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Food & Drink

Dubai's best foodie experiences in April

Fri, March 24, 2023

From limited-time menus to popular pop-ups and iftar specials, here's your insider guide to sampling the city's culinary highlights.

From limited-time menus to popular pop-ups and iftar specials, here's your insider guide to sampling the city's culinary highlights.

Set sail for a delicious Dinner Time Story

With a focus on sustainability, JA Beach Hotel has launched an innovative culinary experience aboard a luxurious boat called Sirene, with locally sourced ingredients. Savour the freshest seafood served with theatrical flair during this five-course feast, where each dish narrates a story about pressing environmental issues. Arrive at 7pm for a 30-minute moonlit tour of the property's marina area and then dive into delicious plates – which look nothing less than impressive works of art – of zesty scallops mousse, tiger prawns and pan-seared seabass for AED399 per person.

Break your fast at the magnificent Dubai Opera

Dubai Opera Iftar
Relish a delightful meal at Dubai Opera while being entertained by talented musicians performing live classical and Arabic tunes. From mouth-watering mezze to succulent meats at the carving station and a wide choice of desserts, you won’t be disappointed with the lavish spread of regional and International choices. Table reservations start at AED570 for two people.
Iftar at Dubai Opera
  • 23 Mar 2023 - 19 Apr 2023
  • Dubai Opera

New eats at the Ramadan Street Food Festival

Ramadan Street Food Festival
From hot-off-the-grill kebabs and spicy curries to sweet treats, indulge in moreish plates from the city’s hidden gems during the Ramadan Street Food Festival. Taking place at the Sheikh Hamdan Colony in Karama, this foodie fiesta is an open invitation for the culinary crew to try out new menus from more than 70 restaurants that celebrate the rich culture and heritage of Dubai. Glittering Ramadan lights will bring all the celebratory feels, while exciting entertainment will ensure you have a good time.
Ramadan Street Food Festival
  • 31 Mar 2023 - 9 Apr 2023
  • Sheikh Hamdan Colony - Karama

A festive food scene at Time Out Market

Ramadan 2022 - Exclusive Iftars, stunning decorations and live entertainment at Time Out Market Dubai

It promises to be a month full of delicious dinners and live entertainment, as Time Out Market Dubai gets decked out in twinkling lights, creating the perfect Ramadan ambience. Here you won't find the run-of-the-mill buffet-style iftar spread. Instead, you can savour special dishes from each of the 17 kitchens, including Vietnamese Foodies, BB Social Dining, Masti and Allo Beirut, every night from 6pm. Explore each eatery's offerings, order your favourites and enjoy your dinner at one of their communal tables.

Experience Ramadan at Time Out Market
  • 22 Mar 2023 - 21 Apr 2023
  • Time Out Market Dubai

Be generous with Rove Hotels this month

This Ramadan, Rove Hotels are highlighting the spirit of kindness with a special ‘Pass It On’ initiative. For every iftar purchased, you will receive another dining voucher, valid from the day after the original purchase until the end of the Holy Month. You can go ahead and give this complimentary meal coupon, redeemable at any The Daily restaurant across Dubai, to a family member, friend, colleague or someone in need. The iftar is priced at AED99 only and includes an array of salads, appetisers, mains and desserts from Arabic and international cuisines, so book now.

Relish a vegan fare at Emirates Bio Farm

Ramadan at Emirates Bio Farm Dubai

For an unconventional iftar, head to Emirates Bio Farm, where you can dine inside a greenhouse. Traditional Ramadan recipes will be given a farmer’s twist, so expect dishes like pumpkin kibbeh and beetroot mutabbal on the menu. Arrive early to take a tour of the venue, learn about organic farming and go vegetable picking before sunset. Regular diners are welcome from Friday to Sunday, while corporate and group reservations are available only from Monday to Thursday.

Iftar at Emirates Bio Farm
  • 23 Mar 2023 - 21 Apr 2023
  • Emirates Bio Farm

Green Ramadan at Conrad Dubai

Conrad Dubai has launched a new campaign to reduce food waste during the Holy Month. Measures such as local sourcing, digital tracking to predict future procurement and production needs, composting leftovers and promoting plant-based plates have been put in motion to minimise negative environmental impact. Iftar here is priced at AED240 per person and features farm-to-table favourites, a dedicated vegan section and details about food-related emissions next to each dish on the menu.

Sample cocoa creations at Ganache Chocolatier

There’s a new chocolate shop in town and they’ve got everything from velvety caramels to nutty pralines and glazed bonbons to make all your sweet dreams come true. Ganache Chocolatier at Alserkal Avenue is a homegrown concept that sources the finest ingredients from countries like Switzerland, Belgium and France to create premium handmade chocolates. All their offerings – over 100 varieties – are produced in-house in their factory, so you can vouch for their freshness and quality. Best of all? There’s a wrapping and customisation counter on-site with an option to pick and pack your favourites in a box of your choice.

Get your forks ready for Dubai Restaurant Week

Follow the foodie trail, as 50 eateries across the city curate special set price menus for Dubai Restaurant Week during the 10th anniversary edition of the Dubai Food Festival. Diners can tuck into two-course lunches starting from AED95 per person and three-course dinners from AED150. From CE LA VI’s Asian fusion plates to South American flavours at COYA and Carnival by Tresind’s theatrical modern Indian bites, there’s so much to savour from 28 April to 7 May.
Dubai Restaurant Week
Food & Drink
  • Citywide

Visit Dubai's iconic waterside food pop-up

DFF Beach Canteen Etisalat

A resident favourite, Etisalat Beach Canteen returns this April with a special edition to mark 10 years of the Dubai Food Festival. Enjoy an amazing line-up of diverse culinary concepts, live entertainment and activities provided by the local community to keep the family entertained for hours. Get ready for 17 days of non-stop food, fun and fiestas at this outdoor carnival at Jumeirah Beach, located just behind Sunset Mall.

Etisalat Beach Canteen
Food & Drink
  • 21 Apr 2023 - 7 May 2023
  • Jumeirah Beach, behind Sunset Mall
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