Iftar and Suhoor! – Ramadan 2017…

Ramadan Mubarak!

It is that time of the year where Iftar and Suhoor offers are popping up left, right and centre! With a growing number of choices to dine at in the coming month, here are a few of my favourite picks, with a range of cuisines and budgets, that you may like to try out! I hope to be adding to the list as I try out more places of interest, so be sure to check back on this list as the month rolls on.

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Yansoon Restaurant – RAK

Address Dubai Marina- Ramadan Sawa at Constellation Ballroom

Mark the special season with nothing but the best of traditional hospitality that celebrates our rich Arabian heritage with a touch of modern style. Enjoy the stylishly elegant setting of our contemporary Constellation Ballroom, seating up to 420 guests, on the 4 th floor.

Traditional in theme and lavish in diversity, our grand Iftar buffet features an extensive selection of Arabic and International favourites, live stations, a variety of authentic sweets and desserts, and the refreshingly tasty Ramadan juices. As a special treat, our chefs will also present authentic Emirati dishes such as Lafayef khoboz falazi, Robyan mashwi, Tekat deyay and a range of traditional Emirati desserts such as Leqaimat, which will rekindle the memories of childhood. A live oud player will add to the authenticity.

Time: Sunset to 9 pm, daily

Price: Iftar buffet – AED 220 per person * Special group rate applies
Contact: 04 436 7777 / Meet.dubaimarina@theaddress.com
Al Ghurair Rotana – Liwan Restaurant
Discover the true spirit of Ramadan at Al Ghurair Rayhaan by Rotana. Make it special with a sumptuous international and Ramadan specialty buffet at Liwan Restaurant, with live Arabic entertainment.
Dates: Daily, throughout the month of Ramadan
Times:  Iftar Timings 7 – 9pm | Suhoor Timings 2:00 am – 4:00 am
Price: Iftar ~ AED 139 pp / AED 179 pp including Grill Platter and Mocktails etc. | Suhoor ~ AED 69 pp
Location: Diera, Dubai
Contact: https://www.rotanatimes.com/alghurairrayhaanbyrotana/offers/17881

Al Nafoorah offers a truly authentic taste of Lebanon and generous helpings of Lebanese hospitality this Ramadan. Serving both Iftar and Suhoor, families and friends are invited to enjoy a delicious selection of Arabic cuisine on the buffet whilst enjoying unique views from the restaurants terrace.
  • Iftar buffet
  • Suhoor can be ordered from the a la carte menu from 9.30pm – 12.30am
Dates: Daily, throughout the month of Ramadan
Times: Restaurant Timings – 6 -11.30pm | Iftar Timings 7 – 9pm | Suhoor Timings 9.30pm – 12.30am
Price: AED 195pp
Location: Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Contact: +971 4 432 3232

ARMANI Social interaction and personal reflection symbolise the Ramadan season, and this year Armani Hotel Dubai presents an appetising collection of cross-cultural dining experiences. Break your fast with a choice of four-course menus at Armani/Amal, where traditional mezze are followed by a selection of spiced signature dishes; at Armani/Deli, where sharing the best that Europe has to offer defines the seasonal ambience; at Armani/Ristorante, for a quintessentially Italian dinner or at Armani/Mediterraneo, with a lavish Iftar buffet. Alternatively, relax in the contemporary setting of Armani/Ballroom, with daily changing Iftar menus and live entertainment.

Date: Throughout the Ramadan season

Time: Sunset onwards
Price: Armani/Amal & Armani/Deli Iftar – AED 250 per person
Armani/Ristorante Iftar – AED 290 per person
Armani/Ballroom and Armani/Mediterraneo Iftar – AED 235 per person
Children aged 4 and below – Free
Children aged 5 to 11 years – Enjoy 50% discount
Contact:  +97148883666 / restaurant.reservations@armanihotels.com

Barbeque Delight prides itself in offering one of the most popular Indo-Pak Iftar and dinner buffets in Dubai.  This Ramadan, they are proud to invite you or a member of your team for a review at one of the branches.

The Iftar menu includes traditional Iftar items like pakoras, samosas, dahi baras, cholay, fresh fruits, dates, etc. In addition, there is an elaborate dinner spread including grilled barbecue items, traditional curries, a variety of rice dishes and a selection of desserts. The restaurant is also offering traditional drinks like Rooh Afza, lassi, mint lemonade, juices in addition to tea, coffee etc as part of our Iftar buffet. The elaborate spread includes more than 60 dishes, and those who have already been there know the variety of the dishes available.

Price: Starting from AED 50

Ramadan Early Bird Promotion: *For the first 5 weekdays of Ramadan

10% discount on reservations for groups of 10 and above
20% discount on reservations for groups of 20  and above
Bombay Bungalow

“A homegrown brand created to fulfill the craving for good quality Modern Indian food. Our influence was taken from the traditional Indian recipes and developed into a unique and contemporary menu; a twist to the classics. Our intention was to upgrade the dishes and make the cuisine more approachable and inviting to the melting pot that are the residents and tourists of the UAE.” Read my restaurant review of Bombay Bungalow here.

Dates: Daily, throughout the month of Ramadan
Times:  Iftar Timings 7 pm onwards
Price: Iftar ~ Set Menu for a 3 course meal AED 110 pp
Location: The Beach, JBR , Dubai
Contact:  +971 (4) 427 0758
Carluccio’s
Celebrate the holy month of Ramadan with Carluccios and enjoy Iftar with an Italian twist. Enjoy complimentary dates on arrival and a set menu starting from AED 99 which is available at nine UAE Carluccios outlets.
Two courses- AED 99
Three courses- AED 119
Dates: Daily, throughout the month of Ramadan
Times: Take away and delivery from 11am from all outlets (apart from Yas Mall). Dine in after 7pm at all outlets.
Location: Dubai Mall, Deira City Centre, Arabian Ranches, Marina Mall, IBN Battuta Mall, Eastern Mangroves, Galleria, Dubai Airport, Yas Mall
Contact: http://www.carluccios.com/restaurants/united-arab-emirates
Delifrance, the world’s leading French bakery-café-restaurant chain and the cities go-to French Boulangerie and Bistro, offers two perfect locations for families to enjoy a delicious array of traditional French dishes and Arabic favourites this Ramadan. Delifrance offers customers a stunning bakery counter, superb French coffee and an a la carte menu filled with a variety of French fare.
Customers are invited to enjoy the Parisian flare of the restaurant, whilst they relax with family throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan.
  • A la carte menu available in Dubai Mall
  • Special Iftar set menu available in Ibn Battuta Mall
Dates: Daily, throughout the month of Ramadan
Times: Sunset –9pm
Price: AED 85 for 2 courses | AED 95 for 3 courses
Location: Ibn Battuta Mall
Contact: +971 4 4427478
Mint Leaf of London– Indian Iftar

Mint Leaf Dubai is the perfect place to spend time this summer, for a world- class dining experience and a sumptuous Iftar with family and friends. The sophisticated affair is reflected in stunning views of the Burj Khalifa through floor-to-ceiling windows, providing an escape from the summer heat without cooling the effects of the panoramic scenery.

Dates: Daily during Ramadan
Times: 12pm–late (Iftar available from Sunset–7.30pm)
Price: AED 145+
Location: 15th Floor South Tower, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC
Contact: +9714 706 0900 /reservations@mintleafdubai.com/www.mintleaf.ae
Reform Social & Grill Dubai will be serving up it’s new menu just in time for Ramadan. Break fast with a series of British favourites and comforting classics. The menu includes some of Britain’s most celebrated dishes and promises to take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane. For the best way to break fast, there’s the new Family Feasts offer which will run Saturday – Thursday, from 4PM to 7PM. Families can choose a main for the table along with three sides for AED 295 for a family of four. The little ones even get to show their creativity with a trip to the ice cream parlour included.
Dates: Daily
Time: 4 – 7pm
Price: 295AED
Location: Reform Social & Grill Dubai, The Lakes
Contact: reservation@reformsocialgrill.ae
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina welcomes the Holy Month of Ramadan with three delightful Iftar offerings. Located in the heart of the marina, The Westin Dubai offers a relaxed setting for families to break their fast with loved ones, in Blue Orange and the Grand Serdaal Ballroom – which is available for private events.
Dates: Daily, throughout the month of Ramadan
Time: Sunset onwards
Price: AED 180 per person | Kids below 12 AED 90
Location: Blue Orange Terrace
Contact: +971 04 511 7373
Dates: 26th May, 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd June
Time: Sunset onwards
Price: AED 180 per person | Kids below 12 AED 90
Location: Blue Orange, Spice Emporium and Hunters Room & Grill
Contact: +971 04 511 7373
Dates: Daily Throughout the month the Ramadan
Time: Sunset onwards
Price: Private Iftar packages from AED 140
Location: Serdaal Ballroom
Contact:+971 04 511 7373
Tub of Butter
This Ramadan, Tub of Butter will be running month long activities to celebrate the holy month. Guests can pick up platters from the catering menu and claim them as their own as they host friends and family over a feast of goodness.
Break your fast with a three-course set menu, sampling an array of dishes such as Curried Cauliflower Soup, Roasted Figs, Spiced Fish with Saffron Infused Rice, and Date Truffles with Fresh Fruit in Rosewater.
For Suhoor, you can opt for an individual or family box delivered straight to your doorstep, consisting of scrumptious oriental morsels delivered in a beautiful package until the wee hours of the night.
Commemorate the season of giving by customising a gift hamper for your family and friends, choose from over 350 artisanal products in store, including dried pastas, Himalayan salt plates, chocolate with edible flowers, to more remarkably rare items such as gold truffle honey and a 100-year-old balsamic vinegar.
Finally, bring your old clothes and goods for charity. Tub of Butter will be collecting donations all throughout the month for charities and blue collar workers.
Dates: Daily, throughout the month of Ramadan
Times: Iftar: sunset – 9pm
Price: AED 120 per person
Location: Al Thanya Street, Sheikh Zayed Road (next to the Metropolitan Hotel)
Contact: Reserve@tubofbutter.com/+971 4 343 8884
Yansoon Restaurant
Bringing authentic Eastern Mediterranean spirit to UAE’s restaurant scene, Yansoon is an exciting landmark on the region’s culinary map. Choose from a range of signature dishes that utilize the unique flavors from The Levant; hot and cold mezza; manakish and saj; fresh meat dishes cooked on the charcoal grill and other traditional and modern gastronomic delights.
  • Iftar buffet (Dine for Iftar and receive a complimentary Yansoon Gift Voucher of 20% off suhoor!)
  • Suhoor can be ordered from the a la carte menu from 22:00 onwards
Dates: Daily, throughout the month of Ramadan
Times: Sunset onwards | Suhoor Timings 22:00 onwards
Price: AED 85pp (Kids under 5 eat free!)
Location: Al Quawasim Croniche Rd, Ras Al Khaimah
Contact: +971 7 2264030
Do you have any recommendations of places to try out this Ramadan for Iftar or Suhoor? Feel free to add your suggestions in the comments section below! 

6 Comments

  • Tarana Khan May 25, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Thanks for sharing this list!

    Reply
  • diorellajoy May 29, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Thank you for sharing the Iftar options available this year. Me and my husband are always looking forward to try out the local feast during this season. Ramadan Kareem <3

    Reply
    • Zeyna S. June 21, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      You’re welcome! Hope you are having a lovely Ramadan! 🙂

      Reply
  • Latika Chawla June 4, 2017 at 1:40 am

    Very useful info! Thanks for making life easy

    Reply
    • Zeyna S. June 21, 2017 at 2:32 pm

      You’re very welcome Latika! 🙂

      Reply

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