Ramadan 2018 is upon us and with it comes the best iftar buffet Dubai hotspots of the season. From casual dining to lavish spreads, we’ve put together a shortlist of our favorite iftars in Dubai… from Marina to Downtown and beyond.
Ramusake will be offering a four-course sharing menu designed for 2 people, featuring a variety of 14 dishes, including tuna sashimi pizza and steamed seabass.
Price: AED 199 per person. For reservations, call 04 5595 300.
Location: Double Tree by Hilton, The Walk at JBR
2. Rüya Dubai
Serving a selection of Anatolian dishes, expect a wide range of cold and warm starters before choosing your main courses including Keşkek, Yogurtlu Kebab, Güveç and more, before concluding with a selection of sweat Turkish treats and tea.
Price: AED 229 per person. For reservations, call 04 399 9123.
Location: Grosvenor House Hotel
3. Abd el Wahab
Dine in Lebanese style at Abd el Wahab in Pier 7 where you’ll find a set iftar menu featuring hot and cold mezze selections, mixed grills and authentic Middle Eastern atmosphere.
Price: AED 150 per person. For reservations, call 04 432 5772.
Location: Pier 7, Dubai Marina
4. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach
The buffet offering will feature Arabic, Moroccan and Turkish cuisines as well as International dishes, along with live entertainment from a traditional Santoor player.
Price: AED 150 per person. Half price (kids aged 7-12). Free (kids under 7). For reservations, call 04 448 4848.
Location: Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach
5. Bombay Bungalow
Experience iftar with an Indian twist at Bombay Bungalow, along with picture-perfect sea views along JBR beach.
Price: AED 110 per person. For reservations, call 800 692 8779.
Location: The Beach, JBR
The Japanese restaurant is offering a set menu featuring beef or chicken Teriyaki with brown rice risotto, along with Black Cod Miso or creamy Rock Shrimp, and Mochi ice cream for dessert.
Price: AED 305 per person. For reservations, call +971 4 426 2626.
Location: Atlantis Dubai, Palm Jumeirah
2. Al Nafoorah
The upscale Lebanese restaurant will be serving a range of Levantine dishes, including hot and cold mezze selections, mixed grills and salads, in palatial surroundings.
Price: AED 195 per person. Half off (kids aged 4-12). Free (kids under 4). For reservations, call 04 453 0000
Location: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah
With its Tahitian-inspired interiors and luxury island vibes, expect an extensive iftar buffet Dubai spread ranging from Arabic dishes to exotic flavors from around the world at Manava.
Price: AED 195 per person. Half off (kids aged 6-12). Free (kids under 6). For reservations, call 04 455 5656.
Location: Sofitel The Palm, Palm Jumeirah
4. A La Turca Restaurant
Feast on a traditional Turkish spread of dishes at A La Turca, where Anatolian cuisine will be on full showcase alongside other Middle Eastern specialties.
Price: AED 230 per person. AED 115 (kids aged 6-12). Free (kids under 6). For reservations, call 04 457 5454.
Location: Rixos The Palm Dubai, Palm Jumeirah
Flavorful Middle Eastern fare and international delicacies, including cold mezze, fresh juices, soups, exotically spiced mixed grills and a carving station. Desserts on showcase include white chocolate dates and chocolate cookie cheesecake.
Price: AED 205 per person. AED 102 (kids aged 6-12). Free (kids under 6). For reservations, call 04 818 2222.
Location: Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah
1. Dubai Opera
Dubai Opera will transform into a lavish banquet hall with Sean Connolly restaurant in charge of the buffet spread, alongside a changing menu rotating each night.
Price: AED 250 per adult. Half price (kids aged 6-11). Free (kids under 6). For reservations, call 04 440 8888.
Location: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai
2. Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar
Dive into a special three-course iftar menu celebrating the heritage of Indian cuisine infused with a modern twist, from celebrity chef Atul Kochhar.
Price: AED 225 per person. For reservations, call 04 414 3000.
Location: JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay
3. Via Veneto
The Italian restaurant will be serving up multi-course iftar menus, featuring signature favorites like risotto and Sardinian flat bread.
Price: AED 99 (2 courses), AED 129 (3 courses), AED 149 (4 courses). For reservations, call 04 242 7882.
Location: Manzil Downtown, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai
With front row seats of the Dubai Fountain, enjoy Argentinean culinary highlights from Asado‘s unlimited set menu for iftar which features a selection of premium cuts of meat.
Price: AED 255 per person on set menu (25% off during first week of Ramadan). Half off (kids aged 6-11). Free (kids below 6). For reservations, call 04 888 3444.
Location: Palace Downtown, Downtown Dubai
5. The Courtyard at Manzil Downtown
Hot and cold mezze along with a sharing menu and four live stations including ouzi, shawarma, saj and falafel, along with mixed grills and a fruit platter. There’s also a live oud player from 10pm onwards.
Price: AED 195 per person. For reservations, call 04 888 3444.
Location: Manzil Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard
1. Big Chefs
Big Chefs is serving a Turkish set menu during iftar that includes a selection of cold dips, along with a choice of seven different dishes for the main course.
Price: AED 115 per person. For reservations, call 04 347 8048.
2. Demoiselle by Galvin
Demoiselle by Galvin will be serving an array of Middle-Eastern inspired courses, ranging from Shrimps Tahini Cocktail to Baked Halloumi & Provençale salsa.
Price: AED 135 per person. For reservations, call 04 590 5076.
Location: City Walk, Al Safa Street
Come down for an Indian-inspired iftar featuring small sharing plates like Edamame Bhel, Pulled Tandoori Chicken Bao, along with vegetarian and chicken biriyanis.
Price: AED 150 per person. For reservations, call 800 62784
Location: La Mer, Jumeirah 1
4. Lima Dubai
The Peruvian restaurant is offering a gastronomic four-course dining experience featuring dishes like Salmon Ceviche, Lamb Rack and Peruvian Pumpkin Loche.
Price: AED 199 per person. For reservations, call 800 5462.
Location: City Walk
Tapas restaurant Toro+Ko will be serving up a three-course feast of traditional Spanish fare with New York inspired twists, including salt cod fritters, Catalonia style paella and sweet churros.
Price: AED 195 per person. For reservations, call 04 590 5433.
Location: City Walk
The dedicated Ramadan tent at QD’s offers views overlooking the waters of the Dubai Creek and skyline, along with an iftar buffet of traditional hot and cold Arabic mezze, rustic soups, Middle Eastern and international main courses.
Price: AED 165 per person. For reservations, call 04 205 4500.
Location: Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira
2. Glasshouse Brasserie
Soak up the art deco elegance of Glasshouse Brasserie, which will be serving up a range of Mediterranean selections and Ramadan classics.
Price: AED 139 per person. For reservations, call 04 212 7550.
Location: Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira
3. The Market Place and Town Square
Come down to The Market Place and Town Square for an iftar buffet which includes regional favorites and international fares.
Price: AED 115 per person. AED 50 (kids aged 5-12). Free (kids under 5). For reservations, call 04 607 7977.
Location: JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Deira
4. Café Arabesque
Featuring a traditionally themed display of Levantine cuisine, expect authentic dishes from live cooking stations and Arabic desserts at Café Arabesque.
Price: AED 220 per person. For reservations, call 04 602 1814.
Location: Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira
5. Al Dawaar
Head to Dubai’s only rooftop revolving restaurant for 360 degree panoramic views of the city, along with a spread of traditional Ramadan favorites and an impressive dessert range.
Price: AED 180 per person. For reservations, call 04 209 6887.
Location: Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira
Traditional French bistro-style food is served in three courses at Couqley this Ramadan, which includes a play area to keep the kiddies entertained.
Price: AED 139 per person. For reservations, call 04 514 9339.
Location: Cluster A, Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Expect a full iftar buffet accompanied with traditional beverages and international dishes at Channels restaurant.
Price: AED 195 per person. AED 99 (kids aged 5-11). Free (kids under 5). For reservations, call 04 435 0201.
Location: Media Rotana, Barsha Heights
3. Besh Turkish Kitchen
With interiors inspired by the heritage of Istanbul, come down for Anatolian favorites at Besh Turkish Kitchen which will be serving up a special iftar buffet including meat skewers and a range of hot and cold mezze.
Price: AED 155 per person. AED 70 (kids aged 6-12). Free (kids under 6). For reservations, call 04 377 2353.
Location: Sheraton Mall of the Emirates Hotel, Al Barsha
4. Day & Night Restaurant
Day & Night Restaurant will serve an extensive buffet selection with traditional dishes, live cooking stations and entertainment from a live oud player, along with shisha.
Price: AED 120 per person. Half off (kids aged 6-12). Free (kids under 6). For reservations, call 04 381 8888.
Location: Mercure Dubai Barsha Heights Hotel
5. 365 Restaurant
For a Moroccan-style iftar Dubai offering, check out 365 Restaurant where traditional North African cuisine will be on showcase.
Price: AED 125 per person. Half off (kids aged 6-12). Free (kids under 6). For reservations, call 04 304 9000.
Location: Novotel Dubai Al Barsha, Al Barsha
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