8 Iftars and Suhoors to try in Dubai Marina, Al Sufouh and The Palm

Al Falak Ballroom
This will be one of the more majestic of the Ramadan experiences as this two-tier ballroom is kitted out in traditional Arabesque patterns. To elevate the atmosphere further, guests will also be treated to a fantastic live oud performance.
Where: Burj Al Arab
When: Sunset onwards
Price: AED255
Contact: +971 4 301 7600, website

Al Iwan
All of Dubai knows that the views of the Burj Al Arab are spectacular. But have you admired the iconic hotel’s interior from the plush, palatial Al Iwan atrium? Enjoy it over a traditional Arabic buffet while listening to a live kanoon and challou performance.
Where: Burj Al Arab
When: Sunset onwards
Price: AED295
Contact: +971 4 301 7600,

Picture this: vast, vintage-glam décor (complete with glittering chandeliers, ice sculptures and gleaming cutlery), a terrace with sea views, impeccable service and opulent tables laden with treats that cater to all tastes. Tempting, right? Right. We suggest you book your spot early because it’s bound to fill up, fast.
Where: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, The Palm
When: Sunset onwards
Price: AED195
Contact: +971 4 453 0444,

Rüya Dubai
They’ve won awards for their Anatolian-style cuisine, made to be shared. Guests can expect a bespoke Iftar dining experience that includes traditional fast-breaking bites – like muhammara, citir kalamar, borek and pide – with mains like yogurtlu kebab and güveç to follow.
Where: Grosvenor House Hotel
When: Sunset until 11pm
Price: AED229
Contact: +971 4 399 9123,

Out on the further reaches of The Palm’s Eastern Crescent, the feasting stage here is set with floral centrepieces, lanterns and tea lights. After mains, from the live cooking stations, those with a sweet tooth will be well served with indulgent desserts that range from white chocolate dates to kunaffe and baklavas.
Where: Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, The Palm
When: Sunset to 8.30pm
Price: AED205
Contact: +971  4 818 2222,

A La Turca
Homemade Turkish treats such as traditional kebabs and hot and cold mezzes await you at this opulent venue located in Rixos The Palm. Be sure to leave some space for dessert, their Baklava is some of the best in the region.
Where: Rixos The Palm
When: Sunset to 10pm
Price: AED230
Contact: +971 4 457 5454,

Blue Orange
It’s not only a safe bet for the Bubbalicious brunch with family or friends. It delivers, come Ramadan, too. Breaking your fast in the breezy, cheery surrounds of the Blue Orange terrace will be a visual feast in itself.
Where: The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
When: Weekdays; sunset until 10.30pm, Weekends; sunset until 11pm
Price: AED155
Contact: +971 4 511 7373,

Great British Restaurant (GBR)
The hotel on Palm Jumeirah hosts a five-star Iftar at the brasserie-style GBR, which boasts great views of the Gulf. If you like it, you can go back for seconds in the same week, as they’ll have five different rotating menus featuring Emirati classics such as stuffed lamb harris, umm ali and kounafa nabilsy.
Where: Dukes Dubai, Oceana Beach Club, The Palm
When: Sunset until 9pm
Price: AED185; including soft drinks
Suhoor: Á la carte menu, 9.30pm-2.30am
Contact: +971 4 455 1101,

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