Iftars are, of course, an integral part of Ramadan, and there are a countless number of restaurants hosting iftar. If you haven’t decided where to go yet, we’re making it easier for you with our guide to the most unique and #OnlyinDubai-style spots to check out.
Lotus Mega Yacht
Where: Lotus Mega Yacht, Pier 7, Dubai Marina
About: Celebrate the splendour of iftar with stunning views of some of Dubai’s most famous architectural marvels, including Burj Al Arab, Atlantis The Palm and the JBR skyline sailing on a mega yacht. The brunch serves an international five-star buffet with live cooking stations. Guests can either dine at the viewing deck or inside their indoor air-conditioned dining area. For reservations, call 050 9545 000.
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Where: Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
About: Iftar on a doughnut-shaped boat, how ‘bout dat? The floating doughnut iftar experience offers two hours of sailing and serves a selection of meals inspired by Arabic cuisine, including mix grills, seafood grills, couscous, crepes and much more. Iftar costs Dhs 165 per adult. For reservations, drop an email to email@example.com.
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Where: Al Shindagha
About: Hot on the heels of their 50th anniversary, the iconic QE2 is transforming the historical Queens Room to a Majlis, hosting an iftar with a generous selection of international delicacies and authentic specialities created by Emirati Chef Abdula Jumi. Expect to be captivated by the Majlis’ classical interiors. The Iftar costs Dhs 195 per person. Click here for reservations.
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Where: Burj Khalifa
About: This could possibly be the world’s highest restaurant to break your fast at. At.mosphere is hosting an iftar, serving a delectable variety of cold starters, meat and seafood main courses, desserts and cheese, alongside picturesque views of the Downtown skyline. Iftar costs Dhs 545 per person. Click here for reservations.
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Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant
Where: Hyatt Regency, Deira
About: One of the oldest and most interesting eateries in town, Al Dawaar boasts a revolving venue concept with views of Dubai Creek, souks and the Arabian Sea. Guests can indulge in a traditional Arabic iftar, as they serve traditional delicacies like Arabic mezze, grilled wok-fried dishes, roasted local ouzi and whole baked hammour, desserts and more. Iftar costs Dhs 190 for adults. For reservations, call 04 209 6887.
Photograph credit: Al Dawaar