Ramadan in Dubai 2015: 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 2015..
A SUNDOWN FEAST FOR IFTAR
With eight live cooking stations modeled on the eight points of the star anise, along with an extensive international buffet, Anise delivers a sensory all day dining experience to remember.
This Ramadan, join us for an Iftar with family and friends as we deliveeer our usual first class service and excellence, coupled with the finest spread of traditional Arabic fare and live entertainment.
Sunset – 10pm
AED 215 per person, including Ramadan juices, tea, coffee and soft beverages
AED 105 per person for kids aged 6-12 years old
EID CELEBRATIONS AT ANISE
If you enjoy our iftars, you will certainly enjoy the Eid al-Fitr celebrations at Anise. Join us and savour the flavours of our extravagant Eid buffet in a traditional setting with live cooking stations.
First day of Eid: Lunch, 12:30pm – 4pm, AED 215 per person, including softbeverages
Dinner, 7pm – 11:30pm, AED 280 per person, including soft beverages
Second day of Eid: Lunch, 12:30pm – 4pm, AED 280 per person, including soft beverages
Corporate discounts are not applicable
For reservations and enquiries:
Tel: +971 (0)4 701 1127/28
Anise restaurant operating hours: Breakfast – 6:30am to 11am, closed for lunch
delights to share amongst family and friends
Where: The Village Mall, Jumeirah 1
Tel: 04 344 4700 l M: 056 3550891
This Ramadan, visit any of the Dubai Marriott Hotels and select from a variety of iftar experiences set at incredible prices. You could even pre-order take away boxes for when you invite guests or just want to enjoy quality family time in the privacy of your home.
Choose from an array of venues beginning with Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf Dubai which boasts exquisite views of the Dubai skyline or experience traditional spreads at the classic JW Marriott Hotel Dubai. Enjoy quality time with family by the picturesque lake views of the Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community or catch the sunset from the 52nd floor of the Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites showcasing 360 degree sights of Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah. Experience blissful moments from the two iconic towers of the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai or at the newest addition to the family, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection.
ENJOY IFTAR… THE EATALIAN WAY!
To celebrate the breaking of fast this Ramadan, Eataly has created a special set menu.
Tel: +971 4 330 8899
Grand Iftar in the Ballroom – Every day from sunset to 9:00PM
AED195 per person including soft drinks.
AED95 per child aged 6-12; children under the age of six dine for free.
Sohour in Laylati Café (Ramadan tent) – Every day from 8:30 PM to 2:00 AM (Saturday to Wednesday) and from 8:30 PM to 2:30 AM (Thursday and Friday)
À la carte menu ranging from cold and hot mezze to manakish sajCover Charge AED30 per person on weekdays / AED50 per person on weekends
Set menus are available upon request
With function rooms capable of accommodating private groups, guests will find that every requirement is fully catered to and will enjoy the Ramadan marquee for the ideal ending to a perfect Iftar. The hotel’s Events team will be delighted to arrange for an extravagant Iftar buffet. For more information and bookings, please contact please contact events.grandhyattdubai@hyatt.
Combining contemporary style with classic Arabic cuisine, Flavours Restaurant offers a generous and healthy Iftar buffet spread. Get restored from the day of the fast with healthy options from the fresh salad and seafood bar, and mouth-watering traditional Iftar favourites including stuffed lamb with oriental rice, vegetable tagine, hammour harra and many more.
Enjoy all these for AED125/ per person inclusive of Ramadan juices and assorted oriental sweets.
Flavours also offers a complete Suhoor menu for a nourishing start to your fast for only AED 99/ per person. The Suhoor is available via room service to let you relax and reflect within the comforts and privacy of your suites.
Enjoy a ‘Legendary’ Iftar experience during Ramadan this year whilst you indulge in traditional Arabic cuisine and soak up the ambiance at our iconic Legends restaurant. Kick back and unwind while you feast on a selection of delicious hot and cold mezze, rustic soups, delectable main courses and sweet treat selections, all served straight to your table.
AED 165 per person (set menu, selected juices and Arabic coffee)
AED 70 per person for children below 12 years
Iftar menu: Sunset to 8:30pm
A la carte menu available from 8:30pm to 11pm
After the day’s fast, indulge your senses in a sumptuous Iftar buffet at Kenza Restaurant. For only AED135/ per person inclusive of Ramadan juices, feast in a selection of traditional Arabic, Lebanese and Egyptian cuisine, with special Ouzi prepared exclusively for the occasion. Plus, every Thursday, revel in a barbecue-themed Iftar with your favourite Middle Eastern grilled foods for only AED120/ per person. The Iftar buffet is open from sunset until 10:30 in the evening.
For Suhoor, the hotel offers a special set menu with soup, salad, hot mezzeh, main course, breakfast items, desserts and Ramadan juices via room service. The Suhoor promotion is priced at AED120/ person.
Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman and Ramada Beach Hotel Ajman
Mark the end of the day’s fast with a festive Iftar buffet featuring a mix of traditional Middle Eastern and international cuisine at Orchid Restaurant at Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman. You can also opt for your barbecue favourites like tikka and kebab, complemented with a variety of starters, side dishes and desserts at King’s Grill Restaurant at Ramada Beach Hotel Ajman.
The Iftar buffet at Orchid is priced at AED99/ person inclusive of Ramadan juices and soft beverages, while the barbecue-themed Iftar at King’s Grill is priced at AED90/ per person. Both restaurants offer 20% off the final bill during the first ten days of Ramadan.
Reem Al Bawadi offers the daily Iftar buffet with a wide selection of starters, dates, fruits, assorted traditional Ramadan drinks, soups and a wide variety of splendid main course dishes such as lamb, chicken, fish, rice and more. Wind up your meal with a with a selection of mouthwatering sweets and desserts.
INFO: Dhs130 per person for Ramadan buffet, Reem Al Bawadi, Jumeirah, 04 394 7444; Sheikh Zayed Road, 04 330 6663; Dubai Marina Walk, 04 452 2525, Dubai Downtown 044439690 and Ramada Deira 04 2596111.
Iftar Buffet Price: AED 130
Timings: After 6:30pm
Suhoor set menu price: AED 65
Timings: after 12:am
BE BLESSED WITH SOHOUR
Extend your evening at the stunning Skyline Tent offering unrivaled views of the Dubai Creek and skyline. Savor an array of authentic à la carte Arabian dishes prepared by our culinary team and take in the ambiance with the smoothest of Shisha. Live entertainment includes Oud player and Tabla player. 9pm – 2am (weekdays) until 3am on weekends (Thursdays / Fridays).
CELEBRATE EID-AL-FITR OVERLOOKING THE DUBAI SKYLINE
First day of Eid: Dinner, 7pm – 11:30pm, AED 205 per person, including soft beverages.
Second day of Eid: Lunch, 12:30pm – 4pm, AED 205 per person, including soft beverages.
Dinner, 7pm to 11:30pm, AED 205 per person, including soft beverages
For reservations and enquiries:
Tel: +971 (0)4 701 1127/28
Bring your family and friends along to “The Gate” and indulge in a sumptuous Iftar buffet inspired by Ibn Battuta’s travels through India, Italy, Morocco and Asia, accompanied by the soothing sounds of a traditional Oud player.
Our Iftar will be AED 170 per person and we have a special Early Bird rate of only AED130 when booking before the 15th of June!
For bookings and enquiries, please contact restaurant reservations
Tel : +971 4 4445613
During the holy month of Ramadan, experience the essence of Arabian cuisine and traditions at Al Majlis, an authentic Arabian tent at the Grand Ballroom of The Oberoi, Dubai. Al Majlis recreates the ambience and charm of dining in a traditional Arabian setting with live oud and tabla entertainment, henna artist and a lavish spice souk.
The culinary team has put together a selection of gourmet Arabic and International delicacies for the extensive Iftar buffet. Interactive cooking and molecular gastronomy stations for desserts will add an element of culinary theatre to the Iftar experience. The Iftar experience will be offered at AED 220 per person including signatures such a slow cooked tajene, an organic Arabic cheese and vegetable counter, date lollipops and Ramadan beverages such as Qamar-Al-Din, Tamar Hindi and Jallab.
After Iftar guests can relax and unwind in the tranquil surroundings of the enchanting air-cooled Al Majlis courtyard and sample myriad varieties of shisha amidst frangipani trees nestled in a tranquil water body; until 1.30 am. Large television screens will broadcast Arabic television series and there will also be a dedicated children’s play area.
For a touch of exclusivity, private ‘Majlis’ are also available with a dedicated butler when guaranteeing Iftar bookings for 10 guests.
Prior reservations are recommended. Please call: +971 4444 1407 or e-mail: restaurants.dubai@
To honour this special time of year, QD’s will be reinstating an impressive dedicated Ramadan tent which offers the perfect venue to enjoy an authentic Iftar buffet whilst enjoying the stunning views of Dubai Creek and skyline. Sit back and relax in the comfort of an air conditioned marquee whilst savouring a feast of gastronomic delights prepared each day by our team of culinary experts. The sumptuous Iftar buffet offers a selection of hot and cold Arabic mezze, rustic soups, Middle Eastern and International main courses followed by an array of gourmet desserts with selected juices and traditional Arabic sweets and dates.
For Suhoor, QD’s welcomes guests to order from our special a la carte menu from 9pm until 1am and enjoy one of our renowned signature shishas whilst overlooking the stunning waterside views of the famous Dubai Creek.
Reserve your table in advanced at QD’s and receive a special price for groups of 20 guests or more. Terms and conditions apply.
AED 150 per person (buffet, water and selected juices)
AED 65 per child (between 6 to 12 years)
Daily Iftar buffet – Sunset to 9pm
A la carte Suhoor available from 9pm to 1am
Shisha is available throughout the evening
UNWIND AT SUNSET
Break your fast with family and friends this Ramadan in the relaxing atmosphere of Zaytoun and the connecting Skyline Ramadan Tent. Unrivaled views of the Dubai Creek and skyline are complimented by live music from our Oud player and Tabla player, a traditional yet
contemporary ambiance and a generous culinary offering featuring Middle Eastern and International specialties.
Sunset – 9pm
AED 205 per person, including Ramadan juices, tea, coffee and soft beverages excluding Shisha
AED 100 per person for kids aged 6-12 years old
Zaytoun restaurant operating hours: Closed for breakfast, Lunch: 12pm to