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5 Unique Iftars to try this Ramadan

While there are so many hotels that offer amazing iftars in Ramadan, sometimes it’s nice to try something different.

From independent restaurants to a la carte options and cultural sojourns – here are some unique iftars to try in Dubai this Ramadan.


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Tub Of Butter

Break your fast with a three-course set menu, sampling an array of dishes such as curried cauliflower soup, roasted figs, spiced fish with saffron infused rice, and date truffles with fresh fruit in rosewater.
Al Thanya Street, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, daily sunset to 9pm, Dhs120. Tel: (04) 3438884. Taxi: next to Metropolitan Hotel. Facebook.com/tubofbutter



Sample the Turkish restaurant’s award-winning cuisine with a set menu full of Anatolian dishes. Starters are served to the table, before you pick your main from the a la carte menu and then sample a platter of Turkish sweet treats.
Ruya, Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina, daily sunset to 9pm, Dhs195. Tel: (04) 3999123. Taxi: Grosvenor House. ruyadubai.com 



There’s a minimum number of four people required to book in for Ramusake’s iftar, which is a set menu featuring an array of Japanese dishes. There’s miso soup, starters to share, gyoza and a Robata Grill dish.
DoubleTree By Hilton, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai, 7pm to 9.30pm, Dhs199. Tel: (04) 5595300. Tram: Jumeirah Beach Residence. Ramusake.ae 


Miss Lily’s

It’s iftar with a Caribbean twist at Miss Lily’s. The popular New York import will be offering a Jamaican set menu, full of jerk-flavours and comfort food.
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 6pm to 1am, Dhs230. Tel: (04) 3544074. Metro: World Trade Centre. misslilys.com 



The best of Latin America, this restaurant serves one of the tastiest ceviches in town. For Ramadan, they’ve created a special menu with the best selection of Latin American food, every day until 10pm, for only AED 220 per person.



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