Discover the delightful taste of tradition
The Holy Month of Ramadan, is a time of reflection and worship. Muslims around the world, and in Dubai submit to regular prayer and daytime fasting. As the sun sets, the city comes to life as families and friends head to Dubai’s elaborately decorated Ramadan tents to break their fasts with an iftar (sunset feast) or suhoor (early morning feast). And you’re invited to join in. Here are the best experiences to look out for.
The Ramadan Tent at Ewaan, The Palace Downtown
Time: Iftar Sunset to 9pm | Suhoor 10pm - 1am(Weekdays) 10pm - 2am(Weekends)
Price: Iftar AED240 per person | Suhoor AED 160 per person
Book: +971 4 428 7951
The ever-popular Ramadan tent at Madinat Jumeirah transforms Madinat Arena into a unique setting surrounded by traditional architecture. Relish traditional delicacies from the buffet and live cooking stations, then afterwards head to the nearby souks to do some night time Ramadan shopping.
Time: Sunset until 8.30pm
Price: AED195 per person
Book: + 971 4 366 6380
The spectacular beachfront tent at Atlantis the Palm is hailed as one of Dubai’s best tents during Ramadan. Famous for its celebrity studded opening night, the tent offers an unforgettable experience, with traditional oud players, dedicated prayer rooms, card games as well as chess and backgammon.
Time: Iftar 6.30pm - 8.30pm | Suhoor 9.30pm - 2.30am
Price: Iftar AED205 per adult | Suhoor AED185 minimum spend
Book: +971 4 426 0800
Bab Al Shams
Find yourself in a Bedouin-inspired experience at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa where the Arabian spirit is embodied in all its glory. In the comfort of a temperature controlled tent you enjoy authentic Middle Eastern cuisine prepared using ancient recipes. Post-meal, sit back and enjoy the quiet of the desert as the camel and caravan show, oud performances and tanoura dancing entertain you. It doesn’t get more authentic than breaking your fast in the desert.
Time: From sunset until 12am
Price: AED250 per adult, half price for children aged 5 to 12
Book: +971 4 809 6194
Dubai Creek Harbour Ramadan Tent
This gorgeous Ramadan setting will stun you with spell-binding views of the historic Dubai Creek, the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary and the Downtown Dubai skyline. You're invited to indulge in the a la carte menu serving traditional Arabian delicacies and mouth-watering international dishes and desserts prepared by Vida Hotels and Resorts. This modern tent with its transparent façade practically overlooks the entire city, including the iconic Burj Khalifa. It’s the perfect opportunity to treat your loved ones to a special suhoor as you gaze out at the glowing city lights transforming into gorgeous daylight.
Time: 8pm – 1am on weekdays, 3am on weekends
Book:+ 971 4 888 3444
Saraya Tent at Armani/Pavilion
Step into the elegantly styled Saraya Tent this Ramadan where subtle Arabesque design and the relaxed ambience are complemented by a daily-changing collection of Iftar and Suhoor menus. Classic Arabic flavours from around the region share the table with inspired signature dishes from Armani Hotel Dubai’s five award-winning restaurants; all set against the reflective backdrop of The Dubai Fountain.
Time: Iftar Sunset to 9pm | Suhoor 10pm - 3am
Price: Iftar AED250per person | Suhoor AED200 per person
Book: +971 4 888 3666
QD’s Ramadan Tent
Enjoy sensational views with a laidback vibe at QDs this Ramadan, located at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. Suhoor is an à la carte affair, and groups of 15 or more get a special discount. A range of Arabic mezze is available for sharing, followed by international mains and delicious desserts. The best way to end your meal is with a plate of Umm Ali while overlooking the Dubai Creek.
Time: From sunset until 9pm
Price: AED160 per adult, half price for children aged 6 to 12
Book: +971 4 205 4500
One&Only Royal Mirage
Break your fast in the serenity of the beautiful outdoor courtyard that is transformed into an Arabesque paradise for Ramadan. Perfectly presented and a delight to the senses, this tent is a much beloved destination during the Holy month. After enjoying the stellar culinary delights, cocoon yourself in the inspired interiors which are sure to have you returning.
Time: Sunset until 9pm
Book: +971 4 339 9999
Mamemo Majlis at Ritz Carlton
Step up your Ramadan with a luxurious breaking of fast infused with influences from the across the Arab world. Live Arabic musicians provide a complementary soulful ambience with a repertoire of classic tunes to set the perfect mood.
Time: Sunset until 8.30pm
Price: AED220 per person
Book: +971 4 318 6646
Ramadan Majlis at The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC
Ever tried Arabian sushi? How about a date cheesecake? Enjoy a modernist touch to a traditional time at the DIFC Ramadan Majlis, featuring contemporary seating designs and Arabian twists to international favourites. A collection of private majlis, and the soothing music ensures a relaxed yet lively ambience.
Time: Iftar Sunset to 9pm | Suhoor 9pm - 2am
Price: AED195 per adult, AED110 per child
Book: +971 4 372 2323
The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills
Time: Sunset onwards
Price: AED170 per adult, AED90 for children aged four to 11 years
Book: +971 4 390 5600