Ramadan is officially here, and several places across the UAE have prepared themselves for the holy month with delightful Iftars and Suhoors. In the giving spirit of Ramadan, some spots have even taken on initiatives to give back to communities whether that’s by passing on vouchers, donating meals to the needy, or raising awareness on social issues.
Embrace the holy month with your family and friends with the UAE restaurants listed below, which offer some of the best Iftar and Suhoor meals around.
Paramount Hotel Dubai
Paramount Hotel Dubai has prepared its restaurant, The Stage, for an iftar with a wide array of choices from the buffet and live cooking stations. Guests can dine from the grill station, the Middle Eastern dishes section, and the international specialties section.
Suhoor at the Malibu Deck Pool Bar
What’s better than dining with a view? Fasters are invited to enjoy their suhoor meals at the Malibu Deck Pool Bar and Lounge with its dedicated California food truck and live BBQ station, as well as refreshing beverages.
Arabic Movie Special at the Paramount Screening Room
The Paramount’s Screening room will be providing entertainment via Arabic films after visitors indulge in their delicious iftar meals. Classic favorites will be screened throughout the month of Ramadan.
Address Beach Resort, Dubai
Iftar at L’Brasil
Combining Brazilian and Lebanese cuisines, the iftar at L’Brasil presents fasters with a wonderful meal including Ramadan drinks, hot and cold mezze, delicious main courses, and flavorful desserts. Hosted from sunset to 8pm, the restaurant’s iftar experience can be located at the Address Beach Resort in Dubai.
Dine away for iftar at LPM for an infusion of French Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines and an elegent experience with its Belle Époque-inspired decor. Each guest will begin with two starters followed by a main dish of their choosing, such as Butter Bean Dip with Aioli and Quinoa Crisps, Grilled Aubergine with Mozzarella and Prawns, Burrata with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil, Green Lentil Salad with Apple and Burnt Tomatoes, or Warm Prawns with Olive Oil and Lemon Juice.
Westin Hotel, Mina Seyahi, Dubai
Iftar and Suhoor at BABA Restaurant
Serving authentic Turkish cuisine, BABA restaurant invites fasters to enjoy delicacies for iftar and suhoor such as mixed grills, Borek, and Turkish sweets, and tea. Suhoor, in particular, will feature Chef Zulfikar’s specials including Akide Boregi, Calamari, and Sucuk Hellim.
Rove Hotel, Dubai
Pass it On
Throughout the entire month of Ramadan, Rove Hotel in Dubai presents its’ ‘pass it on’ initiative as a contribution to the spirit of generosity that the holy month embodies. Every guest that purchases an iftar meal will receive a voucher for a second iftar that they can pass on to a fellow family member, friend, stranger, or simply somebody in need. The vouchers are redeemable across Dubai at any of The Daily restaurant outlets.
DoubleTree Hilton JBR, Dubai
Iftar at Gastro Kitchen
Embark on a lovely iftar at the Garden of Gastro Kitchen with beautiful floral surroundings. From hot mezze and grills made at the live bar, to the famously known Lamb Ouzi dish and the fish catch of the day, the experience spells out ‘mediterranean dream’. The iftar is also accompanied by homemade desserts.
Homegrown restaurant Moonrise dedicates itself to an Omakese dining experience this Ramadan, wherein dishes are prepared at the counter in front of guests. For the holy month, Moonrise is offering its special multi-course menu with Middle Eastern touches—from a dish with strong flavorings of black truffle and bizar, to a dish pairing parmesan and truffle in reference to a cheese samboosa. Paying attention to the taste of the season, flavors of karak, saffron, and date syrup have also been introduced into the culinary experience. Venture into the selection of delectable dishes such as Dates & Foie Gras Puri with Saffron and Pineapple Chutney, the Miso Muhammara and Yuzu Stracciatella and the Syrian Sumac and Citrus Crudo, a Japanese hamachi that Founder/Chef Solemann Haddad and his culinary team have put together for this special occasion.
Hutong, DIFC, Dubai
Hutong’s iftar set menu will take fasters through a Northern Chinese palette of dishes. Breaking their fast with a date, guests will thereafter enjoy a delicious selection of main dishes reminiscent of Northern China such as Mushroom Soup Dumpling, Black Pepper Beef Bao, Wok-tossed Chicken with Laoganma Chilli Sauce and Roasted Peking Duck with Pancakes. Top it all off with some Arab-Chinese Date Pudding with hints of mandarin and spiced caramel.
Palazzo Versace, Dubai
Iftar at Giardino
Through a journey of Middle Eastern favorites along with international dishes and a live cooking station, Giardino has prepared an iftar full of flavor this Ramadan. With a buffet iftar and an al fresco inspired interior dining area, visitors will experience a fruitful Ramadan experience.
Family Style Iftar at Enigma
With an intense and flavorful Persian cuisine from dishes such as Sabzi Khordan, homemade Persian cheese, roasted Persian bread and much more, Enigma sets up iftar for guests to enjoy as a family. And of course, no meal is complete without desserts.
Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah, Dubai
Ray of Hope
In collaboration with non-profit organization Ray of Hope and Emirati artist Abdulla Lutfi, Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah is taking the opportunity in the spirit of Ramadan to raise awareness about autism. Serendipitously, Ramadan this year also began on April 2, which happens to be World Autism Day. This month, Lutfi, who recently led classes to teach his unique way of drawing, will see an entire artwork in the shape of a fan on display at The Bay as a means of teaching visitors the importance of inclusivity and hope.
Iftar by the Sea
From 6.30-10pm each evening, the beachside of The Bay will provide a wide array of cuisines from Moroccan, Lebanese, Syrian, and more for iftar. Also on offer will be international cuisines with live cooking stations.
Suhoor on the Bay
Continuing on from 11pm-1.30am, there will also be a suhoor at The Bay with freshly prepared traditional dishes and Ramadan sweets and beverages accompanied by live Oud music.
W Dubai The Palm, Jumeirah, Dubai
Akira Back Takeaway
For the fasters wishing to dine from the comfort of their homes, W Dubai offers Akira Back’s Takeaway sets as generous as 52 pieces per box. Rounding up delectable sushi sets that are perfect for sharing with family and friends, Akira Back combines Japanese and Korean cuisines.
Rooftop Iftar Tent
Guests this Ramadan can experience SLS Dubai’s breathtaking sky-high views while breaking their fast during iftar time. With a majlis seating and glowing lanterns, the Arab-inspired tent laced with gold will be hosting iftar with signature dishes such as lamb sharhat and pastilla, as well as main dishes including seafood with potatoes, lamb with apricot, quail with saffron, and more. Leave room for their desserts, which include of mango kunafa and pistachio baklava.
St. Regis The Palm, Dubai
Iftar and Suhoor
Throughout the entire month of Ramadan, St Regis The Palm, Dubai will be serving an iftar buffet with incredible main dishes and desserts along with a suhoor at the Dip Pool Lounge from 9pm-3am. Diners can enjoy a selection of dishes from couscous to lamb and fish fillets, finishing off with Umm Ali, Turkish delight, kunafa and many more favorable sweets.
Ritz Carlton, DIFC, Dubai
Iftar at Cara
Hosted at the hotel’s famed restaurant named Cara, Ritz Carlton at DIFC provides an iftar buffet filled with mixed grills, lamb chops, grilled sea bass, chicken and potatoes, saffron rice paired with lamb ouzi, and much more. Desserts include Turkish ice cream and traditional Arabic sweets.
Crowne Plaza, Dubai Marina, Dubai
Fasters can break their fast with Lo+Cale’s international and Middle Eastern iftar buffet with live cooking stations. All the meanwhile, the views of Dubai Marina and JBR add to the experience. Guests get to choose between indoor and outdoor terrace seating.
OSH La Mer, Jumeirah, Dubai
Dine away at OSH La Mer for a Central Asian cuisine with a Middle Eastern touch. The restaurant in La Mer, Jumeirah is hosting iftar this Ramadan with hot and cold mezze starter dishes leading up to the main dishes including a chicken cutlet, a vegetarian OSH or lamb kofta with a side dish of either French fries, Achichuk salad or Tandoori bread. This tasteful meal will further be washed down with seasonal drinks such as Jallab and Tamar Hindi.
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Providing a variety of seating arrangements for guests such as Royal Majlis, VIP Majlis, Family Majlis, booths, and 100 dining tables, Atlantis The Palm presents their Asateer Tent with an iftar buffet as well as a suhoor night overlooking the Palm Island. The Asateer Tent also introduces theme nights for the buffets ranging from Moroccan, Lebanese, Persian, and Emirati cuisine.
Coya Restaurant, Dubai and Abu Dhabi
Have a filling iftar with Coya through its immersive Pervian culinary experience served from sunset until 7.30pm everyday of the holy month. With everything from their legendary creamy guacamole to their costillas de res beef ribs, guests will taste an array of Latin American food. The restaurant also has wholesome vegetarian options.
W Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Iftar at Garage
From sunset to 9pm, dive in to a vibrant iftar with Garage and enjoy mouthwatering options such as cheese and zaatar manoushe, garlic labneh and prawn tart, New York style kunafa cheesecake and much more.
Suhoor at Skylight
W Abu Dhabi also offers a suhoor at Skylights ,where guests can enjoy live entertainment while indulging on a selection of delectable dishes from 10pm to 2am.
Hakkasan, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
Iftar at Hakkasan
From sunset to 8pm, the renowned restaurant will be celebrating the month of giving with a taste that is unique to the ordinary. They are offering a special Iftar menu of Cantonese dishes along with popular dishes the restaurant is known for. To name a few of the dishes, Hakkasan will serve dim sum including the Wagyu beef truffle puff and Chilean sea bass dumpling. They will also serve roast duck lettuce wrap and crispy beef as a segue into the mouth-watering main dishes including Wok Fry sesame walnut chicken and XO tiger prawn with pineapple.
St Regis, Abu Dhabi
Iftar at the Terrace on the Corniche
Fasters can break their fast through the selection of cuisines from as far as the Mediterranean, India, Italy, Indonesia, Jordan, Syria and more all while embracing the ambiance of spring weather on the terrace and elegant decor inside. From mouth-watering Indian specialties such as tandoori dishes, butter chicken, and paneer kadai to Middle Eastern Ouzi with Lamb and Shawarmas and Asian dishes such as stir-fried beef, yang chow fried rice, and Indonesian beef rendang and nasi goreng, St. Regis serves a culinary journey for Iftar.
Suhoor at Catch
Presenting an a la carte experience for its guests with a breath-taking outdoor garden experience accompanied with live music, Catch at St. Regis does not miss. The restaurant provides healthy fresh shrimps and eggplant caviar salad, special maki rolls, Arabic beef shawarma and main dish Argentinian prawn orzo. Desserts also take the prize with homemade traditional baklava accompanied with a scoop of creamy Greek yoghurt, sprinkled with pistachio.
Suhoor at Crystal Lounge
Lay back and relax at the Crystal Lounge in St. Regis Abu Dhabi. From comfortable seating and a selection of sweets, dates, and Turkish delights to Tchaba loose tea or barista coffee, guests are invited to spend Ramadan Suhoor glamorously.
Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah, Ajman
Iftar with a view is always a wise choice. At Oberoi Beach Resort in Ajman, diners can feast on hot and cold mezze starters and dishes such as Baladi salad, Cheese Roll Rakakat, Spinach Fatayer. Lamb Kibbeh, and Falafel. Delicious main dishes from around region include Moroccan Chicken Tagine, Charcoal Grill Lamb Chops with Rice Stuffed Marrow as well as Grilled Tiger Prawns with Harra Sauce, all while enjoying the scenic views and fresh breeze of the ocean.
Caya Restaurant, Sharjah
From a delightful iftar introducing hot mezze and lentil soup to break fast with, Caya also also presents fasters with an array of main dishes that add a twist to Middle Easter/Mediterranean cuisine. Their baked creamy chicken mussakhan pasta is an example of one such twist to the traditional Palestinian mussakhan. Caya also provides a hearty suhoor including dishes such as croque madame, sourdough French toast and Suhoor special “shakshuka-ti” infusing a touch of olive oil, peppers, cumin and paprika, all accompanied by live Oud music to set the mood of the night right.
Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, Fujairah
Iftar at Views and Suhoor at Layali
A stay at Le Meridien offers guests promising views of the Indian Ocean from their hotel room windows as well as a range of delectable food for the holy month of Ramadan. Guests can enjoy panoramic views while indulging in a hearty buffet-style iftar menus comprides of hot and cold mezze, BBQ counters, juicy shawarma, juices, desserts, and more at Views restaurant. Suhoor at Layali also awaits visitors with an a La Carte menu filled with a wide array of selections to feast on.
An exclusive set menu is being offered by the contemporary Indian restaurant India Bistro, which is housed in the World Trade Center. From fresh-cut fruit to Rooh Afza, the Iftar menu has it all. Just AED 79 per person will bring you an outstanding Iftar meal. Iftar menu includes zesty Dahi Bhalla for starters, flavorful Zaatar Murgh Tikka, juicy Lamb Seekh Kebab for the grill platter, mouthwatering Butter Chicken, Kheema Mutter, Paneer Khada Masala, and Chicken Biryani for the main course, and delicious Gulab Jamun for dessert. Indian Bread Platter will make up the dinner. The portion amounts for the food are for one person.
Where: Sheikh Saeed Hall, Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Center Area
When: 5 PM – 9 PM
Deal: Dhs 79 per person for Dine-in
Al Meylas’ typical spread of mezze, such as fattoush and kibbeh, is followed by main dishes including chicken machboos and mixed grills, and the meal is concluded with the restaurant’s famous cheese kunafa.
Where: Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island
When: Daily sunset-8 pm
Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort
This year, the Ramadan Lounge at the Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort will be open, bringing the sights, sounds, and flavours of the Levant to RAK. Traditional mezze, grilled meats, fresh fish, and a variety of sweets are provided along with the cuisine outside. This is an iftar to remember with its bright atmosphere, Lebanese garden-inspired design, and unrestricted views of the Arabian Gulf.
Where: Ras Al Khaimah
When: Sunset-9 pm
Deal: Dhs115 per person
A scrumptious 4-course set menu awaits you this Ramadan for Iftar. Break your fast at the most famous Indian restaurant in Dubai, Dhaba Lane with enjoy a magnificent Dawat-E-Iftar Set meal. At AED 65 per person (Vegetarian & Non-Vegetarian), Dhaba Lane is offering a four-course set menu dinner that includes cold beginnings, hot starters, a selection of main courses, and desserts with dum biryani rice and varied bread available during Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Where: Karama, Garhoud and JLT
When: 6 pm to 9 pm
Deal: 4 Course Set Menu Meal at AED 65 per person (Veg & Non-Veg)
Nujoom Ramadan, the innovative new poolside Iftar concept at the Sofitel Dubai Downtown, delivers real street food in a venue that resembles some of the most well-known ancient and new souks in the area. Enjoy the flavour of Arabia while surrounded by a beautiful Ramadan ambience, a crescent moon, and sparkling stars.
Where: Dubai Downtown
When: Sunset to Suhoor
Deal: Dhs145 per person
Choices and Rangoli
This Ramadan, the Choices and Rangoli restaurants at the Yas Island Rotana will host a buffet of Indian tandoor grills. Take advantage of live shawarma, ouzi, and chaat stations in addition to grills.
Where: Yas Island Rotana, Yas Island
When: Daily sunset onwards
Delight yourself & family with a spectacular Iftar Buffet to truly embrace this wonderful occasion and have an excellent Iftar experience. This Ramadan, you must experience the Barbecue Delights Iftar & Dinner Buffet, which features over 50 delectable dishes featuring the best of Pakistani, Afghani, and North Indian Cuisines at unbelievable pricing. The menu features a large selection of traditional iftar foods, as well as BBQ grills, rice dishes, curries, and desserts. The Ramadan Iftar Buffet Meal provides 25% off after 8:30 p.m.
Where: JBR, Ibn Battuta Mall, Motor City
When: Sunset – 8.30 pm (Iftar Buffet)
Vida Dubai Marina & Yacht Club: Iftar
At Vida Dubai Marina & Yacht Club, a distinctive fusion of tradition and innovation appeals to an Iftar that is distinctively unusual. Take advantage of the talented Arab chef’s daily rotating three-course family-style menu. Have a great evening packed with a variety of flavour experiences as you dine in a chic indoor environment or al fresco.
When: Sunset to 8.30 pm
Deal: Dhs 185 per person
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Visitors are welcome to peruse a plentiful buffet that includes enticing appetisers, a variety of main courses, and of course, a wide selection of desserts. This year, CuiScene at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Marco’s Italian, and Mazaj Bab Al Bahr have teamed up to organise an elegant Iftar buffet that culinary head chef Ayoub Makdissi and his amazing staff have developed.
Where: Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi
When: sunset to 9 pm
Deal: Dhs285 per head
With two luxurious encounters, guests will have a variety of delectable Indo-Emirati-inspired dishes to choose from. The set iftar menu includes dishes such as Zaffrani Jhinga with Namkeen Balateet & Coconut Korma, locally sourced fresh Buratta with Fattoush & Masala Falafel, and Khabees with Passionfruit Yolk & Shrikhand.
Where: The Ritz-Carlton Grand Canal, Abu Dhabi/ Anantara Downtown, Dubai
When: Sunset-10 pm
Deal: Dhs 150 onwards
At AED 328 per person, Hakkasan Abu Dhabi provides a special Iftar meal with masterfully created Cantonese cuisine. With wok-fried prime rib beef, crispy golden prawns, seasonal vegetables, and char sui chicken fried rice, iftar also includes traditional dim sum, roast duck wrap, and soft-shell crab. Soft drinks with fruit blends are an addition. Over the whole month of Ramadan, the menu is accessible.
Where: Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental Abu Dhabi
When: sunset to 8 pm,
Deal: Dhs328 per person
As the holy month draws near so do the Iftar offers in the town. Park Hyatt is excited to invite everybody to our bedouin-style tent for iftar and suhoor. A truly unique experience awaits. Enjoy a Bedouin-style feast with dishes like lamb ouzi, veal harees, and Moroccan tajine, among other local specialities. 20% off of meals is available to members.
Where: Abu Dhabi
When: starting from sunset
Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection
Have a look at the grand iftar lit by stars that is waiting for you this Ramadan. The Habtoor Grand Resort garden offers wonderful Arabian scents and a breathtaking starry sky. It will be encircled by sparkling lights and furnished with Arabic furniture. The restaurant offers a daily buffet with regional specialities, which includes a variety of hot and cold mezze, lamb Ouzi, live cooking stations, desserts, and beverages.
Where: Dubai Marina
When: Sunset-9 pm
While you relish the delicious Iftar buffet that combines the rich and different flavours of regional cuisine, treat your senses to a feast in the tranquil desert setting of Terra Solis. The seabass anticucho, glazed lamb kofta, and a variety of hot and cold mezze are what will reflect on the Iftar menu.
Where: Dubai Heritage Vision
When: 5 pm-midnight
South Asian-style Iftar buffet
Barbecue Delights is offering guests an Iftar buffet that focuses on South Asian dishes. Guests can expect Pakistani, Afghani and North Indian cuisine with traditional Iftar snacks, barbecued meats, rice-based dishes, curries and desserts.
Try out the Iftar set menu at Peruvian-Japanese restaurant Nazcaa
Peruvian-Japanese restaurant Nazcaa launched an Iftar set menu. The offerings include starters, mains and desserts. Guests can expect dishes such as wagyu beef bao buns and langoustine taquitos, chicken glazed with spicy miso with a side of chimichurri sauce and lamb chops. For dessert, there is a fruit platter and mochi ice cream.
Guilt-free Iftar and Suhoor option
Lapa Eatery in Dubai announced Iftar and Suhoor offers, with a focus on clean eating, available daily in Ramadan.
For Suhoor, guests can enjoy dishes such as butternut hummus with flatbread, yoghurt bowl with berries compote, and super-comforting pumpkin or balila soup, truffle scrambled egg, shakshuka, sweet potato benedict, manakish zaatar and eggplant avocado on toast. The Iftar spread has starters such as baked falafel, tabbouleh salad, hummus and more. Choices for mains include a choice of vegetable or margarita pizza, gluten-free chicken quinoa biryani, and a beef bowl.
Iftar buffet and Suhoor on a terrace
Hotel Indigo Downtown Dubai has offers for Suhoor and Iftar at two of their restaurants. At Open Sesame restaurant and café, guests can enjoy an Iftar buffet that includes cold and hot mezze, a soup station, main courses, dessert and more. Dishes include Middle Eastern delicacies such as Ouzi, falafel, kebabs, and baklava. Guests can head to the Orange Feels Terrace for Suhoor at the hotel, where they will be served a mixed mezze platter and more.
Farzi Dubai is offering a sharing-style Iftar menu. Diners can enjoy starters such as kale and mango salad topped with Greek yoghurt, pecan, pomegranate and avocado bhel puri, tempura prawns with a chilli foam air, Murgh Tikka Pasanda served with an active charcoal hummus and coriander kulcha.
For mains, Palak Paneer Croquettes will be served alongside a chicken biryani, Afghani Pista Korma and more. For desserts, Farzi is offering Rasmalai.
Buffet with Middle Eastern flavours
Copthorne Lakeview Hotel is offering a Iftar Buffet from sunset to 9 pm. Dishes include cheese samosa, zaatar fatayer, chicken pastilla, smoked salmon and cold cuts platters, lamb and plum tajine, kibbeh bil laban and more. Suhoor will take place from 9pm until 1am, with cold mezze platters, chicken biryani, lamb majbous, foul mudammas and desserts.
Bull & Bear restaurant at Waldorf Astoria DIFC
Bull & Bear restaurant at Waldorf Astoria DIFC has an Iftar offering. Diners can look forward to an à la carte Iftar menu including dishes such as grilled flat bread with dips, red lentil soup and mixed grill, Mediterranean oriental rice and some sweet treats such as kunafa, Arabian dates sticky toffee pudding, and baklava.