Tuesday | May 07, 2019


Fancy eating your way around the world without leaving Dubai?! At these international iftars taking place this month, you can do just that – minus the flight delays and travel hassles.

One of the perks of living in such a multi-cultural city is that there’s always a new cuisine to discover – sometimes right around the corner! So, if you’re in the mood to step outside of your food comfort zone this Ramadan, we’ve found just the iftars for you!

Korean Iftar at Namu

If you find yourself craving bang eo gui or bibimbap this Ramadan, head to trendy Korean Fusion restaurant, Namu for their K-Iftar which includes a set menu featuring both classics and signature dishes. Perched high up on the 31st floor of the spectacular V Hotel Dubai, indulge in delicious food while enjoying enviable sunset views all throughout the month. Packages start from AED 155 per person.

Location: V Hotel Dubai, Curio Collection by Hilton Al Habtoor City, Business Bay | Contact Info: 04-435 5577

Brazilian Iftar at Fogo De Chão

Can’t get enough of South American food? The ‘Brazilian Iftar Experience’ at Fogo De Châo will be perfect for you! With their expert team of chefs having mastered the traditional grilling technique of churrasco, expect an amazing range of fire-roasted meats alongside plenty of Brazilian-themed desserts on the menu. This lovely steakhouse also boasts an outdoor courtyard with incredible views of the Burj Khalifa. Packages start from AED 199 per head.

Location: Central Park Towers, Level - P3, DIFC | Contact Info: 04-343 8867

BBQ Iftar at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Fans of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit at JBR will be thrilled to hear about a ‘meaty’ iftar taking place at the Texan restaurant this month. Choose two of your favorites from meat plates that include beef sausage, smoked turkey and chicken and slow-smoked beef brisket. You can also pick two sides from the usuals such as fries, waffle fries, onion rings, etc. Packages start from AED 69 per person.

Location: Ground Floor, Rimal Residence, Jumeirah Beach Residence | Contact Info: 04-392 8172

Anatolian/Turkish Iftar at Rüya Dubai

Why does everybody flock to Turkish restaurant Rüya at Grosvenor House?! Because it’s simply the best! Serving authentic Anatolian and Turkish cuisine, your iftar at this beautiful venue by the marina will include mains such as marinated baby chicken, kuru fasulye, ali zuzuk – accompanied by all the sweets and desserts you can get your hands on. Packages start from AED 249 per person.

Location: 1st Floor, Lobby Level Grosvenor House, Al Emreef Street | Contact Info: 04-399 9123

Indian Iftar at Bombay Brasserie

How about a three-course Indian iftar that features an interesting mix of classic and contemporary dishes?! Fine-dining restaurant Bombay Brasserie at Taj Dubai is well-known for its huge, open kitchen that gives you a behind-the-scenes peek. With a team of chefs cooking up a storm, expect everything from kariveplai prawn varuval to tandoor-smoked chicken dishes to be on the menu – with special desserts, of course. Packages start from AED 195 per person.

Location: Taj Dubai, Burj Khalifa Street, Business Bay | Contact Info: 04-438 3222

American Iftar at Burger and Lobster

There is a reason why you’ll always find London-import Burger & Lobster brimming with people – not only do they get their burgers consistently right, but they also have lobsters down to a pat. Their Iftar menu includes a five-course feast with everything the restaurant is known for – does that include lobster?! Yes, it does – and plenty of it! Packages start from AED 149 per person.

Location: Taj Dubai, Burj Khalifa Street, Business Bay | Contact Info: 04-438 3222

Mexican Iftar at Muchachas

For tacos and tapas fans, Muchachas is where it’s all at this Ramadan! Serving a grand four-course Mexican feast, enjoy all your favorite dishes at the gorgeous restaurant that’ll have you whipping out your camera every other second – you’ll find plenty of Insta-worthy moments here so make sure your phone’s fully charged. Don’t miss their special house mocktails! Packages start from AED 149 per person.

Location: Holiday Inn Express | Contact Info: 04-327 5878

Italian Iftar at BiCE Mare

Gear up for an iftar that’ll have the Italian in you swooning with delight. BiCE Mare’s La Famiglia menu for iftar is perfect for those craving homemade pasta and antipasti dishes this Ramadan. Located in the beautiful Souk Al Bahar, soak in exceptional views of the Burj Khalifa while indulging in the finest contemporary Italian dishes in Dubai. Packages start from AED 195 per person.

Location: Souk Al Bahar | Contact Info: 04-423 0982

Peruvian Iftar at COYA

Next stop on the culinary tour is award-winning restaurant COYA at the Four Seasons. Known for serving some of the most delicious Peruvian fare in the city, their Ramadan special is something you wouldn’t want to miss out on. Your meal will be off to a great start with starters such as chicken tacos and croquettes on the menu – followed by your choice of one main course that includes (among many others) corn-fed chicken and Chilean sea bass. Packages start from AED 250 per person.

Location: Restaurant Village, Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2  | Contact Info: 04-316 9600

Cantonese Iftar at Hakkasan

When one of the most luxurious Cantonese restaurants in Dubai hosts an iftar, you can expect it to be every bit as grand and spectacular as the venue itself. A special four-course menu has been designed only for the month – featuring wild mushroom soup, signature dishes such as their famous Peking duck and mains such as wok-fried beef with shiitake mushroom. Make sure you leave room for dessert! Packages start from AED 288 per head.

Location: Crescent Road, The Palm | Contact Info: 04-426 2626

**Pictures courtesy of venue’s Facebook page or website**

Article published: 7th May, 2019


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