Savoring the Spirit of Ramadan: Dubai’s Top 10 Iftar Destinations That Promise Culinary Bliss

Iftar in Dubai, as in many Muslim-majority regions, refers to the evening meal during Ramadan with which Muslims break their daily fast during the holy month of Ramadan. It is a significant religious and social event where families, and friends come together to break their fast at sunset.

According to leading astronomers, in 2024 Tuesday March 12 will mark the first day of Ramadan. The abstention from eating and drinking during Ramadan is intended to last from dawn until dusk throughout the 29 or 30-day period.

In Dubai, Iftar is often celebrated in various restaurants, and hotels, offering a wide array of traditional and international cuisines in the buffet or set menu format.
Whether you’re fasting or just want to immerse yourself in the culture of the Arab Emirates, try the Iftars from our list of 10 places in Dubai.
Luxurious Iftar at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
It is one of the most popular and highly frequented places for Iftar in Dubai. It has 10 live cooking stations offering a variety of seafood, meats, vegetarian and Arabic dishes.
You shouldn’t miss an opportunity to dive in Arabic culture the live music, and the atmosphere of Bab Al Shams, located on the edge of the Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve
299 AED per person, from Iftar till 10:00 pm
Bab Al Shams, A Rare Finds Desert Resort, Dubai
Tel: (0) 4 809 6100, @babalshamshotel
Traditional Iftar with Arabic cuisine at Al Majlis — Madinat Jumeirah
Al Majlis has long been an annual gathering place for families, friends, and colleagues to break their fast, and is set to create exquisite cuisine and memorable experiences in an atmosphere of tradition and sophistication. Elegantly designed with arabesque accents, every inch here is a reminder of what makes this holy month magical.
330 AED per person, from sundown to 08:30 pm
Sheikh Saeed Halls, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai
Tel: (0) 4 800 3982, @themajlis.dwtc
Iftar with beach views at Sheraton JBR
Embrace the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan 2024 with a journey of flavours at the five-star luxury beachfront resort, Sheraton JBR, for AED 159 per person.
Enjoy an Iftar at the five-star luxury beachfront resort. Sheraton presents a special Arabic iftar at the Kan Zaman open-air tent during the Holy Month of Ramadan, offering sweeping views of JBR and an extensive international buffet, accompanied by live music. Unforgettable experiences await you with live Arabic entertainment and live cooking stations. Families can also enjoy a dedicated kids' play area.
159 AED per person, from sundown to 08:30 pm
Al Mamsha Road, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort
Tel: (0) 4 315 3838, @sheratonjumeirah
International Iftar at urban The Spice Tree
Iftar buffet featuring the best mix of Arabic, Indian, and international, as well as live stations, alongside refreshing Ramadan drinks at The Spice Tree at DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai.
175 AED per person, from sundown to 09:00 pm
M Square Building, Al Mankhool, Dubai, U.A.E
@thespicetreedubai, Tel: +971 50 387 2085
Breath-taking Iftar At.mosphere
Iftar experience enhanced with memorable panoramic views of Downtown Duba at At.Mosphere, located on Burj Khalifa’s 122nd floor. This luxury Iftar restaurant offers an exclusive Ramadan menu with plenty of options for cold and hot starters, main courses with seafood and a variety of meat, desserts, and cheeses.
545 AED per person, from 06:00 pm onwards
122nd Floor, Burj Khalifa – Downtown Dubai
Tel: (0) 4 888 3828, @atmospheredubai
Rooftop Iftar at Fi’lia at SLS Dubai Hotel and Residences
Break the fast at award-winning Italian restaurant Fi’lia on the 70th floor SLS Dubai Hotel and Residences. This rooftop oasis offers a spectacular sharing set menu under the starry skies and crescent moon. Indulge in a special three-course meal and Iftar beverages with a panoramic view of the city's iconic Burj Khalifa tower.
245 AED per person, from sunset to 8:00 pm
Level 70, SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences - Marasi Dr - Business Bay
Tel: (0) 4 607 0770, @filiadubai
Sustainable Iftar at The Ramadan Garden
An Iftar in elegant al fresco setting at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel with fascinating sunsets and view at the famous sail tower Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.
Observe the Holy Month of Ramadan with a commitment to sustainability: no single-use plastic, freshly filtered water, bottled at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, culinary mastery with 60% locally sourced ingredients.
From 150 to 295 AED per person, from sunset to 8:30 pm
Level 70, SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences - Marasi Dr - Business Bay
Tel: (0) 4 406 8044 | (0) 4 406 8756, @jumeirahbh
Pan-Asian Iftar at OAK
Try something unusual this Ramadan and try an Iftar meny inspired by woodfire at pan-Asian restaurant OAK. Here you can get miso butternut squash soup, fattoush yuzu salad, miso, grilled braised chicken Breast, aromatic Thai red curry lamb shank and a dessert.
160 AED per person
Sunset onward. OAK Dubai, Jumeirah 3
Tel: (0) 4 266 8979, @oakdubai
Iftar under the stars at Zenon
Experience a unique Iftar celebration "Under the Stars" with a menu that brings together the rich flavours of Mediterranean cuisine infused with Asian elements. Zenon will showcase entrancing AI artworks that’ll make your first meal of the day memorable.
295 AED per person, from sunset to 9:00 pm
Kempinski Central Avenue, Ground Level, Downtown Dubai
Tel: (0) 4 837 7222, @zenondubai
Surreal Iftar at Expo City
Amazing Iftar with the Surreal water feature at Expo City Dubai. Explore a wide range of live cooking stations and sample a tempting fusion of traditional dishes surrounded by walls of water plummet from four storeys high.
220 AED per person, from 5:00 pm to 1:00 am
Surreal, Expo City Dubai
Tel: +971 56 924 9926, @expocitydubai
No matter which place you’ll choose for Iftar, may each of them be filled with delicious dishes, the warmth of family gatherings, and gratitude for all the blessings you possess.
Congratulations on the arrival of Ramadan! May this blessed month bring peace, joy, and spiritual renewal into your life.
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