Top 5: Luxurious Suhoors in Dubai
Following on from our breakdown of places to break fast – the top five luxe Iftars in town –as well as where non-fasters can dine during the day, Buro 24/7 explores the Emirate of Dubai's finest establishments to experience Suhoor, the traditional pre-dawn meal to enjoy over the blessed month ahead – a time when we really get to witness what usually goes somewhat unnoticed; elegant, traditional Arabian hospitality.
1. Mehteran Theatre Tent, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray (pictured above)
All through Ramadan, the stunning Mehteran Theatre and Show Centre at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on The Palm will be transformed into an authentic majlis style setting. All guests can indulge in à la carte Suhoor, while groups of 100 or more can enjoy a superb selection of delicacies in private. Suhoor timing 9pm – 3am.
2. Al Khaimah Tent, Sofitel Jumeirah Beach
Celebrate in the enchanting setting of the Sofitel's Al Khaimah tent, providing a tasty Suhoor à la Carte menu. The air-conditioned tent hosts an array of hot and cold mezzes such as vine leaves, sambousek, salads, kebbeh as well as Arabic juices and sweet delicacies including baklava platters, traditional style Um Ali and freshly sliced fruits alongside a variety of entertainment and shisha. Suhoor timing 9pm – 4am.
3. Almaz by Momo, Harvey Nichols Dubai
The distinct flavour of the Maghreb region in northwest Africa is tastefully served up in this trend-setting restaurant located within Mall of the Emirates. An open buffet precedes the Suhoor's à la carte menu, featuring delicacies such as the signature dish of couscous machui - a spicy, yet delicate slow-cooked tender shoulder of lamb. A choice of special Ramadan drinks and bubbling shisha included. Suhoor timing 9pm – 2am.
4. Park Hyatt, Dubai Creek
Feast on freshly-baked Saj bread and falafel while relaxing on the waterfront Terrace restaurant, or opt for marina views from the Traiteur Balcony. There is also the option to head to the Thai Kitchen Balcony for a lounge-style set-up and shisha – resulting in an elegant choice for fasters and non-fasters alike to enjoy. Suhoor timing 8pm – 3am.
5. The Palace, Downtown
Ewaan restaurant at The Palace is offering a classic Arabian buffet with live cooking stations from sunset until 8pm each night... Before the opulent 'Feast Suhoor' rolls out, which a three-course set menu and live oud player. Alternatively, you can book a private poolside Khaima where guests can dine à la carte and smoke shisha with a minimum spend of Dhs2,000 and maximum of eight people per tent. Suhoor timing 9pm – late.