One of the attractions of Ramadan is the Iftar, the meal taken at sunset to break day long fast. Every Ramadan the hotels, restaurants and food outlets come up with attractive Ramadan Iftar deals to tempt the diners.
Here are top Ramadan Iftar deals for 2013. Check out these top places to break your fast in Dubai.
The Address, Dubai Marina
Constellation Ballroom: Iftar buffet offering seasonal favourites, from sunset to 9pm, for Dh155 per person. Call 04-4367777.
Al Murooj Rotana, Dubai
Al Yasat Grand Ballroom: Buffet until July 25, moving to Pergolas restaurant until the end of Ramadan, featuring an array of Arabic dishes, live cooking stations, lamb ouzi. Dh169++ per person. Eid Al Fitr buffet will also be offered on the second day of Eid at the Pergolas restaurant for Dh249++ per person and Dh129++ for children between 6-12 years old. Call 04-3211111.
Atlantis, The Palm
Asateer: Iftar buffet featuring Arabic fare such as kebbeh bil laban, katayef, assafiri, and live cooking stations. Buffet Dh185 from sunset-8.30pm. A la carte sohour from 9.30pm to 2.30am; with a minimum spend of Dh120. Call 04-4261000.
Kaleidoscope: iftar buffet also offered here, including Ramadan beverages, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Dh195. Call 04-4261000.
The Bonnington, Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Cavendish: Iftar buffet with hot and cold mezzeh, salads, meat and vegetable grills and a variety of desserts. Dh159 per person. Call 04-3560533.
Courtyard by Marriott, Dubai Green Community
Pine Grill: Iftar buffet offering Arabic dishes, salads and sweets for Dh135. Kids aged 6-12 eat for Dh55. Call 04-8852222.
Crowne Plaza, Dubai Festival City
Zaytoun: Iftar buffet including Ramadan beverages, for Dh140 from sunset-9pm. Sohour a la carte menu also available from 9pm -2am, in the Leisure Tent. Call 04-7011127/28.
Rare: Iftar set menu featuring live cooking stations, grilled lobster, lamb soup and mezzeh. Dh145 per adult, with 50 per cent off for children between 4-14 years. Call 04-3238888.
Dubai World Trade Centre
Ramadan Majlis: Arabian iftar, with hot and cold mezzeh, Dh135, including soft beverages. Open from sunset-3am on weekdays, and until 4am on weekends. Call 04-3086322.
Fairmont, The Palm
Flow Kitchen. Iftar buffet featuring hot and cold mezzeh, Emirati-style ouzi, shawarma and manakeesh stations and a wide range of hot and cold beverages. Dh175 per person, with 50 per cent discount for children. Sohour is also offered daily from 9.30pm to 2am, with prices starting from Dh35. Call 04-4573457.
The Atrium: Iftar with soups and cold Arabic appetizers, traditional main courses and live cooking stations, sweets and an Arabic drinks corner. Dh175 net per person, children under 8 years eat for free (two children per family), children between the age of 8 and 12 years dine for Dh85 net per person. Call 04-4299999.
Sloane’s: Iftar set menu featuring lentil soup and other traditional Arabic dishes. Dh250 per person. Call 04-3176000.
Hues Boutique Hotel
Aurora Lounge & Terrace: Iftar buffet, with Arabic and continental dishes inclusive of house beverages, Dh 119, sunset-9pm. Suhour desserts, drinks for Dh69 from 9pm to 12am. Call 04-6034849.
InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Anise: Arabic and international iftar buffet, Dh185 per person including beverages, from sunset to 9pm. Call 04-7011127/28.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai
Majlis Al Safinah: Iftar buffet featuring hot and cold mezze, salads, meat and seafood grills and Middle Eastern desserts. Dh190 inclusive of beverages. Children between 4 and 12 years old will receive discount of 50 per cent. Sohour a la carte menu also available. Call 04-4068999.
Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Al Nafoorah Marquee: Iftar and suhour in an air-conditioned marquee on the terrace, Dh170 including house waters and Ramadan juices. Sparkling water, soft beverages, speciality teas and coffees will be charged separately. 50 per cent discount for children between 6-12 years and children below 6 dine free; sunset-9pm.. Call 04-3198088.
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Dubai
Imperium: Iftar buffet offering a selection of Arabic favourites and international dishes. Dh195 per person inclusive of beverages. Call 04-4530444.
JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai
Kitchen 6: Iftar buffet featuring live cooking stations for Dh165 per person. Open from sunset until 10pm every night.
Arabic Restaurant: Iftar meal with personalized table service for Dh190 per person, from sunset till 8.30pm. Call 04-4143400
JW Marriott Hotel, Dubai
The Market Place: Iftar buffet with live cooking stations, Arabic dishes and sweets, and Ramadan beverages for Dh165; kids aged 6-12 eat for Dh60. Call 04-6077977
Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates
KGrill Iftar Buffet: International Iftar buffet with a focus on Arabic specialties and a dessert selection at Dh165 per person, including Ramadan soft beverages. Served every evening during Ramadan until 11pm. Eid Al Fitr buffet also available on the second and third days of Eid, with live cooking stations, for Dh295, inclusive of soft beverages and a premium package at Dh395 per person. Call 04-4095999.
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa
Brasserie: Iftar buffet with Arabic-inspired dishes from sunset-9.30pm. Dh235 per person. Call 04-3165550.
Al Majlis: Iftar buffet including beverages, Dh195. A la carte menu is also available throughout Ramadan from 9pm to 3am. More buffets also available at Al Muna, Arboretum and Khaymat Al Bahar for Dh190 per person, inclusive of beverages. Kids below the age of 4 eat for free, and ages 4-12 dine at 50 per cent discount throughout the month. Call 04-3666159/730.
Marriott Executive Apartments, Dubai Creek
Skywalk Cafe: Arabic buffet including fresh salads and soups, hot and cold mezzeh and live cooking stations for Dh85. Kids aged 5-12 eat at Dh45.
Special offer: Five people dine and pay for four. Call 04-2131000.
Movenpick Hotel, Jumeirah Beach
Melrose Ballroom: Traditional buffet including soft beverages, light mezze, juices and live cooking stations. Dh129 per person; kids under 12 eat for free. Call 04-4498888.
One and Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
Tagine: Traditional Iftar buffets served daily from 7.15pm-8.30pm, offering a variety of Arabic dishes for Dh180 per person. Call 04-3999999.
One and Only, The Palm, Dubai
Zest: Iftar buffet served daily from sunset, offering a variety of traditional Arabic and continental dishes, for Dh220 per person including hot and cold beverages. Call 04-4401010.
The Palace, Downtown Dubai
Ewaan: Iftar, sunset-9pm, from Dh195 per person. Suhour a la carte menu with Arabic dishes, minimum spend Dh150 per person, 10pm-2am and until 3am on weekends. Call 04-4287806.
Café Arabesque: Views overlooking Dubai Creek and an iftar buffet of Middle Eastern dishes with more than 40 cold and hot mezze, soups, ouzi, rice, rotisserie dishes, carvings, kebabs and more than 10 different main courses baked in a wood-fired oven. From sundown-9.30 pm, Dh180 per person, including soft drinks. Call 04-3172222.
Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel, Dubai
Kris: Iftar buffet featuring live cooking stations, hot and cold mezzeh, salads, soups and Ramadan beverages. Dh130 per person. Kids below 6 years dine for free, while children between 6 and 12 years old eat at 50 per cent off. Offer available from sunset-11pm. Call 04-3771111.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City
Chef’s house: Iftar buffet of Arabic and Oriental dishes, featuring live cooking stations and daily flavoured ouzi. Dh109++ per person or Dh129++ per person including beverages. Call 04-3669111.
Ritz-Carlton, DIFC: Air conditioned Ramadan garden and terrace serving iftar and sohour, with Arabic and Mediterranean cuisine andlive fatteh station. Sohour from 9pm with traditional live entertainment. Iftar, sunset-9pm, Dh225 for adults,Dh110 for children, including soft beverages. Call 04-3722323.
Rixos, The Palm, Dubai
Qasr Al Sultan: Iftar buffet offering Turkish pide, roasted lamb ouzi, and a range of Arabic sweets. Dh175 for adults inclusive of beverages, and Dh75 for children between 3 and 12 years old. Sohour also available for Dh85 minimum spend. Call 04-4575454.
Sheraton Dubai, Mall of the Emirates
Sanabel: Iftar buffet offering Arabic cuisine including hot and cold mezzeh, main courses and a selection of Ramadan beverages. Dh120 per person. Call 04-3772000. Suhour on the Vantage Terrace Ramadan tent, open from sunset.
Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort
A/C Ramadan tent overlooking the Arabian Gulf for iftar and sohour, with Arabic and international dishes and live cooking stations. Dh185 per person. Call 04-3995533.
Sofitel Dubai, Jumeirah Beach
A.O.C. French Brasserie: Themed iftar buffet featuring hot and cold mezzeh, meats and seafood. Buffet Dh180 per person including Ramadan beverages. Call 04-4484733.
Taj Palace Hotel, Dubai
Iftar tent: Iftar buffet featuring Arabic dishes with an international touch. Buffet Dh129 per person inclusive of beverages, while children between 6 and 12 years old get a discount of 50 per cent. Call 04-2113070.
Towers Rotana Hotel, Dubai
Flavours on Two: International iftar buffet including Arabic sweets and Ramadan beverages, for AED 149, from iftar-8.30pm. Buffet also available on theme nights, Tuesday through Friday, starting from Dh190++. Call 04-3122201.
The Westin Mina Seyahi, Dubai
Blue Orange: Iftar buffet with live entertainment, from sunset-9pm. Dh180 per person, and kids below 12 years eat at Dh100. Cal 04-5117136.