The holy month is finally upon us and if you’re anything like us, you’re probably overwhelmed with the endless array of iftar experiences on offer. From grand feasts in a five-star setting to intimate gatherings with family and friends, there’s so much to choose from. But if you’re looking for something a little different this Ramadan, our selection of the finest iftars to try this season will have you covered.
1. Iftar Desert Safari with Platinum Heritage
For an iftar unlike any other, journey into the heart of the desert with luxury eco-tour operator Platinum Heritage and experience Ramadan like it was 50 years ago. Break your fast with traditional Emirati cuisine in the company of local Bedouins who will share stories about the holy month. You can also enjoy cultural activities such as a falconry display, henna tattoos, Arabic bread and coffee making and a professional astronomy session.
AED350 per person. Click here to make a booking.
2. Peruvian Iftar at Lima Dubai
When the menu is inspired by an internationally acclaimed celebrity chef, know that it’s culinary magic waiting to happen. Chef Virgilio Martinez’s concept, Lima Dubai at City Walk is the place to be to experience a true taste of Peru this Ramadan. Immerse yourself in the rich Latin American culture by breaking your fast with Lima’s hearty, healthy and unique Peruvian dishes.
The four-course set menu sees you tucking into comforting flavours including pumpkin soup, lamb rack, salmon ceviche, chaufa rice with chicken and duck, and a delightful suspiro to draw your meal to a sweet close.
AED199 per person
3. Turkish Iftar at Günaydin Dubai
Staying true to its roots, Günaydin Dubai presents an exquisite Turkish menu for iftar this season, which you’re welcome to enjoy against the stunning backdrop of The Dubai Fountains and Burj Khalifa. The set menu features a variety of cheese, soups, grilled specialities and traditional desserts with Ramadan juices.
AED230 per person
4. Traditional Arabic Iftar at Rare, Desert Palm Dubai
An impressive array of authentic Middle Eastern treats makes up the menu for iftar at Rare, Desert Palm Dubai, think classic mezze, lentil soup and mixed grills. But what truly sets this experience apart is the resort’s lush setting, overlooking the green polo fields. We can’t think of a better way to spend some quality time with family and friends this season.
AED120 per person. Click here to make a booking.
5. Dubai’s First Floating Iftar on Queen Elizabeth 2
For an iftar that combines royal service with irresistible Middle Eastern flavours, the Arabian majlis hosted on Queen Elizabeth 2 is a must try. Located on the ship’s largest deck, the purpose-built majlis can host up to 250 people and offers an extensive Arabic buffet, complete with live cooking stations, Emirati staples, fresh salads, classic mezze, desserts and Ramadan juices.
AED250 per person
6. Tawlet Souk El Tayeb at Inked
Inked at Alserkal Avenue is known for hosting some of the most out-of-the-ordinary dining experiences. This Ramadan, from May 18 to 24, the venue brings the concept of “mother’s kitchen and table” to life, which sees a fresh new menu every day packed with home-cooked Lebanese favourites. Expect everything from yakhnet koussa to a live saj station alongside a large selection of meats, salads and soups.
AED275 per person
7. Italian Iftar at Scalini Dubai
Based on a sharing concept, Scalini brings a tempting assortment of Italian favourites together for iftar with the likes of comforting fish soup, buffalo mozzarella salad, pasta with veal ragu, baked aubergine, chilli garlic prawns and more.
AED250 per person
8. Latin American Iftar at Gaucho DIFC
Break your fast with a sumptuous three-course menu at this Argentinian hotspot in Dubai’s bustling DIFC district. After dates and Latin American bread, get your taste buds going with sharing style dishes that include Ecuadorian ceviche, beef empanadas and Argentinian asado.
AED199 per person
9. Middle Eastern Iftar at Eat & Meat, The H Hotel, Dubai
We certainly can’t get enough of Middle Eastern cuisine – the rich flavours, exotic spices and sheer array of culinary possibilities are every foodie’s dream. This Ramadan, Eat and Meat at The H Hotel, Dubai presents a blend of traditional and modern Middle Eastern dishes. The lavish spread is made up of fresh salads, succulent meats, live cooking stations and other Emirati staples.
AED160 per person. Click here to make a booking.
10. Middle East and North African Iftar at Ninive
This spectacular venue at Jumeirah Emirates Towers celebrates the diversity and rich culinary heritage of the Arab world by drawing on popular Middle Eastern and North African flavours to present a spectacular iftar spread. A set menu served to the table, you can enjoy soup, hot and cold mezze, mains and desserts in an urban majlis setting.
AED250 per person
11. American Iftar at Weslodge Saloon
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai’s American favourite presents a contemporary spin on classic cuisine this Ramadan with a set menu of specialities featuring freshly baked pita bread with homemade hummus, southern fried chicken, spice rubbed lamb ribs, grilled sea bass and more.
AED235 per person
For exclusive rates on private or corporate iftar and suhoor packages in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, please get in touch with us on 800-CONCIERGE.