During the holy month of Ramadan, Dubai’s restaurants have a fantastic array of iftars and suhoors offering every kind of cuisine and setting.

For those new to the region, iftar time is in the evening and is the meal with which Muslims end their daily fast at sunset. The suhoor timing is in the early hours before dawn when fasting begins.

Suhoor and iftar timings in Dubai will alter slightly each day with the setting and rising of the sun.

Whether you’re looking for a gourmet meal in a swanky setting, or a more traditional experience to enjoy with the family, here’s our top eight iftar and suhoor picks to give you food for thought!

8 best Iftars and Suhoors in Dubai

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1. Luxury dining by the pool

Where: BLVD On One, FIVE Palm Jumeirah
Meal: Iftar

About this iftar:
Indulge in an authentic Ramadan iftar buffet with indoor and outdoor seating boasting stunning views of the hotel and pool. There’s a lavish buffet featuring dishes from across the world, live stations, and Arabic classics include lamb ouzi, kabsa, kunafa, and baklava.

Price: AED 249, includes soft beverages (children aged 1-4 years eat for free)

2. A flavour of France

Where: Couqley French Bistro, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah, JLT
Meal: Iftar

About this iftar:
Choose between either a two-course menu or a three-course menu of fine European fare at this cosy yet classy French bistro with interiors that could be from the heart of Paris!

Price: AED 149 (two courses), AED 179 (three courses)

3. Curry-licious delights

Where: Bombay Borough, Gate Village 3, DIFC
Meal: Iftar

About this iftar:
Set across two floors, this ultra-chic curry house is serving a two-hour unlimited iftar menu featuring Indian mezze with dips, fruits and dates, kebabs, biryani, a dessert platter, and a selection of Ramadan drinks.

Price: AED 199

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4. Fantastic fusion food

Where: Crescendo, Anantara The Palm
Meal: Iftar

About this iftar:
Take you palette on a journey with an iftar buffet featuring Mediterranean and international cuisine including dishes like buffalo mozzarella, Thai chicken salad, Arabic mezze, soups, mixed grills, steamed fish, and seasonal desserts.

Price: AED 215 (adults), AED 100 (children aged 6-11), (children aged 5 and under eat for free).

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5. An authentic feast in the desert

Where: Al Hadheerah Desert Restaurant, Bab Al Shams
Meal: Iftar

About this iftar:
Experience Bedouin traditions with an authentic iftar experience set in the beautiful Dubai desert. There’s a mouth-watering spread of Ramadan delicacies made for sharing in an elegant setting lit up by the stars.

Price: AED 280

8. Taste traditional cultures

Where: Samad Al Iraqi – various locations including The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, and Jumeirah Beach Plaza
Meal: Iftar and suhoor

About this iftar & suhoor:
Tuck into traditional dishes inspired by Akkadian, Babylonian and Assyrian cultures with an exotic set menu that features Ramadan drinks, starters, salads, juices, mains and desserts, plus fruit and dates.

Price: AED 195

7. Step into the past

Where: Sultan’s Lounge, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah
Meal: Suhoor

About this suhoor:
Relax in an airy, sociable space that harks back to the Ottoman era and enjoy a traditional à la carte suhoor menu served to the table. Shisha available.

Price: Varies

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8. A green oasis

Where: The Garden, Address Downtown
Meal: Suhoor

About this suhoor:
A sharing style menu is offered for suhoor at this lush, green eatery with amazing views of Burj Khalifa. Comfortable sofa seating, metal pit fires, and olive trees create a relaxing vibe. Shisha available.

Price: Varies

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These are just a few of our favourite iftars & suhoors for 2021 – we hope you get to try a couple. Also, don’t forget to read our useful Ramadan Guide for Dubai expats and visitors.