Local flavours

Relish homemade delicacies inspired by Middle Eastern and Levantine cuisines like roasted lamb ouzi, shrimp makbous and fish chermoula from the iftar buffet at Manava Restaurant, Sofitel The Palm, Dubai. For the sweet-toothed, there are scrumptious desserts including umm ali and halawet el jeben featured at live stations. You can dine indoors or on the adjacent al fresco terrace. Dh175 per person with a 50 per cent discount for children aged six to 12; free for children below six. From 6.30-10.30pm; call 04 455 5656 or email dining.palmdubai@sofitel.com

Dining by the waters

Treat your family and friends to a delicious and budget-friendly iftar at Revo Café, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort. Choose to end your fast inside the charming café or outside, on the terrace, with stunning vistas across the water to the city. The iftar set menu includes jallab with dates, lentil soup and a sumptuous Arabic mixed grill. Tuck into traditional favourites like lamb chops and kofta, rounding off the celebrations with a delicious umm ali. From sunset to 10.30pm at Dh100 per adult; call 04 567 8304, WhatsApp 056 189 7000 or email restaurants.dubai@anantara.com

Korean delights

K-Pop, K-Drama and now K-Iftar – get sucked into the Korean wave by ending your fast at Namu, the acclaimed Korean fusion restaurant in V Hotel Dubai, Curio Collection by Hilton. Savour the mouth-watering Korean dishes in the menu including their signature dish – bibimbap, which is Korean mixed rice with meat and assorted vegetables. From sunset to 8.30pm at Dh155 per person; call 04 435 5577 or visit curiocollection3.hilton.com

The Emirati touch

Rediscover Emirati culture and cuisines this Ramadan at Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort with their iftar buffet of traditional dishes like ouzi, harees and machboos and sweet delicacies like cardamom-flavoured luqaimat and saffron-rich puddings. The cosy Arabesque setting of the Suhoor Majilis Thamella Hall also has discussions on Emirati heritage by an expert on Thursdays. Dh165 per adult and Dh85 per child and free for children below six. Iftar from sunset to 9pm, and suhour from 7.30pm to 2am; call 09 204 1111 or email fujairah@fairmont.com

Sweet delights

Satisfy your sweet tooth with the decadent range of sweet delicacies like umm ali, kunafa and sticky date pudding at Azur restaurant, Raffles Dubai. Included in their menu is a sumptuous array of iftar favourites such as hot and cold mezzeh, lamb ouzi and Arabic mixed grill. Dh205 per person, Dh95 for children aged six to 12 and free for children under the age of six. From sunset to 10.30pm Call 04 324 8888 or email dining.dubai@raffles.com

A reel catch

Experience a nautical iftar, with freshly caught fish cooked to perfection at The Fish House, Dubai Festival City. You can indulge in platters of mezzeh, salads and calamari as well as salmon fillets and swordfish prepared on a charcoal grill while witnessing Imagine, the immersive light and water show. Dh150 per person or Dh250 for two people including two soft drinks per person. From 6pm to 11pm, call 04 701 1127 or email thefishhouse.dubai@ihg.com

Arabian nights beneath the Arabian moon

With beautiful henna tattoos by their professional henna artist to complement the Ramadan experience, Kris with a View at Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel serves you a spectacular view of the city alongside authentic Arabic delicacies. Dh149 per person and Dh75 per child. From sunset to 11pm, call 04 377 1111.

Fresh from the market

A smooth blend of the old and the new, Market at The Abu Dhabi Edition offers a traditional iftar with a contemporary touch in a chic and modern setting. Featuring live cooking and carving stations, you have your pick of healthy and organic options. From sunset to 9.30pm, Dh180 per person, call 02 208 0000 or email restaurantreservations.auh@editionhotels.com.

Musical night out

You’ll be spoilt for choice as you are serenaded by soulful rhythms of live oud players this Ramadan at Liwan restaurant at Swissotel, Al Ghurair. From lamb ouzi to sushi, the iftar buffet, featuring Arabic, Mediterranean and other international dishes, caters to your every craving. Dh169 per person, kids between six and 12 dine at half price; those five and below eat for free. From sunset to 9pm, call 04 293 3270 or email FoodandBeverage.AlGhurair@swissotel.com