Celebrate Ramadan with the Fine Dining ‘Luxe List’


Celebrate Ramadan nights among friends and family by dining at the specially selected venues included in this month’s ‘Luxe List’. Each experience is unique and exceptional – offering a truly special one-off iftar experience in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

This month, The Luxe Diary takes you to the dazzling Emirates Palace via Le Patio at The St Regis Dubai, the Peruvian extravaganza at LIMA Dubai at City Walk in Dubai and up to an iftar in the clouds at the St Regis Abu Dhabi. Enjoy equally enthralling experiences at the quintessentially British Fortnum & Masons in Dubai and Mint Leaf DIFC with its stunning and delicate Indian fusion cuisine inspired menu.

Iftar in the Clouds | Abu Dhabi Suite | St Regis Abu Dhabi

Setting the standard for luxury in the capital with exceptional, unique experiences, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi announces elevated Iftar celebrations in the majestic Abu Dhabi Suite for truly memorable moments throughout Ramadan.

The world’s highest suspended suite presents Iftar in the Clouds available exclusively for up to 50 guests on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the holy month. Situated 220 meters up in the sky, adjoining the landmark Nation Towers buildings on the 48th and 49th floors. The suite is complete with a captivating 360 degree views of the city, a private VIP entrance, 3 bedrooms and a dedicated spa and movie theatre.


The Abu Dhabi Suite promises a truly special affair for families and friends to enjoy with an extensive Iftar array of exquisite, traditional Arabian delicacies, a dedicated dessert room featuring Kunafa and Atayef and Ramadan beverages served by the welcoming St. Regis culinary team. The 1,120 square meter setting features décor that blends Arabian traditions and contemporary sophistication, guests can expect 24-karat gold leaf accents, velvet upholstered walls in jewel-toned colours, intricate glass mosaics, and cascading crystals lend a regal air to the entire space.

Iftar in the Clouds is available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from sunset to 23.00 throughout Ramadan.

Reservations: Call +971 2 694 4553, or email restaurants.abudhabi@stregis.com or for group reservations e-mail groups.abudhabi@stregis.com. For more information and additional Ramadan experiences at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, please click here.

Mint Leaf Dubai | Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC

Mint Leaf Dubai is the perfect place to spend time this summer, for a world-class dining experience and a sumptuous Iftar with family and friends. The sophisticated affair is reflected in stunning views of the Burj Khalifa through floor-to-ceiling windows, providing an escape from the summer heat without cooling the effects of the panoramic scenery.


With a carefully crafted Chef’s Special menu designed especially for the season, a selection of Indian dishes has been blended with Arabic-inspired flavours and contemporary ingredients to create a unique modern offering for the duration of Ramadan. With a vegetarian and non-vegetarian option available, the Ramadan set menu offers a seven-course feast of flavours for just AED 195 per person, and is served from 12.00 until late daily with the convenience of all day dining.mint-leaf-ramadan-iftar-theluxediary

Mint Leaf of London’s Iftar features a fine selection of Arabic-inspired Indian dishes served directly to your table for an indulgent sharing experience. Break your fast with traditional dates along with a refreshing Mint Lemonade or Rooh Afza (Rose Flavoured Chilled Milk), before exploring a selection of cold and hot appetizers, a range of Mint Leaf Dubai’s signature contemporary cuisine and decadent desserts.

Throughout Ramadan, Mint Leaf Dubai will be serving Iftar from sunset timings until 19.30 daily for AED 145+.

Reservations: Call +9714 706 0900 or email  reservations@mintleafdubai.com.

An Iftar and Suhoor to Remember | Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi

Emirates Palace’s iconic iftar is locally known as the capital’s most extravagant fast-breaking feast, and this year Emirates Palace has raised the bar by constructing the iftar tent in a stunning new location.emirates-palace-ramadan-iftar-luxelist-theluxediary

The sumptuous buffet offers traditional delights but The Luxe Diary’s special tip is to go for the slow-cooked braised beef – perfection! The desserts are also delicious and a real tribute to the Emirates Palace patisserie team.

Feast your eyes upon our unrivalled iftar tent by the sea. Allow the panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf to remind you of ancient traditions and the historical importance of the sea as you indulge in an unforgettable meal surrounded by loved ones. emirates-palace-ramadan-iftar-luxelist-theluxediary

Reservations: +971 (0) 2 690 7999 or email restaurants@emiratespalace.ae

Fortnum & Mason Reveals Special Ramadan Menu | Downtown Dubai

Dubai’s favourite destination for exquisite British food if offering a bespoke Ramadan Menu for 2017 during this holy month. Known for their gourmet delights, the menu includes a beautifully prepared selection of salads, entrees, mains and desserts to be shared with friends and family while enjoying the unrivalled views of Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountains.Fortnum-Masons-Ramadan-Iftar-luxelist-luxe-diary

Highlights from the specially crafted Ramadan menu include the savoury Twice Baked Goats Cheese Soufflé or the Salmon Ceviche served with Avocado Puree, Apple and Pickled Shallots to start. Taste Eastern flavours with the Curry Roasted Cauliflower with Shrimps, Raisins, Tomato’s, Feta and Preserved Lemon and for mains, the tenderly soft, Lamb Shank with Champ Mash and Thyme jus.Fortnum-Masons-Ramadan-Iftar-luxelist-luxe-diary

For those with a sweet tooth and who are entertaining at home during Ramadan, take away one of the freshly baked in-house cakes made lovingly by the Fortnum & Mason pastry team. Order one-day prior and choose from the famous, traditional Victoria Sponge Cake or for something fruitier enjoy a Black Forest or Charlotte Russe which start at 425 AED.

Enjoy a feast worthy menu of delectable dishes or a banquet for 195 AED per person this holy month at Fortnum & Mason’s Dubai.

Reservations & Information click here.

 Peruvian influenced Iftar experience this Ramadan | LIMA Dubai

 LIMA Dubai, the Peruvian restaurant and bar concept from internationally acclaimed Chef Virgilio Martinez is now open at City Walk, the urban living and dining destination by Meraas. LIMA Dubai, the first venue to open in the new and exclusive Fine Dining Courtyard is excited to present a Peruvian inspired Iftar feast this Ramadan.lima-iftar-ramadan-luxelist-theluxediary

LIMA Dubai will be offering an alternative way to break the fast this Ramadan, with a carefully crafted Iftar menu showcasing a selection of LIMA dishes created especially for the occasion. The menu offers hearty, healthy and unique flavours, perfect to be savoured in LIMA’s calm yet lively ambience, the ideal location for family and friends to gather.lima-iftar-ramadan-luxelist-theluxediary

The four-course feast starts with a choice of homemade Pumpkin soup, an irresistibly creamy Burrata, a refreshingly light Quinoa salad or a signature LIMA ceviche. Next, guests will select from an Asian influenced Crumbed chicken hot ceviche or the delectable Seafood seco risotto. The culinary journey continues with a choice of Lamb shoulder seco; slow cooked lamb with pumpkin, kiwicha and a coriander marinade or Chaufa rice; roasted duck and chicken combined with asparagus, soy sauce, ginger and garlic. Both main courses are complimented by a serving of a LIMA Dubai favourite, Corn Cake Brûlée, and traditional Andean potatoes.  To finish guests can experience two quintessentially Peruvian desserts, the San Martin; four forms of chocolate with a tangy lemongrass kick or the Peruvian Suspiro; Chiramoya ice cream and delicious Oporto meringue.

Guests are invited to relax and be immersed in the rich culture and diversity, whilst experiencing a true taste of LIMA this Ramadan.

 The LIMA Dubai iftar experience is available throughout Ramadan from sunset to 20.30.

Reservations: Call +971565004571 or email reservations@limadubai.com.

Le Patio, The St. Regis Dubai | Modern & Traditional Arabic Fare

Featuring authentic regional hospitality, exquisite cuisine and live entertainment, The St. Regis Dubai invites guests to celebrate unforgettable evenings in Dubai’s most vibrant outdoor location this Ramadan. le-patio-st-regis-dubai-luxe-list-ramadan-theluxediary

Le Patio features modern and traditional Arabic fare and different hot and cold mezzeh and salads, specialty juices, lamb ouzi, mixed grill harissa, shawarma, kabsa and a wide assortment of dried fruit, dates and nuts. For those with a sweet tooth, indulge in a wide selection of Arabic pastries such as kunafa, baklava, qatayef, basbousa and Zainab finger, as well as ice creams, eclairs, chocolate cake, nut torte and a chocolate fountain. Let the breathtaking Ramadan tent, superior culinary choices and heart-warming experiences at Le Patio inspire your most treasured moments. For Suhoor, an à la carte menu will be available from 9:30pm onwards with a minimum spend of AED 150 per person.

Iftar buffet offered daily from sunset to 21.00 and à la carte Suhoor available daily from 21.30 onward.

Reservations: Call 04 435 5577 or email AHC.Dining@Starwoodhotels.com

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