35 Iftars and Suhoors in Dubai for under AED200

With the holy month of Ramadan upon us (it supposedly starts on May 27), we’ve scanned the city in search of iftars and suhoors valued at under AED200.

Dubai Marina/ Al Sufouh/The Palm

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?
Where: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, The Palm
When: Sunset until 8.45pm
Price: AED195
Contact: +971 4 453 0444,

Rüya Dubai
They’ve won awards for their Anatolian-style cuisine, made to be shared. The executive chef at the helm, the acclaimed Colin Clague, has created a bespoke Iftar dining experience. It starts with traditional fast-breaking bites – like muhammara, citir kalamar, borek and pide – with mains from the á la carte menu to follow.
Where: Grosvenor House Hotel
When: Sunset to 9pm
Price: AED195
Contact: +971 4 399 9123,

Perry & Blackwelder’s
Fill your belly with comfort food as your imagination travels to America’s Deep South at P&B’s, where favourites include BBQ smoked meat cooked “low and slow” and wholesome sides like coleslaw and braised greens. The Iftar special includes two sharing platters of Southern dishes, like P&B’s famous wings. Tuck in, y’all!
Where: Madinat Jumeirah
When: 6.30pm-8.30pm
Price: AED195
Contact: +971 4 366 6197, website

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, those with a sweet tooth will be well served with indulgent desserts, from white chocolate dates and chocolate cookie cheesecake to kunaffe and baklavas.
Where: Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, The Palm
When: Sunset to 8.30pm
Price: AED195
Contact: +9714 818 2222,

Reflect on mesmerising views of the infinity pool and beach beyond from the moment of breaking the fast with jallab, tamr hindi, qamareddine, laban earan, karkadeh juices and dates, to the sweet ending of date pudding, Arabic sweets, kunaffe cheese and umm ali.
Where: Anantara The Palm
When: Sunset to 9pm
Price: From AED185
Contact: +971 4 567 8310, website

A La Turca
Turkish certainly seems to be the fashionable cuisine in Dubai right now so enjoying the 101 flavours of the Ottoman Empire amid the royal décor of A La Turca would seem to be an ideal way to experience Ramadan.
Where: Rixos The Palm
When: Sunset to 10pm
Price: AED199
Suhoor: 11pm-3am, AED149
Contact: +971 4 457 5555,

Blue Orange
This is not only a safe bet for the Bubbalicious brunch with family or friends. It delivers, come Ramadan, too. Breaking the fast in the breezy, cheery surrounds of the Blue Orange terrace is a visual feast in itself. There’s also an Iftar special at the hotel’s Serdaal Ballroom.
Where: The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
When: Sunset onwards
Price: AED180
Contact: +971 4 511 7373,

Khaymat Al Bahar
Want to feel what it’s like to step into an Arabian fairytale? Try this: you sail on an abra to a rather magical beach-side spot. The soundtrack is provided by a live oud performance, the scent and taste is distinctly Lebanese – and, trust us, you won’t want to reach the end.
Where: Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah
When: Sunset until 8.30pm
Price: AED195
Contact: +971 4 432 3232,

Great British Restaurant (GBR)
The new hotel on Palm Jumeirah hosts a five-star Iftar at the brasserie-style GBR, which boasts great views of the Gulf. Like it and you can go back for seconds in the same week, as they’ll have five different rotating menus featuring Arabic, Moroccan and Indian classics as well as other global favourites, like fish and chips.
Where: Dukes Dubai, Oceana Beach Club, The Palm
When: Sunset until 9PM
Price: AED175
Suhoor: Á la carte menu, 9.30pm-2.30am
Contact: +971 4 455 1101,

Business Bay/Al Habtoor City

Seasonal Tastes
Another big, all-encompassing Iftar at this five-star hotel in Al Habtoor City, which is celebrating its first Ramadan. It contains all the usual stations and cuisines, although the umm ali and freshly prepared kunaffe are certainly worth the attention. Amid all the Moroccan lanterns and antique coffee pots, mini majlises will be set up in all the private dining spaces.
Where: The Westin Dubai
When: Sunset to 11pm
Price: AED185
Contact: +971 4 435 5577,

Nine7One Majlis
There are many reasons this restaurant gets a double thumbs up, like consistently good service, and an impressive variety of Arabic, Asian and Western dishes. Curious to finally try camel meat? This is the place. Other highlights of the majlis are its shish taouk and umm ali. After dessert, step out to the adjoining courtyard for a shisha.
Where: The Oberoi Dubai
When: Sunset to 10pm
Price: AED195 per person with Ramadan beverages
Contact: +971 4 444 1407,

Bayside Restaurant & Terrace
It’s got a Best Luxury Business Hotel in the UAE award under its belt, but the service and atmosphere at the hotel’s classy European restaurant is always warm and welcoming. During Ramadan, there’s a new Iftar menu each day, so there’s always plenty to choose from.
Where: Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay
When: Sunset to 11pm
Price: AED165
Suhoor: From midnight to 3.30am and costs AED90). It’s served at the Neunzehn Executive Lounge.
Contact: +971 4 369 0000,

Sheikh Zayed Road/DIFC

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 menu featuring contemporary Indian-Arabic dishes.
Where: Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC
When: From sunset to 7.30pm
Price: AED195 (Ramadan chef’s special menu), AED145 (Iftar)
Contact: +971 4 706 0900,

One of the various culturally curated experiences the H Dubai is putting on during the Holy Month is the Iftar at chic Delphine, which features traditional Emirati dishes and live musical entertainment. There are also spa and “staycation” specials, for an extra treat.
Where: H Dubai
When: Sunset until 9pm
Price: AED150 inclusive of Arabic juices and coffee
Contact: +971 4 501 8620, website

You have executive chef Matthew Fryar’s word that your Iftar is in good hands at this hotel: “We are dedicated to the highest standards of food quality and our culinary team work hard to give the best service to our diners,” he assures. On offer? “A unique selection of Ramadan menus and delicacies from the cuisines of the globe”.
Where: Nassima Royal Hotel
When: Sunset to 9pm
Price: AED169
Contact: +971 4 308 0000, website

The newly opened restaurant in H Hotel will be serving up traditional dishes with a modern twist. Highlights include hazelnut falafel, chicken and date fatayer with saffron labneh, and slow-cooked spiced lamb with nut rice. Make sure you try chef Greg Malouf’s signature knife and fork ice cream.
Where: H Hotel
When: Sunset to 9.30pm
Price: AED190
Contact: +9714 501 8606,

Downtown Dubai

Les Cuisines
If you’re near The Dubai Mall, you’ll want to give this sophisticated spot a try. Here, you can enjoy dishes from a range of cuisine styles, including French, as well as local favourites. Think tasty meats from the Arabic grill, a sublime lamb tajine with prunes and sesame seeds, and desserts like chaibeyat pistachio, aish boul boul, dates and umm ali.
Where: Sofitel Dubai Downtown
When: 6.30pm-8.30pm
Price: AED195 with soft drinks and Ramadan juices
Contact: +971 4 503 6666,

3in1 Restaurant
Something extra at 3in1, who’ve come up with a creative, contemporary twist with an Iftar that includes a pop-up fashion and art installation. Food wise, there are made-to-order sharing boards of new offerings from Chef James Knight-Pacheo, as well as Arabic dishes, mezze and sweets, and hand-crafted Ramadan beverages. The pool deck is the perfect spot for a shisha break.
Where: Vida Downtown
When: Sunset until 9pm
Price: AED170 per person including buffet, soft drinks or juices and Ramadan beverages.
Contact: +971 4 428 6888,

The Courtyard
There’s plenty for vegetarians and the gluten-intolerant to choose from here, where they dish up delicious Egyptian, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern cuisine. Make yourself comfy in the Arabic-style courtyard setting, where you’re welcome to play board games and smoke shisha into the early hours.
Where: Manzil Downtown
When: From sunset till 9PM
Price: AED180 including a buffet, soft drinks or juices and Ramadan beverages.
Suhoor: 10pm-6am, á la carte menu with traditional performers and games.
Contact: +971 4 423 8899,

Al Mayass
Expect classic Armenian and Lebanese dishes, starting with Ramadan refreshments like jallab, qamareddine and tamer hindi and ending with fresh fruits and Oriental sweets. In between, there are soups and mezzes, while mains are kharouf mahshi (available every day) and a surprise dish that’ll change daily.
Where: Sofitel Downtown Dubai
When: Until 1am
Price: AED185 (minimum of three guests required)
Contact: +971 4 338 7772, website

The Eatery
To create the appropriate Ramadan ambience, this conveniently located chic-casual restaurant will be transformed into an evocative, exotic wonderland featuring interactive cooking stations (for slow-roasted lamb ouzi and shawarma), as well as an array of varied dishes and desserts.
Where: Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai
When: Sunset until 10pm
Price: AED105
Suhoor: Available for hotel guests. There’s a Ramadan Package starting from AED250 for 11pm-3am.
Contact: +971 4 501 3115,

Jumeirah/City Walk

Everything about Chival, located in a five-star boutique hotel that’s fairly new to City Walk, is contemporary, cosmopolitan and conscious. Chef David Schaumburger values nutritious, carefully selected produce, so picky eaters (and foodie Instagrammers) will be happy here. An oud player will add to the atmosphere.
Where: La Ville Hotel & Suites by Marriott City Walk
When: From sunset to 2.30am
Price: AED175
Suhoor: Á la carte in the restaurant and courtyard.
Contact: +971 4 403 3111,

Peruvian cuisine has won fans around the globe, including here in the UAE. For Ramadan, there’s a four-course set menu with unusual tidbits, like
crumbed hot chicken ceviche and Peruvian suspiro (“Sigh of Lima”) meringue for sweets.
Where: City Walk
When: Sunset to 8.30pm
Price: AED195
Contact: +971 56 500 4571,

Enab Beirut
The décor of this brand-spanking-new Lebanese restaurant, think mismatched florals, pastel-tile accents and an assortment of hanging lightshades, is quirky and homely. In addition to the traditional mezzes, live stations of saj, foul, balila and desserts, there’s shisha and games like backgammon and cards. Perfect for friends and family to share quality time.
Where: City Walk
When: 7pm-3pm
Price: AED100 set menu per person
Suhoor: Á la carte menu until 3am.
Contact: +9714 343 2707, website

Media City/Barsha Heights/Barsha

Chef’s House
The house in question is the buffet restaurant of the hotel within one of Dubai’s busiest business districts. Chef is Karim caters for both Arabic and more Western-style palates, whether that is meat, seafood or vegetarian dishes.
Where: Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City
When: From sunset daily
Price: AED159
Contact: +971 4 366 9162, website

Besh Turkish Kitchen
A lavish Turkish Iftar that incorporates a night bazaar featuring Turkish goodies from jewellery, clothing, home décor and food. For breaking your fast, there’s a generous array of mezzes and salads, pide, charcoal grilled meats and fish. To finish, there’s the incredible sweet room featuring dondurma, baklava and more Turkish delight than you know what to do with it. If that’s not enough, you can relax on the terrace watching Turkish soap operas.
Where: Sheraton Mall of the Emirates
When: From sunset
Price: From AED145 (discounts available for groups and those booking in the first week).
Contact: +971 4 377 235,

Dubai Creek/Deira/Festival City

Layali Zaman
There’s lots to sample and savour after hours during Ramadan, but the month must feature at least one authentic Arabic dining experience that honours the spirit of this holy time. There are over 100 dishes at the buffet put on in the Falcon Ballroom. Pace yourselves, people.
Where: Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
When: AED165
Price: Sunset until 8.30pm
Contact: +971 4 702 2455

The Market Place and The Town Square
These two restaurants have combined to deliver an Iftar that celebrates the noted spice routes from East to West, starting with the “Spice Islands” of Indonesia, passing through Sri Lanka and India before arriving in the Middle East. Expect seafood, curries, biryanis, kebabs, hot and cold mezzeh, ouzi and Ramadan juices. There are also two price options, too.
Where: JW Marriott Hotel Dubai
When: Sunset to 9pm
Price: AED99 (The Market Place and The Town Square); AED175 (The Market Place, The Town Square and a seafood buffet at Bamboo Lagoon)
Contact: +971 4 607 7977, website

Ashiana always delivers when it comes to gourmet Indian food. Chef Vipin Kala has curated five unique Ramadan menus this year, with starters such as chicken tikka, mutton kanati and seekh kabab, and mains including sabz makhani, dhaba mutton and chicken kadai.
Where: Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel
When: Sunset onwards
Price: AED139
Contact: +971 4 228 1111,

At this uplifting spot overlooking the Raffles gardens, Executive Chef Doxis Bekris and Arabic Chef de Cuisine Mazen Abdallah ensure you have any dish your heart may desire. There are stations serving Ramadan beverages, shawarmas, mana’eesh, soups and roasts, Indian and Asian options, and traditional mezzes and sweets. After, head to Crossroads, where the shisha sommelier can mix you a special shisha blend.
Where: Raffles Dubai
When: Sunset until 9pm
Price: AED195 per person inclusive of Ramadan juices, soft drinks, coffee and tea.
Contact: +971 4 324 8888,

Grand Iftar at Baniyas Ballroom
This recently renovated ballroom is said to be the grandest and most hi-tech in the region. Gather your crew to check it out before tucking into Middle Eastern and international dishes. Look out for the special guest chefs at the live cooking stations.
Where: Grand Hyatt Dubai
When: Sunset to 9pm
Price: AED199
Suhoor: 9.30pm to 3am. AED220 (with soft drinks), AED295 (with soft drinks and unlimited shisha).
Contact: +971 4 317 2221, website

Other areas

Aside from the great food they serve in this light, airy restaurant in JLT, there’s an added incentive to book here this year: to celebrate the Holy Month and UAE’s Year of Giving, the hotel is giving away a trip for two to Marrakech – including flights and a two-night stay in Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi & Palais des Congrès.
Where: Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers
When: Sunset to 10.30pm
Price: AED130
Contact: +971 4 438 0000,

Al Bahou
This one ticks all the right boxes: ambience provided by an oud player and lanterns? Sure. Classic Arabic tastes, like lamb ouzi, fatteh and mixed grill, mezzes? Check. A range of Ramadan beverages? Yup. Traditional sweets, like umm ali and kunaffe? Sorted!
Where: Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate
When: Sunset to 9pm
Price: AED185
Contact: +971 4 444 5613, website

Baker-Finch Room
Need the right place to host a business Iftar? The setting and hospitality at the intimate Baker-Finch Room is warm, so it should make a memorable night out, especially for a group. The décor and food offering blends the best of Arabic and European influences, and the surrounding greenery makes a change from Dubai’s cityscapes.
Where: Arabian Ranches Golf Club
When: Sunset till late
Price: AED180
Contact: +971 4 366 4700,

Al Qasr Sultan
This heritage village near Dubai Parks and Resorts offers a unique food bazaar with live cooking stations and visit to “dukkan zaman”. There’s also a range of live entertainment and children’s activities.
Where: Jebel Ali When: Sunset until 9pm
Price: AED195
Suhoor: 10pm-2am, AED150
Contact: 800 785826,


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