JW MARRIOTT HOTEL DUBAI
‘Iftar to go’ is a traditional Ramadan experience that you can enjoy at home. The Deira-based hotel’s team of experienced Marriott chefs prepares and iftar feast for eight to 10 people, freshly made to order. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance. Eat-in iftar is also available.
PRICE: Dhs75 per person, for iftar meal with Ramadan drinks for a group of 10, other options available
INFO: From sunset, 04 607 7977, firstname.lastname@example.org
AL THURAYA TOWER 2, DUBAI MEDIA CITY
Our favourite neighbourhood cafe welcomes diners to break their fast with its lavish Arabian buffet, featuring mixed grills and homemade falafel. During iftar, family and friends can indulge in board games, multiple cups of tea and shisha.
INFO: From sunset, 04 430 3700
JUMEIRAH LAKES TOWERS
Open all day and offering unlimited sushi plus exclusive Ramadan offers this restaurant is a convenient option for everyone. East Kitchen also offers home delivery.
INFO: Sunset-11pm Sat, 04 422 6926, www.eastkitchen.com
THE DUBAI MALL
The artisan boulanger from Paris is set to showcase a memorable (even if only for the price) iftar set menu, a customised four-course affair created with his extraordinary French flair. Kayser is renowned for his naturally leavened bread.
INFO: Sunset-9pm, 04 388 2515, www.maison-kayser.com
METRO ALL DAY DINING
HUES BOUTIQUE HOTEL, DEIRA
Fabulously colour-coded and individually designed rooms deck this hotel, where Metro All Day Dining serves international and Arabian buffets for breakfast to cater to the needs of its diverse clientele.
PRICE: Dhs79, 20 per cent off when dining in groups of six or more
INFO: From sunset, 04 236 5566, www.huesboutiquehotel.com
SOUK MADINAT JUMEIRAH
This Ramadan, experience excellence from the UK’s favourite French bistro. A customised three-course menu features poulet Breton, confit canard and a platter of brûlées, tarts and cakes.
INFO: Sunset-8.30pm, 04 554 6438, www.caferouge.ae
NATION GALLERIA, NATION TOWERS, AND BOUTIK MALL, AL REEM ISLAND
For those in need of something different for iftar, why not try lavish Oriental cuisine at Smoking Doll? Incorporating Thai and Vietnamese influences, it’s offering a fantastic deal for groups of four or more.
PRICE: Dhs99 for groups of four or more
INFO: Sunset-12midnight, 600 560 603, www.smokingdoll.com
THE DUBAI MALL
If you’re not in the mood to break your fast with an overwhelmingly calorific buffet, convenient Italian eats are the perfect alternative for the family to enjoy. Featured in last year’s Ramadan guide, this is fast food made healthy – just what you need when the buffet gets too much.
PRICE: From Dhs89
INFO: Sunset-mall closing, 04 330 8899, www.eataly.com
SOFITEL DUBAI THE PALM RESORT & SPA
The à la carte suhour menu served against the backdrop of Polynesian-themed decor offers diners a wide selection of authentic Middle Eastern breakfast items including foul medames, hot and cold mezze, foul nabet, balila, dried fruit, dates and Ramadan juices.
PRICE: Cold mezze Dhs30, hot mezze Dhs40, main courses Dhs80
INFO: 10pm-2am, 04 455 6677, www.sofitel.com/dubai
THE NOODLE HOUSE
Keep it casual at this Oriental outlet. The Eastern eatery offers an extensive set menu of fan faves including dim sum and sweet and sour fish with rice and roti canai, dates, oranges and dessert.
INFO: Sunset-12midnight, The Dubai Mall, 04 388 4825; Souk Madinat Jumeirah, 04 366 6730; Jumeirah Emirates Towers, 04 319 8088, DIFC, 04 363 7093, BurJuman, 04 352 6615, Gloria Hotel Dubai Media City, 04 381 8065, City Walk, 04 344 5504; Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi, 02 443 7391; Souk Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, 02 558 1699, www.thenoodlehouse.com
YAS MALL, ABU DHABI
The UAE’s first rollercoaster-inspired casual dining concept brings you a thrilling Ramadan menu with twists and turns around every corner. Anchored by a network of rollercoaster tracks that loop and spiral around guests, this diner delivers international comfort food to each table.
PRICE: Starters from Dhs25, mains from Dhs63, desserts from Dhs31
INFO: From sunset, 02 565 0888, www.rollercoasterrestaurant.com/en
CNN BUILDING, DUBAI MEDIA CITY
This mouth-watering iftar menu features substantial main courses of Australian lamb chops, corn-fed chicken, sea bass and gnocchi. All dishes are accompanied by Ramadan drinks. Booking is essential.
INFO: From sunset, 04 362 4330, www.urbanbistro.ae
Claiming to offer “a feast fit for a king, tourists and residents alike,” the casual fine-dining restaurant features unrivalled hospitality and stunning views of Yas Marina. Rozanah offers something for everyone throughout the Holy Month.
INFO: Sunset-2.30am, 02 406 2000, www.rozanah.ae
THE DUBAI MALL AND CITY CENTRE MIRDIF
This Mexican hot spot strives to create a magical iftar experience for each and every guest. The four-course menu boasts starters of chopped salads and Guajillo cauliflower soup, and mains of crispy stuffed chicken and shrimp enchilada.
INFO: From sunset, 04 285 8988, www.rosamexicano.com