Italian, Mexican, Asian and British ways to break your fast this Ramadan in Dubai
We all love a traditional Arabic iftar, but variety is the spice of life. Luckily there are any amount of cuisines to choose from when breaking your fast in Dubai and we’ve rounded up 20 of the best so you can get your fill of whatever it is that you fancy.
Bread Street Kitchen and Bar Gordon Ramsay’s British restaurant is offering up à la carte classics, as well as an ice cream station. Prices à la carte. Daily from 6pm-10.30pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Brunswick Eatery, Bar & Terrace Gold label Australian wagyu tartare, sherry vinegar gel, cornichon, salt bush, slow cooked hen yolk, parsley oil and rye sourdough crisp bread. From Dhs70. Daily from 8am-late. Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (056 404 0685).
Burger & Lobster This US-style restaurant is serving up both individual and family-style set menus, starring burgers and lobster. Dhs149 (individual set menu), Dhs995 (family set menu for four to six people). Daily from sunset-9pm. Burj Daman Building, DIFC (04 514 8838).
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).
Clinton St. Baking Company Enjoy a set menu of soup, starters, main course including chicken and waffles as well as dessert. The à la carte menu is also available. Dhs152.50 (including VAT). Daily from sunset-1am. Burj Views, Downtown Dubai (04 428 1331).
Couqley Choose one starter, one main and a dessert at this French restaurant in JLT. The iftar includes water and dates, too. Dhs139 per person. Daily from sunset. Cluster A, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 514 9339).
COYA Dubai Head to this popular Latin American restaurant for an iftar menu featuring “true Peruvian cuisine”. Dhs289 per person. Daily from 7pm-8pm. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah (04 316 9600).
Fogo De Chão This new Brazilian steakhouse offers its churrasco dining experience with Middle Eastern flavours. Dhs189 per person. Daily from sunset-9pm. Central Park Towers, DIFC (04 343 8867).
Gaucho Dubai Sociable and laid back three-course menu consisting of sharing dishes adding a Taste of Argentina. Dhs199 per person (minimum 2 people). Daily from sunset-9pm. DIFC (04 422 7898).
GIA Ristorante Visit this new Italian restaurant at The Dubai Mall to try out the special Ramadan set menu. You’ll get a choice of starters, plus a green salad, main course and soft drink for Dhs139. Dhs139 per person. Daily from sunset. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 234 9986).
Hakkasan This iftar offers hot & sour soup, Peking duck, steamed dim sum, stir-fry tiger prawns, Wagyu beef ribs, olive & chicken fried rice and homemade sorbet. Dhs228. Daily from sunset-8pm. Jumeirah Emirates Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 384 8484).
Katana Robata and Sushi Bar Enjoy a Japanese iftar beneath stunning views of the city skyline amidst a hip and stylish vibe. Dhs175 per person, Dhs95 (kids aged six-12). Daily, 7pm-10.30pm. Address Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 277 8808).
Mint Leaf of London A contemporary “British-Indian”-themed seven-course Ramadan set menu. Highlights include yoghurt chaat and keema kaleji shepherd's pie. Dhs180. Daily, noon-1am. DIFC (04 706 0900).
Namu Awaken your senses at Namu’s K-Iftar (Korean iftar) featuring a traditional Korean home-style set menu. Dhs155 per person. Daily from sunset-midnight. W Dubai Al Habtoor City, Al Habtoor City (04 435 5577).
Pure Sky Lounge and Dining Enjoy a sharing menu for two for Dhs180. Dishes include a selection of pan-Asian cuisine. Dhs180 (for two). Daily from sunset. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, The Walk, JBR (04 4 374 788).
The Chickery A variety of three different size box sets for iftar: Rotisserie chicken, fries, dipping sauce and a drink. Dhs35 for Quarter Rotisserie Chicken Box, Dhs55 for Half Rotisserie Chicken Box, Dhs90 for Whole Rotisserie Chicken Box. Daily from sunset. La Mer, Jumeirah 1 (04 385 5300).
Toro+Ko The specially curated iftar menu stays true to Toro + KO’s roots with a three-course feast of traditional Spanish fare with New York-inspired twists. Dhs195 per person. Daily from noon-midnight. The Square, City Walk, Al Safa (04 590 5433).
Waka Sharing concept set menu featuring traditional iftar dishes with a Peruvian twist. Traditional iftar drink and water included. Dhs150 per person. Daily from sunset. The Oberoi Dubai, Business Bay (04 444 1455).
ZOCO This Mexican restaurant is offering up a daily à la carte menu with tacos, guacamole and more. Prices à la carte. Daily, 5pm-9pm. The Atrium, Al Habtoor City (04 437 0044).
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