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
Venue: Barefoot Lounge Ramadan Tent
Description: Custom built luxury Ramadan tent located by the beach
Offer Daily Iftar with International Buffet and Middle Eastern specialties, Ramadan juices and sheesha
Price Buffet Iftar AED 189/- (for children 7-12 years AED 90)
Days Open daily throughout Ramadan
Timing 7pm – 3am
Contact 04 3461111 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Iftar & Suhoor dining offers at the Layali Tent:
Iftar buffet at AED 185 per adult (AED 160 per person for groups of 10 guests or more) from sunset till 9:00 pm.
Suhoor at AED 95 minimum spend per person (excluding shisha), from 10:00 pm to 3:00 am.
Chez Sushi introduces special bento box for the Holy Month
Chez Sushi, Dubai’s fast-casual Japanese restaurant, will host alternative Iftars throughout Ramadan.
From sundown until 1am, the popular restaurant will serve an exclusive bento box, loaded with authentic dishes signature to Chez Sushi.
Japanese katsu curry – fried/grilled chicken or mixed vegetables
Mixed green salad
Date mochi – Japanese ice cream made with dates
The Iftar menu is priced at AED 60 and AED 45 for the chicken and vegetarian options respectively.
Chez Sushi will be open from noon till 1am during Ramadan; dine-in starts at Iftar time. The bento box is also available for take away and delivery. Chez Sushi is located in Wasl Square (Al Wasl Road), Dubai Marina and Bay Square (Business Bay) and has recently opened a new outlet in Arabian Ranches 2. For more information or bookings, please email email@example.com or call 800-78744.
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.
As residents in the UAE prepare to observe the Holy Month of Ramadan, chefs at India Palace have been busy selecting ingredients and fruits, to include in a specially created Iftar buffet, that aids in digestion, prevents acidity, keeps the body hydrated and helps flush out impurities.
Available across seven India Palace outlets throughout the month of Ramadan, the Iftar buffet will be priced at just AED 70 for adults and AED 40 for children.
Restaurant locations that will offer the Iftar buffet include the Deerfields, Mazyad and Dalma outlets
in Abu Dhabi, Garhoud and Ibn Battuta Mall outlets in Dubai along with the Safeer Mall in Sharjah and the restaurant at RAK Mall in Ras Al Khaimah.
During the Holy Month of Ramadan, InterContinental Dubai Marina will offer an exquisite traditional Iftar buffet in Accents Restaurant, with a delicious variety of Arabic and international culinary delights.
Enjoying privileged views of the Dubai Marina from Accents Restaurant which will delight guests with traditional Arabic cuisine favourites, ranging from cold and hot mezze, to heart-warming soups, vegetarian dishes, and grilled meat and seafood at its impressive carving stations. Sweet palates will succumb to a wide range of dessert options including Arabic sweets, dates, Umm Ali, Kunafa, as well as a selection of ice-creams, sorbets, and crepes with multiple fillings and toppings.
Serving from sunset until 9.30pm, the Iftar price per person is AED 155. This includes a traditional buffet, featuring live cooking stations, and sharing platters served to the table along with a choice of fresh juices, mocktails and smoothies. Children under 12 enjoy 50% discount and children under 4 years eat for free.
To enjoy your Ramadan evenings with friends and family, book online at www.icmarinadining.com or call +971 4 446 6669
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
The Mamemo Majlis at Four Seasons Resort Dubai, is a perfect blend of sophistication and tranquility with inspired design and décor elements that touch the senses as guests are met with the class and elegance of the set up. The majlis is an inviting experience that will make it the destination of choice for guests spending time and interacting with family and friends and enjoying the renowned Four Seasons hospitality.
The Mamemo Majlis at Four Seasons Resort Dubai will be open daily from sunset to 3am.
Prices are AED 260 per person (inclusive of taxes) for Iftar and Suhour with a minimum spend AED 190.
Children aged 0-5 dine free and those aged 5-12 years are entitled to 50% off the bill.
For reservations please contact +971 4 270 7777.
Established in 2015, Per Te is an Italian ristorante and café serving a diverse menu of Italian food, from across the country.
Per Te has an extensive menu including original wood-fired pizzas, antipasti, flavoursome pasta dishes, Italian coffees and indulgent desserts – all prepared using ingredients imported from Italy or carefully sourced from the local market.
Per Te is located in Villa no. 54, Street 12C, Behind Jumeirah Plaza, Jumeirah 1.
The restaurant is open daily from 12pm to 11.30pm on weekdays and from 12pm to late on weekends.
For more information or reservations, please call 04 344 6455 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
During Ramadan, Per Te will be open from Iftar until 2am.
Celebrate the Magic of Ramadan with TIME Oak Hotel and Suites. Enjoy the time of togetherness, sharing and giving this Ramadan with your colleagues, family and friends. Book your table now to enjoy the memorable evenings at TIME Oak Hotel and Suites. Petals Restaurant/ Petals Terrace.
Iftar buffet at AED 150 per adult
Suhoor at AED 80
TIME Oak Hotel & Suites, Tecom, Al Barsha
For bookings and inquiries, please call +97144377888 or email email@example.com
This Holy Ramadan, diners visiting PizzaExpress Ibn Battuta are in for a culinary treat. Guests can indulge in Iftar with an Italian twist featuring everyone’s favourite PizzaExpress dishes. From sundown until 9.30pm, PizzaExpress Ibn Battuta will be serving an Iftar buffet with a difference for AED 69 per person.
Guests at PizzaExpress Ibn Battuta are invited to enjoy a specially crafted buffet menu using a combination of dishes from Italy and the Middle East:
Ramadan Honey Date Dough Balls
Ramadan juices such as Laban Up and Kamaruddin juice
Make-your-own salad bar with mix capsicums, olives, roasted chicken, turkey ham and more
Traditional Arabic appetizers such as hommos and tabouleh
PizzaExpress salads such as the salad nicoise, Leggera Superfood Salad
A variety of Italian soups from broccoli soup to Italian bean soup
Italian inspired mains such as beef lasagne and cannelloni Spinach and Ricotta
PizzaExpress pizzas from Sloppy Giuseppe to La Reine
Traditional and Italian desserts from umm ali to risotto dolce
Iftar foods as well as PizzaExpress favourites. Breaking fast is a holy time and we are happy to offer our guests Ramadan Honey Date Dough Balls – a special that we will only be serving throughout the Holy Month.
Located in the China Court in Ibn Battuta, PizzaExpress will be open from sundown until 11.30pm during Ramadan.
For more information or reservations please call 04 3685134
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
Ramadan is nearing and nowhere are Iftar spreads more spectacular than in Dubai. If you’re visiting the UAE capital this season, you should make it a point to celebrate at Rosa Mexicano. It’s one of the hottest spots when it comes to offering delicious Iftar displays and providing a warm and cheerful backdrop, creating a magical experience for each guest.
This year, its savoury choices of Ramadan delicacies and refreshing beverages will take your taste buds on a flavourful journey.
RAMADAN SPECIALS “IFTAR MENU” 2015 AED 89
The Dubai Mall, Dubai, UAE Tel: +971.4.388.2505
Iftar Buffet at Sufra
Sufra, the hotel’s destination restaurant will host a daily Iftar buffet, serving up a mouthwatering Ramadan feast, with a range of cuisine from the Levant and Mediterranean regions. The stylish outlet boasts floor to ceiling windows overlooking Creek Park, providing a relaxed urban garden setting to celebrate with family and friends. Sufra is committed to delivering the freshest of ingredients providing a culinary journey though the Levant region. Signatures dishes will include Kousa Bil Laban, Roasted Baby Chicken with Freekeh and Seared Seabass with Sayadiah Rice.
The feast is priced at AED160 per person and will commence from sunset to 9pm daily during Ramadan.
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
Daily : Iftar Buffet
An extensive Oriental & Continental Buffet with a live cooking station
Time: Sunset to 10pm
Price: AED 109/- per person with special Ramadan beverages
AED 99/- per person for groups of 10 and above
Sohour set menu
Sohour Oriental set menu
Time 12 midnight to 4am
Price: AED 75/- per person
Phone No. +971 4 323 4333
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