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.
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 SMCUU for dessert and tea.
Book: +971 4 353 6666
A Japanese Iftar
Experience a contemporary Iftar with Dubai’s in crowd at Nobu, contemporary Japanese cuisine in a beautiful contemporary space. Chef Nobu’s signature dishes include Steamed Seabass Dry Miso with Eggplant Puree and Creamy Rock Shrimp with a spin on Iftar staples such as dried fruit and vegetables to break your fast.
Book: +971 4 426 2626
An Iconic venue
Experience Ramadan in one of Dubai’s most atmospheric restaurants, Pierchic. The perfect location for a special treat, Pierchic presents a carefully created selection of seafood-inspired dishes with an authentic Arabic twist. Through a beautiful union of unusual flavour combinations, you’re in for a truly special celebration for friends and family alike. Pierchic will also be open for lunch throughout the whole month, serving its celebrated à la carte menu in dream-like surroundings.
Book: +971 4 432 3232
From the top
Award-winning Kitchen6, features six live cooking stations this Ramadan. Asian woks, Middle Eastern grills, European roasts, authentic Indian cuisine, an organic section and a world class dessert buffet are set to celebrate cuisines from all across the world. Described on Trip Advisor as ‘a must try’, and a ‘food heaven’ this 400 person capacity restaurant happens to be in the world’s tallest hotel, the JW Marriott Marquis.
Book: +971 4 414 0000
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.
Book: +971 4 426 2626
Layali Zaman Iftar Majlis at Le Meridien
Transforming into a quintessentially Arabesque ambience to celebrate Ramadan, the Falcon Ballroom at Le Meridien offers a plentiful array of Middle Eastern specialities with interactive cooking stations, traditional hot and cold mezze, slow roasted Lamb Ouzi, and a delightful variety of Arabic desserts. Relax with family and friends as you savor Arabic coffee or mint tea, and the soulful strains of the Arabian Oudh enrich your experience.
Book: +971 4 217 0000