Ramadan 2018- Iftars you Need to try in Dubai


Ramadan Kareem to all. The holiest month of the year for Muslims is Ramadan, this year the first day of Ramadan started on May 17th. Its a month of prayers, fasting and charity. To experience the glory of Ramadan is wonderful and I always look forward to this time of the year.

Muslims break their fast after sunset and many restaurants and hotels in Dubai offer Iftar from dusk till 9pm or later. Below is the list of some of the Iftars that I’ve attended and enjoyed.

Iftar at Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant

  1. Iftar at Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant

Located in Hyatt Regency in Deira, Al Dawaar is the only revolving restaurant in Dubai. If you are planning for only one Iftar in old Dubai then let it be Al Dawaar. Their Iftar buffet features a lavish spread and also includes Ramadan juices and hot beverages. The view of the old and new Dubai is spectacular, Al Dawaar offers Iftar with a view.

Price: AED 180 per adult & AED 90 per child (aged 6-12 years)

Time: Sunset to 8:30pm

Reservations call: 04 209 6887

Iftar in Lapita Hotel Dubai

2 . Iftar Buffet at Kalea- Lapita Hotel

Kalea is a Polynesian-inspired all-day-dining restaurant in Lapita Hotel at Dubai Parks and Resorts. Experience a blend of traditional and innovative dishes at the international Iftar buffet with the Polynesian and Arabic themed decor. It has a family friendly atmosphere. Children have a special ‘kids buffet’ and complimentary access to Luna & Nova Kids and Teen club till 10pm. The buffet selection for adults is amazing, you’re literally spoilt for choice.

Price: AED 160 per person with soft beverages and Ramadan juices & AED 75 per child (aged 4-12years)

Time: Sunset to 11pm

Reservations call: 04 810 9421

Iftar in Address Boulevard Dubai

3 . Royal Iftar at Address Boulevard

The Iftar at Address Boulevard is held in their spacious and luxurious Boulevard Ballroom. They offer an elegantly themed Iftar experience with a long banquet style communal table. For a large group of 6 people or more, there is an option of separate table. The food is served at the table and there is a buffet just for the desserts. Their Iftar includes Ramadan juices and hot beverages. Live Oud Music enhances the overall Ramadan experience.

Price: AED 195 per person

Time: Sunset to 9pm

Reservations call: 04 888 3444

Iftar at Sufra Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights

4 . Iftar Buffet at Sufra in Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights

Sufra the all-day-dining restaurant in Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights offers a sumptuous Iftar. You can expect authentic Arabic delicacies, live cooking stations, grilled meat and more. Sufra is a good option if you’re considering Iftar in Oud Metha or Bur Dubai.

Price: AED 155 per person & half-price for kids aged 6-12

Time: Sunset to 10pm

Reservations call: 04 553 1283

Iftar at Claypot Citymax Hotel Bur Dubai

5 . Indian Iftar at Claypot in Citymax Hotel BurDubai

Claypot the authentic Indian restaurant in Citymax Hotel Bur Dubai offers a value for money Iftar buffet with a wide range of vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes. Apart from Indian cuisine they also offer cold and hot Arabic mezze. Their live Jalebi counter is the highlight of their Iftar buffet.

Price: AED 69 per person

Time: Sunset to 11pm

Reservations call: 050 100 7065

Iftar at Society Cafe and Lounge Dubai

6 . Iftar at Society Cafe and Lounge

If you’re looking for a traditional Middle Eastern food with a twist then look no further than Society Cafe and Lounge in Jumeirah. Their peacock inspired setting that pays homage to the Indian city of Jaipur looks classy and elegant. Their culinary take on Ramadan dishes is worth trying. Society Cafe’s Umm Ali in croissant brioche is not to be missed.

Price: AED 180 per person

Time: Sunset to 10pm

Reservations call: 04 437 1685

Iftar at SpiceKlub Dubai

7 . Iftar Set Menu at SpiceKlub and Quattro

How about going vegetarian or vegan for one of the days in Ramadan? SpiceKlub and Quattro which are situated next to each other offer a three course set menu inclusive of beverages. Good food, attentive service and lovely atmosphere is why you need to visit them for Iftar this year.

Price: AED 69 per person

Time: Sunset to 8:30pm

Reservations call: 04 393 1233

Iftar at Parlour Boutique Dubai

8 . Iftar at Parlour Boutique

Parlour Boutique, a French bistro in World Trade Center area offers a relaxed sit-down Iftar menu where everything will be served to your table. They also have a Suhoor menu(a la carte). Parlour Boutique has gorgeous setting with scrumptious food. The service is flawless.

Price: AED 125 per person

Time: Sunset to 9:30pm

Reservations call: 050 626 9977

Iftar at Dallah Lounge Emirates Golf Club

9 . Iftar at Dallah Lounge in Emirates Golf Club

Dallah Lounge is the newest Ramadan tent in the city. It is a modern two-tiered tent that is situated in the beautiful Emirates Golf Club. This opulent tent accommodates up to 300 people, with a VIP lounge and LED screen. Their Iftar buffet features soups, salads, cold and hot mezze, starters, grill, lamb ouzi, mains and desserts. Ramadan drinks and hot beverages are also included.

Price: AED 140 per person

Time: Sunset to 9pm

Reservations call: 04 417 9999

Iftar in Roda Al Murooj Dubai

10 . Iftar at Jodhpur Royal Dining in Roda Al Murooj

Iftar fit for royalty? Yes and it is at the popular Indian fine dining restaurant ‘Jodhpur Royal Dining’ in the sprawling property of Roda Al Murooj. Sit back, relax and enjoy their specially curated Ramadan set menu that has both non vegetarian and vegetarian options. Excellent food, avant-garde plating, impeccable service and beautiful ambience that’s the Iftar experience at Jodhpur Royal Dining.

Price: AED 199++ per person

Time: Sunset to late in the evening

Reservations call: 04 355 9846 or 056 414 6553

Iftar at Media Rotana

11 . Iftar at Channels in Media Rotana

Channels the all-day-dining restaurant in Media Rotana is offering a grand Iftar buffet. And it features dishes from all over the world along with refreshing traditional beverages. Their extensive buffet selection offers something for everyone. If you’re considering an Iftar buffet in Barsha Heights and surrounding areas, then Media Rotana is the perfect destination for you.

Price: AED 195 per person

Time: Sunset to 8:30pm

Reservations call: 04 435 0201

Iftar at Rose Rayhaan by Rotana

12 . Iftar buffet at Petals Restaurant in Rose Rayhaan by Rotana

Petals is a casual and all-day-dining restaurant located in the first floor of Rose Rayhaan by Rotana. They serve international cuisine, but during Ramadan, Petals will also offer a wide range of Arabic dishes along with international cuisine. Whether it is with family or friends or business colleagues, its a good option for Iftar. Petals Restaurant also offers a Suhoor buffet.

Price: AED 155 per person & half price for kids aged 6-12

Time: Sunset to 10:30pm

Reservations call: 04 323 0111

Author: Meghana

I live in Dubai. I am passionate about traveling, food, reading, theatre, art, music, fashion, writing, tennis and photography. I love to explore new places, whether it is a country, restaurant, art gallery or a play. This blog will mostly cover food, lifestyle, travel and books. Come join me in my journey...you will enjoy the ride!

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