Iftar Spots

And yet again we embark on another working week, but with reduced hours it gives us even more time to explore these great venues


The Holiday Inn, Al Barsha, Dubai

The Holiday Inn, Al Barsha invites you to discover enchanting Ramadan Nights at the traditional Shisha Tent located on the Xennya Terrace. Open from 6 pm to 2 am, it offers a selection of flavoured shishas, live entertainment and delicious Arabic delicacies.

The rich Arabic décor and Majlis style seating makes for a warm and welcoming ambience, perfect to enjoy the wide array of board games available. The rooftop tent provides beautiful views of Dubai as you chill out to the mellow sounds of the oud. The live manakish section makes the experience complete with a sumptuous sampling from the traditional Arabic feast.

Visit: www.holidayinn.com or www.hialbarshadubai.com


Dubai Marina Mall

A variety of traditional events and activities that celebrate Arabian heritage welcome visitors to Dubai Marina Mall during Ramadan.

The Arabian Corner creates a traditional Arabian feel in the mall, including a carpet souk and a gallery selling lanterns, copper coffee pots and ceramics. Visitors will also be greeted with dates and Arabian coffee when the sun sets, while musicians play gentle oud and tabla music. Experience the traditional art of henna painting in the henna tent. Donations of Dhs5 will go to the Beit Al Khair Charity. There will also be story telling for children and a Ramadan arts and crafts area for face painting, cupcake decorating and much more.

Visit: Dubai Marina Mall


Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa, Dubai

Dine at one of the many delectable venues, including Al Khaima’s popular Arabic Ramadan tent, housed in the hotel’s landscaped gardens, and enjoy live entertainment, board games and more.

This Ramadan, the Brasserie restaurant will be hosting a delicious themed Iftar evening buffet each evening, including a wide variety of refreshing juices at Dhs195 per person.

Also visit Pizzeria and sample the delicious new menu including mouth-watering soups, salads, pizzas, pastas and more.

Or join renowned Thai Chef Sanwong at Fusion for some of the finest Asian Fusion fare in town. Throughout the month all bookings of four or more diners will receive a one hour Asian massage for only Dhs500 per couple at Caracalla Spa in Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort and Spa.

Call: 04 316 5550


Zuma, Podium 6, The Gate Village, DIFC

Zuma has designed a special tea menu with a diversity of flavours and health benefits to refresh diners in the evening hours. All guests breaking their fast at Zuma will receive a complimentary cleansing beverage as well as a selection of dates.

Selections of 20 different varieties of teas are now available at the Japanese restaurant, as well as infusions of fresh herbs to re-hydrate and complement the award-winning dishes. From Iftar onward, guests opting for the Taste of Zuma menu can choose from starters and mains which include 16 of Zuma’s signature dishes, as well as miso soup, steamed edamame, and a beverage selection.

Call: 04 425 5660


Spice Island, Renaissance Hotel, Dubai

During Ramadan, Spice Island invites you to break your fast with a wide selection of Arabic specialities. Share this special time with your family and friends while enjoying an array of traditional salads, fresh grilled meats, shawarma and refreshing Ramadan juices, accompanied by a selection of fresh fruit and desserts, including the all-time favourite, baklava.

Dhs99 per person for the Ramadan Iftar Buffet

Call: 04 262 5555


Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Starting at sunset everyday, a lavish Iftar buffet will be spread out at the Assymetri restaurant. A connoisseur’s delight, the Iftar buffet will comprise of mezze, appetizers, hot and cold refreshments, Arabic and oriental cuisine and desserts. Hareez, ouzi, kibbeh, grills and rice along with um Ali, cheese Konaffa and a selection of Bakhlava among others will be on offer priced at Dhs99 per person (all inclusive). Call: 02 656 2000


Southern Sun Qamardeen Hotel, Old Town, Dubai

Settle down for a sumptuous Iftar at Esca restaurant at Southern Sun Qamardeen Hotel, where traditionally-inspired architecture and warm Mediterranean hues compliment the rich, authentic flavours of sweet and savoury Ramadan delicacies. The buffet, featuring Iftar favourites such as hummus, roast chicken, lamb kabsa and katayaf is priced at Dhs145 per person.

Call: 04 428 5923

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