Best Dubai Marina Ramadan Iftar deals 2019
- During Ramadan restaurants around the UAE offer special Iftar deals and offers
- The Iftar buffet or set-menus offer great bargains for both those fasting as well as non-Muslims
- That are hundreds of restaurants in Dubai, so we’ve put together a list of our favorites
- Ramadan is expected to last from May 6 until June 5
It’s Ramadan here in the UAE, which means one thing: Iftars. And lots of them.
Restaurants across the city of Dubai have embraced Ramadan, and now offer a range of Iftar deals and offers – meaning it’s a great time to sample some truly great food.
The Marina alone has more than 125 restaurants that are putting on an Iftar, which is why we’ve listed just a few of our favorites. They represent some of the best bargains to be had this iftar, as well as the venues that made Esquire’s Best Restaurants 2019 list and also serve Iftar.
Styles and cuisines vary – as you can see below – but one thing ties them all together. Each offers delicious food come sundown.
Check out the deals below.
Best Iftars in Dubai Marina
Marina Social is putting a very British spin on the traditional Iftar. Each evening kicks off with roasted almonds, apricots and dates, before moving on to Marina Social’s fixed menu featuring different British dishes along with Middle Eastern-inspired appetizers. There are both two-course and three-course menus available.
Previous best-restaurant winner for 2018 Ruya is serving up a delicious Iftar set menu designed to be shared. All dishes are put in the middle of the table, and include soup, salads, stuffed bread, main dishes – including fish and meat options – as well as signature drinks. It’s a great way to sample some of the best Turkish food in the country without breaking the bank. Ruya is located in Grosvenor House, Dubai.
Iftar at Counter Culture is a world affair, including European, Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine all represented. Start each Iftar with a variety of fresh juices, and then move on to the many live cooking stations offering everything from succulent kebabs to freshly-made pizzas.
Sloane’s Iftar is an international affair, with a special Ramadan buffet menu featuring dishes from around the world. Sloane’s is located at Grosvenor House Dubai Marina.
Tagine is already one of the country’s best for championing Moroccan cuisine, and its 2019 Iftar is no different. You can tuck into a buffet come sundown or order from the a la carte menu after that – and both options include the restaurant’s namesake, filled with Lamb and authentic spices. Tagine is located at The One & Only Royal Mirage.
A Ramadan Tent minus the tent. The Address Dubai marina is putting on a spectacular Iftar celebration this year, consisting of a grand international buffet and welcome drinks (including traditional favourites jalab, laban and Karkade). The ballroom has been custom-decorated, and includes mashrabiyas and colourful lanters along with classical Arabian music in the background.
During the Holy Month of Ramadan, Muslims are not supposed to consume nay good or drinks between dawn and sunset prayers (called fajr and maghrib respectively). Non-Muslims are asked to behave with respect during this time by dressing conservatively and not eating of drinking in public during daylight hours.
After sunset, everyone is invited to an Iftar – even non-Muslims – in one of the city’s restaurants or in specially-erected Iftar tents.
Do you live in Dubai Marina? Have any recommendations for us? Get in touch and tell us which is your favourite iftar.