Top 5: The best luxury Iftars in Dubai
Break your fast with the city's hautest spots
Iftar ('Breakfast'), refers to the evening meal when Muslims who practice Ramadan break their fast at the time of sunset – around the time of the Maghrib prayer – during the Islamic Holy Month, which starts this year on June 29.
A religious observance often done as a community – with people breaking their fast together – Iftar meals usually consist of fresh fruit, vegetables, halal meats, breads, cheeses, and sweets.
As Ramadan draws nearer, Buro 24/7 Middle East has highlighted five of the best restaurants with mouth-watering food and livley atmospheres to break your fast with...
Nawwara - JW Marriott Marquis
For an evening of filled with a jovial atmosphere and elegance, Nawwara introduces its signature served Iftar, presented in the serene surroundings of the chic restaurant and lounge in the JW Marriott Marquis.
The experienced Chef Youssef will serve up modern dishes inspired by Levantine cuisine while guests relax on the picturesque terrace overlooking Dubai.
Zest – One & Only The Palm Jumeirah
Located on the stunning grounds of The Palm Jumeirah, with a view of Dubai as your backdrop, Zest – the One & Only's main restaurant – will be putting on a traditional buffet packed with a variety of Arabic and continental dishes for Iftar.
The hotel will also provide a warm and cheerful ambience and traditional Oud player, creating a magical experience for each guest.
Al Hadheerah – Bab Al Shams
Situated amongst the breathtaking scenery of Dubai's desert, Al Hadheerah's Iftar offerings will be prepared on live cooking stations and in traditional wood-fired Arabic ovens. In addition to freshly-baked breads and traditional Ramadan beverages served the entire evening.
The Arabic eatery will also feature an Oud and Kanoun trio as well as a camel rides in the Heritage Village.
Armani/Mediterraneo – Armani Hotel
Break your fast in style at Armani hotel's Mediterraneo restaurant, with an Iftar that surprises the senses by combining classic and contemporary dishes from Levantine destinations, such as France, Greece and Spain.
The gourmet flavours will provide an aesthetic and culinary experience for each guest, encapsulating the essence of the Ramadan season with tasty choices and The Dubai Fountain as a picturesque backdrop.
Azur – Raffles Hotel
Azur will provide you with delicious food as well as the scenic views of Raffles' Botanical Garden on the third floor. The restaurant features an international buffet with a wide variety of Pan-Arabic and Asian dishes. There will be live cooking stations and a great selection of desserts for those with a sweet tooth.
The outside terrace also offers an additional setting to enjoy your meals on, engulfed by a lavish tropical setting.