Here are a few picks of the best Dubai places to break or end your fast this Ramadan – or to simply enjoy sumptuous traditional food.
Offering every kind of cuisine and setting, Dubai goes all out with a fantastic array of iftars and suhoors during Ramadan – and this year will be no exception.
If you’re new to the region, here’s the breakdown: iftar is the evening meal during which Muslims end their daily fast at sunset, while the suhoor timing takes place in the early hours before dawn when fasting begins.
Suhoor and iftar timings will alter slightly each day with the setting and rising of the sun.
From gourmet meals in a swanky setting to more traditional experiences, check out our top eight iftars and suhoors that will give you food for thought!
A curry-licious experience
Where: Bombay Bungalow, The Beach Mall, JBR
Price range: AED 110
Inspired by traditional Indian cuisine, this delicious four course menu promises mouth-watering dishes packed with vibrant flavours – succulent kebabs, rich curries, and aromatic biryanis to name a few. As for the ambience, picture the perfect combination between traditional and contemporary flair.
Dine under the stars
Where: Armani Hotel, Downtown Dubai
Meal: iftar and suhoor
Price range: AED 365 for iftar, AED 245 for suhoor
Enjoy a cross-cultural experience al fresco, including a buffet of seasonal favourites and signature flavours from award winning restaurants at Armani Hotel Dubai – all set to the gentle sounds of oud and tabla musicians. Lovers of luxury, this one is for you..
Where: PINCODE, Dubai Hills Mall
Price range: AED 169
This curated feast by Indian celebrity chef Kunal Kapur offers scrumptious Pan-Indian dishes, Arabian classics, and even some European bites including creme brulée. With a set menu and a buffet spread, this is perfect for those who love variety (and a delicious meal).
Mythical waterfront adventure
Where: Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai, Deira Islands
Price range: AED 200
Indulge in a set buffet menu of oriental mezze platters, Arabic favourites, and Indian delights. The delicious meal is paired with stunning waterfront vistas that you can enjoy from the Jasmine Meeting Rooms or terrace. Prepare to be blown out of the water…
Fine dining feast
Where: Aamara at VOCO Hotels, Sheikh Zayed Road
Price range: AED 220
This delightful blend of Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and Asian cuisines will take you on a unique culinary tour, with stylish interiors and contemporary vibes. Bright salads, delicious kebabs and spiced curries await – but make sure you save some room for their signature desserts.
Classic family favourites
Where: Copthorne Lakeview Hotel, Green Community
Price range: AED 120
Start with decadent mezze platters and delicious Arabian bites before diving into vibrant dishes like lamb majbous, chicken biryani, and of course a wide variety of desserts to wrap everything up. Taking place from 9pm to 1am daily, this is an experience you won’t want to miss.
Transport to The Arabian Nights
Where: Layali Ramadan Tent, Kempinski Hotel & Residences
Prices range: A la carte
Swap the dining table for a traditional tent in this picturesque suhoor. Enjoy classics such as Arabic mixed grill, cheese manakeesh, and chicken shawarma as well as hot and cold mezze, salads, and delectable desserts. Now that’s what we call a classic Arabian feast.
A side of entertainment
Where: TABU, The St. Regis Downtown Dubai
Price range: A la carte
This modern restaurant offers a different kind of suhoor – with a sumo as your host! The stylish tent includes indoor and outdoor seating, and a special menu full of bright flavours and Arabian delights.