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Ramadan 2018: A Guide To Abu Dhabi’s Best Iftars

Enjoy Iftar in Abu Dhabi and taste the flavours of the Middle East like never before, as the sunsets the city comes alive with a myriad of Arabic hideaways. Here is our neighbourhood-by-neighbourhood guide of Abu Dhabi’s best Iftars.

New Iftars

Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas
This Ramadan, newly opened Sim Sim restaurant at Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas welcomes families and friends for an immersive Arabic souq inspired Iftar experience. Traditional Arabian delicacies will be served daily, with highlights including fresh Arabic bread and popular Luqaimat, authentic Emirati sweets. A family-friendly venue, where an oud player will be performing following prayer, and little ones will be entertained, celebrating Emirati culture with a selection of engaging activities throughout the month. In the spirit of the Holy Month, the light, contemporary venue will also display indigenous arts and crafts products from the Al Ghadeer UAE Crafts Centre, empowering the underprivileged women through sustainable crafts.
Price: AED 209 per adult, AED 104 for children aged 6 to 12 and complimentary for children under the age of 6.
Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas, 02 697 0000

Pearl Rotana
The Pearl Rotana invites guests to share the ceremonial breaking of the fast with loved ones for its inaugural Ramadan in Saffron. From sunset, guests may indulge in a plentiful selection of International and Middle Eastern inspired specialties as well as an array of sweet desserts for all to share. Visitors can also take advantage of the 20% discount on early bookings for tables of 10 or more guests, which applies before the 10th May.
Price: AED 165 per person inclusive of soft drinks and Iftar beverages, children 6 to 12 years enjoy a 50% discount and children 5 years and below dine for free.
Pearl Rotana, 02 307 5555


Unique Iftars

Iftar in the Sky
The capital’s most exclusive Ramadan experience, an unparalleled Iftar in the world’s highest suspended suite, situated 220 meters up in the sky. These truly memorable moments are available exclusively for up to 50 guests on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the Holy Month. The Abu Dhabi Suite promises a special affair for families and friends to enjoy with an extensive Iftar array of exquisite, traditional Arabian delicacies, a dedicated dessert room featuring Kunafa and Atayef and Ramadan beverages.
Price: AED 320 per person.
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, 02 694 4553

Emirates Palace
Emirates Palace invites you to its spectacular Ramadan pavilion. Signature dishes and traditional delicacies of the Holy Month will be offered in a seemingly never-ending buffet every night for Iftar. Live cooking and carving stations will whet every palate, as guests select the most succulent grilled meats with traditional accompaniments and Emirati favorites. Followed by a selection of continental delicacies and an assortment of desserts.
Price: AED 320 per person.
Emirates Palace, 02 690 7999

 

On-Island

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
Break your fast with a sumptuous Iftar buffet at The Terrace on the Corniche as The St. Regis Abu Dhabi takes you on a culinary voyage of discovery across the region, with live cooking stations, authentic dishes and traditional flavours emblematic to the Holy Month.
Price: AED 235 per person.
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, 02 694 4553

Le Meridien Abu Dhabi
Latest Recipe, Le Méridien Abu Dhabi’s popular all-day dining restaurant will be offering a traditional Iftar buffet every day after sunset during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Price: AED 159 per person, AED 75 net for children aged 5 to 12 years and children under 5 dine free.
Le Meridien Abu Dhabi, 02 644 6666

Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi
Kuzbara at Marriott Downtown offers a family friendly traditional Iftar buffet with a variety of international dishes accompanied by daily specials alongside live cooking stations.
Book before the first day of Ramadan and receive a 30% discount.
Price: AED 200 per person.
Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi, 02 304 7777

Beach Rotana
Delight in a sumptuous Iftar buffet with all the traditional favourites every evening at Essence.
Price: AED 230 per person including free flowing Arabic juices, soft drinks and water, 50% discount for children aged between 6 to 12 years old and children below 6 years dine with compliments.
Buy one, get one Iftar, for the first five days of Ramadan.
Beach Rotana, 02 697 9011

Courtyard by Marriott
Bistro buffet features favourites including Lebanese, Egyptian, Indian, Asian and local Emirati fare, served in a unique ambience comprising of Arabic lanterns, date displays and traditional fabrics.
Price: AED 170 per person.
Courtyard by Marriott, 02 698 2222

Grand Millennium Al Wahda
Enjoy an unforgettable Iftar feast made with organic and locally sourced produce at Layali Al Saadiyat.
Price: AED 199 per person, children aged 6 to 12 get a 50% discount and children 5 and under dine for free.
Grand Millennium Al Wahda, 02 495 3915

Hilton Abu Dhabi
Iftar will be held within the spacious tent serving a buffet of traditional Arabic delicacies, like lamb ouzi, kofta, shorba soup and shawarma, in addition to a free-flow of Ramadan juices and water
Price: AED 210 per person and AED 85 for children aged 6 to 12 years.
Hilton Abu Dhabi, 02 692 4247

Centro Capital Centre
From hot and cold mezze to a wide array of main courses and desserts with unlimited Ramadan beverages await you at c.taste restaurant.
Price: AED 129 per person.
Centro Capital Centre, 02 409 6666

Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi
Relax and enjoy a traditional Iftar buffet in Layali El Hilmiya. Buffet offerings include traditional Iftar favourites alongside international cuisine.
Price: AED 170 per person.
Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi, 800 101 101

Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort
Flavours Restaurant will be welcoming diners with traditional Arabic flavours.
Price: AED 174 per person, children 6 to 12 years old AED 87 and children below 6 eat for free.
Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort, 02 677 3333

Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi
​Gather your family and experience the spirit of the Holy Month with a sumptuous traditional Iftar buffet at The Garden Restaurant.
Price: AED 175 per person.
Buy one get one free offer.
Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, 02 616 6838

BU!
To mark the Holy Month this year, BU! captivates Arabic traditions with a modern Latin flair, by offering guests a variety of dishes.
Price: AED 195 per person.
BU!, The Hub at The Mall, Level 4, World Trade Centre, 02 666 8066

BOA Steakhouse
Enjoy a delightful four-course menu for the ultimate Iftar experience.
Price: AED 199 per person.
BOA Steakhouse, 02 641 1500

Eastern Mangroves Hotel and Spa by Anantara
Ingredients offers a generous international buffet featuring authentic flavours this Ramadan, afterwards why not relax in their Ramadan tent.
Price: AED 232 per person.
Eastern Mangroves Hotel and Spa by Anantara, 02 656 1000

 

Khalifa City 

The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa
Enjoy a contemporary selection of world cuisines presented buffet style at the award-winning Fairways. Live cooking stations dishing up delightful selection of Arabic delicacies.
Price: AED 225 per person.
The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa, 02 616 9999

Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi
This Ramadan, Khayal will delight guests with a very special Iftar buffet at the stunning all-day dining restaurant that combines traditional Arabic cuisine with favourites from far corners of the world.
Price: AED 170 per person and AED 70 per child.
Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi, 02 201 4131

 

Reem Island and Al Maryah Island

Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi
For the Holy Month Al Maryah Ballroom transforms into an authentic Ramadan tent inspired by a traditional Middle Eastern design.
Price: AED 200 per person, children 3 to 12 years save 50% and children under 3 years old dine free.
Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, 02 333 2444

Rosewood Abu Dhabi
This year to celebrate Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s 5th anniversary, Iftar has been extended to the Majlis Lobby Lounge where guests will find a food Bazaar with live cooking stations as well as a brand-new Ramadan tent with the popular breath-taking views over the Abu Dhabi waterfront.
Price: AED 206 per person.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi, 02 813 5550

 

Saadiyat Island

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort
Indulge in a luxurious Iftar buffet at Olea with a selection of Arabic flavours combined with continental cuisine, served with fresh juices.
Price: AED 275 per adult and AED 135 per child ages 6 to 12 years old.
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, 02 498 8443

 

Yas Island

Yas Island Rotana
Rangoli
Make your Iftar gathering a special one with Rangoli’s impressive menu that showcases the depth of traditional Indian cooking, combined with modern tastes.
Price: AED 150 per person inclusive of soft beverages.
Choices
Experience an extraordinary gathering with delectable Iftar buffet, highlighting the unique blend of Arabic specialities at Choices.
Price: AED 150 per person inclusive of soft beverages.
Yas Island Rotana, 02 656 4157

Yas Viceroy
Enjoy Arabic delicacies from the award-winning Origins, with an incredible Iftar buffet of mezze platters, seafood selections, traditional Arabic grills and Emirati dishes as well as mouth-watering pastries and desserts.
Price: AED 220 per person includes Ramadan juices, AED 110 per child aged 5 to 12 years old and free of charge for children aged 4 years old and below with a paying adult.
Yas Viceroy, 02 656 0600

 

Khor Al Maqta

Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi
All-day dining restaurant Sofra bld offers a grand Iftar from sunset until 8pm featuring local favourites such as the signature ‘Extravaganza Arabian Stuffed Whole Lamb’, ouzi.
Price: AED 205 per person.
Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi, 02 509 8555

This Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
The Iftar buffet at Giornotte features family favourites from the region, including Lebanese, Egyptian and local Emirati cuisines and delicious Ramadan beverages.
Price: AED 235 per person, AED 120 per child aged 6 to 11 years and children aged 5 and below eat for free.
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, 02 818 8282

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Iftar will be served at Al Andalus Tent, bringing the ultimate Iftar experience with a breathtaking buffet featuring all the culinary favourites.
Price: AED 235 per person including water, soft drinks and juice.
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, 02 654 3238

 

*Prices displayed are inclusive of 10% Service Charge, 6% Tourism Fee, 4% Municipality Fee and 5% VAT. All the information was correct at time of publishing. To avoid disappointment we suggest always contacting the venue in advance. 

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