Uzbek treats

OSH, La Mer’s contemporary Uzbek restaurant has created a special iftar menu this year. The selection is made up of traditional Ramadan dishes made with OSH’s Uzbek seasonings, authentic ingredients, and distinct cooking methods. For Dh149 per person, the menu includes dates and a choice of lentil soup or Mastawa. These will be followed by a choice of three cold starters. A main course can be chosen from the selection of either a chicken cutlet, a vegetarian OSH or lamb kofta with a side dish of either French fries, Achichuk salad or Tandoori bread. For dessert, choose between a fruit platter and Baklava. For more details, oshdubai.com.

Ending on a high note

High Note, Pool and Sky Lounge located at Aloft Mina boasts enchanting Dubai Downtown skyline views. This Ramadan, High Note is offering a flat 50% discount on all food dishes on the menu. Soothing live music to play all along.  Some of the dishes on the menu include Chicken Tikka, Tandoori Platter, Samosa Chaat, Mezze cold and hot platter, sandwiches, Biryani and more. High Note also has a kids menu which includes nuggets, fires, Mac & cheese and Chicken bites. For more details, visit their Instagram page @highnotedxb.

Market wonders

This year, Market at Edition is presenting a traditional Iftar menu with a contemporary touch. Expect distinctive dishes created by Michelin-starred Chef Tom Aikens and avant-garde local Chef Mohamad Orfali. The menu includes Tom’s Signature mezzeh (muhammara, marinated chickpeas and pumpkin hummus), slow roasted lamb shoulder and rose water infused dessert. For more details, visit editionhotels.com.

Sevilla getaway

If you wish to celebrate Eid Al Fitr in effortless style, then head straight to the elegant Sevilla restaurant at the Al Raha Beach Hotel. The restaurant offers stunning views and an pretty outdoor terrace making it the perfect destination for some family time. Start off your culinary journey with salads and appetizers featuring Quinoa Salad and Harira Soup. For main course, indulge your carnivore side with Lamb Ouzi and Lamb Harrisa. End on a sweet note with a wide selection of dessert options like Cheese Kunafa and Um Ali. Dh230 per person with soft beverages. Kids aged twelve years eat at 50 percent. The buffet will be available on the second day of Eid from 1pm to 4pm. For details, visit danathotels.com.

Majlis blessings

Situated in the heart of Dubai’s central business district, the Ramadan Majlis at Dubai World Trade Centre returns with dedicated Iftar and Suhour packages. Serving fine traditional Arabian cuisine, it promises guests an authentic, unforgettable Ramadan experience. Iftar buffet runs daily from 6pm to 8pm in Sheikh Saeed Halls and costs Dh165 per person and Dh85 for children aged 5-12. Table reservations should be made online. Walk-ins are subject to availability. The Suhour a la carte menu features more than 70 dishes from 9pm to 3am and until 4am Friday and Saturday. Minimum spend is Dh100 pp.

More choices for iftar and suhoor this Ramadan

It’s time to sizzle

Yoko Sizzlers is offering Ramadan special Iftar Sizzling Meals, starting at Dh85. The set Iftar menu offers a wholesome meal perfect for ending the fast. The set menu includes a sizzler of your choice, a beverage, fruits, dates, a soup, a soft drink and a dessert. The sizzlers are wholesome dishes served on one plate sizzled with in-house sauces. Enjoy Sizzling Chicken Combo Dh95, Beef Combo Dh105, Mutton Combo Dh110 or Fish Combo Dh110. There’s also a Sizzling Prawns Combo Dh120 and a flavourful Sizzling Veg Combo Dh85. For more details, visit yokosizzlers.com.

The palace awaits

The award-winning authentic Indian restaurant, India Palace is serving a Royal Indian Buffet for Iftar. Priced at Dh80, the Iftar buffet offers 8-10 varieties of salad, five types of starters, six types of main course dishes, two rice dishes, desserts, fruit salad, and a choice of beverages. Some of the menu highlights include: Samosa, Daal Chawal Balls, Chicken Kukurre, Nawabi Salad, Shahi Seekh Kebab, Biryani and more. For more details, visit indiapalace.ae.

Desert celebrations

Bab Al Shams resort is offering an exquisite dining experience at Al Hadheerah, an iconic desert restaurant located in the heart of the Arabian desert, or a private dinner with family and friends in the middle of the majestic sand dunes. End your fast and tuck into a feast like the royals at the popular Al Hadheerah restaurant at Bab Al Shams Resort. Featuring an extensive dinner with 10 live cooking stations serving Arabic cuisine, seafood, poultry, and vegetarian dishes, Al Hadheerah also serves the signature dish ‘Lamb Ouzi’ that is cooked underground for 8 to 10 hours. The vast menu includes many flavourful options such as seafood station, manakish corner, Arabic mixed grill, etc to choose from. Prices start at Dh299 per person. The resort is also offering a one-of-a-kind, private dining experience. Amidst the falcon dunes in the Arabian desert with a lavish spread under the skies creates the perfect ambiance for Ramadan gatherings. Price star at Dh500. For more details, visit babalshams.com.

Operation: Falafel

From homemade dishes prepared by expert chefs to authentic Arab street food experience, popular Levantine restaurant Awani and Operation: Falafel have offers throughout the month. With a set menu at Awani and combo meal offer on delivery, there is something for everybody to enjoy! The meticulously crafted set menu is priced at Dh165 per person. Balancing old-street flavors with Twenty-First Century trends, thre’s a delicious integration of fresh ingredients and traditional recipes. For more details visit awani.ae or operationfalafel.com.

Dine on the QE2

A grand Ramadan celebration awaits you and your loved ones on board the iconic Queen Elizabeth 2. Immerse in the true spirit of the Holy Month with Iftar Al Malika and spend memorable moments with your family and friends. Experience a delightful fare of Arabic and International delicacies, live cooking stations, refreshing Ramadan juices and desserts surrounded by peace and serenity. The Iftar buffet is for Dh175 per person. Children under six years dine free while those between six and twelve years enjoy 50% discount. For more details, visit qe2.com.

Break at the Bay

Gulf Court Hotel Business Bay welcomeS guests with Middle Eastern, Pan Asian dishes, live entertainment with an oud player at Café Délices, an exquisite casual dining restaurant, facing the Dubai Water Canal on Al Abraj Street, Business Bay. The cosy restaurant is perfect for visitors seeking an excellent location to unwind over delectable cuisine specially curated for Ramadan. The Ramadan Iftar at Café Delices is offered at Dh125 per person while the Iftar with flavours menu is offered at Dh175. Special rates for corporates and large families. Lip-smacking dishes include lamb ouzi and Turkish adana kebab and more. For more details gulfcourthotelbusinessbay.com.

Sidekicks

The WB Abu Dhabi, Curio Collection by Hilton, the world’s first Warner Bros-themed hotel, will be celebrating its first Ramadan with a delicious Iftar offering for guests at the vibrant Sidekicks restaurant. The buffet spread will include a melange of authentic Levantine and modern cuisine. Diners can gather with their loved ones and enjoy familiar, favourite dishes such as hot and cold mezze, lamb harees, chicken maqluba, vine leaves with lamb chops, chicken biryani, vegetable salona, and batata harra. Guests can also relish lamb ouzi with Emirati rice, Arabic mixed grills, lamb kofta and shish tawook from the live cooking stations. Traditional Ramadan drinks will also be available. The extensive dessert spread includes kunafa rolls, walnut katayef, Umm Ali, Baklava, strawberry panna cotta and pistachio crème brulee among others. The Iftar experience is complete with meet-and-greets with renowned WB characters including Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Robin. Prices start at Dh165 per person. For more details, visit hilton.com.

Ramadan at Ramada

End your fast with your loved ones at Kenza Restaurant at Ramada by Wyndham Downtown Dubai. Kenza’s iftar spread will feature a medley of Middle Eastern cuisine like lamb ouzi and Arabic mixed grill, alongside different international dishes. There will also be a delicious selection of mezze and salads, vegetarian dishes, live cooking stations, Arabic sweets and French pastries, plus unlimited Ramadan beverages and Arabic coffee. The iftar is priced at Dh199 per person and is available from sunset until 10 pm. For more details, visit wyndhamhotels.com.

Bait al Nakhla

Bait Al Nakhla at The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel has a special iftar spread featuring staple Ramadan dishes such as lamb ouzi, mashawi grills, traditional mezze, shawarma, freshly-baked breads, Arabic desserts, and more. There will be assorted Ramadan juices to choose from including tamar hindi, jalab, and kamardine. Bait Al Nakhla embodies the charm and magic of old Arabia with its warm-coloured interior, which features Middle Eastern lamps and carpets, and a captivating display of traditional spices. Priced at Dh199 pp. For details, visit theretreatpalmdubai.com.

Olea & Aspen Chalets at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

Olea, at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, serves up delicious Levantine culinary treasures for Iftar this Ramadan. Complete with live cooking stations and succulent grills, the Iftar will be accompanied by the soothing sounds of the Oud player. From Dh250pp.

Another option is to escape to one of the idyllic Aspen Chalets, fabulously positioned overlooking Ski Dubai. Guests can enjoy the luxury of a private chef, who will profile an array of Middle Eastern flavours through an irresistible spread of Arabian delicacies. From traditional drinks, oriental lentil soup and hot and cold mezze for starters to Chicken Magluba, Chicken Mosakhan Rolls and assorted mix grill to Katayef with cheese, soft cheese Kunafa, there's plenty to tuck in to. Price: Dh800pp (minimum booking of 8 persons required for this package). For reservations, 04 341 0000 or email dining.moe@kempinski.com.

Intercontinental Feast

Head over to Nama Global Dining at Intercontinental Fujairah for a splendid Ramadan surprise. Enjoy the lavish iftar spread with exciting starters and mouthwatering main courses.

Family of 4 and over can enjoy 1 complimentary; a family of six and over can enjoy two complimentary; and a family of 8 and over can enjoy 3 complimentary.
Packages start at Dh160pp. For more information, visit ihg.com.

Festivities at Festival City

InterContinental Hotels at Dubai Festival City is featuring a series of delightful experiences throughout Ramadan. Iftar and Suhoor offerings are being specially curated by world-class chefs in four distinct venues. InterContinental Dubai Festival City’s lavish Iftar at Anise, will feature the finest selection of authentic Arabian delicacies from Levantine and North Africa as well as international favourites with weekly culinary highlights. Eight interactive live cooking stations are offering Thai, Indian, Japanese, Levantine, and Arabic cuisine cooked à la minute with locally sourced ingredients putting high emphasis on organic produce. Guests can also enjoy Ouzi, a braised whole lamb, authentic Saj bread by ‘Mama Jamal’ which goes back to 48 years of experience with bread making based on inherited traditional methods, the famous homemade Arabic pastries by Chef Chadi Abou Fakher, and Arabic flavoured ice cream to name just a few. Packages start at Dh125. For more details, visit ihg.com.

Tantalizing Taj

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai, commemorates the season of togetherness with an Iftar buffet at Palm Kitchen and a tantalizing Suhoor at Raia. For Iftar, the Palm Kitchen offers guests an array of Middle Eastern specialities and beverages, including traditional hot and cold mezze, pickles and cheeses, kebabs, and a variety of Arabic and international mains, followed by sweets and desserts. The three-course set menu at Raia Rooftop Lounge features favourite Arabic dishes, a selection of drinks, desserts, and fresh fruits. Raia offers a vibrant Arabesque atmosphere – an ideal setting for an elegant suhoor with loved ones. Price: from Dh150 pp. For more details, visit tajhotels.com.

Wakame woos

Enjoy Iftar with family and friends, and discover a menu created especially for Ramadan at Wakame, Sofitel Dubai Downtown. A unique selection of kushiyaki dishes including favourites like ribeye and zuke lamb, all infused with traditional Asian flavours, await guests. You can also order a Ramadan Dessert Box- decadent mini desserts, with a selection of 43 muffins, cookies and confectionary, all arranged in a box and ready to serve to your guests during iftar or suhour. Call 04 2246663 or email: reservations@wakame.ae.

Happiness at Habtoor

Experience a blend of tradition and mouth-watering cuisine at Habtoor Grand Resort’s international Iftar buffet. Arabic décor in a family-friendly outdoor setting with views of the Dubai skyline at Olival, Eatery and Bar elevate the experience. For those looking for an exciting Suhoor menu can book themselves in Salamar, a lounge with an Arabic flair. There will also be an Oud performance. A la carte menu available until 11PM. Packages start at Dh180 per person. For more details, visit habtoorgranddining.com.

Hilton delights

Gastro Kitchen located at DoubleTree by Hilton Jumeirah Beach is welcoming diners to enjoy the Grill by the Wheel Iftar in its idyllic surroundings between verdant gardens and grand views of Ain Dubai. On offer is a fine curation of main courses at the live counters including a Lamb Ouzi station and fresh catch of the day. As the palates are primed, guests can indulge in scrumptious grills at the BBQ stations featuring lamb koftas, shish taouk, tiger prawns, vegan koftas, and juicy chicken shawarma. All of this is perfectly complemented by Ramadan’s traditional beverages and fresh juices including tamarind juice, jallab, amongst others.The Iftar ends in style with homemade desserts and sweets. For more details, visit Hilton.com.

It’s time to Masti!

This Ramadan, explore the essence of Indian inspired global cuisine with your loved ones at Masti. Curated with some of the most delectable options, the menu houses everything you need to enjoy a truly exquisite Iftar. Start with dates, fruits, and lentil soup and move on to sharing platters including cassava chaat, burrata malai paneer tikka, beef empanadas, and more. For the mains, there’s Masti-style biryani, nimona, prawns moilee, and burrata butter chicken, among others. For dessert, options include gulab jamun, brulee tart and chocolate berry cake. Prices start at Dh175. For more information, visit mastidubai.com.

Ajman affair

Experience the essence of Ramadan at Ajman Hotel and Sabella’s. Enjoy a lavish Iftar buffet that includes the region’s favourites and international fare, designed to bring family and friends together for a memorable experience. Iftar service begins from sunset to 9 pm. Bukhara has two special Iftar set menus inspired by the traditional culinary culture of Northern India. From kebabs and the traditional chicken and mutton haleems paired with the signature Dal Bukhara and Bukhara Biryani to finish with gulab jamun, rice kheer and carrot halwa. For details, visit hotelajman.com.

Ravish at the Ritz

To mark Ramadan, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal is hosting an array of lavish Iftar experiences. Guests can explore a Ramadan Souk during Iftar, indulge in a refreshing Suhoor at the Grand Lawn; all while the annual Iftar at Giornotte, returns. Every night the Iftar buffet will feature an extensive menu of classical Arabic dishes including Ouzi, Moroccan tagine, kunafa and other traditional treats. Many of the dishes will be prepared at 
several live cooking stations extending through the length of the venue which will be given a special Arabian theme for the month. Daily performances by a Kanoon player is also planned. Prices start at Dh299 per person. For more information, visit ritzcarlton.com.

Sky-high iftar

Gather friends and family and head up to the 75th at SLS Dubai’s rooftop iftar tent, a first for the stylish city hotel. Throughout the month of Ramadan, guests can experience the Rooftop Iftar with panoramic views of the city skyline. With majilis seating, colourful lanterns and Arabian carpets, the traditional Arabic style tent is gilded with gold. Following Medjoul Dates and a selection of fresh juices to end the fast, guests will be served warm freshly baked breads and a range of dips to begin the culinary journey. Sharing style starters will be served, including signature dishes such as Lamb Sharhat with lavash and roasted eggplant topped with yoghurt and a sprinkling of pomegranate seeds, Pastilla; filled with succulent duck breast, cinnamon, plums, apricots and almond and Harira Soup; a hearty lamb, chickpea, tomato and lentil soup served with a generous squeeze of lemon. Prices start at Dh185 per person. For more information, visit sbe.com.

Feast at Farzi

This Ramadan, Farzi Café is serving a set of scrumptious flavours. There’s a choice of appetizers including Farzi’s signature samosas and chimichurri, then there’s the classic chicken tikka and tender lamb chops roasted in the oven and finished on a stone grill for extra flavour, classic Dal Makhani, creamy butter chicken with fenugreek naan and lots more. To finish on a sugar-rich high, there’s Malai Kulfi Falooda, aside from a delicious list of desserts. The Farzi Café Iftar Menu will be available at both Farzi Café locations in City Walk and Mall of Emirates from April 3 to May 5 daily from sunset till 9pm. The menu will be priced at Dh149 per person and be available for dine in or delivery.

Merry at Marriott

Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi, has an eye-catching Iftar buffet at Khayal Restaurant. Almost all the popular Ramadan delicacies and refreshing juices will be available with a wide variety of delectable dishes. From the bakery, Arabic, Indian and Western kitchens to exciting live stations and sushi bar, the Khayal has covered all sections to complete the delicious buffet. Keep an eye out for the dessert stations offering an assorted Baklawa tower as well as ice-creams with a variety of toppings and special condiments for sweet endings.  Daily from sunset until 9:30 PM. Prices start at Dh230 per person and Dh95 per child. For more information, visit marriott-hotels.marriott.com.

Woodfire wonder

Nestled in a charming villa on Jumeriah Beach Road, 11 Woodfire invites diners to honour Ramadan with a delicious set menu for Iftar. Explore a myriad different textures, tastes, smells, and sounds while you experience cooking techniques passed down over generations. Indulge with dishes that are cooked to perfection and enhanced by the rich flavours of traditional woodfire cooking techniques. Prices start at Dh220 for two. For more information, call 04 491 9000.

Turkish delight

Enjoy the classic open buffet? Head to the Bosporus Downtown Dubai outlet and Abu Dhabi Mall this Ramadan. The buffet will include their signature starters, main courses, salads, desserts and special drinks for Iftar. Customers will be able to enjoy over 67 dishes, comprising 27 starters, 18 main dishes, and desserts and beverages. Dont miss the delicious mercimek and mushroom soup, the Bosporus salad, some decadent icle heslama kofte and Kunefe Borma. Prices start at Dh95, Kids under 5 years of age eat for free. For more information, visit thebosporus.com.

Time for Timo

Timo restaurant, Al Jaddaf Rotana Suite Hotel, offers a true Ramadan night with their delightful Iftar buffet. Bursting with flavour and tradition, relish a lavish feast featuring authentic dishes. Savour rich flavours with dishes such as Tabbouleh, Cauliflower Hummus, Vine Leaves and Dolma, Shanklish Salad, Smoked Meats, Chicken Moussakhan, Spicy Lamb Sojok, Manakeesh, Ouzi, Kofta Bel Sinyeh, Kushari and more with a selection of refreshing beverages. Sweeten your senses with a decadent variety of treats including Um Ali, Cheese Kunafa, Mouhalabiya, assorted house pastries and freshly cut fruits, that promise to keep you satisfied. Prices start at Dh185 per person. Oud entertainment is available from Thursday to Sunday from 9pm to midnight. For more information, visit rotana.com.

Ramadan at Al Raha

This Ramadan, create treasured moments with loved ones at Al Raha Beach Hotel, a fittingly beautiful venue for one of the most special times of the year. Enjoy decadent iftars buffets at Sevilla restaurant with their authentic dishes, an international cuisine and hand-crafted desserts. Families can enjoy a buffet inclusive of Arabic coffee and flavoursome Ramadan drinks while kids enjoy themselves at the Kids Club in between bites. Enjoy Suhoor at Saraya Tent. Relax under the tranquil setting and savour the delicacies. Dive into a magnificent indoor and outdoor experience at Saraya Tent, that includes a set menu and an a la carte menu. Guests can also enjoy the stunning beachfront and luxe lounges while unwinding with friends and family at La Piscine, the hotel’s poolside restaurant. Prices start at Dh140 per person. For more information, visit danathotels.com.

Festivities at IMG

To honour this special month of fasting, in addition to the rides and attractions, IMG Worlds will be offering an array of cuisines at Flavours of Arabia, available during the month of Ramadan. The Iftar buffet will savour an array of delicacies from the international buffet, also featuring traditional Middle Eastern favourites to the guest. The Iftar buffet will be served for Dh75 per person instead of the normal price of Dh149.The Iftar spread will consist of hot & cold appetizers, soups, main course and desserts. Iftar special nourishing soup, handmade breads, and Arabic breads will add on to the deliciousness. A shimmering crescent and twinkling lights will enlighten IMG Boulevard’s Street lights while Ramadan lamps will enhance the park’s ambience. Children will be delighted by fun activities like Arabian Night show, Magic carpet, Face painting, Magic show and more. For more information, visit IMGworlds.com.

Meridien Magic

Welcome this time of the year by delving into the spirit of sharing and relaxation at the Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort. Nestled between the mighty Hajar mountains and the glistening sea, the resort offers an ideal setting for families and loved ones to come together and delve into the essence of Ramadan. A delectable spread of Iftar and Suhoor can be enjoyed while admiring the panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Indulge a buffet-style dining experience, guests can enjoy an array of traditional as well as global dishes including hot and cold mezze, BBQ counters, juicy shawarma, juices, desserts, and more. Prices start at Dh165 per person. For more information, visit le-meridien.marriott.com.

Wind it down at Wyndham

Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Dubai JBR are offering guests with two choices to end their fast during Ramadan: traditional Middle Eastern cuisine at Flavours Restaurant, or delicious Indian specialty cuisine at Flavours of India. Guests at Flavours will be treated to a generous spread of staple Ramadan dishes such as lamb ouzi, hot and cold mezze, mixed grills, Arabic sweets, and more, alongside a selection of international cuisine. Ramadan beverages like Qamar al-Din, tamer hindi, and jallab will also be served. Available from sunset until 10:30 pm, Flavours’ daily iftar is priced at Dh149 per person. For an iftar with a delicious twist, head to Flavours of India and try its special Ramadan unlimited set menu inclusive of appetizers, main course and desserts, alongside a selection of beverages. It is priced at Dh89 per person. Special rates for group and corporate bookings are also available. For more information, visit wyndhamhotels.com.

It’s time to Masti!

This Ramadan, explore the essence of Indian inspired global cuisine with your loved ones at Masti. Curated with some of the most delectable options, the menu houses everything you need to enjoy a truly exquisite Iftar. Start with dates, fruits, and lentil soup and move on to sharing platters including cassava chaat, burrata malai paneer tikka, beef empanadas, and more. For the mains, there’s Masti-style biryani, nimona, prawns moilee, and burrata butter chicken, among others. For dessert, options include gulab jamun, brulee tart and chocolate berry cake. Prices start at Dh175. For more information, visit mastidubai.com.

Sky high ventures

Gather friends and family and head up to the 75th at SLS Dubai’s Rooftop Iftar tent, a first for the stylish city hotel. Throughout the month of Ramadan, guests can experience the Rooftop Iftar with panoramic views of the city skyline. With majilis seating, colourful lanterns and Arabian carpets, the traditional Arabic style tent is gilded with gold. Following Medjoul Dates and a selection of fresh juices to end the fast, guests will be served warm freshly baked breads and a range of dips to begin the culinary journey. Sharing style starters will be served, including signature dishes such as Lamb Sharhat with lavash and roasted eggplant topped with yoghurt and a sprinkling of pomegranate seeds, Pastilla; filled with succulent duck breast, cinnamon, plums, apricots and almond and Harira Soup; a hearty lamb, chickpea, tomato and lentil soup served with a generous squeeze of lemon. Prices start at Dh185 per person. For more information, visit sbe.com.

Ravish at the Ritz

To mark Ramadan, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal is hosting an array of lavish Ramadan experiences. Guests can explore a Ramadan Souk during Iftar, indulge in a breathtaking new Suhoor at the Grand Lawn; all while local’s favourite, the annual Iftar at Giornotte, returns. Every night the Iftar buffet will feature an extensive menu of classical Arabic inspired dishes including Ouzi, Moroccan Tagine, kunafa along with other traditional treats. Many of the dishes will be prepared at several live cooking stations extending through the length of the venue which will be given a special Arabian theme for the month. Daily performances by a Kanoon player is also planned. Prices start at Dh299 per person. For more information, visit ritzcarlton.com.

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