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Want the perfect iftar and suhoor meals? Check out these options

Indulge in a feast of flavors with loved ones at these Iftar experiences

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Ramadan is coming to a close, but there are still many places to try for iftar and suhoor—it’s almost impossible to choose. 

In the UAE, almost every cuisine and Ramadan experience can be found. Want to lay back and relax at a majlis by the beach waves while having iftar meals? Check. Want to dress up for a fancy suhoor out with friends and family? Check. 

Whether you’re fasting or just want to join in the festivities, here is our list of all the best iftars and suhoors in Dubai and Abu Dhabi for you to try.


Majlis by the Sea, Emirates Palace, Mandarin Oriental, Abu Dhabi

Situated at the Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental in Abu Dhabi, The Majlis by the Sea features a Ramadan tent on a private stretch of beach. You can gather with friends or family to not only enjoy food together but also gaze at the backdrop of the Arabian Gulf and be serenaded by live Arabic music. 

There’s an array of international and well-acclaimed restaurants— such as Talea by Antonio Guida and Hakkasan Abu Dhabi. Guests can feast on Indian cuisine from Martabaan by Hemant Oberoi and indulge in freshly crafted sushi from a Japanese Michelin-rated guest chef.

Suhoor includes à la carte specials, a family-style sharing menu, and shisha.

For reservations and more information, click here.


Little Miss India, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

JLT’s trendy Indian restaurant, Rohini, has contemporary twists on classic flavors — try the iftar thali set menu.

Diners can begin their fast-breaking journey with a refreshing selection of dates and drinks, including mango lassi. The thali has a selection of starters, featuring hummus topped with scrambled tandoori paneer and mutton seekh kebab. The main course has butter chicken, mutton biryani, and a decadent dessert selection featuring knafeh cheesecake.

For those seeking a late-night treat, the suhoor à la carte menu features a variety of options, from savory chaats and kebabs to comforting dum biryani and sweet treats.

For reservations and more information, click here.


Hakoora, Downtown Dubai, Dubai

At Downtown Dubai’s Hakoora, you can enjoy outdoor dining with panoramic views of the iconic Burj Khalifa. The iftar has a selection of cold and hot appetizers and main courses like seabass sayadieh and lamb kabsa. End the iftar on a sweet note with a dessert platter featuring strawberry macarons and luqaimat.

For late-night indulgence, the menu features watermelon salad, mixed vegetables with labneh, chicken croquettes, special lamb hummus, and a dessert platter with decadent opera chocolate cake.

For reservations and more information, click here.


Ingredients Restaurans, Anantara Eastern Mangroves, Abu Dhabi

Anantara Eastern Mangroves immerses into the spirit of the holy month with a buffet showcasing the rich flavors of Middle Eastern cuisine — from traditional favorites like lamb ouzi and mixed grill to sweet treats like umm ali and knafeh.

Diners can choose between an elegant indoor setting or the tranquility of the restaurant’s two al fresco terraces, offering breathtaking views of the lush mangrove landscapes.

At the Ramadan souq you can explore the region’s heritage through live calligraphy and henna art demonstrations, enticing spice stalls, and live cooking stations.

For reservations and more information, click here.


Twine Restaurant, Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai

At Twine Restaurant at Dubai’s World Trade Center, embark on a culinary journey that is inspired by the rich flavors of Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and beyond. The menu offers an array of cold and hot starters, featuring classics like crispy chicken wings, potato harra, and fried sambosek, and the main course has options like lamb ouzi, Mediterranean salmon, chicken tajine, kofta, and roasted vegetables. There’s a delightful dessert selection as well.

For reservations and more information, click here.


Signor Sassi, St. Regis Gardens Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

At Signor Sassi, experience the essence of Italian cuisine during suhoor. The menu features full-portion dishes designed for sharing, with options ranging from fresh seafood and steaks to classic pasta and desserts. 

Its decadent chocolate cake and pistachio cake are a must-try. 

For reservations and more information, click here.


The Majlis, Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai

The Majlis combines luxury with tradition and is a must-visit for iftar and suhoor. For iftar, you can enjoy a buffet filled with ouzi, kousa mahshi, thareed, Lebanese mixed grills, Hyderabadi mutton biryani, grilled fish in green herb crust, and a sushi station. Their dessert station includes the  knafeh and umm Ali delights. The luqaimat drizzled-in date syrup is a must-try. 

For reservations and more information, click here.


Asateer Tent, Atlantis Resorts, Dubai

At Asateer Tent, relish in a culinary journey for iftar through the different countries — Mondays are for Arabesque Nights, Tuesdays for Turkish Nights, Wednesdays for Persian Nights, Thursdays for Khaleeji Nights, and Fridays through Sundays for Traditional Nights. 

For Suhoor, there’s an à la carte menu and live Arabic entertainment.

For reservations and more information, click here.



Step into Mama’esh for Palestinian dishes, and there’s a set menu with the favorites. A selection of cold and hot mezze, and for main courses, you can have qedreh, Palestinian musakhan, lamb sajjeyeh, or a range of fatayers such as chicken/beef shawarma. Finish your iftar indulging in classic cheese or walnut qatayef, and pistachio harissa. 

For reservations and more information, click here.

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