Gather friends and family for suhoor, the meal enjoyed before the start of the day’s fast. Restaurants across the United Arab Emirates have extended their opening hours to accommodate late-night diners throughout Ramadan, with menus available until the early hours in some locations.
Click on the gallery below to see striking Ramadan decorations around Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
With a buffet, set menu, and a la carte options available, there’s something for everyone on this list, whether you want to try classic Middle Eastern dishes, modern fine dining, or Mediterranean cuisine. Meals range from a convivial Dh69 to Dh475, with majlis meals, alfresco terraces and cozy restaurants.
Here are 15 sahours to try during the holy month.
Suhours in Dubai
Asateer Tent, Atlantis, The Palm
The Asateer tent welcomes visitors again this Ramadan, with sahour served from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Enjoy an à la carte selection of hot and cold mezes, soups, grilled meats, fish and seafood, freshly baked breads, as well as delicious seasonal desserts and juices. The minimum spend is 170 Dh per person.
A la carte; daily 10 p.m.-3 a.m.; 04 426 2626; email@example.com
Cabana, Address Dubai Mall
Gather your friends and family for suhoor against the backdrop of the Burj Khalifa at Cabana at The Address Dubai Mall. A la carte Middle Eastern dishes are available, including mezze dishes, grilled meats and baked goods, straight from the oven. An oud player will perform throughout the night and drinks will be available from a roving Arabic gahwa cafe service.
A la carte; daily 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; 04 438 8666; firstname.lastname@example.org
Belvedere, Versace Palace
Located in the Palazzo Versace’s east wing is Gazebo, an open-air shisha lounge that overlooks one of the Jaddaf Waterfront Hotel’s swimming pools. Enjoy al fresco a la carte dining options, as well as a selection of shisha flavors.
A la carte; daily 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m.; 04 556 8888
High Note Pool and Sky Lounge, Aloft Al Mina Hotel
The Mankhool Hotel’s rooftop poolside lounge serves a Dh69 menu for sahoor. Dishes include hot and cold mezze, pita breads, chicken and mutton skewers and a choice of egg dishes. There will also be a selection of 30 shisha flavors to choose from and live music playing throughout the night.
Dh69; midnight-3am; Mankhool; 058 591 8153
Local, Tryp by Wyndham
Enjoy the pre-dawn meal at The Local at the Tryp by Wyndham hotel in Barsha Heights. The child- and pet-friendly restaurant will serve an a la carte menu of international dishes throughout Ramadan.
A la carte; every day from 10 p.m. to midnight; 04 247 6630; email@example.com; trypwyndhamdubai.com
Moonrise, Eden House
Moonrise, a new omakase-style in-house restaurant, features a specially curated suhoor menu by founding chef Solemann Haddad. The culinary selection will be served Moonrise style, with dishes prepared directly at the counter in front of guests as the chefs guide them through each course.
Located in Eden House, a luxury residential tower on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road, the suhoor menu features black truffles and bzar, the UAE’s national spice blend. Also on the menu, a dish combining parmesan and truffles in tribute to a samboosa with cheese and dates and foie gras puri with saffron and pineapple chutney. For dessert, a Spanish latte-inspired candy and a yuzu stracciatella are among the choices.
475 dirhams; every day, 7 p.m. or 9:30 p.m.; 050 697 2946; moon-rise.xyz
Ramadan Majlis, Dubai World Trade Center
Enjoy suhoor in the splendor of Ramadan Majlis at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The extensive selection includes more than 70 dishes. Dine in the main majlis or book one of the private majlis or gazebos for groups. The menu includes lamb arayes, chicken tikka, freshly grilled prawns and lobster.
Minimum expenditure of 100 DH; Sun-Thu, 9pm-3am, Fri and Sat, 9pm-4am; 800-3982; majlis.ae
Shai Salon, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Shai Salon at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach serves suhoor daily, with shisha served alfresco on the terrace. Dishes on the à la carte menu include traditional lentil soup, a selection of hot and cold mezes, as well as grilled meats and fish. It ends with desserts such as Umm Ali, kunafa, red velvet cake and a fruit platter.
A la carte; daily, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.; 04 270 7777
The Court, Manzil Town Center
Manzil Downtown is hosting an outdoor suhoor this Ramadan. Dine on a la carte dishes, including traditional lamb ouzi, barbecue, mashawi, and traditional hot and cold pastries. You also have the choice of live cooking stations.
A la carte; every day, sunset at 2am; 04 428 6888; firstname.lastname@example.org
The St Regis Dubai, The Palm
The St Regis Dubai on Palm Jumeirah is serving suhoor at the Dip Pool Lounge this Ramadan. The a la carte selection includes hot and cold mezze options, a cheese platter, shawarma and falafel sandwiches, a selection of manakish including labneh, halloumi and akwai cheeses, and grilled meats. For dessert there is Umm Ali, baklava, kunafa and caramel pudding.
A la carte; daily 9pm-3am; 04 218 0150; morecravings.com
Thia Sky Lounge, the Dubai edition
For a southern Mediterranean menu, head to Thia Sky Lounge at the newly opened Dubai Edition hotel. For Dh225, customers can enjoy a three-course menu of hot and cold mezes, seafood main courses and a selection of traditional Ramadan juices.
Dh225; every day, sunset until midnight; 04 602 3388; thia-skylounge.com
Suhoors in Abu Dhabi
Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Shakshouka, ful medames, lamb makanek, shish taouk and yas mashawi are all on the suhoor menu at the Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island this Ramadan. Enjoy a soundtrack of live Arabic music as you dine on the dishes, which will be served with hot and cold mezes, cheese boards, fruits and decadent desserts.
155 dirhams; daily, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; 02 208 6900; email@example.com
Saraya Tent, Al Raha Beach Hotel
This Ramadan, visit the Saraya tent at Al Raha Beach Hotel for suhoor. Inside the traditional Arabic tent, a fixed menu of Dh140 will be served, as well as an a la carte menu of mezze dishes and a selection of shisha flavors.
140 Dh and à la carte; daily, 8 p.m.-3 a.m.; 02 508 0555; firstname.lastname@example.org
Skylight, W Abu Dhabi — Yas Island
Savor suhoor under the stars at Skylight, W Abu Dhabi — Yas Island. The menu will be served à la carte from 10 p.m. daily throughout the holy month, with live Arabic music soundtrack.
A la carte; daily, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; 02 656 0000
Suhoor to Fujairah
The Restaurant, Address Beach Resort Fujairah
Visit the new Address Beach Resort Fujairah for suhoor this Ramadan. Taking place in the restaurant, the resort’s restaurant serves a selection of à la carte Middle Eastern dishes, with a relaxing ambience set to an Arabic soundtrack and views of the Arabian Gulf.
A la carte; daily, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; 09 204 7777; addresshotels.com/en
Updated: April 06, 2022, 07:14