Ramadan Offers 2018
The month of blessings is here with all the bounties and warmth. This year once again our lovely city of lights; Dubai has geared up for the celebrations with family-friendly Iftar and Suhour deals. We have picked out top 6 Ramadan deals in Dubai as well as few other tasty mentions in our little guide. So check out the best places in Dubai to enjoy a hearty Ramadan meal based on what we have experienced and loved!
1: Ewaan Ramadan Tent – Palace Downtown Dubai
Best for; Luxurious yet warm Arabian hospitality, lavish buffet Spread
A visually-vibrant culinary experience awaits at the iconic Ewaan Ramadan Tent. Delight in a spread of traditional Arabic and international dishes such as fried baby marrow with yogurt tahini, roasted quail with sumac and a tender chicken tagine. Come along with your loved ones for an evening of great company, flavorful fare, and authentic atmosphere. Date: First day of Ramadan until 15 June 18. Time: Sunset to 9.00pm. Price: AED 255 per person and 25% off during the first week of Ramadan only, inclusive of the buffet, Ramadan juices, and water; children aged between 6 and 11 dine at 50% off and children aged below 6 dine with our compliments.
Suhour at Ewaan Ramadan Tent: Celebrate Ramadan in true Palace Downtown style at the beloved Ewaan Ramadan Tent. In its enthralling ambiance, family and friends enjoy long-time Arabic favorites across a diverse buffet, as they thrill to the enchanting tunes of the Oud. Date: First day of Ramadan until 15 June 18. Time: Weekdays, 10.00pm to 1.00am; Weekends, 10.00pm to 2.00am. Price: AED 170 per person and 25% off during the first week of Ramadan only; children aged between 6 and 11 dine at 50% off and children aged below 6 dine with our compliments.
Our Verdict: The best Iftar buffet in town with lovely ambiance, live oud music, and delicious food. The luxurious setting adds to the warm Arabian vibes, which is decadent and inviting. We have tried and tested it and it doesn’t disappoint.
2: Ramadan at Café Society
Best for; Elegant interior, laid-back cafe style vibes, good international variety.
The recently opened and elegantly decorated Cafe Society at the Tamani Marina Hotel is an eye candy. Combining gold with white the fine dining restaurant exudes richness and a bold take on the food. This Ramadan Café Society is offering a sumptuous buffet including a variety of traditional flavors, live cooking stations, international cuisine, refreshing Ramadan beverages and hearty desserts.that will nourish and rehydrate the body.
Since Ramadan is the time of sharing and giving, and charity is one of the keys values for Tamani Hotel, so as the hotel’s CSR initiative, 10% of the proceeds for Iftar during the holy month would be donated to UAE Red Crescent.
The iftar buffet is priced at AED 120/- per person and will be served from sunset until 9:00 pm. For more information and bookings at the restaurant, call +971 4 318 3755 or visit http://cafesociety.ae/
Our Verdict: An elegantly designed restaurant with an expansive Buffet. The dessert station is particularly enticing with mouthwatering variety. The restaurant has also taken a charitable initiative during the month, it gets out thumbs up and worth a few visits.
3: Capture the Spirit of Ramadan SIKKA Café
Best for; Central location, delicious menu, cozy ambiance.
SIKKA Café at City Walk is inviting guests to break their fast with its traditional Iftar buffet and a la carte Suhour menu and enjoy a memorable get together with friends and family from sunset to sunrise. The iftar buffet features a wide variety of appetizing starters, cold and hot mezze, main courses including the restaurant’s signature lamb machboos and shrimp salona, as well as a selection of traditional desserts including the popular and delicious legaimat and other Ramadan themed beverages. At its convenient location in City Walk, the restaurant will host an Arabian-style tent in the outdoor seating area throughout the month, offering the ideal venue to experience the quintessential Ramadan ambiance and enjoy a mouth-watering repast with friends and family. In addition, the newly launched SIKKA Café at La Mer will provide guests with an alternative way to break their fast, with its special à la carte Iftar menu that combines flavors and favorites from Emirati, Mediterranean, and International cuisines.
Day: Ongoing every day during the Holy Month of Ramadan, Iftar Time: From sunset until 9:30 pm. Iftar Price: AED129 per person. Suhour Time: From 10:30 pm to 1 am. For reservations or more information, please call +971 4 385 6524.
Our Verdict: If you are looking for a cozier Ramadan experience then Sikka Café is the place to be. With an animated warm atmosphere, Sikka is an ideal location for a laid back Ramadan evening.
4: Ramadan with a Five-Star British Luxury Twist at Great British Restaurant, Duke’s Dubai
Best For; Lovely location & menu with a British twist
The quintessentially British five-star hotel located on the Palm Jumeirah is marking the holy month with an abundant Ramadan feast in its signature Great British Restaurant. Located on the ground floor of the hotel, this palatial venue welcomes guests with an array of sumptuous festive fare, resulting in an astounding Iftar and Suhour experience for UAE residents and international visitors of all ages. The celebration is extended with the addition of an evocative Ramadan tent, to boost capacity with Arabic seating and serving a wide array of Shisha.
Families and friends are invited to relax into the truly lavish Iftar setting, indulging in a mouth-watering spread of traditional Middle Eastern specialties, inspired by cuisines from around the world, and highlighted with authentic local delicacies. Diners will revel in the theatrical twist given to the occasion by watching the chefs showcase their expertise at the live cooking stations whilst relaxing to the soothing tones of live Oud entertainment. Five different Iftar menus are served in a buffet style. The menus will rotate every five days, to provide optimal choice and variety. After Iftar comes Suhour, with an à la carte offer featuring a wide array of options such as soup, hot and cold mezze and tasty finger food. Additionally, a special Ramadan room package means that diners can extend the luxurious Duke’s experience with an overnight stay. The new offer includes discounts at the hotel’s spa and dining venues, and a late check-out, to suit those celebrating with loved ones until the early hours.
Iftar will be served from sunset until 9 pm and is priced at AED185 per person including soft beverages, or AED165 per person for groups of 10 or more. Children under five years are complimentary while those from 6 to 12 will be charged AED95 per each. Suhour is served from 9.30pm to 2.30am. For more information, please visit www.dukesdubai.com
Our Verdict: The Great Britain Restaurant is perfectly located at the Palm Jumeirah. The menu offers an extensive array for Arabian fares as well as European variety, where you are likely to find an extensive Cheese, pickles, and dips. Really good if you are looking for a Ramadan offer with a little twist.
5: Pharaoh Café & Restaurant Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa
Best for; Central location, great food, and value for money
This Ramadan Pharaoh’s Café and Restaurant at the Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa provides a choice of simple yet spectacular Egyptian and Mediterranean specialties, including the signature dish ‘Koshary’ and surprising camel burgers. With Egyptian theme, the Restaurant has created a welcoming Majlis for especially for the month of Ramadan. Ideally located at Al Fahidi Heritage area in Dubai, Pharaoh Café & Restaurant offers warmth and hospitality of a traditional buffet.
Iftar Buffet AED 89 per person 15% Discount on Early Bird Booking. Valid from Tue, 1 May 2018 to Thu, 14 Jun 2018.
Our Verdict: Great value for money the Ramadan spread is really good, especially if you are opting to be in the old city.
6: RAMADAN AT BHAR RENAISSANCE Downtown Dubai
Best for; Flavorful meal, sharing menu and cool ambiance
Break your fast this Ramadan and feast on a delicious selection of Chef Mohanad’s regional dishes, served to your table at Bhar, modern Middle Eastern restaurant. Taste the flavors of slow cooked lamb shoulder, “harra” grilled Chilean seabass and “mechouia” grilled vegetables and savor a modern twist on an unlimited array of classic Iftar dishes.
Price: 195 AED per person. To book your Iftar, please call restaurant reservations on +971 4 512 5511
Our Verdict: Bhar at the Renaissance Downtown Dubai is a quirky new addition on the culinary map. The food is interesting and offers a menu that is delicious and experimental. We fell in love with the Umm Ali made to perfection with a crusty top like crème Brule. You must visit if you dig a slightly different kind of Iftar.
Still looking for more options to dine in Dubai, here are a few more worthy places to try…
Ramadan with The Coffee Club
Throughout the month of Ramadan, The Coffee Club, Australia’s favorite all-day dining venue, is offering nourishing and affordable Ramadan meals to celebrate togetherness and community spirit. Available across The Coffee Club outlets in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, diners are invited to break their fast with a delectable iftar menu which features a selection of one starter, one main and one dessert, priced at AED80 per person.
The starters comprise of Date Quinoa Pomegranate Salad, Mac and Cheese Croquettes, Chicken Quinoa Salad and the soup of the day. Main dishes on offer include a choice of classic favorites such as Grilled Chicken with Tabbouleh, Spaghetti Carbonara, Chicken Avocado Wrap and Spicy Chicken Burger, Thai Vegetable Curry served with steamed jasmine rice or Singapore Noodles topped with za’atar crusted tofu, mushrooms, tomato and red capsicum. A sweet treat to finish the memorable meal will be a choice between Chocolate Brownie or New York Cheesecake.
In keeping with the spirit of Ramadan, customers can host a special meal with The Coffee Club’s iftar boxes. For a minimum order of 25 pieces, the iftar boxes are available for take away or delivery. For more information, please visit www.thecoffeeclubme.com.
21GRAMS – Urban Balkan Bistro
Located on Jumeirah Beach Road, 21GRAMS is the ultimate destination for comforting fresh food, sharing memories of a homeland’s favorite recipes. The urban Balkan Bistro is open during the month of Ramadan from 8am-11pm.
During Ramadan, an extensive menu offers fresh authentic specials, including succulent lamb shank with cauliflower púree, sweet chutney, and a meat jus and stuffed vine leaves with potato and mustard seed púree served with yogurt. For something sweet, try the Cherry Baklava or Milk Cake with red fruit compôte. Over the month of Ramadan, 21GRAMS is offering a main dish and dessert from the main menu for 85 AED during Iftar. For more information, please call +971 04 349 07 44
Ramadan delights at Qasr Al Sultan Boutique Hotel
Promising to deliver a memorable experience, Qasr Al Sultan Boutique Hotel is hosting Ramadan Iftar and Suhoor at its newly built air-conditioned dome venue. Located in the premises of Qasr Al Sultan Boutique Hotel, the dome is set within a magnificent structure, bejeweled with charm and elegance. Infusing the flavors of the season, a plethora of Middle Eastern delicacies featuring appetizing hot and cold mezzes, Arabian grills, and indulgent desserts can be relished all through Ramadan.
Guests can savor some of the most delectable traditional delights from the Iftar Buffet. Subsequently, guests can relish irresistible delicacies for Suhoor, featuring a mix of hot and cold appetizers, delicious desserts and hot beverages.
With authentic Ramadan hospitality, live musical performances the Iftar is priced at AED 195 per person, Maghrib till 9 pm and Suhour: AED 150 per person, from 10 pm till 2 am. Children below 6 years dine with compliments; 50% discount for children between 6-12 years old. For more info please visit www.qasralsultan.ae
Ramadan Luxury at Saraya Tent Gate Avenue
The Saraya Tent at Gate Avenue, one of the UAE’s favorite Ramadan destinations, has returned to Dubai offering its valued guests a memorable experience that combines culinary delights with breath-taking sunset views, exceptional hospitality and traditional music in a lavish setting brought to you by Gate Avenue.
Operating well into the late hours of the night, the Saraya Tent at Gate Avenue is serving an iconic Suhoor to welcome the new day and a delicious Iftar to herald the sunset in style. In addition to a wide array of Ramadan-inspired foods and drinks, guests also enjoy a lively ambiance, traditional Ramadan music, and warm, attentive service.
The tent can accommodate 500 to 600 people in its authentic, arabesque interior, but for guests seeking an exclusive experience, private majlises are available upon request for families and private functions. The tent also has dedicated VIP and VVIP sections for its most highly esteemed guests. For more information and reservations call: +971 55 472 1913
Celebrating Ramadan with Weslodge Saloon JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Unveiling a traditional yet unconventional Iftar menu, Weslodge Saloon welcomes families and friends to gather together to break their fast at the artistically designed restaurant this Ramadan. The contemporary dining concept presents its own culinary flair selection featuring a signature of Ramadan specials with an unparalleled set menu on offer for the Holy month. Launching from the first day of Ramadan until Eid Al Fitr, diners can experience a feast beginning with an authentic setting of mouth-watering fare served straight to their tables.
Date & Time: Daily during Ramadan from. Price: AED 235 per person. For reservations and more information please call +971 4 560 1700
Kishmish Reimagines Ramadan, Afghan Style
Kishmish will be providing guests with the chance to immerse themselves in an unparalleled dining experience, bringing a Majlis style set up to add to its rustic interiors. Dubai’s first gourmet Afghan street and soul food restaurant, located in Dar Al Wasl mall, is celebrating the special month with authentic Afghan soul food, served both at the main venue and an Afghan-inspired majlis.
Combining with a venue next door, for Ramadan only, the restaurant is turning the space into an Afghan-inspired majlis. With a venue fitting only a handful of private-dining sections, the intimate lighting and relaxed atmosphere will create an even more personalized experience, best enjoyed with friends, family and loved ones. Patrons are also welcomed at the main dining space within Kishmish restaurant, for a more formal scene. The cozy settings are paired with the beloved a la carte menu, perfect for sharing and composed of decadent bites and traditional Afghan eats, providing the most indulgent iftar and suhoor experiences for families and friends alike.
Ramadan with Bystro
Bystro – The family-friendly restaurant and coffee shop will be serving guests from sunset until late. Bystro will also be hosting a pop-up concept at Caffe Trieste in JLT (Caffe Trieste will soon be transformed into Bystro Deli). Bystro is located at Al Manara in Dubai and at the Mleiha Archaeological Center in Sharjah.
Ramadan concept – Business commences after iftar. Special pop-up to be hosted at Caffe Trieste in JLT. Timings – Sunset until late. Bookings – firstname.lastname@example.org or 04 336 8065
Ramadan at The Courtyard, Manzil Downtown
Decorated with charming Ramadan lanterns and crescents and with glorious lights adorning the perfectly air-conditioned The Courtyard dining area and a traditional Oud player from 10 pm, families and friends can gather to enjoy a different kind of Iftar this year. As one of Downtown’s unique Ramadan destinations, Manzil Downtown offers an authentic festive experience full of enchantment and mystique.
Time: Iftar – every day from Sunset to 9:00 pm. Suhoor – 10 pm to 3 am. Pricing: 195 AED per person including soft beverages and Arabic juices; 175 per person for a group of 10; Children below 6 years dine with our compliments; 50% discount for children between 6 to 12 years. (Recommended that children dine indoors if present).
Ramadan at Günaydın Dubai
Staying true to its roots, Günaydın Dubai joins the nation in celebrating the Holy Month with its special Suhoor and Iftar set menus. Günaydın Dubai reflects Ramadan’s spirit of giving and sharing its distinctive tastes and service. The specially crafted menus offer a range of various enticing dishes that are akin to its Turkish heritage, as well as the provision of breath-taking views of the Dubai Fountain and the majestic Burj Khalifa.
Iftar Menu: Priced at AED 230 per person Inclusive of water, coffee, and Turkish tea. Suhoor Menu: Priced at AED 285 per person. Inclusive of water, coffee, and Turkish tea. For reservations please call +971 4 554 0700
Celebrate Iftar Ramadan at Address Boulevard Ballroom
As one of the vibrant hospitality destinations in the heart of Downtown Dubai, Address Boulevard is the ideal location to experience a memorable Iftar over a long communal table with the company of friends, colleagues and loved ones. Elegantly decorated to celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan, Boulevard Ballroom is offering an exceptional mouthwatering Iftar menu over a regal communal table. Served to your table in a family style, the menu features traditional dishes with a modern touch from the Fertile Crescent. An Oud Player will be setting the mood with traditional tunes.
Time: Sunset till 9 pm. Prices: AED 195 per person. Early Bird from April 1 – May 15: AED 165.75 per person (15% off)
Celebrate Ramadan at DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island
The countdown to Ramadan has begun and now is the best time to plan and book an Iftar with your loved ones. Indulge in a memorable Iftar experience with your family at Meze Restaurant at DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island, in a setting that reflects the true essence and traditions of this holy month. The Iftar buffet will serve an array of Arabic and international dishes including Lamb Ouzi, mixed grill with Turkish flavors and more. Visitors will also be able to enjoy a soulful performance by a live oud player.
Sumptuous Iftars at Meze Restaurant for AED 125 per person.
Ramadan Tent Coming To Emirates Golf Club
Prepare for a Ramadan with a difference, as Emirates Golf Club unleashes a tent-tastic location in the heart of Dubai’s beautiful lush green golf courses. The ‘Dallah Lounge’ is specially designed for guests to enjoy the sacred season, with extensive daily Iftar and Suhour. ‘Dallah’, which is an Arabian coffee pot, symbolizes the region’s rich cultural heritage and majestic hospitality. It is also the inspiration behind the design of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic trophy, the Middle East’s number one annual golf tournament. Guests can choose from a range of seating options that are ideal for both formal and casual Suhour and Iftar.
The Dallah Lounge at Emirates Golf Club, Daily during Ramadan. Time: From sunset to 9 pm. Price: AED140 (for Iftar)
Explore the True Flavors of Ramadan with Rüya Dubai
Rüya Dubai, the award-winning restaurant, and bar located at the Grosvenor House Hotel invite guests to celebrate this Ramadan with a splendid selection of Anatolian style dishes that are perfect to be shared with family and friends. During the holy month, diners can enjoy the venue’s unparalleled cuisine and mesmerizing atmosphere to make this Ramadan a special one.
Guests can enjoy the Ramadan Menu at AED 229 per person. Daily from Sunset until 11 pm
An Iftar with a Difference: Ramadan Nights by Dish is Back
‘Ramadan Night’s by Dish’, the pop-up restaurant in Al Quoz’s Warehouse Four is back for another year, an Iftar with a difference. The renowned catering and events company will be showcasing a brand new menu during the Holy Month inspired by flavors of the Middle East in a setting that evokes the true spirit of Ramadan. In keeping with local tradition, the sweet ending to the meal is a shared one, as the table is invited to join together to enjoy a ‘sundae’. Decor elements such as Moroccan-inspired lounge furniture and candlelight, not to mention a combination of low and regular seating add some Eastern charm.
The Iftar banquet will be held daily in Warehouse Four, Al Quoz, Dubai, conveniently located just off Sheikh Zayed Road (Exit # 43). The price is AED195 per person inclusive of freshly made signature cold beverages and coffee. From sunset to 9:30 pm daily. For reservations for Ramadan Nights, call +971 56 128 3247.
Fairuz is Back at Fairmont The Palm
This Ramadan, Fairmont The Palm’s Fairuz Ramadan Tent and Arabian the courtyard is back and better than ever, offering un-missable Iftar and Suhour from sunset to sunrise throughout the Holy Month. Designed to surround you in the true spirit of Ramadan, the Fairuz Arabian tent will come alive during Iftar with delectable buffet and traditional entertainment, whilst its Arabian Courtyard offers shisha and Suhour delights until the early hours.
Iftar buffet at the Fairuz tent from sunset to 9:00 PM daily for AED 195 (for those who make reservations before 10 May) or AED 215 (standard) per person inclusive of Ramadan juices. Suhour A la Carte Menu at Fairuz Tent and Arabian Courtyard from 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM. For reservations call +971 4 457 3457
Enigma Palazzo Versace Dubai
Enigma, the Persian restaurant at Palazzo Versace Dubai is celebrating Ramadan with a family style set menu. Break your fast with the welcome display Sabzi Khordan; which includes a mesmerizing variety of fresh herbs with walnuts and dates, delicious homemade Persian cheese, roasted Persian bread and more. Guests will then be able to choose from cold and warm starters followed by a soup, one main course and dessert. The set menu is priced at AED 230 per person. Private bookings available.
La Petite Maison Serves Healthy Ramadan Meal with Organic Mediterranean Delights
The home of Cuisine Niçoise is known for its simplicity and focus on offering guests innovative dishes made from fresh, delicious, and non-GMO ingredients. During the Holy Month of Ramadan, Rory Duncan, Head Chef of La Petite Maison has hand-crafted a wholesome menu to provide long-lasting energy with healthy carbohydrates, lean protein, high-fiber, and fruit.
For those wanting to break their fast, La Petite Maison Dubai and La Petite Maison Abu Dhabi will open their kitchen from 7pm. Guests will be offered complimentary dates and soup to begin their meal, providing a quick boost of energy and respecting traditional Arabian heritage.
Celebrate Ramadan with an Eastern twist at Royal China
Royal China, the multi award-winning restaurant, located in the heart of DIFC, invites guests to celebrate Ramadan with its Cantonese style delicacies. This Holy month, embark on an inimitable culinary experience with a unique Ramadan set menu featuring an array of authentically prepared traditional dishes, ideal for sharing with family and friends.
Guests can enjoy the Ramadan Set Menu at AED268 per person. Daily from Sunset until closing.