Iftars of the day: Ushna and Markette

A look at the iftars of the day in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

The Foie Gras Kibbeh & Beetroot Falafel at the Ramadan iftar at Markette in The Dubai Mall and Boxpark. Courtesy Markette
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Abu Dhabi: Ushna, Souk Qaryat Al Beri

This fine-dining Indian restaurant’s three-course menu is notable for starters such as barbecued shrimp with cream-cheese marinade, charred chicken thighs in mustard marinade and yakhni shorba soup. For mains, choose from fish curry, sukhi matar paneer and chicken korma. Finish the meal with pistachio and saffron umm ali or a date and banana brownie. All meals are served with dal bukhara, Kashmiri pulao, kulcha and paratha. Juices and dates included.

Dh225. Sunset to 8pm. À la carte menu for suhoor will follow. Call 02 558 1769

Dubai: Markette, The Dubai Mall and Boxpark

Enjoy a freshly prepared meal on a modest budget. You have two options for mains: kibbeh stuffed with foie gras, raisins and pine nuts served with beetroot falafel, goat cheese and a honey-balsamic dressing (Dh40) or the grilled chermoula sea bass crusted with Moroccan spices and served with couscous (Dh99). Finish with a slice of rose buttercream cake decorated with rose petals (Dh35).

From sunset to 2am. Call 04 339 8173 (The Dubai Mall), 04 347 1847 (Boxpark)

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