Handpicked: The Best Suhoors Across Dubai
New openings, old favourites, and a collab just for Ramadan.
Boasting stunning views of Burj Khalifa and an elegant outdoor patio, Deck Too is the perfect place to get together with friends and family this Ramadan. Be spoilt for choice as you pick your favourite dishes from its suhoor menu amidst the soft, memory-evoking tunes of the oud. Oh, and shisha is alsoavailable.
Deck Too, Address Sky View, Downtown Dubai, 10pm – 1am, à la carte, 04 873 888 2626, @addressskyview
Homemade Suhoor with Haiya
We’ve been inspired by our favourite recipe creator Haiya Afroze to create our very own suhoor dishes in the comfort of our own home – after all, sometimes staying in is good for the soul. Learn how to make Arabic Coffee Flavoured Pots De Creme, a delish dish created by Haiya especially for Ramadan.
Visit Haiya’s Instagram account for more suhoor recipes and inspiration.
Hookah Lounge at W Dubai
Enjoy a laid-back suhoor experience at Hookah Lounge. Nestled in W Dubai – The Palm’s stunning garden, it’s the ideal outdoor setting to enjoy its extensive à la carte menu of traditional Arabic favourites, including Shish Tawook, Lamb Kofta, and a huge selection of Arabic sweets.
Hookah Lounge, W Dubai – The Palm, 9pm – 2am, à la carte, 04 245 5800, @wdubaithepalm
Whatcha’ taco bout? This homegrown concept used to be Dubai’s best-kept secret (and started out as a food truck), but now when you think of fun and casual Mexican, you think of Maiz Tacos!
When we heard it was offering a suhoor dine-in deal, we knew that this would be our go-to this Ramadan. Between the 100% fresh ingredients and traditional flavours, you can enjoy a host of authentic Mexican mains with a side of crispy tortilla chips, salsa, and an immunity-boosting tamarind juice.
Maiz Tacos, JLT, Cluster Y, 9.30pm – 11pm, suhoor set menu AED 49, 04 514 4712, @maiztaco
Enjoy a little bit of luxury at your next suhoor with NYC import Marea, the award-winning Italian restaurant in DIFC.
Whether you are in the mood for its famous Lobster and Burrata, handmade gnocchi, or super Instagrammable sphere desserts, Marea is the perfect place to spend suhoor thanks to those stunning, arty interiors – they’ll instantly transport you to a world of refinement.
Marea, DIFC, suhoor until late, à la carte, 04 583 6366, @mareadubai
For the uninitiated, Mohalla is an Indian dining concept located in the fashion and art hub of d3. Now, Mohalla isn’t your typical Indian restaurant. Loved by Emiratis and expats alike, it prides itself on using only the freshest ingredients along with healthy alternatives to ghee (clarified butter), dairy, and heavy creams – all usually found in Indian dishes.
Sit outside and enjoy the twinkly lights and stars as you dine on Mohalla’s signature dishes. Our favourites are Keema Pao and Raj Kachori (get your phone out for this one). As for those with a sweet tooth? You can’t go wrong with the Jalebi with Rabri.
Mohalla, Building 5, d3, suhoor – 11pm, à la carte, 052 689 2072, @mohallarestaurant
Project Chaiwala x TheKakaoGuy
We love supporting home-grown concepts, so when we heard Project Chaiwala and TheKakaoGuy (who introduced us to burnt cheesecake) have come together to create a truly unique recipe combining the essence of chai with dessert, we were all ears.
Project Chaiwala shared the famous and heavily guarded secret recipe of its Karak Chai blend (down to the exact spices) with trusted the dessert-maker TheKakaoGuy to concoct a recipe that deliciously combines chai and cheesecake.
The two local businesses supporting one another this Ramadan makes for the perfect suhoor combination of chai and a truly Dubai-esque dessert. The Karak Burnt Cheesecake is sold online and available in-store at Project Chaiwala’s outlets from April 12 until Eid. Project Chaiwala also offers a pairing of their its flasks along with the cheesecake to further enhance the taste of this limited-edition treat.
Project Chaiwala, Cinema Akil – Alserkal Avenue, Ibn Battuta, and Dubai Media City, AED 45 for the Karak Burnt Cheesecake, @projectchaiwala
Transport yourself to an enchanting world as you enter Oumsiat for a signature Arabic suhoor experience. Delight in the stunning green courtyard as you munch on all the traditional dishes that you’ve been craving! Our favourite is the live kunafa station – a girl can never have enough kunafa, right?
Oumsiat, Meydan Hotel, 9pm – 2am, AED 150 per person, 04 381 3111, @meydanhotel
Featured as one of the most Instagrammable cafés in the world, it’s no wonder Tania’s Teahouse is a girly haven of quirky prints, pastel hues, and even unicorn toast! This Ramadan, enjoy a suhoor of vegan date cookies, kanafeh bites, and artisanal stuffed-and-dipped dates on sticks that have been created especially for the month.
Tania’s Teahouse, Villa 779A Jumeirah Beach Road, suhoor – 8pm, à la carte, 04 324 0021, @taniasteahouse
Newly opened Yava Dubai, located at Wasl 51, will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a Mediterranean resort with its light and airy interiors, pops of colour, and dried flowers in every corner. And besides the instant interior envy (hello, orange tree), you’ll encounter dishes available only at Yava. It’s also the perfect place to enjoy suhoor as it’s open until 4am. Why not take some snaps to give your friends major food FOMO?
Yava, Wasl 51, suhoor – 4am, à la carte, 04 548 5733, @yavadubai