Oh, the choices for iftar and suhour buffets are endless.
But since Ramadan is a month-long commemoration of the five pillars of Islam, and with that comes the beautiful rite of fasting and dining with loved ones once the sun sets.
Muslim or not, iftar have opened a beautiful space of co-existence- allowing people of other faith experience the traditions and culture that has become part of Ramadan.
So if you want to grab your fambam or treat yourself to a Dubai fu6oor (iftar), here are lots of options to suit all budgets.
*Prices are listed from high to low
14. Dubai Opera – AED260
The iconic Downtown auditorium has transformed once again for the month of Ramadan, from a concert hall to a stunning banquet hall. This is a top-class iftar, expect fantastic cuisine coupled with beautiful music in sophisticated surroundings.
Daily from sunset – 9:30pm
AED260 per person
Children’s policy:Children 6-11 years old receive 50% off (AED 130). Children 5 years and younger are free of charge.
*Group packages are available for parties of 11 or more
13. OPA – AED195
OPA is a little taste of Greece on SZR and for the Holy Month of Ramadan it’s got an amazing Mediterranean set-menu for you to try.
Come sunset, you’ll break fast with the soup of the day, a fab selection of dips, a mix of hot and cold starters, a variety of mains and desserts including grilled halloumi, lamb gyros, imam bayildi, loukoumades and much more…. by the way, loukoumades are fried dough balls, they’re simply little balls of heaven and you need to try them.
How good does that sound?!
Iftar available during Ramadan from 6.30pm – 8.30pm
How much? AED195 per person excluding beverages
Call +971 4 357 0557 or drop an email to email@example.com to book
12. Burger and Lobster – AED167
This is a FEAST. And if you’ve ever had the joy of eating at this spot, you’ll know just how good it is.
Featuring the all stars on the B & L menu, prepare to get intimate with a mini cheese burger, soup of the day, half pounder lobster, shrimp mini roll, tres leches, fries and a drink.
I repeat: All this for AED167… Unbelievable value!
11. Gürkan Şef (City Walk) – AED149
Dine like a Turk at Gürkan Şef, from 7-10pm, around the calming yet ultra chic atmosphere at City Walk.
A four-course set menu is ready and waiting for you for AED149.
For bookings, call 04 379 9777
10. Hatta Restaurant (Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers) – AED149
Fancy a meat-filled Iftar?
Head out to Hatta Restaurant’s AED149 per person buffet, it’ll be equipped with all the Khaleeji dishes you know, crave and love. Charcoal-grilled meats like shish taouk, kofta, shawarmas- sky is the limit.
For bookings, call 04 207 1747
9. Muchachas Mexican Cantina – AED149
The vibrant blue interior of this FAB restaurant at the Holiday Inn Express is going to be the post Iftar ‘gram moment of dreams!
At only AED149, a range of Mexican tapas, main dishes and deserts is sure to kick you back into full swing!
This Iftar offer is available daily from sunset until late.
For bookings, call 04 327 5878
8. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach – AED145 (If you’re a group of 10+)
Sofitel’s menu this year consists of traditional Arab cuisine with a touch of French.
Sound fancy yet?
Try it out with a HUGE group of family or friends for only AED145 per person.
For bookings, call 04 448 4848
7. Vegan Iftar at Eat Well resto- AED140
Fear not, vegans!
Dubai Eat Well has prepped a fully-exclusive vegan Iftar menu for y’all at only AED140. This will include vegan starters, salads, main course and even desserts. FULL ON!
But it’ll only be for specific days during May: 9,16,23, and 30th.
This is quite a rarity in Dubai, so let us know how it goes once you check it out.
For bookings, call 0 5447 66326
6. Al Safa (Metropolitan Hotel) – AED130
Live cooking stations, a fully-prepped buffet filled with Arabic delicacies, fresh juices and soft drinks- all only for AED130 per person. What a steal.
If you book with a huge group of peeps, early discounts are applicable.
For bookings, call 056 522 6145
5. Azkadenya at Mall of the Emirates, Mercato Dubai and Abu Dhabi Marina Mall (AED129)
Roll up for this home-cooked iftar that tastes better than your momma made it.
Expect a wide variety of home-cooked dishes and an extensive buffet at this modern Arabian eatery.
Iftar at Azkadenya daily from sunset for AED129 – kids get a 50% discount.
4. Mercure Barsha Heights – AED120
For AED120 per person, Mercure Hotel at Barsha Heights has a full-on Arabic Iftar set that’s family-friendly and OH-SO-DELISH.
Think of all the meat dishes, dessert options and the comfort of no limitations at this Iftar buffet.
For bookings, call 04 381 8888
3. Sul. Fiume – AED99
The next best thing- in terms of price, location AND fab sea views.
Sul Fiume, in Sheikh Zayed Road, has a menu with MANY options of food throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan. It’s AED99 for adults, and kids (between 5-12) get half-off, anyone below 5 can dine for free.
For bookings, call 04 346 7909
2. CuiSines at (Ramada Jumeirah) – AED99
Be entertained by Arab performers, while munching on some delicious dishes with soft drinks. Grab the kiddos along too, cus an Iftar for them will only set you back about AED50 if they’re under 12.
For bookings, call 04 702 7000
1. The Daily (Rove Hotels) – AED99
The Daily will be hosting, from what we’ve researched, an AED99 Iftar that will be valid THROUGHOUT Ramadan. This one’s the champ since it’s quite a rarity to find a decent Iftar at a beautiful location that won’t cost at least AED150.
The BEST part about Rove’s daily Iftar meal is that whenever you purchase the AED99 Iftar, you get a voucher to either dine again or pass it on to whomever.
SWEEEET! The offer will be available at The Daily at the Rove Hotels branches in Dubai Marina, City Centre, Trade Centre and Healthcare City.
The Daily will serve a mix of the classic Levant and Middle-Eastern dishes, like a selection of salads, deserts and lamb ghouzi, veggie saloona or Moroccan lamb with glazed apricot- among others.
For bookings, call 04 243 857