Today marks the first day of Ramadan in the UAE, which is a special month in the Islamic calendar for Muslims around the world.
This month-long observance and celebration consists of fasting, prayer, reflection and of course iftars!
In a city that does nothing by halves, there’s no surprise that we’ve already seen some incredible iftar events and Ramadan deals popping up around Dubai. From tents, to pop-ups to fine dining restaurants - there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Here are some of the best iftars in Dubai that we recommend checking out:
Starting with budget friendly Iftar deals in Dubai below AED 200:
A traditional iftar with a unique twist. Enjoy a themed contemporary japanese iftar menu at ROKA in Business Bay throughout Ramdan, or order from their mouth-watering a la carte menu, available after sunset.
Iftar deal starting at AED 180.
The Hills Pool and Deck
If you’re looking for an outdoor iftar to soak up the cool spring temperatures, this is it!
The Hills Pool Deck on the third Floor of Radisson DAMAC Hills, is offering a set iftar package that features a variety of traditional and international dishes.
You’ll also be able to enjoy some sweet shisha flavours and a live performance from a traditional oud player.
Could it get better? Well prices start from just AED 150!
EKAI Restaurant and Lounge
Located in the heart of DIFC, this spot is bringing a delicious Arabic fusion iftar through a combination of Japanese and Mediterranean flavours!
From eggplant Parmigiana with miso sauce to fish couscous with wasabi aioli, and lamb stew with mushrooms. Our mouths are watering at the thought!
Prices starting from AED 139!
Sitting in the center of DIFC, The Artisan's iftar menu, features a selection of classic Italian dishes for AED 165 per person.
The set menu includes a mouth-watering platter of dates and cheese, followed by a delightful carpaccio di barbabietol, and finished off with the restaurant's signature pannacotta ai datteri.
Doesn’t that sound delicious? Boy do we love Dubai’s iftar deals!
CE LA VI
If you’re looking for an exclusive iftar experience then Chef Howard Ko at Ce La Vi in Downtown Dubai, has got you covered.
Throughout Ramadan you can enjoy a sharing-style starter dish with your loved ones, followed by a tasty selection of main course and mouth watering dessert.
All for just AED 150!
You can experience an Indian-inspired five-course iftar at Kasturi in Jumeirah Golf Estates for just AED 185.
This set sharing menu begins with a choice of dates and fruits, followed by a lentil and spinach shorba and mouth-watering appetisers such as aloo papdi chaat and crispy prawn.
You’ll want to make space for dessert because the chef has also made a special dessert platter for the perfect sweet finish!
This pan-Asian restaurant in Jumeirah Lake Towers, is offering its first-ever iftar this Ramadan.
Enjoy a Southeastern menu featuring dishes from Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Middle East while taking in the panoramic city views.
The buffet offers live stations including a sushi bar, carving station, noodle station, chicken rice station, and live paklor duck rice station.
Arabesque music will also be played throughout the evening, and groups of 10 or more will receive one complimentary iftar.
All for just AED 199.
Dusting off the wallet? Deals over AED 200:
Located in Business Bay, head down to Bella for this amazing iftar deal where you can indulge in Italian flavours with a set menu of classic dishes for just AED199 or upgrade your experience with welcome Ramadan drinks for AED250. Buon Appetito!
Carna by Dario Checchini
Think Italian meets Middle Eastern at this special iftar celebration in the SLS Dubai and enjoy a main and desert created with locally sourced ingredients.
If you want to enjoy it with family and friends, you can also book a private dining section (advanced booking required) that can seat up to 60 guests. Prices start at AED 225 per person from sunset to 8pm!
Experience a world of Indian flavours with this iftar menu! Dine in the comfort of the indoor restaurant or soak up the refreshing breeze al fresco on the terrace in Business Bay with a choice of either vegetarian and non-vegetarian iftar platters.
Prices start at just AED 225!
Experience an unforgettable iftar buffet with stunning views over Palm Jumeirah.
Indulge in a wide variety of Middle Eastern bites, international dishes, and delicious desserts with their extensive iftar buffet spread.
Priced at AED 210 per person!
The famous Ramadan Garden tent at The Fairmont Palm Jumeirah is back for another year, and looks more magical than ever!
You can expect a huge variety of Middle Eastern and international dishes in this open buffet, which features live carving stations that offer everything from seafood, to meat, to vegetarian dishes and more.
You’ll also be surrounded by Arabian entertainers, including oud players and instrumentalists.
Prices starting at AED 295!
Ready to splurge? Iftar deals over AED 300:
Piatti by the Beach
Savour the flavours of Italy with an Amalfi Coast-inspired iftar menu at this waterside restaurant by Chef Izu Ani in Palm Jumeirah.
The set iftar menu begins with a soulful minestrone soup, followed by a delightful antipasti platter, choice of main course and to die for dessert options! You can even polish it all off with a hand-crafted mocktail.
Prices starting at AED 300 per person!
Address Sky View
Head on down to Downtown Dubai’s best viewing deck, Deck Too, for a tasteful iftar experience. Their iftar deal includes a set menu of traditional Arabesque meals, live stations and a selection of delicious Emirati bites.
With live qunan music and breathtaking views, it’s bound to be one of the best iftar buffets in Dubai!
Book now at AED 360 per person or AED 180 for children between the ages of six and twelves. If you’ve got little ones under five - they dine for free!
TopGolf has released special packages to celebrate the month of Ramadan. Grab five of your friends, and enjoy two hours of gameplay and sharing style street-food starters and a choice of main for AED 1,299 at the Emirates Golf Club in Emirates Hills.
Or if you’re looking to enjoy an iftar without a game of golf, the TopGolf Truck is back in the garden with a special ‘Iftar till Suhoor’ themed menu.
And there you have it! The best iftar deals around Dubai, but if you’re looking to enjoy some sunny vibes outdoor, we’ve got the top spots to discover outdoors in March!
From all of us at Allsopp & Allsopp, we’d like to wish you a blessed Ramadan Kareem!