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The Best of Ramadan in the UAE

With Ramadan just around the corner once again, we’ve put together our pick of the top Iftars and Ramadan eats across the UAE.

An Authentic Taste of Ramadan at Steigenberger Hotel, Business Bay

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Relax at the stunning Bayside Restaurant and Terrace, overlooking the Dubai Water Canal as you enjoy Iftar in the company of friends. Each day is a new blessing and the skilled chefs at this popular modern hotel will present a new Iftar menu every day – six thoughtfully crafted menus priced at AED 165 per person. Iftar is served from Sunset to 11pm. All group bookings made before Ramadan, are offered at a special discount of 20%.

A scrumptious Ramadan Buffet at Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel 


Enjoy a special Ramadan buffet during the holy month at Ashiana, the quintessential Indian eatery at the Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel. Executive Chef Vipin Kala has specially curated five unique Ramadan buffet menus featuring the finest flavours of authentic Indian dishes, each with a modern flair. The Ramadan buffet will be served from sunset onwards and is priced at AED 139 per person including unlimited soft beverages and canned juices. Children aged between 6 years to 12 years are entitled to 50% off and children below the age of 6 dine for free. For more information and booking visit www.sheratondubaicreek.com or call +971 4 207 1733

Grand Suhoor and a Lavish Iftar Buffet at the Hilton, Abu Dhabi

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With both an Iftar buffet and a Suhoor tent, this notable hotel offers a fine choice this Ramadan. La Terrazza, the all-day dining restaurant, will host a lavish Iftar daily from 7pm. Featuring a variety of cuisines and traditional Ramadan favourites, the buffet is priced at AED 175 per person. To experience the true spirit of Ramadan, Hilton Abu Dhabi has put up a grand Suhoor Tent at the Beach Garden which will be open from 9pm until 2am on weekdays, and until 3am on Thursday and Friday.There will be a cover charge of AED 50 from Saturday to Wednesday, and AED 60 on weekends. The suhoor menu features delicacies from across the Middle East, which can be enjoyed while an oud player performs live music. For information and booking contact abudhabi.hilton.com.

Seafood Feasts this Ramadan at Flooka

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Combining the freshest seafood and stunning views over the Arabian Gulf, Flooka has long been a dining favourite for discerning foodies and loyal locals and is the ideal place to break fast with family and friends this Ramadan. To celebrate the Holy month, Flooka is offering an amazing Iftar buffet featuring all the highlights from their extensive fish-focused Mediterranean menu. Open from 12pm, the Iftar buffet is priced at AED 150 per person including buffet, soft drinks, shisha and local water. For bookings contact +971 (0)4 346 1111 dubai@flooka.com


Ramadan at Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi


This beautiful hotel on the Grand Canal celebrates Ramadan with a Grand Iftar Buffet at its popular all-day dining restaurant – Sofra bld. With authentic Middle Eastern delicacies from across the region, the lavish buffet served from sunset until 8pm is prepared under the guidance of 2 Michelin star Executive Chef Mansour Memarian. The highlight of the Iftar is a large Ouzi station in the heart of the buffet spread, where guests an find a range of traditional Ramadan favourites. Priced at AED 205 per person, the Grand Iftar Buffet at Sofra includes a selection of teas, coffees and juices. To book please call 02 509 8555 or email restaurantreservations.slad@shangri-la.com

Go Downtown this Ramadan at TOKO


Downtown TOKO will be transforming the secluded and tranquil garden into a fully air conditioned tent this Ramadan – the perfect place to escape the rising mercury. This calm yet animated location will see guests enjoy all of the Downtown Toko favourites along with some delectable new menu items, with highlights including Hong Kong Style Seabass, smoked Wagu beef Strip loin and a decedent Crab and Caviar roll.  For reservations or enquiries call +971 (0) 4442 8383, or alternatively email reservations@downtowntoko.com

A Meaty Iftar at Gaucho


With a fantastically alternative Iftar menu during this Ramadan, Gaucho Dubai offers a true meat feast to break the fast. Served every day from sunset until 9pm the specially curated Iftar menu is priced at AED 199 per person and is a great location to bring family and friends together to devour a three-course menu with typical Argentinian flair.For further information visit: www.gauchorestaurants.com For reservations or enquiries call +971 4 422 7898

A great British Iftar at Dukes Dubai


DUKES Dubai, the quintessentially British, five-star hotel on Palm Jumeirah, is marking the holy month with a carefully curated menu of traditional favourites including juicy dates, Arabic mezze and indulgent sweets. Iftar and Suhour will be served at the new hotel’s signature brasserie-style outlet Great British Restaurant (GBR), which boasts a dramatic setting overlooking the Gulf, with a live oud player enhancing the authentic ambience. Iftar will be served every day from 7pm until 9pm and is priced at AED 175 per person. www.dukesdubai.com

A choice of Iftar at Burger & Lobster Dubai

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Every evening after sunset, Burger & Lobster will be offering two very unique and distinct Iftar menus catered for individuals, friends and families during the Holy Month. Savour trademark dishes per person including the classic Cheeseburger, the ever popular Mini Lobster Roll, warm Soup of the Day served with Brioche and a half pounder of lobster lusciously prepared for a hearty and filling Iftar. Visit www.burgerandlobster.com/en/location/dubai for more information.

Iftar at the St.Regis Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi


One of the UAE’s most beautifully located hotels, the Mediterranean-inspired Olea restaurant not only offers panoramic views of the ocean but also a relaxed Ramadan dining experience. Diners can immerse in a celebratory ambiance and buffet-style Iftar, serving classic continental dishes, infused with traditional Arabic flavors, perfectly paired with fresh juices. The lavish Iftar buffet is available for guests to enjoy every day, from sunset to 9.00PM,at acost of AED 220 per adult and AED 110 for children aged 6- 12 years old, while children under the age of 5 can eat for free. For reservations, call +971 02 498 8443

An Intimate Iftar at the Intercontinental Dubai Festival City


Guests of the InterContinental Dubai Festival City will be able to embrace the essence of family, friendship and the finest culinary treats of Ramadan, with an intimate and private Iftar dining experience in a Presidential Suite. Catered to by personal butlers, groups of up to eight people will be treated to an exquisite menu of Arabic delights from sunset including dates, hot and cold mezzeh, biriyani and mashawi, all washed down with fresh fruit beverages. The evening in the ample suite will be boarded by views of the iconic city skyline, providing an intimate and ideal setting to share those precious moments during the holy month. The ultra-exclusive Iftar experiences at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City are available every day during the month of Ramadan, with Iftar being served from sunset to 10pm. Prices for the Royal Iftar Experience are from AED 550 per person based on a group of 8 pax. The Signature Iftar Experience with a one night stay for a family of two adults, two children and including the Robinson’s voucher are priced at AED 3200. For more information visit www.diningdfc.com

Daytime dining at La Petite Maison Dubai


La Petite Maison Dubai, the home of Cuisine Nicoise, will welcome all guests throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan serving lunch and dinner. La Petite Maison Dubai will serve diners fresh Mediterranean food, cooked a la minute with non-GMO and organic ingredients. For non-fasting guests, lunch will be served during usual timings from 12pm – 3pm, 7 days a week. For those wishing to break their fast, La Petite Maison will open the kitchen from 7pm and guests will be offered complimentary light soup and dates to begin their meal.  For reservations visit www.lpmdubai.ae

Iftar at Almayass Restaurant Sofitel Downtown Dubai


This Ramadan make your way to Almayass, the Lebanese – Armenian restaurant in the heart of Dubai for a memorable iftar. The chefs there have put together an authentic selection of mouth-watering dishes which you can enjoy in the company of family and friends. The carefully crafted iftar menu includes aromatic soups and delicious cold and hot appetisers, while the mains include lamb, marinated and slow-cooked to perfection. Palate refreshing Oriental sweets and fresh fruits complete the iftar experience. AED 185 per person. For reservations call 04 3387772

The freshest Iftar in town at CATCH Dubai

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If you’re looking for an Iftar with a difference, notorious Dubai eatery CATCH Dubai is preparing to celebrate the holy month with a specially curated menu. CATCH’s renowned chefs have created a menu for all palates, featuring freshly hooked and cooked lobster rolls to smoking edamame and crispy Short-Rib Tacos. The Catch Iftar is set to be the hottest spot to see and be seen at during the month of Ramadan. For reservations contact +971 4 357 1755 or email reservations@catchdubai.com

A Family affair at Crescendo, Anantara the Palm, Dubai

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Known for its sumptuous buffet dining, Crescendo – Anantara the Palm’s signature dining restaurant – is offering up a true family feast this Ramadan.  With exceptional quality food, a stylish setting and live kanoun entertainment, it’s an Iftar that will appeal to all ages. Begin with a truly traditional breaking of the fast with jallab, tamer hindi, kamer aldein, laban earan, karkadé juices and plain and stuffed dates. Classic Arabic family dishes of sambousek jebnih and mutabal alongside traditional oriental mixed grill including shawarma, kebab and garlic prawns will be sure to please. Finish on a sweet note with date pudding, Arabic sweets, kunafa cheese and umm ali. Prices start at AED 185 per adult and AED 90 per child. For reservation call +971 4 567 8304 or email restaurants.dubai@anantara.com

A Luxury Iftar at the Waldorf Astoria, Palm Jumeirah

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As one of Dubai’s most luxurious and coveted properties it’s no surprise that it’s Iftar offering is every bit as glamorous as its unique interior.  Taking place in the Mezzerie restaurant, this is a family friendly Iftar with something for everyone. Starting at sunset, expect live cooking stations with Middle Eastern fare and international delicacies and an exciting carving station. The deserts in particular are something not to miss! Boasting an enchanting and sophisticated ambiance, it’s the perfect setting for an authentic experience throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan. Priced at AED 195 per person with 50% off for children aged between 6 and 12 years of age. Children below 6 dine for free. For reservations call +9714 818 2222






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