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 this special time, FACT highlights some of the best Abu Dhabi Iftar offerings…
Under AED 100
The Foundry at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi:
The Foundry brings you a reasonably priced Abu Dhabi Iftar buffet during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Break your fast with traditional Arabic delicacies and unlimited Ramadan juices, soft drinks and water. Available daily from sunset to 8:30pm. AED 99 per person.
GO: Call (0)2 818 48888 for reservations and more information.
Under AED 200
Al Rimal at Armed Forces Officers Club:
Al Rimal, meaning ‘the sands’ in Arabic, is the perfect setting for guests to savour a unique experience in traditional Emirati and Khaleeji cuisine. Live stations will showcase freshly marinated meats and seafood, grilled upon request, alongside traditional staples such as biryani and shawarma. A selection of Ramadan juices and desserts will also be available to end the experience on a sweet note. Available daily, from sunset until 10pm. AED 195 per person.
GO: Call (0)2 497 5100 for reservations and more information.
Artisan Kitchen at Bab Al Qasr:
The lavish Iftar buffet features traditional Arabic and International delights complemented by live cooking stations, Arabic sweets and desserts, Ramadan beverages and juices. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 185 per person.
Café 302 at Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana:
Expect a buffet spread of Middle Eastern delicacies to be shared with your loved ones. Iftar at Café 302 features healthy starters, salads, an ouzi station, mains courses, desserts, and Ramadan-themed beverages. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 150 per person.
Cove Beach Abu Dhabi:
Visit Cove Beach at Makers District for Iftar and enjoy a set menu including a variety of starters, from hummus and mutabbal, to walnut muhammra and vine leaves. The selection of main dishes includes baby chicken with oven roasted potatos, sea bass with sharmolla sauce and syadia rice, and lamb tajin with couscous. Each menu is accompanied by sweet delicacies and unlimited special Ramadan juices, soft drinks and water. Available daily from sunset. AED 195 per person.
GO: Call (0)56 398 7895 for reservations and more information.
COYA Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island:
Available throughout the holy month, the four-course COYA Abu Dhabi Iftar menu offers a refreshing take on the traditional Iftar. With its signature Peruvian twist, the lavish Iftar begins with an assortment of dates and edamame. A hearty choice of soups from a selection of Crema de Calabaza, Peruvian Bean Soup, or Sopa de Tomate y Aji Rocoto. The meal continues with Peruvian delights consisting of Maki Roll de Aguacate, Yucas Frita, Anticucho de Pollo, Baos de Res and Picante der Pepino. Select one mains from a choice of Pollo a la Parilla, Costilla de Res, Escabeche Peruano , Quinua Sofrita or Arroz Nikkei. Delicately balanced and richly crafted dessert boasts flavours such as green tea meringue, pistachio, apricots, date cream, yuzu and lime. Available daily from 7:30pm. AED 199 per person.
GO: Call (0)2 505 5555 for reservations and more information.
Cyan Brasserie at Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi:
Revel in a rich selection of Ramadan specialities with a delectable Iftar set menu. The delightful sharing style menu will include a selection of nuts, olives and dried fruits, Arabic cheese and fresh Arabic bread, Cyan cold and hot mezze, soup of the day, kebabs, and traditional Arabic desserts, as well as Arabic juices and teas. Available daily, from sunset to 8:30pm. AED 170 per person.
GO: Call (0)56 544 8158 for reservations and more information.
Fairways at Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa:
Fairways invites guests to enjoy the Holy Month with a plentiful Iftar offering. Guests can savour an array of Middle Eastern favourites, including hot and cold mezze selection, soups, mixed grill, pasta, lamb ouzi, butter chicken and desserts, all paired with Ramadan drinks and a picturesque golf course view. AED 195 per person (Sunday to Wednesday) and AED 225 per person (Thursday to Sunday). Enjoy a 20% discount on all table bookings until 15 April.
Flavours Restaurant at Sheraton Abu Dhabi Corniche:
Experience a special moment after a long day of fasting at a buffet-style Iftar with classic Middle Eastern dishes served alongside Asian and Indian cuisine, and live carving stations. Available daily, from 6:30pm to 11pm. AED 185 per person (buy two, get one free during the first week of Ramadan).
GO: Call (0)2 677 3333 for reservations and more information.
Garage at W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island:
Break your fast with an impeccable Iftar at Garage. The venue, which prides itself on offering a taste revolution for Abu Dhabi diners in a multi-kitchen dining hub, will provide a lavish selection of international dishes and authentic Middle Eastern delicacies. Relax amidst the colourful interiors or dine al fresco overlooking the track. One thing’s for sure – Iftar at Garage will be one to remember! Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 195 per person.
GO: Call (0)2 656 0000 for reservations and more information.
Ginger at Park Rotana Abu Dhabi:
Showcasing a daily Iftar buffet of Middle Eastern and international cuisines with live cooking stations and a fantastic dessert display, Ginger offers stylish indoor and outdoor seating and a memorable Abu Dhabi Iftar. Available daily from sunset. AED 199 per person.
GO: Call (0)2 657 3322 for reservations and more information.
Graphos Social Kitchen at Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island:
Families and loved ones can break their fast with a sharing menu served at the table, including juices, water and selected hot and aerated beverages. With classic dishes such as kofta bil saniyah, lamb ouzi and Umm Ali, guests can savour the true meaning of Ramadan and create shared experiences with their loved ones. A memorable Iftar at Abu Dhabi’s newest hotel. Available daily from sunset. AED 165 per person.
Grills@Chill’O at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche:
Take a seat and marvel in sunset vistas as you break your fast with family and friends at the newly revamped Mediterranean restaurant and lounge. Iftar at Grills@Chill’O will undoubtedly be one to remember, with various live stations serving traditional and regional favourites poolside. Expect the venues famous meat and seafood grills, alongside lamb ouzi, shawarma, Jordanian mansaf, cold mezze, soups, and manakish. Desserts include baklava, Turkish delight, Kunafa and Umm Ali. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 195 (adults) and AED 90 (children aged six to twelve years). There will also be a 25% discount applied when you reserve tables during the first ten days of Ramadan.
GO: Call (0)2 813 7777 for reservations and more information.
Khayal at Marriott Al Forsan Abu Dhabi:
The buffet at Khayal will feature a wide range of Middle Eastern delicacies, three live Arabic stations and the regular international stations including Asian, Italian, carvery station and desserts. Indoor and outdoor seating will be available with Ramadan decorations throughout the venue. Available daily, from sunset to 9pm. AED 199 per person (Sunday to Thursday), AED 210 per person on (Friday and Saturday) and AED 89 (children).
GO: Call (0)2 201 4131 for reservations and more information.
La Piazza at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown:
Friends and families are invited to enjoy dining with a touch of urban elegance in the heart of Abu Dhabi. The traditional décor embraces the Ramadan spirit, with warm gatherings every night in a relaxed and friendly ambience.Savour an array of delicacies from the International buffet, featuring traditional Middle Eastern favourites. Available daily, from sunset to 9pm daily. AED 125 per person and children aged six to twelve dine at a 50% discount.
GO: Call (0)2 615 6666 for reservations and more information.
Layali Al Baraka at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers:
Gather friends and family for the Layali Al Baraka buffet at Rosewater featuring selections of hot and cold mezze and a traditional lamb ouzi. There will also be several live cooking stations featuring a selection of grilled meats and seafood. In addition, diners can pair their dishes with steaming hot, freshly baked bread from the ever-popular Saj station. Available daily, from sunset to 9pm. AED 210 per person.
GO: Call (0)2 811 5555 for reservations and more information.
Layali El Hilmiya at Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi:
Due to the pandemic, the property will not host their famous Ramadan tent but will instead offer a “pop-up” of the city’s renowned Layali El Hilmiya. Bringing together Café Palmier, District by Amalfi, the hotel’s outdoor spaces and your favourite regional Ramadan dishes. Gather together responsibly as the sun sets and enjoy a royal Iftar experience. Daily from sunset. AED 195 (juices and soft drinks) and AED 240 (juices, soft drinks, tea, coffee and Ramadan mocktails).
GO: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800 101 101 for reservations and more information.
Market at The Abu Dhabi EDITION:
Exclusively for the month of Ramadan, the healthy lifestyle restaurant Market at EDITION will reopen Iftar at EDITION. A collaboration between acclaimed British chef Tom Aikens and local avant-garde chef Mohamad Orfali. The collaborative dishes feature Middle Eastern favourites such as zaatar spice-rubbed chicken breast, bulgur wheat salad with pomegranate, and roast cauliflower and chickpea tagine with saffron and black rice. Available daily, from sunset to 8:30pm. AED 198 per person.
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi:
Experience a feast for the senses with an authentic array of Ramadan dishes. The Iftar experience will include traditional highlights such as Ramadan Juices, mezze, charcoal-grilled meats and seafood, traditional shawarma, lamb ouzi, and Arabic sweets. Available daily, from sunset to 9pm. AED 250 per person.
GO: Call (0)2 407 1234 for reservations and more information.
Pearl Lounge at Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi:
Relish the sanctity of the holy month with a selection of traditional Arabic flavours alongside contemporary dishes. The exquisite Iftar menu will include a selection of Ramadan beverages, hot and cold appetisers, soup, main course including, but not limited to, Arabic mixed grill, chicken shish taouk and lamb kofta, as well as assorted Arabic sweets. Available daily, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Set menus for AED 170, AED 190 and AED 220 per person.
GO: Call (0)2 510 1234 for reservations and more information.
Pepper Restaurant at Novotel Al Bustan:
Pepper Restaurant is an ideal place to break your fast this Ramadan. Enjoy a wide selection of your favourite Middle Eastern dishes, including Ramadan juices. Available daily from sunset to 10:30pm. AED 139.
GO: Call (0)2 501 6444 for reservations and more information.
Portobello Restaurant at Grand Millennium Al Wahda:
Embrace the true spirit of Ramadan and come together with family and friends at Grand Millennium Al Wahda’s daily Iftar, featuring a delightful buffet with a wide selection of Arabic and International delicacies in a charming setting. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 165 per person.
GO: Call (0)2 443 9999 for reservations and more information.
Punjab Grill Abu Dhabi at Venetian Village:
Punjab Grill Abu Dhabi has launched a unique menu for Ramadan. The specially curated set menu’s dishes, inspired by the rich Indian heritage cherished by the Punjab Grill chefs, use authentic spices and regional flavours. The four-course offering includes festive drinks such as Jalaab, beginning with local dates and home-roasted nuts to break the fast. Three appetisers, including Samosa Chaat and Salmon Tikka, can be followed up by a selection of three mains with Indian favourites such as Butter Chicken. Sweet lovers can choose between the traditional Ramadan dessert, Um Ali, and India’s famous Rasmalai. Available daily from 7pm to 8pm. AED 150 per person.
GO: Call (0)50 668 3054 for reservations and more information.
Rangoli at Yas Island Rotana:
Rangoli’s impressive Iftar menu showcases the depth of traditional Indian cooking, combined with Arabic style and modern tastes. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat offering of uniquely prepared dishes. Available daily, from sunset. AED 149 per person.
Saadiyat Beach Club:
A destination with the most beautiful sunset, Saadiyat Beach Club invites all guests to indulge in a rich spread of Middle Eastern classics and International dishes with a lavish Iftar buffet. From sunset onwards, guests can spend Ramadan nights in a breezy seaside setting at the terrace or the intimately secluded cabanas with a special setup. Available daily from sunset. AED 199 per person.
GO: Call (0)2 656 3536 for reservations and more information.
Saffron at Pearl Rotana Capital Centre:
Enjoy a lavish international buffet along with traditional Arabic dishes, featuring live cooking stations with mixed grills, shawarma and ouzi, along with Ramadan beverages and desserts. A traditional Abu Dhabi Iftar to be enjoyed with family and friends. Available daily from sunset to 10pm. AED 150 per person.
Sim Sim at Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas:
True to Sim Sim’s concept, the Iftar selection will be served from engaging live stations, showcasing over 100 dishes from around the world. Expect fresh, seasonal ingredients and Middle Eastern specialities, including Emirati delicacies such as Machboos and Iranian grills, to European favourites and Asian dishes cooked to perfection. Sweet Arabian delights will complete the Iftar experience, where guests can indulge in the regional dessert, Khabeesa, date and Walnut Maamoul, with authentic teas and aromatic Arabic coffee. Available daily from sunset to 10pm. AED 185 per person. Book a table for four people before April 27 and the 4th person will dine for free.
GO: Call (0)2 697 0000 for reservations and more information.
Sofra Bld at Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi:
From hearing the sounds of prayers being recited from the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque across the canal to a sumptuous Grand Iftar buffet, enjoy the spirit of Ramadan at Sofra Bld. Available daily, from sunset to 8:30pm. for AED 242 per person (including Ramadan juices and Arabic coffee).
The Garden Restaurant at Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi:
Share the ceremonial breaking of the fast with loved ones in a relaxed and family-friendly setting of The Garden Restaurant. Enjoy a plentiful array of Middle Eastern specialities and beverages, including traditional hot and cold mezze, sumptuous Arabic and international dishes, and a variety of Arabic sweets and desserts. Available daily, from sunset to 9:30pm. AED 169 per person.
GO: Call (0)2 616 6666 for reservations and more information.
Urban Kitchen at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi:
Ideal for breaking your fast with your family, friends and loved ones, a lavish Iftar buffet will be available at Urban Kitchen throughout the month of Ramadan. Start with a traditional soup before indulging in a wide selection of cold and hot mezze. A wide range of main dishes will be served alongside traditional lamb ouzi, biryani and mixed grills. Available daily from sunset to 10:30pm.
Under AED 300
99 Sushi Bar and Restaurant at Al Maryah Island:
An Abu Dhabi Iftar with a difference! 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 king crab augratin, wagyu flambé nigiri and flat grilled corn fed chicken to feature. Available daily, from sunset to 9pm. AED 199 per person.
GO: Call (0)2 672 3333 for reservations and more information.
Barfly by Buddha Bar at Venetian Village:
Dine on Asian delights with a specially curated Asian-Fusion three-course set menu that changes each week. With indoor and outdoor seating available, the ambience makes for a pleasing place to break your fast with family and loved ones. Available daily, from sunset to 8pm. AED 225 per person (30% discount during the first week of Ramadan).
GO: Call (0)5 6177 7557 for reservations and more information.
Crust at Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island:
Taste bold Arabian flavours as you connect over a curated selection of oriental mezze, signature Ramadan ouzi, and a selection of sweets like baklawa and umm ali from the authentic Iftar buffet. Discover the spirit of The Holy Month in a convivial atmosphere crafted by Executive Chef Christian Buenrostro and the Four Seasons culinary team. Available daily, from sunset to 9pm. AED 210 per person.
GO: Call (0)2 333 2444 for reservations and more information.
CuiScene at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr:
Dishes from around the Middle East are highlighted for Iftar, including hot and cold mezze, traditional ouzi lamb carving, samak harra (spicy tahini fish), dijaj bil laban (chicken with yoghurt), shawarma rolled in Saj bread, as well as a selection of seafood and meat BBQ items. Indulge in a taste of emirates with dishes such as thareed, harees and machboos. Available daily, from sunset. AED 235 per person.
Giornotte at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal:
Opening its door every evening at sunset, the Iftar buffet at Giornotte features Arabian family recipes, delicious Ramadan beverages and live cooking stations serving Ramadan favourites to ensure the entire family enjoys together in the perfect atmosphere complemented by beautiful Ramadan decorations. Available daily, from sunset to 9pm. AED 250 per person.
Hakkasan Abu Dhabi at Emirates Palace:
Hakkasan Abu Dhabi welcomes friends and families to break their fast at one of the capital’s most picturesque venues. Dine inside amongst the atmospheric stunning interiors, or on the Hakkasan terrace that boasts private cabanas overlooking the Abu Dhabi city skyline. Providing an alternative way of breaking the fast during Ramadan, the fresh and flavourful dishes include braised spinach Chilean sea bass soup, crispy duck salad and the Hakka steamed dim sum platter, featuring gold leaf har gau, abalone and chicken shui mai and king oyster mushroom dumpling. Diners can also enjoy stir-fry rib eye beef with spicy peppercorn alongside XO chicken with sesame, stir fry French beans with olive leaves and edamame egg fried rice, before concluding their experience with mahalabia with lychee, raspberry and nuts. Available daily, from sunset to 8pm. AED 288 per person.
Li Beirut at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers:
Diners looking for an authentic taste of Levantine flavours, need look no further that Li Beirut. A master of regional cuisine, Chef Jouni Ibrahim will take diners on a culinary voyage through some of Lebanon’s most cherished creations with carefully curated Iftar menu. Available daily, from sunset to 9pm. AED 245 per person.
GO: Call (0)2 811 5666 for reservations and more information.
LPM Restaurant & Bar at Al Maryah Island:
To celebrate the Holy Month, LPM Restaurant & Bar will be offering guests a French-Mediterranean-style Iftar. The Iftar menu includes a welcome Ramadan drink, soup, dates, two starters, one main course and dessert. Indulge in a host of signature dishes such as Burrata with tomatoes and basil, warm prawns with olive oil, roast baby chicken marinated in lemon and a date and almond cake. Available daily, from sunset to 8pm. AED 240 per person.
GO: Call (0)2 692 9600 for reservations and more information.
Olea at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort:
With panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf and luxurious indoor and outdoor seating areas, the Mediterranean-inspired Olea is the ideal place to celebrate Ramadan with those closest to you. As well as featuring traditional Arabic and Mediterranean dishes, this Abu Dhabi Iftar traverses the globe in search of the finest flavours and innovative and exciting culinary delights. From aromatic Sri Lankan delicacies to authentic Greek spiced walnut cake, the Olea experience takes you on an international adventure that encompasses both old favourites and thrillingly contemporary dishes. Available daily, from sunset to 11pm. AED 250 per person.
Market Kitchen at Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi:
For a sophisticated yet familiar spot, join the market to table spirit of Market Kitchen and indulge in an Arabian flavoured sharing menu with a twist. Daily, from sunset to 11pm. AED 250 per person.
Stratos at Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi:
With unrivalled 360-degree views of the city, Stratos opens its doors for the first time during Ramadan for a 120m sky-high Iftar, offering a dining experience from the Josper grill. Available daily, from sunset to 11pm. AED 275 per person.
Terrace On The Corniche at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi:
Blending a carefully curated menu with warm, world-class service, Iftar at The Terrace on the Corniche creates the perfect environment to enjoy a memorable evening. Designed to take you on a culinary journey, this Abu Dhabi Iftar menu encompasses dishes from the Mediterranean, India, Asia, Italy, and Indonesia. Fresh seafood alongside smoky BBQ specialities and traditional Middle Eastern treats are also served. Available daily, from sunset to 11pm. AED 235 per person. For the first week of Ramadan, guests can avail of a two-for-one offer through MoreCravings.com
West Bay Abu Dhabi:
The vibrant new beachfront venue extends out over the sands of the Corniche beach with panoramic city views offers a Mediterranean-fusion three-course set menu for a unique Iftar experience that changes every week. Daily, from sunset to 8pm. AED 245 per person (buy three, get one free during the first week of Ramadan).
GO: Call (0)2 692 4375 for reservations and more information.
White Restaurant at Jumeriah at Saadiyat Island Resort:
Enjoy an impressive daily Iftar buffet featuring flavours of the UAE, including a variety of local soups, a whole grilled lamb filled with whole chickens and served with boiled eggs, grilled fish and rice. Guests can also expect a range of main dishes from across the country, such as slow-roasted camel meat, from the desert, grilled goat, from the mountains and a selection of local seafood, from the sea. Ending the buffet on a sweet note, explore the various sweets of the UAE from luqaimat to halawat el jibn, kunafa and Umm Ali. Available daily, from sunset to 9:30pm. AED 228 per person.
Under AED 400
Iftar On The Sky at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi:
Take in the views of the Arabian Gulf from the world’s highest suspended suite this Ramadan and ensure a memorable Abu Dhabi Iftar. Curated especially for the Holy Month, the Iftar on the Sky menu encompasses dishes from around the globe. Designed to reflect the luxurious surroundings, the grilled menu boasts lobster ravioli seasoned with fresh tarragon, bisque, saffron foam, and carrot and cardamom purèe. Salt-crusted Seabass will also be served alongside a delectable seafood platter consisting of calamari, scallops, mussels and prawns. A range of comfortingly nostalgic flavours is also on offer, from the mixed meat platter of lamb koftas, beef kebabs, and chicken sheesh tawook to lamb ouzi and oriental rice served in a traditional clay pot. Available Thursday to Saturday, from sunset to 9:30pm. AED 350 per person.