We love iftars – so much that we’ve spent most of our money on them already this month. Luckily there are plenty of budget options across the city, and all of the below cost less than Dhs100. With everything from traditional Arabic mezze to casual burgers and Italian spreads, our city has it all.
Andalusia Restaurant Serving up an enticing array of Spain’s southern coast favourites with a mix of traditional mezzes, with special themed nights. From Dhs60. Daily from sunset-9pm. Al Manara, Opposite Times Square Sheikh Zayed Road (056 509 0189).
Bareburger For a casual iftar head to Bareburger. Enjoy a choice of burger or a salad with a side, a drink and a shake for just Dhs69. Dhs69 per person. Daily from sunset-1am. Dubai Festival City Mall, Festival City (04 343 7110).
Bianca Visit this cute eatery at The Beach and enjoy all you can eat pasta and pizza with free soft drink. Dhs95. Daily from sunset. The Beach, JBR (04 554 9459).
Biryani Pot Break the fast with an authentic and delicious Ramadan iftar menu from Biryani Pot featuring a range of Indian delicacies. Dhs59. Daily from sunset-2am. Jumeirah Beach Road, Umm Suqeim (04 338 277).
Café Isan This popular budget restaurant has an iftar menu that features Thai classics such as tom yum goong spicy prawn soup, Thai basil chicken (kra pao gai), homemade crispy spring rolls (poh pia pak) and papaya salad (som tum). Dhs55 per person. Daily from sunset. Cluster M, JLT (04 513 5289).
Carluccio's Enjoy iftar with an Italian twist at Carluccio’s. Two or three course menus available at all UAE outlets. Dhs99 (two courses), Dhs119 (three courses). Daily from sunset. Various locations including Dubai Mall (04 434 1320).
Flow This iftar honours the culinary traditions of nomadic Arabia. The healthy sharing menu features meats, seafood, salads, mezze and desserts. Dhs85 per person. Daily from sunset-8.30pm. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 319 8767).
Local During Ramadan, guests are invited to break their fast at LOCAL with a traditional Turkish dining experience. From Dhs99 per person (minimum of eight people), half price (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). Daily from sunset-9pm. TRYP by Wyndham Dubai, Barsha Heights (04 247 6630).
More Café Three courses including soup pots to share, a selection of salads and a choice of main courses suitable to all dietary preferences. Dhs99 per person. Daily from sunset. Various locations including Mercato Mall, Jumeirah 2 (04 227 6135).
Promenade Indulge in a variety of traditional dishes from the buffet – a selection of juices, salad, mezze, soups, breads, and main courses. Dhs69 per person. Daily from sunset-9.30pm. Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai, Bur Dubai (04 397444).
Shakespeare and Co. Enjoy a three-course iftar menu at this quirky café, starring a soup, salad and main course. Dhs99 per person. Daily from sunset-9pm. Various locations including Emirates Living (04 360 8886).
Skye & Walker This traditional iftar serves up Middle Eastern treats, sweets all set to traditional music. Dhs85 per person. Daily sunset-9.30pm. Marriott Executive Apartments Dubai Creek, Deira (04 213 1221).
SOBO This family-style iftar features a selection of hot and cold mezze, followed by mixed grill platter with rice and Arabic sweets and fruit for dessert. Dhs99 per person. Daily from sunset-9pm. Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community (04 885 2222).
Tirquaz Celebrate with family, friends, and colleagues at Tirquaz Bistro’s iftar buffet, which includes shisha in some packages. Dhs69 (buffet), Dhs99 (with shisha). Daily from sunset. Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 501 2528).
Via Veneto Dates and Sardinian flat bread, followed by a two-, three- or four-course menu with signature dishes to include risotto and agnolotti al brasato. Dhs99 (two courses), Dhs129 (three courses), Dhs149 (four courses). Daily from sunset. Manzil Downtown Dubai, Downtown Dubai (04 242 7882).