Honour the Holy Month of Ramadan and experience incredible Arabian hospitality and tradition in Abu Dhabi. In this month, the capital of the United Arab Emirates is offering an array of opportunities to experience Sohoor and Iftar in iconic settings for you and your entire family and to suit every taste.
Here are our top 10 Iftar and Sohoor picks if you’re headed to Abu Dhabi:
Magical Sohoor Nights in the Ramadan Tent
Renowned for honouring local cultures, The Ritz-Carlson Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, is offering an Arabic a la carte Sohour menu and a selection of signature shisha flavours from 19h00 to 02h00. Also included are a traditional oud and kanoon band, board games and Arabic coffee service.
Iftar at Rosewater
Rosewater at Jumeirah Etihad Towers offers guests authentic Arabian traditions. Start the Holy season after sunset with a mouth-watering display of Arabian classics. Dine on sumptuous grills, freshly prepared seafood, refreshing Ramadan beverages and savour each precious moment with our authentic Arabic coffee service at the backdrop of live oud music.
In the desert…
Anantara’s magical Qasr al Sarab offers an Iftar buffet served in Al Waha including special Ramadan juices, local mineral water, soft drinks, tea and coffee.
Discover your ‘Origins’
Enjoy Yas Viceroy’s delicious Middle Eastern cuisine with an incredible Iftar of mezze platters, seafood selections, traditional Arabic grills and Emirati dishes as well as mouth-watering pastries and desserts crafted specially for Ramadan, complemented by fresh juices, mint tea and Arabic coffee.
Enjoy a specially crafted Iftar menu at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi including live cooking stations and delicious Middle Eastern flavours including dishes from Turkey, Iran, Armenia, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Morocco. Highlights include kashgeh bademjan, salt crusted hammour, slow roasted lamb ouzi.
Lavali El Hilmiya
Seating up to 850 people, this venue serves iftar and suhour separately and is built over the Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi’s pool. Layali El Hilmiya serves hot and cold mezze, fateer, traditional saj and a range of main meals, many of which are prepared in front of guests.
Dine like a king
Enjoy iftar at Abu Dhabi’s seven-star Emirates Palace located on the hotel’s palace terrace with views over the private beach. The custom-built tent hosts both iftar and suhoor with grilled meats and Emirati speciality dishes and live cooking stations available.
Southern Sun iftar
Southern Sun’s spectacular Kahraman restaurant will be open with an a la carte menu for iftar, between 19h30 and 23h00. On Mondays, the venue will be holding Kahraman Sushi Nights from sunset until 23h30. Kahraman also features a Ramadan tent, which will be open between 19h30 and 03h00 and will serve an a la carte menu. It also offers shisha, cultural entertainment, and screens to watch the Euros.
Ramadan on Saadiyat
Head to Fanr Restaurant on Saadiyat Island at Manarat Al Saadiyat, for a special Ramadan menu including Arabic lentil soup, served with a choice of shrimps or chicken. Mixed mezze served with traditional Arabic bread and main courses including potato harra, spicy fried shrimps, Persian lamb machboos and roasted chicken mishwi, among others delectable dishes will be served.
Views of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Enjoy beautiful views of the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and authentic Middle Eastern cuisine, including Imani halva and kounafa with cheese accompanied by speciality drinks including laban ayran and jellab at the Shangri-la Hotel Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi. The capital’s most popular beachfront Arabesque Ramadan tent can accommodate up to 500 guests and is available from 20h00 to 02h00 on weekdays and from 20h00 to 03h00 on weekends.