10 Awesome Iftars That Won’t Break The Bank

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Ramadan is a time to reconnect and embrace spending time together in Dubai with family, friends and ourselves.

It’s a time to reflect, exercise self-discipline, and grow spiritually. It’s the holiest month for Muslims and as such, there’s a wonderful sense of community. 

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Ramadan in Dubai is also the perfect opportunity for non-Muslims to learn about a fascinating culture and religion. 

One aspect that bonds everyone is the breaking of the fast, Iftar, where people of all backgrounds and beliefs sit together to break bread. Here are some of the best value Iftars to try around the city. 

1. Andalusia Dubai, AED99

Enjoy a culinary journey with some of the most popular sharing dishes of the season, a mix of traditional Andalusian, as well as, Arabic options with a selection of cold and hot tapas. 

Priced at AED99 per person, the Moroccan inspired menu offers signature dishes as: Fish Tagine, Mix Grill or Vegetable Lasagna, along with a range of authentic Ramadan sweets and contemporary desserts. 

Phone: 056 509 0189 

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2. Zahr El-Laymoun, AED95

Renowned for its traditional approach to Lebanese cooking, meals evoking memories of the chefs’ own heritage, are made from fresh, hand-picked ingredients lightly grilled or baked in a rustic kitchen. Offering an Iftar buffet of traditional Lebanese cuisine, at AED95 per person, from hot and cold mezzes, and Arabic deserts, you can relish the timeless Lebanese main dishes while enjoying stunning views of Dubai fountain and the Burj Khalifa. 

Phone: 04 448 6060

Zahr El Laymoun Iftar

3. Towers Rotana, AED139

As part of the upcoming Holy Month of Ramadan, Flavours on Two at Towers Rotana Dubai collaborates with Epicure Catering to make a difference and launch The Iftar Exchange, a charity campaign that will last throughout the Holy Month of giving. 

 The exchange will involve and engage with guests breaking their fast at the restaurant with the those at labour camps in Dubai with every Iftar purchased from its restaurant at AED139 per person, a contribution of one nutritional and hearty packaged Iftar box will be donated to the less fortunate, provided by Epicure Catering. 

Phone: 04 312 2518 

Flavours On Two Iftar Exchange

4. Carluccio’s, AED99

Celebrate the holy month and enjoy Iftar with an Italian twist. From tomatoes and pesto bread to homemade lasagna, Tuscan lamb stew, chocolate espresso tart and lots more, all you have to pay is AED99 for a two-course meal and AED119 for three courses. 

Phone: 04 434 1320

5. Fuchsia, AED65

For a Thai twist, try Fuchsia’s Iftar menu offering dishes such as a Tom Yum with chicken soup, papaya salad, choo chee fish, and sticky mango rice, at just AED65 from a menu listing that is fresh and healthy. 

6. Mint Leaf of London, AED80

Coming all the way from London, this restaurant will continue its convenient all-day dining from 12pm until late, with Iftar served daily and a Ramadan set menu available each evening. 

For those not fasting, an express lunch is available daily with a choice of two or three courses from AED 80 per person

Phone: 04 706 0900

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7. Besh Turkish Kitchen, AED145

Enjoy a lavish Turkish Iftar on Dubai soil, shop at the night bazaar and relax with your favourite Turkish soap operas and shisha on it’s terrace.

Start with ekşili anadolu çorbası, Turkish lentil and barley soup for breaking fast. Continue your feast with an assortment of light, nutritious hot and cold mezze and salads before a selection pide; Turkish flat bread with a choice of toppings, baked in the traditional domed oven. As conversation flows, the kömür; Turkish grill, serves up a number of charcoal grilled meats and fish.  

And all this for AED120 per person for early birds and moving forward, AED145 per person. 

Phone: 04 377 2353

8. Origins at Yas Viceroy, Abu Dhabi, AED165 

Enjoy the Arabic delicacies from the award winning restaurant with an incredible Iftar of mezze platters, seafood selections, traditional Arabic grills and Emirati dishes as well as mouthwatering pastries and desserts crafted especially from the Arabic Chef. 

 At AED165 per person, you can select from their signature dishes.

 Phone: 02 656 0600

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9.Clinton St Bakery, AED 145 

Clinton St is serving up its home-style comfort foods for iftar including kale and quinoa Salad, Ancho chili chicken wings, Maryland crab cakes or loaded Idaho potato skins. 

Mains include fried chicken waffles, 15 hour smoked beef short ribs or market fish tacos, whilst desserts tempt with the choice of a brownie sundae or maple date cake. 

10. Eshak, CityWalk, AED125 

Contemporary Uzbek and Middle Eastern cuisine at Eshak is serving up a traditional style iftar with dates as the opener, as well as the mandatory lentil soup. Enjoy Middle Eastern mixed grills, Uzbek-style stewed chicken and plenty more. 


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