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The Ultimate Guide to Iftar and Suhoor in Dubai

by Out and About Mag.

Here's a round-up of the best spots to get your fill this Ramadan, from dining deals to family entertainment in Bluewaters, Dubai Design District, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Business Bay and more.

Dining festivities 

DUBAI DESIGN DISTRICT (d3)

Bageri Form

Bageri Form is known for scrumptious bakery classics with works of wonder in the form of savoury bites baked and prepared on-site every day. This Ramadan, the open plan bakeshop is going above and beyond with special options for Suhoor, including Halawa cheesecake, chocolate fudge cake, passionfruit and caramel lattes, and infused caramelised dates cake served with vanilla ice cream. 

When: All throughout Ramadan - Suhoor

Where: Bageri Form, Dubai Design District (d3) 

 

GOAT Burger

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Serving outrageously succulent burgers, GOAT Burger invites guests to satisfy their hunger and sweet tooth with treats from their speciality Ramadan menu. The joint is serving up special slider buckets for families and friends along with nostalgic Ramadan ice cream flavours, desserts and special Arabic drinks.

When: All throughout Ramadan - Suhoor

Where: GOAT, Dubai Design District (d3)

 

The Host

Crafted to celebrate moments together, The Host will hook you in with deliciously diverse cuisine and leave you craving more. Serving carefully crafted dishes, luxury Belgium Chocolate and speciality coffee, the unique space was created by six Emirati women who came together to create this one-of-a-kind concept. During Ramadan, they will be serving traditional sweets for dine-in and delivery all over UAE. From Kunefe skillets, Ashaliya, and date pudding trays, indulge your sweet tooth throughout the Holy Month. 

When: All throughout Ramadan - Suhoor

Where: The Host, Dubai Design District (d3)

 

The Lighthouse

From a vibrant Mezza selection to decadent desserts, the Lighthouse's innovative Mediterranean-inspired dishes offer the highest quality food made from fresh and seasonal produce and served in a relaxed environment. Family and friends are invited to delight in the three-course Iftar meal for AED150, which sports a variety of delicious options.

When: All throughout Ramadan - Iftar

Where: The Lighthouse, Dubai Design District (d3) 

 

Mohalla

An ode to the 'Community Neighbourhoods' of India, Mohalla is a journey through the explored and unexplored cuisines from different parts of the country. Nestled in Dubai Design District (d3), it is an intimate and soulful experience serving up Indian comfort food with signature attention to detail and flavours. With its vibrant colours, it's the place to be for gastronomes this Ramadan. Take advantage of the three-course set menu with water included for AED115 per person.

When: All throughout Ramadan - Suhoor

Where: Mohalla, Dubai Design District (d3) 

 

Molecule

The enticing combination of an artistic ambience, stylish furniture and expertly crafted dishes makes Molecule one of the most remarkable dining spots in Dubai Design District (d3). Enjoy their special AED69 Iftar three-course set menu of bistro-inspired international cuisine on their beautiful terrace all throughout Ramadan. 

When: All throughout Ramadan - Iftar

Where: Molecule, Dubai Design District (d3) 

 

The Name

In the mood for a Mediterranean-inspired menu and speciality coffee? Then add The Name to your next Iftar dining experience. Complete with soup, starters, salad, a main course and dessert for AED75, expect delicious bites and a relaxed yet vibrant contemporary setting perfect for a casual evening. Even their Suhoor menu includes a range of special sweet and salty wraps and desserts to keep you full for the next day. 

When: All throughout Ramadan – Iftar and Suhoor

Where: The Name, Dubai Design District (d3) 

 

SMAT

Get ready to be transported to the dinner table of an Emirati mother at SMAT, known for delicious Emirati-inspired cuisine that evokes nostalgia. For AED80 per person, the much-loved local restaurant offers set menus including soup, salad, starters, a main course, and traditional sweets. 

When: All throughout Ramadan - Iftar

Where: SMAT Resto-Cafe, Dubai Design District (d3)

 

BLUEWATERS

 

La Brioche

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Indulge in the spirit of Ramadan at La Brioche. Enjoy a wide array of delicious main dishes in a cosy ambience straight from the rustic countryside of France. Get a taste of their Ramadan set menu for AED105 per person and expect nothing less than genuine and flavourful French cuisine. 

When: All throughout Ramadan – Iftar

Where: La Brioche, Bluewaters

 

DRVN

There aren't many places in Dubai that bring together Neapolitan pizza, artisanal coffee and classic cars. At DRVN, you'll find this unique combination and stay for the delicious brew and unique atmosphere. Rev into the swanky two-storey warehouse this Ramadan for a special set menu of three courses and beverages for AED199.

When: All throughout Ramadan – Iftar

Where: DRVN, Bluewaters

 

Günaydin

Self-proclaimed (and rightfully so) as the Famous Turkish Meatery, Günaydin brings its decades of expertise in tender, high-quality cuts to its latest location at Bluewaters. This surf-and-turf twist promises a hearty feast at Iftar time with a set menu of their signature plates for AED230 per person. Eat up to your heart's desire and wash it down with authentic Turkish tea, which is included in the deal. 

When: All throughout Ramadan - Iftar

Where: Günaydin, Bluewaters

 

Leen's 

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Beyond its backdrop of the glittering sea and skyline, Leen's doesn't need much pomp and splendour to reel you in. Casual – and all the more chic for it – the culinary team at this bistro channels their efforts into concocting a flavourful journey around the world. Considering food is the wow factor, there's no better place to break your fast than Leen's, which offers up a wholesome three-course iftar set menu for AED112 per person. 

When: All throughout Ramadan – Iftar 

Where: Leen's, Bluewaters

 

Mado

It's all about Turkish food, Turkish desserts, and historical Turkish ice cream at Mado. Dressed in blue, white and gold hues, this elegant eatery is located in Bluewaters' newly unveiled indoor shopping and dining area, The Wharf, and looks out onto the towering Ain Dubai. They're pulling out all the stops for Iftar, with a soup, salad, main course and dessert for only AED105 per person. Of course, this comes with Turkish tea to kick you out of an inevitable food coma. 

When: All throughout Ramadan - Iftar

Where: Mado, Bluewaters

 

Sah El Nom

There's no better place to immerse yourself in the Ramadan spirit than Sah El Nom for an authentic Syrian and oriental food experience. Their menu goes all the way from classic recipes to new-age kitchen adventures that promise an enriching dining and social experience. With unique cuisine, immaculate views, and a delicious set Iftar menu for AED150 and AED95 for Suhoor, Sah El Nom is sure to satisfy all your cravings.  

When: All throughout Ramadan – Iftar, Suhoor

Where: Sah El Nom, Bluewaters 

 

Tete 

Tete is a new premier restaurant to keep an eye on this Ramadan, offering flavours from the Middle East with a unique serving style from Latin America. Their Lebanese culinary experience, combined with some of the best views in town, means you simply can't go wrong. Bring your family and friends to break their fast over a large selection of Arabic and international buffets for AED129 and AED149 with shisha.

When: All throughout Ramadan – Iftar

Where: Tete, Bluewaters

 

SOUK MADINAT JUMEIRAH

Anar 

Discover the true taste of Persian cuisine at Anar, delivering flavour-packed recipes over 2,500 years old. With resident Persian chefs plating magical concoctions, it is a place where authenticity and tradition are the foundation of their dishes. Bask in views of Burj Al Arab as you indulge in their three-course set menu with choices of starters, mains and desserts, as well as complimentary fresh juice for AED140 per person.

When: All throughout Ramadan - Iftar

Where: Anar, Souk Madinat Jumeirah 

 

Newton

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In an atmosphere that is second to none, Newton packs a punch with its cosmopolitan fusion of experiences curated with ambience, food and service reflective of their roots in Berlin. The restaurant's views by the water and cuisine will keep you sticking around. Head on over to break your fast and indulge in a variety of signature plates – their executive chef has created delectable set menus boasting international cuisine, especially for Iftar and Suhoor. 

When: All throughout Ramadan – Iftar timing till 8 pm, Suhoor

Where: Newton, Souk Madinat Jumeirah 

 

The Noodle House 

The streets of the Far East have never been nearer. Experience true Asian soul food at The Noodle House over a variety of sharing platters and signature dishes fit for the whole family. Guests can even enjoy the restaurant's Iftar in the comfort of their own home with the '99 More Reasons to Noodle' package, available for delivery via Talabat and Careem. Dive fork first into two starters, two mains and two fresh iced teas for AED99, while The Noodle House's sharing platter is also available all day for AED99.

When: All throughout Ramadan 

Where: The Noodle House, Souk Madinat Jumeriah

 

Trattoria 

Trattoria is a much-loved Italian restaurant nestled alongside the tranquil waterways of Souk Madinat Jumeirah. Having mastered rustic Tuscan cuisine, the eatery is offering guests the option of either a two-course menu for AED100 or a three-course set menu for AED150 per person. 

When: All throughout Ramadan – Iftar timing till 8:30 pm

Where: Trattoria, Souk Madinat Jumeriah

 

Ushna

Inspired by centuries-old recipes, Ushna means "warmth" in Hindi. The restaurant brings together culinary expertise with a modern twist to deliver unforgettable flavours and textures of Indian cooking.

Their style, flavouring and ingredients truly set them apart with a memorable balance of colour and thoughtful garnishes. Enjoy their special three-course set menu and complimentary water for AED145 during Iftar as you take in their vibrant setting by the Souk Madinat Jumeirah's beautiful waterways.

When: All throughout Ramadan – Iftar timing till 8 pm

Where: Ushna, Souk Madinat Jumeirah 

 

BUSINESS BAY

 

25 Degrees North

25 Degrees North is the perfect starting point for a culinary journey through India. The restaurant transports you to roadside eateries along the plains of Northern India packed with thousands of flavours. Don't miss the opportunity to savour the exotic aromas and dishes using traditional spices and herbs served with a modern twist. For Ramadan, they will be offering special set meals for AED79 for one, and a family meal for AED129.

When: All throughout Ramadan - Iftar

Where: 25 Degrees North, Bay Square 

 

Malak Al Tawouk

Home of authentic Lebanese street food, Malak Al Tawouk is a Beirut-born eatery known and loved for its original recipes. They've put together two meals for Ramadan so you can get the Iftar fix you need with one package for AED40 and another for AED84. Tuck into their signature Tawouk wraps or juicy beef and fried chicken burgers and more, which have made them popular fast food stops across the Middle East. 

When: All throughout Ramadan - Iftar

Where: Malak Al Tawouk, Bay Avenue 

 

Tangerine 

Tangerine welcomes guests to enjoy exquisite Thai food and Far Eastern specialities this Ramadan. Lead your tastebuds on a Pan Asian tour with authentic and delicious bites reminiscent of Thai, Chinese, Singaporean, Indonesian and Malay culinary traditions. Enjoy their four-course meal and complimentary drink for only AED79, as well as free home delivery. 

When: All throughout Ramadan 

Where: Tangerine, Bay Avenue 

 

Tazzina, Bay Avenue

Your palette could always use a little something sweet after a hearty meal. Those looking to cool down with a cone will love Tazzina. Considered one of the best ice creams in town, grab your friends and family for their 'buy four– get one free Gelato offer as well as their 30% discount on hot beverages and cakes.

When: All throughout Ramadan – Iftar and Suhoor

Where: Tazzina, Bay Avenue

 

Exciting experiences 

 

Bluewaters Ramadan Market and Eid Fireworks 

The Holy Month is known for its unhurried days and vivacious nights, and there's no better place to spend post-Iftar hours than at Bluewaters' Ramadan Market. The urban island destination is decked out with Arabesque flair, including nightly live entertainment to fit the scene. Bring the whole family to enjoy children's activities and traditional storytellers, Oud and Qanun musicians, quiz nights and roaming entertainment. 

To end the Holy Month with a bang, come back to Bluewaters on the second day of Eid to watch the night sky pop and dazzle under a canopy of stunning fireworks. 

 

Al Seef Ramadan Market

Bask in the nostalgic ambience of Al Seef this Ramadan over a stunning display of themed décor and activities at their Ramadan Market. Presenting a calendar of cultural activities, the destination welcomes visitors and little ones to enjoy Iftar and Suhoor deals, Ramadan quiz nights, kids' storytelling Hakawati, Oud and Qanoon players, Tanoora shows and much more. The destination will also be hosting the customary firing of the canon at Iftar time by Dubai Police in the main event area every day throughout the holy month.

 

Ramadan nights at Al Khawaneej Walk and Boxpark

From exclusive F&B deals and shopping and leisure offers, Al Khawaneej Walk and Boxpark invite visitors from nearby communities to enjoy the Ramadan season. Both destinations will be dressed up with picturesque lights and themed décor. End the season with a blissful range of family-focused activations, including performances, kids workshops, and exclusive Eid shopping, dining, and leisure offers. 

 

The Outlet Village - Ramadan Spend and Win 

The Outlet Village, the Tuscan-style mall home to popular brands at value prices, is commemorating Ramadan in the best way it knows how – with a Spin & Win booth. Whether you want to scope out luxury gifts for the season or indulge in some Eid shopping, visit the Spin & Win booth, where you might just score special vouchers for your favourite labels. The stall even has a curated pop-up of shoes, t-shirts and other stylish items from the destination's brands, which you can purchase and personalise to your taste with help from an on-ground designer. Whether for yourself or a loved one, this gift will make for a true memorabilia. 

 

Ramadan Market at JBR, The Walk

Beneath glittering skyscrapers and the Ramadan moon, wander around a themed market at JBR, The Walk. Break your fast at one of the destination's family-favourite restaurants and walk off the feast scoping out daily entertainment in the form of Oud or Qanun players, energetic buskers, an evocative storyteller, immersive children's activities, quiz nights and roaming entertainment. 

 

ToDA

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Known for its ability to calm and revive human hearts and spirits, Oud music holds the line of a very long tradition in the Middle East. Join ToDA at Souk Madinat Jumeirah for a peaceful evening of traditional music to connect with the heritage and fill your heart with harmony and peace. The experience runs from April 16-23 and April 30 at 9:30 pm, with tickets starting from AED 150 per person.

For something more immersive, sign your little ones up for ToDa's "The Little Artist" educational workshop series from April 16 – May 7. Every week, children will learn about new painting techniques and tricks of the trade of the most influential artists of the 20th century to create a masterpiece of their own. All materials will be provided, and students will receive a certificate upon the completion of 8 masterclasses. 

Buy 4 masterclasses at 10% off for AED720; 8 masterclasses at 20% off for AED1,280; or 1 masterclass for AED200. 

Finally, in partnership with Generative Gallery, ToDA will be hosting "Revival of Aesthetics" by Orkhan Mammadov — a digitalisation that preserves the rich heritage of carpet weaving. For this exhibition which runs throughout April, the artist collected more than 150,000 carpet compositions to process them with artificial intelligence and create a new form of art while keeping our ancient roots in mind. It will be a never-seen-before intersection of traditional Eastern aesthetics and technology. 

 

Ramadan Fawazeer Nights at Dubai Wharf and Layan

Dubai Wharf and Layan are bringing residents unforgettable moments and exciting prizes this Ramadan on April 15th and 16th. Buckle up for some fun times and engaging activities for the whole family to enjoy, including friendly competition where the top three winners from each round of games will be gifted e-voucher prizes. To set the mood, residents can also enjoy the tunes of an Oud Player, the Hakawati segment, traditional Arabic coffee, dates and other culinary offerings. 

 

Ramadan Market Nights at Shorooq and Ghoroob

Shorooq and Ghoroob residents can revel in a vibrant Ramadan Night Market right within their communities. On April 22nd and 23rd, parents can roam around the themed stalls and enjoy the tunes of an Oud Player, while kids can get creative at the Arts and Crafts section. 

 

NeighbourGood Bikes Giveaway

Ramadan's spirit of giving will come to life across various residential communities with the NeighbourGood Bikes Giveaways. The Bikes will make their way around the communities to gift 970 Ramadan candles to residents of Shorooq, Ghoroob, Ghoroob Square, Al Khail Gate, Layan, Remraam, Dubai Wharf, Bayti Villas, Bluewaters and City Walk.

 

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