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7 Iftars and Suhoors to try in DIFC and Sheikh Zayed Road



DIFC Ramadan Majlis
Proving that the Ritz puts on the glitz, each year during the Holy Month the hotel partners with the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) to lay out a lavish majlis that takes guests on a culinary journey through the tastes of Arabia with its 16 live cooking stations.
Where: The Ritz-Carlton DIFC
When: Sunset until 8.30pm
Price: AED199
Suhoor: 9.30pm-2am, à la carte menu with a minimum spend of AED100; excluding shisha
Contact: +9714 372 2323,

The only indoor Ramadan tent on Sheikh Zayed Road is offering guests a daily rotating feast that includes 17 international and regional dishes (the lamb ouzi and Fairmont’s signature shawarmas are our favourites), desserts and 26 freshly prepared salads. There’ll be hot and cold mezze on offer, too. The tent can comfortably seat 115 people, but be sure to book in advance as it usually fills up quickly.
When: Sunset until 9.30pm
Price: AED180
Where: The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road
Contact: +9714 311 8316,

Burger & Lobster
Burger & Lobster has some of the finest lobster meat around so the fact that almost the entire menu is on offer for Iftar makes it the perfect place for pescetarians to break their fast this Holy Month. Our top picks include the mini lobster roll and the half pounder lobster and chips.
Where: Burj Daman, DIFC
When: Sunset onwards
Price: AED149
Contact: +9714 514 8838, website

The beloved Mexican haunt will be ringing in its first Ramadan with an Iftar menu that is not only delicious – the churros and the short noodles served with tomato, chipotle sauce and fried plantain are a must try – but also aims to give back to society. For every Moonlight Mocktail ordered, AED10 will be donated to the Jalila Foundation – an organisation that aims to transform lives through medical education and research.
When: Sunset onwards
Where: Gate Village 02, DIFC
Price: From AED125
Contact: +9714 521 6300,

Catch Dubai
American seafood restaurant Catch have finally, er, caught on to the fabulousness of the Iftar feast, and are offering their first curated Ramadan menu this year. Break the fast with dates and soup, smoked edamame and mezze bites, before trying their lobster roll and short-rib tacos, or one of the mains like herb-roasted branzino.
Where: The Fairmont Dubai
When: 7pm-9pm
Price: AED200
Contact: +9714 357 1755,

Mint Leaf of London
This glamorous spot is always worth a night out. Book a window table to marvel at the stunning floor-to-ceiling views of the Burj Khalifa, then make your way through the chef’s special seven course Iftar menu that features contemporary British-Indian dishes like yoghurt chaat and keema kaleji shepherd’s pie.
Where: Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC
When: Sunset until 1am
Price: AED180 for the chef’s special
Contact: +9714 706 0900,

The Argentinian hotspot will be hosting a three course meal in honour of the Holy Month. The menu consists of sharing starters like Ecuadorian ceviche and beef and humita empanadas. While ancho ribeye, gambas skewers and chicken Milanese all feature,too. If you have a sweet tooth, we highly recommend the coconut tres leches – not only delicious but it is incredibly refreshing, too.
Where: Gate Village 05
When: Sunset onwards
Price: AED199, minimum of two people
Contact: +9714 422 7898, website

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