Abu Dhabi’s dining scene is going all out to make sure you experience the best hospitality and food this Ramadan. To ensure you enjoy the traditional spirit of the holy month, FACT highlights some of Abu Dhabi’s best Iftars.
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Al Mabeet Desert Camp
As a tribute to the nation’s rich heritage, guests are invited to relax and enjoy live entertainment from an oud player while capturing photos of Al Wathba Desert Resort’s Arabian horses and camels. For the daily Iftar, the chefs will demonstrate the historical art of Zarb cooking, which involves barbecuing delicious meats deep underground. Alongside these traditional delights, guests can enjoy a buffet of Middle Eastern favourites, plus a collection of expertly made Indian and Asian specialities. Available daily from sunset. AED 195 per person.
Aloft Abu Dhabi Hotel
Relish the vibrant buffet at Dine – All Day Dining, starting with a choice of soups, appetisers and Arabic favourites, including shish tawook, shish kebab and lamb kofta. The Iftar also features a live shawarma station and a selection of decadent desserts. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 199 per person.
GO: Call 02 654 5000 for reservations and more information.
Embark on a culinary journey around the world with Iftar at Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island. Tuck into a traditional buffet laden with Middle Eastern favourites, local and international delicacies. Available daily from sunset. AED 149 per person.
GO: Call 02 656 2000 for reservations and more information.
Barfly by Buddha Bar
Indulge in a three-course Iftar set menu with a blend of traditional Arabic delights and international cuisines. Extend your evening under the stars with hubby bubbly for an additional AED 100. Available daily from sunset to 8pm. for AED 199 per person.
GO: Call 05 6177 7557 for reservations and more information.
A Chef’s Special Iftar menu will be prepared upon the searing grills at this steakhouse at Yas Island Rotana. Available daily from sunset. AED 175 per person.
GO: Call 02 656 4000 for reservations and more information.
Aloft Abu Dhabi Hotel invites you to embark on a gastronomic journey through the holy month of Ramadan. Engulf yourself with the captivating sunset views from the rooftop whilst savouring Mediterranean and Arabic dishes straight from the rustic wood fire oven. Expect hot mezze, an Arabic mix grill stacked with lamb kofta, chicken tawook, beef kebab and hammour fish, or slow-cooked lamb shoulder with fragrant rice. Available daily from sunset to 8:30pm. AED 185 per person.
Byblos Sur Mer
One of the capital’s most popular Lebanese restaurants, Byblos Sur Mer’s Iftar offers a unique three-course set menu. It is the ideal place for family and friends to gather around the Iftar table surrounded by the beautiful view of the marina. The Iftar menu at Byblos will include hot and cold mezze, grills, desserts and Ramadan juices. Available daily from sunset. AED 195 per person.
Celebrate the spirit of Ramadan and indulge in a traditional Middle Eastern Iftar and a variety of international delicacies, from healthy starters and salads to an ouzi station, mains, desserts and Ramadan-themed beverages. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 149 per person.
Chamas serves Abu Dhabi’s most popular Churrascarias, presenting endless skewers of barbecued meat served by expert Passadores. Enjoy Iftar Brazilian style with 16 cuts of meat and a rich salad buffet in addition to the Ramadan mocktails. Available daily, from 6pm to 8pm. AED 199 per person.
Cho Gao Marina Walk
Cho Gao Marina Walk welcomes you during the month of Ramadan with an exciting Iftar buffet and mocktails for you to enjoy in addition to the delicious Pan Asian cuisine. The Cho Gao Iftar set includes the best Pan Asian delights, inclusive of Ramadan beverages. Available daily from sunset. AED 165 per person.
Revel in a delectable Iftar buffet at the Franco-Arab Brasserie inside Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi. Celebrate with family and friends while admiring the sunset from the 18th floor as you enjoy a selection of handcrafted Ramadan specialities. Available daily from sunset to 8:30pm. AED 190 per person.
GO: Call 056 544 8158 for reservations and more information.
Enjoy a vibrant iftar spread and amplify your cravings as you dine with your friends and family at the FACT award-winning Garage. Expect a varied selection of unique dishes, including crumbled cheese and zaatar manoushe, garlic labneh and prawn tart, and New York-style kunafa cheesecake. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 198 per person.
GO: Call 02 656 0000 for reservations and more information.
Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Break your fast with a buffet of traditional Arabic delights in an al fresco dining venue, featuring favourite dishes from across the region, a selection of cold mezzeh, and freshly baked breads. A wide selection of main courses, live cooking stations and sweet treats will also be on offer alongside refreshing Ramadan beverages, tea, coffee and gahwa. Iftar will be served daily from sunset to 9pm in the Courtyard. AED 175 per person.
Break the fast with an abundant buffet of traditional delicacies at Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana. Enjoy more than 100 dishes from the Levant amidst a magical atmosphere, with Arabic background tunes and a traditional Souk. Iftar buffet features a daily menu, live cooking stations and traditional Ramadan drinks. Available daily from sunset. AED 189 per person.
GO: Call 02 657 0223 for reservations and more information.
Break your fast with your family and friends and enjoy diverse Asian flavours at Crowne Plaza Hotel Yas Island’s signature Asian restaurant. Expect a lavish and authentic Far Eastern set-up. Available daily from sunset. AED 149 per person.
GO: Call 02 656 3000 for reservations and more information.
The three-course Iftar menu at Abu Dhabi’s newest home for Mexican food consists of sharing starters including tortilla chips and dips, charred corn ancho BBQ soup, avocado hummus, and Cali Salad. For the main course, guests can choose between the chicken or beef fajitas, pan-seared sea bass, or the Chef’s selection of tacos. Dessert will also be served at the table and includes homemade tres leches, plus churros with Cajeta sauce. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 149 per person.
Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi
Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi will host their famous Layali El Hilmiya pop-up at Café Palmier this year. Expect a lavish buffet with numerous live stations, including BBQ, food trucks, freshly baked bread, desserts, and Arabic sweets. Available daily from sunset. AED 195 (inclusive of juices, soft drinks) or AED 250 (inclusive of juices, soft drinks, tea, coffee and Ramadan mocktails).
Market at EDITION
Exclusively for the month of Ramadan, the healthy lifestyle restaurant Market at EDITION will offer a collaboration between acclaimed British chef Tom Aikens and local avant-garde chef Mohamad Orfali. The collaborative dishes feature Tom’s Signature mezzeh (muhammara, marinated chickpeas and pumpkin hummus), slow roast pomegranate, cinnamon lamb shoulder, and a rose water and raspberry baba dessert. Available daily, from sunset to 9:30pm. AED 198 per person.
Enjoy a captivating and rich Iftar set menu at the FACT award-winning Namak this Ramadan. Tuck into sensational Indian dishes combining the perfect blend of spice, aroma and the finest cooking techniques. Available day from sunset to 8:30pm. AED 139 per person.
Featuring vibrant spices and aromatic flavours, experience Morocco’s rich culinary history with an all-you-can-eat Iftar buffet at Novotel Abu Dhabi Al Bustan. Prepared by a Moroccan guest chef Mostapha, taste buds will be tingling with a selection of hot starters and soups like seafood briwates, cheese sbiates and Harira or seafood chorba soup. Elsewhere, a selection of Ramadan juices acts as the perfect accompaniment to the main courses, which feature tagine, couscous, lamb chops and meatballs. A rotating menu will keep diners returning to Pepper restaurant throughout the holy month. Available daily from sunset to 10:30pm. AED 149 per person,
GO: Call or WhatsApp 050 413 3785 for reservations and more information.
Experience an authentic taste of Ramadan with an Iftar feast featuring Middle Eastern specialities, succulent grilled meats, spicy Indian fare and refreshing Ramadan juices at Yas Island Rotana’s signature Indian restaurant. Available daily from sunset. AED 159 per person.
GO: Call 02 656 4000 for reservations and more information.
Saffron restaurant at Pearl Rotana invites you to share the ceremonial breaking of the fast with loved ones over a sumptuous iftar buffet. Indulge in an extensive selection of international and Middle Eastern delicacies, including live stations for shawarma and lamb ouzi. In addition, expect live performances from an oud player and a children’s activity area. Available daily from sunset. AED 180 per person.
Sheraton Hotel and Resort Abu Dhabi
The Iftar buffet at the Flavours inside Sheraton Hotel and Resort Abu Dhabi features a lavish spread of traditional delights and sumptuous dishes, alongside Ramadan juices, coffee, tea and soft beverages. Available daily from sunset to 8pm. AED 185 per person.
GO: Call 02 677 3333 for reservations and more information.
Silk & Spice
Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche’s signature Thai restaurant offers a family-style Iftar menu throughout the holy month of Ramadan. Indulge in aromatic dishes such as green vegetable curry, jasmine rice, pad Thai and stir-fried chicken with cashew nuts. Available daily from 7pm to 11pm. AED 195 per person.
This exquisite restaurant at Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island offers authentic Turkish cuisine for Iftar. Expect to revitalise your senses throughout the Holy Month with a delectable spread of Ramadan favourites. AED 199 per person and AED 99 for children.
GO: Email email@example.com or call 02 492 2222 for reservations and more information.
Embrace the Holy month at Cove Beach Abu Dhabi and enjoy mesmerising beach and pool views while dining alfresco on the charming terrace. Iftar at Two.0 will feature an Arabic and international buffet that includes cold and hot mezza, salads, sushi, a live BBQ station and a selection of main courses and desserts. Available daily from sunset to 8:30pm. AED 179 per person.
Ideal for breaking your fast with your family, friends and loved ones, a lavish Iftar buffet will be available at Urban Kitchen throughout Ramadan. Start with a traditional soup before indulging in a wide selection of hot and cold mezze, a delectable spread of Ramadan favourites, mixed grilled delicacies and lamb ouzi. For dessert, you can indulge in Umm Ali and Kunafa. Guest oud player Chafik Al-Jabbari will be enhancing the feast with his musical rhythms. Available daily from sunset to 10:30pm. AED 159 per person and AED 79 per child aged 6 to 12 years.
Embrace the Holy month of Ramadan at Al Ain Rotana and enjoy a lavish Iftar experience at Zest Restaurant. Indulge in an extensive buffet spread of traditional and international dishes, live cooking stations, Arabic desserts, Ramadan juices, and unlimited beverages. Available daily from sunset to 9:30 pm. AED 185 per person.
GO: Call 03 703 1067 for reservations and more information.
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99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant
Swanky Spanish brand 99 Sushi Bar is celebrating the Holy Month of Ramadan with a luminous menu, showcasing their generous ingredient-driven cuisine with a nine-course Iftar menu. Expect Japanese tacos, wagyu flambé nigiri and 99 black cod to feature. Available daily, from sunset. AED 225 per person.
GO: Call 02 672 3333 for reservations and more information.
Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi
Head to the beautiful Ingredients Restaurant for one of the capital’s most renowned Iftar experiences. Break your fast with family and friends over hearty Arabic cuisine, including house-made hot and cold mezze, spiced ouzi rice, and various Arabic, Emirati, and international desserts. The lavish Iftar buffet offers something for all the family at this all-day-dining hotspot. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 245 per person.
COYA Abu Dhabi
The COYA Iftar begins with sukkari dates and a hearty helping guacamole. Diners are then invited to choose between the tomato or pumpkin soup, before being presented with a selection of appetisers, including Wagyu beef baos, tiger prawns, salmon maki rolls and crispy yuca croquettes. Main courses feature slow-cooked beef ribs, grilled corn-fed baby chicken, grilled salmon miso and the Chilean sea bass rice iron pot. The evening concludes with a decadent Ramadan dessert. Available daily from sunset to 7:30pm. AED 219 per person.
Taste bold Arabian flavours as you connect with family and friends over a curated selection of Arabic mezze, Ramadan ouzi, and sweets such as baklawa and Umm Ali from the authentic Iftar buffet. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 260 per person.
GO: Call 02 333 2444 for reservations and more information.
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr is once again launching its lavish Al Andalus Iftar at CuiScene Restaurant. Expect dishes from across the Middle East, including hot and cold mezzeh, manakish, shawarma rolled in Saj bread, seafood, ouzi and a BBQ. Indulge in the homemade taste of Emirati food stations, including thareed, harees, and machboos. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 235 per person.
Ginger at Park Rotana showcases a daily Iftar buffet of Middle Eastern and international cuisines with live cooking stations and a dessert display that’s not to be missed. The restaurant also offers stylish indoor and outdoor seating. Available daily from sunset. AED 219 per person.
GO: Call 02 657 3322 for reservations and more information.
Gather family and friends at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal for an Iftar buffet of Arabian delicacies, live cooking stations, international flavours and Ramadan beverages. Indulge in the evening under the fairy lights on the terrace with Arabic tunes from the Kanoon. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 299 per person.
Escape to Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche’s Mediterranean restaurant for Iftar with your loved ones. Pairing corniche views with luxurious indoor and outdoor spaces, break your fast with an Iftar buffet that features ouzi, chicken rotisserie, mansaf and lamb couscous alongside Arabic coffee, tea and soft drinks. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 225 per person.
Hakkasan Abu Dhabi at Emirates Palace is celebrating the holy month of Ramadan with an Iftar menu of Cantonese dishes. The culinary journey begins with a selection of dim sum, including the Wagyu beef truffle puff and Chilean seabass dumplings. This is followed by a roast duck lettuce wrap and crispy beef that leads into the mains, including wok fry sesame walnut chicken and XO tiger prawn with pineapple. To end on a sweet note, Hakkasan Abu Dhabi shares its take on the regional favourite, Um Ali with date ice cream. Guests can dine inside amongst the stunning interiors or out the outdoor terrace overlooking the city skyline. Available daily from sunset to 8pm. AED 288 per person.
Indulge in a tasteful Iftar experience at Kamoon’s beautifully decorated private terrace. Enjoy a family-style Iftar set menu with a selection of signature Middle Eastern sharing platters, magical views, captivating background tunes and shisha. Available daily from sunset. AED 219 per person.
GO: Call 02 657 0223 for reservations and more information.
Gather your loved ones for a memorable Iftar experience at Khayal. Expect a wide range of Middle Eastern delicacies, live Arabic stations and international cuisines, including Asian, Italian and decadent desserts. Indoor and outdoor seating will be available with Ramadan decorations throughout the venue. Available daily, from sunset to 9:30pm. AED 230 per person and AED 95 (children).
Diners looking for an authentic taste of Levantine flavours should head to this vibrant restaurant at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers. A master of regional cuisine, Chef Jouni Ibrahim will take diners on a culinary voyage through some of Lebanon’s most cherished creations with his carefully curated Iftar set menu. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 285 per person.
GO: Call 02 811 5666 for reservations and more information.
LPM Restaurant & Bar
With its elegant interiors and charming Belle Époque-inspired decor, diners will be transported to the streets of the French Riviera while delighting in a delicious Iftar spread that features classic French Mediterranean cuisine infused with familiar Middle Eastern elements. Each guest will begin their meal with two starters (including butter bean hummus, burrata with tomatoes, green lentil salad with apple, and salt cod croquettes), followed by a main dish of their choice (pappardelle with beef ragout, risotto with mushrooms and aged parmesan, grilled Chilean bass, half roast baby chicken, grilled lamb cutlets with smoked aubergine, and grilled rib eye steak). For a sweet end to an exquisite meal, guests may choose between a refreshing homemade sorbet or Middle Eastern-inspired date cake with saffron ice cream. Available daily from 6pm to 7:30pm. AED 250 per person.
For an intimate Iftar, Market Kitchen at Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi is the solution. Known for its sophisticated dining room that beautifully combines the traditional farmhouse kitchen with distinct modern touches, Market Kitchen’s Iftar will offer Arabian flavours with a market twist. Available daily from sunset. AED 250 per person.
Gather friends and family in the FACT award-winning poolside venue at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers for a lavish Iftar buffet featuring hot and cold mezze and a traditional lamb ouzi. Expect live cooking stations, including a selection of meats and seafood grilled to perfection, plus the ever-popular Saj station. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 210 per person.
GO: Call 02 811 5666 for reservations and more information.
Boasting mesmerising views of the Arabian Gulf and luxurious indoor and outdoor seating areas, Olea at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort Abu Dhabi presents a vast iftar spread filled with live cooking stations, and seasonal favourites. From shish tawouk and shrimp kunafa to platters of Italian antipasti and salt-crusted red snapper, served from a live station, the Olea iftar is both decadent and impressive. Available daily from sunset to 11pm. AED 250 for adults and AED 125 for children.
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi
Enjoy a sumptuous Arabian Nights-themed Iftar under the stars, offering a generous selection of signature dishes within a traditional Ramadan setting. The Bedouin-style feast features lamb ouzi, veal harees and Moroccan tajine, complemented by an array of live stations and Arabic desserts. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 290 per person.
GO: Call 054 581 2576 for reservations and more information.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi
Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s majlis and majlis garden have joined forces to create a gastronomic Ramadan offering curated by chef Emad Zaloum. With the sunset as a backdrop, diners are invited to explore a weekly rotating menu with tempting dishes, including soups, cold appetisers, cold and hot mezze, lamb ouzi, a station dedicated to Chinese delicacies and an Indian corner. Those with a sweet tooth will delight in the selection of desserts featuring kattayef and halawa bil jibni. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 235 per person.
Break your fast with a traditional buffet that offers a rotational selection of three different menus during the holy month of Ramadan. The Iftar spread features a selection of hot and cold mezze and a variety of cuisine, including Arabic, Asian and Indian. The buffet is complemented with traditional Ramadan beverages, such as Laban Airan, Kamar al Deen, Jellab or Tamer Hindi and Karkadi. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 210 per person.
GO: Call 050 106 4738 for reservations and more information.
Experience a traditional Iftar buffet at Selections inside InterContinental Abu Dhabi. The all-day dining restaurant boasts one of the most spectacular views around. Sit down and enjoy a lavish spread of international cuisine from East to West with a selection of authentic Arabic cuisine served during Ramadan. Available daily from sunset. AED 230 per person.
Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri
Culinary enthusiasts are invited to embrace the spirit of Ramadan whilst reconnecting with loved ones during a Grand Iftar at Sofra bld, which includes season-inspired juices. Whilst breaking the fast, diners will also have the opportunity to observe the beautiful sounds of Athan prayers being recited from the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque located across the Khor Al Maqta creek. Available daily from sunset. AED 268 per person
Visit Sim Sim at Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas this Ramadan and embark on a culinary exploration inspired by the travels of Ibn Battuta. Indulge in dishes from Northern and Eastern Africa, the Middle East, Persia, Turkey and South Asia. Highlights include tagines, kebabs, mashawis and mouloukhias. Available daily from 6pm to 10pm. AED 225 (inclusive of Ramadan juices and soft beverages).
With unrivalled 360-degree views of the city, Stratos at Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi opens its doors for a sky-high Iftar, offering a set menu from the Josper grill. Available daily, from sunset. AED 275 per person.
For diners looking for a non-traditional Iftar experience, Teatro have prepared a menu that includes a choice of soup, an Asian appetiser platter, garden salad, dal makni, naan bread, and a choice of main course from black pepper beef noodles, chicken black pepper curry, smoked lamb shank or kung pao prawns. Available daily from sunset. AED 240 per person.
GO: Call 02 657 3317 for reservations and more information.
Maintaining the style and sophistication for which the Marriott Al Forsan is known, signature steakhouse The Grill offers fine contemporary cuisine with its Iftar offering. This Ramadan, guests can enjoy a curated set menu featuring some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes. Available daily, from 6:30pm to 11:30pm (closed Mondays). AED 250 per person.
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort
Experience a unique fusion of Arabian flavours and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, including open grill live stations on the terrace, grilled kebabs, tandoor pit-roasted lamb, Moroccan clay pot, an array of mezze, and indulgent desserts at Olea. Iftar is accompanied by music from a live oud musician. Available daily, from sunset to 11pm. AED 250 for adults and AED 125 for children aged six to twelve.
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Visit the Mediterranean during the holy month, as Café Milano at Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island slows down the pace to provide a relaxed Ramadan experience. Enjoy family-friendly dishes from the iftar set menu, including Italian mezze, quinoa salad with roasted vegetables, semolina-fried calamari, fresh grilled meats and fish. You won’t want to miss the selection of Italian desserts to put a sweet ending to your iftar experience. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 310 per person.