Here are suggestions on remarkable Ramadan offers for dining-out across the UAE
Armani/Pavilion, Armani Hotel Dubai
The Holy Month of Ramadan is upon us and Armani/Pavilion welcomes families, friend and loved ones to treasure special moments at a contemporary-meets-traditional al fresco Iftar buffet experience. The stunning setting boasts glittering Burj Khalifa views on one side and magnificent vistas of The Dubai Fountain on the other, simply elevated by signature Armani hospitality and award-winning dining. Diners can take their pick from sumptuous specialties offered through a culinary journey across the region to the four corners of the UAE, the culinary heartland of the Levant, vibrant Mediterranean shores and exotic Far Eastern locales.
Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah
Gather with loved ones at the lavish Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah this Ramadan, as the sun sets over the horizon bathing the sky in a warm, dreamy glow. The property’s dreamy Khaymat Al Qamar (khaymat translates to tent in Arabic) comes alive at this precise moment, featuring a magnificently illuminated marquee in a gorgeous five-acre garden. Look forward to a plethora of Oriental spiced specialties, mouthwatering chargrilled bites and more. Khaymat Al Qamar offers an impressive Iftar buffet spread and live cooking stations and diners are invited to feast on freshly baked Arabic breads, flavoursome soups, Middle Eastern favourites, hearty main courses and rose-scented desserts.
Sunset to 9pm. AED225 onwards per person (inclusive of buffet and season’s juices). Group packages are available on request for bookings of 15 people and more. Call +9714 444 2000 or email email@example.com. Visit the website or Instagram.
Mizmah Restaurant, Grand Mercure Hotel and Residences Dubai Airport
Tuck into mouthwatering Middle Eastern flavours with your loved ones this Holy Month of Ramadan at Mizmah Restaurant, sited within the Grand Mercure Hotel and Residences Dubai Airport, a hotel that takes pride in exquisite Arabian hospitality. The Iftar culinary journey features a multi-sensory experience of local celebrations, design and dining, including a live Oud performance from Friday to Sunday. Break your fast with traditional Arabic Juices, Turkish coffee and soft beverages before reaching for scrumptious dishes from a family-style set menu.
Daily from sunset-10pm, with live a live Oud performance from Friday to Sunday. AED169 per person (inclusive of Iftar family-style set menu with traditional Arabic juices, Turkish coffee and soft beverages). Call +9714 525 0000, WhatsApp +97152 267 0398 or email HA103@ACCOR.COM. Visit the website or Instagram.
Crescendo, Anantara The Palm Dubai
The majestic Anantara The Palm Dubai invites you and your loved ones to an Iftar meal at Crescendo restaurant, where you can dine under the stars on the outdoor poolside terrace or in the spacious restaurant. The lavish nightly buffet features beverages such as Jalab, Qamar al-din and Orange juice to quench your thirst; alongside traditional Middle Eastern flavours, succulent meats, treasures from the sea, exquisitely prepared platters, continental salads, live stations, international cheese & crackers display, soups, mixed grills, a pizza corner, pasta stations, specific international cuisine corners, a kids menu corner, hot buffet stations, decadent desserts and more. What’s more is that, the setting boasts seven different menus, so diners can look forward to a unique, distinct feast every single day.
Sunset onwards. AED180 onwards per person, for gatherings of 30 or more sitting down to a full international buffet with traditional Ramadan beverages; AED215 onwards per person, for smaller groups, with a complimentary buffet for one person in every party of 10 adults; AED100 for kids aged 6 to 11, with a special Kid’s Corner menu available; and children under 6 dine complimentary. Call +9714 567 8304 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website or Instagram.
Embark on a culinary journey this Ramadan with a sublime Iftar offering at Asil Dubai. The treasured experience begins with multiple mezze sharing platters featuring fare such as Visneli yaprak sarma and Manti (tiny parcels of meat with tomato concasse and smooth garlic yogurt); followed by a choice from the many mouthwatering mains, the renowned Asil grill platter with an assortment of Turkish, Lebanese and Moroccan barbecue and daily homestyle dishes from the Orient. Round off your experience with sweet treats, including Turkish kunefe or Umm Ali, a firm favourite.
As the sun sets, make your way to Al Hallab – Garhoud for a nourishing Iftar Buffet starring mouthwatering soups and mezze, mains such as succulent barbecue bites and hearty dishes; followed by decadent pastries and specialty desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth. Alternatively, visit Al Hallab – The Dubai Mall or Al Hallab – Mall of the Emirates for an exceptional Iftar Set Menu, where you can tuck into nourishing soups, mouthwatering mezze, juicy barbecued meat and other mains, ending on a sweet note with a selection of delightful desserts.
Al Hallab – Garhoud from 1pm-2am, with Iftar Buffet at AED130 per adult and AED95 per kid. Al Hallab – The Dubai Mall and Al Hallab – Mall of the Emirates from 12pm-1am, with Iftar Set Menu at AED140 per adult and AED95 per kid. Call Al Hallab – Garhoud at +9714 282 3388, Al Hallab – The Dubai Mall at +9714 330 8828 and Al Hallab – Mall of The Emirates at +9714 341 1880. Visit Instagram.
nosh Restaurant, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Make your way to nosh as the sun sets this Holy Month of Ramadan and discover a blend of classic Arab cuisine and international dishes cooked to perfection. Diners can break their fast with a selection of starters, including Koosa mahashi and Shish barak, whilst sipping on refreshing fresh juices, Laban Airan, Jellab and more. Mains will be offered from live cooking stations, featuring Lamb ouzi, Shish taouk and Hot mezza. A grand finale waits for those who want to end their meal on a sweet note, starring desserts such as Luqaimat and Bakalva.
Sunset to 10:30pm. Iftar buffet at AED199 per person (inclusive of Ramadan juices), AED75 for kids aged 6 to 12 (inclusive of Ramadan juices) and kids below 6 dine complimentary. Call +9714 438 0000 or email email@example.com. Visit the website or Instagram.
Palm Kitchen, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm
The spectacular new Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm commemorates the season of togetherness this April with an Iftar buffet at Palm Kitchen. Families, friends and loved ones are welcome to cherish the month of Ramadan at the eatery, where they can look forward to an abundant array of Middle Eastern specialties and beverages, including traditional hot and cold mezze, pickles and cheeses, kebabs and a plethora of Arabic and international mains, followed by regional sweets and decadent desserts to round off the experience.
LIV, W Dubai – The Palm
Break your fast at the hotel’s Food on Stage venue, LIV, offering lighter, brighter and fresher options during the Holy Month. Available daily from sunset onwards, take your pick from an array of Iftar favourites featuring a contemporary twist, from LIV’s impressive Iftar buffet selection. Crafted to fuel both body and soul, these much-loved flavours include traditional hot and cold mezze and juicy mixed grills, accompanied by Ramadan juices, soft sips and traditional Arabic coffee.
Iftar Buffet Dinner from April 2 onwards, from Sunset-9pm. AED210 per person (inclusive of W-style Ramadan beverages and Arabic coffee stations) and complimentary for kids below 6. Daily Hookah service at Secret Garden, from 7:30pm onwards. Call +9714 245 5800 or email W.firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website and Instagram.
Rang Mahal, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
The vibrant Rang Mahal welcomes you to break your fast with a specially-curated menu starring traditional Arabic dishes with an exotic Indian flair. Together with you loved ones, discover aromatic delicacies including a selection of hot and cold mezze, Shorba, kebabs and mouthwatering mains, including Nihari khaas, Murg rezala, Lucknowi khatti dal, Murg dum biryani and more. Round off your memorable meal on a sweet note with a traditional Hyderabadi-style bread pudding, blended with a unique creation of Umm Ali.
Amaseena, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai
A remarkable Iftar experience awaits at the elegant Amaseena, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, this Holy Month of Ramadan. Look forward to an authentic desert dining experience with Bedouin-inspired tents, a star-filled sky and the tunes of Arabic music around you. Amaseena’s al fresco setting, elevated by the glittering views of Ain Dubai, is the perfect dining destination to mark the Holy Month and savour special moments. Take your pick from Lamb mandi, tagine cooked in authentic clay cookware, traditional favourites, delicacies flavoured with hand-roasted spices and more from across nine food stations highlighting the best of Middle Eastern cuisine, with dishes from across the United Arab Emirates and Lebanon to Morocco and Persia.
April 2 to May 2. Iftar from sunset-9pm at AED249 per person (inclusive of Iftar buffet, Ramadan juices and water), 50 per cent off for 6 to 12year olds and complimentary for kids below 5. Call +9714 318 6150 or email email@example.com. Visit the website or Instagram.
Les Cuisines, Sofitel Dubai Downtown
Sit down with your loved ones to a multi-cultural dining experience this Ramadan, with an impressive Iftar starring a culinary journey with Ibn Battuta. Adults and kids alike can tuck into local delicacies from North Africa, Turkey, Iran, India, Sri Lanka and South East Asia, complemented by Ramadan beverages and sublime desserts.
Daily from 6:30pm onwards. AED250 per person (inclusive of food and soft beverages), AED125 for children aged 7 to 12 years and AED150 per person for in-house guests. Call +97156 996 0582 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Instagram.
The Market Place, Marriott Al Jaddaf
Gather your loved ones and make your way to the iconic Marriott Al Jaddaf, perfectly positioned between old and new Dubai, for an impressive Iftar experience amidst a striking Arabesque setting. As the sun sets, reach for dried fruit and special beverages to break your fast; followed by dishes from a lavish buffet that features a remarkable rotation menu. Think traditional Arabic favourites such as mixed hot and cold mezze, Dawood basha, Samak traboulsi, pasta, ouzi and shawarma from live stations, Biryani, and more. For a sweet ending, indulge in an assortment of treats, including Umm Ali, Kunafa, Muhalbyia and scoops of ice cream.
Daily during Ramadan, from sunset to 9pm. AED215 per person and kids aged 6 to 12 dine at 50 per cent off. Download more cravings and avail BOGO offer on the Iftar Buffet at The Market Place. Call +9714 317 7777 or email email@example.com. Visit the website or Instagram.
BABA, The Westin Mina Seyahi
Be transported to the land of Ottoman cuisine with an exclusive Iftar set menu at BABA. Reach for traditional hot and cold mezze, vibrant salads, sizzling mixed grills, traditional bites, specialty Borek and authentic Turkish sweets and tea. Live stations for Turkish ice-cream, Kunefe and Turkish coffee serve to round off your memorable meal.
Sunset to 8pm. AED205 per person (inclusive of soft drinks and juices), AED95 for kids between 6 to 12 years and complimentary for kids below 6 years. Call +9714 511 7373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Instagram.
Gather with friends and family at 11 Woodfire and break your fast with a scrumptious set menu that is served for two diners. Begin with Kholas dates, a refreshing green salad with a pomegranate molasses dressing and a welcome beverage of cold tamarind juice with agave. Follow this with the main meal, where you can enjoy a Slow fire-roasted lamb rump, served with rice cooked in a rich lamb broth and perfectly balanced with a fresh pineapple pachri. End on a sweet note with a Flourless dark chocolate cake, served with Kholas dates and milk ice cream
7pm onwards. AED220 for two persons. Call +9714 491 9000. Visit Instagram.
Waves Restaurant, C Central Resort The Palm
Immerse in the traditions of the Holy Month of Ramadan and break your fast at Waves Restaurant, nestled within the C Central Resort The Palm. The delightful Iftar affair features a delectable selection of flavours, including dates, soups, refreshing juices, salads, hot and cold mezze stations and freshly made shawarma. For the main event, savour international dishes with an authentic Arabic flair; and enjoy traditional sweet treats such as Basbousa, Baklava, Umm Ali and assorted cakes and fruits for dessert.
Cinnamon Bazaar, Park Hyatt Dubai
Gather with loved ones at Cinnamon Bazaar and tuck into a sharing-style Iftar menu, in honour of the Holy Month. Look forward to numerous gourmet options, including juicy smoked lamb with raita and chutneys and a vast array of plant-based options such as the aromatic Char-grilled cauliflower.
Sunset to 9pm. AED210 per person (inclusive of a sharing-style Iftar menu). Call +9714 602 1614. Visit the website.
Gather friends and family and head up to the 75th of SLS Dubai, to experience their Rooftop Iftar tent. Here, flavourful delicacies await, complete with first-class hospitality, panoramic views over the city skyline and soulful tunes from a live oud player. With majilis seating, colourful lanterns and Arabian carpets, the traditional Arabic style tent features a flourish of the signature SLS style.
New York’s Michelin-starred Italian eatery Marea, sited in the heart of DIFC, has curated a special set Iftar menu for those looking to break their fast with a fine-dining experience. The four-course set menu offers mouthwatering dishes, apt for every palate.
Olea, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort
Embrace the Holy Month of Ramadan at the picturesque Olea, complete with mesmerising views of the Arabian Gulf and a luxurious indoor and outdoor setting. Break your fast with cold mezze, fresh salads and hot nibbles such as Shrimp kunafa and Kibbeh. A visit to the live stations ensues, where diners can expect vibrant dishes including Chicken shawarma, Lamb boti and Prime ribeye beef; followed by Middle Eastern and Indian specialties and the star of the show, a tandoor-pit roasted lamb. End your meal on a sweet note with an array of desserts, spanning everything from Arabic delicacies to home-baked French pastries.
Al Mabeet Desert Camp, Al Wathba, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa
Sited just 40 minutes from Abu Dhabi, the luxurious Al Wathba, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa invites you to partake in an authentic, Bedouin-inspired Iftar experience. The multi-sensory journey that includes a live oud player, a bonfire and engaging desert activities, features the historical art of Zarb cooking, which involves barbecuing meats underground. Diners can also tuck into an array of delicacies from a buffet teeming with Middle Eastern, Indian and Asian specialties. Finally, sweet treats such as Kataif ashta, Kunafa, Koulaj, Umm Ali and classics such as Red velvet cake and Brownies serve to complete the experience.
Sunset onwards. Iftar at AED195 per person (inclusive of food, water, soft beverages and traditional Ramadan beverages). Call +9712 204 4444 or email Restaurants.email@example.com. Visit the website or Instagram.
Iftar at Terrace on the Corniche, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
As the sun sets across the horizon, make your way to the majestic St. Regis Abu Dhabi for a memorable evening starring an Iftar at Terrace on the Corniche. The spectacular feast features delicacies from the Mediterranean, Jordan, Syria, India, Italy, Indonesia and further across the globe. Diners are encouraged to begin their experience with fine cheeses, hot and cold mezzes, vibrant salads and hearty soups; followed by visits to live stations serving up Indian specialities, Arabic mixed grills and juicy shrimps. Aromatic Asian dishes will please all palates, whilst Middle Eastern favourites including chicken, lamb and seafood Tagine, Ouzi and Shawarmas serve to satisfy. Don’t miss out on decadent desserts such as Baklava, Umm Ali, Kunafa and Sticky date pudding that will round off your cherished experience.
From sunset to 11pm. AED235 per person, kids aged 6 to 12 receive 50 per cent off and kids from 5 and below dine complimentary. Diners can also avail special offers when booking through More Cravings. Call +9712 694 4553 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website or Instagram.
Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Planning with a group Iftar? Sit down with your friends, loved ones or colleagues to an Iftar spread featuring traditional Ramadan juices, freshly-baked breads, soups, hot and cold mezze items, traditional and international dishes, mains such as Lamb tagine, Chicken machbous and Vegetable biryani and plenty of desserts to delight your taste buds.
Cocina Restaurant, Jannah Burj Al Sarab Hotel
Make your way to Cocina Restaurant, an all-day dining restaurant sited on the ground floor of Abu Dhabi’s Jannah Burj Al Sarab Hotel for a pocket-friendly Iftar buffet. The memorable meal features authentic and international specialties, including traditional iftar delights, alongside a range of sweet treats.
Safi Restaurant, Ajman Saray
Make your way to Safi Restaurant, nestled within the Middle East’s first beachside Luxury Collection resort, for a selection of gourmet Arabic and International delicacies from an extensive Iftar buffet, where decadent desserts and mesmerizing sunset views of the pool and beach complement your memorable meal.
Sunset onwards. AED160 per person. Call +9716 714 2222 or
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Levant & Nar, InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa
Experience Turkish and Levantine-influenced flavours with a modern twist at Levant & Nar, a signature dining concept at the newly opened InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa. Diners can break their fast with a set menu featuring a selection of classic Ramadan beverages, such as Amar al din, Tamer hindi, Balah bel laban and jallab; followed by soup, hot and cold mezze to share, a choice of main course and desserts.
Sunset to 8:30pm. AED250 per person and children aged 12 and under receive complimentary dining (up to two children max). Visit Instagram.
Al Maeda, Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort
Delve into the flavours and aromas of the Levant at Al Maeda Ramadan Lounge, with three rotating buffet menus. Look forward to fresh juices, soups, a bread station, hot and cold mezze, starters from the charcoal grill and the classic Lamb ouzi. Mains include chicken, meat, fish and vegetarian options, ending with an array of Arabic and international desserts.
Sunset to 2am. AED195 per person. Visit Instagram.
caya is offering a modern take on traditional Mediterranean dishes through a distinct set-menu. Tuck into a platter of Lentil soup and homemade Regag, followed by a wide selection of fresh mezzes, starters including Hummus gardenia kibbeh, Keema and herbed cheese samosa with chutney tzatziki and more. Mains call for classics, ranging from Baked creamy chicken massakhan pasta to Butter chicken topped with a creamy tomato sauce. End on a sweet note with Ramadan favorites and a caya special treat.
Sunset to 9pm. AED149 per person (inclusive of water and Ramadan beverages). Visit Instagram.
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