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6 UAE Restaurants to Visit at the Start of Ramadan 2023 for Iftar and Suhoor

As the holy month of Ramadan is around the corner, several dining spots in UAE have prepared delightful iftar and suhoor meals. Here are some of the best restaurants to visit this month.


Iftar serving QD's

Photo: Courtesy QD’s

QD is serving its guests savoring Middle Eastern cuisine this Ramadan. What could be better than breaking your fast with a view of the spectacular Dubai Creeks and the Downtown skyline? The buffet will feature Arabian classics ranging from delectable hot and cold mezze, to salads and soups as well as live cooking stations and mixed grills galore. Deserts include umm Ali, saffron rice pudding, and kunafa, all washed down with fresh fruit juice.

04 295 6000,

Armani Hotel, Dubai

Iftar serving Armani Hotel

Photo: Courtesy Armani Hotel, Dubai

Armani Hotel Dubai, at the heart of downtown – situated within Burj Khalifa — will be holding an iftar buffet with seasonal favorites and signature dishes from the award-winning chefs at Armani/Pavilion. Spending the night under the stars with a backdrop of the Dubai Fountains promises to awaken a sense of joy and tranquility. For suhoor, guests will get to choose either a table or a majlis accompanied by a bespoke pre-dawn buffet selection and shisha.

04 888 3666,



Photo: Courtesy Hutong

At Hutong, fasters can have a lavish iftar by savoring authentic flavors of Northern Chinese cuisine, along with beautiful interiors. The four-course meal includes chicken broth and mushroom dumplings for starters, steamed cod and fresh sichuan green pepper, rich and savory chicken stir-fried in truffle sauce, and the classic roasted Peking duck with pancakes for main course. The date pudding is a must-try dessert.



Photo: Courtesy Carna

Carna by Dario Cecchini is providing its guests with a delightful iftar spread this Ramadan. The menu is crafted using locally sourced ingredients that can be dined on within an intimate space adorned in traditional Khaleej-style décor. Guests can choose from a variety of dishes like zesty lamb ragu risotto, succulent roasted lamb, or the local seabass paccheri. For dessert, try the mouth-watering mango chili kunafa and the date fondant.

04 607 0737,

Bombay Brasserie, Taj

Bombay Brasserie

Photo: Courtesy Bombay Brasserie, Taj

Dine away this Ramadan with your loved ones at the Bombay Brasserie, Taj, with a flavorful range of Indian preparations. The experience begins with a selection of Ramadan staples like dates, karkade, qamardeen, tamer Hindi, and laban to break your fast. The mains include Hyderabadi haleem, panchmela dal, complementing the simple flavors of Qubooli pulao accentuated with apricots and almonds, and served with yoghurt.


The iftar offering at Olea at the Kempinski Mall of the Emirates combines Arabic specialties with Indian favorites for a menu that aims to cater to all tastes. Expect classic cold starters like Tajin quarnabeet, hot appetizers like spinach fatayer and cheese rakakat, and for mains, the local catch of the day, lamb shakriya, chicken maqlooba, and more. On the Indian corner which changes three times a week, guests can dig into dal masala, butter chicken, and biryani, while the dessert selection includes kunafa, umm Ali, traditional Arabic desserts, and a pastry section. All of this can be savored in Olea’s welcoming ambiance coupled with live entertainment by an oud player., 04 341 0000 

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