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!! 🙂
This gorgeous Ramadan setting will stun you with spell-binding views of the historic Dubai Creek, the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary and the Downtown Dubai skyline. You’re invited to indulge in the a la carte menu serving traditional Arabian delicacies and mouth-watering international dishes and desserts prepared by Vida Hotels and Resorts. This modern tent with its transparent façade practically overlooks the entire city, including the iconic Burj Khalifa. It’s the perfect opportunity to treat your loved ones to a special suhoor as you gaze out at the glowing city lights transforming into gorgeous daylight.
Time:8pm – 1am on weekdays, 3am on weekends
QD’s Ramadan Tent
Enjoy sensational views with a laidback vibe at QDs this Ramadan, located at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. Suhoor is an à la carte affair, and groups of 15 or more get a special discount. A range of Arabic mezze is available for sharing, followed by international mains and delicious desserts. The best way to end your meal is with a plate of Umm Ali while overlooking the Dubai Creek.
Time: From sunset until 9pm
Price: AED160 per adult, half price for children aged 6 to 12
Ramadan Majlis at The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC
Ever tried Arabian sushi? How about a date cheesecake? Enjoy a modernist touch to a traditional time at the DIFC Ramadan Majlis, featuring contemporary seating designs and Arabian twists to international favourites. A collection of private majlis, and the soothing music ensures a relaxed yet lively ambience.
Time: Iftar Sunset to 9pm | Suhoor 9pm – 2am
Price: AED195 per adult, AED110 per child
Vida Downtown Dubai
The venue: A peaceful and chic three-in-one restaurant. The outdoor poolside terrace is also available to soak in the views, plus 50 percent off shisha before 10pm.
Iftar: A wide variety of salads, appetisers, desserts and dried fruit.
Times: Until 10pm.
Price: Dhs160, Dhs80 (children six-12), Free (children under six).
Suhoor: An a la carte menu. Prices vary. Daily, 10pm-2am.