Top 5 places for Iftar in UAE

Hello Everyone,

Hope you all are having a great Ramadan! Just a few days until Ramadan is over so I thought I’d share some top places for Iftar in my opinion since everyone will be busy in Eid Shopping and so on! Many of you will hardly get time to prepare anything at home.

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Let’s get started with the list:

#1: Swaadish UAE – The Mall Jumeirah

Swaadish really is extremely Swaadish (Delicious)! I’ve never expected such good taste of food in any restaurant ever! This Oh So Oh very amazing Restaurant is located at  The Mall Jumeirah! The seating is in the Food Court itself, so yes it can accommodate many! In fact I think, it’s the most popular restaurant in there!

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The staff is very welcoming and fun (They invite you from far and help you out choosing what you should try!) Spicy or sweet or whatever you desire. It was my second time trying out their food! All I can say is, their food tastes more than awesome! It all feels like home there, when I say home I really do mean it! It’s all made with so much love and perfect recipes! This restaurant is definitely added to my personal favorites now!

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Talking about the Iftar there, It’s one of the best ones too! Having limited and desi things all at once! Swaadish has got some really tasty Iftar snacks such as Punjabi Aloo Samosa, Spicy Fruit Chaat, Wasaabi Aloo Tikki, Traditional Dhai Bharay, Pakoray and a Rooh Afza Margarita! Rooh Afza Margarita? YES! I can assure you it’s a better Rooh Afza than the one you have it at your home! Oh Dhai Bharay and the Doritos Channa Chaat is still on my mind and heart of how tasty it was! You may have the Aloo Tikki if only you’re a person who loves extreme spice! They’ve also got special meals for 2 and for 4.

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Talking about their main course! I fell in love with the Steamed Chicken Biryani, the first time I had it! So I re-tried it again and YES! It was still perfect as it was when I ate the first time! I highly recommend you to try that amazing Biryani. One thing I loved about their packaging was, that I opened the Biryani box after 15 minutes of it’s serving time, yet it was hot, as it was just cooked! I’ve also tried the Spicy Tawa Chicken which tasted more than my expectation along with a Roghni Naan and some tasty Chutneys!

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Are You’re a fries lover? That too Masala Fries? I’ve never never had such amazing Masala Fries before! That special masala on them is way too good! I must say it was finger licking good! I’m sure once you visit them, you’d never stop visiting them! Go ahead and visit them for some amazing food! They’re extremely affordable!

Swaadish delivers in Umm Suqeim, Umm Al Sheif, Knowledge Village, Al Manara, Media City, Barsha, Tecom, Greens and Al Sufooh! If you’re in one of those areas then Lucky you! Call them directly at: 800-79223

They’re going to steal your HEART!


#2: Punjabi By Nature – Oud Metha

Punjabi  By Nature is a Punjabi cuisine restaurant which is located at Oud Metha, opposite to Lamcy Plaza. They’ve introduced an amazing Iftar menu for the month of Ramadan, and what’s amazing every day there’s a different menu. There’s options for vegetarians and non-vegetarians too! Who doesn’t like having Desi food? I’m sure everyone loves having it! So for some Punjabi people and Non-Punjabi too of course! Here’s a great deal!

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The buffet is quite affordable as well! They’re priced at 68 Dhs on weekdays and 73 Dhs per person on weekends! The starters are anything from Pakoray, Punjabi Hummus, Spring Rolls, Aloo Chaat and much more! Hey they’ve got appetizers as well such as Kastori Fish, Tikka, Hariyali Chicken, Reshmi Kabab, Kali Mirch Fish, Sarson Paneer, Achari Paneer, Tandoori Salad and much more depending on the day you’re visiting them!

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Now talking about the main-course they’ve got Chicken Karhayi, Methi Ghosht, Bhindi, Muttar Paneer, Methi Wala Kukad, Lamb Keema Muttar, Chicken Masala and Palak Paneer. In rice they’ve got Lamb Briyani, Tikka Briyani, Veg Briyani and Steamed Rice. They’ve also got some tasty daal to enjoy with your rice or roti (as you like).

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Yumm desserts! Punjabi by nature adds a complete Punjabi touch into their Firni, Gajar ka Halwa and Gulab Jamun. For the drinks you can choose from water, soft drink, water melon juice or a tasty sweet lasii! With the buffet they serve you fresh dates for your Iftar. Coming to my favourites, I loved the Aloo Chaat (Spicy!! but the BEST!) and Aloo Pakoray with chatni. I loved the Pakoray so much that I even had them with Roti!

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Call them for more information or delivery : 04-3966044


#3: Sea-view Ramadan Tent – Kempinski Ajman

Iftar with a view of the beautiful sea?  Sounds so good, doesn’t it? Kempinski Ajman serves some traditional and international dishes which almost everyone can have, but specially if you’re an Arabic food lover, then you must try them! It’s priced at 140 Dhs per person for the Iftar Buffet and 35 Dhs after 8:00 pm, including 2 beverages. What more would you want than witnessing the Sunset in front of your eyes as you eat.

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Not just that, but for the entertainment for everyone, there’s an authentic Oud player who is performing at the tent from 9:00 pm until 1:00 am. Iftar buffet is available until 8:30 pm and shisha is served after 8:30 pm. The buffet includes of some dry dates, dry figs, dry apricot, juices, salads, cold mezzeh, hot mezzeh, soup, main dishes and some mouth-watering desserts!

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The main dishes involve of Chicken Shawarma, Ouzie with rice, Mixed grill, Full Nabet, Fish Tajin, Indian Dish, Pasta Station, Beef Sharhat and a lot more.. Yes there was an option for vegetarians and non vegetarians too!

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My main favorites here were Hummus, Fattoush, Chicken Shawarma (I wish it had some fries in it though), Lentil Soup, Mixed Grill with some breads and Luqaimat! Moreover, it is perfectly set up to share the spirit with family and friends. The view is absolutely gorgeous; filled with beautiful colors that I cannot describe!

There’s a complete huge variety of items to choose from, so don’t worry about what you’ll be eating there! Rotated menu run for the Iftar which you can check online Here.

You might need some time to relax by the sea having an amazing Iftar with your loved ones!


#4: Barbecue Delights – Downtown Dubai

Barbecue Delights is a casual dining restaurant offering a huge variety of Pakistani, Afghani and North Indian cuisine. I’m so happy to be invited to try out their great Ramadan menu from their Downtown Dubai Branch. They’ve got overall 4 branches; Lamcy Square, JBR The Walk, Downtown Emaar Boulevard and in Dragon Mart 2. All the branches have different pricing for the Iftar Buffet’s. But mainly, I’ll be reviewing here the Downtown Branch. Adults are priced at 95 Dhs and kids are priced at 60 Dhs. Iftar Buffet is served until 8:30 pm. After 8:30 pm is the normal dinner buffet with a discount of 20%.

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Barbecue Delights serves some great traditional Iftar items which almost all of you love such as Fruit Chaat, Aloo Channa, Dhai Bharay, Cholay, Pakoray, Samosas, Fresh Fruits, Rooh Afza, Mint Lemonade and some tasty Jalebi’s Yumm!!

I must say the staff is very friendly and always ready to help you choose what you should choose and why should you choose!

They also have some great Barbecue Grills such as Fried fish, Fried prawns, Reshmi Kababs, Malai Tikka, Beef Kabab, Chicken Boti, Seekh Kabab and a lot more. They’ve also got an amazing Salad and Starter station where there’s my favorite Chicken Corn Soup, Shami Kabab, Channa Chaat, Hummous, Labneh, Garden Salad, different raitas and chatni’s. Some other items from the main menu include Chicken Korma, Chicken Briyani, Daal, Vegetable Karhayi, White Rice, Curry Pakora and Palak Paneer.

Well, there’s a lot more served in desserts! Gulab Jamun’s, Shahi Tukray, Jalebi, Sheer Khorma, Jelly, Mango Dessert and Cream Caramel. Good news for all the Sheermal and Tandoor Roti lovers, it’s served fresh and hot to you at your table.

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I loved the Samosa, Dhai Bharay, Aloo, Samosa’s, Reshmi Kebabs with Roti and Chatni and most amazingly some traditional Daal and White Rice! Yum! I would’ve had it all if I stayed there more long.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s book our tables (Since they’re always fully booked) and head to our nearest Barbecue Delights! I hope you enjoy your experience and don’t forget to share it with all of us!

To book an appointment Call 04-4343443 or Toll Free 800-22283


#5: Kenza Restaurant – Ramada Downtown Dubai

ARABIC food Lovers!! I was invited the other day for Iftar at Ramada Downtown at Kenza Restaurant. I absolutely loved how the set up was done of that place! It was more like red themed, with two beautiful red roses on each table giving it an extra romantic look! The entire restaurant looked like a romantic place for dinner. This is an ideal place if you’re planning to take your special someone for a special Iftar!

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Kenza Restaurant was filled with some great Iftar traditional dishes which involved from Starters to Desserts! There’s a whole different variety of dates, figs, pine nuts and a lot more. The buffet area was filled with some great starters such as Soup, Felafels, Samosas and Spring rolls. The main course involved of items such as Harara Potato, Lamb Ouzi,  White Rice, Lamb Tagine, Kibbeh Bil Laban, Butter Chicken, Grilled Hammour and some Yummy Spaghetti with pink sauce! They also had a live cooking station of mixed grills at the outside area of the restaurant.

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The Salad bar was huge! They had all your dream Salads there just incase you’re a person who loves Salads! I loved the Sweet Corn Salad, Arabic Pickle and Fattoush. Not to forget they had some really tasty and famous Arabic Desserts like Baklava, Qatayef, Kunafa and some of my favorite Arabic Sweets! The Special Ramadan Drinks involved of Tamar Hindi, Rooh Afza, Qamar Al Deen and freshly squeezed juices.

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Kenza’s Iftar promotion is priced at 130 Dhs per person. Kids aged 6-12 enjoy a 50% off and kids below 6 have anything for free! They do have an indoor and outdoor seating depending at your preference! If you’re nearby Downtown, then you’ve got to try this out!

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For some really tasty videos, head to my Instagram: @lakhsha.zahid

To make a booking please call: 04-3307330


Did you just drool reading all this? Then what are you waiting for? Head to your favorite place for Iftar now and let me know which one you chose 😉

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