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Top 5 Iftars This Ramadan

During the holy month of Ramadan, take the time to relax, reflect and renew. Take advantage of the wide range of after sunset Iftars that are on offer from the region’s leading hotels and restaurants to break your fast in style, or simply to enjoy the delicious cuisine on offer and experience something new.

With so many to choose from, we’ve put together our top 5.

1: Celebrate a fashionable Iftar at Palazzo Versace Dubai


For the epitome of  stylish of Iftars head to Dubai’s most fashionable hotel, Palazzo Versace which overlooks the Dubai Creek, to really savour a variety of Iftar and Suhoor delicacies. Held at the striking Giardino restaurant, experience magical nights including live cooking and carving stations offering a wide variety of authentic culinary creations from Syria, Morocco, Turkey and the UAE itself. Feast on delicious mezzes before you have run of a delicious selection of kebabs, rotisserie and grilled meats. The lamb Ouzi is mouth-watering and make sure you wash it down with one of the fresh juice blends.  Suhoor will also be held here from 10pm where you can enjoy live entertainment and shisha.

Timings: 7:00pm to 10:00pm (inclusive of Ramadan juices and water) AED 220 per person

For enquiries and reservations, please email giardino@palazzoversace.aeor call +971 4 5568840.

2. Elegant Experiences at Majlis Al Safinah at Jumeirah Beach Hotel


Any Ramadan celebrations of the renowned Jumeirah Group were always going to be good and this year Jumeirah Beach Hotel launched their beautiful offerings with a star-studded media bang. Reflect and indulge in quality time with loved ones over Iftar at the Safinah Ballroom located just at the front of the hotel. Decorated beautifully, an Iftar here is an event in itself and blends the prestigious Jumeirah hospitality with supreme culinary excellence. With an enormous buffet ( and we mean it’s huge! ) it includes a selection of teas, coffee and Ramadan juices. Enjoy the smoky live cooking stations outside and the wealth of salads, vegetables and international dishes inside, in fact there is so much choice, you’ll be back and forth all night!

Available sunset to 20:45. Entry open 15 minutes before. Priced at AED 210 per person

For more information or reservations Telephone: +971 4 432 3232 Email: restaurants@jumeirah.com

3. The Football Lovers Iftar at the Ritz-Carlton, JBR


The mamemo majlis is back by popular demand this year at the luxury Ritz Carlton, Dubai. Boasting a prime position on JBR, the LouLou ballroom is transformed into a stunning venue for both Iftar and Suhoor. Featuring traditional Arabic design motifts with a contemporary twist, the lavish, pastel coloured space is, for the first time, showing the UEFA EURO 2016 games making it the perfect option for sport lovers.

From Sunset till 9.00pm Price: AED 220 per adult, including selected Ramadan beverages and water
For further enquiries and reservations, please contact 04 318 6646 / 055 899 1077, email
4. A Taste of Tradition at Olea, Kempinski Mall of the Emirates
We love the new look Olea in Kempinski Mall of the Emirates and this Ramadan
The Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates is celebrating Ramadan with the launch of a luxurious, fully air-conditioned marquee on the terrace of the Levantine restaurant. Featuring a lavish Iftar buffet and a la carte Suhour menu, the restaurant is celebrating its Levantine heritage and feature dishes from the six countries meaning guests can experience a true taste of home during the holy period. Signature dishes such as Mansaf Lahem, a national Jordanian dish featuring lamb cooked in dried yoghurt served with rice and flatbread is a must try.
The Iftar Buffet at Olea, which runs from sunset until 9pm every evening throughout Ramadan and is priced at AED175 per person, with a 50% discount for children aged from six to 12 years old.
To book iftar or suhour at Olea, contact: restaurants.malloftheemirates@kempinski.com; +971 4409 5999
5. Iftar for the Foodies at Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor, Meliá Dubai
The signature restaurant of this funky hotel offers something a little different this Ramadan with their take on a classic Iftar dinner. This tantalizing four-course meal includes the restaurant’s Indian classics presented with an Arabesque inspired and unique twist. Start off with two delectable Sherbets, Labneh and an assorted premium Date selection or the House Salad, then enjoy mouth-watering favourites such as Rumani Paneer, Masala Chaanch Rubiyan, Mutton Shami Kebab or Sumac Spiked Grilled Fish. Main dishes will offer something for everyone, including Kabuli Channa Gosht, Lalla Mussa Dal, Chicken Biryani and a Veggie Pot. Finish the culinary journey on a sweet note with Mahalabia, Phirnee and Chenna Angoori!

From sunset to 12:00am and priced at 149 AED per person

Call Tel: (971) 4 386 8111  for a reservation

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