With Ramadan 2018 right around the corner, it’s time to start planning all your iftars in Dubai. If you’re looking to experience something a little different this year, check out these six alternative iftars happening around the city…
1. Farzified Iftar at Farzi Café Dubai
Adding a quirky touch to your Ramadan nights this year, Farzi Café is offering a delicious iftar set menu for just AED 130 per person. From curry leaf prawns served in a coconut shell to chicken tikka pockets, cottage cheese scrambled tarts, and pearl barley haleem, indulge in a tasty array of local and international favourites.
When: From 7pm to 2am throughout Ramadan (booking times available are at 7pm, 9pm or 11pm)
Where: City Walk 2
Price: AED 130 per person including Farzi’s set iftar menu & welcome drink
2. Ramadan Nights by Dish
Ramadan Nights by Dish is a contemporary, pop-up iftar experience like no other in the city. Creatively set up in a converted Al Quoz warehouse, enjoy laid-back garden vibes with Moroccan lounge furniture, candle-lit tables and delicious food from the open kitchen.
- Daily from May 17th until the end of Ramadan
- Doors will open at 6.30pm until 9.30pm for iftar
Where: Warehouse 4, Al Quoz
Price: AED 195 per person inclusive of freshly-made cold beverages and coffee
3. OPEN TENT at Alserkal Avenue
Fancy getting arty this Ramadan? Head down to experience the OPEN TENT at Alserkal Avenue, a unique Ramadan iftar and dinner experience that brings together Japanese and Middle Eastern cuisine. Brought to you by CHI-KA (a kimono shop and art space) and The Lettuce Lab (creative agency), get ready to enjoy a fusion of flavours, live oud nights, bonsai gardens and more.
When: May 18th to June 13th, 2018
- Iftar: Sunset until 8.30pm
- Dinner: 8.30pm until 10pm
Where: Warehouse 46, Alserkal Avenue
Price: AED 220 per person
4. Floating iftar on the QE2
When: The newly opened Queen Elizabeth 2 hotel is hosting a truly unique floating iftar, featuring an air-conditioned majlis where you can dine on traditional and modern Arabic fare, Emirati dishes, alongside live cooking stations and Middle Eastern sweets. If you haven’t stepped onboard the QE2 yet, it’s the perfect chance to explore the ship underneath the stars.
When: Daily during Ramadan
- Iftar: Sunset until 9pm
- Dinner: 9pm until 1am
Where: Port Rashid, Deira
Price: Iftar costs AED 250 per person | Suhour costs AED 175 per person (50% off for kids 4-12)
5. Tawlet Souk El Tayeb at INKED
Translating to ‘tables’ in Arabic, Tawlet is a concept by INKED that brings together cooks from different regions of Lebanon to share dishes and traditions from their hometown. The unique iftar and dinner menus are set to change every other day, and will include everything from yakhnet koussa and kebbe nayeh to a live saj station and authentic desserts such as meghli.
When: May 18th to May 24th, 2018
- Iftar: Sunset until 9pm
- Dinner: 9.30pm until 11.30pm
Where: Unit 57, Alserkal Avenue
Price: AED 275 per person
Offering a specially curated menu this Ramadan, Masti at La Mer Dubai is taking your iftar experience to a whole new level with modern twists on Indian-inspired dishes. Kick things off with a Ramadan mocktail, followed by some lentil soup, small sharing-style plates for starters, Veg and Chicken Biriyanis, and mouth-watering Lotus Tiramisu.
When: Available every day throughout Ramadan from 7pm onwards
Where: South, La Mer Dubai
Price: AED 300 for two people