As we enter the last week of Ramadan it’s time to do something extra special. We round up some of the best places to go for iftar or suhoor this Holy Month.
Raffles, The Palm, Dubai
You are certainly sure to feel like royalty when visiting the newly opened Raffles hotel, located on the West Crescent of the Palm. This golden palace provides exceptional daily Iftar and Suhoor at three of its extravagant dining areas.
Begin with Iftar at Le Jardin, a regal restaurant with an outdoor terrace that overlooks the Palm and the hotel’s lush gardens. This exquisite dining experience presents a delicious selection of Middle Eastern salads and appetisers, and main courses featuring chicken makhani, lamb biryani, and shish taouk. To accompany the occasion, a live oud player plays traditional tunes whilst guests enjoy their meal.
Details: From sunset onwards till 9.30pm | AED 230 per person
Suhoor, takes place in the Blüthner Hall, an elegant dining area that hosts the bespoke Blüthner Louis XIV Grand Piano. An à la carte menu opens with hot and cold mezze with a large selection of main courses such as a seafood mixed grill, rubyan meshwi and chicken shawarma.
Details: From 8pm onwards till 1am | à la carte
Piatti by the Beach offers something a little different. Expect an Iftar with a difference at this stunning beachfront restaurant, where guests will be engulfed in the unmistakable charm of the Amalfi Coast. Available in the restaurant, a 5-course set sharing menu starts with a delicious Pizza Profumata, followed by a myriad of starters to share including Insalata Amalfi, Burrata, and Fritto Misto. For the pasta course, expect the homemade Maltagliati al Ragu di Vitello, followed by a home-made old school Tiramisu to round the Iftar off beautifully!
Details: From sunset onwards till 1am | AED 450 per person
To view all three menus: Dining – Raffles The Palm Dubai – Raffles Hotels & Resorts
Trèsind, Voco Hotel, Dubai
Considered one of the best Indian fine dining restaurants in Dubai and counted among the top modern Indian restaurants, Trèsind is the birthplace of “innovative Indian cuisine.” It is famous for its interesting tasting menu and during the holy month, it offers a special selection dedicated to the flavours of Ramadan.
The menu begins with refreshing salads, soups and starters, before moving on to a pallet cleanser of white chocolate and black lemon bon bon before the main course. Guests can choose between a meat menu and a vegetarian menu which includes Chettinad and tomato curries, Malabari paratha spinach and corn kebab, and a butter naan black dal Kare-raisu.
Details: From sunset onwards till 11.30pm | AED 275 per person
To view the special Ramadan Menu: ramadan-menu.pdf (tresind.com)
At.mosphere, Burj Khalifa, Dubai
When the thought of luxury Iftars comes to mind, where else would you find the ultimate indulgent experience to break your fast than in the world’s tallest building? Of course, we know that on the 122nd floor, At.mosphere is guaranteed to have the most breathtaking views, but it has also introduced an exclusive 4-course Ramadan sharing menu to delight its guests.
The luxury menu consists of sharing starters, main courses, and deserts and is finished with a selection of cheeses.
Details: From 7pm onwards till 10.30pm | AED 575 per person
To view the menu: ramadan-restaurant-dinner-menu.pdf (atmosphereburjkhalifa.com)
Amaseena, Ritz-Carlton, Dubai
Bedouin-inspired tents, a star-filled sky and the sounds of Arabic music create an authentic desert dining experience at Amaseena. From mandi-cooked lamb flavoured with hand-roasted spices, to tagine cooked in authentic clay cookware; guests will be spoilt for choice with a lavish spread across nine food stations highlighting the best of Middle Eastern.
For an intimate gathering in the comfort of your own home, the chefs at The Ritz-Carlton Dubai will prepare a magnificent spread for the family in a one-of-a-kind takeaway box. Guests can order and collect for a lavish Iftar or Suhour, with a choice of three tiers, including favourites such as lentil soup, stuffed vine leaves, a plethora of dips and salads, falafel, seafood and meat mixed grills, katayef nuts and cheese and fruit platter.
Details: From sunset onwards till 9pm | AED 249 per person
To view the menu: Home | Amaseena Dubai
Terrace Between the Towers, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai
Experience a blend of flavours from the UAE mountains, deserts, and sea for Iftar and Suhoor in a luxurious majlis setting. The large outdoor terrace provides unparalleled views of the newly opened Museum of the Future, lighting up the Dubai sky and offering the best backdrop for the evening. Guests can enjoy a seamless blend of traditional Arabic hospitality, with an assortment of only the best dishes in weekly rotating menus with authentic fish, goat and even camel meat preparations. A live oud player keeps you entertained throughout and those looking for a more luxurious setting can book a private majlis for their family and friends.
Details: From sunset onwards till 8.30pm | AED 275 per person
For more information: Ramadan at Jumeirah Emirates Towers Majlis | Jumeirah
Shimmers, Mina A’Salam
This award-winning beachside venue invites guests to soak up the peaceful atmosphere whilst listening to the waves crash along the shoreline. During Ramadan, late into the evening enjoy an a la carte Suhoor menu served to the table. This menu includes a selection of divine meat and fish options, sharing platters, plant-based dishes and an array of Shisha flavours.
Details: From 9PM – 1AM | A la carte
To view the Suhoor menu: shimmerssuhoormenu.pdf (jumeirah.com)
The Library, The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah
To experience the dynamic cultural life of Sharjah through its cuisine, the Iftar Twilight experience at The Library, Chedi Al Bait Hotel, blends elements of traditional indulgence with modern comfort. Distinguished by its rich traditional Arabic cuisine, this restaurant offers a selection of main dishes, from charcoal-grilled meats, including lamb chops, and a traditional Camel Ouzi with Emirati rice as the star of the night.
Details: From 6.30pm onwards till 9pm | AED 199 per person
Constellation Ballroom, Address Dubai Marina
Take a culinary journey through a vibrant Moroccan market and delight in indulgent delicacies with an inspired array of live cooking stations, at the Constellation Ballroom. Guests are offered a variety of dishes including assorted hot and cold mezze, Arabic breads and oriental rices, Lamb Ouzi and delicious sweet treats. Entertainment comes in the form of live oud music while you relax and unwind with loved ones.
Details: From sunset onwards till 9pm | AED 195 per person