Ramadan in Dubai 2012: Iftar and Suhoor Directory
Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five Pillars of Islam. The fast is observed each day from sunrise to sunset. Muslims rise before dawn to have a pre-fast meal which is called Suhoor and after dusk, they break their fast with the Iftar meal. Celebrating the holy month of Ramadan has become a fusion of culture and religion. Come Iftar and Suhoor families can be seen heading to either tents or popular restaurants in different hotels across Dubai. Most Iftar venues in hotels are bedecked with Arabic and Ramadan themes, others have gone beyond that by putting up special tents overlooking the most tranquil of surroundings and they all have their own special way of wooing families, with Iftar food specialties playing a major role.
Here’s a growing list of sumptuous Iftar and Suhoor feasts on offer in Dubai for Ramadan 2012..
Their Ramadan Iftar Specials are served with Fattoush Salad, Dates and Laban or Jallab for only AED 49.
Call: +971 4 232 8616 (Dubai Festival City) or +971 4 344 7331 (Jumeirah Town Centre)
Iftar at Al Dawaar
As the sun sets during the holy month of Ramadan, Hyatt Regency Dubai invites you to a truly memorable dining experience. This Ramadan, treat yourself to the ultimate Iftar experience at Al Dawaar, Dubai’ only revolving restaurant. Break your fast with dates, prunes and other dried fruits along with refreshing juices and traditional drinks. Take in the spectacular views of the sea, the creek and the city while enjoying a lavish Iftar buffet of Ramadan favorites and delicious authentic Emirati dishes. Available from sunset to 8:30pm.
AED 160 per adult, including traditional Ramadan drinks
AED 80 per child (aged 6-12 years)
To find out more or to make a booking please call +971 4 317 2222
Private and Corporate Iftar
Treat your guests to an extravagant Iftar celebration and fine hospitality. Host an intimate family gathering or corporate Iftar party for several hundred guests. Choose from nine amazing venues that can host a gathering for up to 800 persons*. An extensive menu of mouth-watering Arabic Ramadan specialties is available.
From AED 150 per person, onwards
*Terms and conditions apply
Charity with Iftar Sa’em Menus
Give generously to the less fortunate and spread some joy this Ramadan. Two special charity menus have been created from Laylati, the authentic Emirati Kitchen to help you give away lavishly to the underprivileged. These boxes make it easy and hassle free to spread the spirit of charity during this time of giving.
AED 20 and AED 25 each
Iftar Food Delivery
Host a lavish Iftar in the privacy and comfort of your home. Customary Ramadan favourites and delicious Emirati cuisine can be delivered straight to your door-step from Laylati, authentic Emirati Kitchen. Alternatively, you can also ask for the traditional Pan-Arabic menu. All dishes are freshly prepared using the finest quality and carefully selected ingredients to create a delectable feast. Further, the expert catering team of the hotel will ensure that you and your guests enjoy an unforgettable Iftar experience.
For more information or to make a reservation, please call +971 4 209 6990 or e-mail email@example.com
Join the British Business Group (BBG) for a memorable evening and opportunity to meet new acquaintances at BBG’s first Suhoor Buffet.
Ramadan is a time of reflection for Muslims all around the world, it is a month during which people are asked to consider the less fortunate. It is a time to purify the soul, refocus attention on God, and practice self-sacrifice.
Suhoor is the final meal before the day’s fast begins. Many believed it is more important than Iftar because it helps the fasting person persevere through the fast. The Messenger of Allah (SAW), called it a ‘blessed meal’.
BBG’s first Suhoor will be held at the luxurious Mehteran Majlis, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on 23rd July, 2012.
Join BBG members and guests for an evening of engaging conversation, delectable Suhoor buffet and great networking.
Event: BBG’s First Suhoor
Venue: Mehteran Majlis, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Date: Monday 23rd July, 2012
Time: 9 – 11pm
Member Rate: AED 150
Non-Member Rate: AED 200
48 Hour Cancellation Policy will apply
Free Valet Parking Available
- Anise, InterContinental Dubai Festival City
Their international dining restaurant Anise will be the star of the show during Ramadan, delivering its usual first class service and excellence, coupled with the finest spread of traditional Arabic fare and complementary international cuisine.
Sunset – 9:30pm
AED 170 per person, including Ramadan juices.
- Blades & Tee Lounge, Al Badia Golf Club
Indulge in a delectable variety of dishes in two of the golf club’s select restaurants overlooking the lush greens and breathtaking Dubai skyline, creating an atmosphere as tempting as the buffet itself.
Sunset – 9:30pm
AED 150 per person, including Ramadan juices.
For reservations at Anise or Blades & Tee Lounge, please call
Tel: +971 4 701 1127 /28
Join in for Suhoor at The Meydan Majlis or break your fast with Iftar at Farriers Restaurant. Whenever and wherever you choose to dine at The Meydan this Ramadan, you will be feasting on Arabic delicacies in luxurious surroundings while enjoying our stunning views.
Visit their unique Meydan Bazaar, where you can explore handcrafted gifts and household decorations as you take in the festivities.
From just AED 150 per person, inclusive of traditional Ramadan beverages.
Farriers Iftar – Sunset until 9pm
The Meydan Suhour tent – À la carte from 8pm to 3am
For reservations and enquiries please call +971 4 381 3111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit M’s, Emirates Golf Clubs MeditArabian themed restaurant every Friday throughout Ramadan to enjoy a special Iftar buffet, with Ramadan juices and dates.
Reserve your table in advance at M’s Restaurant for 10 guests or more to receive special discounts of 10% for 10 to 15 guests and 20% for 15 guests and above*.
Iftar buffet, every Friday sunset to 9pm
AED 120 per person (buffet and juices)
AED 60 per child below 12 years
A la carte menu available after 9pm
Enrich your experience during the Holy Month of Ramadan this year, with a choice of revitalising meals from Balance Café, the unique nutrition and wellness concept from the Landmark Group. Enjoy an exclusive ‘Iftar’ menu that infuses Ayurvedic and contemporary culinary styles and is guaranteed to keep you healthy.
The daily ‘Iftar’ is carefully planned to rejuvenate mind and body and help cope with fasting during the hot summer months of July and August.
Balance Café is located on the third level of Oasis Centre, spanning over 6,000 square feet. For ‘Iftar’ reservations call 045154051.
This activity-packed Iftar is perfect for parents with children who need serious supervision after sunset. While adults can kick back and enjoy the buffet stacked with Indian, Arabic and international dishes, as well as live cooking stations, the nippers have their own entertainment in the form of a five-star kids tent. Organised games, storytelling, badminton, arts and crafts and movies are just a few of the fun and games on offer. There will also be complimentary camel rides for guests, available by the beach!
Dhs185 (for adults), Dhs92 (for kids aged six to 12), tots under five get in free. From sunset ’til 3am.
Tel: +971 4 399 5533
Enjoy the celebratory ambiance with family and friends at this child-friendly iftar. The menu promises a classic mix of traditional dishes, but there will also be old favourites to hand, in the form of as much hot and cold mezzeh you can eat, live cooking stations and sharwarmas! Yum!
Dhs110 (adults), Dhs55 (children aged six to 12), under fives go free. From sunset ’til late.
Tel: +971 4 316 9726).
If you’ve never experienced the ambiance and cuisine of the family-friendly Ewaan at The Palace, Old Town, there’s no better time to start than now, as this traditionally styled Arabian restaurant (which also serves international fare) promises to be full of atmosphere at iftar. Expect live cooking stations, lots of traditional dishes and great hospitality.
Dhs195 (adults), Dhs92 (children aged seven to 12), under sevens eat for free. From sunset to 9pm.
Tel: +971 4 428 7806).
Serving up a sumptuous feast at Celsius restaurant, this is definitely a place to take family who might be visiting. The Dubai World Trade Centre venue will be serving up traditional Emirati dishes and will have a large number of live cooking stations as well as light snacks to help you ease out of fast-mode, and into the evening’s fun.
Dhs130 (adults), Dhs65 (children aged seven to 12), under sevens eat for free. From sunset ’til late.
Tel: +971 4 308 0550).
Set against the mesmerising backdrop of Madinat Jumeirah and located within the Conferences & Incentive Centre, Al Majlis offers the ideal venue for unforgettable Ramadan experiences.
An elegantly designed indoor 2,500 square metres air conditioned venue, built specifically to mark the requirements of those breaking the fast, guests can experience a harmonious blend of traditional Arabic hospitality within a contemporary environment.
With a seating capacity of up to 750 guests in its dining and lounge areas, Al Majlis is the perfect place to host professional events of any magnitude.
Iftar served until 8.00 pm
Suhour 9.00 pm until 2.00 am
180 AED per person Iftar buffet – A La Carte Menu Available
Al Muna – 185 AED
Arboretum – 185 AED
Khaymat Al Bahar – 185 AED
Restaurants open from 7pm
Diwan Al Khayal
Situated within the vibrant Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Diwan Al Khayal is an ideal venue to experience the essence of Arabian hospitality during the Holy month of Ramadan.
Fully air conditioned, this two-storey venue has easily accessible prayer rooms and accommodates up to 500 guests, with dedicated Private VIP Majlis areas for up to 100 guests, as well as a Main Dining venue that seats up to 200 guests on the ground floor. Business delegates have the opportunity to book a Corporate VIP area, situated on the first floor, which has 16 tables and the capacity to serve over 190 guests.
Iftar served until 8.15 pm
Children between the age of 3 and 12 years will be eligible to a 50% discount.
Children below the age of 3 years dine for free.
A la carte Suhour from 9.30 pm until 3.00 am.
Latitude – 185AED
Restaurants open from 7pm
Beachcombers, Latitude, Villa Beach, Waterfront, Carnevale, La Parrilla,
Iftar Buffet at 180 AED per person
Inclusive of non-alcoholic drinks
Timing: from sunset to 9:00PM (Iftar)
9:00PM to 2:00AM (Dinner)
Iftar available in the lobby in the following hours
Timing: from sunset to 9:00PM (Iftar)
9:00PM to 4:00AM (Dinner)
Al Bahou Restaurant
Al Bahou is a grand setting at the heart of the hotel, which brings together elements of Islamic architecture and the warmth of Arabic hospitality under one roof, making it the perfect setting for an intimate family Iftar or corporate celebration.
Iftar will be available nightly during Ramadan from 6.30 to 8.30pm.
Iftar rate of AED 150 and for children from ages 7 – 16 years old is AED 75.
For restaurant reservations, kindly contact the Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate restaurant reservations team
Tel: +971 4 444 56 13
email: at AlBahou.IbnBattuta@moevenpick.com
Iftar Buffet is served from sundown to 9.30 pm at AED 95- per person
Tel: +971 4 425 999
Ramadan buffet is for just AED 139* net per person, inclusive of special Ramadan juices and soft drinks. If you are a group of friends, family or perhaps office colleagues above 20; then a 20% discount will be applied.
*All Rates are per person in AED and inclusive of fees and service charge
Media Rotana Dubai-Al Barsha South-TECOM
For Reservation or more information, please call
Tel: +971 4435 0230
For Sohour, Rendezvous Lounge will be offering guests and diners an ideal venue to unwind, relax and take in the magnificent ambiance of Ramadan’s extended, social sundowns whilst enjoying light, tasty dishes from the a la carte menu.
Iftar Buffet | Daily at Pine Grill from sunset to 20:00
AED 135 inclusive of unlimited water, soft beverages, chilled juices, coffee and tea
AED 75 for children aged 6 to 12 years.
Sohour Delights at Rendezvous Lounge
AED 75 per person, indulge in an array of an Arabic menu specialties
For reservations, please call
Tel: +971 4 885 2222