Team FACT has tried Dubai’s top Ramadan offers and these are our recommendations.
Address Dubai Marina
The Constellation Ballroom is the magical setting for the impressive Iftar at Address Dubai Marina. Indulge in creative food and beverage options served in a buffet-style setting, with various Middle Eastern delicacies and delightful desserts. Available daily, from sunset to 9pm. AED 199 per person.
Bab Al Mansour at Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd
Break your fast with a spread of authentic Moroccan dishes at Bab Al Mansour. Highlights include a mixed grill, cold mezze, a variety of fresh salads, cheese platters, and sweet Moroccan pastries for dessert. This family-friendly restaurant is spacious with lavish Middle Eastern interiors, sprawling indoor and outdoor dining along with the bright lights of the Boulevard – Bab Al Mansour is perfect for those seeking a traditional Iftar this Ramadan.
Enigma at Palazzo Versace Dubai
This family-style Iftar celebration celebrates the Persian culinary traditions of Enigma. The set menu begins with a show-stopping Sabzi Khordan, Persian cheese and roasted Persian bread, followed in quick succession by cold and warm starters, main courses and baklava with cotton candy. Available daily, from sunset to 8:30pm. AED 230 per person (inclusive of water and Ramadan juices).
NINIVE at Emirates Towers
Influenced by the cultural and culinary diversity of the Arab region and taking its name from the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, NINIVE is a venue full of life. Where guests can enjoy an Arabian Iftar surrounded by palm trees, foliage and twinkling lights. Dishes on the expansive set menu include Harira soup, smokey eggplant with Tahini, kibbeh, grilled meats and a delightful Umm Ali to finish. AED 250 per person (inclusive of water and Ramadan juices).
LPM Restaurant & Bar at DIFC
In celebration of the Holy Month of Ramadan, LPM Restaurant & Bar offers guests a French-Mediterranean-style Iftar. The Iftar menu includes a welcome drink, soup, dates, and two starters, including the signature burrata with tomatoes and warm prawns with olive oil. Guests are then invited to select one main course from arrabbiata pasta, roast baby chicken and grilled sirloin. The chic and sophisticated Iftar culminates with either date and almond cake, or our recommendation, the chocolate bar with coffee and hazelnut. AED 240 per person.
GO: Call (0)4 439 0505 for reservations and more information.
Taiko at Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk
Taiko Dubai’s Iftar pays homage to the Far East’s cuisine while skillfully and successfully blending the rich flavours and evocative textures of Asia and the Middle East. This masterful approach results in a three-course Iftar menu that includes wasabi flavoured falafel, Wagyu biryani and baby chicken marinated with miso and pomegranate. The culinary journey concludes Umm Ali infused with matcha. Available daily from sunset to 8:30pm. AED 195 per person (three courses including Ramadan juices, water, tea and coffee)
Saba’a Café at Al Seef Heritage Hotel Dubai, Curio Collection by Hilton
For a taste of heritage in the heart of the old city, head to this traditional restaurant serving Emirati-inspired dishes. Designed in an authentic style with shuttered windows to keep out the summer heat, diners can expect a distinctly Middle Eastern experience that includes traditional seating beneath wooden beams and Arabic lanterns. Diners can expect soups, including Moroccan Haria, alongside a live Saj station. Traditional main courses consist of mixed grills, chicken molokhia and steamed rice with pistachio nuts. Desserts present intriguing choices such as Umm Ali, milk chocolate and orange mousse and a camel milk cappuccino crème brulée. Available daily, from sunset. AED 95 per person.
GO: Call (0)4 707 7077 for reservations and more information.
Shanghai ME at DIFC
The Shanghai ME Iftar menu changes weekly, but diners can expect a choice of soup, including miso, sweetcorn, hot and sour or the new prawn wonton soup, created specifically for the month. To follow, a selection of signature dishes will be served, such as roast chicken and black cod, prawn toast, vegetable spring rolls, cucumber and avocado salad, dim sum, rice and broccoli. Chef Shane Macneill has developed a special date cake served with miso caramel and passion fruit ice cream for dessert. Available daily, from sunset to 8:30pm. AED 245 per person.
GO: Call (0)4 564 0505 for reservations and more information.