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Ramadan 2024: Savoir Flair's Guide to the Best Suhoor Spots in Dubai
article ANNIE SPRATT
by Savoir Flair 3-minute read March 10, 2024

The start of a fast can feel just as festive as the break of one.

With Ramadan underway, most people are excitedly planning which iftars to try around town — but why should the sunset meal get all the love? The start of a fast can feel just as festive as the break of one, which is why Savoir Flair has rounded up the best places to have suhoor in Dubai — each with a distinct personality of its own.

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Al Falamanki

Al Falamanki Café is the perfect spot for a late-night suhoor, and it doesn’t hurt that it also feels like you’ve been transported to a charming little village in Beirut. This hidden gem has a tranquil, intimate ambience that’s ideal for those pre-dawn meals when you want to escape the city’s hustle and bustle. The nostalgic atmosphere (complete with classic Arabic tunes) is exactly the kind of experience we’d been missing in Dubai. 

But the real star of the show is the food. Al Falamanki’s menu is packed with all your favorite Lebanese dishes, and here, they don’t skimp on the portions. You can enjoy your meal in the spacious indoor area or in the breezy outdoors, catching up with friends over a game of cards or backgammon. And if you’re in the mood for something a little more casual, check out the food truck parked outside for some traditional Lebanese snacks. Just don’t blame us if you end up staying till the sun comes up.

Price: À la carte
800-Falamanki
alfalamanki.com

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Global Village

If you're looking for a suhoor experience that's anything but ordinary, Global Village is the place to be. This Ramadan, Global Village keeps the celebrations going until 2am, which means you can feast, explore, and soak up all the cultural vibes way past your bedtime.

But let's be real, the real reason you're here is for the food. And Global Village doesn't disappoint. With over 250 dining outlets to choose from, you'll be spoilt for choice. Whether you're in the mood for traditional Arabic cuisine or something a little more international, there's a suhoor menu with your name on it.

If you thought the food was impressive, wait until you see the Majlis of the World. This is where the magic happens. Picture a bustling hall filled with people from all corners of the globe, coming together to break bread and make memories. It's like a giant cultural melting pot, and you've got a front-row seat. There’s also plenty of entertainment to keep you going until the early hours of the morning. Challenge your friends to a game of Uno, Keiram, Jackaroo, chess, or backgammon, and let the good times roll. You might even forget that you're supposed to be fasting again in a few hours.

Price: Differs per outlet

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KAVE

This Ramadan, KAVE is set to foster solidarity through a community program that intertwines food, kindness, and culture, inviting everyone to explore global traditions ranging from Sudan to Palestine and Congo to South Africa. Emphasizing the universal themes of giving, gratitude, and kindness, KAVE offers an opportunity to understand different cultures through a series of iftars and suhoors. These events are designed to educate attendees through food, culture, workshops, and the age-old tradition of togetherness. Highlights include tatreez and crochet workshops, community meetups, and story times featuring “Sanaa’s Bird” by Mahmoud Shqair, which illuminates the plight of Palestinian children. Additionally, KAVE will host a special Ramadan suhoor event that will bring together poets and musicians, accompanied by Palestinian suhoor trays, fostering a shared experience of cultural and culinary exchange.

Price: Upon booking
+971 55 102 4469
thestoryofthings.com

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The Lana

The Lana, Dorchester Collection presents a suhoor experience during Ramadan in a setting that blends rich cultural heritage with sparkling modern elegance. Guests are invited to a sharing-style suhoor featuring a diverse culinary journey with dishes from Arabic, Asian, Indian, and Italian cuisines. The menu includes hot and cold mezze, a seafood bar, premium Japanese sushi and sashimi, and interactive stations for falafel, barbecue, and pasta. Dessert options like dark chocolate rocher, pistachio mahalabia, mango cream and kunafa, as well as traditional Arabic sweets complete the feast. Additionally, there are select dishes from The Lana's signature restaurants and a creatively curated drink selection.

Price: AED295
+971 4 541 7755
www.dorchestercollection.com

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Mama’esh

Local favorite Mama’esh provides a comforting suhoor experience with its Ramadan set menus across the UAE, maintaining a commitment to organic ingredients and eco-friendly practices. While the specific offerings vary from branch to branch, the essence of fresh and organically sourced produce remains consistent. Diners are welcomed with complimentary water and tea refills, along with fresh bread. Each location offers its unique twist on traditional Palestinian street food, ensuring a diverse yet uniformly high-quality suhoor experience that aligns with its ethos of health and sustainability.

Price: À la carte
Various locations
www.mamaesh.com

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Mandarin Oriental Jumeira

The Majlis by Mandarin Oriental at the Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai, offers an immersive suhoor experience that elegantly blends art, cuisine, and Emirati culture. This year, the beachside resort collaborates with award-winning Emirati poet Dr. Afra Atiq, whose bespoke verses celebrating UAE traditions enhance the ambience. The Majlis features contemporary art installations, poetry readings, and refined calligraphy, providing guests with an educational and cultural journey titled ‘Through Her Words’. The luxury setting includes warm interiors with gold accents and outdoor seating overlooking the Arabian Gulf. Suhoor is complemented by the finest Middle Eastern cuisine from renowned restaurants Netsu by Ross Shonhan and Michelin-starred Tasca by José Avillez, set against the backdrop of live Arabic music. 

Price: À la carte sharing menus from AED350, AED295 per person minimum spend
+971 4 777 2223
www.mandarinoriental.com

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Al Nafoorah

Al Nafoorah offers authentic Lebanese cuisine, complete with generous hospitality, in an exquisite palatial setting by the waterside at Jumeirah Al Qasr. It’s a grand yet comfortable and traditional venue where the flavors of Lebanon come alive, accompanied by classic tunes from a live oud player. For suhoor, guests can enjoy relaxing sea views and shisha on the terrace, available until 1:30am. The à la carte menu during suhoor provides food and hospitality true to Lebanese traditions, featuring dishes like mezze, mix grill, lamb ouzi, and Ramadan drinks. Adding to the charm, the balcony seating at Al Nafoorah is perfect for a relaxed late-night gathering, offering a beautiful view and a serene atmosphere.

Price: À la carte
800 323232
www.jumeirah.com

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Ninive

Ninive at Bab Al Shams offers an enchanting suhoor experience in the heart of the Arabian desert, perfect for a spiritually enriching Ramadan. Renowned for its Middle Eastern and North African cuisine, Ninive invites guests to a flavorful journey of traditional dishes, available from 9:30pm onwards. The venue offers both a regular  à la carte menu and a sharing set menu ideal for groups, featuring a diverse selection of regional favorites. The ambience is further enhanced with the option of shisha, allowing guests to relax and unwind in a captivating desert setting while enjoying the company of friends and family. This setting creates a unique and memorable suhoor experience, combining exquisite cuisine with the serene beauty of the desert.

Price: À la carte
+971 4 809 6203
ninivebabalshams.ae

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Omar Odali

If you're on the hunt for a post-iftar sweet treat that'll make your heart skip a beat, Omar Odali is the place to be. Nestled in the heart of Keturah Reserve, this cozy spot serves up some of the best — correction, the best — Palestinian kunafa in town. Picture this: You're sitting under a canopy of olive trees, the aroma of freshly baked pastry wafting through the air. You take a bite of the kunafa, and it's the perfect combination of crispy, crunchy, and gooey.

But Omar Odali isn't just a one-trick pony. The space also dishes up some seriously impressive zarb, a traditional Palestinian meat and vegetable dish that's slow-cooked to perfection. It's the kind of meal that'll make you want to unbutton your pants and settle in for the evening.

Price: À la carte
+971 55 5012666
@omar.odali

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Six Board Game Café

The Six Board Game Cafe offers “Suhoor with the Gang,” an innovative post-iftar experience blending food and fun, set to enhance suhoor traditions. Ideal for gatherings with friends after iftar, this event features a mix of games and a menu filled with comfort foods like salads, sliders, sushi, pizza, and pasta. Guests can choose between two locations — the picturesque Downtown Dubai and the lively Dubai Marina’s Emaar Beachfront, both providing ample outdoor seating. For a small fee, visitors can access an extensive collection of over 1,000 board games. The cafe presents an unforgettable destination during Ramadan, perfect for enjoying good food, engaging in games, and creating lasting memories.

Price: from AED45
+971 4 334 2666
www.thesixcafe.com 

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ToDA

ToDA (Theatre of Digital Art) at Souk Madinat Jumeirah is hosting a distinctive suhoor experience, where Ramadan traditions meet immersive digital art in a 360-degree environment. As the evening progresses, the venue resonates with live music and the fragrance of traditional dishes, creating a scene of contemplation and togetherness. The suhoor buffet offers a fusion of Middle Eastern and European flavors, designed to satisfy and uplift. Accompanied by the soothing sounds of the oud and set against a backdrop of Arabic-themed digital art, this event promises a reflective and connective night. For children, there’s a dedicated interactive room for play and enjoyment, making it a well-rounded experience. Lasting up to three hours, this suhoor must be booked in advance, with no option for walk-ins.

Price: AED350
+971 4 575 4739
toda.ae

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