Ramadan 2023: 35 Best Iftar Meals To Try In UAE

by Deeplata Garde

Iftar this Ramadan has evolved to a higher level of elegance. The city, therefore, has plenty to offer everyone. Are you looking for great Middle Eastern food, world-class modern eateries, or informal gathering places? We’ve gathered the top iftars in the UAE for you to try, whether you’re fasting or just want to take part in the celebrations.

35 Best Iftar Meals To Try In UAE

1. India Bistro


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An exclusive set menu is being offered by the contemporary Indian restaurant India Bistro, which is housed in the World Trade Center. From fresh-cut fruit to Rooh Afza, the Iftar menu has it all. Just AED 79 per person will bring you an outstanding Iftar meal. Iftar menu includes zesty Dahi Bhalla for starters, flavorful Zaatar Murgh Tikka, juicy Lamb Seekh Kebab for the grill platter, mouthwatering Butter Chicken, Kheema Mutter, Paneer Khada Masala, and Chicken Biryani for the main course, and delicious Gulab Jamun for dessert. Indian Bread Platter will make up the dinner. The portion amounts for the food are for one person.

Where: Sheikh Saeed Hall, Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Center Area
When: 5 PM – 9 PM
Deal: AED 79 per person for Dine-in

2. Al Meylas

Al Meylas’ typical spread of mezze, such as fattoush and kibbeh, is followed by main dishes including chicken machboos and mixed grills, and the meal is concluded with the restaurant’s famous cheese kunafa.

Where: Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island
When: Daily sunset-8 pm
Deal: Dhs300

3. Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort

This year, the Ramadan Lounge at the Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort will be open, bringing the sights, sounds, and flavours of the Levant to RAK. Traditional mezze, grilled meats, fresh fish, and a variety of sweets are provided along with the cuisine outside. This is an iftar to remember with its bright atmosphere, Lebanese garden-inspired design, and unrestricted views of the Arabian Gulf.

Where: Ras Al Khaimah
When: Sunset-9 pm
Deal: Dh115 per person

4. Dhaba Lane


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A scrumptious 4-course set menu awaits you this Ramadan for Iftar. Break your fast at the most famous Indian restaurant in Dubai, Dhaba Lane with enjoy a magnificent Dawat-E-Iftar Set meal. At AED 65 per person (Vegetarian & Non-Vegetarian), Dhaba Lane is offering a four-course set menu dinner that includes cold beginnings, hot starters, a selection of main courses, and desserts with dum biryani rice and varied bread available during Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Where: Karama, Garhoud and JLT
When: 6 pm to 9 pm
Deal: 4 Course Set Menu Meal at AED 65 per person (Veg & Non-Veg)

5. Sofitel

Nujoom Ramadan, the innovative new poolside Iftar concept at the Sofitel Dubai Downtown, delivers real street food in a venue that resembles some of the most well-known ancient and new souks in the area. Enjoy the flavour of Arabia while surrounded by a beautiful Ramadan ambience, a crescent moon, and sparkling stars.

Where: Dubai Downtown
When: Sunset to Suhoor
Deal: AED 145 per person

Also Read: 8 Iftar Spreads You Need To Try In Dubai

6. Choices and Rangoli

This Ramadan, the Choices and Rangoli restaurants at the Yas Island Rotana will host a buffet of Indian tandoor grills. Take advantage of live shawarma, ouzi, and chaat stations in addition to grills.

Where: Yas Island Rotana, Yas Island
When: Daily sunset onwards
Deal: Dhs179

7. Barbecue Delights


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Delight yourself & family with a spectacular Iftar Buffet to truly embrace this wonderful occasion and have an excellent Iftar experience. This Ramadan, you must experience the Barbecue Delights Iftar & Dinner Buffet, which features over 50 delectable dishes featuring the best of Pakistani, Afghani, and North Indian Cuisines at unbelievable pricing. The menu features a large selection of traditional iftar foods, as well as BBQ grills, rice dishes, curries, and desserts. The Ramadan Iftar Buffet Meal provides 25% off after 8:30 p.m.

Where: JBR, Ibn Battuta Mall, Motor City
When: Sunset – 8.30 pm (Iftar Buffet)
Deal: Iftar Prices Start At AED 69

8. Vida Dubai Marina & Yacht Club: Iftar


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At Vida Dubai Marina & Yacht Club, a distinctive fusion of tradition and innovation appeals to an Iftar that is distinctively unusual. Take advantage of the talented Arab chef’s daily rotating three-course family-style menu. Have a great evening packed with a variety of flavour experiences as you dine in a chic indoor environment or al fresco.

Where: Origins
When: Sunset to 8.30 pm
Deal: AED 185 per person

9. Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

Visitors are welcome to peruse a plentiful buffet that includes enticing appetisers, a variety of main courses, and of course, a wide selection of desserts. This year, CuiScene at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Marco’s Italian, and Mazaj Bab Al Bahr have teamed up to organise an elegant Iftar buffet that culinary head chef Ayoub Makdissi and his amazing staff have developed.

Where: Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi
When: sunset to 9 pm
Deal: Dhs285 per head

10. Punjab Grill


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One of the opulent restaurants in UAE, Punjab Grill is welcoming guests for an amazing Iftar.
With two luxurious encounters, guests will have a variety of delectable Indo-Emirati-inspired dishes to choose from. The set iftar menu includes dishes such as Zaffrani Jhinga with Namkeen Balateet & Coconut Korma, locally sourced fresh Buratta with Fattoush & Masala Falafel, and Khabees with Passionfruit Yolk & Shrikhand.

Where: The Ritz-Carlton Grand Canal, Abu Dhabi/ Anantara Downtown, Dubai
When: Sunset-10 pm
Deal: AED 150 onwards

11. Hakkasan

At AED 328 per person, Hakkasan Abu Dhabi provides a special Iftar meal with masterfully created Cantonese cuisine. With wok-fried prime rib beef, crispy golden prawns, seasonal vegetables, and char sui chicken fried rice, iftar also includes traditional dim sum, roast duck wrap, and soft-shell crab. Soft drinks with fruit blends are an addition. Over the whole month of Ramadan, the menu is accessible.

Where: Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental Abu Dhabi
When:  sunset to 8 pm,
Deal: Dhs328 per person

12. Park Hyatt


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As the holy month draws near so do the Iftar offers in the town. Park Hyatt is excited to invite everybody to our bedouin-style tent for iftar and suhoor. A truly unique experience awaits. Enjoy a Bedouin-style feast with dishes like lamb ouzi, veal harees, and Moroccan tajine, among other local specialities. 20% off of meals is available to members.

Where: Abu Dhabi
When: starting from sunset
Deal: Dhs320

13. Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection

Have a look at the grand iftar lit by stars that is waiting for you this Ramadan. The Habtoor Grand Resort garden offers wonderful Arabian scents and a breathtaking starry sky. It will be encircled by sparkling lights and furnished with Arabic furniture. The restaurant offers a daily buffet with regional specialities, which includes a variety of hot and cold mezze, lamb Ouzi, live cooking stations, desserts, and beverages.

Where: Dubai Marina
When:  Sunset-9 pm
Deal: Dhs190

14. Terra Solis


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While you relish the delicious Iftar buffet that combines the rich and different flavours of regional cuisine, treat your senses to a feast in the tranquil desert setting of Terra Solis. The seabass anticucho, glazed lamb kofta, and a variety of hot and cold mezze are what will reflect on the Iftar menu.

Where: Dubai Heritage Vision
When:  5 pm-midnight
Deal: Dhs245

15. Fendi Majlis


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Ramadan is getting a stylish makeover this year! FENDI hosts their own Ramadan Majlis at Abu Dhabi’s tashas Al Bateen. The Majlis invites the neighbourhood to join with family and friends each evening for Suhoor while being surrounded by the unique FENDI Maison codes.

Where: Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi
When: Starting Sunday, March 26
Deal: Not Disclosed

16. Rosewood Abu Dhabi


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At the Rosewood Abu Dhabi, enjoy Iftar and Suhoor in front of a beautiful city backdrop or under the stars. Each evening from 6 to 9 o’clock, Aqua has created an enticing gastronomy menu for Iftar with a unique flavour that is sure to amaze guests. The à la carte Suhoor meal is served outside on Glo’s lovely terrace with views of the shimmering waters of Al Maryah Island from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m., making for a memorable evening.

Where: Al Maryah Island
When: 6 to 9 pm
Deal: AED 275 Onwards

17. Address Beach Resort

The Restaurant’s expansive iftar buffet, which features both traditional Arabic food and cuisine from around the world, is the ideal setting for breaking your fast. A variety of Ramadan juices, hot and cold mezze, soups, mouthwatering main dishes, and delicious desserts are available to guests.

Where: The Restaurant, Address Beach Resort, Dubai
When: 6 pm to 11.30 pm
Deal: Starting Dhs228

18. Four Seasons Dubai


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Customers at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach have a choice between a family-friendly buffet at Suq, which oozes Arabian culture, and a chic, sophisticated experience at Shai Salon. Suq offers a historically designed venue coupled with an Egyptian three-piece band under the illumination of glittering fairy lights. Visitors can dine in style at Shai Salon for iftar or suhoor. Enjoy a hearty buffet that celebrates regional dishes like chicken mandi, deyay nashef, and saffron rice. The buffet also features a Bachir ice cream station, a baklava station, and a new Emirates section.

Where:  Jumeirah Beach
When: sunset to 10 pm
Deal: Dhs300 Onwards

19. Al Hadheerah


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The Al Hadheerah restaurant at Bab Al Shams offers a genuine dining experience. Feast on traditional Arabic cuisine with your friends and family while being entertained by a tanoura dancer and an oud musician. A magnificent buffet with flavorful meats and desserts to conclude is to be expected under the sky.

Where: Bab Al Shams Desert Resort,
When: Sunset-10 pm
Deal: Dhs299

20. Laylati

Laylati’s majlis is your ideal definition of the Emirati iftar experience. The buffet includes a special Emirati station where guests can taste meat madfoun, chicken mandi, and saffron rice. Turkish ice cream, halva, and baklava. It’s your key to all the sweet cravings. A variety of freshly squeezed juices and coffee will also be available.

Where: Grand Hyatt Dubai
When: Sunset-8.30pm
Deal: Dhs220

21. Enigma

Enjoy an Iftar feast in the family style with Enigma’s authentic Persian cuisine. Enjoy a wonderful set menu that includes dishes like the mouthwatering “Sabzi Khordan,” a fascinating array of fresh herbs and spices with dates and walnuts, handcrafted Persian cheese that is to die for, and roasted Persian bread. Everything is prepared for you to enjoy a lavish iftar gathering with your loved ones.

Where: Palazzo Versace
When: Sunset-8.30pm
Deal: Dhs 250 onwards

22. The Beach, JBR


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At The Beach, JBR, a beachside location by Merex Investment, you may immerse yourself in the spirit of Ramadan and deepen your relationships with family and friends.

This year, exclusive iftar and suhoor discounts are available at The Beach, JBR, starting at just AED 69. The Beach, JBR is the perfect location for people who are fasting to break their fast with delectable food and enjoy the spirit of unity and togetherness during this holy month. It offers a variety of eating options and breathtaking vistas.

Where: The Walk
When: Evening
Deal: AED 69 Onwards

23. Ladurée


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The delicious Iftar set meal prepared by Ladurée, a world of luxury, is elegantly crafted for the traditional Ramadan dining experience and offers the perfect chance to reflect with friends and family. Escape to the opulent Ramadan indulgence and discover a wealth of options to break your fast with a range of delectable starters, scrumptious mains, and a choice of desserts to tempt your taste buds.

Where: Dubai Mall
When: Sunset to 11 pm
Deal: AED 209 per person

24. Dubai World Trade Centre

The spacious Majlis, one of Dubai’s oldest Ramadan locations, has welcomed a diverse range of guests over the years, including VIP guests, corporate delegations, and families wishing to join together for Iftar and Suhour. Small and big groups are welcome to take advantage of a variety of Iftar and Suhour packages, which include an improved international buffet and à la carte menus of foreign cuisine, Middle Eastern favourites, and characteristic Emirati delicacies.

Where: Sheikh Zayed Road
When: 6-8.30 pm
Deal: AED 190 per person

25. Al Khoory Hotels


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Al Khoory Hotels will provide substantial Iftar buffet spreads, set menu items fusing traditional Middle Eastern cuisines with age-old customs, realistic Majlis settings, traditional Fanous (lanterns), and free coffee and dates after Iftar.

Where: Al Barsha
When: Sunset
Deal: AED 39 per person onwards

26. Hafit Foothills Lounge

Relish Iftar at the foothills at Jebel Hafit Desert Park Pura Eco Retreat. Enjoy lamb thread, chicken kabsa, and other dishes while dining beneath the stars at the Al Ain UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy the Ramadan flavours while gazing over stunning mountain scenery. Enjoy the delicious Iftar menu at Foothills for AED 129 under the stars.

Where: Jebel Hafit Desert Park Pura Eco Retreat, Al Ain
When: Sunset-9.30pm
Deal: AED 129

27. Khaimat Skydome

Local, environmentally friendly, and nutritiously superior foods will be served at the great iftar. Their whole dairy product line, including our locally produced cheese, labneh, and yoghurt will be served at Iftar. In addition to some of the best Arabian foods on the buffet, there will be a live Turkish Ice Cream bar and station. Sway to the music live oud player while you relish your meal.

Where: Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
When: Sunset-9 pm.
Deal: Dhs195

28. Sidekicks


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Kids & Cartoon-loving adults are in for a treat here! Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Robin will all be available for meet-and-greets at Sidekicks’ Ramadan iftar. The buffet spread will feature foods like stuffed vine leaves, batata harra, chicken, fish, lamb ouzi, shish tawook, and chicken biryani on the culinary front.

Where: The WB Abu Dhabi
When: sunset-9.30pm
Deal: Dhs175

29. Shangri- la Abu Dhabi

This luxurious hotel line is offering a magical Ramadan experience this year. The grand restaurant, Sofra has arranged a delectable selection of real Middle Eastern and foreign dishes, live cooking stations, and an extensive selection of special Ramadan beverages for Iftar here.

Where: Khor Al Maqta, Qaryat al Beri
When: Sunset to 8 p.m.
Deal: AED 268

30. Swissotel Al Ghurair

This Dubai hotel is welcoming guests with an authentic iftar spread. The traditional “majlis” setup serves dates and Arabic coffee which reminds Bedouin customs. authentic favourites like soups, hot and cold mezze, fresh salads, and a spread of delicious main courses. Indulge in a selection of handcrafted Arabic desserts produced from traditional family recipes towards the end of Iftar.

Where: Dubai
When: sunset until 9 p.m.
Deal: AED 159

31.Centro Al Manhal By Rotana


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A huge iftar buffet will be served for visitors at the Centro Al Manhal By Rotana. The hotel has launched a menu with Arabic flavours that will familiarise you with real Emirati cuisine.

Where: Al Nahyan
When: From Sunset
Deal: AED 79

32. Crowne Plaza Yas Island

Jing Asia is bringing a twist to your Iftar affair.  You can indulge in the famed Asian plates at this stylish restaurant in addition to the traditional Arabic cuisine while sipping on a variety of Ramadan beverages. Group reservations are accepted for groups of up to 120 persons. Bring your friends and family along and get a complimentary iftar for every 12 reservations.

Where: Yas Island
When: From Sunset
Deal: Dhs159

33. Little Lahore


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Everyone’s serving Emirati flavours in UAE for Iftat and Suhoor. If you had enough of this cuisine then try Little Lahore, the Pakistani getaway in Dubai.

Where: Cluster G, Jumeirah Lake
When: Sunset-8.30pm
Deal: Dhs90

34. Beau Rivage Bistro

You may enjoy a spectacular family-style iftar here with views of the Dubai Water Canal, a feast of Arabic foods, and desserts while an oud musician sets the mood.

Where: Business Bay
When: Sunset-8 pm
Deal: Dhs185

35. Assymetri at Radisson Blu Yas Island

Assymetri, a family-friendly all-day dining option at the Radisson Blu has arranged a delectable buffet of traditional Arabic cuisine and beverages with a Ramadan theme. Come relish the authentic Iftar experience at Abu Dhabi Yas Island.

Where: Radisson Blu Yas Island
When: From Sunset
Deal: Dhs159

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