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9 utterly unique iftar experiences to try this Ramadan in the UAE

These unmissable iftar experiences will ensure a memorable meal with family and friends.

Imagine feasting under the desert stars at a Bedouin camp, dining amidst the animals at Emirates Park Zoo or breaking your fast inside the surreal water feature at Expo City Dubai. Why not ditch the routine iftar and break your fast in style with these unique iftar experiences.

Al Ain Zoo: Iftar with the lions

This Ramadan, dine with lions at Al Ain Zoo for a unique and memorable iftar experience. The experience also includes a sunset tour operated by Al Ain Safari, to whet your appetite for an extraordinary gastronomic set-menu experience on the edge of the lions’ territory. This luxuriously wild experience caters to groups of four to 12 people, aged 12 years and above. Available daily, from 5:30pm to 8pm. AED 840 per person.

GO Visit www.alainzoo.ae for reservations and more information.

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Burj Al Arab: Iftar inside Dubai’s most lavish landmark

Enjoy the untold stories of Dubai’s most iconic hotel, the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, and savour authentic Arabic flavours at the UMA Lounge and Terrace with sunset views over the waters of the Arabian Gulf. The full experience for two includes a 90-minute tour followed by a grand Ramadan platter with a cold and hot mezze selection and any two Arabic-themed mocktails or cocktails. Available daily from sunset. AED 949 for two.

GO: Visit insideburjalarab.com for reservations and more information.

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Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental: Iftar in a palatial majlis

Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental Abu Dhabi is home to one of the grandest Ramadan offerings in the country. Located between a private beach and Qasr Al Watan, Majilis by the Sea spans 1,100 seats indoors and outdoors. Inside, guests can expect exceptional curated gifts from Episodes and The Spa at Mandarin Oriental. Guests can explore the sushi station or tuck into authentic Arabic dishes. The Michelin-starred restaurants Hakkasan and Talea by Antonio Guida will showcase dishes. Available daily from sunset to 8:30pm. AED 345 per person.

GO: Call 02 690 7999 for reservations and more information.

Majilis by the Sea

Emirates Park Zoo: Iftar with the animals

Embark on an extraordinary family adventure this Ramadan as Emirates Park Zoo & Resort brings back the highly anticipated “Eat & Feed” event for a third year. Immerse yourself in the experience with a complimentary zoo entry, a sumptuous iftar buffet, and an opportunity for animal feeding. It’s the ultimate blend of animals, adventure and gastronomy. Available daily from sunset. AED 119 per person.

GO: Visit www.emiratesparkzooandresort.com for reservations and more information.

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Expo City Dubai: Iftar in a water feature

Set against the captivating backdrop of the Surreal water feature, where water astonishingly ascends, accompanied by harmonious music and dramatic flames, the Surreal Iftar at Expo Citu Dubai offers a memorable meal. As towering cascades of water fall from a height of four stories, attendees have the opportunity to wander through an array of live cooking stations, indulging in a mix of traditional and innovatively reinterpreted dishes. Available daily from sunset until 10pm. AED 220 for adults and AED 95 for children (aged six to 12 years).

GO: Visit https://dubai.platinumlist.net for reservations and more information.

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Louvre Abu Dhabi: Iftar in a museum

Celebrate the magic of Ramadan at the Arab world’s first universal museum and enjoy a sumptuous iftar under Jean Nouvel’s iconic dome. Break your fast with the incredible Ramadan menu at Fouquet’s Abu Dhabi. The meal includes beetroot hummus with feta cheese, crispy Omani prawns with chickpea purée, falafel, guacamole and red lentil soup. The main course features a slow-cooked leg of lamb accompanied by vegetable saloona and oriental rice. Conclude your evening with a platter of tropical fruits and rose rice pudding with saffron ice cream. Available daily from sunset. AED 350 per person.

GO: Call 02 205 4200 for reservations and more information.

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Villas: Iftar on the beach

Experience a luxurious Bedouin-style iftar experience at the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas. Enjoy a sumptuous Arabian Nights-themed Iftar under the stars at The Oasis. Expect a generous selection of signature dishes within a traditional Ramadan setting. The Bedouin-style feast features live cooking stations for Emirati, Indian, international, Jordanian and Moroccan cuisine, from the rich flavours of Emirati Machboos and the aromatic spices of Moroccan Tagine to Jordanian Mansaf and Middle Eastern desserts. Available daily, from sunset to 9pm. AED 350 per person.

GO: Email abuph.ramadan@hyatt.com for reservations and more information.

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Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi: Ifar at the Ramadan Village

Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi will once again transform its poolside into a glistening Ramadan Village, complete with interactive culinary stations and live entertainment. Culinary enthusiasts are invited to revel in the spirit of Ramadan as they enjoy a Grand Iftar at Sofra. The vast buffet will be made up of authentic flavours from across the region including a selection of season-inspired beverages. Available daily, from sunset. AED 288 per person.

GO: Call 02 509 8555 for reservations and more information.

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Topgolf Dubai: Iftar on the greens

With stunning views across the Dubai skyline, guests of all levels, skills, and age groups can book a private climate-controlled booth complete with high-tech balls to practice their swing. Each package features a host of starters, main courses and desserts, stacked up in a show-stopping three-tier Topgolf Dubai tower, as well as unlimited soft drinks, mocktails and two hours of Topgolf game play. Available daily from sunset, prices available upon request.

GO: Visit https://topgolfdubai.ae for reservations and more information.

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