Best Cheap Iftar Buffets in Dubai

Never Hurt Your Wallet Again: Cheap Iftar Buffet Options in Dubai

Imagine your first bite at sunset after an entire day of no food or water. If you’re a local, you probably already know all about Iftar. Otherwise, this evening feast marks the end of the day-long fasting marathon during Ramadan for Muslims. 

Obviously, most families, including mine, get super hungry after fasting—we’ve even turned some Iftar meals into a food marathon like there’s no tomorrow! Because of this, we’ve had our fair share of “budgeting emergencies” post-Ramadan. Yikes!

So we figured, there must be a way to save some dirhams while getting our fasting fix. And after scouring numerous Iftar joints in the city, we’ve compiled a list of budget-friendly gems for you to explore. Check them out below!

Where can you find budget-friendly Iftar buffet spots in Dubai?

Dhaba Lane

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Address: Opposite Spinneys (Burjuman), Behind Park Regis Hotel – 2B St – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact Details: +971 56 962 4611, +971 4 358 3554, [email protected], [email protected] 

Operating Hours: 

  • Sunday to Wednesday – 12 PM to 3:30 PM, 6:30 PM to 12 AM
  • Thursday to Saturday – 12 PM to 3:30 PM, 6:30 PM to 1 AM

Pricing: AED 50 – 100 per person


Dhaba Lane is a budget-friendly Iftar buffet spot in Dubai that doesn’t skimp on flavor. This place serves hearty Indian cuisine with a set menu giving lots of options. For us, the hub’s relaxed, homely vibe makes it perfect for a casual Iftar with a big crew. 

You’ll get a drink, two starters, a mix of mains, bread, and rice. We like both veggie and non-veggie options too. Think paneer (acid-set cheese) curry, mutton kebabs, dal makhani (lentil curry), and chicken korma (bone-in chicken in a creamy sauce).

As for dessert, we recommend the mango lassi (yogurt-based smoothie) and masala chai (spiced tea) to wrap up your meal.


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Address: Citymax Hotel Bur Dubai – Kuwait St – Al Mankhool – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact Details: +971 50 100 7065, [email protected] 

Operating Hours: 

  • Saturday to Wednesday – 12 PM to 3 PM, 7 PM to 11:30 PM
  • Thursday – 12 PM to 3 PM, 7 PM to 12:30 AM
  • Friday – 12:30 PM to 3 PM, 7 PM to 12:30 AM

Pricing: AED 50 – 100 per person


Claypot in the older part of town is a hidden gem for budget-friendly Iftar. We think the place looks a bit simple, but the food is surprisingly good, as it favors many regulars. The cozy booths make it comfortable as well.

The menu covers all the classics: tandoori (clay oven-cooked yogurt-marinated meat), various curries (lamb, chicken, seafood, and veg), and fresh bread. But for us, the bhuna gosht (spicy meat dish) is a standout—it’s a tender lamb in a rich, spicy sauce.

Allo Beirut

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Address: Hessa St – Al Barsha – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact Details: +971 800 86234788, [email protected] 

Operating Hours: 

  • Tuesday – 12 AM to 2:30 AM, 7 AM to 12 AM
  • Wednesday to Monday – Open 24 hours

Pricing: AED 50 – 100 per person


Craving a tasty, fast-breaking meal that’s simple but hits the spot? Allo Beirut in Dubai is where it’s at. This restaurant dishes out delicious Lebanese fare without the hefty price tag. 

Forget about fancy decor and pretentious vibes—we like that this joint keeps it real with its laid-back atmosphere and generous portions.

From mouthwatering manakish (Lebanese flatbread) to juicy mixed grills, it’s got all your Middle Eastern cravings sorted. We also suggest going for the Arabic super shawarma—it’s very filling with a side of garlic cream, pickles, and French fries.


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Address: Al Khaleej Centre, Near Al Fahidi Metro Station, Mankhool Bur Dubai – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact Details: +971 600 569000, [email protected] 

Operating Hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 10 AM to 4 PM

Pricing: AED 1 – 50 per person


Hardee’s Ramadan solo feast has you sorted for an affordable Iftar. Just pick your sandwich—mushroom and Swiss, chicken fillet, Santa Fe, or the big deluxe.

For us, this one’s great for the kiddos, but who says the adults can’t have their fill too? Don’t be shy and get yourself some chicken nuggets, fries, a drink, and a cookie. We reckon it’s also a good spot for heavenly strawberry milkshakes, so go nuts!

Mercure Dubai

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Address: Al Yazia Plaza – 110 Al Khaleej St – Deira – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact Details: +971 4 491 0971

Pricing: AED 100 – 150 per person


Mercure Dubai’s Farmstead restaurant offers fantastic Ramadan meals. With a garden-to-table vibe, we like that it dishes up a fusion of Turkish, Moroccan, and Middle Eastern flavors—loads of choices, especially for the picky eaters!

The highlights for us are the butter chicken, pan-seared seabass, and braised lamb shank. They also pair well with the non-dairy smoothies, whichever flavor you’re in the mood for (we say go for the mango paradise!).

And with cozy indoor-outdoor seating amidst fruit trees, we feel this place sets a charming scene. After breaking fast, head to the Atmos rooftop lounge for Turkish and Arabic coffee with a view.

Senecio Hookah Lounge

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Address: Blue Beach Tower – Al Fattan Marine Tower – The Walk – Jumeirah Beach Residence – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact Details: +971 52 568 9035

Operating Hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 8 AM to 3 AM

Pricing: AED 1 – 50 per person

Senecio Hookah Lounge provides a diverse Iftar spread that reflects Dubai’s melting pot of flavors. Split into different zones, it caters to all vibes—whether you need a quiet corner to focus on or crave the lively outdoor scene.

From classic Arabic dishes like mandi (a rice and meat dish) and kebabs to global hits like pasta and sushi, the menu is a culinary adventure. 

Most of all, we think you shouldn’t miss the live kunafa (sweet layered dessert) station. This one’s perfect for local dessert aficionados!


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Address: Oasis Park, Expo 2022 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact Details: +971 54 246 7188, [email protected] 

Operating Hours: 

  • Monday to Friday – 9 AM to 8 PM
  • Saturday to Monday – 9 AM to 10 PM

Pricing: AED 50 – 100 per person


Alkebulan is among the go-to destinations for budget-friendly, tasty Iftar spreads in Dubai. It’s buzzing with colorful vibes and an African menu that’s as diverse as it gets.

We love that you get a plateful of goodness, from veggie samosas to mouthwatering chicken fataya (deep-fried pastry). And don’t even get us started on the Iftar box. It’s packed with unique goodies like cocoa granola and orange cardamom coffee cake.

To cap it off, we reckon the restaurant’s Sweet Box is a dessert lover’s fantasy, with treats like hibiscus rose macarons and spiced date bars. We think it’s a great gift as well!

Jones The Grocer

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Address: Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah – Palm Jumeirah – The Palm Jumeirah – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact Details: +971 54 998 6162, [email protected] 

Operating Hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 7:30 AM to 12 AM

Pricing: AED 50 – 150 per person


Jones The Grocer offers an Iftar experience that won’t dent your wallet. You’ll start with some dates (local fruits) and water, then dive into a Middle Eastern-inspired feast. 

You can go for anything from aromatic soups to succulent grilled dishes. If you’re starving or have a specific craving, we like that there are all sorts of cured meats, cheeses, and hearty sandwiches here too.

Just remember to save room for their saffron milk cake or sticky date pudding. For us, these Ramadan specials will add a sweet finale to your meal.


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Address: City Walk – 16 Dubai Al Safa Road – Al Wasl – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact Details: +971 56 992 4326, [email protected]  

Operating Hours: 

  • Sunday to Wednesday – 12 PM to 12 AM
  • Thursday to Saturday – 12 PM to 1 AM

Pricing: AED 50 – 100 per person


Primi offers an economical Iftar with a fusion of Italian flavors. It’s also located in City Walk Dubai, so we’re stoked about sneaking in some retail therapy here too!

The starters set the tone with a comforting tomato soup, a classic Caesar salad, and its signature fettuccine Primi. Of course, our favorites are the mains like grilled beef, lamb kofta (ground lamb), and beef tenderloin, blending Arabic and Italian tastes.

To quench your thirst, don’t skip the refreshing Tangerine & Lavender drink. In our opinion, it’s the best drink here to cleanse your palate after a strong-flavored meal.


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Address: Promenade Level – Dubai Marina Mall – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact Details: +971 4 394 0440

Operating Hours: 

  • Sunday to Thursday – 11 AM to 11 PM
  • Friday to Saturday – 11 AM to 11:45 PM

Pricing: AED 50 – 100 per person


Wagamama’s Iftar buffet is another absolute steal! We also feel the ambiance, especially the outdoor seating overlooking the marina dock, adds extra charm to the dining experience. 

The menu is a fusion of Asian delights, featuring everything from comforting miso soup to tasty Korean fried chicken. But the real stars for us are the sweets. The chocolate layer cake and white ginger cheesecake are our best dessert picks for a complete meal.

Barbecue Delights

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Address: Jumeirah Beach Road, Adjacent to Sofitel Hotel, JBR Walk – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact Details: +971 4 577 3207, [email protected] 

Operating Hours: 

  • Sunday to Thursday – 11:30 AM to 12 AM
  • Friday to Saturday – 11:30 AM to 5 AM

Pricing: AED 50 – 100 per person


Tucked away among the hustle and bustle of The Walk at JBR, Barbecue Delights offers a wallet-friendly Iftar buffet that won’t leave you hungry or broke. 

We’re in awe that guests can dive into a smorgasbord of flavors spanning Pakistani, Afghani, and North Indian cuisines. From juicy grills to hearty curries and sweet treats, there’s a little something for all.

But while the grilled meats and salads are definite winners, we think the curries might not hit the same high note. But for the price and the sheer variety, it’s tough for us to complain too much.