Ramadan Kareem

The Holy Month of Ramadan is always very special, especially when you sit down at the table with the whole family and wait to break your fast.

Cooking up your favourite dishes is, of course, part of the tradition, but if you want to take a break from preparing an Iftar meal every night, why not have it delivered to your door?

Here’s a few places in Dubai and Abu Dhabi that are delivering fabulous Iftar meals, so you can put your feet up.

Fuchsia Urban Thai

If you’re looking to get your Thai fix when you break your fast, Fuchsia Urban Thai is delivering to your door with two solo Iftar bundles on offer which are priced at Dhs75. The first bundle includes an appetiser platter of chicken satay, prawn cakes and chicken spring rolls. Then choose from a tom yum soup with vegetables or papaya salad. And for a main course choose from red curry chicken with brown or white rice; green curry chicken with brown or white rice; Thai burger with sweet potato fries; pad Thai chicken; or stir fried chicken with brown or white rice.

 

From the vegan bundle the appetiser platter includes vegetable spring rolls, corn fritters and tofu satay with peanut sauce. Then choose from papaya salad and tom yum soup with vegetables. And for main courses choose from either vegan green curry, vegan red curry or vegan pad Thai. All of the Iftar bundles also come with pandan profiterole.

Order directly from Fuchsia Urban Thai or via Deliveroo.

 

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Bvlgari Resort Dubai

With a dedicated delivery process, Bvlgari Resort Dubai will be bringing a unique fusion of classic Italy and Arabia Iftar selection – over 25 different dishes cooked with the freshest ingredients – to your doorstep. Be prepared to smack your lips after feasting on cooked lamb shoulder, Umm Ali, eggplant parmigiana and finishing off on the delectable tiramisu.

For a gourmandise treat or as a gift to your loved ones, why not get a box of the chocolate gem creation from II Cioccolata Dubai? Freshly made by Bvlgari master chocolatiers, the miniatures, with their unique ingredient combinations, melt into explosions of flavour on the first bite.

Priced at Dhs275 per person, the Iftar hamper should be ordered 24 hours in advance for a minimum of two persons. The exquisite chocolates are presented in boxes ranging from 10 pieces for Dhs320 to 100 pieces for Dhs3,500. To make a booking call (04) 7775433 or email: dine@bulgarihotels.com

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Couqley French Bistro & Bar

To add excitement to your Ramadan meals, Couqley French Bistro & Bar has introduced not just one but three limited edition specials for delivery throughout Ramadan – baked truffle brie en croute in puff pastry served with fig confit (Dhs69) slow braised lamb shank served with truffle potato purée, diced vegetables, homemade gravy and cranberry sauce (Dhs119) and burrata ricotta rose kunafa (Dhs41).

A two-course Iftar meal is also available for Dhs139, where you have the chance to try out different combinations of starters and mains and add a dessert for an additional price of Dhs30. If you are looking for a bigger spread, you can go for the Couqley Roasted Turkey meal that comes with signature sides. Place your orders through Deliveroo, Chatfood and Zbooni.

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Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai

How about some signature dishes from celebrated chef Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen? For starters, the likes of shrimp avocado cocktail, HK hot wings or wagyu meatballs are on offer. The indulgent mains include wild mushroom and truffle pizza, filet mignon and much more. And what’s a meal without a crescendo finish? How do sticky toffee pudding, tangy jaffa cheesecake and Carmack cake with Devonshire clotted cream sound? Eating at home never tasted so good.

The menu is available online on Deliveroo with a special introductory 20 per cent off on all dishes.

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

Embrace the spirit of Ramadan at the comfort of your home with delicious gourmet fare from Prime68, Tong Thai and La Farine. You can indulge in traditional Arabic dishes and taste your way through extensive food offerings, including a mixed grill platter, hummus and Arabic sweets to name a few.

Prices begin at Dhs650 for four persons, with a Dhs150 per person for every additional person. Add on begin at Dhs75. Orders need to be booked 24 hours in advance. Call (04) 4146414, email mhrs.dxbjw.lafarine.rest@marriott.com or pick up from La Farine on the ground floor.

Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche

Fill a special Iftar box with regional Ramadan favourites such as hot and cold mezzeh, mixed grill, shawarma, kunafa, Arabic sweets and a wide selection of delectables from Corniche All Day Dining and have it delivered fresh and warm to your doorstep in Abu Dhabi.

Available for pickup or delivery, your orders must be placed before noon. Dhs425 (good for four persons). To make a booking call (02) 8137777 or visit sofitelabudhabicorniche.com.

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London Dairy Café

Spreading the sweet Ramadan joy, London Dairy Café has crafted divine ice cream cakes and gateaux. You can also choose to break your fast with the caffeine-based Cascara Spritzer.

They have also put a refreshing spin on wholesome old favourites and are offering two sets of three-course Iftar meals – The Regular Iftar (choices of starters and mains) and the Royal Iftar (from starters like fried calamari, chicken tenders followed by a choice of mains from pizza, pasta or burgers).

The cake prices begin at Dhs120, while the gateaux are priced at Dhs40 and the Cascara at Dhs20. The Regular Iftar is Dhs69 and the Royal Iftar for Dhs89. All offers are available for delivery through Deliveroo and ChatFood.

L’eto

How about a box set full of Iftar goodies? L’eto has launched not just one but five home meal box sets for you to indulge in. You can choose any or all of the yummlicous box set options which include a fusion of International and Arabian cuisines. Each set has two starters and one main and for your sweet-tooth, you could go for one of the famous delectable L’eto cake .

They open for dine-in, take away and delivery (2pm to 10pm for next day delivery). Each set is for two persons and prices begin at Dhs79. To place your order visit lettocaffe.com or WhatsApp (o4) 3452211. Deliveroo and Uber Eats.

Taj Dubai

Want to feast on Indo-Emirati delicacies and an Asian inspired set menu in your home? Taj Dubai has curated two 3-course Iftar menus especially for you. Noteworthy dishes include the classic Emirati fish cakes blended with Indian spices in the Koftak Samak and Tekat Deyay Emirati, Thareed Dyay, Biryanis, Thai Red Curry, Fish chili in basil sauce, chicken manchurian and much more. To finish on a sweet note you have delectable desserts like mango and sago panna cotta and the five-spice flourless chocolate cake.

Both the Iftar menus include a selection of dates and cut fruits. Priced at Dhs125 they are available for delivery through Zomato, Talabat and Deliveroo from noon onwards. You can also avail a special offer if you order for 15 to 30 day packages.

Al Nafoorah

This local Lebanese restaurant is all set to bring traditional classics packages as sharing kits to your home. The Levenat-inspired menu comprises dates to break your fast with Ramadan drinks, hot and cold mezzeh, one main course and delicious dessert. Think Lamb Ouzi, Maghmour, mixed grills, Umm Ali, choloate cardamom fudge cake and many more. The food will arrive mostly read-to-eat, but some of the items may need your finishing touch.

Prices for two begin at Dhs265 and a 48-hour advance booking is recommended. Delivery can be arranged though 800 666 353 or email restaurants@saroodhospitality.com.

Ramadan Nights

You may visit the Ramadan Nights venue, well this year as an added bonus, they want to come to treat you in your home. They have a 10-dish Middle Eastern sharing menu option with amazing delicacies to choose from: roast beetroot hummus, roast tomato and saffron soup, followed with choices of slow-braised spiced lamb shoulder, Sumac marinated chicken wrapped in knafeh and more finishing off with a host of delectable delights.

The 10-dish Middle Eastern sharing menu is priced at Dhs200 per person. Children between ages six to 12 eat at half price. The order has to be for a minimum of four people and must be placed 24 hours in advance. Vegan and vegetarian menu options are also available. To order call (056) 1283247 or email: info@dish.ae.

Basil & Spice Catering Service

Basil Box provides you with the very easy task of preparing meals without the hassle of planning recipes, visiting a supermarket or prepping. They offer pre-proportioned ingredients needed for your customised dish straight to your door along with an easy-to-follow recipe. And you do your little bit for the environment too, by saving on food wastage.

Each meal kit contains fresh ingredients for a three-person meal. There is also a ‘surprise me’ box for anyone who wants to add an extra element of fun and twist to their cooking experience.

Priced at Dhs105 which includes a main, side dish and salad, you can place orders on basilboxdxb.com (24 hours advance required) or call (055) 7639373

Sugargram

Being in lockdown doesn’t mean giving up on your sugar cravings – enter Sugargram. They are bringing bite-size cupcakes to your Iftar and Suhoor with delicious Ramadan flavours. Can you think of a better way to uplift your loved one’s spirits? We’re talking favourite flavours such as saffron, date, coffee, vimto, karak chai, oreana grande, basic Becky and more.

Pre-packed with dollops of sweet treats in a box are 25 assorted bite-size cupcakes for Dhs125 or five for Dhs30. Order online through Deliveroo or ChatFood.

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Coya Dubai

This Peruvian restaurant has launched a set Iftar menu comprising a choice of soup, seven appetisers or small dishes, one main and dessert. You can also opt for savoury delights like the cream of pumpkin soup, kale and cucumber salad, wild mushroom ceviche, empanadas, and more. For your mains, choose between the corn-fed chicken, beef ribs, Peruvian dried potato and cauliflower and Chilean seabass, and end the meal with dates, edamame and pistachio puff pastry.

The menu is available throughout Ramadan, and can be ordered any time from 12pm to 7.30pm. The set Iftar meal is priced at Dhs230 per person. Make sure to place your orders at least two hours in advance. A la carte will be available from 12.30pm to 10.30pm. Call Coya Dubai on 04 316 9600 or through the Deliveroo app.

Vietnamese Foodies

True Vietnamese food is the original farm-to-table cuisine. Based on simply mixing lean meat and seafood with lots of fresh vegetables and cooking it in water or broth instead of oil. Its flavours too, come from aromatic herbs rather than heavy sauces.

This Ramadan they are offering an Iftar-at-home menu that includes starters like coconut prawns with sweet chilli sauce, choice of six soups and mains such as beef stir fry and coconut braised prawns with shimeiji mushrooms to die for.

Available daily from 24 April to 23 May, from 5pm to 10pm at Dhs99 per person through Deliveroo, Zomato, Uber Eats or by calling (04) 5656088. Their regular menu is also available daily from 11.30am to 10pm.

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The Duck Hook

The Duck Hook, the sporting and characterful country gastropub at Dubai Hills Golf Club, has launched a roast delivery service to homes throughout Dubai. Additionally, on every order, you will also be given a Zoom link access to the big sports quiz, which will be launching on Saturday 25 April at 5pm and will be chaired by two of Dubai’s favourite sports broadcasters. For every meal sold, The Duck Hook will be contributing a meal to the recently launched 10 Million Meals campaign.

The roast options include roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, horseradish sauce and house gravy, roast chicken with sage and onion stuffing balls, veal sausages, cranberry sauce and house gravy and the roast lamb with Yorkshire pudding, mint sauce and house gravy. There’s even a 300g vegetarian patty available for vegans. All roasts are served with roasted potatoes, honey roasted parsnips, buttered carrots, steamed broccoli and brasied red cabbage. It arrives par cooked and needs your finishing touch to perfect the meal before serving.

The roast prices begin at Dhs265 and a 48-hour booking notice is mandatory. Call 800-666-353 or email restaurants@saroodhospitality.com. They do not deliver, so, you will have to arrange a pick-up.

Demons&Angels

How about a healthy pizza treat? Demons&Angels are offering over 20 delicious and guilt-free options that will arrive at your doorstep at the click of a button. They are ready to feed you with healthy alternatives to high-carb meals from cauliflower bun burgers to breakfast sandwiches and cauliflower-based pizzas.

You can try their classic pie options such as truffle, spicy vegetable and greek pizzas all packed with fresh ingredients, proteins and smothered in melted regular or vegan cheese. Finish off your guilt-free indulgence with sweet low-carb desserts like chocolate brownies, chocolate chip cookies and muffins all made with real cauliflower.

Available on Deliveroo from noon onwards. Prices begin at Dhs120 for portions which are enough to be shared by two persons.

Rosewood Abu Dhabi

This luxury hotel has launched an Iftar set menu with Middle Eastern classics, including dry fruits and juice to break the fast followed by soup, cold mezze and salads (think hummus, fatoush and potato salad), hot mezze like cheese sambusek and kibbeh and main courses like chicken biryani and vegetable salona. Desserts include strawberry lemon tartlet and hazelnut dacquoise cake.

Priced at Dhs199 per set, your orders can be placed though Deliveroo and CraveUAE starting Friday, 24 April 2020.

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Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

Savour an exquisite Iftar in the comforts of your home with a gourmet delivery from this luxurious hotel. Middle Eastern favourites such as lentil soup, hot and cold mezzeh to start with followed by succulent mains, think shish toauk, vegetable salona and more, finishing off on the traditional Umm Ali and date pudding.

To make a booking call (02) 6907999 or email restaurants@emiratespalace.ae.

Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi

The Beach Rotana’s special at-home Iftar menu available for take-away and delivery throughout Ramadan. The menu includes traditional favourites from Al Shorfa Lounge, carefully created by Chef Abu Halab and starts with dates, fruit and Ramadan juices before offering a selection of cold and hot mezze for Dhs25 and a menu of Iftar mains which changes daily for Dhs95 per person, so make sure you check the hotel’s website to view the dish of the day. The minimum order for delivery is Dhs200.

Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiya, Abu Dhabi, rotanatimes.com/beachrotana (02 697 9027).

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And don’t worry, if you’re cooking at home, here are three places that arrange contactless delivery of fresh produce to your door:

Ripe Organic

Whether it’s fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh juices, locally baked bread, gift boxes, chocolates, spreads and butters, herbal teas, organic eggs, raw honey, organic chickens, grass-fed meats and a lot more, you can get all the organic and farm-fresh essentials you need. They deliver but you can also pop-in at their Rice Farm shops which are fully stocked and open from 9am to 7pm, seven days a week. To place an order call (055) 5431282 or email orders@ripeme.com

Barakat

Offering a range of delicious fresh fruits, vegetables, freshly squeezed juices, ice creams, ice-pops, crisp salads and so much more, Barakat has you replenished and recharged this Ramadan. They also have platters and baskets full of exotic and traditional fruits, on a 20 percent discount, which can be lovely gifts to send to your loved ones. Throughout Holy Month along with your order, you will receive a specially designed calendar with tips and trick to enrich your health and life. To place your order visit barakatfresh.ae

Kibsons

Whether it is for your home-cooked meals or for sending as a gift to your family and friends, the family-run Kibsons is your go-to for a full range of quality fresh produce, gift boxes, meats, beverages, fruits, vegetables, superfoods and more.  They also offer free replacements if you have a complaint on any of their product. To place your order visit kibsons.com

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