Travel News: Ramadan in Dubai
Discover the delightful taste of tradition
Ramadan is a time of reflection and worship, where Muslims submit to regular prayer and daytime fasting. As the sun sets, the city comes to life as people head to elaborately decorated Ramadan tents to break their fasts with an Iftar buffet (sunset feast) or fuel up for the coming fast with Suhoor (early morning feast). Here are the best Ramadan tents in Dubai.
Ewaan at The Palace Downtown Dubai
At Iftar and Suhoor with Ewaan, guests can not only take in beautiful views of Dubai Fountain and Downtown Dubai’s majestic skyline, but they can also dine on traditional flavours of Arabia. The ambiance of this beautiful hotel’s grounds and iconic backdrop is further enhanced by the melodic harmonies of the Arabic oud.
Time: Iftar – sunset to 9pm | Suhoor – 10pm to 1am (weekdays); 10pm to 2am (weekends)
Price: Iftar – AED255 per person | Suhoor – AED170 per person | children ages 6-11 are half price
+971 4 428 7951
The Majlis at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)
The Majlis at DWTC celebrates the Holy Month of Ramadan with a beautifully catered spread of traditional Arabian cuisine and hospitality. In an Arabesque ambience, guests are invited to an unforgettable evening in the Iftar area, a casual lounge seating area, or even an exclusive majlises and large gazebos for more private occasions.
Time: Iftar – Sunset to 8.30pm | Suhoor – 9pm onwards
Price: Iftar – AED150 per person; children ages 6-12: AED80; children below age 5: free | Suhoor – à la carte
+971 4 308 6322
Special 10 per cent discount on online bookings for Iftar at www.majlis.ae.
Al Majlis at Madinat Jumeirah
The ever-popular Ramadan tent at Madinat Jumeirah transforms Madinat Arena into a unique setting surrounded by traditional architecture. Relish in traditional delicacies from the buffet and live cooking stations, then head to the nearby souks for some evening Ramadan shopping.
Time: Iftar – sunset to 9pm | Suhoor – 9:30pm to 3 am
Price: Iftar – AED210 per person | Suhoor (à la carte) – AED150 minimum per person
+ 971 4 366 6380
Asateer at Atlantis, The Palm
The spectacular beachfront tent at Atlantis, The Palm is hailed as one of Dubai’s best tents during Ramadan. Famous for its celebrity-studded opening night, the tent offers an unforgettable experience, with traditional oud players, dedicated prayer rooms, card games as well as chess and backgammon.
Time: Iftar – 6:30pm to 8:30pm | Suhoor – 9:30pm to 2:30am
Price: Iftar – AED205 per person | Suhoor (à la carte) – AED185 minimum per person
+971 4 426 0800
Bab Al Shams
Find yourself in a Bedouin-inspired experience at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa where the Arabian spirit is embodied in all its glory. In the comfort of a temperature controlled tent, you can enjoy authentic regional cuisine prepared using ancient recipes. After your meal, sit back and enjoy the quiet of the desert as the camel and caravan show, oud performances and tanoura dancing entertain you. It doesn’t get more authentic than breaking your fast among Dubai’s dunes.
Time: Iftar – sunset to 12am
Price: Sun to Wed – AED250 per person; Thurs to Sat – AED270 | children ages 5-12 are half price
+971 4 809 6194
Dubai Creek Harbour Ramadan Tent
This gorgeous Ramadan setting will stun you with spell-binding views of the historic Dubai Creek, the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary and the Downtown Dubai skyline. You’re invited to indulge in the à la carte menu serving traditional Arabian delicacies and mouth-watering international dishes and desserts prepared by Vida Hotels and Resorts. This modern tent with its transparent façade practically overlooks the entire city, including the iconic Burj Khalifa. It’s the perfect opportunity to treat your loved ones to a special Suhoor as you gaze out at the glowing city lights.
+ 971 4 888 3444
Armani Tent in Downtown Dubai
Step into the elegantly styled Armani tent this Ramadan where its subtle Arabesque design and relaxed ambience are complemented by a collection of Iftar and Suhoor menus. Classic Arabic flavours from around the region share the table with inspired signature dishes from Armani Hotel Dubai’s five award-winning restaurants. What’s more, this can be enjoyed against the reflective backdrop of the impressive Dubai Fountain.
+971 4 888 3666
QD’s at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
Enjoy sensational views with a laidback vibe at QD’s this Ramadan, located at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. Suhoor is an à la carte affair, and groups of 15 or more get a special discount. A range of Arabic mezze is available for sharing, followed by international mains and delicious desserts. The best way to end your meal is with a plate of Umm Ali while overlooking the Dubai Creek.
Time: Iftar – sunset to 10pm
Price: AED160 per person; children ages 6-11 are half price
+971 4 205 4500
One&Only Royal Mirage
Break your fast in the serenity of the beautiful outdoor courtyard that is transformed into an Arabesque paradise for Ramadan. Perfectly presented and a delight to the senses, this tent is a much beloved destination during the Holy month. After enjoying the stellar culinary delights, cocoon yourself in the inspired interiors, which are sure to have you returning.
+971 4 339 9999
Mamemo Majlis at The Ritz-Carlton
Break fast this Ramadan with a luxurious fusion of dishes rooted in traditional influences from the across the Arab world. Live Arabic musicians provide a complementary soulful ambience with a repertoire of classic tunes to set the perfect mood.
Time: Iftar – sunset to 8:30pm | Suhoor – 10pm to 2am
Price: Iftar – AED195 per person | Suhoor (à la carte) – AED175 minimum per person
Book: +971 4 318 6646
Ramadan Majlis at The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC
Ever tried Arabian sushi? How about date cheesecake? Enjoy a modernist twist on a traditional feast at The Ritz-Carlton DIFC’s Ramadan Majlis. This tent also features contemporary seating designs and Arabian takes on international favourites. A collection of private majlis, or gathering areas, paired with soothing music ensures a relaxed yet lively ambience.
Time: Iftar – sunset to 9pm | Suhoor – 10pm to 3am
Price: Iftar – AED215 per person | Suhoor (à la carte) – AED75 minimum per person | children ages 6-12 are half price
+971 4 372 2323
Amiri tent at The Address Montgomerie
Experience the spirit of Ramadan at the Amiri tent at the Address Montgomerie, Emirates Hills. Look out at the golf course, tranquil lakes, and Dubai’s city views while enjoying the essence of Arabian tradition with a relaxed ambiance. Share authentic Emirati specialties, fresh juices and more with family and friends over Iftar or Suhoor.
Time: Iftar – sunset to 9pm | Suhoor – 9:30pm to 1:30am
Price: Iftar – AED200 per person | Suhoor – AED170 per person | children ages 6-12 are half price
+971 4 390 5600
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