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You Need to Give These 8 Lavish Iftars a Try This Ramadan

As the Holy Month of Ramadan begins, so do lavish iftars at restaurants in the UAE. Undeniably, an iftar buffet with breathtaking views of the city is one of the most anticipated aspects of the month and every year, they bring together diners to break their fast while socializing with family and friends. Below is our round-up of restaurants across the country that are serving up the most delectable meals this Ramadan.

Le Petite Maison, Dubai and Abu Dhabi

The Cote d’Azur style restaurant has crafted a special iftar menu that features French Riviera-influenced classics punctuated with some of Le Petite Maison’s signature dishes like the green lentils, quinoa salad for starters.

When: Daily; Sunset to 8.00pm
AED240 per person

Rosewood Abu Dhabi

One of the emirate’s more popular iftar joints, the Sambusek Tent at Rosewood Abu Dhabi will host a hearty iftar buffet accompanied with sweeping views of the Arabian Gulf. Expect local, regional and international flavors, as well as shisha and live entertainment.

When: Daily, from 6.30pm to 9.00pm
Price: Week 1: AED205 per person; AED240 thereafter

St Regis Abu Dhabi Nation Towers

Fine-dining and iftar come together at the world’s highest suspended suite, 220 meters above the ground. Overlooking breathtaking views of Abu Dhabi, guests can dine on an extensive range of Middle Eastern delicacies and indulge in sweet treats from the dedicated dessert room.

When: Thursday to Saturday; Sunset to 9.30pm
Price: AED320 per person

Hakkasan Abu Dhabi

For those fancying a Cantonese iftar, Hakkasan at the Emirates Palace is serving a four-course set menu starting with wild mushroom soup, followed by the restaurant’s signature Peking duck, chef’s selection of dim sums, a selection of mains and Arabic sweets.

When: Daily; Sunset to 8.00pm
Price: AED228 per person

Queen Elizabeth 2, Dubai

Enjoy a memorable iftar at sea aboard Queen Elizabeth 2’s Majlis Al Malika (The Queen’s Room) and Majlis Al Mulook (The Lido). While the menu at The Queen’s Room dates back to ’60s with Middle Eastern cuisine, The Lido offers an extensive range of international dishes including a hearty and traditional English roast dinner.

When: Daily; Sunset to 9.00pm
Price: AED195 per person

The Loft, Dubai Opera

With views of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain keeping you company, break your fast with the Gold and Honey iftar at The Loft which promises “a palatial candle-lit Arabian experience” post-sunset. On the roof-top of the Dubai Opera, the restaurant will be serving Levantine and Khaleeji favorites as well as dishes from the live cooking stations,

When: Daily; Sunset to 10.00pm
Price: AED265 per person

Al Majlis at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

Courstesy of Madinat Jumeirah

The experience of dining at a Ramadan tent is unmatched which is what puts Al Majlis on our list. The elegant Arabesque interiors make for the ideal ambiance for their lavish Arabic-style buffet featuring hot and cold mezze, fresh salads, lamb ouzi and Arabic mixed grills among many other dishes.

When: Daily; Sunset onwards
Price: AED220 per person

Khaymat Al Bahar

Mix it up this Ramadan with a beachside iftar at Jumeirah Al Qasr’s family-style restaurant. With Lebanese cuisine under the spotlight, Khaymat Al Bahar offers authentic mezze and a rotation of main courses during Ramadan that go well with their live oud music and tea served by a traditional Moroccan tea server.

When: Daily; Sunset to 10.00pm
Price: AED195 per person

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