Find Ramadan specials for under AED150
Ramadan, a period of spirituality, renewal and self-reflection, also brings with it a busy social calendar. This festive month is the perfect time for loved ones to come together over elaborate sunset Iftars and pre-dawn Suhoors. While there are plenty of high-end affairs to try, we’ve shortlisted the best Iftars that serve great flavour with unbeatable value.
Gürkan Şef Steakhouse
From succulent kebabs and mixed grills to eggplant dips and pastries, enjoy wholesome servings of Turkish specialities with the whole family at Gürkan Şef Steakhouse. Launched in Istanbul in 2014, this spot is a meat lover's paradise named after celebrity chef Gürkan Şef – a bona fide meat connoisseur and Turkey’s first certified butcher, so you can trust the quality of the cut. This Ramadan, its branch in City Walk is inviting all to a four-course Iftar for AED149.
Cost: AED149 per person
Homegrown Emirati concept Karak House is a casual culinary gem known for its namesake tea and snacks. Along with steamy karak chai, the flavourful menu features both Arabic and Indian cuisine. Sample the best of their bites with a brand new three-course set menu that reimagines traditional specialities with a modern twist. For AED109, this spread comes with classic appetisers like soups and salads, wholesome main dishes and desserts for a well-rounded Iftar.
Cost: AED109 per person
You’ll only find the freshest catch at Sardina. Located in Jumeirah, this casual eatery is a favourite among foodies in search of affordable and delicious seafood. You can sample a wide selection of the restaurant’s unique Middle Eastern-style seafood dishes and five signature cooking styles for the ultimate dining experience. Make the most of this delectable spread during Sardina’s all-you-can-eat promotion for just AED149, available on weekdays.
Cost: AED149 per person
Purani Dilli is getting into the spirit of the holy month with a special buffet that marries North Indian cuisine with local flavours. Here, hummus and moutabel share a table with spicy chana (chickpea) chaat and chicken malai tikka for an inimitable feast. Enjoy Indian Mughlai specialities, meaty stews, vegetarian delights and fresh grills for just AED95. Top it all off with traditional sweets like rasmalai and gulab jamun or Arabic treats like qatayef with walnuts and Arabic macaroons.
Cost: AED95 per person
This award-winning restaurant in City Walk is known for its casual atmosphere and authentic Italian menu. It pays homage to the tradition of family dining with fresh ingredients, and the delicious dishes are served piping hot. Experience the restaurant’s top notch hospitality with a hearty and healthy four-course set menu for AED89. Inclusive of water and soft drinks, guests can savour fine Italian food for less.
Cost: AED89 per person
If you’re looking for healthy eating this Ramadan, look no further than Flow at Jumeirah Emirates Towers. The homegrown restaurant is dedicated to natural, organic, feel-good dishes that retain their richness in taste. Flow has designed a special Iftar menu which features traditional Arabic recipes with a modern take. Available every Wednesday evening, it coincides with its Ramadan Flow Talk Series, titled The Modern Majlis, where diners can engage with artists, poets and philanthropists present at the venue.
Cost: AED98 per person
If you’re looking for something laidback yet chic, the family-friendly spot offers a delicious Iftar buffet featuring local favourites and international dishes. Pastas, hummus, grilled meats and more – there’s enough on offer to satisfy every palate. Head to its location at Hyatt Place Al Rigga for a buffet that costs AED79 or dine at the branch in Hyatt Place Al Wasl for just AED60.
AED60 per person (Hyatt Place Al Wasl)
AED79 per person (Hyatt Place Al Rigga)
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