Time Out Kids UAE
Fabulous family iftars
Where to celebrate sun down with the kids
Break your fast or simply enjoy one of these incredible feasts with the whole gang
You may not have thought a Bollywoodinspired iftar was what you needed, but for Dhs59 that’s exactly what you’ll get. Traditional Indian dishes like chicken Khurana, butter chicken and dal makhana delivered to your table, or directly to your door if you’d prefer.
→ Dhs59. Daily evening011.30pm. Wasl Opal Building, F&B Unit 2, Umm Hurair Road (04 335 5144).
Take your family iftar down an Indo-Emirati culinary pathway at this Taj Dubai eatery. The whole gang can tuck into dishes that combine flavours from the UAE with those from India. In addition, a special Asian iftar menu will be on offer for those who like their Thai red curry. A dine-in set menu is available or you can choose to order in.
→ Dhs195 (dine-in). Daily 6pm-9pm. Dhs125 (order in). Taj Dubai, Burj Khalifa Street, Business Bay, Dubai
(04 438 3100).
Good Burger and Maiz Tacos
Struggling to rally the troups? Maiz Tacos and Good Burger will deliver iftar boxes straight to your door. A hassle-free way to enjoy iftar.
→ Prices vary. (04 514 4712).
ILA Restaurant and Café
Looking for a traditional Arabian iftar? ILA is serving up modern Arabic dishes for Dhs69 per person throughout Ramdan. Plus, watch the sun set over Al Seef before kicking things of with some dates, cheese rolls and fattouch. → Dhs69. Daily 6.30pm-1am. Al Seef Street, Bur Dubai, Dubai (04 358 5822).
An iftar set menu comprising tasty Indian treats such as Punjabi samosa and paneer tikka makhana will cost you Dhs99. → Dhs99. Daily sunset-midnight. Sheikh Saeed Hall, Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre Area, Dubai
(04 548 8336).
If you’re looking to step away from a traditional iftar, then Little Italy’s vegetarian Italian food should do the job. The iftar boxes include starters, pizza, pasta and brownies for Dhs25 per person.
→ Dhs25 (min 15 boxes). Daily evening-11pm. Shop 2, Al Habbai Building, Karama, Dubai (056 822 5537).
Mums and dads will find traditional flavours at this iftar, while the kids will find loads of fun-filled activities to keep them entertained.
A win-win for the whole gang. If you book before April 11, you’ll pay an early bird price of Dhs90.
→ Dhs109. Swissôtel Al Ghurair, Deira, Dubai
(04 293 3000).
LPM is serving up a iftar for both Dubai residents and those who live in the capital. A French-Mediterranean-style iftar is on the cards where for Dhs240 per person you’ll get a welcome drink, soup, dates, two starters, one main course and a dessert. We like the sound of the butter bean hummus with quinoa crisps, yum. Dine-in and delivery are available. → Dhs240 (dine-in). Daily 6pm-8pm. Dhs480 (two people). Daily 5pm-7.30pm. The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi (02 692 9600) and Gate Village 8, DIFC, Dubai (04 439 0505).
Fancy iftar with a view? Beachside brasserie The Bay is serving up a buffet of seafood, spiced meats and salads. Plus you won’t want to miss out on the dessert station.
→ Dhs280. Daily sunset-8pm. Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah, Dubai (04 777 2233).
We expect nothing less than lavish at Emirates Palace and the Ultimate Ramadan Experience promises exactly that. Head to Mezlai to experience a true taste of the Emirates with a set menu featuring authentic dishes.
→ Dhs295. Daily sunset-9pm. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi (02 690 7999).
It’s all about authentic Arabian flavours with a number of the ingredients sourced locally. Kids can run around while mums and dads enjoy the food and the golf course views.
→ Dhs225. Daily 7pm-10pm. Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai (04 360 1816).
The menu, which includes authentic Middle Eastern dishes like lamb ouzi, harra and shish barrak costs Dhs210 per person. The laidback eatery is also very child-friendly.
→ Dhs210. Daily sunset-9pm. Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi (02 333 2222).