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رمضان كريم: The HUNTR’s Ultimate Guide to Ramadan 2023

Ramadan Kareem. The Holy Month is here, and with it a plethora of opportunities to reconnect with your loved ones, and yourself, and slow down. 

Join your friends at The HUNTR as we present our ultimate guide to Ramadan 2023, from fancy hotel iftars, to secret pop-ups and hidden gems, supper clubs, artsy affairs and more. It’s all here, ready for you to dive straight in… 

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A special pop-up collaboration iftar by The Legendary Naga at Maisan15

Supper club host The Legendary Naga will host two special iftars at Maisan15 in mid April. Featuring five courses, a journey through Lao, the Levantine, Persian and GCC cuisines, bookings must be made in advance and details can be found below.

Timings: Sunset April 17 and April 18

Price: 350AED per person

Book: +971 (0)55 365 1471

@maisan15 @thelegendarynaga

Moreish x Dibba Bay Oyster Iftar, Umm Suqeim, Dubai

Indulge in an unforgettable oyster iftar this Holy Month at the Dibba Bay Oyster Shack in Umm Suqeim. “Flavour queen @moresishbyk is bringing her Punjabi Persian magic to Dibba Bay, cooking oysters in a myriad of mouth-watering ways.” Plus, in an effort to reduce food waste, the menu incorporates seasonal organic ugly veg provided by Emirates Bio Farm.

Timing: 6.40pm on April 11, 2023

Price: 285AED per person

Book: Buy your tickets here


Al Aqssa Sweets x Native collaboration, Al Karama Complex, Abu Dhabi

This Holy Month, Emirati-owned specialty coffee shop Native Cafe has teamed up with iconic, nostalgic gem Al Aqssa Sweets for a collaboration not to be missed. Inspired by the owner’s favourite Holy Month past time of grabbing a post-taraweeh royal kunafa and coffee, pass by and enjoy this charming local union throughout Ramadan 2023.


NOT A MAJLIS, Madinat Jumeirah

The folks behind the Emirati-owned, Sharjah-born NOT a SPACE will be taking over the iconic Fort Island at the Madinat Jumeirah this Holy Month with NOT A MAJLIS. Featuring topnotch specialty coffee, magical oud performances, Ramadan games and more, this is an al fresco pop-up not to be missed. 

Timings: Daily from 6.30 pm until 3 am

Price: Free of charge to enter

Book: N/A



Akhu Manoushe Pop-Up at 25hours Hotel, Trade Centre Area, Dubai

The pop-up brand by Abu Dhabi’s iconic Atyab Manoushe, Akhu Manoushe will be serving up its delicious manoushe creations at the hip 25hours Hotel this Holy Month. Available throughout Ramadan everyday from 9 pm until 2 am, the folks at Manoushe have also partnered up with Dubai-based fashion designer Talar Nina to debut a limited-edition t-shirt and tote collection, alongside a PBJ manouche. 

Timings: Daily from 9 pm until 2 am

Price: A la carte

Book: N/A


Supper Clubs by Chef Halawa, JVC, Dubai

This Ramadan, Chef Halawa is opening his home for iftar, serving dishes including his famous Muksakhan rolls, fattet bettenjen, kibbeh, and main courses like slow-cooked lamb shoulder ouzi, freekeh with chicken, and more. Guests can join a table or book one that fits up to 32 guests for private occasions. 

Timings: Sunset 

Price: Vary according to menu

Book: +971 (0)56 668 3899


Supper Clubs by Haus of Vo, DIFC, Dubai

Haus of Vo is hosting a unique Cantonese-style iftar this year for all those interested in trying something different. The menu titled ‘YUE’ begins with a masterclass in dumpling making, followed by Cantonese staples such as oxtail soup, San Choi Bao with duck, and shiitake mushrooms, and ends with  a special dessert. 

Timings: Sunset 

Price: Vary according to menu

Book: DM @hausofvo on Instagram to book


Pop-Up Iftars at KAVE, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

The folks at KAVE are hosting something special this Ramadan. Three Middle Eastern chefs will be rotating their menus every weekend, featuring Haya’s Kitchen on Fridays, Omar Odali on Saturdays, and Mai Zaher on Sundays. Also: Keep an eye out for the Slow Suhurs happening every Wednesday. The phone-free evenings will be filled with board games, music, knafeh, and falafel sandwiches.

Timings: Iftar begins at 6:30 pm and Slow Suhurs from 9:00 pm

Price: Iftars are priced at 330AED, and Slow Suhurs are 30AED

Book: https://thestoryofthings.com/events/



Le Guepard x Haya’s Kitchen Iftar Pop-Up, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

This Palestinian chef is busy this Holy Month. Not only is she hosting iftars at KAVE on Friday nights, she’s also debuting a delicious Ramadan Supper Club at Le Guépard on April 4 & 11. Enjoy the chef’s signature comforting Palestinian dishes in Le Guepard’s magical Alserkal Avenue setting.

To see the menu, book, and find out the prices, DM @le_guepard_dubai

Supper Clubs by Curry Bureau, Downtown Dubai

From Ramadan 2023 supper club host Vikram will be debuting 5-6 course menus, which will be continuously changing throughout the month. Look out for signature staples like the Omani prawns glazed in butter with mustard, curry leaves, and a spicy Malvani sauce. 

Timings: Iftar begins at 6:30 pm 

Price: Iftars are priced at 350 AED 

Book: DM to book



Iftar at the Emirates Bio Farm, Abu Dhabi

The UAE’s largest organic farm invites residents and visitors for a unique iftar experience this Ramadan. The menu features a fusion of traditional Ramadan dishes with a farmer’s twist, such as pumpkin kibbeh and beetroot muttabal, as well as a local, Bedouin-style lamb dish that is slow-cooked in an earthen oven. The package includes a locally sourced vegetarian buffet using the farm’s produce to create iftar meals. 

Timings: Iftar begins at 6:30 pm 

Price: Iftars are priced at 180 AED for adults and 80AED for children under 12 (age 3 and under eat free of charge)

Book: +971 (0)3 783 8422


Sonara Camp

Sonara Camp, Dubai Desert

The picturesque Sonara Camp is hosting two experiences this Ramadan. The first is the ‘Sunset Experience’, which includes a gentle desert drive in a Land Cruiser, followed by sunset at the lounge from 4 until 7 pm. At the lounge, you can enjoy family-friendly activities including sandboarding, camel rides, falconry and more. 

The second experience, The ‘Sunset and Dinner Experience’, will involve everything from the first package in addition to a Mediterranean-inspired dinner using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients for iftar. Think comforting lentil soup to hummus and chili relish Panipuri, and an array of mixed grill options for the main course.

Timings: The Sunset Experience: 4:00-7:00 pm, The Sunset and Dinner Experience: 5:00 – 9 pm

Price: The Sunset Experience: 460 AED per adult and 260 per child, The Sunset and Dinner Experience: 860 AED per adult and 480 AED per child

Book: +971 (0)4 223 8011


Pura Eco Retreat, Jubail Island, Abu Dhabi

The Pura Eco Retreat on Abu Dhabi’s Jubail Island has joined forces with Emirati Chef Faisal Al Harmoodi to launch specially-curated iftar experiences on March 31, April 1, 7 & 8 this Ramadan. Featuring mouthwatering, nourishing and healthy dishes, the unique ‘wellness iftar’ experience includes a special yoga & meditation class before breaking the fast.

Timings: March 31, April 1, 7 & 8. Available from sunset to 9 pm

Price: 175AED per person

Book:  +971 (0)50 383 7878




The Ramadan 2023 collection by Mirzam Chocolate Makers, Abu Dhabi & Dubai

Bean to bar, Emirati-owned, homegrown chocolate maker’s Mirzam’s Ramadan collection, By the Stars, has everything from local dates, gooey caramels, nutty pralines, and milk chocolate bites this Holy Month. Encased in stunning boxes, which are beautifully painted by Afnan Tash, you can shop the collection online at Mirzam.com/Ramadan

Timings: 8 am-11 pm every day 

Inquire: +971 (0)4 3335888



Sweet Holy Month gifts at Ganache Chocolatier, Alserkal Avenue Dubai

The new kid on the block at Alserkal (members: discover more here), Ganache Chocolatier has opened just in time for the Holy Month and it’s gifting season. Prepared using the finest ingredients sourced from Switzerland, Belgium, and France, create bespoke gifts this Ramadan in striking, luxurious packaging.

Timings: 10 am-10 pm every day 

Inquire:+971 (0)5 64203732



Edible art with the Origami Ramadan Cake, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai

The most coveted item on the Ramadan table this Holy Month? The edible artwork that is the Ramadan Cake by Origami. Exclusively available online at eatorigamisushi.com, this limited-edition cake has been lovingly created by Origami’s talented Pastry Chef Christian David Nicodemus for the Holy Month.

Featuring a Tahiti vanilla sponge cake with Japanese strawberry compote, white chocolate mousse, and rice cracker crunch, the Origami Ramadan Cake is light, creamy, and full of delicious layers and textures…

Price: 225AED, the cake is good for 6-8 people 

Orders: Online at eatorigamisushi.com

Complimentary delivery available in Dubai, Sharjah & Abu Dhabi



Family Trays by Two at Symphony

Emirati-owned, classy cafe Two at Symphony has debuted a series of sweet and savoury family trays to guarantee a fuss-free, super-tasty iftar this Ramadan. Choose from Dolma risotto, butter chicken lasagne, shawarma quzi, and for something sweet for the table – strawberry Swiss cake, triple chocolate mousse, honey pudding or kinder San Sebastián. 

For menu, prices and Dubai delivery click here & for other Emirates click here to order via WhatsApp


Ramadan 2023 Hampers by Mishkah & Melia

Palestinian homegrown specialty coffee shop, olive oil bar and boutique Mishkah has partnered up with the homegrown florist Melia to debut a series of beautiful hampers to gift this Holy Month. 

Pictured: ‘Table Staples’ with Melia’s exquisite floral arrangement, Mishkah’s olive oil, zaatar & green olives.

Order via WhatsApp here



Paus, Umm Suqeim, Dubai

Our friends at Paus know that Ramadan is the perfect time to slow down, to focus on connecting with your body through thoughtful movement and meditation. Which is why they are debuting a special package for the Holy Month that includes unlimited yoga and meditation classes and 4x 20-minute Lucia Light sessions, a practice of light therapy used to calm the nervous system. Class timings vary daily.

Price: 1500AED unlimited Ramadan package

Timings: Class timings vary daily, check the Paus website for the schedule

Book: Buy your Ramadan pass online here



Ramadan at Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

Immerse yourself in Dubai’s bustling arts and culture scene and pair your Iftar with a poetry reading or your suhoor with a film screening this Holy Month. Under the tagline ‘Stay A Little Longer’, the programme includes a Storytelling Series with Shereen Saif, live music by a handpan orchestra, coffee-making workshops, poetry performances with Danebelle Gutierrez, Slow Art Walks in different languages, gift exchanges at the Fair Trade barter pop-up, and much more.

Timings: April 1-9, sunset onwards

Price: Free entry

Find out more: Here



Ramadan at Warehouse 421, Abu Dhabi

Warehouse 421’s Ramadan 2023 program coincides with the spring Equinox, “inaugurating the beginning of spring and offering an opportunity to slow down and prepare for a fresh start.” Part of the overall Spring Program, the Holy Month series features a number of immersive sensory workshops and experiences that highlight mindfulness, community, and reflection. 

From outdoor night markets, drop-in creative workshops, stargazing excursions, community gatherings, and a supper club. Find out more here.



Iftar at The Pavilion, Armani Hotel, Downtown Dubai

Located at the base of the world’s tallest skyscraper, an iftar at The Pavilion at the Armani Hotel should be high on your list if you have a penchant for the finer things in life. The iftar includes Ramadan juices, water and soft drinks, plus a sumptuous spread of dishes, served al fresco under the stars, with magnificent views…

Timings: Daily from sunset until 9 pm

Price: 365AED per person; 185AED for kids aged 6-11 years; free for kids 5 years and under

Book: +971 (0)4 888 3888



Josette, DIFC

This new Parisian hotspot is launching a new sharing menu “evoking sharing and abundance” this Holy Month. The experience will feature Arabic-inspired tunes from The Josette Quartour – Josette’s live quartet in collaboration with the Dubai Opera. 

Timings: 6.30 until 8.30 pm daily

Price: 285AED per person, with a minimum booking of 2 people

Book: +971 (0)4 252 522



Sucre, DIFC

This fancy iftar features an impressive menu designed by Chef Fernando Trocca and includes dates, a selection of treats, followed by your choice of starter, main, side and dessert from a set menu.

Timings: 6 until 8.30 pm daily

Price: 250AED per person

Book: +971 (0)4 340 0829



The MAINE Land Brasserie, Business Bay

Enjoy this family-style iftar menu that celebrates the spirit of sharing and togetherness. It includes homemade baguette, summac & beef tomato, Safawi dates, and water and coffee, plus your choice of two starters, on main course, and one dessert. 

Timings: 6 until 8.30 pm daily

Price: 315AED per person

Book: +971 (0)4 577 6680



Hutong, DIFC

For 198AED per person, at the Hutong iftar you can expect a four-course meal with dishes such as Lamb Char Sui Bao, Steamed Cod, and their classic Roasted Peking Duck with Pancakes. 

Timings: Available from sunset until 7.30 pm daily.

Price: 198AED per person

Book: +971 (0)4 220 0868



La Petite Maison, DIFC

For those craving Mediterranean flavours, this iftar is for you. The four-course iftar experience includes fresh burrata with cherry tomatoes, marinated lamb cutlets, homemade rigatoni pasta with tomato chili sauce, and more.

Timings: Available from sunset until 7.30 pm daily

Price: 250 AED

Book: +971 (0)4 439 0505



The Artisan, DIFC

Located in the Waldorf Astoria in DIFC, here you can break your fast with a platter of dates and cheese, followed by the carpaccio di baraitetol, and end it with pannacotta ai datteri. 

Timings: Available from sunset until 8 pm daily

Price: 165 AED

Book: +971 (0)4 338 8133



Ergo, Downtown Dubai

Located at the trendy The Dubai EDITION hotel, this Iftar offers dates, two plates, and a mocktail for 145AED per person from sunset until 9 pm. We love the outside seating area and Downtown Dubai views.

Timings: Available from sunset until 9 pm daily

Price: 145 AED

Book: +971 (0)4 554 2456




Jun's, Downtown Dubai

You’re in for a treat at Jun’s this Holy Month. The experience starts with miso butternut squash soup, vine leaves, Jun’s special hummus, and continues with Malaysian wagyu short rib mandi clay pot rice, sweet and sour snapper, and so much more. 

Timings: Available from sunset onwards.

Price: 200 AED

Book:  +971 (0)4 457 6035


Eunoia by Carine, Jumeirah 1

This French-Mediterranean hotspot will offer a relaxing iftar with sunset views and a delicious menu, lovingly prepared by Chef Izu Ani for the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Timings: Available from sunset onwards.

Price: 235 AED

Book: +971 (0)4 302 1241


Nonya, JLT

Located on the 44th floor of the Taj hotel in JLT, Nonya offers a Southeast Asian-inspired buffet with a noodle station, carving station, and sushi bar. The experience includes arabesque music and for every group of 10 people or more, one iftar will be completely free.

Timings: Available from sunset onwards.

Price: 199 AED

Book: +971 (0)4 574 1144



Rüya, Palm Jumeirah

You can experience a traditional Anatolian iftar here with a special menu that includes traditional Medjool dates, freshly baked bread, an array of Turkish dips, and a choice of Turkish mains for 280AED per person.

Timings: Available from sunset onwards.

Price: 280 AED

Book: +971 (0)4 218 0065


Torno Subito, Palm Jumeirah

Located at the W Palm Jumeirah, this Italian restaurant offers you the opportunity to indulge in mouthwatering Italian dishes from its special Ramadan sharing-style menu this Holy Month.

Timings: Available from sunset onwards.

Price: 300 AED 

Book: +971 (0)4 245 5588



11 Woodfire, Jumeirah 1

The 300AED for 2 sharing menu for the Holy Month features an array of delicious, wood-fire-cooked dishes like short ribs with barbecue yogurt and a beef cheek sambousek with harissa and honey. The experience ends on a sweet note with the date-layered cake. 

Timings: Available from sunset onwards.

Price: 300 AED 

Book: +971 (0)4 491 9000



Tasca, Jumeirah 1

How about a Portuguese-themed iftar one evening? The menu features Portuguese classics such as Frango Assado (Peri-Peri chicken), lupini beans hummus, lamb, and four dessert options. 

Timings: Available from sunset until 7:30 pm.

Price: 265AED 

Book: +971 (0)4 777 2231



Reif Kushiyaki, Al Safa

Chef Reif Othman’s set iftar menu starts with a comforting tomato chickpea miso soup, beef gyoza, and salmon tartar. Next you can enjoy chicken marinated in turmeric, chili, lemongrass pate, and lamb shank braised in Japanese curry. 

Timings: Available from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm.

Price: 388 AED for two

Book: +971 (0)4 777 2231


Ninive, Trade Centre Area

Traditional Arabic lentil soup served with crispy bread, hot and cold starters including pumpkin hummus, baby gem mujadara, fattoush eggplant salad, beef kibbeh, and more, await you here. The mains include beef and chicken skewers and lamb shank served with oriental rice. The iftar ends with fresh watermelon and Arabic sweets, including Umm Ali. 

Timings: Available from sunset until 9 pm.

Price: 275AED 

Book: +971 (0)4 326 6105


Coya, Jumeirah 2

A Peruvian feast for iftar? Yes, please. What’s on the menu? Sukkari dates, sweet potato soup, corn tortillas and guacamole, beef ribs, Chilean sea bass with rice, lime, chili, and crispy potatoes with spicy tomato huancaina sauce. 

Timings: Available from sunset onwards.

Price: 250 AED 

Book: +971 (0)4 316 9600


Bait Maryam, JLT

This Ramadan, Chef Salam Dakkak’s set menu includes soup, salad, different kinds of sambousek, daily dishes, and more. You can also purchase a variety of frozen items like musakhan rolls, spinach pies, and more, ready to pop in the oven and impress your guests this Holy Month.

Timings: Available from sunset onwards.

Price: 125 AED 

Book: +971 (0)800 627926



Alaya, DIFC

Fancy Turkish for Iftar? Alaya will be serving Turkish staples like grape leaves dolma, cheese sambousek, and syrup-soaked baklava all month long. 

Timings: Available from sunset onwards.

Price: 320 AED 

Book: +971 (0)4 570 6289



Moonrise, Al Satwa

Moonrise’s (new) 11-course menu (members: explore more here) will remain unchanged throughout Ramadan, but it is still a great option for an upscale, chef-led experience. The first dinner service will be at sunset for iftar, and the second service will be held at 9:30 pm for suhoor. Advanced bookings are essential.

Timings: 6:30 pm & 9:30 pm

Price: 650 AED 

Book:+971 (0)50 697 2946



Comptoir 102, Jumeirah 1

Our friends at Comptoir 102 are hosting a healthy iftar with regional flavours using organic ingredients. The nourishing menu includes chia date balls, one iced tea drink, one cold starter, one warm soup, a main course, and a guilt-free dessert.

Timings: From sunset onwards

Price: 150 AED

Book:+971 (0)4 385 4555




Meylas Emirati Restaurant, Al Muneera

The Emirati iftar at Meylas includes a traditional spread of mezze, including fattoush and kibbeh, followed by mains such as chicken machboos, ending the night on a sweet note with knafeh.

Timings: Daily from sunset until 8 pm

Price: 300 AED per person

Book: +971 (0)2 333 2444


Coya, Al Marayah Island

This Peruvian iftar starts with Sukkari dates, guacamole, tomato, and creamy corn soup, before inviting you to dive into a selection of rolls such as the veal bacon maki and Chilean sea bass rice. The main courses include a spicy beef filet, grilled corn-fed baby chicken, and grilled asparagus delivered straight to your table. For dessert, the special delicia de luna with cremeux, rosewater apricot, and camel ice cream is a must-try.

Timings: Daily from sunset until 7:30 pm

Price: 299 AED

Book: +971 (0)2 306 7000



Penelope's, Yas Island

A HUNTR favourite, homegrown hotspot Penelope’s is serving lentil soup, watermelon salad, and grilled octopus, followed by prawns linguine, mushroom risotto, and chocolate fondant for dessert this Holy Month.

Timings: Daily from sunset until 8 pm

Price: 200 AED

Book:+971 (0)50 204 2475


Catch at St Regis, Al Khubeirah

Chef Remon Nabil and his passionate culinary team are cooking up a host of Ramadan-inspired recipes, crafted with premium ingredients to enjoy this Holy Month on an a la carte basis. To add to the magic, there is also the addition of the unique private tipi tent and igloo set ups, right on the beach. Plus there’s live Ramadan music from 10 pm until 1 am.

Timings: Daily from sunset until 1:30 am

Price: N/A a la carte

Book: +971 (0)2 694 4615


Market at EDITION , Al Bateen

The Edition hotel has partnered up with Sara Aqel, executive chef at Fi’lia in Dubai, to curate a special iftar menu filled with Middle Eastern and Indian staples such as lamb kofta, lentil, and chickpea salad, aloo gobi along with desserts such as kunafa, umm ali and a variety of Turkish delight flavours. Chef Aqel herself will be at the restaurant cooking up these signature dishes on Thursday and Friday nights.

Timings: Daily from sunset until 9:30 pm

Price:195 AED

Book: +971 (0)2 208 0000


Fouquet's, Saadiyat Island

An iftar with a French twist? Yes, please. Complete with mesmerising views of the iconic Louvre Abu Dhabi, break your fast with traditional Ramadan favourites such as lentil soup with truffle foam and sharing-style mezze plates of roasted cauliflower, eggplant confit, and pine nut burrata, before continuing your feast with a selection of main courses and desserts.

Timings: Available from sunset onwards

Price: 390 AED

Book: +971 (0)2 205 4200


Niri, Mamsha Al Saadiyat

This homegrown, modern Japanese restaurant on Mamsha Al Saadiyat unites authentic Japanese staples such as grilled seabream with preserved lemon and mitsuba, sweet corn tempura, sesame soya beef, and a beautiful pistachio cheesecake this Holy Month for its set menu iftar experience.

Timings: Available from sunset to 10:30 pm

Price: 200 AED

Book: +971 (0)2 546 8886




Talea by Antonio Guida, Al Ras Al Akhdar

Award-winning Italian fine dining restaurant, Talea by Antonio Guida, is hosting a special set menu for iftar featuring margherita pizzas, and eggplant parmigiana, followed by red snapper, slow-cooked lamb and a creamy tiramisu to finish. 

Timings: Available from sunset onwards 

Price: 380 AED

Book: +971 (0)2 690 7999


Have something amazing to add for Ramadan 2023? Email us with the subject line “Ramadan 2023 Guide suggestion”



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