Iftars With a Difference in 2017 (that you just have to try)

Tired of the same old Iftar offerings everywhere you go? Check out these offerings for something a little different.

folly by Nick & Scott, Madinat Jumeirah

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For a second-to-none dining experience this Ramadan, join Nick & Scott at their newly-opened Madinat venue and enjoy an intimate experience at their eight seater open kitchen to observe the team up close and in full flow.
Guests can also choose to look out onto the picturesque views of the Burj Al Arab while watching day turn to dusk. Wanting guests to move away from traditional three-courses and have more of an opportunity to be adventurous, the plates are conveniently sized, yet packed with flavour, and are ideal for sharing with your friends or family.

Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City

InterContinental DFC Royal Iftar Experience 3

Embrace the essence of family and friendship and the finest culinary treats of Ramadan with an intimate private Iftar dining experience in a Presidential suite at InterContinental Dubai Festival, catered to by personal butlers and boarded by the iconic Dubai creek and city skyline.
Make a weekend of it by adding a one night stay for 2 adults and 2 children including a luxury shopping experience at Robinsons Department Store with an AED 1000 voucher and personal stylist.
Signature Iftar Experience – from AED 550 per person based on a group of 8 pax
Signature Iftar Experience with a 1 night stay – AED 3200 for a family of 2
adults, 2 children

Le Cirque, Ritz-Carlton DIFC

Le Cirque - Winter Garden

This Head Chef Ramadan Wesley Tyron Berghoff and his team have created an Iftar experience that is unique, exciting and interactive. Iftar Avec Le Chef allows each guest to create a bespoke menu based on their culinary preferences.
Each guest will be welcomed to Le Cirque where a member of the team will gain an understanding of their likes and dislikes. This information will then be taken to the kitchen where a three-course tailored menu will be created to reflect the gastronomic mood of the individual diner. Dates and soup will also be served before the main dining experience.
AED 245 per person

Iftar Walk with Frying Pan Adventures, Naif

Experience a true Iftar and enjoy breaking the days fast with the locals. You won’t find lavish buffets here, just good, wholesome food and friendly company. The traditional Iftar is followed by a photo tour of Old Dubai in association with Gulf Photo Plus.
AED 595 per person

Other ways to enjoy Ramadan this year:

Filling the Blues


Experience the warming feeling of giving this Ramadan by volunteering with Filling the Blues. This local charity, organised by the people behind Moti Roti, distributes Iftar meals that have been donated by local restaurants to labourers around the city every day during the holy month.

To sign up drop an email to fillingtheblues@motiroti.me

Share this with a friend and enjoy a different type of Iftar together.

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  1. These look like some amazing places. You have stayed in some swanky hotels with lovely looking restaurants.


  2. I really like the sound of Nick and Scott how fancy does it look?! I think that the ‘filling in the blues’, concept is a great way of making sure the whole country enjoys Ramadan.


  3. Love Dubai and all those fancy restaurants. That Nick and Scott one is very glamorous and cool looking. Love the idea of the charity giving out meals to all the road workers during Ramadan.


  4. I LOVE the interiors of these locations. FOrget about eating, I Just want to pull up a chair and enjoy the beautiful décor. Oh who am I kidding…let’s eat!

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  5. I noticed that one of the hotels that you included was the Ritz Carlton. We have this group of hotel chains here in Ireland . The nearest one is just a couple of kilometres away from me. I love it there its so opulent.


  6. These places look wonderful! I’ve never been to Dubai before, but Le Cirue looks so fancy! would love to stay there if I ever come to Dubai.
    Also loved that (filling in the blues) concept, it’s the best way to experience the warmth and the spirituality of Ramadan, since this holy month is all about good deeds.
    Loved this post, thanks for sharing.
    Ramadan Kareem.

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  7. Ramadan Mubarak. These look like some great places for an alternative Iftar meal. One of the things I miss most about the gulf are the wonderful Iftar meals.


  8. I don’t observe Ramadan but it’s good to know where to experience this kind of food so that I can experience it. Each place that you featured has their own unique style! I’m sure people will enjoy dining in each one.


  9. i love iftar parties, the best part everyone is welcome! filling the blues sounds like a great initiative!


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