Ramadan in Dubai: Iftar & Suhoor around the City
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 some cool restaurants: enjoy the magic of those places!! 🙂
Al Majlis @ Madinat Jumeirah
A regular and in-demand destination on the Ramadan dining scene, the Al Majlis experience at Madinat Jumeirah epitomises the convivial spirit of Iftar season.
Step into an elegant and welcoming space designed with Arabesque accents and rich fabrics, where every square inch is a reminder of what makes this holy month special. Whether it’s a table for two or an extended family gathering, this perennially popular tent has to be seen to be believed. Tradition meets innovation with a buffet of guaranteed crowd-pleasing dishes and, with all the fun of the souk on the doorstep, sup, stay and shop all night long.
Suhoor: From AED160 (minimum spend per person)
Ewaan Lounge at Palace Downtown
In the heritage-styled comfort of the Ewaan Lounge, impress guests and celebrate with friends in style as you savor suhoor alongside stunning views of The Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain. The banquet features a variety of culinary options ranging from local favourites to flavours from the rest of the world, so make sure you save some of your appetite.
Le Patio in St. Regis Dubai
Continue your celebration of the holy month and enjoy suhoor in one of Dubai’s newest venues with an exclusive à la carte menu in this dedicated majlis.
Indulge in traditional Arabic favourites such as fresh hummus, meat kibbeh and vegetable sambousek, as well as a selection of succulent live shawarma offering chicken and lamb. Round off with a variety of sweet delicacies and you’ll be set to start your day of fast.
Al Ameera Ballroom
Get ready for a unique iftar, dining in the ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Dubai. The fancy feast boasts live cooking stations and special Ramadan soft drinks.
Dhs210 per person, Dhs105 (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha
Savour a five-course iftar at this swanky restaurant from Michelin-starred chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin. It’s classy, refined and the European food is phenomenal. It’s no wonder we crowned it our best European Restaurant of 2018.
Dhs199 per person. Daily from sunset-9pm. The Square, City Walk, Al Safa Street
The winner of Time Out Dubai’s Best Chinese category at the 2018 restaurant awards offers a sumptuous iftar including hot & sour soup, Peking duck, steamed dim sum, stir-fried tiger prawns, wagyu beef ribs, olive & chicken fried rice and homemade sorbet. Mouth-watering.
Dhs228. Daily from sunset-8pm. Jumeirah Emirates Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road