This year, Ramadan will likely fall on the evening of March 23nd, subjected to the sighting of the crescent moon.
As always, there will be iftars organised by restaurants and hotels all over the city. It’s a really nice time to get together with family and friends, whether or not you are fasting.
Coincidentally, the first two weeks of Ramadan will happen during the term break for most schools in Dubai. This means that school kids don’t have to go to bed at 7:30pm (or whatever time you put them to bed, I’m not judging). Families can therefore bring kids along to iftars guilt-free 😉
To make it easier for all of us families – we have put together a little list iftars, which we feel are family-friendly. Where applicable, we have also highlighted the discounts and offers. Most of these will be in and around our end of town, the Dubai Marina.
Enjoy the holy month of Ramadan in Dubai with family and friends.
The Cavendish Voco Bonnington JLT
A great one for the JLT families and surroundings is The Cavendish at Voco Bonnington. Sit outside, so the little ones can roam around while you feast. Head down to the JLT promenade for a stroll after iftar. 199 AED* per person. 99.50 AED for kids 6-12. Comp under 6. Whatsapp +971509275711. Email Voco here *Buy 1 get 1 free with Entertainer
Gastro Kitchen Doubletree Hilton JBR
Take the family down to Doubletree Hilton JBR for an iftar in the gardens of Gastro Kitchen. The kids will love the space underneath the twinkling fairy lights and running around the palm trees, overlooking Ain Dubai beyond. 199 AED* per person. 95 AED for kids 6-11. Comp under 6. @doubletreebyhiltonjumeirah 055 166 8092 *25% Off with Entertainer
Hartisan Hilton JBR
The soulful Mediterranean restaurant with a Levantine twist – Hartisan in Hilton JBR is all set to welcome the holy month of Ramadan with special themed nights. Monday – Asian, Tuesday – Seafood, Wednesday – Latin, Thursday – Italian, Friday – Arabic, Saturday – Indian, Sunday – Roast. Go for a stroll in The Walk with the little ones after – it’s always buzzing in JBR. 155 AED* per person 77.50 AED for kids 6-12. Comp under 6. @hiltondubai 04 374 7999 *30% off on Groupon
Oceana Hilton JBR
Hilton JBR‘s all-day dining restaurant – Oceana is creating a specially curated Ramadan menu for each day of the week. Go for a wander through Hilton’s beautiful grounds after food – the little ones can use the playground right by Wavebreaker’s, on the sand! 199 AED* per person. 99.50 AED for kids 6-12. Comp under 6. @hiltondubai 04 374 7999 *Buy 1 Get 1 Free with Entertainer, 30% off on Cobone and Groupon
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Amaseena Ritz Carlton JBR
The Ritz-Carlton JBR invites families to celebrate Ramadan over a delectable Iftar at the destination’s stunning al fresco restaurant, Amaseena. Located overlooking the Arabian Gulf, Amaseena boasts breathtaking views of Ain Dubai and the dazzling JBR skyline. There’s more than enough space for little ones to run around outdoors. 265 AED per person. 132.50 AED for kids 5-12. Comp under 5. morecravings.com @ritzcarltonjbr 04 318 6150 Email Ritz JBR here.
The Constellation Ballroom Address Dubai Marina
Head over to The Address Dubai Marina with the family for an iftar in The Constellation Ballroom. Watch the city sparkle as soothing tunes by their live oud player complete the experience. Go for a wander in the Dubai Marina Mall after – it’s always nice to do some shopping after a feast! Alternatively, go for a stroll along the Marina Promenade with little ones. 210 AED per person. 110 AED for kids 6-12. Comp under 6. addresshotels.com 04 436 7777 Email here.
Bushra Dubai Grosvenor House Dubai
Take the older kids (ages 5 and above) to a sharing-style iftar at Bushra in Grosvenor House Dubai. Bushra have just recently been included in the 2023 Gault & Millau guide. 275 AED per person. 140 AED for kids 5-12. bushra-dubai.com Email GHH here. 04 317 6000
Al Khaima Le Royal Meridien Resort & Spa
Indulge in an iftar buffet at Al Khaima with the family at Le Royal Meridien Resort & Spa. There will also be traditional Arabic entertainment, plus lots of space outdoors for the little ones. If you’re lucky they might spot the resident peacocks roaming around. 230 AED* per person. 115AED for kids 5-11. Comp under 5. morecravings.com 04 316 5555 Email LRM here. *Buy 1 get 1 free with More Cravings app until 31st March 2023.
Grand Starlit Iftar Habtoor Grand Resort
Surrounded by shimmering lights in Habtoor Grand Resort, the spacious starlit garden offers the perfect backdrop to spend quality time with the family while breaking your fast. 190 AED* per person. 95 AED for 6-12. Comp under 6. @habtoorgrandresort morecravings.com +971 50 780 6342 *Buy 1 get 1 free with More Cravings app (first week of Ramadan)
Latest Recipe Le Meridien Mina Seyahi
Walk over to Le Meridien Mina Seyahi for iftar in Latest Recipe. Sit indoors, or otherwise pick a spot in their outdoor terrace. There’s lots of space in the Mina Seyahi gardens for the kids to run around before or after iftar. 170 AED* per person. 75 AED for kids 7-12. Comp under 7. morecravings.com 04 511 7373 *Buy 1 get 1 free with More Cravings app until 28th March 2023
Mina’s Kitchen Westin Mina Seyahi
Another family-favourite is Mina’s Kitchen, located in Westin Mina Seyahi. They have a large space indoors and if the weather is nice, sit outside with the family in their outdoor terrace. The kids will love the turkish ice cream man! 185 AED* per person. 75 AED for kids 7-12. Comp under 7. morecravings.com 04 511 7373 *Buy 1 get 1 free with More Cravings app until 28th March 2023.
Maiora NH Collection Dubai the Palm
Pop over to the newly opened NH Collection after a stroll along the Palm West Beach promenade with the kids. Stay for an Iftar experience at Maiora – there will be a dedicated kids corner as well. Expert chefs have created a sumptuous feast of traditional Arabic cuisine with a modern twist and international favourites. 190 AED per person. 95 AED for kids 6-12. Comp for kids under 6. @nhcollectiondubaithepalm 04 5497888
Mowsem Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah
Another great option along Palm West Beach is Mowsem, located in Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah. A traditional Iftar buffet awaits to break the day’s fast including an array of delicious options from Arabic, Asian, Indian, and international cuisines. Go for an evening stroll on the Palm West Beach promenade after, with the little ones. 195 AED per person, 95AED for kids 5-12 years old. Comp under 5. @hiltondubaipalm 04 230 0073
Le Jardin Raffles the Palm Dubai
Take the little ones to a grand iftar at Le Jardin in Raffles the Palm Dubai. There will be live entertainment from an Oud player, and choose to sit outside overlooking the beautiful gardens. There’s ample space in the garden for the little ones to run around when they are done with food here! 235 AED per person, Half Price for kids 6-12 years old. Comp under 6. rafflesthepalmdubai.com 04 248 8888
Liv W Dubai the Palm
Head over to W Dubai the Palm on the West Crescent for iftar at Liv. Take advantage of the cool weather and sit outside – just make sure they don’t start splashing about in the shallow water features! You can also use the kid’s club with Privilee (shuts at 9pm), or otherwise with additional payment for outside guests. 229 AED* per person, 115 AED for kids 6-12 years old. Comp under 6. morecravings.com 04 245 5800 *Buy 1 get 1 free with More Cravings app
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Featured : Turkish Ice Cream man at Mina’s Kitchen, Westin Mina Seyahi