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A guide to Abu Dhabi’s best Iftars

The city comes alive after sunset and a myriad of Arabic hideaways pop up everywhere. The food is remarkable and offers you an ideal opportunity to experience delightful dishes that you may not be able to find any other time throughout the year.

Iftars over AED 200

Emirates Palace
Annually, Emirates Palace prepares the most spectacular Ramadan pavilions in town and promises an Iftar to remember. The custom built pavilion sits on the Palace Terrace and offers stunning sea views while you dine. Signature dishes and traditional delicacies of the Holy Month are served in the expansive buffet every night. Expect live cooking and carving stations, succulent grilled meats with traditional accompaniments and traditional Emirati favorites, a selection of continental delicacies and an assortment of desserts.

AED 265*, served from sunset-9.30pm.
Emirates Palace, 02 690 7311  

Iftar in the Sky
If no ordinary Iftar will do this Ramadan, book the St. Regis’ majestic Abu Dhabi Suite for a private gathering. Usually host to VVIPs the regal suite promises an unrivalled affair with awe-inspiring views of the city and the Arabian Gulf.  Blending Western and Arabian hospitality and featuring 24K gold accents, a private VIP elevator and an extensive Iftar buffet that boasts exquisite Arabian delicacies and Ramadan beverages. Tick this one off your bucket list this Ramadan.
AED 250*, served from sunset-11.00pm.
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Corniche, 02 694 4721

The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa 
The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa is serving a VIP Royal Iftar in the presidential suite. Guests can enjoy panoramic views of the Abu Dhabi Golf Course while sampling an exquisite selection of traditional foods and Ramadan inspired beverages.
AED 250* with a minimum of 10 guests, served from sunset-8.30pm.
The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, 02 616 9999

Hakkasan will be offering a new menu during Ramadan for guests to enjoy into the early morning hours. The four-course set menu begins with traditional Laban and dates, then diners may sample an array of signature dishes, including crispy duck salad, Hakka steamed dim sum platter and salt and pepper squid followed by stir-fry Chilean seabass, wok-fry beef rib-eye and tofu and eggplant cooked in a clay pot. Last but not least, indulge in traditional desserts like Umm Ali or date ice cream.
AED 245*, served from 7.00pm-1.30am.
Hakkasan Abu Dhabi, 02 690 7739

Byblos Sur Mer

Experience the traditions of the Holy Month at one of the most celebrated Middle Eastern restaurants in town, Byblos Sur Mer. Gather your loved ones and enjoy authentic Lebanese cuisine with tranquil marina views.
AED 225*, served from sunset-9.00pm.
InterContinental Abu Dhabi, 800 423 463

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Dine in the shadow of the glowing Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque at CuiScene, as you share the ultimate Iftar experience with loved ones. A 325 square meter, air conditioned Iftar tent has been constructed next to CuiScene and, under the tent, diners may indulge in a vast selection of seafood, grilled meat, a fabulous lamb-loin carving station alongside traditional favorites, such as hot and cold Arabic mezzeh, thareed, hares and machboos.
AED 225*, served from sunset-9.00pm.
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, 02 654 3238

Giornotte comes alive at night by the light of ornate Arabic lanterns. Giornotte is serving an Iftar buffet to remember. The lavish menu offers an extensive range of Arabic family favorites, such as roasted camel and lamb ouzi and is complemented by International cuisines and live cooking stations with Ramadan beverages included.
AED 225*, AED 166* kids 13-16, AED 70* kids 4-12, kids under 4 are free, served from sunset-11.00pm.
The Ritz Carlton, Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, 02 818 8282

Sofra Bid
Spice up your evening meal at the grandest Iftar in town at Sofra Bid. This buffet has all the traditional foods, such as lamb ouzi, along with magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque views. While there, take in the world’s largest date sculpture and make a donation to the Make a Wish Foundation.
AED 205*, served from 6.45pm-8.00pm.
Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, 02 509 8618

Market Kitchen
Market Kitchen by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, the multi-award-winning modern American restaurant will offer a 4 course Iftar tasting menu every evening throughout the month of Ramadan. The menu features Market Kitchen’s specials with local influences and ingredients.
AED 200*, served from sunset-8.30pm.
Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, 02 674 2020

Asia de Cuba
Asia de Cuba has been the toast of the town since it opened. This New York City import offers chic dining combined and a vibrant social scene, the combination is very hard to find elsewhere in the city. To mark the Holy Month of Ramadan, Asia de Cuba has created an innovative menu of Chino-Latino inspired fare with a hint of Arabic influence. To mark the breaking of the fast, diners will be served sundried fruit and nuts and sweet potato hummus with Chinese scallion bread on arrival. Then they will tuck into delicious bites of adobo chicken shumai, beet pica tartare and lamb picadillo empanadas, for AED 200. Those who opt for the AED 300 menu, will nosh on the venue’s signature dishes.
AED 200* or AED 300*, served from sunset-11.45pm.
Asia de Corniche, 02 699 3333
Iftars from AED 150-200

Ginger All Day Dining
While Ginger All Day Dining offers a vast range of delectable Arabic food every day, in honor of Ramadan, they pull out all the stops. Bring your whole family to this lavish Iftar buffet, which features an extensive range of Arabic delicacies, complemented by International cuisine and live cooking stations alongside an inspired menu of usual and more unusual Ramadan beverages.
AED 199*, served from sunset-11.00pm.
Park Rotana Abu Dhabi, 02 657 3333

Share the spirit of Ramadan with your friends and family at Sambusek. Enjoy an innovative Iftar with relaxing waterfront views. Chef Emad Zalloum has specially crafted the buffet’s menu and a unique elegant summer tent has been arranged, offering relaxing waterfront views and a live Oud player. Sambusek offers one of the most stylish Ramadan experiences in town.
AED 195*, served from 6:30pm-9.00pm.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi, 02 813 5591

Celebrate the Holy Month with an Iftar buffet inspired by traditional Arabian-style at Essence, Beach Rotana. This lavish affair embodies the very spirit of Ramadan with its sumptuous Arabic food and ornate decor. This Iftar is our top pick for getting the whole family together.
AED 195*, AED 110* for kids, group of 10 or more AED 170*.
Beach Rotana, 02 697 9011

Punjab Grill
Punjab Grill takes you on a culinary journey into the grandeur of undivided Punjab. The experience is an exploration of the extraordinary diversity of the region’s food and the rich influences of Pathani, Punjabi and Haryanvi cuisine. Enjoy delicious cuisine throughout the Holy Month at Punjab Grill.
 AED 195, served 6:30pm-8:30pm, a la carte menu served from 8:30pm onwards.
Punjab Grill, Venetian Village, 02 449 9839

Few other hotels in the city have the sea lapping up on their doorsteps, and the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort might be the best place in town to indulge in an Iftar. Oléa offers Mediterranean inspired cuisine in a chilled out setting for guests breaking their fast or those just looking for fine fare. This buffet will wet diners’ palates with a wide selection of courses, including fresh mezze and grilled seafood and meat.AED190*, AED 95* for kids, served from sunset-9.00pm.
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, 02 498 8888

Take a large group of family and friends to this most unusual Iftar. Selections serves so many Arabic dishes but during Ramadan the chefs get to add a bit more spice to the lineup, and your group will shout for “more mezze” at this family-friendly Iftar.
AED 190*, AED 115* for kids 6-12 and kids under 6 are free. Served from sunset-9.00pm.
InterContinental Abu Dhabi, 800 423 463

Armed Forces Officers’ Club & Hotel
Armed Forces Officers’ Club & Hotel proudly introduces an extravagant Iftar buffet, exclusively put together for Ramadan by the renowned Executive Chef, George Gebrayel. The Iftar package is perfect for families and friends as it features a multitude of specially crafted Arabic and International dishes, sure to spoil the most critical foodie. Dishes are truly a work of art that can be enjoyed whilst taking in the scenic views of the Club Garden, soothed by an atmosphere created by melodies.
AED 190*, Iftar and Ramadan juices, 10 guests plus AED 180*, kids 7-12 years AED 100*, 50 guests plus AED 160*.
Armed Forces Officers’ Club & Hotel, 02 441 5900

All year long, Rosewater serves up authentic Arabian traditions. During Ramadan, the outlet goes the extra mile with a mouth-watering display of Arabian classics. Dine on sumptuous grills, freshly prepared seafood and refreshing Ramadan beverages. Savor each precious moment with family and friends as you enjoy authentic Arabic coffee service with live Oud music.
AED 185*, served from 7.00pm-11.30pm.
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, 02 811 5666

Share the ceremonial breaking of the fast with loved ones in the relaxed, family friendly setting of Fairways. This delicious and authentic Iftar buffet features traditional refreshments, a selection of hot and cold mezzeh, Arabic and International fare and a variety of desserts.
AED 180*, Served from sunset-8.30pm.
The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, 02 616 9999

Tamba, a new Indian inspired restaurant in ‘The Hub’ at The World Trade Center, has announced an equally new kind of Ramadan Iftar menu. Tamba’s one-of-a-kind culinary experience expertly blends non-traditional dishes with traditional spices. Highlights include a new spin on a selection of traditional Ramadan juices, 48hrs slow cooked lamb shank, served with a tasty rogan sauce; salmon tikki served with a distinctive mango and date jam and a decadent, caramelized banana toffee cake served with pecan nut praline and cardamom ice cream.
AED 180, Sat-Wed, 12noon-1.00am, Thu-Fri, 12noon-2.00am.
Iftar is available until 8.30pm after which an a la carte menu is available.
Tamba, 02 304 8219

The Terrace on The Corniche
Celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan with sweeping Corniche views, fantastic food and entertainment for your kids. The Terrace will be transformed into a magical throwback to simpler, Bedouin times. Bring the whole brood to this very family friendly Iftar.
AED 175*, kids under 12 are free, served from sunset-11.00pm.
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Corniche, 02 694 4721

Cedar Lounge
Try out the newly reopened Cedar Lounge for a traditional Lebanese Iftar experience. This lavish family style Iftar includes homemade Lebanese cold and hot mezze and a number of live grill and buffet stations serving traditional meat dishes, Afterwards, dive into decadent desserts, such as kunafa, umm ali and Arabic inspired ice creams.
AED 175*, served from sunset-9.00pm.
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, 02 654 3238

Jing Asia
Feast on all your favorite Ramadan delights. Guests may enjoy an array of traditional Arabic cuisine from all over the region, including mandi, harees, grills and much more; specialty beverages, as well as a delightful variety of Arabic sweets and desserts at Jing Asia. Families may enjoy all our Ramadan offerings while children are attended in the Kids Club that will welcome them until 11.00pm.
AED 175, served from sunset-11.00pm
Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island, 02 656 3158

The sun setting over Yas Marina serves as an elegant backdrop to a unique Iftar experience at the Yas Viceroy. Feast at the award-winning restaurant Origins on an incredible array of mezze platters, seafood selections, traditional Arabic grills and Emirati dishes as well as delicious pastries and desserts crafted specially by the hotel’s in-house Arabic chef.
AED 165*, served from sunset-10.00pm.
Yas Viceroy, 02 656 0600

Li Beirut
Visit Li Beirut for a culinary voyage that will take you through some of Lebanon’s most cherished authentic, homemade creations prepared by Chef Jouni Ibrahim. Be pampered with Lebanese delicacies from the set menu every evening for Iftar and make your experience memorable.
AED 165*, served from 7.00pm-midnight.
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, 02 811 5666

Celebrate the descent of the sun at this extraordinary meal at Choices with your family and loved ones during the Holy Month. Enjoy a delectable Iftar buffet, prepared with a unique blend of Arabic specialties and traditional Ramadan favorites.
AED 165*, served from sunset-10.00pm.
Yas Island Rotana, 02 656 4000

Layali Al Baraka Tent
The lavishly decorated Layali Al Baraka Tent makes an excellent gathering spot this season. You will find an exquisite buffet of regional delights, live cooking stations, sumptuous seafood grills, a live Saj station and customary Iftar beverages served with the traditional dallah. Each appetizing dish will charm your palate.
AED 160*, served from 7.00pm-11.00pm.
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, 02 811 5666

Urban Kitchen
Embrace the spirit of the Holy Month at Urban Kitchen, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi. Savor a selection of delicacies from around the world while being treated to live musical entertainment. Highlights of the buffet include the world famous lamb ouzi, hot and cold mezze, live shawarma and falafel stations, savory mixed grills all served with a selection of freshly baked Arabic breads.
AED 159, AED 80 for kids 6 -12, kids under 6 are free, served from 7.00pm-9.30pm.
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, 02 698 8137

La Terrazza
All-day dining restaurant La Terrazza will serve a lavish nightly Iftar during the month of Ramadan, complete with all the Arabic food you know and love in addition to some International delicacies and some inspired fusions. Relax in the storied Middle Eastern atmosphere this historic hotel has created.
AED 155*, AED 75* for kids 6-12, kids under 5 eat free, served from 7.00pm-11.00pm.
Hilton Abu Dhabi, 02 692 4247
Iftars from AED 100-150

Layali El Hilmiya Tent
Widely considered the most fabulous Ramadan tent in the capital. Indulge in a lavish Iftar buffet, complete with live cooking stations and Arabian themed entertainment. You will find a tempting array of hot and cold mezzes and traditional saj will be prepared before your eyes. Not be missed are the season specialties such as achtaliyeh, kunafa and katayef.
AED 150*, served from sunset-8.30pm.
Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, 02 674 2020

If you prefer your Iftar whipped up with a bit of trendy Latin flair, drop into the city’s newest hotspot, BU! Trinity to break your fast in style. This set-menu at AED 150 features a choice of nibbles, appetizer, main and a dessert platter.
AED 150, served from 7.30pm-3.00am.
The Hub, World Trade Center, 02 666 8066

Umsyat Tent
Break your fast with Arabic culinary delights, live cooking stations, Emirati specialties and traditional drinks. In the Capital Grand’s traditional Umsyat Tent, a bountiful buffet table will offer traditional culinary delights including cold and hot mezze, ouzi, carving and saj stations and a variety of Arabic desserts.
AED 149*, 50% off for kids 6-12, kids under 6 dine for free, served from sunset-10.00pm.
Hilton Capital Grand Abu Dhabi, 02 617 0000

Embark on a culinary journey this Ramadan at Tamarind. This delectable Iftar buffet offers everything from fresh and light salads and cold mezze to savory Arabic main dishes. Be sure to finish this meal on a sweet note by hitting up the venue’s impressive dessert spread.
AED 140*, served from 7.00pm-11.00pm.
Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana, 02 495 4548

Dine at Assymetri’s fabulous nightly Iftar and you may leave more than just full and happy. Diners will have the chance to win air tickets to India to embark on a culinary journey of another kind. Break your fast with a lavish Iftar buffet at Assymetri filled with an irresistible array of authentic Arabic and International delicacies that suit every palate.
AED 135*, served from sunset-10.30pm.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island, 02 656 2000

*Prices displayed are per person. Prices are subject to 10% service charge, 6% tourism fee & 4% municipality fee. At the time of printing all the information displayed was correct. However it is advised to call the venue in advance.