The big iftar list is the low-down of lots of beautiful iftars happening across Dubai during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
With pretty much every venue putting on a special night, we’ve listed the best of the best, and categorized them by price (under AED150, AED150- AED250 and AED250 and above).
Ramadan Kareem everyone!
Less than AED150
26. Day & Night Ballroom, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel
If you’ve lived in the UAE long enough, you’ve noticed that hotels in the country pull out all the stops to transform their ballrooms into fabulous Arabian retreats.
And for this Ramadan, a lavish Middle Eastern iftar at this location will give you all sorts of Arabian feels.
For just AED150 per person, you will get to enjoy delicious Middle Eastern classics at a grand buffet iftar and AED140 minimum spend for suhoor.
Call 04 230 8510 for reservations.
25. Ramadan tent, Ajman Hotel
A beautiful sea-view Ramadan tent has been set up at the Ajman hotel and it’s filled with arabesque ambience by the Arabian sea. Doesn’t get better than this!
An array of buffet and live cooking stations will be available during iftar with all your favourite delicacies including ouzi and freshly baked saj.
And the best part is that you will also break your fast while a traditional Oud player serenades you through the night.
Iftar at this fab tent will cost you AED145 including Ramadan beverages.
Call 06 714 5582 for reservations.
24. Burger and Lobster, Burj Daman Building
If you’re a little out of the box and don’t feel like spending your entire iftar at a Ramadan tent, then opting for your favourite restaurant is the way to go.
And you’re just in luck, because Burger and Lobster is giving you an offer you cannot refuse!
You will get to indulge in the signature cheeseburger, mini lobster roll, a half pounder lobster and Tres Leches this Ramadan for just AED149!
23. Ramadan tent at Habtoor Grand, Jumeirah Beach
The popular Habtoor Grand Ramadan Tent is back this year and speak to anyone who’s attended this one and they’ll tell you it’s an unmissable evening out.
The tent decor is stunning, traditional entertainment adds to the atmosphere and the impressive buffet are just some of reasons to visit this great tent.
Choose either the iftar buffet from sunset till 8.30pm for AED149 (AED75 for kids between seven and 12) or the a la carte suhoor option which runs from 8.30pm to 3am.
Book your place now! Call 044084257 or email email@example.com to secure your spot
22. Peyote, DIFC
Break your iftar in style by opting for the new iftar menu from Peyote located in the heart of DIFC.
Peyote is offering a modern Mexican iftar menu that incorporates all the classic Middle Eastern flavours, along with loads of Ramadan beverages for just AED125.
And for this special month, the restaurant will donate AED10 to Al Jalila Foundation with each purchase of the signature Moonlight mocktail.
Call 04 521 6300 for reservations.
21. Mahec, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel
Take your friends along to celebrate Ramadan and break your iftar with your loved ones by indulging in an unconventional Iftar!
Mahec is bringing you a lavish spread of Indian specialites by Chef Satish Arora for just AED129 per person!
And with flowing Ramadan juices and water, you’ll get to surprise your tastebuds with something different this year.
Call 04 7022615 for reservations.
20. The Dallah Lounge Ramadan tent at Emirates Golf Club
The Dallah Lounge is a huge Ramadan tent and it’s coming to Emirates Golf Club’s sprawling greens. Two-storeys high, the Dallah Lounge has both iftar and suhoor offerings and you can choose either a formal or casual dining setting. Prepare to break fast with a full buffet, before venturing to the Mezzanine level for post-iftar drinks and shisha.
Iftar at The Dallah Lounge costs AED140 from sunset until 9pm with an a la carte menu options for suhoor.
Call +971 4 417 9999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for booking
19. Alternative pocket friendly iftar at WOK BOYZ
Asian street food concept WOK BOYZ is new on the Dubai foodie scene, but that doesn’t mean the iftar isn’t worth a visit.
It’s healthy Asian cuisine (that opens till 3.45am during the weekend) and has plates starting from just AED39 ready for both iftar and suhoor for both dine-in or take away. The Ramadan meal comes with a choice of prawn or rice crackers, sweet corn soup, street tofu or spicy Korean wings, customizable wok combo and beverage.
What a deal!
For more information on WOK BOYZ, click here or call (+971) 4 330 0060.
AED150 – AED250
18. The dome at Qasr Al Sultan
It’s worth making a trip to Qasr Al Sultan Boutique Hotel and the especially created Ramadn ‘dome’ is the perfect excuse.
Choose either iftar or suhoor in the beautiful, fully air-conditioned dome. The entire venue is covered in glittering lights and live performances and soulful traditional music add to the atmosphere of the evening.
For food, visitors can expect a mix of Middle Eastern treats, with hot and cold mezzes, Arabian grills, and plenty of sweet treats to finish off. Iftar costs AED195 and suhoor costs AED150 from 10pm until 2am.
Where? Qasr Al Sultan Boutique Hotel
Free for kids under six, kids between six and 12 receive a 50% discount
17. Iftar offer at Flooka
The laid-back seafood restaurant has a fantastic buffet with a variety of healthy Mediterranean dishes lined up. At just AED165, this is a wonderful spot to enjoy the sunset. (Both Flooka Dubai and Flooka Abu Dhabi are hosting similar deals. Iftar runs from sunset till 8.30pm).
Call Flooka Abu Dhabi on 02 441 824 of Flooka Dubai on 04 346 111 to reserve
16. Boulevard Ballroom at the Address Boulevard
The Address Boulevard is a beautifully serene hotel in the heart of Downtown and the iftar atmosphere compliments this perfectly. One long communal table sits in the centre of the room making this is perfect for a big party, however small circular tables on either side are more suitable for smaller groups. The starters and mains come served to your table while the desserts you can choose from a designated buffet of phenomenal baked goods!
How much? AED195 per person
Early Bird from April 1 – May 15: AED 165.75 per person (15% off)
Suhour a la cart daily from 8pm till 4am
15. Constellation Ballroom, Address Dubai Marina
This ballroom at Address Dubai Marina is so beautiful you need to see it in person!
The buffet features international cuisine and live entertainment adds to the fun while an adjacent terrace offers hubbly bubbly.
How much? AED220 per person. Kids between six and 12 cost AED110
Suhour a la carte, minimum spend AED100 per person
More info here
14. Eat & Meat, The H Dubai
If you’re already super excited for Ramadan vibes, then this spectacular iftar offer is one you don’t want to miss.
For just AED160 per person, Eat & Meat restaurant is setting up a brilliant buffet spread! So expect salads, cooking stations and traditional Emirati dishes to break your fast with.
And if you’re dining with children aged 12 years and younger, you’ll only pay AED80 while kids under five dine free of charge!
Call 04 501 8623 for reservations.
13. Ramadan at QD’s, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
Break fast with your loved ones over a feast of tasty regional flavours and QD’s Ramadan tent
The iftar buffet is a big mix of traditional regional dishes, including traditional hot and cold mezzes, and desserts such as Crème Caramel, Kunafa and Muhallabia.
Iftar for AED165 per person (AED65 for kids between six and 12 years)
Suhoor from 9pm is a la carte and runs until 1am
Call +971 4 205 4500 or email email@example.com for reservations
12. Namu, W Dubai
For just AED5 extra, you can experience a whole new cuisine for iftar during Ramadan this year. Namu’s Korean themed oftar will be one you won’t forget and you’ll absolutely love the food selection.
For just AED155, you will get to enjoy a Korean style set-menu filled with the Korean classics and favourites – soy braised beef short rib, marinated yellowtail fish, Korean pancakes and kimchi.
And you won’t even need to get out of your seat as they are served to your table! They dishes also rotate daily, so if you come back again, expect new Korean dishes.
Call 04 435 5577 for reservations.
11. Blue Orange ballroom, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi
A large iftar buffet will serve all your favourite Arabic dishes as the sun is setting – expect cold and hot mezze, delicious sweets and traditional machboos all night.
The atmosphere is topped off with Arabic music and gorgeous decorations to give you an unforgettable ambiance.
The terrace at Blue Orange, which overlooks the beautiful beach, will also be serving shisha from 8pm.
AED155 per adult, kids below the age of 12-years-old can dine for AED55 and free entry for child under six years.
Call 04 511 7373 for reservations.
10. Asateer Tent at Atlantis the Palm
The beautiful Asateer Tent at the Atlantis is quite possibly the ultimate Ramadan iftar buffet and suhour experience and this year they’re mixing it up. Along with a full buffet of fantastic Emirati culinary treats, Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen and Giorgio Locatelli’s, Ronda Locatelli will be providing some additional dishes to the buffet along with an incredible range of desserts.
How much? AED220 per person inclusive of water and Ramadan juices. AED110 for those between three and 12 years. Minimum spend for suhoor is AED160 per person
Time: Iftar buffet from sunset to 8,30pm.
Suhour: À la carte from 9.30pm till 3am.
9. Yalumba, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel
This one is tad over the price point but totally worth it because this Ramadan, Yalumba is offering a traditional buffet for iftar.
Filled with live cooking stations for mixed grills, fresh manakishes, ouzi, pide and shawarma stations – you will feast the night away!
This iftar is priced at AED169 per person
So call 042170000 for reservations asap.
8. Majlis at Madinat Jumeirah
This has got to be one of the most impressive set ups for an iftar, the Majilis is the perfect venue for a celebration. It’s beautifully designed (it IS part of Jumeirah after all) and of course, the buffet is top notch.
How much? Iftar Buffet: AED220 per person including beverages and suhoor served a la Carte, with minimum spend starting from AED160
Call 04 432 3232 or firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations
7. BiCE Ristorante
The beautiful Italian BiCE Ristorante at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah is preparing a three course sharing menu which will be available throughout the entire Holy Month. From sunset until 8pm, it costs AED195 per person.
Call +971 4 318 2520 or email email@example.com for reservation
6. Iftar at Dubai Opera
Dubai Opera totally transforms for the Holy Month of Ramadan into an Arabian banquet hall. Food provided by the award winning Sean Connolly restaurant, live entertainment, live cooking station, a pop up Ramadan market and an absolutely stunning layout, iftar at Dubai Opera is not to be missed.
The cost is AED250 per person, but corporate group packages are available for parties of 11 or more.
Book your spot NOW!
5. The Al Falak Ballroom at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
The Al Falak Ballroom needs no introduction. Inspired by a Viennese opera house, the venue gets a touch of Arabia when its dressed for the Holy Month of Ramadan. Prepare to feast on an extensive Arabic buffet, featuring a wide selection of local dishes, while a live Badri band provides the entertainments. Perfection!
How much? AED 255 per person
Contact: 04 301 7600 or BAARestaurants@jumeirah.com
4. COYA at Four Seasons Resort has a new iftar menu
COYA has prepared an iftar menu that starts with the healthy bites and nutrients you need when breaking your fast, while keeping some classic Peruvian dishes for a little later in the meal too.
Starting with soups and salads, followed by a choice of four main courses including baby chicken, spicy short rib, salmon fillet, papa mushroom with sides of cream corn and green salad with a choice of two desserts to finish.
COYA’S iftar menu is offered at AED289 per person from 7pm
3. Nobu at Atlantis the Palm
Visit one of Dubai’s most famous restaurants for an untraditional iftar celebration. The set menu is available daily throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan along with the usual a la carte menu
How much? AED305 per person, available daily.
2. Buhayra at Palace Downtown for Suhour
The Buhayra is only open for Suhour but it’s definitely one to mark down. Situated on the edge of the Burj Lake, the Buhayra Lounge is perfect for a intimate get togethers. Choose from an extensive a la carte menu, an extensive hubbly bubbly menu. The
How much?AED250 per person. lakeside tents available – minimum spend AED600 per person. A la carte menu for groups under 10 guest
1. Iftar at Ewaan Ramadan Tent – Palace Downtown
The Palace Downtown transforms for the Holy Month, and the traditional Arabic tent which extends from the terrace into the gardens is well worth a visit.
How much? AED255 for the iftar buffet, hubbly bubbly is AED100 for a single flavour.
50% discount for kids between six and 11, kids under five go free.
Complimentary valet parking available
More info here