Travel the world through iftars

Experience iftars from around the world without ever reaching for your passport.

Bring the globe to your plate instead and break fast across continents. The very cosmopolitan nature of Dubai ensures that the best of world cuisine is on call or just a short drive away.



le gourmet city walk

For a taste of North Africa Lafayette Le Gourmet is offering a generous ‘My Morocco At  Your  Table’ set menu featuring chicken cooked with olives and lemons, and eggplant zaalouk, from celebrity chef Hanane Ouaddahou.

From 7pm to 2am. AED 125 for four starters, three main courses, a dessert platter, tea  and soft beverages. City Walk. 050 654 9388.


Indiafarzi cafe

Farzi Café turns Indian food around on its head for the Holy Month. Starters of curry leaf prawns are served in a coconut shell, chicken tikka come in bread pockets, paneer is packed into tarts or even a barley haleem that’s not dissimilar to Emirati dish harees. End your meal on a sweet note with a crispy kunafa nest and umm ali-esque dessert rabri.

From 7pm to 2am, AED 130. Farzi Café, City Walk. 04 437 6024. 04 3942556.


Japanwagamama dubai

Wagamama’s iftar menu is full of the freshest ingredients that aren’t heavy on the tummy, but are really nourishing. Our favourites include piping hot ramen and juicy gyoza dumplings and why not swap fast-breaking dates for edamame?

From 7pm to 10pm, prices a la carte. Wagamama, various locations around Dubai.


Japan part 2

OPEN tent Alserkal Avenue

Special mention for the Japanese-Arabic fusion iftar tent being set at Alserkal Avenue by kimono shop CHI-KA. Designed by chef Michael Fessler, the menu is packed with gems from the island nation like soft steamed hirata buns topped with coriander and pomegranate and filled with babaganoush and sumac chicken. Wasabi hummus? Oishi!

From 7pm to 8.30pm and 8.30pm to 10pm, AED 220. Open tent, Warehouse 46, Alserkal Avenue. 056 180 2577.


ThailandDusit thani iftar

The Dusit opens up all of its restaurants to bring us an unforgettable iftar experience that combines Arabic specialities with signature Thai dishes. With live soup and noodle stations set against a fantastic view of Shaikh Zayed Road, this iftar really has got it all for fans of south eastern cuisine.

From 7pm to 12am, AED 159. Dusit Thani, SZR. 04 343 3333.


United KingdomDukes Dubai great british

Could there be a better way to break your fast than with a roast? With a name like Great British Restaurant, you know that traditional dishes go along with favourites from the British Isles.

From 7pm to 9pm. AED 185, including soft drinks and juices. Great British Restaurant, Dukes Dubai. 04 455 1101.


Brazilbrazil chamas churrascaria

Go for a trip to the gorgeous and vast South American country with the help of Chamas Churrascaria. Standouts are all kinds with lamb served Brazilian barbecue style and freshly grilled seafood.

From 6pm to 12am, prices from AED 215 a la carte. Chamas Churrascaria, Crowne Plaza Dubai. 04 305 6843.


UAE, Japan, Iraniran shabestan

This iftar is going to do all your globetrotting for you. Radisson Blu Deira combines all its alluring restaurants offerings – Aseelah (Emirati), Minato (Japanese), Shabestan (Iranian) and Fish Market (seafood) –  to bring you an unforgettably diverse iftar.

From 6.30pm to 9.30pm, AED 169, including juices and soft drinks. Radisson Blu Deira Dubai Creek. 04 205 7034


Turkeygunaydin turkish

By the side of Dubai Fountain, Gunaydin is offering up an iftar the carnivores will love . A set menu of dolma and doner kebaps will make you feel like you’re on the banks of the Bosphorus.

From 6pm to 10pm, AED 230 per person. Gunaydin, Souk Al Bahar. 04 554 0700.


Perulima dubai pumpkin soup

Lima brings colourful Peruvian dishes to its iftar feast. The Michelin-starred brand is recently arrived in Dubai and foodies are right to rave about dishes like salmon ceviche and lamb rack with a pumpkin loche. Discover your favourites over a four-course menu.

From 7pm to 9pm, four courses for AED 199. Lima Dubai, City Walk. 056 500 4571


ItalyBice Ristorante lamb

Not just pizza and pasta, Bice brings you an iftar inspired by Italy’s main courses and antipasti. The three-course sharing menu will transport you straight to the Tuscan countryside.

From 7pm to 8pm, AED 195. Bice, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah. 04 318 2520.


Chinaroyal china duck pancakes

Take a walk out to the land of the rising sun with duck pancakes and dimsum at Royal China. The set menu is priced on the higher side but it is a good one to try when attempting to impress.

From 7pm to 12am, AED 268. Royal China, DIFC. 04 354 5543

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