Ramadan is a time to reflect on and appreciates life's blessings, spend quality time with friends and family, and create special memories. This Ramadan in Dubai, as residents and visitors come together after days spent fasting and reflecting, all across the city, there are a host of ways to spend time with loved ones over iftars and Suhoors that will make this a Ramadan to remember.
Throughout Ramadan in Dubai, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) has curated a variety of cultural, authentic and innovative gastronomic experiences - from traditional Ramadan tents to more unusual dining destinations - creating opportunities for friends and families to connect during this special time.
RAMADAN TENTS, IFTARS & SUHOORS
All across the city, over the four weeks of Ramadan, iftars and Suhoors are hosted in the traditional settings of Ramadan tents. Here, communities can come together, and visitors are invited to enjoy these cultural experiences throughout the holy month.
Celebrate Ramadan in a very special setting with an Iftar at Dubai Opera, daily until 19 April, for a one-of-a-kind culinary experience, including a lavish buffet with Arabic and international dishes for every palate, from AED 570 per person.
Experience an outdoor iftar and enjoy the spring weather at the garden area of Habtoor Grand Resort Autograph collection until 21 April, with the chance to dine on authentic specialities with hot and cold mezza, live cooking stations and more. At AED 190 per person, enjoy Iftar from sunset to 9 pm and Suhoor from 9 pm to 1 am, priced a la carte.
The Bulgari Ramadan experience, running until 21 April, celebrates the theme The Wonders of Love with live food stations complemented by live entertainment with a Qanun player and Arabic bands. Presented by Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, Iftar is served from sunset to 8:30 pm for AED 450 or Suhoor from 9:30 pm to 1 am for AED 295.
For guests seeking out delectable meals at a beautiful location, Al-Wāha by Conrad Dubai at level 6 offers a mouth-watering iftar every day from sunset to 9 pm at AED 240 per person. Suhoor is priced at AED 185 per person, served from 10 pm to 1 am. Explore a menu filled with variety and flavour from various regions, such as the Middle East, North Africa, India and more, from 23 March to 22 April. During the month of Ramadan, Al-Waha by Conrad Dubai is leading efforts to reduce food waste as part of The Green Ramadan initiative by Hilton in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) West Asia and Winnow Solutions, allowing for digitally-led tracking of food waste throughout the month.
Break your fast with Iftar on the 74th floor of SLS Dubai at Carna by Dario Cecchini with a focus on locally sourced ingredients, flavoursome food, and a relaxing atmosphere. Every evening until 20 April, priced at AED 225 per person.
Until 22 April, from 6 pm to 3 am every day, the Dana Tent at City Walk in the Green Planet Building will host a sumptuous iftar buffet at AED 215 per person and Suhoor with a minimum charge of AED 185 per person from the a la carte menu.
Spend Iftar and Suhoor at Mina Brasserie, Shai Salon or Penrose Lounge in the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach during select timings until 21 April for a Ramadan experience that will not be soon forgotten.
The Palm Garden at Park Hyatt Dubai offers a wide variety of international and traditional specialities prepared, starting at AED 325 per person, from sunset to 8:30 pm for Iftar, and from 9:30 pm to 1 am from the a la carte menu for Suhoor, during the month of Ramadan.
Take advantage of Iftar and Suhoor offers at various Jumeirah Group restaurants in the city, such as Al Nafoorah, Arboretum and Pai Thai at Jumeirah Al Qasr, Al Iwan and the Al Falak Ballroom at Burj Al Arab, The Palmery and Al Mandhar at Jumeirah Al Naseem, Hanaaya at Jumeirah Mina A'Salam, the Ramadan Garden at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Al Nafoorah, Imperium Restaurant and Zenzi Beach at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Nomad at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, The Lounge Mangrove Terrace, Banquet Iftar and Tean at Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, plus other Jumeirah restaurants including Hillhouse Brasserie, The Duck Hook, Boaz, and Butcha.
Enjoy Ramadan at Asateer, Atlantis the Palm, every evening until 22, with Arabic entertainment and delectable dishes across various cuisines. Iftar begins from sunset to 8:30 pm, starting at AED 260 per person with children aged three and below dine for free, and Suhoor runs from 9:30 pm to 2:30 am and starts at AED 180 per person.
GASTRONOMIC EXPERIENCES WITH A DIFFERENCE
This Ramadan in Dubai, theres also the chance to step outside of the usual with gastronomic experiences in unique settings where memories are made.
Experience a unique foodie adventure from 31 March to 9 April at the city's first-ever Ramadan Street Food Festival. Sample authentic and traditional foods from more than 50 restaurants, including special menus - priced from just AED10, plus promotions and entertainment at the Sheikh Hamdan Colony, Al Karama, from Iftar to Suhoor and discover savoury and sweet delights within the streets of Dubai.
At Al Hadheerah, the open-air restaurant at Bab Al Shams, theres the chance to enjoy a cultural experience, with captivating performances by traditional dancers, musicians, falconers, camel riders, and an array of live-cooked cuisine from 7 pm to midnight, Monday to Sunday. Reservations can be made through the website.
Dine at an authentic outdoor iftar buffet at Al Mashowa, a traditional Emirati seafood restaurant in the heart of Riverland Dubai. Indulge in a selection of age-old traditional recipes, along with a live barbecue and beverage station, starting at AED 95 for adults, and AED 45 for children between the ages of five and 10, from 31 March to 20 April between 7 pm to 9 pm.
Become immersed in a unique iftar experience at LEGOLAND® Dubai with an Arabic and internationally inspired buffet at Bricks Family Restaurant from sunset to 10 pm daily throughout the month of Ramadan. Sample local Emirati dishes and other authentic delicacies from Egypt, Syria and Lebanon for AED 165 per adult and AED 95 for children below 12 years of age. Or try Kalea Restaurant at Lapita Hotel in MOTIONGATE Dubai, with an iftar buffet for AED 175 for adults and AED 85 for kids between ages 6 and 12, featuring classic Middle Eastern specialities, Arabic sweets and live Oud music.
Visit the exclusive Ramadan Majlis at Dubai Festival City Mall to sample delightful food and beverages served by the Hint Café during the holy month, and dont forget to enjoy the IMAGINE Ramadan projections creating a very special seasonal ambience.
Or why not choose to explore one of the Ramadan markets across the city, where there's a chance to break fast and enjoy seasonal favourites, browse for Eid gifts, appreciate the skill of musicians and performers, and enjoy the festive lighting and ambience.
Every evening through until 21 April, enjoy live entertainment and sample incredible dishes with delicious flavours at all 17 kitchens in the Time Out Market Dubai, including homegrown foodie favourites 21 Grams, Al Fanar, BB Social Dining, Brix by 3fils, Little Erth, Long Teng, MASTI, Nightjar, Pickl, PItfire Reif Japanese Kushiyaki, Scoopi Cafe, and Vietnamese Foodies.
Head over to Al Barsha Pond Park for Al Barsha Park Ramadan Market, running from 30 March until 1 May, from 4 am to 12 am. Sample international delicacies and enjoy the entertainment and contests to fully embrace the Ramadan spirit. Dont forget to check out the retail stores for the chance to find Eid gifts perfect for friends and family.
Eat, relax and play at Hatta Hub and take in the ambience while indulging in international cuisines, various kinds of entertainment, or shopping from a variety of retail outlets from 4 pm to 12 am daily, from 30 March to 1 May.
There is something for everyone this Ramadan in Dubai - all are welcome to enjoy and participate in unique cultural experiences and create special, memorable moments across the city. For more information, visit @StyledByDubai and @CelebrateDubai on social media channels and the website.