Best Dubai iftars in Downtown Dubai & Business Bay 2019

Where to break the fast this Ramadan

Best Dubai iftars in Downtown Dubai & Business Bay 2019

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Three-day rotation iftar menu with freshly prepared hot dishes straight from the kitchen. Price includes desserts as well as hot and cold beverages.
Dhs180. Daily, sunset-10pm. Vida Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

Al Fanous Lounge
Enjoy a memorable iftar experience with friends and family at the Ramadan lounge hosted in the iconic Dubai Ballroom.
Dhs199. Daily, sunset-8.30pm. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 0000).

Al Massa Ballroom
The hotel’s ballroom will be transformed into a contemporary Arabian space for iftar.
Dhs175. Daily, 7pm-10.30pm. Sofitel Dubai Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 503 6666).

Angelina Café & Tearoom
This Parisian-style café is creating a special four-course set menu combing French and Middle Eastern flavours. You can work your way through soups, salads, mains of steak, saffron risotto and sea bass or ratatouille and desserts, alongside Ramadan juices in Angelina’s elegant setting in The Dubai Mall.
Prices vary. Daily, sunset-2am. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 449 2112).

Armani/Amal
Special iftar menu with dates followed by four courses offering “taste sensations” from India.
Dhs250. Daily, sunset-9pm. Burj Khalifa, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3666).

Armani/Ballroom
Iftar served in the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa. Combines Arab design and a relaxed ambience during the nightly occasion.
Dhs250 (adults), Dhs125 (kids aged five-11), free (kids four and under). Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3666).

Asado
Enjoy an iftar menu of South American flavours with an unlimited amount of the restaurant’s signature dishes and a live parilla grill. Minimum ten people per booking.
Dhs225 (adults), Dhs112.50 (kids aged six-11), free (kids five and under). Daily, sunset-9pm. Palace Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

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Enjoy a special iftar in Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.
Dhs475. Daily, 7pm-10pm. Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).

Bab Al Mansour
There’s an iftar buffet inspired by regional cuisine from Morocco. Also features live calligraphy each evening.
Dhs220 (adults), Dhs110 (kids aged six-12). Daily, sunset-2am. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 350 9440).

Bayside Restaurant & Terrace
This restaurant overlooking the water is offering a traditional spread of Arabic favourites alongside international fare with a different theme each day. Expect live cooking stations with delicacies from across the globe, with indoor and al fresco seating available.
Dhs175 (adults), Dhs100 (kids aged five-12), free (kids under four). Daily, sunset-10.30pm. Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay, Dubai (04 369 0000).

BiCE Mare
A great spot for those seeking a family-friendly iftar with Dubai Fountain views, BiCE Mare’s La Famiglia menu reinvents Italian fine dining. Expect four courses, including Mediterranean favourites such as gnocchi, meatballs and slow-roasted lamb shank, plus a selection of Italian mini cakes.
Dhs195. Daily, sunset-11pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0982).

BHAR
There’s a buffet-style iftar with traditional Middle Eastern cuisine at this al fresco Business Bay restaurant.
Dhs195. Daily, sunset-9pm. Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai, Business Bay (04 512 5511).

Bombay Brasserie
Set menu offering an experience that “pays homage to the diversity of flavours celebrated in India”.
Dhs195. Daily, sunset-9pm. Taj Hotel, Burj Khalifa Street, Business Bay (04 438 3222).

Boulevard Ballroom
Gather a group and enjoy a set menu featuring traditional dishes with a contemporary touch in a unique long table experience. Live oud music. Minimum ten people per booking.
Dhs210 (adults), Dhs105 (kids aged six-11), free (kids five and under). Daily, sunset-9pm. Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 561 8888).

Cabana
Try a Mediterranean al fresco buffet with views over the Dubai skyline in chic surroundings.
Dhs195 (adults), Dhs97.50 (kids aged six-11), free (kids aged five and under). Daily, sunset-9pm. Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

Dubai Opera
The auditorium of this famous theatre will transform into a magnificent banquet hall with three different iftar menus throughout the month. Choose from Arabic delicacies and international favourites from the huge buffets and dessert counters every night from sunset to 9.30pm. There’ll be live musicians playing, too.
Dhs260 (adults), Dhs130 (kids aged six to 11), free (kids aged six and under). Daily, sunset-9.30pm. Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai (04 440 8888).

Ewaan
Palace Downtown lays on an impressive Ramadan tent with a Middle Eastern and international buffet to the sounds of live oud music.
There’s a wide range of desserts, too.
Dhs255 (adults), Dhs127.50 (kids aged six-11), free (kids five and under). Daily, sunset-9pm. Palace Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

Fuchsia Urban Thai
This Thai spot has a set menu offering a contemporary twist on healthy Thai food. Vegan options are also available.
Dhs89. Sun-Thu, sunset-11pm. Fri &  Sat, sunset-11.30pm. Bay Square, Business Bay (04 425 3080).

Habtoor Palace Dubai
Visit the hotel's traditional Ramadan tent for iftar with a wide selection of dishes on offer. Large kids' play area and an array of games available for children and adults alike, including backgammon and video games. Price includes beverages and mineral water.
Dhs185. Daily, sunset-8.30pm. The Gardens, Habtoor Palace Dubai, Al Habtoor City (04 435 5577).

HUQQA and The Market
Enjoy a Turkish iftar at this Fashion Avenue spot at The Dubai Mall.
Dhs187. Daily, from sunset. Fashion Avenue, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 566 8557).

Kcal Life Restaurants
Not quite in the mood for cooking? Try a combo of Ramadan dishes that will be delivered right to your door – soup, mains and side, dessert and a snack for just Dhs65. Kcal focuses on serving healthy, balanced dishes.
Dhs65. Delivery: daily from 10am-1am, dine-in sunset-1am. Various locations in Dubai including Business Bay and JLT, www.kcallife.com.

Karak House
This homegrown Emirati restaurant is serving a four-course menu of dishes that have a modern interpretation of traditional dining. Begin with lentil or chicken and mushroom soup, summer or superfood salad, mains of non-veg biryani, lamb machboos, shish taouk and finish with cheese and pistachio katayef or fudge brownie. You can dine on the terrace and admire the Burj Khalifa, too.
Dhs109. Daily, sunset-2am. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 551 6852).

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Book into this buffet restaurant at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai for interactive cooking stations combine to create a fusion of international cuisine.
Dhs215. Daily, sunset-8.30pm. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 0000).

Masal Library by Jiggs Kalra
Try out an Indian set menu at this newly-opened restaurant. There are vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available, with the price including juice.
Dhs230 (non-vegetarian), Dhs195 (vegetarian). Daily, sunset-8.30pm. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 0000).

Lemon Pepper Restaurant
A mix of local, regional and international cuisine is on a special à la carte menu, alongside classic Ramadan dessert and beverages.
Dhs110. Daily, sunset-11pm. M Hotel Downtown by Millennium, Downtown Dubai (04 450 2068).

Les Cuisines Restaurant
Try this lavish iftar menu, served in a modern dining space with a welcoming atmosphere.
Dhs180. Daily, 7pm-10.30pm. Sofitel Dubai Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 503 6111).

Le Patio
Experience iftar in the restaurant’s elegant and airy surroundings. Price includes Ramadan beverages and mineral water.
Dhs185. Daily, sunset-8.30pm. Habtoor Palace Dubai, Al Habtoor City (04 435 5577).

NAMU
Try something different with a Korean iftar on the 31st floor of V Hotel Dubai. Set menu available with soft beverages included in the price.
Dhs155 (adults), Dhs77.50 (kids aged five-12), free (kids aged four and under). Daily, sunset-9pm. V Hotel Dubai, Curio Collection by Hilton, Al Habtoor City (04 435 5577).

PizzaExpress Live
Unlimited starters, one main course and one drink. Also available at other branches.
Dhs65. Daily, sunset-close. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai – Business Bay (04 526 0101). Other locations including JLT and Jumeirah.

The Market
Family-friendly iftar with a feast prepared at six live cooking stations, featuring international and Arabic cuisine. A kids’ area is available.
Dhs185 (adults), Dhs60 (kids aged five-12), free (kids aged four and under). Daily, sunset-9pm. Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City, Al Habtoor City (04 435 5577).

The Courtyard
Arab lounge and courtyard serving a menu with live cooking stations.
Dhs195 (adults), Dhs97.50 (kids aged six-11), free (kids five and under). Daily, sunset-9pm. Manzil Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 428 5888).

The Loft at Dubai Opera
Explore various live cooking stations at the roof of Dubai Opera serving favourites from the region, including Levantine and Khaleeji favourites.
Dhs265 (adults), Dhs125 (kids aged six-11). Daily, sunset-10pm. Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai (04 362 7312).

The Lounge at Address Downtown
This relaxed setting is serving up a range of dishes including soft moutabel, cheese and meat sabousak, a mixed grills and Arabic sweets, such as Umm Ali and mohalabia.
Dhs180, half price (kids aged six-ten), free (kids aged five and under). Daily, sunset-sunrise. Address Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 436 8888).

The Restaurant at Address Downtown
Enjoy an Arabic buffet at The Restaurant at Address Downtown for iftar. There are Burj Khalifa views and a family-friendly vibe.
Dhs210, half price (kids aged six-ten), free (kids under five). Daily, sunset-9pm. Address Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 436 8888).

The Restaurant
Iftar buffet featuring live cooking stations including local and global favourites.
Dhs220. Daily, sunset-9pm. Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

Thiptara
Take iftar on the shores of Burj Lake, with stunning views of The Dubai Fountain show plus the Burj Khalifa at this excellent Thai restaurant. There’s an unlimited set menu of signature Thai dishes to enjoy. Minimum ten people per booking.
Dhs225 (adults), Dhs112.50 (kids aged six-11), free (kids five and under). Daily, sunset-9pm. Palace Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

Trèsind
Throughout Ramadan, Trèsind (Time Out Dubai’s Best Indian Restaurant 2018) is running a special steak menu. Eye-catching dishes include date candy with popping sugar, meat board, steaks and chefs’ take on a baklava. A vegetarian menu is available, too.
Dhs179. Daily, sunset-11.30pm. VOCO Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 308 0440).

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