Who’s serving Dubai’s best iftars this year
We’ve hand picked some of Dubai’s best iftars to make planning your dinners during the month of Ramadan an easy job. From contemporary Arabic pop ups to classic iftar tents through to traditional hotel feasts, we’ve given you Dubai’s best iftars.
Be lucky this Ramadan and enter our competition to try and win an iftar for 2. We have 4 to giveaway!
A contemporary iftar pop up restaurant
The secret location of this iftar pop up restaurant is a real hidden gem in the true sense of the word. It’s in a warehouse in Al Quoz that’s been taken over for the month of Ramadan. Expect fairy lit paths and secret red doors that open up into a gorgeously contemporary dining experience, no buffets here. Just excellent quality Australian food in sharing portions brought to your table.
Book your spot now. Expect a set menu with a big focus on fresh, vegetarian produce that includes chargrilled asparagus, whole roasted purple and orange baby carrots with spicy shanklesh cheese and lime hummus topped with crushed pistachios. The signature lamb with rice was melt in the mouth and slow cooked for hours, no messy bits either.
Ramadan Nights by Dish Catering has thought of everything, including light, refreshing soft drinks, raspberry inspired desserts and a tea or coffee to finish. Book your spot now for a deliciously different iftar costing AED 195 per person. Iftar will be served from sunset to about 9.30, there will be no suhour meal offered here.
A creekside classic tented iftar
QD’s at Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht club are serving a sumptuous iftar with stunning views of Dubai’s skyline as your backdrop. Experience the family atmosphere of Ramadan in a fully air conditioned tent complete with board games and music.
Expect to feast on hot and cold Arabic mezze, rustic soups, middle eastern and international main courses, desserts and traditional Arabic sweets with a variety of dates. With dishes like marinated shish taouk, hammour saidia, pizzas and pastas through to the popular live ouzi station and specially crafted mocktails such as Spice of Persia, made with fresh grapes, tamarind, cumin and sugar syrup,
I think there will be something for everyone here. Priced at AED 160 per person from sunset to 9pm. For bookings, please contact Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club on +971 4 205 4500 or email [email protected]
Image courtesty of QD’s at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
A get away from it all atmospheric iftar
I experienced the iftar offering at the Desert Palm last Ramadan and loved the atmosphere and stillness of the place. Look at the stars and the moon over the polo fields and feel the real essence of what Ramadan is about. No tall buildings in sight here, get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and feel the peace.
The iftar meal focuses on a mixture of freshly prepared mezzes, both hot and cold, an array of salads and a range of hot main courses, all brought fresh to your table. The desserts are both modern and classic.
Image courtesy of Desert Palm Resort and Spa
Note that this year iftar will be served at the Epicure restaurant as Rare, their more formal dining area is undergoing a refurbishment and we’ll be bringing you up to date when it opens after the summer. The iftar this year costs a very reasonable AED 150.
Did I hear someone say the Desert Palm’s too far? Why not take advantage of their gorgeous offer and spend a night for just 50% of the normal price. Details of their Ramadan deals are here: Media Release – Desert Palm PER AQUUM Ramadan 2016.
We had an afternoon tea at Desert Palm and loved that too.
Image courtesy of Desert Palm Resort and Spa
A traditional grand feast of an iftar
I’m talking about the Grand Iftar that’s been held for years at the Al Ameera ballroom at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Dubai. Arabic chefs from all over the GCC come in specially for the Grand Iftar and prepare traditional delicacies and foods famous from the region.
Expect an ouzi station, grand buffets with all kinds of salads, mezzes, and soups and then flaming grills with succulent, spiced meats served with fragrant rice dishes. The dessert counter won’t disappoint either. Soak up the lavish atmosphere of the Grand Iftar. AED 195 per adult.
Want to win one of Dubai’s best iftars for 2 – Ramadan is the time for giving
This Ramadan we have 4 special iftars for 2 people each to give away. ALL of our handpicked iftars above have offered us an iftar for 2 people and we’d love for you to experience them for free.
This competition is now closed 9th June 2016. Thanks to all those who entered.
Congratulations to Salina, Narelle, Shalini and Sabha. Winning emails on their way to now 9th June 2016.
ENTER THE COMPETITION NOW in 3 Steps
DoinDubai will randomly choose 4 SUBSCRIBERS to win a complementary Iftar for two at one of the above restaurants
1 ) Type your answer to this question into the comment box at the end of the post.
Name one traditional food connected to breaking the Ramadan fast and the iftar meal.
2 ) PRESS the Click to WIN button. Pressing the pink button below WILL SUBSCRIBE you to future DoinDubai Newsletters at the same time.
DoinDubai SUBSCRIBERS who are already registered STILL have to go through the process to enter the competition. Don’t worry you will not have multiple subscriptions, it just helps us to have all the entries for this competition in one file.
3) Once you click on the ‘WIN’ button below, please complete your entry by opening the confirmation email to confirm your subscription has been added to the WIN a complementary Iftar for two list.
We’ll pick 4 winners on June 8th, so you still have almost a month to have your iftars.
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Thanks Monica. Ramadan Kareem to all.
PS If you’re in Dubai for the first time this Ramadan, then please read this informative post telling you What to Expect during Ramadan in Dubai
(from Ramadan 2015)