The Holy Month is well and truly underway and Dubai is celebrating this prosperous time of year with a number of offerings. We round up some of the best Iftar takeaway and delivery options in the city…
Those who are observing fast from sunrise to sunset during the 30 days of Ramadan will be spending this special time at home with family. Due to the covid-19 pandemic and continued precautionary measures in the UAE, Ramadan will be observed with great care and humble festivities this year as we’re encouraged to stay home and keep safe.
Dubai’s restaurants have stepped up to the plate with bespoke and delicious iftar menus, created specifically for home delivery and takeaway. So, no matter what your cravings, all the Ramadan classics plus many more mouth-watering cuisines can still be enjoyed in the comfort of your home with tasty iftars to try in Dubai…
KEMPINSKI MALL OF THE EMIRATES
Freshly prepared from Olea’s kitchen, enjoy traditional and contemporary Ramadan flavours delivered to your doorstep, just a few clicks or a quick call away. The aim is simple; to deliver a luxurious Iftar experience for you to indulge in the comfort of your home. Giving you the same traditional feeling, the Kempinski team has prepared two extensive packages for Iftar, curated from the freshest ingredients and distinct tastes of the Levant region.
The Iftar packages include a selection of dates, cold and hot mezza, Ramadan juices, delectable main course and a variety of desserts. All orders must be placed 48 hours in advance on weekdays and 72 hours in advance for Fridays.
This Ramadan, immerse yourself in the true spirit of the Holy Month by celebrating togetherness with a delightful Iftar meal delivery From Our Address to Yours – the beautiful Ramadan delivery campaign by Address Hotels. Savour signature dishes such as Lamb Ouzi, Sea Bass Charmoula, Bamia Bil Laham as well as classic decadent treats such as Red Velvet cake, Cashew Baklawa and Kunafa Bil-Kishta. In its ‘Thank You UAE’ campaign, Address Hotels is partnering with various institutions to thank some of UAE’s unsung heroes that are working tirelessly to keep us safe. This Ramadan, join in celebrating these heroes by gifting an Iftar meal. For every Iftar meal ordered for delivery, one Iftar meal will be delivered right to the workplace of a UAE hero. AED295 for two people; AED550 for four people; AED830 for six people; and AED950 for eight people. All orders are inclusive of Ramadan juices.
GO: To order, simply download the Dubai Mall app, click on Dine and search for Address Downtown.
SOFITEL DUBAI THE PALM
Throughout Ramadan, Sofitel invites you to The World Eatery restaurant to enjoy a delicious Iftar with your friends or family. For the first time, you now have the option to either dine in or order the food online for you to enjoy a 5-star Iftar while staying at home. The three-course menu is inspired by Middle Eastern cuisine with delicacies such as mezze, moudardara, moussaka gratin, red snapper with sayadieh rice and oven-roasted lamb leg mandi. Dessert lovers will also delight in the tasty selection of Umm Ali, assorted baklava and more. Set menus start at AED145 and a la carte dishes are also available.
If you aren’t fasting, they also have a healthy breakfast and lunch available for takeaway or dine-in. For dine-in guests, they maintain a social distancing policy to keep everyone safe. The seating capacity is therefore limited, hence advance table booking is required.
JW MARRIOTT MARQUIS DUBAI
Embrace the spirit of Ramadan in the comfort of your home with delicious gourmet fare from the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai. Indulge in traditional Arabic dishes and taste your way through an extensive food offer, including a mixed grill platter, hummus and Arabic sweets to name only a few dishes. AED650 for four people and AED150 for additional person. AED75 add-ons: Juices, Karkade, Lemon & Mint, Laban. AED200 add-ons: Seafood Mixed Grill, Omani Lobster, Harissa Salmon, Prawns in Zaatar butter (N)(S). AED900 add-ons: 4kg Whole Baby Lamb Ouzi stuffed with chickpeas, eggs, seven spice. Orders need to be placed 24 hours in advance and can be picked up at La Farine on the ground level.
For the month of Ramadan, Amwaj Rotana, located on Jumeirah Beach Residence, will be offering two Iftar options: dine in at Rosso Restaurant and delivery services. Rosso restaurant is offering a dedicated Iftar set menu of Arabic cuisine for only AED100. The menu features a selection of dried fruits and dates, soup, a choice of cold or hot mezze, a selection of main course including lamb ouzi on oriental rice, local whole fish sayadieh and mixed grill. For desserts, one can choose to indulge in a selection of baklava or um ali with pistachio. The menu also includes a selection of Ramadan beverages. Those who choose to enjoy Iftar at home can order and have the meal delivered to their doorstep at the same price of AED100. Delivery services will only be within the Jumeirah Beach Residence area and is available from 5pm to 8pm.
LPM RESTAURANT & BAR DUBAI
LPM Restaurant & Bar has crafted an Iftar menu to celebrate the Holy Month with a host of signature dishes on offer such as Burrata, Lamb Chops and Cheesecake. The set menu features a choice of mocktail, soup, two starters, one main course and dessert. As tradition dictates, Iftar begins with an assortment of dates. The popular canvas totes, hand painted by the LPM team, will be Ramadan inspired. AED290 (minimum order, serves two people). Available from 5pm to 7.30pm exclusively to order on Deliveroo.
GO: Visit www.lpmrestaurants.com/dubai/ for more information.
This Holy Month, Taj Dubai brings together two worlds of distinct flavours and cuisines with two thoughtfully curated special set menus encompassing Indo-Emirati delicacies and an Asian menu inspired by the flavours of the far East. Carefully designed by Taj Dubai’s Executive Chef, Vikas Milhoutra and Chef Thoufeek Zakriya, the three-course Iftar menus pay tribute to decades of culinary culture in Dubai. Featuring a mélange of gastronomic customs built over the last century delivered straight to your doorstep via the delivery platform of your choice.
Through the Indo-Emirati menu diners will be taken on a culinary journey as they experience two extraordinary cultures in one menu. One can discover how traditional Indian cuisine met Emirati culture and how it evolved into an era of unexpected flavours. The recipes showcase hidden secrets, exotic ingredients, original recipes reinterpreted and traditional techniques – a result of years of trade and cultures blending. Noteworthy dishes include classic Emirati inspired fish cakes blended with Indian spices in the
Koftak Samak and Tekat Deyay Emirati – tender chicken kebabs infused with mild Arabic spices and cooked in a traditional tandoor. Mains feature an assortment of classic savoury dishes, including Thareed Dyay, Emirati home style chicken curry or a vegetarian’s delight, Khudar Mashwi ma Baharat Hind, wholesome house-favourite vegetables tossed in Bombay Brasserie’s signature Indian masala blend. The mains are accompanied by servings of chicken, lamb or vegetable biryani and breads. The iftar concludes with a choice of mouthwatering desserts, which include the Khameer bil Khabisah, stuffed sweet bread with nuts and dates and the quintessential Luqaimat, Emirati dumplings in date syrup, served with a rich ice cream.
From flavours of the Far East, the Asian menu features classics such as the original Thai Red Curry, seafood favourite – Fish Chili in Basil sauce, Chicken Manchurian and more served with a choice of fried rice and noodles. A five-spice flourless Chocolate Cake or the Mango and sago panna cotta provide a sweet finish to the meal. Available for delivery from 12 noon onwards.
COYA Dubai has launched a special Iftar menu for guests, to be delivered straight to their home during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Available for pre-order in-house or on
Deliveroo, guests are promised a compelling menu of shared signature dishes including soup, salads and grilled meats. All dishes are freshly prepared with high nutritional levels, ensuring a healthy and nourishing meal to break your fast.
The set menu upholds the venue’s dedication to true Peruvian cuisine and includes an option of beans and truffle soup and cream of pumpkin soup; accompanied by a selection of delicious small dishes perfect for sharing, including kale and cucumber salads, wild mushroom ceviche, empanadas, stir-fried quinoa, and chicken and mushroom anticucho.
The main courses are offered with a choice of four delectable options, each perfect for meat lovers and vegetarians alike. Guests can select from a delicious corn-fed chicken, beef ribs, Peruvian dried potato and cauliflower, and Chilean seabass. Completing the delicious meal are Sukkari dates, edamame, and pistachio puff pastry.
The seasonal menu will be priced at AED230 and will be available to order until 7.30pm everyday throughout Ramadan. Customers are encouraged to order at least two hours in advance.
This Ramadan break your fast with popular Indian-street food restaurant, O’Pao’s special Iftar offering of its best-selling Indian sliders and scrumptious desi-inspired snacks, served alongside thirst-quenching homemade rose milk and fresh dates. Enjoy an Iftar PAOrty at home with their delicious vegetarian and non-vegetarian fare; every dish is freshly prepared offering home-cooked love in every bite. Finish off your meal with their signature and decadent, Kit Kat chocolate mousse. Hearty, comforting and rooted in history, these pockets of heaven are sure to make your Iftar a memorable one. Iftar PAOrty for one is AED29: O’Butter Chicken Pao, O’Kheema Pao, one side, dessert, dates and rose milk; Iftar PAOrty for one (Veg) is AED29: O’Cheesy Jalapeño, O’Paneer Bhurjee Pao, one side, dessert, dates and rose milk. Iftar Family PAOrty is AED89: two O’Butter Chicken Pao, two O’Kheema Pao, two O’Vada Pao and four sides, two desserts, dates and rose milk.
LONDON DAIRY CAFÉ
Dine in style for a relaxed iftar with delicious comfort gourmet food. London Dairy Café puts a refreshing spin on wholesome old favourites and offers a three-course menu with two sets of iftar meals to choose from. The Regular Iftar priced at AED69 starts off with a rich soup of the day (rotation of lentil, potato leek, broccoli or tomato soup). Main course will include healthy options such as Salmon Poke Bowl, Grilled Vegetarian Pizza or popular savoury dishes like Thai Curry Bowl or Eggplant Parmigiana.
Customers opting for the Royal Iftar AED89 can choose from enticing starters like Fried Calamari, Chicken Tenders or fresh Caesar or Kale Salad after breaking their fast. Moving on to the mains, there’s an array of favourite pizza and pasta dishes along with succulent burger options like LD Beef or Chicken Burger. Both Iftar meals can be finished off with either a Brownie or Tiramisu and come with complimentary dates.
Relish in a delightful Suhoor and partake in London Dairy Café’s pre-dawn meals designed to help you stay energised throughout the fast. Available from 10pm till midnight, the Suhoor set menu comes with freshly baked flaky croissants along with protein-rich all-day breakfast items like Mushroom Omelette or French Toast to nourish the body. End with a Brownie or Tiramisu for that sweet finish. The Iftar and Suhoor combos come with a freshly-squeezed Orange Juice, Americano or tea.
Sarood Hospitality plans to deliver a range of environmentally-conscious Iftar kits from its signature restaurants: Al Nafoorah, Pai Thai, The Duck Hook and Trattoria Toscana During Ramadan, Sarood’s customers can order traditional Lebanese Iftar kits from Al Nafoorah, a roast Iftar from The Duck Hook, a Thai feast for two from Pai Thai, or a DIY kit with Italian-inspired dishes from Trattoria Toscana. Sarood’s legacy brand The Noodle House’s will continue to run its ‘Help Our Heroes’ campaign delivering complimentary care packages of fresh produce from VeggiTech, a UAE-based agri-technology farm, to all healthcare workers and frontline champions. Anyone working in the medical field is eligible and are advised to send a direct message to The Noodle House on Facebook (www.facebook.com/thenoodlehousedxb/). The popular Asian soul food brand’s entire menu is also available for delivery, allowing UAE diners plenty of at-home options. Advanced booking of 48 hours is required at all restaurants.
RAMADAN NIGHTS BY DISH
Dish, the renowned catering and events company, will be showcasing its unique Ramadan menu in Dubai for its fifth consecutive year. “Ramadan Nights by Dish” is held daily during the Holy Month, and this unique concept offers an intimate Iftar experience, set in an idyllic Moroccan-inspired ambience, perfect for breaking your fast with family, friends or colleagues.
Due to the current situation making a physical Ramadan Nights unlikely to take place, the team will bring its unique Ramadan fusion menu to your home through its renowned home catering service.
“The public’s response since its inception has been overwhelming and we are delighted to be celebrating Ramadan Nights’ fifth season,” said Ryan Thomas, Executive Chef of Ramadan Nights by Dish. “We look forward to delivering the memorable experience that is distinctive to Dish once again to our loyal customers, this time in the comfort of their own homes.”
This year’s three-course fusion menu offers guests a selection of starters, main courses and desserts, including roast beetroot hummus, pumpkin and nigella seeds served with Arabic and toasted flat breads, sumac marinated chicken wrapped in knafeh with mango chili relish and the signature slow braised shoulder of lamb in Middle-eastern spices, served with scented pilaf and confit garlic yogurt. Vegan options include a mouth-watering roast baby zucchini stuffed with peppers, smoked paprika and vegan feta. A special fusion menu has also been conceptualized for children and includes chicken kofta with yellow rice and yogurt dipping sauce.
The price for this year’s 10-dish middle eastern sharing menu is AED200 per person incl. VAT. The menu served offers a number of sharing platters exclusive to Dish, delivered to your door. A minimum order of four guests with 24 hours’ notice is required. Customers can opt for either a home delivery or a gorgeous buffet, which can be set up in their home by the Dish staff. Vegan and veg menu options are also available upon request, along with a kid’s menu. Children six years old and under eat for free and those aged six to 12 eat at half price.
Tuck into a lip-licking four-course Iftar, Vietnamese style! Available to order for more than 60 neighbourhoods around Dubai, this is a great option when you’re craving flavourful food and something different to the norm. The menu includes a starter, salad, soup and main course, priced at AED99. Think beef brisket pho, prawn pad Thai, chicken satay and also plenty of vegan and gluten-free options for those with dietary requirements. Order direct or through Zomato, Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Available daily from 5pm to 8pm.
One of Dubai’s most popular spots for Asian grub, Wakame at Sofitel Downtown Dubai is offering up a delicious and vibrant variety of contemporary Japanese style savoury bento boxes for Ramadan. There’s everything from Truffle Chicken Bento (AED126), to BBQ Lamb Tare Bento (AED196) and even a mouth-watering Braised Short-Ribs Bento (AED210) and more. Another Iftar covered for when you’re in the mood for something with a little more colour and aroma! Available daily until 11pm.
GO: Call (0)4 224 666 for orders and more information.
THREE SWEET TREATS FOR RAMADAN
This Ramadan, a little cupcake goes a long way. Sugargram, is bringing bite size cupcakes to Iftar and Suhoor with delish Ramadan flavours. This perfect Ramadan gift will show up in-time for iftar right on your doorstep bringing with it wishes for a sweet and healthy Holy Month.
Inspired by all-time Ramadan favourites, Itty Bitty Cupcake city will be celebrating with household Iftar staples like Saffron, Date, Coffee, Vimto and Karak Chai flavoured cupcakes!
Indulge in the Saffron and Vanilla flavoured Charlize Saffron. Your basic instinct will be to go for more. Saffron, the mother of all spices, is cooled off by the empowering dose of the vanilla icing. Delightfully different and studded with a decadent selection of dates, what better way to break your fast than with the flavoured Date Moss, a sweet homage to Kate Moss. The Vimto cuppy is sassy but always classy… Anna Vimtour has arrived. Rounding up the new arrivals is Black Chaina, strong and aromatic like the Karak Chai of the Middle East! The Ramadan ‘gram will also include Love, Rosie – a cool rose with a surprise Nutella filling (she was visiting for Valentine’s but fell in love with the sandpit).
The Sugargram Ramadan boxes are priced at AED125 for 25 bite-size cupcakes and AED30 for five bite-size cupcakes. The box of 25 cupcakes will be pre-packed with a complimentary Ramadan sleeve. Customers can also choose the Ramadan sleeve with the regular Sugargram flavours like Oreana Grande, Basic Becky, Jelly Jennifer or Mrs. Weasley.
Ramadan traditions bring a time to strengthen bonds with friends, families and colleagues, sharing gifts and tokens of kindness and appreciation. To celebrate this occasion, Bateel has curated bespoke gifts that reflect luxury and impeccable taste. Taking inspiration from Arabian heritage, the vibrant colours and traditional motifs of each box is sure to impress during the momentous season.
Each gift box, tray and hamper is designed as a treasured piece of art, handcrafted with intricate detail. Highlights from this year’s stunning assortment include the Mirage Collection, a family of wooden chests and drawers that feature a unique design hand-painted onto mirrored glass by Peruvian artists. Just as mesmerising, the Safi Collection is adorned with gold and blue arabesque motifs that promise to delight. Bateel’s luxurious gift boxes are fully customisable and can be filled with a choice of Bateel’s finest dates and chocolates. A must-have centrepiece for the quintessential Ramadan table, Bateel’s classic Ramadan Trays provide a beautiful display with a personalised selection of premium dates.
If you’re looking to inspire and impress this Ramadan, choose one of Bateel’s elegant hampers for a truly distinct gift. Standouts from the collection include the Chantel Hamper, which is designed in rich gold tones and filled with signature Bateel favourites including gourmet dates, decadent chocolates, assorted nuts, and premium biscuits.
GO: Visit www.bateel.com for more information.
There’s never a good enough reason to not eat cake. This Ramadan, end your Iftar on a sweet note with delicious freshly baked homemade desserts from SugarMoo, available for a limited time only until the end of Ramadan. Here comes reason number 1,964,299 why SugarMoo will sweeten your Iftar and Suhoor this Ramadan. With delivery under 90 minutes, anyone with a sweet craving can order online for delivery to your doorstep. The out of the box collection of cakes, cake jars, truffles and a brand-new twist on the classic Ramadan dessert, Maamoul are a yummy fusion of different sweet concoctions.
The talk of the town for your post Iftar treat is the ‘After Iftar Stuffed Cake’, a mix of vanilla sponge, and blue glazed fondant with the cutest little character at the base who clearly enjoyed one too many SugarMoo treats.
If your go to drink is Vimto, SugarMoo has got you covered with the ‘Baby Vimto Toot Cake’, a chocolate cake sponge, layered with white chocolate mousse which is delectably infused with Vimto and blackberry compote.
SugarMoo will also be offering other delights such as the Lotus Moon Cake, Umm Ali Cheesecake, Baklava Torte and assorted Ramadan dessert bundles of sweetness that can melt even the frostiest of food-critic hearts!
GO: Visit www.sugarmoo.com for more information.