We round up some of the best gastronomic destinations to visit for Iftar and Suhoor this Ramadan.
Armani Hotel Dubai
Armani Hotel Dubai will see the return of its annual Ramadan celebration at Armani/Pavilion. Offering an extensive spread of culinary delights for both iftar and suhoor in an iconic location overlooking the Dubai Fountain and the Burj Khalifa, this luxury experience will be one to remember. With this contemporary Ramadan experience set under the stars, guests are invited to break their fast al fresco with a cross-cultural culinary celebration and Iftar buffet of seasonal favourites, as well as signature flavours from the several award-winning restaurants at Armani Hotel Dubai, all set to the gentle sounds of the resident oud and tabla musicians. Then, as the night sky is lit by a canopy of glittering stars, connect with family, friends and colleagues for Suhoor. Choose from a private table, or reserve one of the exquisitely designed white and gold open majlis’, accompanied by a bespoke pre-dawn buffet selection and fragrant shisha
Atlantis The Palm
The renowned Asateer tent returned to Atlantis The Palm, this year with the addition of a beautiful outdoor terrace. Featuring an elegant design, guests can soak up the atmosphere for Iftar or Suhoor as they dine on a fusion buffet featuring various theme nights, including international, Arabesque, Khaleeji, Persian, and Turkish cuisine. The tent features a Royal Majlis, six VIP Majlis areas, as well as booth seating and 110 dining tables, including the new outdoor terrace area. The food at Asateer is managed by Ali El Bourji, Executive Arabic Chef at Atlantis Dubai, who has comprised a unique menu featuring different cuisines from around the region. Visitors will also be treated to various live entertainment throughout Suhour.
Bulgari Resort Dubai
Bulgari Resort Dubai’s bespoke majlis has reopened this year with a unique design celebrating the shared cultural values between The Middle East and Italy and conveying the theme: The Wonders of Love. Inspired by the Middle East’s heritage with a touch of Italian elegance this one-of-a-kind garden venue invites families and friends to gather together to create lasting memories and experience exceptional Iftars and Suhoors offerings under the stars. The five-star cuisine celebrates the very best of Italian cuisine and Arabic signature plates with Bulgari touches, guests will enjoy a true fusion of classic Italy in the Middle East while being transported to a beautiful Arabian garden. With a wide range of hot and cold mezze, live cooking stations and some innovative modern twists on familiar favourites, it will be all the flavours of this enchanting time, with a magical Bulgari touch. Menus will change daily and will comprise of seven live stations for guests to choose from.
Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai
Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai has unveiled its first Majlis by Mandarin Oriental, as a bespoke space that brings guests together for Iftar and Suhoor, whilst paying homage to the rich heritage of the UAE. The Majlis also features a captivating exhibition curated by Emirati artist Yasmin Al Mulla, offering an unparalleled experience that is sure to delight guests seeking a deeper connection with the traditions of the UAE. Located close to the beach and complements by warm interiors and intricate decorative detailing, this unique space has a relaxed ambience, perfect for the Holy Month. Guests will enjoy a truly exceptional dining experience, merging the very best of Middle Eastern cuisine with signature creations from Netsu by Ross Shonhan and Tasca by José Avillez for both Iftar and Suhoor. As the evening sets in, diners can the sounds of live Arabic instrumental music, both indoors and outdoors on the terrace overlooking the Arabian Sea. The collaboration with Yasmin Al Mulla will be displayed in a gallery setting at the entrance of The Majlis, inviting guests to reminisce on cherished memories of Ramadan in the UAE.
The Chedi Al Bait
Sharjah’s best-kept secret is inviting guests for a series of authentic experiences this Ramadan. The Ramadan Nights offering from 6:30 to 8:30 pm daily gives guests the chance to experience the true spirit of the Holy Month, with an Arabic Iftar buffet featuring live cooking stations and an array of traditional Arabian specialities. Meanwhile, the Ramadi in Al Bait concept is a private iftar and suhoor experience for groups and families looking for a night they won’t forget. Enjoy a private iftar or suhoor under the unique Burjeel Tower majlis and courtyard. Savour traditional cuisine in a family-style dining concept, while enjoying heritage activities in a cosy Arabesque ambience.
Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental
Abu Dhabi’s iconic destination has debuted The Majlis by the Sea this Ramadan. Featuring an elegant design inspired by the rich cultural heritage of the Middle East, The Majlis by the Sea offers stylish indoor décor and an expansive outdoor deck. Enjoy a spectacular dining experience for Iftar or Suhoor, including world-class Arabic cuisine, international favourites and curated dishes from the resort’s Michelin Star restaurants, all accompanied by traditional Arabic instrumental music and exceptional service.
Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah
The Kempinski Hotel & Residences on Palm Jumeirah invites guests to its Layali Ramadan Tent to break their fast with loved ones under the stars. This standalone tent, located in the hotel’s serene gardens, will set the stage for a unique experience featuring traditional delicacies and seasonal sweets. The tent will host a buffet-style experience with a wide selection of hot and cold mezze, a salad bar, shawarma, a saj station, BBQ and an ouzi carving station. This year’s Iftar menu will also feature over 40 main courses such as Kibbeh bil Laban, Chicken Tagine, Fish Majboos and Baked Lamb Kofta and there will be a wide variety of Arabic and International dessert options to choose from. Guests will also be able to enjoy live music and entertainment hosted against the backdrop of Dubai’s skyline.
La Ville Hotel and Suites, City Walk
Diners are invited to break their fast at Chival Global Social, located at La Ville Hotel and Suites, City Walk. This effortlessly chic space where contemporary meets traditional is the perfect place to enjoy iftar or suhoor as you take in the stunning views overlooking the iconic Burj Khalifa. Guests can enjoy an intimate family-style dining experience for iftar, indulging in a blend of traditional and contemporary Arabic dishes. To end on a sweet note, savour a selection of Arabic sweets and delicious desserts. Guests can extend the evening for Suhoor in the adjacent Chival terrace nestled between olive trees, where fairy lights add to the magical atmosphere. Loved ones can spend quality time together in a tranquil and cosy environment whilst ordering dishes from the a la carte menu. There is also a variety of Shisha options to choose from.