From Middle Eastern delights to chic eats and Iftar with a view. These global dining experiences offer a memorable Iftar for every night of the week.
The chic poolside hotspot at Vida Downtown Dubai offers an immersive culinary journey along the silk road for its nightly Iftar this Ramadan. Stop by the Iranian BBQ station to try Persian kebabs, head west to Lebanon for the mezze selection and finish the evening with Turkish sweets and fresh fruits. With al fresco seating beneath illuminated palm trees, 3in1 is the ideal place to gather with family and friends to break your fast. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 195 per person.
GO: Call 04 888 3444 for reservations and more information.
Antika is renowned for its service, food and atmosphere and this is especially apparent during the holy month of Ramadan. The venue’s Iftar set menu begins with dates, followed by four hearty soup choices to suit all tastes. Mezza dishes include fatteh eggplant, fatteh laban, hummus, labneh makdous, batata harra, soujouk, kibbeh and savoury cheese rolls. While the main courses comprise taouk, tender lamb cutlets, octopus, grilled chicken and risotto in generous Antika-style proportions. End the feast on a sweet note with ousmaliyeh, kunefeh, Oum Ali and shaaybiyat. Available daily from sunset to 10pm. AED 250 per person.
Parisian celebrity hotspot Caviar Kaspia is offering an Iftar set menu during the Holy month of Ramadan. Expect a selection of Caviar Kaspia’s signature starters to share, including beef carpaccio, smoked salmon and beetroot salad. For the main course, diners can select from beef stroganoff, pan-fried seabass or asparagus risotto. The evening ends with a choice of dessert, though our FACT recommendation would be the famous honey cake. Available daily, from sunset. AED 250 per person.
GO: Visit www.kaspiadubai.com for more information.
Break your fast and delight your taste buds with an Iftar menu full of gastronomical delights at Hutong. Choose from a range of Northern Chinese dishes such as mushroom soup dumplings, black pepper beef bao, wok-tossed chicken with laoganma chilli sauce and roasted Peking duck with pancakes. End the evening with date pudding, a perfect Arab-Chinese fusion of spiced caramel and fresh mandarin. Available daily from 6pm to 7:30pm. AED 198 per person (with a minimum of two people per reservation).
GO: Visit www.hutong-dubai.com for reservations and more information.
Shanghai Me invites guests to enjoy the traditions of Ramadan with a specially curated Iftar menu. The menu begins with a choice of comforting soup, followed by an array of signature dishes, including BBQ lamb short ribs, sesame prawn toast, a mixed medley of dim sum, grilled beef tenderloin, vegetable fried rice, sweet grilled corn on the cob and succulent wok-fried prawns in chilli sauce. For dessert, diners can indulge in decadent Mango Mooncakes, refreshing seasonal fruits, ice cream or sorbets. Available daily from 6:30pm to 7:45pm. AED 295 per person.
GO: Call 04 564 0505 for reservations and more information.
Celebrate Ramadan at Dubai’s most in-demand dining destination, SUSHISAMBA. For an elevated Iftar experience, diners can enjoy a specially curated selection of sushi and sashimi alongside a revitalising beverage menu to complement the 360-degree panoramic sunset views. Following dates for those needing to break their fast, the restaurant’s miso soup is the perfect start to any meal. The a la carte offering also includes a tempting selection of ceviches, sushi and salads to ensure a healthy Iftar experience.
Embracing its Western Turkish roots, Urla will present a decadent spread of traditional and Aegean-inspired dishes, set to change each week. Guests can break their fast with an exquisite lentil, gazpacho or tarhana soup, followed by a mezze spread of köpoğlu, hummus, piyaz and a traditional shakshuka. Discover exquisite flavours from dishes such as a rich sautéed chicken, grilled sea bass and an Izmir köfte, complemented with creamy Orzo butter and parsley or roasted potatoes. For dessert, guests can indulge in pistachio sarma, baklava, Umm Ali and a selection of Turkish delights, followed by a deliciously crafted tamarind sherbet. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 375 per person.
GO: Visit www.urlarestaurant.com or call 052 554 5997 for reservations and more information.