From lavish buffets to beautifully plated set menus, these are the best places to celebrate with family and friends this Ramadan.
Atlantis, The Palm
Asateer Tent at Atlantis, The Palm is back with an exciting range of buffet theme nights featuring delectable Moroccan, Lebanese, Persian, and Emirati cuisine. The tent offers a diverse range of seating options for guests throughout the Holy Month, including a Royal Majlis, four VIP Majlis areas, two family Majlises, and over 100 dining tables. Get ready to indulge in Ramadan favourites like lamb kibbeh, shawarma station, and Arabic mixed grills. Available daily from sunset to 8:30pm. AED 260 per person (weekdays) and AED 280 per person (weekends).
Dubai Opera has introduced an Iftar to celebrate Ramadan, where visitors can relish authentic Emirati cuisine in the heart of ‘the most prestigious square kilometre in the world.’ The Iftar buffet boasts an extensive selection of international and Arabic dishes, including carving stations, a range of desserts and traditional Ramadan juices. Here, guests can enjoy live performances of classical and Arabic music every night throughout the month. Available daily, from sunset to 9:30pm. AED 285 for adults and AED 145 for children aged between five and twelve years.
Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, Abu Dhabi
Emirates Palace’s The Majlis by the Sea presents a Ramadan tent located on the shores of the Arabian Gulf. Expect a breathtaking outdoor terrace, cosy interiors, and intricate decor, accompanied by live instrumental music and a plethora of Arabic cuisine and local delicacies. Available daily from sunset. AED 325 per person.
Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers’ MICHELIN-recognised Lebanese restaurant offers a distinguished iftar set menu during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Guests can enjoy the set menu featuring soup, mezzeh, and an array of mains and desserts that highlight the best of Arabic cuisine, either inside the plush dining room or outside on the terrace. Available daily, from sunset to 9pm. AED 240 per person.
Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi
Starting from the first day of Ramadan, gather with loved ones at Kuzbara Restaurant in Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi to relish a traditional iftar buffet accompanied by live oud music. Indulge in live cooking stations, tantalising international choices, and Arabic specialities such as lamb ouzi, mixed grills, and Ramadan juices. Available daily, from sunset to 9:30pm. AED 190 per person.
Experience Dubai’s only Warayaki-style iftar this Ramadan at Netsu, located at the Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai. The three-course sharing-style menu showcases Netsu’s most popular dishes, including tuna tataki and wagyu beef cuts, signature maki rolls, spicy hot stone rice, and cinnamon crème brulée. Guests can dine indoors around the Warayaki’s captivating theatre of fire or opt for al fresco dining on Netsu’s spacious outdoor terrace. Available daily from sunset to 7:30pm. AED 265 per person.
NIRI Restaurant & Bar
Experience a modern Japanese concept and break your fast at NIRI Restaurant & Bar this Ramadan. Indulge in a three-course iftar menu meticulously crafted by head chef Yasuyuki Takemoto. Standout dishes include the shio bream (a whole grilled sea bream with preserved lemon), sweet corn kakiage and ponzu corn tempura, sesame soya beef, and Kinako pistachio cheesecake topped with a sour cherry compote. Available daily from sunset. AED 200 per person.
Palazzo Versace Dubai
Palazzo Versace Dubai invites you to indulge in an exclusive experience this Holy Month at the charming Hikayat Garden. The picturesque outdoor setting lets guests break their fast under the stars against the backdrop of Dubai’s historic Creek. Renowned for its opulent hospitality, the hotel offers a delightful iftar buffet amidst authentic Arabian decor, ensuring an unforgettable experience. Available daily from sunset to 8:30pm. AED 250 per person.
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Villas
Savour a luxurious Arabian Nights-inspired Iftar under the starry sky at The Oasis. Immerse yourself in a traditional Ramadan setting while relishing a lavish spread of signature dishes. The Bedouin-style feast boasts an array of delectable options such as lamb ouzi, veal harees, and Moroccan tajine, complemented by live cooking stations and mouth-watering Arabic desserts. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 320 per person.
Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi
Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi is set to enchant guests with its Ramadan Village once again this year. The poolside will be transformed into a glittering oasis, complete with interactive culinary stations and live entertainment. Culinary enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the spirit of Ramadan by partaking in the Grand Iftar at Sofra, featuring a vast buffet of authentic flavours from across the region, including a selection of season-inspired beverages. Available daily, from sunset. AED 268 per person.
SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences
Ascend to the 75th floor of SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences and experience an exceptional iftar tent, where you can break your fast while marvelling at panoramic views of the city. Indulge in signature dishes such as falafel with roasted red peppers, crumbed asparagus with saffron aioli, rösti potato with yoghurt, and lentil soup with lemon and olive oil. Guests can also choose the main course from a selection that includes short rib tajine with couscous and spicy sea bream samke harra, as well as a variety of decadent desserts such as saffron and pistachio kunafa. The traditional Arabic-style tent will feature plush seating, colourful lanterns, and intricate Arabian carpets, creating an unforgettable ambience. Available daily from sunset. AED 185 per person.
Embark on a culinary journey across the Arabian Peninsula with Tandoor Tina’s immersive iftar experience. Held throughout the Holy Month, this event blends Arab influences with bold Indian flavours and regional traditions. Tandoor Tina’s iftar boasts a buffet and live cooking stations dedicated to local dishes such as ouzi, shawarma, and kunafa. Guests can also indulge in unlimited Ramadan drinks, Arabic coffee, and Moroccan tea whilst live oud players and a curated shisha menu complete the experience. Available daily from sunset. AED 175 (buffet and Ramadan beverages) and AED 275 (buffet, Ramadan beverages and shisha).
Tasca by José Avillez
Indulge in a family-friendly Portuguese-style Iftar and relish a specially curated four-course set menu that showcases chef José Avillez’s signature creations this Ramadan. Tasca’s iftar highlights the diverse flavours of Portuguese cuisine through dishes such as lupini beans hummus, black-eyed pea salad, and chicken piri-piri. To complement the dining experience, Tasca offers a selection of Ramadan juices and signature mocktails, whilst the dessert menu features four tempting options. Available daily from sunset to 7:30pm. AED265 per person.
The Abu Dhabi EDITION
This Ramadan Market at EDITION will present a contemporary iftar experience. The menu is a collaboration between celebrity Chef Tom Aikens and locally renowned chef Sara Aqel. Savour sumptuous cuisine including fattoush, lentil and chickpea salad, chicken shish tawook, and lamb kofta before indulging in main courses like aloo gobi, prawn harra, and butter chicken. And be sure to leave room for desserts such as kunafa, umm Ali, Turkish delight, and black sesame mousse. Available daily, from sunset to 9:30pm. AED 195 per person.