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The Best Unconventional Non-Arabic Iftars in Dubai

One of the best parts about Ramadan in Dubai is the countless number of Iftar tents that populate the city. But, as well as the more traditional fare, Dubai is also home to many non-arabic and unusual Iftars that are often referred to as 'Non-Traditional Iftars'. So why not break your fast with with an all American feast, or even an authentic French spread?

We've put together a list of some of our favorite interesting and unconventional Iftar ideas in Dubai for 2018.

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To mark the Holy month, Ramusake will be offering a lavish Iftar set menu.

Guests will get to sample a wide variety of 14 dishes including some of our award-winning signature plates, such as Tuna Sashimi Pizza, Nasu Dengaku and Steamed Seabass. Free flowing VOSS sparkling and still water will accompany the feast.

Time: Sunset to 8:00pm
Price: AED 199 per person.

Their A la carte menu will also be available throughout Ramadan.

Book your Iftar at Ramusake



If you're craving Turkish food for Iftar, the wildly popular, Ruya in Marina, is offering a lavish Iftar set menu this Ramadan. The menu includes a number of their most popular dishes including grilled seabream, marinated baby chicken, cheese pide, adana kebab, and a handful of tasty starters and soups.

Price: AED 229 per person including Turkish tea, Ramadan drinks, and water
Time: Sunset to 11:00pm (Sunset & 9:00pm seatings available)

Book your Iftar at Ruya

Burger & Lobster

Every evening, Burger & Lobster is offering two very unique Iftar menus designed for both individuals, and also friends and families.

The individual set menu cost AED 149 and includes a cheeseburger, mini lobster roll, soup of the day, a half pounder with chips, Tres Leches, and a milkshake or soft drink of choice.

Good for 4-6 people, the Family/Group costs AED 995 and comes with a few extras including the bite sized Lobster Popcorn and the Lobster Casserole served with chips and salad.

Book your Iftar at Burger & Lobster



The expansive spaces and exotic mosaic patterns that adorn the walls and pillars are a highlight of Giardino. For Iftar there is a selection of local ingredients that feature in the live-cooking stations, where guests can interact with and sample authentic cuisines from around the world.

Every evening during the month of Ramadan, Giardino will be hosting an international Iftar buffet priced at AED 230 per person. The buffet will run from 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Book your Iftar at Giardino

Rang Mahal


For an Iftar with a difference, Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar will host a special 3-course Iftar menu, celebrating the heritage of Indian cuisine infused with a modern twist.

Time: Sunset to 8:30pm
Price: AED 225 per person

Book your Iftar at Rang Mahal



For an international Iftar, step into the award-winning Kitchen6 restaurant, where six interactive cooking stations come to life creating an extraordinary selection of world cuisines.

Time: Sunset to 8:30pm
Price: AED 225 per person

Book your Iftar at Kitchen6

Texas de Brazil

Indulge with an authentic Brazilian Iftar combined with Texan generosity! Enjoy welcome drink, unlimited gourmet salads, soups, signature sides, 14 flame-grilled meat cuts, dessert & soft drinks.

Price: AED 209 per person

Book your Iftar at Texas de Brazil

Great British Restaurant


Celebrate this Ramadan in a truly palatial setting with your family and friends. Indulge in an abundant spread of sumptuous traditional Middle Eastern specialties, cuisines from around the world and local traditional delicacies, with chefs demonstrating his expertise at the live cooking station and listen to the dulcet tones from our Oud musician.


  • AED 185 per person including soft drinks and Ramadan juices
  • AED 165 per person for groups of 10 guests or more
  • AED 95 per child - Children 6-12 years
  • Children 0-5 years are complimentary

Time: Sunset until 9:00pm

Book your Iftar at Great British Restaurant

Counter Culture Cafe


Immerse into delicious Arabic delicacies and an international spread this Ramadan, complete with various live stations and a selection of refreshing Arabic beverages.

Price: AED 159 per person
Time: From sunset to 9:00pm

Book your Iftar at Counter Culture Cafe

Al Mansour Dhow

Alternatively, if you are looking for a change of scenary during the Holy Month, head to Al Mansour Dhow where you can break your fast with a romantic Iftar cruise through the Deira Creek.

Time: Boarding is at 6:30pm and the boat sails from 7:00pm-8:30pm.
Price: AED 149 per person.

Book your Iftar at Al Mansour Dhow



During the Holy Month, Gaucho DIFC will be offering a laid back and sociable 3 course menu, giving diners plenty of opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy. Staying true to tradition, start off the evening Dates and Latin American breads. Get those taste buds geared up and begin by sharing a delicious Ecuadorian Ceviche, and Beef and Humita Empanadas, followed by the main course, an Argentinian Asado, adding a little Taste of Argentina.

Price: AED 199 per person

Book your Iftar at Gaucho


Hakkasan Dubai Ramadan
During the month of Ramadan, Hakkasan will be featuring their Ramadan Iftar menu. The meticulously crafted 4 course set menu will allow guests to try a number of Hakkasan's specially created dishes and beverages as well as some unique Ramadan sweets.

The Ramadan Iftar menu will be available daily from sunset to 12:30 am and will cost AED 228 per person.

Book your Iftar at Hakkasan


Give your Ramadan a Turkish spin this year and head to Kaftan for a delightful Iftar buffet.

Time: Sunset to 9:00pm

  • AED 190 per person
  • AED 95 for kids

Book your Iftar at Kaftan



Peyote is Dubai’s gateway to modern Mexican culture, located in one of the most prominent locations in DIFC’s Gate Village 2.Peyote offers up a seductive trip resulting from the combination of superior quality food, lively music, exceptional service and a unique convivial atmosphere.

This Ramadan they will be host to a special Iftar menu that features traditional beverages.

Traditional refreshments served include; hibiscus, tamarind agua fresca, labneh as well as a specially designed Al Jalila Mocktail of green apple juice, pineapple, tamarind, vanilla & mint – for every mocktail bought 10 AED will go to the Al Jalila foundation.


  • AED 125 per person including five starter plates and a desert
  • AED 198 for the full menu including main course

Book your Iftar at Peyote



Kanpai, the sophisticated Asian fusion restaurant located in the heart of Dubai, will be host to a delicious Iftar set menu this Ramadan. Head here if you are looking for something different come sunset this year.


  • Sunday to Wednesday - AED 199
  • Thursday & Friday - AED 299 with soft drinks and AED 399 with house beverages

Book your Iftar at Kanpai

The Farm

Nestled in the paradise that is Al Barari, The Farm Dubai allows you to escape the busy city life and trade the concrete jungle for a truly magnificent tropical oasis.

This Ramadan, head to The Farm for a sumptous Iftar in paradise.

Price: AED 160 per person for the Iftar set menu

Book your Iftar at The Farm



Enjoy the season with family and friends around a lavish Turkish iftar at Besh. Indulge in the true taste of Turkey, with an assortment of light, nutritious hot and cold mezze and salads before a selection of pide, grills and sweet treats. Post iftar, shop the night bazaar and relax with your favorite Turkish tea and shisha.


  • AED 155 per person
  • AED 135 for groups of 10-40 people
  • AED 125 for groups of 40+ people
  • AED 70 for little Besh fans (aged 6-12 years)
  • AED 111 per person for the first 10 days of the Ramadan

Book your Iftar at Besh

Boulevard Kitchen


Boulevard Kitchen is the signature restaurant serving food from the greater Middle Eastern region with a focus on Levantine cuisine in a contemporary Arabesque environment. This Ramadan, head to the Downtown Dubai restaurant to indulge in a delectable Iftar buffet.

Time: Sunset to 9:00pm/

  • AED 195 per person, including Soft Beverages and Arabic Juices
  • Children below 6 years dine free
  • Children between 6 to 12 years receives 50% discount

Book your Iftar at Boulevard Kitchen

Katana Robata and Sushi Bar


Experience an Iftar with a difference at a unique and one-of-a-kind space, enhanced by hand-painted murals and a signature set menu with tempting Asian treats to savour into the night

Time: Sunset to 10:30pm

  • AED 175 for Adults 12 years and above
  • AED 95 for children 6 to 12 years

Book your Iftar at Katana Robata and Sushi Bar

The Talk Restaurant


Experience an authentic buffet spread at The Talk restaurant in Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach featuring local favourites and offering a variety of hot and cold mezze with live cooking stations for AED 145 per person. Embrace the spirit with family and friends while enjoying traditional tunes by our oud player.

Time: Sunset to 10:30pm

  • AED 145 per person
  • Kids below 12 dine free.

Book your Iftar at The Talk Restaurant

Wakame Restaurant and Lounge


This Ramadan, Wakame is giving you four unconventional ways to enjoy the holy month.

  • Bao Platter: AED 189
  • Slider Platter: AED 199
  • Maki Platter: AED 270
  • Dessert Platter: AED 185

Book your Iftar at Wakame Restaurant and Lounge

Le Cirque


Serving up French fare with signature Italian influences, the menu at Le Cirque has been masterfully developed to create a simplistic yet traditional experience.

Head to Le Cirque this Ramadan to sample their Iftar buffet all month long.

Time: Sunset to 8:30pm
Price: AED 199 per person

Book your Iftar at Le Cirque


This year Ananta at the Oberoi Business Bay offers you a luxurious special Dehlvi Iftar set menu served in a traditional thali style.

Price: AED 190 per person
Time: Sunset onwards

Book your Iftar at Ananta

Cuisinero Uno

Head to Cuisinero Uno for an 'Urban Iftar Platter' that you'll definitely want to share with friends.

Price: AED 159

Book your Iftar at Cuisinero Uno

Or why not stay home this Ramadan and still have a special experience?



This Ramadan celebrate every Iftar with delicious fresh meat, in the intimate settings of your home, with Beefbar Butcher Shop’s options. Recreate traditional home-made recipes with the best meat that Dubai has to offer. Located in the heart of DIFC, Beefbar is a fine-dining restaurant and butcher shop that selects and sources the world’s finest meat origins and cuts.

Alternatively, you can stop by their restaurant during Ramadan, and have their delicious cuts of steak cooked for you.


  • Monday – Wednesday: 7:00pm-1:00am
  • Thursday & Friday: 7:00pm-2:00am
  • Saturday & Sunday: 7:00pm-1:00am

Book your Iftar at Beefbar


Indulge in a lavish Iftar buffet at the signature restaurant RARE, where our Executive Chef with his culinary team will offer traditional delicacies including a mix of classic Arabic mezze, traditional Harira and lentil soups, delicious mix grill stations and an assortment of desserts such as kunafa, katayef and creamy Um Ali.

The array of options will leave you spoilt for choice and is priced at only AED 150 per person inclusive of soft beverages in an elegant setting.

Children between the ages of 5 – 11 years receive 50% off the adult price.

Book your Iftar at Rare


Downtown Toko Restaurant, Garden & Lounge, located at Vida Downtown Dubai, is a social and relaxed space, acting as a hub for millennials and the young at heart. Since opening, the unique venue has built an impressive reputation as a buzzing hotspot catering to Dubai’s burgeoning casual dining scene.

Price: AED 150 per person for an Iftar set menu
Time: Sunset onwards

Book your Iftar at Toko

Weslodge Saloon

Weslodge Saloon will be hosting an Iftar menu priced at AED 235 per person every evening this Ramadan.

Book your Iftar at Weslodge Saloon

Royal China

Why not have Chinese this Ramadan at Royal China? Their Iftar set menu will be priced at AED 268 per person.

Book your Iftar at Royal China


Kaleidoscope at the atlantis will be hosting a lavish Iftar buffet priced at AED 210 per person this Ramadan.

Book your Iftar at Kaleidoscope

El Sur

During Ramadan, El Sur will be hosting a special Spanish Iftar menu priced at AED 195 per person.

Time: Sunrise onwards

Book your table at El Sur


Looking for Iftar with a view? Head to Tomo this Ramadan for an Iftar set menu priced at AED 250 per person.

Book your Iftar at Tomo


For an Indian themed Iftar, you're going to want to dine at Khyber this Ramadan. Every evening from Sunset to 9:00pm they will be offering an Iftar set menu priced at AED 185 per person.


  • AED 185 per person
  • AED 165 per person for groups of 10 or more
  • AED 95 per child 6-12 years old
  • Children 0-5 years dine free

Book your Iftar at Khyber

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