The Holy Month of Ramadan is looming and you can’t not feel a little excited.
And while there are plenty of places to break fast, this list contains hands down some of the most beautiful spots to break your fast with friends and family for a special occasion.
Think beautifully designed pop-up tents and ballrooms transformed; here’s what you need to know…
1. Majlis at Madinat Jumeirah
This has got to be one of the most impressive set ups for an iftar, the Majiis 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, s minimum spend starting from 160 AED
Call 04 432 3232 or firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations
2. 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
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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
6. Nobu at Atlantis the Palm
Visit one of Dubai’s most famous restaurants for an untraditional iftar celebrations. The set menu is available daily throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan as along with the usual a la carte menu
How much? AED305 per person, available daily.
7. 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.
8. Boulevard Ballroom at the Address Boulevard
The Address Boulevard is a beautifully serene hotel in the heart of Downtown and the atmosphere of iftar 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
9. 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
10. 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!