Iftar Buffet in Dubai during Ramdaan

Ramadan in Dubai is one of the most awaited times of the year. Ramadan is the ninth and most blessed month in the Islamic calendar, when Muslims observe fasting from dawn to dusk. This year, it will start on March 23 and last for 29 or 30 days (depending on the moon sighting). A distinct spiritual aura takes over the city in this month with Ramadan tents, night souks, and mostly the Iftar menu, which is the exclusive meal that marks the ends of the daily fast during the sunset. If you are in search of the best Iftar buffet in Dubai, make sure that you bookmark this page.

About Best Iftar Restaurants In Dubai

In this post, we have included Iftar buffet restaurants Dubai that cover every budget, cuisine, and unique preference; they are categorized as per the distinct price points. All come with a wide range of appetizers, entrées, desserts, and refreshing drinks.

Under AED 100

1. Sabaa Restaurant

Sabaa Restaurant Dubai

For a pocket-friendly, Arabic-inspired Iftar experience, look no further! All you need to do is head to this dining venue at the Al Seef Heritage Hotel Dubai, Curio by Hilton. It serves Emirati specialties in an old-world setting, enhanced by live cooking stations and live entertainment.

Price: AED 99 per person with 50% discount for kids from 6 to 12 years

Timing: Starts at sunset and lasts for two hours

Location: Al Seef Heritage Hotel Dubai, Curio By Hilton

Must-Try Foods: Shawarma, BBQ specialties, Saj, and Saffron Rice

2. Al Haaj Bundoo Khan

Al Haaj Bundoo Khan Restaurant

As one of the best Pakistani restaurants in Dubai, it comes with a Iftar menu that is super delicious and extremely affordable too. It is located in Oud Metha.

Price: AED 55 for adults and AED 40 for kids from 5 to 12 years

Timing: From sunset

Location: Al Menhali Building, 10th Street, Oud Metha, Dubai

Must-Try Foods: Pakora, Fruit Chaat, Malai Boti, Nehari, Chicken Karahi, Mutton Biryani, Paratha, Naan, Fresh Salad, Dahi Bondi, Imli Sauce, Raita, and Halwa

Under AED 150

3. Bombay Bungalow

Bombay Bungalow Dubai

If you are looking for a relatively affordable Iftar buffet in Dubai, this Indian restaurant at the Beach Mall, JBR, won’t disappoint you. A variety of tikkas, kebabs, soups, street foods, biryanis, chaat specialties, breads, and desserts fills its extensive menu.

Price: AED 110 per person

Timing: Sunset till 22:00 hrs

Location: Unit 2301, The Beach Mall, JBR Walk

Must-Try Foods: Malai Prawns, Tomato Shorba, Butter Chicken Samosa Chaat, special Ramadan juices (like Rooh Afza), Hara Bhara Kebab, Kebab and Tikka Platter, Ghee Roast Paneer, Chicken Tikka Masala, Goan Fish Curry, Kulfi Falooda, and Stuffed Gulab Jamun

Under AED 200

4. Mina’s Kitchen

Mina’s Kitchen Dubai

Treat yourself to a scrumptious Iftar menu with Arabic and international cuisines in this elegant restaurant. You will find it at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Hotel. Besides food and drinks, it will blow you away with its marvelous settings, high-end customer service, and amazing experiences, including live music, henna (mehandi) artists, and shisha smoking.

Price: AED 185 per person, but special rates available for a group of 10 and above.

Timing: Sunset till 22:00 hrs

Location: The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai

Must-Try Foods: Arabic Lentil Soup, Lamb Korma, Arabic Mixed Grill, Umm Ali, and international cheese platter (dessert)

5. Pincode by Chef Kunal Kapoor

Kunal Kapur’s flagship restaurant in Dubai Hills Mall is one of the best Indian restaurants in Dubai for bona fide North Indian and Mughlai specialties. For those unfamiliar, Kunal Kapur is an Indian celebrity chef who hosted the cooking reality show MasterChef India.

Price: Approximately AED 170 per person

Timing: Sunset till 20:30 hrs

Location: First Floor, Next to P4 – Cinema, Dubai Hills Mall</p.

Must-Try Foods: Roasted Lamb Soup, Dhokla Chaat, Aloo Spiral Chaat, Cornetto Chart, Harissa Paneer Tikka, Bunny Bhaji, Tandoori Chicken Tikka, Malabari Chicken Tarts, Lamb Seekh Kebab, Tandoori Fish Tikka, Chicken Tikka Masala, and Old Delhi Style Milk and Bread Pudding

6. Dhow Cruise

Dhow Cruise Dinner Marina

Are you planning an exciting Eid getaway to Dubai? This traditional activity must be at the top of your list of things to do for Eid Al Fitr in Dubai. If you can’t wait until Eid to go on a dhow cruise, you can sign up for the dedicated Iftar dhow cruise, which allows you to break your fast in the rustic yet intimate setting of a wooden Arabian dhow as it leisurely sails down Dubai Creek or Dubai Marina for approximately two hours.

Price: Depends on your package

Timing: Starts just before sunset and lasts for about two hours

Location: Dubai Marina or Dubai Creek

Must-Try Foods: Asian and International dishes

Under AED 250

7. The Market Place

An incredible Iftar menu, helped by live cooking counters and a striking ambiance, makes this family-friendly restaurant at the Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf a must-visit on your Dubai visit during Ramadan. It mostly comes with dishes featuring authentic Arabic recipes.

Price: AED 225 per person (about 40% off available on the first week of Ramadan)

Timing: Sunset till 23:00 hrs

Location: 6868+H8X – Lobby Level, Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, Dubai

Must-Try Foods: Mixed Arabic Grill, Lentil Soup, Fattoush Salad, Baked fish served with Tahini, Shawarma, Saaj Bread, Lebanese Meatballs, Mehalabiya, Kunafa, and Umm Ali

8.  Zaytoun

This is a go-to spot in Dubai for an authentic Arabic Iftar experience. Overlooking Dubai Creek and located within the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dubai Festival City, it allows you to dine on a spectrum of richly flavored soups, appetizers, main course dishes, and desserts while enjoying the stunning city skyline views.

Price: Approximately AED 200

Timing: Sunset till 20:00 hrs

Location: Level 5, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dubai Festival City

Must-try foods: Fattoush with Pomegranate, Potato Harrah, Lamb Chops, Lamb Kofta, Grilled Jumbo Prawns, Beef Rib Eye Kebab, Turkish Baklava, Traditional Um Ali, warm Kunafah, and fresh seasonal cut fruits

9. Carna by Dario Cecchini

Carna by Dario Cecchini Dubai

Want to give a distinct flavor and twist to your Iftar dining experience in Dubai? Head to this restaurant owned by Dario Cecchini, an award-winning, eight generation Italian butcher. It has a creative menu with quality and perfectly cut steaks and meat specialties. And the best thing is that they are all prepared using the finest local ingredients.

Now if you are looking for more healthy ways to celebrate this Ramadan, you must definitely get your hands on our guide to healthy eating tips during Ramadan.

Price: AED 225 per person (As the number of diners per day is restricted to 60 people, be sure to pre-reserve your table.)

Timing: Sunset till 20:00 hrs

Location: SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences, Business Bay

Must-Try Foods: Red Pepper Hummus, Grilled Focaccia, Italian Shakshuka, and Roasted Lamb

Under AED 300

10. Ibn AlBahr

Ibn AlBahr Dubai

With its magnificent setting against an intimate private beach at the iconic man-made island of Palm Jumeirah, this Lebanese restaurant offers one of the best Iftar buffets in the city. Thanks to its extensive menu with the most flavorsome delights and Ramadan-exclusive drinks. It offers both indoor and outdoor seating and is especially popular for its seafood specialties.

Price: AED 250 per person

Timing: Sunset till 20:00 hrs

Location: Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah

Must-Try Foods: Lentil Soup, Jallab (refreshing Ramadan drink), Fattoush (salad), Tabouleh (salad), Sayyadieh (delicious Lebanese rice dish with fish), Kullaj Dessert, Arabic Bouza With Cotton Candy, and Latte

11. The Royal Majilis

True to its name, you can look forward to enjoying a royal Iftar experience at this venue at the Emirates Golf Club. It lets you dine under the stars with an extravagant buffet served in traditional style. Besides a myriad of salads, seafood delicacies, and desserts, you can bask in the incredible views and even try Shisha (provided upon request).

Price: 260 for adults and AED 85 for kids from 5 to 11 years old

Timing: Sunset till 23:00 hrs

Location: Al Naseem Street, Emirates Golf Club

Must-Try Foods: Fresh salads, seafood dishes, grilled meat, special Ramadan juices, and tasty desserts

Under AED 400

12. Armani Pavilion

Armani Pavilion Dubai

This dining spot at the top-notch Armani Hotel at Downtown Dubai is ideal for those seeking a luxury Iftar buffet in Dubai. Beyond its swish ambiance and a gorgeous Iftar menu, you will be entertained by oud players and tabla artists.

Price: AED 365 for adults and AED 185 for kids from 6 to 11 years; Iftar dinner is free for kids below five years old

Timing: Sunset till 21:00 hrs

Location: Armani Hotel, Downtown Dubai

Must-Try Foods: All signature dishes of Armani Hotel’s top restaurants


Whether you plan to visit Dubai during Ramadan or are already a resident here looking to take a break from cooking, these Iftar restaurants in Dubai are worth a try for their inspiring settings and lavish, delicious menus. So which is your favorite dining spot in this list? If you’ve got any suggestions, feel free to share them with our readers in the comment section below.

Rezmin is passionate about traveling and curating content about history, traditions and other intriguing aspects that make a place attractive. In her spare time, she enjoys reading fictional books sprinkled with inspiration, humor and enthusiasm.

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