As the Holy Month of Ramadan begings, Buro 24/7 Middle East presents the definitive guide to the best Iftar and Suhoor offerings around Dubai and Abu Dhabi this year. We're got a host of treats that are bursting with flavour, health benefits and creative and serene environments for you to enjoy with your family and friends. Discover what's on offer here, and have a peaceful Ramadan...

 The best iftars and suhoors to try in the UAE

Ghaf Kitchen at the A4 Space, Dubai 

The collaborative creative and arty A4 Space is receiving a Ramadan transformation into an enchanting indoor urban oasis, with culinary support from the truly charming, Ghaf Kitchen and its vintage Citroen H Van 'restaurant on wheels.’ Enjoy breaking fast this year in the midst of some greenhouse fun with hanging plants, trestle walls, wall-to-wall terracotta pots and jars hanging lanterns and fairy lights all around, giving a unique summer’s night picnic feeling to this unusual and enchanting dining experience. It's not just about the delicious food, as once you have enjoyed your meal, there is plenty more fun to be had with 'Boardgame Space' offering fun and quirky games. And if you’re not in the competitive mood you can relax and watch a movie as A4 Space will be presenting ‘Here Comes The Sun’ a series of complimentary film screenings.

 The best iftars and suhoors to try in the UAE

3in1, Vida, Dubai 

Break fast in the serenity of Vida Downtown Dubai's 3in1 restaurant, amongst one of the city's very best boutique hotels. Keep it simple and calming, in this intimate space, and enjoy knowing that the restaurant is making a concerted effort to cut down on food wastage (an admirable initiative and particularly poignant during the Holy Month). With this in mind, 3in1 is offering a refined spread of traditional dishes in a delicious set menu, rather than a large scale buffet. Guests will be taken on an exciting Arabic culinary journey, which includes a wide variety of saj, salads, appetisers, deserts, dry fruits and hand crafted beverages designed specifically for the Ramadan season.  We love the beautiful Arabesque design touches and recommended moving on to the terrance after eating to enjoy the views of Downtown Dubai.

 The best iftars and suhoors to try in the UAE

 The best iftars and suhoors to try in the UAE

Tom & Serg, Dubai 

Dubai's favourite foodie-duo, Tom & Serg bring back Ramadan Nights by popular demand. After enjoying extraordinary success last year the modern skewed, Rule the Roast 2.0, will be back in full swing this Ramadan. Opening nightly throughout the Holy Month from 7pm till late, Tom & Serg Cafe will be serving up delicious roast meat and vegetables with all the tasty trimmings, for an alternative way to break fast this year.  

After enjoying the stellar culinary delights, have a rummage in the secret souk pop up, which will different every night, in true Tom & Serg style. Be sure to book in advance, the Rule the Roast 2.0 can book up super fast. 

 The best iftars and suhoors to try in the UAE

The Courtyard, Manzil Hotel, Dubai

Where better to enjoy an evening with family and friends this Ramadan that at the Courtyard within the sanctuary of Manzil Downtown.There is so much to love about this place including its authentic Arabian hospitality. From its architecture, accents in food and decorative and artistic details, the delights of Arabia permeate the visitor experience. Which is why a traditional Arabic Iftar and the more relaxed Suhoor experience, is set to be a winner. 

Offers guests both a buffet style spread, featuring a selection of mouth-watering dishes to the enchanted menu of the Arabian Courtyard renowned for its magnetic ambience which is sure to have you coming back for more. 

 The best iftars and suhoors to try in the UAE

 The best iftars and suhoors to try in the UAE

The Vida Food Truck, Dubai

If you fancy a break from the lavish buffet Iftar spread and just want to enjoy some unfussy, great food then head to Vida Hotels and Resorts Food Truck. Treat yourself to light and mouth-watering treats that are ready in no time, so there is no need to wait. 

Chef Spencer and his team will create a selection of mouth watering dishes that is satisfy and nourish you. Not only will the food truck be available throughout the Holy Month, and open late, but if you can't make it out or are planning to host a private Iftar or Suhoor event at home, Chef Spencer and his 'meals on wheels' team will also be available for hire, so the delicious foods can come to you. 

 The best iftars and suhoors to try in the UAE

Tagine, One & Only Royal Mirage, Dubai

Make it a Moroccan night and head to Tagine at the One & Only Royal Mirage and cocoon yourself in the Moroccan inspired interiors, with authentic nooks and archways that feel like an authentic home in old Marrakech. Open from 7pm until 1am, relax and sink in to the experience and savour the distinctive flavours and spices from this North African gem. 

 The best iftars and suhoors to try in the UAE

No 57 Cafe, Abu Dhabi

Don't miss the uber cool take on breaking fast from the inventive founders of No. 57 Cafe in Abu Dhabi. Step into 'The Tent', as the cafe transforms into a one off pop-up concept for the Holy Month. This bohemian take on Iftar is less traditional but every bit as delectable with all of No. 57's menu favourites as well as newly created Ramadan specials that will change daily. 

And what's more, if you can't make it to the tent you can call into the Ramadan delivery service and have some treats sent to your door, or even treat a friend or family member with the 'No.57 Gift Box' that is perfect for a host and includes the famous toffee skillet cookie dough, a Vimtojito (Vimto Mojito) drink, a mini date cake, a signature No.57 scented candle and so much more that will ensure you never turn up empty handed. 

The Tent will be open from Iftar until 3am daily every day. Be sure to book, spaces are limited, and coveted. The Ramadan gift box is available for order at the cafe, and via telephone.

Find Salt

Find Salt, Dubai

Keep it casual and take in some indoor/outdoor easy bites with the highly praised Find Salt truck on the beach. Dubai's best-loved burger joint is open later this Ramadan serving up sliders until 4am in the comfort of a new indoor terrace addition so you can still enjoy the beach experience and escape the heat. 

 The best iftars and suhoors to try in the UAE

Qbara, Dubai

Qbara's tapas style approach to some of the finest Middle Easter and Arabic inspired dishes, is adding to it's repertoire of delectable treat, with special limited-edition Iftar dishes this Ramadan. Sit down from 8.30pm and experience the avant-garde twist to traditional favourites from the Gulf and Levant to Morocco and Turkey. Food is served to your table so the battle of buffet does not eat into your evening of time with friends, family and culinary excellence. 

 The best iftars and suhoors to try in the UAE

Coya, Four Seasons, Dubai

Head to Coya for a nutritious and energising boost from the genius special Ramadan juice selection. Keep your health and wellness a priority and feast on the abundant benefits of ingredients like ginger, maca and mint to more unconventional agave nectar and spices. Keeping you hydrated and nourished. 

More treats are in store including freshly-made ceviche, robata-grilled meat, and other highlights from the light, made-for-sharing Peruvian menu. The culinary team have also created special edition soups and beverages alongside some of Coya's most popular signature dishes. We love this fresh approach to Ramadan food. 

 The best iftars and suhoors to try in the UAE

The Sunken Garden at the Ritz Carlton, DIFC, Dubai

Sink into Suhoor at The Ritz Carlton's Sunken Garden in the middle of Dubai's financial district. The serene location is an oasis in the middle of the bustling city and a great place to enjoy the buzz of Dubai as it wakes up for the evening. An a la carte menu of sumptuous Arabic favourites is on offer from 9.30pm – 2.00am including sweets and dates.

Make it a family of business affair and get a group together to enjoy the set the menu option and stay back and enjoy the out door feeling of this city garden, with any of the many shishas available on offer. 

 The best iftars and suhoors to try in the UAE

 The best iftars and suhoors to try in the UAE

Asia de Cuba, Abu Dhabi

Settle into the wood decked and eclectic colourful interiors of Asia de Cuba, Abu Dhabi, set along the picturesque corniche and enjoy a wildly eclectic. While the calm waters of the Arabian Gulf provide the backdrop.

From sundown, explore a perfectly executed four-course menu created by Chef de Cuisine, Phillip Harbin and Executive Global Chef, Luis Pous. The Iftar menu keeps the tradition and heritage of Ramadan with exclusively created dishes for the Holy Month, whilst infusing the renowned culinary pizazz that Asia de Cuba is know for, melding flavours from different culinary traditions to create extraordinary dishes. 

 The best iftars and suhoors to try in the UAE

Kitchen 6, J.W Marriott Marquis, Dubai

Join in the international Iftar experience at the world record breaking J.W Marriott Marquis' Kitchen 6 restaurant. Choice is the flavour of the night here, where from sunset, six interactive cooking stations will come to life creating cuisine from all corners of the world. Whatever your taste, Asian woks, Middle Eastern grills, European breads and Indian Tandoors are all on offer, glowing through glass walls where the open kitchen invites you to watch the chefs at work creating gastronomic delights for you to enjoy. From Sunset to 9:30pm for Iftar priced at 195AED per person

 The best iftars and suhoors to try in the UAE

Seven Sands, The Beach, Dubai

Take part in an expansive Ramadan journey across the seven emirates, with the Iftar experience from Emirati eatery Seven Sands at Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), where an extensive blend of ethnic flavours come with a modern twist. Tap into the close guarded family heirloom recipes from the Seven Sands recipe book, that employ only the freshest local ingredients. Located at The Beach opposite JBR, Seven Sands invites guests to sample bespoke dishes such as homely Emirati pancakes Choubab or Mohalla which is fragrant saffron flavoured crepes stuffed with sweet vermicelli (balaleet) served with a date syrup, honey and cheese. The journey begins at 7pm each night.  

 The best iftars and suhoors to try in the UAE

La Petite Maison, Dubai

Enjoy a 'cuisine Nicoise' take on breaking fast this Ramadan, within the tranquil interiors of La Petite Maison in DIFC. Mediterranean delights fill the sharing concept menu and this month welcome some new additions, including; Truite Saumonée Finement Tranchée, perfectly cured salmon fillet, finely sliced, served with guacamole, shimeji mushrooms and keta; Crabe de Palétuvier, baked white crab meat, served in the shell topped with light bread crumbs. 

The perfect set up for sharing with family, La Petite Maison will open in their kitchen from 7pm and complimentary light soup and dates will be offered to diners upon arrival. 

 The best iftars and suhoors to try in the UAE

Ramadan 2015: The best iftars and suhoors to try in the UAE

La Serre, Dubai 

This Ramadan, local art collective, 'The Animation Chamber,' have been given the creative run-of-the-roost as La Serre Boulangerie launch the special pop-up art experience – 'The House' – for the Holy Month. Guests can expect to enjoy an amalgamation of art and food, where walls of french-mediterranean restaurant will be stripped bare of all existing art and The Animation Chamber's hand-drawn illustrations (pictured below) will be painted directly onto the walls, taking La Serre from restaurant to Renaissance-inspired art space. The menu remains deliciously delectable and already lends itself to inclusive sharing experiences, which has been expended with table reconfiguration to accommodate a more communal dining experience.  There will also be interactive elements and hidden, quirky details to explore, from June 18 – July 17.