Best places for Iftaar on a budget in Dubai - Cherry Cross

Looking for an iftar out on a budget? Here some delicious options, courtesy Time Out Dubai:

Alchemia Tent at Habtoor Grand Beach Resort
This Ramadan tent serves fresh juices, mixed grills and light bites from an à la carte menu, as well as buffet options. The World Cup games will be shown here, and shisha is available. Private VIP lounges available for hire that can accommodate up to 15 people with private plasma TV screens or projectors.
Iftar and suhoor priced à la carte. Iftar: sunset-9pm. Suhoor: 9pm-3am. Habtoor Grand Beach Resort , Al Sufouh Road, Dubai Marina (04 399 5000).

Bastakiya Café
A buffet selection of international, Arabic, Indian, Pakistani and Asian dishes, including a selection of starters, salad, soup, main courses, desserts and juices. Arabic coffee and dates will also be served.
Dhs85 per person. Half price children aged six to 12. Daily sunset-10.30pm. Arabian Courtyard Hotel, Al Fahidi Street (04 351 9111).

Barbecue Delights
Over 60 dishes of Pakistani, Afghani and North Indian cuisines from the buffet, including barbecue grills, curries and desserts.
Dhs70 (Sat-Wed), Dhs75 (Thu and Fri). Dhs40 (children four-12 years). Daily sunset-9pm. Opposite Lamcy Plaza, Oud Metha (04 335 9868). Other location: Dhs90. Dhs50 (children aged four to 12). Sunset-12.30am. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 434 3443).

Bundoo Khan
Contemporary Pakistani cuisine and barbecue, plus traditional Arabic dishes, mocktails, karak chai and Peshawari kahwa.
From Dhs75 per person. Daily sunset-10pm. Xclusive Clover Hotel apartments, Rigga Al Buteen, Deira (04 233 6333).

A budget friendly option.
Iftar: Dhs90. 7pm-10pm. Suhoor: Dhs70. 2am-4am. Centro Al Barsha (04 704 0000).

City Cafe
Iftar Buffet with Benefits. With every Iftar, you get more than double the value back in vouchers; a free Fitness First day pass worth Dhs100 plus a free iCare Clinics voucher worth Dhs50. Plus, buy 4 Iftars and get 1 free.
Dhs 49-69. Daily from sunset to 8:30. At Citymax Hotels in Al Barsha (04 409 8000), Bur Dubai (050 100 7065) and Sharjah (05 598 5000).

Downtown tent
Arabic cooking, music and shisha.
Iftar and suhoor priced à la carte. Sun-Wed 6pm-2am, Thu-Sat 6pm-3am. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 423 8883).

Fresh Restaurant
A traditional iftar buffet. From Dhs99 per person.
Dhs45 (children six-11 years). Free (kids aged below five years). Daily sunset-10pm. Golden Tulip Hotel, Al Barsha (04 501 6181).

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Dhs99. Kids under six dine for free. Daily from sunset. Movenpick Hotel, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A (04 438 0000).

Pizza Express
A family friendly iftar.
Dhs69 per person. Daily sunset-11pm. China Court, Ibn Battuta Mall (04 368 5134).

The Noodle House
Iftar menu includes a platter of dates, fruit and juices to begin, followed by roti canai, duck wonton soup, dim sum, grilled Javanese chicken, sweet and sour fish, kailan and fried tofu cooked with tomato chili paste, and much more.
Dhs90. 7pm-11.30pm. Various locations, (04 366 6730).

The Palace Courtyard
Atmospheric Arabic courtyard, hosts a suhoor with Arabic mezze, music and shisha.
Dhs50 per person (cover charge). 8pm-2.30am. One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai Marina (04 399 9999).