- Things to do
- May 05, 2018
Fancy an iftar out? Oasis Living has put together a list of some of the eclectic oﬀerings around the capital and Dubai
1. Abd el Wahab, Al Maqtaa
You can find the true spirit of
Ramadan at this Lebanese restaurant.
The featured menu comprises a
rich spread of traditional Arabic
specialties with a contemporary twist
including Jallab, Kamar el din and
Laban for beverages.
Main courses serve a variety of dishes
spanning hot and cold such as Kebbeh
Kras, Chicken Liver and Makaneh to
name a few. There is also a choice of
daily dish or mixed grill on offer.
Iftar: The set menu is priced at Dh150
For bookings and reservations call
02 677 2238.
2. Azzurro Restaurant, Souk
If you are in the capital and
fancy opening your fast with a
scrumptious Italian meal then head
to Azzurro where you'll find a three-course meal on offer featuring
appetisers including lamb soup and
sweet peppers as well as a hearty
For mains, patrons will have a
choice of Stewed Lamb Shank or
meatballs drizzled with tomato
lentil sauce. End on a sweet note
with the traditional Um Ali, for a
Iftar: The full three-course menu is
priced at Dh120 per person including
For bookings and reservations call 02
3. Flooka, Eastern Mangroves
Enjoy a Mediterranean-inspired
seafood selection at Flooka with an
array a delectable seafood dishes,
hot and cold mezzes and fresh fish
featuring traditional Mediterranean
ﬂavours with a Lebanese twist. An a la
carte option is also available for those
looking to craft their own menu.
Iftar: Dh165 per person
For reservations call 02 441 8244
4. Hiltonia Beach Garden,
Hilton Abu Dhabi
The Hala Ramadan tent returns this
year in the hotel's Hiltonia Beach
Garden; with the ability to seat up to
150 guests, the air-conditioned tent
has become a favourite among the
It'll serve an iftar buffet featuring
traditional Arabic delicacies along
with a free-ﬂow of Ramadan
drinks. Highlights include chicken
moghrabieh, fish moussaka, lamb
makloubeh and Dawood basha
as well as dessert favourites
like cheese kunafa, Um Ali and
Iftar: Dh210 for adults and Dh85 for
children aged six to 12
For bookings and more information,
please contact 02 692 4247.
5. Te Galleria, Al Maryah
A number of fine-dining restaurants
are housed under this Arabic-style
glass building, serving an eclectic
mix including two highlights:
Japanese Zuma and Californian Afghani Nolu's.
The former will offer an Ebisu menu
featuring a variety of signature
dishes such as Miso Marinated
Black Cod and Roasted Boston
Lobster, while the latter will be
serving a unique blend of Western
and Asian cuisine. Be sure to taste
their Ramadan desserts like the
Date Cake, Cardamom Cheesecake,
Baklava Cake, Pistachio Alfajor and a
special Ramadan Cake.
Iftar: Prices differ according to order
For more information call 02 616
6. Besh Turkish Kitchen,
Sheraton Mall of the
Enjoy an authentic Turkish iftar filled
with traditional dishes starting with
the ekşili anadolu çorbası, Turkish
lentil and barley soup, which is
ideal for breaking fast. There is
also an assortment of light hot and
cold mezze and salads including a
selection of pide; Turkish ﬂatbread.
Then, there's the kömür (Turkish
grill) served up a number of charcoal
grilled meats and fish.
Sweet treats include a plethora of
Turkish delights and other delicious
desserts, served with Turkish tea.
There is also a Ramadan bazaar
nearby where you can shop Turkish
jewellery, clothing, home décor and
even food produce.
Iftar: Dh111 per person
Call 04 377 2353 or email
7. Common Grounds, Mall of
This one is for all the vegans
out there! No more analytically
perusing the menu looking for
something you can order or
customise. This specialty coffee
shop will be serving up a vegan iftar
this Holy Month and features quite
the healthy menu where you'll find
free-range eggs, acai bowls and
even green tacos.
Iftar: Prices vary according to
Visit commongroundsdubai.com for more information or to make a
8. Kishmish, Dar Al Wasl Mall
Bringing a Majlis style set-up to add
to its rustic interiors, Dubai’s first
gourmet Afghan street and soul food
restaurant will be celebrating the Holy
Month with authentic Afghan soul food,
served both at the main venue and the
While traditional Afghan music plays
in the background, patrons will break
their fast with dates, water, and the
soup of the week, prior to indulging in
the unique fare found in South, West
and Central Asian cuisines.
Iftar: Prices vary according to order.
For more information visit kishmish.ae or call 04 349 6665.
9. Ramusake, Double Tree by
To mark the Holy month, Ramusake will
be offering a lavish set-menu available
from 6.30 to 8pm daily, consisting of a
four-course sharing menu that can be
enjoyed by gatherings of two or more.
Guests will get to sample a wide variety
of 14 dishes including some of their
award-winning signature plates such
as Tuna Sashimi Pizza, Nasu Dengaku
and Steamed Seabass. Free ﬂowing
VOSS sparkling and still water will also
The regular a la carte menu will also be
available for those who want to opt for
the full-menu instead.
Iftar: Dh199 per person
To make a booking, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04
10. Weslodge Saloon, JW Marriott
A choice of customary harira or lentil
soup options kick-start iftars at this
North African-cuisine restaurant,
where guests can indulge in an array
of appetisers such as southern fried
chicken with Tabasco honey, ranch, and
house pickles or spice-rubbed lamb
ribs with grilled lime and cilantro.
For a heartier option, Weslodge offers
delicious mains including grilled
seabass with jalapeno relish, lemon,
drizzled in olive oil; a fine cut of prime
sirloin and pastrami short rib with roast
cauliﬂower is also available, or a grilled
broccolini with chilli, lemon and garlic
Desserts include a double-down
hazelnut brownie or the maple brulee.
Iftar: Dh235 per person
For reservations or more information,
call 04 560 1700.
11. WOK BOYZ, Al Durrah Tower
Serving authentic ﬂavours from
the Far East, WOK BOYZ offers
customers the option to customise
their plates according to there
palates. With Ramadan rolling in,
the restaurant is peddling Ramadan
deals in an effort to make this cuisine
a viable option for iftars and suhoors.
Patrons will have an option of prawn
or rice crackers, along with sweet
corn soup, street tofu or spicy Korean
wings, a customisable wok combo
and a beverage. If you're looking
for a healthier option, you can even
pick quinoa as a base instead of
traditional carb options.
For more information visit wokboyz.com or call 04 330 0060.
12. Homestead Restaurant and
Bakery, The Yard
This contemporary homegrown
eatery will be serving a diverse set-menu prepared using local, organic
and sustainably-sourced ingredients,
and combining Middle Eastern, Indian
and Persian cuisines.
Expect a warm and cold mezze
spread that includes hummus,
moutabel, tabbouleh, muhammara
and Arabic lentil soup. For the mains,
guests can choose from six signature
dishes including butter chicken,
grilled chicken with freekeh, harees
as well as kanaad machbous - the
famous fried kingfish served with
traditional Emirati spiced rice.
Iftar: Dh105 per person
For reservations or more information,
call 800 HOMESTEAD.
13. Cocoa Kitchen, City Walk
Adding an innovative twist to the
classic iftar, Cocoa Kitchen pairs
traditional dishes with chocolate to
enhance ﬂavours, meaning you'll
find options such as balsamic slow-cooked lamb shank with roasted
Romano peppers enhanced with 70
per cent premium chocolate from
Cuba and served with herbed ancient
grains; blackened salmon with 65
per cent Peruvian, Alto el Sol dark
chocolate miso; or butternut squash
and 100 per cent cocoa ravioli with
ricotta, pine nuts, Parmesan and
cocoa nib tuilles.
Iftar: Dh129 per person
For reservations or more information,
call 04 343 2506.
*All prices are subject to change.