Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslim’s with a month of fasting as well as praying and reflection. A key event culturally within the region, Ramadan is a great time to get together and celebrate an Iftar with the people you love. With Ramadan starting early April 2022, we’ve put together some of the best Iftars for you to try around Dubai.
MasterChef, The TV Experience
Offering a 3-course menu for AED 199, embark on a culinary journey filed with adventure and entertainment. The world’s first MasterChef branded restaurant offers a unique dining experience and cutting edge cuisine. For those fasting, break the fast with pomegranate juice, dates, hummus and bread and expect appetizing creations to follow such as their Josper Grilled Beef striploin. If it’s not too hot, feel free to bring your dog and enjoy your meal on the terrace and be treated to a night of culinary entertainment.
Dubai Opera Iftar
Incorporating both Arabic and international cuisines as well as carving station, dessert stations and traditional Ramadan drinks Dubai Opera are offering Iftar with a difference. Savour the delicious flavours of the food surrounded by classical and Arabic melodies with live entertainment at one of the most iconic locations in Dubai. The definitive destination for performing arts in Dubai, it is the perfect opportunity to experience the unique venue which is Dubai’s only multi-format performing arts theatre. For AED 290 for adults and AED 145 for children 12 and under, their rotating menus means you can go more than once and enjoy a different taste experience each time!
Time out Market Dubai
Ramadan will be celebrated in a special way this year at the Time out market with traditional majlis tents set up to host Iftar feasts. Distinguished restaurateurs Al Fanar will be hosting a chef’s edition Iftar dinner each Thursday and Friday evening to bring in the weekend with a bang. Hosting an intimate group of 8 people and costing 500dhs per person, the Emirati restaurant will be serving up traditional dishes including samboosa and biryani. Enjoy your meal surrounded by the soothing sounds of traditional oud player Mohamad Chamdin from 6-8pm. As well as the chefs edition dinner, there are numerous other outlets that will be hosting special Iftar menus such as crowd favourites Pickl and Masti.
Eat and Meat
The H hotel Dubai will be putting on a lavish Iftar buffet daily including delectable dishes from the Arabic region as well as international cuisine, serviced in their five star restaurant Eat and Meat. Providing live cooking stations surrounded by Arabic-inspired décor you will also be treated to live Oud music for a truly traditional experience. A chic and comfortable interior paired with an open kitchen for you to admire the skills of the chef makes for a memorable meal in the heart of downtown Dubai. For AED 189 for adults and AED 90 for kids, all bookings received before April 9th will receive 20% off.
The Market Restaurant
Located on the Dubai Marina waterfront, this restaurant is a great option for those on a budget. Their Iftar package is one of the most reasonable around at 69per person with a full international buffet and free parking. Classic Arabic drinks such as Qamardeen and Laban are on offer as well as fresh salads such as Arabic Fattoush salad Greek salad from the Mediterranean. Mains are basic yet tasty and include options such as Lebanese grilled chicken and butter chicken.
Iftar is traditionally about Muslims breaking their fast after the Maghrib prayer and has developed into a social event that involves family and friends coming together. Whether you’re fasting or you’re there to celebrate with others that are fasting, Ramadan is a special time throughout the region and a great time to explore the culinary delights Dubai has to offer.