Ramadan 2019: 10 Must-Try Iftars
1. Al Dawaar, Hyatt Regency
Hyatt Regency Dubai will offer a lavish iftar at Al Dawaar, Dubai’s onlfy revolving restaurant. A must-visit destination on the list of travellers to Dubai as well as residents, Al Dawaar offers 360 degree panoramic views of the city skyline, Burj Khalifa, sea and the creek.
INFO: Dhs190 per person (including traditional Ramadan drinks), Dhs95 per child (aged 5 to 10 years), available daily from sunset to 11.30pm through Ramadan, Hyatt Regency Dubai, 04 209 6887. Daily, throughout Ramadan
2. Meze, DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island
With the Holy Month just around the corner, DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island is hosting its annual iftar in the warm and familiar setting of Meze restaurant. Experience traditional Middle Eastern hospitality at this Turkish restaurant specialising in vibrantly flavoured food, including fresh mezze platters and much more.
INFO: Dhs130 per person, from sunset onwards, DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island, 07 203 0104. Daily, throughout Ramadan
3. Lima, City Walk, Dubai
A carefully curated iftar menu showcasing a selection of Lima’s signature dishes will offer hearty, healthy and unique flavours, perfect for savouring in the venue’s calm yet lively ambience. Join Lima Dubai to relax and be immersed in rich culture and diversity, while experiencing a true taste of Peru this Ramadan.
INFO: Dhs199 per person, from sunset to 8.30pm, Lima, City Walk, Dubai , 056 500 4571. Daily, throughout Ramadan
3. Cabana, Address Dubai Mall
As the sun sets over the stunning Dubai cityscape, break your fast with a flavourful Mediterranean buffet in the alfresco setting of Address Dubai Mall’s poolside restaurant, Cabana. Choose from a variety of Mediterranean classics and all-time favourites as you enjoy quality time with friends and family, amidst the ethereal tunes of live oud music.
INFO: Dhs195 per person, complimentary for children 5 years and under, 50% off for children between 6 and 11 years old), from sunset until 9pm Cabana, Address Dubai Mall, 04 888 3444.
5. Anantara, Eastern Mangroves
Displaying unique Ramadan décor, Ingredients provides a warm ambience for guests ready to embrace an authentic Ramadan culinary journey. Once the cannon is fired, break the fast with your favourite from six varieties of dates, followed by a splendid buffet. Indulge in a sumptuous array of food, including not only traditional Arabic delicacies such as harees, lamb ouzi and tajine but also Thai, Indian and international cuisines tailored for a range of tastes.
INFO: Dhs199 net per person inclusive of soft beverages (weekdays), Dhs249 net per person inclusive of soft beverages (weekends), children aged 6-11 years are charged half price, sunset-9pm, Anantara Eastern Mangroves, 02 656 1000. Daily, throughout Ramadan
6. La Petite Maison, Dubai and Abu Dhabi
La Petite Maison Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the home of Niçoise cuisine, has crafted a delectable menu with Riviera-influenced classics that use the freshest of Mediterranean ingredients. Prepare to be transported to dark green coastlines and cobblestone streets, as you sit down for the special iftar menu featuring a selection of La Petite Maison’s signature dishes.
INFO: Dhs240 per person (minimum two people), from 6.45pm until 8pm, La Petite Maison Dubai and Abu Dhabi,04 439 0505. Daily, throughout Ramadan
7. Burger and Lobster, DIFC
This Ramadan, Burger & Lobster will offer up a generous supply of the very best of B&L signatures in one colossal, delicious five-course set menu to enjoy with friends and family alike. Get ready to satisfy those hunger pangs to the absolute fullest. Fans of the adored restaurant can tuck in to the essentials including the classic cheeseburger, the ever popular mini shrimp roll, and a half pounder of lobster, lusciously prepared for a hearty and filling Iftar.
INFO: Dhs149 per person, from sunset onwards, Burger & Lobster, Burj Daman Building, DIFC, 04 514 8838. Daily, through Ramadan
8. Asateer tent, Atlantis, The Palm
Spend your Iftars and Suhoors at Asateer, the largest Ramadan tents in the UAE. Diners will be offered Iftar and Suhoor buffets with a delicious selection of Arab cuisine favourites like lamb kebbeh, mixed grill and will feature a delicious shawarma station and of course like entertainment.
The Asateer Tent will also feature ten delicious dessert stations, including a traditional Arabic sweet-making live station, hot favourites such as umm ali, and an ice cream station and chocolate fountain. An à la carte menu will be offered during Suhoor which will include hot and cold mezzeh, soup, grilled meat and seafood and Ramadan desserts.
INFO: until 12 June, Iftar: 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Suhoor: 9:45pm to 3am. 220 Dhs per person aged 12 and above including beverages, 110 per child aged 4 to 11 years old including beverages, children aged 3 and below free. Last reservation for Iftar on the day to be taken at 4:30pm. +971 4 426 2626.
9. Habtoor Palace, Dubai Garden Tent
Step into the hotels’ traditional Ramadan tent in the lush garden to mark Iftar with a wide selection of dishes. Large kids play area and an array of games available for children and adults alike, including backgammon and video games. Price includes Ramadan beverages and mineral water.
INFO: Dhs185 per person, daily, sunset-8:30 pm. The Gardens, Habtoor Palace Dubai, Al Habtoor City, +971 4 435 5577.
10. Habtoor Palace, Dubai Garden Tent (Suhoor)
À la carte menu. Explore the Ramadan tent at Habtoor Palace Dubai, where an Arabic culinary experience will offer live cooking stations – while the little ones can enjoy a fun-filled evening in the kids’ area. A variety of the finest shishas will also be available each evening along with video and board games, including backgammon, known as tawilat alzahr in Arabic.
INFO: prices vary, daily, 9pm-2.30am, The Gardens, Habtoor Palace Dubai, Al Habtoor City, +971 4 435 5577.