Ramadan is not just a month, it’s a whole vibe!
While countries all around the world have different traditions regarding Ramadan, the suhoor and iftar routine is synonymous everywhere, like having dates, water, fruits, and other wholesome meals at sunset to break our fasts.
However, every once in a while, you feel like having something other than the usual menu. Something that tantalizes your taste buds and makes iftar more enjoyable. We’re talking about elaborate iftar buffets without which Ramadan seems incomplete!
Ramadan in 2023 will take place from 22 March to 21 April (subject to moon sighting)
Having said that, today we’re going to go over some of the best places for iftar in Dubai, the upscale city of UAE.
The Holy Month of Ramadan is looming and you can’t not feel a little excited.
And while there are plenty of places to breakfast, 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…
Ramadan in the UAE starts with greetings such as “Ramadan Mubarak” or “Ramadan Kareem.” During Ramadan, Muslims in the UAE and across the world fast for the day and break their fast with an evening meal called Iftar, which is a celebration of their faith. Muslims mostly break their fast with dates and various traditional foods.
1. Al Hadheerah Restaurant
At Al Hadheerah Restaurant, you can savor delicious Iftar dishes with various buffet items. With fine dining, this restaurant serves a unique buffet Iftar menu during Ramadan, including Ramadan juices, Arabic coffee, and other Iftar items. Also, the finest sweets are available here, such as Umm Ali, Baklava, and Luqaimat.
In addition, they provide various kid-friendly facilities as well. You can enjoy the camel and Horse riding here. Besides, they have also offered Ramadan vouchers this year. Moreover, considering the COVID-19 situation, they maintain essential safety precautions and social distancing within the restaurant for health-safety purposes.
- Time: 7:00 PM-12:00 AM (Every Day)
- Address: Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Al Qudra Road, Dubai
- Price: AED 280 (Serving for 2 People)
- Contact: +97148096194
2. Farzi Café
Farzi Café is one of Dubai’s most popular Indian restaurants, serving traditional Indian food cuisine. Chicken Biryani, lamb chops, Butter Chicken, Dal Makhani, chicken tikka, and fenugreek naans are just a few of their best-known offerings for Iftar.
Some of the tastiest desserts available here are-Indian Milk Based Ice cream, malai kulfi, glass noodles, and many more. If you’re looking for something spicy to eat after all-day fasting, you can try their golden samosas with dipping yogurt sauce. This year, they will serve the Iftar meal from the 1st of Ramadan to the end of the month.
- Time: 10 AM- 12 AM
- Address: Mall of Emirates, Al Barsha (+971504075590), Dubai City Walk II, building no: 5, Al Safa (+971526892012).
- Price: Dhs 149 (Serving for 1-Person)
If you’re looking for traditional Turkish foods for Iftar, this is the place where you can go. Cold cuts, Gavurdagi Salad, Turkish Cheese, Olive’s honey, Findik Lahmcun, Steam Icli Kofte, çi köfte lentil soup, and skimming are their main Iftar servings.
Moreover, the Iftar meal served at this restaurant also covers a broad range of Kebabs. Iftar, with its greatest kebabs, such as Adana kebab, Begendi kebab, and Chicken Sikh Kabab, will make your visit worthy indeed.
Likewise, their traditional sherbet will be a delightful way to break your fast. This Ramadan, you can also dine in or take out Suhoor from this restaurant till 2 AM.
- Time: Regular: 12 PM-2 AM, Weekend: 9 AM-2 AM, Suhoor: (9:30 PM-2 AM)
- Address: Al Wasi Road, Villa 426 (12), Jumeirah 2, Dubai
- Price: Dhs 180 (Serving for 1- Person)
- Contact: +971544377771
4. Al Nafoorah
If you’re currently staying at Jumeirah, Al Nafoorah is the best place for you to go for Iftar. It is an award-winning restaurant with a wide Iftar buffet selection. Traditional Drinks, Mezze shawarmas, and mixed grills are the must-try food items of this restaurant.
However, this restaurant usually serves Lebanese food. But you can also bring a variety in your meal items from their different alternatives. Moreover, you can book this restaurant for an Iftar party or make a reservation for your guest.
- Time: 12:00 PM-11:30 PM (Everyday)
- Address: Sheikh Zayed Road, Ground Level, The Boulevard Emirates Towers, Dubai
- Price: AED 175 (Serving for 2-Person)
- Contact: +971800666353
Shamiana is a well-known restaurant that serves a diverse menu containing Mediterranean, Arabic, and Indian food items. They provide a variety of dishes and bring changes to the menu regularly. If you wish to break your fast with dates, a vast selection is available. Here you will find various types of dates for breaking your fast.
Moreover, an Arabic-inspired beverage called Jallab is available in this restaurant that will be an ideal choice for your Iftar. However, this restaurant is especially well-known for its staff service. Indeed, it is famous for being extremely hospitable to its guests.
- Time: 9 AM- 11 PM
- Address: Taj Jumeirah Lakes Tower, Dubai
- Price: Dhs 149
- Contact: 045741111
6. The Restaurant at Address Downtown
“The Restaurant at Address Downtown” offers one of the Best Iftar in Dubai, with a beautiful atmosphere. You can enjoy the external atmosphere of the Burj Khalifa lawn through the vast windows of this restaurant.
Ranging from traditional foods to the latest dishes, you will find a diverse selection of world food cuisines. Besides, all the items are available in large quantities.
However, this restaurant offers free meals for 5-year-old children, and children from 6 to 11 years old will get a 50% dining discount. In addition, this restaurant remains open 24 hours a day. So, during Ramadan, you can dine here, even for Suhoor.
- Time: Everyday: 24 hours
- Address: Lobby Level, Address Downtown Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Boulevard, Downtown Dubai
- Price: AED 235 (Serving for 2 people)
- Contact: +97144368888
7. The Royal Majlis
Enjoy the traditional Iftar buffet and your Ramadan favorite dishes at the Royal Majlis. Their welcome and inviting ambiance will make your heart overwhelmed. Also, they offer a broad option of drinks, seasonal mains, salads, meats, desserts, and seafood to choose from for Iftar. You will have a fantastic Iftar experience here.
- Time: Iftar: 6 PM-8 PM, Suhoor: 3 AM (4 AM on Fri, Sat, Sun)
- Price: Iftar buffet AED 1565 (Each Person) , AED 85 (Serving for 5-12 old Children), Children under 5 will dine for free.
- Address: 8th St – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
- Contact: 025558888
8. Bab Al Shams
What could be better than having Iftar with the desert that stars with a unique Arabian flavor?
Yes, Bab Al Shams arranges a supper buffet with 10 live cooking stations during Ramadan. It offers Arabic cuisine, vegetarian meals, and chicken and fish dishes on Iftar.
Moreover, Lamb Ouzi is one of their most popular dishes, and it is their signature dish also. You can enjoy your Iftar within an aura of Arabic traditional or Islamic music at this restaurant.
- Time: Every day (Sunset to 11 PM)
- Price: Dhs299 (for each Person), Half Price (for 4-11 old children)
- Location: Sunset Point, Falcon Dunes
- Contact: +971480961194
At Zaytoun, you can enjoy your Iftar with the beauty of Dubai’s cityscape and Levantine special dining. This restaurant offers worldwide cuisines in the form of a weekly culinary schedule. You will get freshly grilled fish and meat in this restaurant, with a large selection of Arabian food available for dinner.
- Time: Every day (Sunset to 8:30 PM)
- Price: Free for kids under 6, Dhs 195(Serving for each Person) , Dhs 85 (6-12 old children)
- Address: Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City Hotel
- Contact: 0 4 701 1127
10. Accents Restaurant & Terrace
During Ramadan, you can enjoy the most fabulous Iftar cuisine at Accents Restaurant & Terrace. Especially this place will be the best choice for those looking for an extensive Arabic-inspired international standard buffet for their Iftar. It is a clean, kid-friendly eatery. They’re famous for various dishes, including grilled meats, tagine, and lamb Ouziz
- Time: Friday: 6:30 AM-11AM, 1:00PM-4:00PM, 6:30-10:45, Saturday-Wednesday: 6:30AM-10:45AM, Thursday: 6:30AM-11:00PM
- Price: Free for Kids under 6, AED 165 (Serving for 2 People), 50% discount (5-12 years children)
- Address: InterContinental Dubai Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St, Dubai
- Contact: +971 4 446 6654