Welcome to the 2019 edition of Arabic Eats – a dining out guide for Iftar and Suhoor offerings across the UAE during the holy month of Ramadan.

A special time for reflection, contemplation and appreciation, Ramadan is a time best spent with family and friends. It’s a time for cherishing all that we’re grateful for and giving thanks.

Ramadan is also an occasion for celebrations with loved ones over meals that bring everyone together during Iftar, the breaking of fast, and Suhoor.

In the UAE, we’re blessed with access to celebrations from both ends of the spectrum – from grand Iftar tents and ballrooms filled with lavish culinary offerings, to small hole-in-the-wall roadside outlets serving fantastic home-style cooked food.

In this book, you’ll find a range of Iftar and Suhoor offerings catering to all tastes and requirements. We hope you find one that’s just perfect for you and yours.

This month, more than any other in the year, sees the UAE celebrate its heritage and traditional identity and values. Whether you’re participating or not, this month is a time for respecting and treasuring the magical place we live.

We hope this edition of Arabic Eats helps you to discover new culinary delights, and learn a little something new about this special month.

Ramadan Kareem, everyone!

The editorial team
Sophie Voelzing & Glesni Holland