Bargain eats

O’Pao DXB

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This Karama-based eatery’s iftar offers ensures street-food cravings are catered to on your couch while being easy on your wallet. The iftar party menu includes packages for one starting from Dh29 and family packages from Dh89, both of which include Indian sliders such as butter chicken pao and kheema  served alongside rose milk and fresh dates and Kit Kat chocolate mousse for dessert. Vegetarian alternatives include cheesy jalapeno and paneer bhurjee sliders.

Order via chatfood or opaodxb.com. Call 04 3496726. Available from 12pm-8pm.

London Dairy

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The premium ice-cream brand’s gourmet café is offering set iftar and suhour menus in various price ranges to suit your budget. The regular iftar costs Dh69 and packs in a soup of the day (rotation of lentil, potato leek, broccoli or tomato), main courses such as salmon poke bowl, grilled vegetarian pizza, and aubergine parmigiana. An additional Dh20 upgrades you the Royal Iftar, which comes with starters like fried calamari, chicken tenders or caesar salad, and burger, pizza and pasta dishes for mains. Both menus include brownie or tiramisu for dessert, complimentary dates and a beverage. The suhour set menu comes with protein-rich all-day breakfast items such as croissants Mushroom Omelette or French Toast.

Order via Deliveroo and Chatfood. From 4pm-10pm for iftar and from 10pm-12am for suhoor.

Under Dh200

Taj Dubai

The five-star hotel has created two three-course set menus – one focuses on Indo-Emirati delicacies and another on Asian cuisine. The Indo-Emirati menu boasts Koftak Samak (Emirati fish cakes blended with Indian spices), Thareed Dyay (Emirati home-style chicken curry), Khameer bil Khabisah (stuffed sweet bread with nuts and dates) and Luqaimat. Classics such as Thai red curry, chicken Manchurian and mango and sago panna cotta are the Asian menu’s stars. Both menus include a selection of dates, cut fruits, laban and water to round off your meal.

Dh125, order via Zomato, Talabat, Deliveroo and The Entertainer. Available from 12pm.

Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek

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The hotel is delivering iftar meal boxes stocked with the best of their signature restaurants Shabestan and Aseelah. Choose from Arabic, Persian or Indian cuisine and tuck into a box of 15 scrummy dishes – six starters, four mains (think grills, saffron rice, lamb thareed, majboos, butter chicken, paneer butter masala, and mutton biryani), dates, laban, orange juice, sliced fruits and a dessert. Each cuisine comes in a standard menu for Dh59 and premium menu for Dh79. Family Box variants of each menu serves four people and costs Dh199 and Dh249 respectively. To order call 4 205 7316/ 7317 or email booking.diningdubaicreek@radissonblu.com.

Rosewood Abu Dhabi

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Highlights of their Middle-Eastern set menu for iftar are lamb harira, kousa, warq enab chicken biryani and vegetable salona. Customary fare of soups and hot and cold mezze are also part of the menu and heavyweights strawberry lemon tartlet and hazelnut dacquoise cake complete the dessert end of the things.

Dh199 for two people. Order via Deliveroo and CraveUAE. Available from April 24. Call 02 813 5550 or email Dining.AbuDhabi@rosewoodhotels.com.

Capital Club Dubai

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A mix of Arabic and Indian favourites form the private business club’s special iftar menu. Hot and cold mezze dishes, Arabic salad, laban, a main dish such as a succulent mixed grill, and a fruit selection make it to your dining table for Dh150 per person.

Order via Deliveroo or visit capitalclubdubai.com.

Trattoria Toscana

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A DIY iftar kit lets you build a meal of two appetisers, a pasta and pizza of your choosing from a varied selection, a salad, and tiramisu for dessert. Delicacies such as Polpette in Umido (beef and sausage meatballs), Cappelletti di Magro (Ricotta and spinach filling, creamy walnut sauce), Pizza Bufalina (Buffalo mozzarella, tomato, basil) are just some of the menu options.

Dh145 for two people. Households with kids can add child-friendly dishes to the package for Dh30 each. A 48-hour advance booking is a must. Call 800 666 353 or email restaurants@saroodhospitality.com.

Under Dh300

Coya Dubai

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The Peruvian eatery has designed a set menu that includes soups (beans and truffle or cream of pumpkin), small sharing starters such as wild mushrooms ceviche, empanadas, chicken and mushroom anticucho. For mains, choose from four options – corn-fed chicken, beef ribs, Peruvian dried potato and cauliflower or Chilean seabass. Cap it off with Sukkari dates, edamame, and pistachio puff pastry.

Dh230, order via Deliveroo or call Coya Dubai on 04 316 9600. Available from 7.30pm, order two hours in advance.

Al Nafoorah

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The Lebanese restaurant is delivering a Levantine-inspired sharing kit packed with dates, Ramadan drinks, soups, hot and cold mezze, a main course (choose from lamb ouzi, maghmour and mixed grills) and dessert. Choices of Umm Ali, chocolate cardamom fudge cake and more.

Kits start from Dh265 for two people, Dh495 for four people and Dh665 for six people. A 48-hour advance booking is a must.

Call 800 666 353 or email restaurants@saroodhospitality.com.

Pai Thai

This award-winning Thai restaurant at Jumeirah Al Qasr is serving up a three-course iftar menu starring signature dishes such as the sate gai (grilled marinated chicken sate), Geang panang gai (a creamy red curry chicken) and mango pannacotta (served with sweet sticky rice and coconut cream. Dh265 for two people. A 48-hour advance booking is a must.

Call 800 666 353 or email restaurants@saroodhospitality.com.

Bulgari Resort Dubai

Lavish takes on new meaning with the glamorous resort’s iftar hamper featuring 25 different dishes. Perfect for two people, the hamper features a mix of Arabic delicacies such as the slow cooked lamb shoulder and Umm Ali, Italian classics such as aubergine parmigiana and tiramisu.

Dh275 for two people, 24-hour advance booking is must. Call 04 777 5433 or email dine@bulgarihotels.com.

The Duck Hook

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For an alternative iftar that’s truly out of the left field, order a roast dinner from this Dubai Hills Golf Club outlet. Roast selections include roast beef, roast chicken or roast lamb served with trimmings (depending on your roast) such as Yorkshire pudding, house gravy and veal sausages. There’s also a 300gm vegetarian patty option. Those with a sweet tooth can plump for dessert with their roasts – apple crumble with custard, baked lemon cheesecake, or sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce. A 48-hour advance booking is a must.

Roasts available in portions for two, four and six people. From Dh265 for two excluding dessert and Dh325 for including dessert. Call 800 666 353 or email restaurants@saroodhospitality.com.

Blow the budget

Olea, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

The best of Levantine cuisine – think date selection, cold and hot mezze, Ramadan juices, a main course dish and a variety of desserts, will be delivered to your house in either of the two packages. The Dh400 package is perfect for a couple looking for a luxurious meal and the second package priced at Dh2,900 feeds seven to nine people making it ideal for larger broods.

Order on Deliveroo or call 0559529870. Six-hour advance booking is must.

Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

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If you’re missing the hotel’s memorable dine-in iftars served in opulent pavilions, they’re making up for it with a delivery service. Favourites, such as lentil soup, hot and cold mezze, mains such as shish taouk, Arabic mix grill and vegetable salona are included in a lavish spread. It’s a toss-up between Umm Ali or date pudding for dessert. Dh245 per person, minimum order for four people.

Available from 5pm to 9pm; call 02 690 7999 or email restaurants@emiratespalace.ae.

For the health-conscious

Right Bite

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The bespoke meal delivery service has two healthy Ramadan meal plans, which are great to break up with bad eating habits and tackle the quarantine bulge. Both packages include a nutritious diet of dried fruits, beverage, soup, side dish, main meals (one each for iftar and suhoor) and dessert tailored to your needs based on a dietician consultation. The iftar-only package is Dh1,964 for 20 days; the iftar and suhoor package is Dh2,510 for 20 days. Visit rightbite.com to sign up.