A festive feast to break your fast
The Holy month of Ramadan is marked by introspective spirituality, dawn to dusk fasting and generosity. It is also the perfect time for unwinding with friends and families around Iftars - a typically sumptuous feast which starts at sunset to break the day of fasting. We list some of the iftars not to be missed this year in Dubai.
A global culinary journey
Invite your loved ones to join you for a feast of the senses at Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach. Iftar buffet will be available daily serving up a wide selection of authentic dishes, Ramadan juices and water. Beginning at sunset until 10pm, Iftar unites families and friends with an array of Arabic, Moroccan and Turkish cuisines. Complimentary for children up to the age of 6 and half price for 7 to 12-year-olds.
+971 4 448 4848
Cuisine meets culture
Immerse yourself in the spirit of Ramadan at a traditional Iftar at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding. The Iftar here is as authentic as they come, held in the courtyard of the wind-tower house in Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood. Your Emirati hosts will talk you through the rituals that begin the breaking of the daily fast, including prayers and traditional foods served. And if you’ve any questions about Ramadan, the culture or local traditions in general, your hosts will be more than happy to answer. After Iftar you’re invited to visit the Diwan Masjid, before returning to SMCCU for dessert and tea.
+971 4 353 6666
A Kaleidoscopic Iftar
Explore the richness of Arabia at the most popular buffet venue in Atlantis, The Palm. Come together for an iftar to share as the buffet features interactive cooking stations, an open kitchen and palate pleasing flavours and textures, drawing from the very best of Indian, Mediterranean and Arabic cuisines.
+971 4 426 2626
An authentic experience
Treat yourself this Ramadan to a delectable Iftar at Seven Sands, a restaurant serving traditional Emirati cuisine with modern inspiration. Located along The Beach in JBR, Seven Sands is open for Iftar everyday during Ramadan, offering a sumptuous buffet comprising local favorites, thirst-quenching beverages and an unmatched selection dessert.
+971 4 551 6652
An operatic feast
There’s no better way to break your fast than to be surrounded by loved ones… at the Opera. Join Dubai Opera this Ramadan as their auditorium once again transforms into a gorgeous banquet hall. What makes this unique Iftar even more exciting is that it is catered exclusively by Sean Connolly, who will lay out a mix of traditional Arabic dishes with a modern twist and live stations. Be sure to check out the pop up market set up all throughout Ramadan.
+971 4 440 8888
Majestic Turkish delights
This Ramadan, experience the flavours of Turkey at Gunaydin, a Turkish restaurant with its heart in Istanbul. After sunset, Günaydın Dubai comes alive with an authentic Turkish experience, offering a set menu featuring a perfectly chosen variety of cheese, elaborate selection of homemade jams, olives, warm appetizers, dried fruits, and soup. The highlights of the menu are the deliciously prepared and curated meats and grill specialties like döner, chicken sis, pistachio and begendi kebab (lamb cubes on a bed of aubergine purée).
+971 4 554 0700
Break your fast at JW Marriott Marquis, with not one but three venues serving sumptuous Iftar treats. For connoisseurs of Indian cuisine, Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar is serving a 3-course Iftar set menu. For those seeking a more traditional experience, Al Fanous at Dubai Ballroom offers an authentic Iftar buffet. Kitchen 6, the hotel’s premiere culinary destination featuring six different cuisines also has an Iftar buffet to satisfy every palate.
+971 4 414 3000
A home-style family affair
As one of the vibrant hospitality destinations in the heart of Downtown Dubai, Address Boulevard is the ideal location to experience a memorable Iftar over a long communal table with the company of friends, colleagues and loved ones. Elegantly decorated to celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan, Boulevard Ballroom will offer an exceptional mouthwatering Iftar menu over a regal communal table. Served to your table in a family style, the menu features traditional dishes with a modern touch from the Fertile Crescent. An Oud player will be setting the mood with traditional tunes.
+971 4 561 8888
A tribal theme this Ramadan
Polynesian themed resort hotel Lapita, located in the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts, is hosting an Iftar buffet at Kalea all through the month. This Ramadan, welcome the setting of the sun and journey through an extensive international buffet including soft beverages.
+971 4 810 9421
Latin American flavours
If you like Mexican food, you will love the Iftar offering from popular Latin American eatery Peyote. This Ramadan, indulge in an exclusive Iftar menu, specially crafted by Peyote head chef Walter Melo, consisting of shareable mezzeh, Middle Eastern inspired main courses and Peyote’s much talked about Churros. Traditional refreshments such as hibiscus drinks, laban and mocktails are also offered.
+971 4 521 6300
Palm Jumeirah gathering
Five at Palm Jumeirah is one of Dubai’s newest hotels, and what better way to break your fast than at this swanky establishment, nestled in the tranquil waters of Dubai’s shoreline. Five at Palm Jumeirah has not one but two venues offering Iftar buffets - one is the multi-cuisine bistro BLVD On One and the other at the Vista Ballroom.
+971 4 455 9999
Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, one of Dubai’s most prominent hotels, offers a tantalising Iftar buffet complete with local and international favorites, special Ramadan treats and a selection of juices and dessert. What’s more, all bookings made before 30 April will receive 10 per cent off.
+971 4 217 0000
A lesson in history
Make your way to Old Dubai for a classic Ramadan treat at Suffra, located in Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights. Enjoy a lavish Iftar buffet at Suffra and sample a variety of dishes, explore live cooking stations and much more.
+971 4 553 1234
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