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Best Iftar in Dubai - The Palmery in Madinat Jumeirah Dubai | Dubai Food Blog

Updated: Nov 18, 2022

Ramadan in Dubai, UAE is a very important time of the year and city gets decorated to celebrate the spirit of the holy Month of Ramadan. Several Hotels in Dubai offers Iftar Buffet during Ramadan and some of these Iftar Buffets are World's best.

Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

Madinat Jumeirah is the largest 5-star resort of Emirates and comprises three boutique hotels. It includes Jumeriah Mina A’Salam, Jumeriah Al Qasr and Jumeriah Al Naseem.

Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

The Jumeriah Al Naseem was a new extension so In Ramadan of 2018, we decided to have one of the Iftar dinners in one of the restaurants in Jumeirah Al Naseem.

Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

During Ramadan, Almost all the restaurants of Madinat Jumeirah are reserved for Iftar. It’s highly recommended to make the booking in advance.

Explore Madinat Jumeriah:

The Madinat Jumeriah has an indoor Souq (Traditional Arabic market) where they have different shops selling traditional Arabic cultural stuff like Perfumes, Souvenirs, Kandura, Abaya, Shiela etc.

Souq in Madinat Jumeriah

The Resort also has a Abra ride (Traditional Arabic wooden boat) which takes you around the resort through the Canal.

Abra Ride in madinat Jumeriah

The Abra driver also showed us different bungalows which have been shot during different hollywood movies. The price of the Abra ride is AED 85 and you can buy the ticket on spot.

Restaurants in Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Restaurants in Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

Being honest, the price is really high for the ride of 15-20 minutes. The Abra takes to the point from where you can see the beautiful view of Burj Al Arab.

Burj Al Arab from Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
View of Burj Al Arab from Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
Madinat Jumeriah, Dubai

Iftar Experience:

After exploring the resort, we went to the Restaurant called “The Palmery” in Madinat Jumeirah. The price of the Iftar Buffet was AED 225 per head. The restaurant has an amazing ambiance with indoor and outdoor sitting. As the weather was really hot, we sat indoor.

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The staff was very friendly even the Chef personally visited us on our table to check our dietary requirements or preferences. The buffet had a variety of Cuisine starting from Arabic range to international cuisine.

Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai
The Palmery Restaurant in Madinat Jumeirah

We were totally in love with their starters and Desserts. They also have a live Grilled section which was slightly overcrowded and we had waited a bit to get the Grilled Chicken.

In the dessert section, they also have a small stall of Dondurma (traditional Turkish Ice-cream) where the waiter was teasing the guests by serving the ice cream on a stick and then taking it away and then giving the only waffle without Ice-cream. The kids were really amused by the acts of the waiter and enjoying it.

Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai
Iftari in Palmery Restaurant, Madinat Jumeirah

After having a wonderful Iftar dinner, we sat in the lobby of the hotel and enjoyed fresh strawberry Mojito. Each and everything is totally worth the price.

Burj Al Arab in Dubai
View of Burj Al Arab from Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

Ending Note:

Indeed it's one of the best Hotel and restaurant chain in Dubai and it's highly recommended to book your Iftar Buffet before arriving for Iftar dinner in the restaurant.

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