Iftar is actually taken from the Arabic word aftar, meaning to break fast, however, the large buffets you see today are a more modern invention as classically an Iftar is any meal where you break your fast after the sun starts to set. We've included a range of different Iftars from different categories to make things easier while fitting a range of budgets.

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THE BEST CLASSIC IFTAR
The Majlis – Dubai World Trade Centre

One of the best traditional options and decorated with all the Arabic flair of Ramadan. Offering good value for the number of food options and has award-winning chefs preparing your dishes. Parking is free for those attending until 8pm and you can also get a discount if you buy online in advance.

Prices:
165 AED for adults | 85 AED for kids 6 to 12 | Free for kids under 6



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BEST FAMILY OPTION
Emirates Bio Farm

So technically this one is Abu Dhabi but the location is actually at the back of Dubai. It is only available on weekends but is a truly unique experience that is great for families. The Iftar is served in a greenhouse so you'll definitely be taking lots of photos. A farm tour is also included in the price of Iftar but you must do it before Iftar as it takes around an hour. It also has a good selection of vegetarian options to choose from. *Please note you need to buy your ticket online in advance.

Prices:
180 AED for adults | 80 AED for kids 6 to 12 |Free for kids under 6

 

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BEST HEALTHY OPTION
The Daily, Rove Hotel – Various Locations

One of the widest selections of healthy dishes and is great for those wanting a nice down to earth Iftar without breaking the bank. There are big long benches to sit and enjoy with your friends, so it's great for large groups. They also offer a good selection of vegetarian options.

Price Range:
• 99 AED per person

 

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MOST UNIQUE
Al Hadheerah, Bal Al Shams – Al Qudra Road

Sit under the stars in true Bedouin fashion surrounded by the natural beauty of the Arabian desert. This one is great to take any visitors or if you're a tourist yourself. It's definitely worth the drive and includes live entertainment for this truly unique experience.

Prices:
265 AED per person weekdays | 295 AED per person weekends

 

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THE MOST AFFORDABLE
Mama'esh – Various Locations

This Palestinian restaurant is a real hidden gem of Dubai. Their regular menu is good value and always tasty however their Iftar is a great opportunity to try a few different dishes at a very affordable price with their set menu Iftar. *Needs to be booked one day in advance via the phone

Price Range:
49 AED per person



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FOODIE'S CHOICE
Le Petite Maison – DIFC

This the perfect restaurant for when you need to wow a client and it doesn't let you down in the Iftar either. Of course it's a little more on the expensive side for the Iftar but considering you'd usually pay this amount for one main dish there. It's again, a great time to try different parts of their menu with this set course Iftar.

Price Range:
240 AED per person




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BEST INTERNATIONAL IFTAR
Meydan Ramadan Tent – Meydan

If you're looking for more international foods and want a wide selection including even sushi and sashimi, Meydan is what you're looking for. They have everything from Arabic dishes to pasta.

Prices Range:
199 AED per person




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BEST HOTEL IFTAR
Al Majlis, Madinat Jumeirah – Umm Suqeim

Set inside a stunning venue, Jumeriah hotels never let you down on service. This incredible Iftar was definitely in with some tough competition from all the amazing hotels we have in Dubai. This Iftar managed to be the competition and inside it certainly feels magical.

Price Range:
220 AED per person


ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
These insights are from our feature blogger Danni B.

 

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So this concludes our list of the best Iftars in Dubai for 2019 and we hope you are enjoying the spirit of Ramadan so far. If you missed last week's article, check out our quick guide to Ramadan.

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