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20 Iftars and Suhoors in Dubai for under AED300

Italian, Moroccan and Thai are just some of the cuisines on offer
Team shortlist31 May 2017 AT 05:50 PM
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Here they are, 20 of the best ifars and suhoors in Dubai valued at under AED300…

Dubai Marina/ Al Sufouh/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 are treated to the sounds of traditional music as oud and tambour musicians play.
Where: Burj Al Arab
When: Sunset onwards
Price: AED260
Contact: +9714 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 an intimate buffet while listening to a live kanoon and challou performance.
Where: Burj Al Arab
When: Sunset to 8.45pm
Suhoor: On Burj Al Arab’s Terrace, Sahn Eddar, and Scape restaurants.
Contact: +9714 301 7600, website

Latitude
This spacious venue offers impressive views of the Burj Al Arab and is known for its high-quality buffet. There will be the tried-and-true buffet staples as well as special treats for the season.
Where: Jumeirah Beach Hotel
When: Sunset to 8.45pm
Price: AED210
Contact: +9714 432 3232, website

Pai Thai
Treat your tastebuds in a soothing setting by Madinat Jumeirah’s waterways with this three-course Thai Iftar. Look out for the likes of grilled marinated chicken sate, crispy prawns in garlic, coriander and green pepper sauce and crispy water chestnut in sugar syrup and coconut milk for dessert.
Where: Dar Al Masyaf Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah
When: 6.30pm-8pm
Price: AED250
Contact: +9714 432 3232, website

Segreto
If it’s Italian fare that floats your food boat, book a table at Segreto, also along the Madinat Jumeirah’s beautiful waterways. Chef de Cuisine Manuel Polin always creates special menus full of the robust, memorable flavours of Italian classics.
Where: Madinat Jumeriah
When: 6.30pm-8.30pm
Price: AED250
Contact: +9714 432 3232, website

Brasserie 2.0
There’s something so enchanting about dining outside, especially with the ambiance from an oud and tabla musical duo setting the scene. Of course, if it’s too hot, there’s ample space indoors, too. There are more than ten live cooking stations at this generous buffet spanning local, regional and international cuisine.
Where: Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort and Spa
When: Sunset to 11pm
Price: AED215
Suhoor: Á la carte menu at Al Khaima Arabic restaurant.
Contact: +9714 316 5550, website

Zest
Everything about Zest – the location, the décor, the entire experience – is luxe. There are palm fronds, quartz crystals that make the décor glitter, manicured gardens and eager-to-please staff. With such attention to detail, you can expect their Ramadan spread to be top class, too.
Where: One&Only The Palm
When: Sunset until 11.30pm
Price: AED250
Contact: +9714 440 1030, website

Ramadan Sawa at the Constellation Ballroom
This Iftar is ideal for those who fondly remember traditional Emirati dishes from the Ramadans of their childhoods, as the chefs are preparing authentic dishes like lafayef khoboz falazi, robyan mashwi, tekat deyay and leqaimat dessert. Other international and Arabic fare will feature too.
Where: The Address, Dubai Marina
When: Sunset to 9pm
Price: AED220
Contact: +9714 436 7777, website

Tagine
Enjoy an authentic Moroccan Ramadan experience with this Iftar at Tagine. It offers a mixture of buffet and á la carte options, including a selection of Moroccan salads, preserved chicken tagine with lemon confit and olives and fish fillet charmoula. There’ll also be traditional oud and table accompaniment.
Where: One&Only Royal Mirage
When: Daily from sunset
Price: AED220
Contact: +9714 399 9999, website

Sheikh Zayed Road/DIFC

Address Boulevard
Celebrate Ramadan with family and friends at the Address’s latest landmark, Address Boulevard. Taking place in the venue’s stunning Ballroom, guests will be treated to a mouthwatering set-menu which will be carefully laid out on a long communal table to further celebrate the spirit of sharing.
When: Sunset to 9pm
Price: AED 250 per person
Contact: +9714 561 8213, website

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. The focus is on traditional Ramadan dishes. Think classic cheese shanklish, arnavut ciğeri, ispanak tartar and so on.
Where: Samaya Ballroom, The Ritz-Carlton
When: Sunset to 8.30pm
Price: AED215
Suhoor: 9.30pm-2am, with a minimum spend of AED75
Contact: +9714 372 2323, website

Cascades
Eight influential Middle Eastern cuisines from eight different countries are delivered within the stunning surroundings of Cascades. Enjoy the exceptional Arabian décor as you tuck into the traditionally prepared foods such as lamb ouzi, Lebanese mix grill and much more.
Where: The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road
When: Sunset until 9.30pm
Price: AED210
Contact: +9714 311 8316, website

Le Cirque Dubai
New York’s Le Cirque offering, which was originally founded by the Maccioni family, is something of an institution. Now Dubai has its very own uber elegant branch that boasts the same French-Italian flavours that helped make the original famous. For Ramadan, there’s a pre-set menu, with three starters, mains and desserts to select from.
Where: The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC
When: 7pm to 11PM
Price: From AED245
Contact: +9714 372 2444, website

Feast
This appropriately-named restaurant caters to European and Arabic tastes, so you can get your delicious mezze fixes, like baba ghanoush, beetroot labneh, muhammara, or pizza and seafood, if that’s your fancy. Dessert highlights include tiramisu, rose crème caramel and tempting Arabic delights.
Where: Sheraton Grand, Sheikh Zayed Road
When: Sunset until 11pm
Price: AED210
Contact: +9714 503 4444, website

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 their mains, like herb-roasted branzino.
Where: The Fairmont Dubai
When: 7pm-9pm
Price: AED200
Contact: +9714 357 1755, website

Jumeirah/City Walk

Suq
Offering Iftar and Suhoor daily throughout the Holy Month, Suq will be welcoming guests with the sweet smell of freshly baked bread and the many live cooking stations. Among the highlights is a rainbow selection of different kofta, featuring cheese, mushroom, pistachio or eggplant varieties, which will be served alongside mezze – including watermelon carpaccio with smoked halloumi cheese and beetroot salad with avocado labneh.
Where: Four Seasons Resort
When: 7pm-9pm
Price: AED245
Suhoor: 10pm-2am, AED190
Contact: +9714 270 7777, website

Coya
Enjoy an Iftar with a Peruvian twist courtesy of Executive Chef Benjamin Wan’s lavish four-course set menu. It features the likes of Peruvian bean soup, stir-fried quinoa and mushroom and potato hotpot.
Where: Four Seasons Resort
When: 7pm-8pm
Price: AED270
Contact: +9714 316 9600, website

Festival City/ Dubai Creek

Anise
Glass and metallic finishes accented by wood and brass add touches of glamour and warmth to this mostly white restaurant. No less than eight live cooking stations serve a selection of tastes, under the theme Tastes of the World.
Where: InterContinental Dubai Festival City
When: Sunset to 10pm Price: AED215 per person
Contact: +9714 701 1127/28, website

Giardino
The breathtaking surroundings of the Palazzo Versace Dubai will provide a refined backdrop to your Iftar this year, with the vibrant Giardino restaurant providing authentic culinary creations from Syria, Morocco, Turkey and, of course, the UAE. They are extending the premises with a tent covering the terrace and gazebo and will provide live oud and qanoon performances.
Where: Palazzo Versace Dubai
When: 6.30pm-9.30pm
Price: AED220
Suhoor: 10pm-2am, AED160 minimum spend
Contact: +9714 556 8840, website

Café Arabesque
It’s all about regional heritage here, as the restaurant draws from the rich culinary history of Jordan, Lebanon and Syria and dishes it up with warm Arabic hospitality. After your lavish Levantine spread and to-die-for dessert selection, try an exotic shisha flavour outside.
Where: Park Hyatt Dubai
When: Sunset to 9pm
Price: AED210
Suhoor: 12am-2am
Contact: +9714 602 1814, website

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