MOJEH’s Iftar Guide For Ramadan In The City

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The Holy Month brings families, loved ones and friends together. To facilitate togetherness, established and up-and-coming eateries across Dubai have extended their offerings to include specially curated iftar menus. Whether you are searching for traditional regional fare or a feast from far-flung lands, MOJEH‘s guide has something for every epicure.

Bulgari Resort Dubai

Intertwining Middle Eastern heritage with Italian codes, the Bulgari Majlis is a unique venue created for the Holy Month of Ramadan. Reminiscent of a garden, the laid-back yet luxurious majlis is an intimate setting to break your fast and connect with loved ones. The Bulgari Majlis overlooks the Arabian Gulf courtesy of its stunning Bulgari Yacht Club location and boasts an up-front seat to the sunset. Both Middle Eastern and Italian fare awaits guests and, with menus changing daily, it’s a destination you can visit time and time again. Book now


Although a relative newcomer on Dubai’s dining scene, Jun’s has already cemented itself as a foodie favourite. The Asian-American restaurant recently landed the 44th spot on the MENA 50 Best list thanks to Chef Kelvin Cheung’s contemporary approach to comfort food. This Ramadan, Jun’s kicks off Iftar with miso butternut squash soup followed by a parade of mezze and mains including sweet and sour snapper, braised lamb neck congee. Book now


Perhaps the trendiest London import in the city (there are also branches in Hong Kong, Miami and New York), Hutong is renowned for its sophisticated mix of contemporary Szechuan and Northern Chinese cuisine. A delectable four-course menu awaits guests this Ramadan, kicking off with a choice of savoury chicken broth and mushroom dumplings or a refreshing asparagus yellow bean soup. A selection of the restaurant’s signature starters come next –we highly recommend the lamb char sui bao –while, for the main event, head chef Ren has prepared a trio of dreamy dishes including a succulent steamed cod and rich chicken stir-fried in truffle sauce. Rounded off with a date pudding, it’s one of the most delectable iftars in town. Book now

Bombay Brasserie

Traverse the Silk Road at Taj Dubai’s always bustling restaurant. Serving Indian fare in abundance, Bombay Brasserie’s family-style menu draws inspiration from dishes created during the Mughal empire between the 16th and 19th century. A delicious combination of Indian flavours and those of neighbouring countries, indulge in creamy chicken curries, fish tikka and spiced lamb as well as vegetarian dishes – all rounded-out with rose-infused rice pudding. Book now

Netsu by Ross Shonhan

Introducing Dubai’s only Warayaki-style Iftar. The Japanese steakhouse utilises warayaki, a straw fire cooking technique, for its award-winning cuisine and Iftar is not exempt. Expect wagyu beef, tuna tataki and spicy hot stone rice on the four-course menu alongside signature maki rolls. Book now

LPM Restaurant & Bar Dubai

If you’re after a tried-and-trusted favourite this Ramadan, look no further than LPM Restaurant & Bar Dubai. The Mediterranean institution is adored throughout the region, and it is expanding its menu this Holy Month to include brand-new dishes. Don’t worry, though, its best-selling signatures are still up for grabs. Think: burrata with cherry tomatoes, warm prawns with olive oil and marinated lamb cutlets. Book now


Take your tastebuds on a journey through Turkey with a mouth-watering array of Anatolian cuisine and sample traditional fare from kebabs to kanafe. The sharing-style selection is perfect for gathering loved ones together, and where better than the stunning restaurant overlooking the Arabian Gulf and Dubai’s glittering skyline to catch up. Book now


Discover a five-course fusion feast marrying Arabian and Mediterranean flavours. Situated at the swanky Me by Melia hotel in Business Bay, Basko eases you into the evening with a soup course swiftly followed by crispy tuna tartines, crab salad, grilled seabass and saffron milk cake. Pro tip: don’t miss the creamy huevos rotos with harissa. Book now

SLS Dubai

How does an Iftar in the sky sound? Make your way to the 75th floor of the SLS Dubai during the Holy Month to partake in a culinary journey through tradition. Welcome iftar with dates and fresh juices before tucking into the serious stuff – short rib tagine, crumbed asparagus with saffron aioli, lentil soup and spicy sea bream are just some of the dishes available – while relaxing in a gilded Ramadan tent complete with plush furnishings. Book now

Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah Dubai


This year marks Mandarin Oriental’s first dedicated Ramadan space, Majlis by Mandarin Oriental. Traditional Middle Eastern cuisine is celebrated alongside special creations from Mandarin Oriental’s award-winning restaurants Tasca by José Avillez and Netsu by Ross Shonhan. A luxurious environment to create memories with loved ones, The Majlis not only offers five-star cuisine but also treats guests to a breathtaking exhibition by Emirati artist Yasmin Al Mulla. The exhibition features an interpretation of seven mosques, each representing a specific emirate and capturing the culture of the UAE. Book now


DIFC’s much-loved Italian fine-dining destination is putting a local twist on Italian staples (don’t tell nonna!). The selection of starters include beetroot hummus with zucchini chips, lentil and quinoa salad with watermelon and pomegranate, and chickpea soup with zaatar, while diners can choose between pan-seared seabass fillet with saffron or chargrilled lamb with pistachio for mains, all washed down with memorable mocktails. MOJEH recommends saving space for the delightfully light hibiscus-infused pannacotta with rose water gel. Book now

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