a special four-course “elaborate” buffet featuring drinks, starters, main courses and desserts for iftar this year.
Dhs99. Daily, 6.30pm-2am. Al Seef, Bur Dubai (04 388 5555).
Pasta & Pesto Restaurant
You’ll get some carb-friendly dishes at this iftar buffet, plus Arabic dishes too at this restaurant at City Seasons Towers.
Dhs65 (adults), Dhs35 (kids aged six-11), free (kids five and under). Daily, sunset-10.30pm. City Seasons Towers, Bur Dubai (04 516 3333).
QE2 At Majlis
Al Malika, a buffet will showcase the very best in Arabian gastronomy, while at Majlis Al Mulook guests can expect live stations.
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).
Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor
Book into this restaurant from the acclaimed Indian chef this Ramadan. The iftar menu serves up an inventive twist on traditional cuisine, with dishes including hummus ki gilawat, rajma chawal arancini, banana leaf-wrapped curried salmon and saffron lamb shank stew.
Dhs169. Daily, sunset-9pm. The Canvas Hotel Dubai – MGallery by Sofitel, Bur Dubai (04 386 8111).
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.
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).
The Gallery Restaurant
This buffet restaurant is laying on an authentic meal. It promises a traditional Arabic atmosphere plus “exquisite” regional specialities to try for iftar.
Dhs65. Daily, sunset-10.30pm. BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Road, Bur Dubai (04 352 4444).
This buget restaurant at hotel chain Rove has an iftar buffet with international dishes. The meal is only Dhs99, plus diners will get a free ‘Pass It On’ voucher to come again or gift to someone else.
Dhs99. Daily, from sunset. Rove Trade Centre, Bur Dubai (04 561 9300) and Rove Healthcare City, Oud Metha (04 561 9200).