Iftars to Look Forward to in 2016

Ramadan Mubarak to all our readers! Ramadan is a month of reflection and gratitude which is best spent with loved ones. Sitting down together after the day to break one’s fast with family is the time we look forward to most.

Dubai is known to host some of the best iftars where there is a spread of cuisines of different kinds. While I am a person who prefers quality over quantity, I do happen to indulge in some buffets. However, sometimes you find average food and service for a price that is a tad too high.

And that’s where Hungryoungwoman comes in! This new list features the top five places you can settle in for iftar. (for a price that won’t leave your pocket empty!)

Note: Mentioned below are restaurants that haven’t been listed in any ranking order.

Constellation Ballroom – Address Dubai Marina

I’ve been to the Constellation Ballroom last year and was mighty impressed. This year, they have become better! The buffet displays a range of live cooking stations and the food is definitely worth a try.

The interiors are one word – Luxurious. Anyone can notice that there was a lot of time put into design those chandeliers, the lights, decorations, and squeaking clean floors. The entrance of the ballroom is impressive. A dimly rim room with candles and roses. Placed aside is a large figure that reads “#RamadanSawa”. After this, there is a red carpet to welcome guests. I sure felt like a star walking on it, even if it was for a few seconds. 😀

Priced at AED 190 per person. (Click here)

The Collective – Grand Hyatt

Another grand place to break your fast, The Collective focuses on five main areas; The Salad Bar, Indian, Arabic, Grill section, and a Bakery with separate kitchens for each.

The Collective offers live cooking in all areas where you can order your dish as per your choice. The management also took special care of us and suggested some of their popular dishes. We loved the Cheeseburger and have added it to our favourite burgers in Dubai.

The bakery and grill section were the highlight but felt that there could be more variety for the former.  #eatlifestories

Iftar and Suhoor – Tresind (set menu)

Tresind is well known for the theatrics and entertainment the food provides on your table. A molecular gastronomic approach to Indian cuisine, the restaurant offers a set menu priced at AED 200 for its guests.

With options such as curries, biryanis, and tagines, the meal is sure to leave you feeling satisfied and happy. Our favorites include the sides, Tiger Prawn biryani, Roast Lamb Chops and Chicken.

Priced at AED 200 per person till 3:00 AM. (Click here)

The Boulevard Kitchen – Manzil

For the real Ramadan spirit, head to The Boulevard Kitchen at Manzil, Downtown Dubai to experience authentic dishes like the Lamb Ouzi and Arabic grill.

The buffet was a generous spread. With the starters, main course, and dessert in different halls. We quite liked this arrangement as it prevented people from crowding up in one large hall.

Everything about the decor is Middle Eastern, the beautiful lanterns placed on the tables, the drinks, and sheesha. The dates and dry fruits of different varieties were placed in wooden boxes. What a wonderful idea!

Priced at AED 170 per person. (Click here)

Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor (set menu)

Another set menu on the list! Signature, located at Melia Dubai, is owned by the popular Celebrity Chef Sanjeev Kapoor. Other than the nuerous accolades the restaurant has won, it is also one of the best places for authentic Indian grills.

The grill platter served as part of the starters are definitely not to be missed and are enough to satiate your hunger alone.

Three courses for AED 149 is the price for this experience. (Click here)

So these are the places that stood out for us from the innumerable restaurants and hotels serving iftar. Do you recommend a better place? Let me know 🙂

Until then, happy eating! xx


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