What is the difference between iftar and suhoor? Both are the names given to meals taken outside fasting time during Ramadan: iftar occurs after sunset and suhoor before sunrise. Once the sun sets on a day of fasting, it’s a joyous occasion of eating and socialising. Most hotels and restaurants offer special iftar meals, most commonly a large spread of Middle Eastern mezze favourites such as hommus and falafel, and some traditional Emirati dishes such as baby camel, grilled sea-bass and halva (a dense Turkish-style dessert of seeds and honey), all washed down with rose-scented and date juices. Fruits, sweetened grains, yogurts and puddings are the main features of a suhoor meal, which is eaten just before sunrise.
Time: Iftar starts at sunset till 8.30/9pm; Suhoor starts after 9pm till 2am (check before booking)!!
We have selected for you, the best Ramadan Tent: enjoy the magic of those places!! 🙂
Asateer, Atlantis The Palm An annual tradition at this resort on the Palm Jumeirah is the huge Ramadan tent, Asateer. Located next to the shore, the tent is so vast it even includes prayer rooms. At the buffet here, you can expect to find a selection of dishes from across the region, including a new signature of Emirati lamb thareed, a shawarma fattah station, lamb ouzi, kibbeh bil laban, fish sayadieh, chicken mousakhan and lobster tajine with couscous. Dessert stations will feature a vast variety of ice-cream flavours such as Umm Ali and saffron camel milk.
Price: Dhs195 per person
Location: Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah
Downtown Tent: Emaar’s Downtown tent is located in a glass, enclosed and air-conditioned garden at the foot of Burj Khalifa. It will serve iftar for AED195 during the week and AED 225 on Friday and Saturday. As for suhoor, it will cost AED 175 excluding shisha.
Location: Downtown Dubai
AL Majlis Tent: Situated in Mina Al Salam in Madinat Jumeirah, Al Majlis tent has indoor and outdoor terraces and live culinary stations. It will serve an international cuisine at iftar for AED 220 per person. Its suhoor is the same price excluding shisha charges.
Location: Mina Al Salam
Hadheera: This restaurant at Bab Al Shams Resort in Dubai’s desert has been turned into a Ramadan-themed tent. It costs AED 225 for iftar and includes entertainment such as a live singer and horses show. Though it serves no suhoor, shisha is available after iftar.
Location: Bab Al Shams Resort
Ramadan Tent: Break your fast in the stylish surroundings of the Ramadan Tent at Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection. A lavish Iftar buffet and delicious Suhoor awaits you and your companions for a true Ramadan experience. Dhs159 per person, daily from sunset to 8.30pm; Suhoor is served a la carte from 9pm to 3am. (Minimum spend of Dhs100 applies).
Location: Habtoor Grand Resort