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Some Of The UAE’s Most Luxurious Iftars Of 2024

The month of fasting is a time for reflection and spirituality, and the Iftar, the breaking of the fast, the time to come together at the end of the long fasting period.

Mar 12, 2024 | By

Even for those not fasting, the experience of Ramadan is unique, from the atmosphere to the dishes served from lamb ouzi to Umm Ali.

Here are some of the top spots not to miss.


Asateer Tent, Atlantis The Palm

This long-time favourite is a must-visit during Ramadan. Decadent Dubai meets Middle East traditions, it is the place to be seen. The mega tent hosts up to 1,400 guests each night for both Iftar and Suhour, the lighter meal enjoyed later in the evening. This year, the tent will offer a seafront seating and terrace options for the buffet event with a range of cuisines including Arabesque, Khaleeji, Persian, and Turkish. Live entertainment will be available during Suhoor, with enchanting oud strings and vocal performances.

Prices start from AED270.

Reservations can be made by email [email protected] or by calling +971 4 426 2626.

Iftar at The Majlis By The Sea, Emirates Palace, Mandarin Oriental, Abu Dhabi

With the beautiful weather, The Majlis By The Sea offers guests a beachside setting for breaking the fast at Abu Dhabi’s iconic Emirates Palace. Fine dining of Arabic and Emirati flavours is complemented by live Arabic instrumental music. The culinary journey is elevated by the resort’s Michelin-starred restaurants including Talea by Antonio Guida and Hakkasan Abu Dhabi. Guests can also enjoy signature Indian cuisine from Martabaan by Hemant Oberoi and indulge in freshly crafted sushi from a Japanese Michelin-rated guest chef.

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COYA Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi’s branch of the Peruvian favourite will offer a suitably opulent experience for the Holy Month with its special iftar menu. The destination, set against golden sunset views over the waters of Al Maryah Island and the city skyline, is the perfect spot for spring sunsets. Festive delicacies include a range of fast-breaking treats from soup paired with dates and focaccia to the range of traditional favourites with a Peruvian twist. Mains will include exquisite dishes such as arroz nikkei with Chilean sea bass and bomba rice or the grilled salmon with miso. COYA’s special pastel de datiles ramadan dessert will bring an Arabic twist to Peruvian cuisine, the decadent dessert a bespoke fusion of sweet date cake, honeycomb ice cream, figs and saffron.

The iftar menu at COYA Abu Dhabi is available to enjoy daily from sunset until 7.30pm throughout Ramadan, priced AED239 per person.

For more information: +971 02 306 7000 / / [email protected] / @coyaabudhabi

SLS Hotel & Residences, Dubai

Business Bay’s luxury SLS Hotel & Residences will transform this Ramadan into a gastro-haven for the cherished tradition of breaking fast in grace and opulence. Guests are invited to the hotel’s 75th floor, where they will embark on a culinary journey against the backdrop of Dubai’s sun-kissed skyline as SLS Dubai turns into a traditional itfar tent-inspired escape. Diners can indulge in an exquisite buffet experience with all the festive treats of the season from flavour-packed mezze to aromatic lamb ouzi and sizzling Arabic mixed grill. Show-stopping maqluba will also bring a taste of ‘home’ to the offerings. Sweet offerings will be a host of family favourites from Umm Ali to kunafa, all to be enjoyed to the backdrop of magical live oud music.

Cost: AED 225 per person

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