As Ramadan rolls around for 2019, we pick out the best Iftars taking place across to Dubai to join with friends and family to break fast, fill up and have fun.
Chival in La Ville is just one of the restaurants hosting spectacular Iftar events this Ramadan
One of the great things about living in Dubai is having access to the fast range of cuisines from all over the world, right on our doorstep. And there’s no better time to explore than during the Holy Month of Ramadan, as each evening becomes a ritual of eating and celebration. As Ramadan begins for 2019, we picked out some of the best Iftar offerings in Dubai depending on what you’re after from an evening of breaking fast.
Cheval, La Ville
Located in the gorgeous City Walk, this it ideal destination if you want to work up an appetite by soaking up some street art before you sit down to dine. Known for creating health-conscious dishes that are made for sharing, the La Ville restaurant is no different come Ramadan. Arabic Chef Kinan Ibrahim found inspiration in traditional homemade dishes from his childhood in Syria and has curated a sumptuous culinary journey of Middle Eastern cuisine.
Best For… Syrian cuisine and family gatherings
Constellation Ballroom, Address Dubai Marina
Enjoy a hearty Iftar brunch in a lavish setting with Constellation Ballroom. Not only will dinners be able to select Middle Eastern delicacies from the mountainous buffet, but they’ll be able to enjoy a panoramic view of the Marina throughout the evening, too. Expect live cooking stations and traditional live music, too. The ballroom set up makes it feel like all-out party every night.
Best for… Marina views and live music
Alloro, Wyndham Dubai Marina
Alloro, located in the heart of Dubai Marina, prooves that Iftars can be a low-key, relaxed yet delicious affair. The Italian eatery within the Wyndham Hotel serves up fresh salads, hot meaty dishes and refreshing juices to tuck into. But for the special month of Ramadan, Alloro is mixing up its menu with by merging Arabic and Italian cuisines.
Best for… Chilled vibes and healthy options
OSH, La Mer
If you don’t want to stick to simply Arabic fare, fret not as there are plenty of amazing eateries putting of Iftar buffets with an array of cuisines. Take OSH – the new Central Asian restaurant that’s opened up in La Mer – that is holding a daily feast throughout Ramadan with a Uzbekistani flare. Traditional Uzbek dishes up for grabs will include the likes of Osh, a fragrant dish of spiced rice, lamb and sautéed vegetables and Chak Chak, a fried honey cake, with Arabian dishes will still be served to please all palettes. Go before the temperatures rise and enjoy the dazzling view of the city’s skyline from the terrace.
Best for… Skyline views and Uzbek Cuisine
Tagine, One&Only Royal Mirage Palace
Head to the luxury location for a stunning buffet over the Holy Month of Ramadan. Not only will the interiors of the Morrocan eatery take your breath away, but the cuisine also lives up to the reputation, too. Take a seat under the Arabian alcoves and arches during Iftar, and deep into the buffet and order from the à la carte menu with dishes such as lentil soup, chicken tagine with lemon confit and olives, and sherry fish charmoula. All are complemented by the sounds of traditional Oud and Tablah resonating throughout the venue.
Best for… Morracan cuisine and special occasions
Bounty Beets, Le Meridien
A relative newcomer, this cutesy cafe serves up healthy dishes, many of which cater to different dietary needs. While the Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina eatery does so all year round, Ramadan might just be the perfect time to visit in order to switch up from for breaking fast with healthy, rich foods. The Recharge & Detox menu will be available throughout the month and it includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
Best for… Vegan and gluten-free options