Iftars and suhours in Abu Dhabi
What’s On celebrates Ramadan with a list of iftars and suhours in Abu Dhabi, including cheap iftars, lavish suhours, family-friendly iftars.
Abu Dhabi Country Club
Head to this sporting complex in Mushrif for iftar at the Silver Ballroom. The daily buffet will feature a variety of traditional Arabic dishes as well as international options including pasta and fish and meat carving stations. For suhour, there is a cover charge of Dhs45 for entrance into the Fawanees Tent. Overlookin the pool, the tent will have live Oud music, an a la carte menu, shisha and various games available. Entrance to the tent is free for iftar guests.
Abu Dhabi Country Club, Al Mushrif, Abu Dhabi, iftar sunset to 9pm, suhour from 8pm till 1am, Dhs149 for iftar, Dhs45 cover charge for suhour. Tel: (02) 6577777. Taxi: Abu Dhabi Country Club. adcountryclub.com
Abu Dhabi Golf Club
Head to The Grille for an iftar full of traditional dishes and admire the spectacular- looking falcon-shaped club house while you’re here.
Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 10pm, Dhs120. Tel: (02) 5588990. Taxi: Abu Dhabi Golf Club. adgolfclub.com
Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club
Residents of the Garden City can enjoy iftar at the Club’s restaurant Shooters.
Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 9pm, Dhs90. Tel: (03) 7026520. Taxi: Al Ain Equestrian and Shooting Club. aesgc.ae
Aloft Abu Dhabi
Dine will be hosting a daily iftar buffet featuring a mix of traditional Arabic dishes as well as international cuisine.
Aloft Abu Dhabi, Adnec, Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 11pm, Dhs139. Tel: (02) 6545000. Taxi: Aloft Hotel, Adnec. aloftabudhabi.com
Al Raha Beach Hotel
When the sun sets over Raha, the hotel will be serving iftar at Sevilla restaurant, with plenty of traditional dishes on the menu.
Al Raha Beach Hotel, Al Raha, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 10pm, Dhs180. Tel: (02) 5080555. Taxi: Al Raha Beach Hotel. alrahabeach. danathotels.com
Asia De Cuba
It’s quickly become one of the most talked about restaurants this year in the capital, and it’s serving a special four-course iftar menu this Ramadan.
Nation Riviera, Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 2am, Dhs175. Tel: (02) 6993333. Taxi: Opposite St Regis, Corniche. asiadecuba.com
All-day dining restaurant Essence will offer a buffet of Arabic food with unlimited traditional juices and soft drinks.
Beach Rotana, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 9pm, Dhs195. Tel: (02) 6979000. Taxi: Near Abu Dhabi Mall. rotana.com
Head to the rooftop of this seafood restaurant for a suhour along the Corniche. The a la carte sohour menu includes a live saj station, shawarma station and hot and cold mezze.
Nation Riviera Beach Club, Al Khalidiyah, Abu Dhabi, 8pm to 3am. Tel: (02) 6110909. Taxi: Nation Riviera Beach Club on the Corniche. catch.ae
Centro Al Manhal
Break your fast at c.taste and enjoy a buffet of traditional Arabic dishes.
Centro Al Manhal, Al Wahda, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 10.30pm, Dhs89. Tel: (02) 8115132. Taxi: Near Al Wahda Mall. rotana.com
Centro Capital Centre
You’ll find iftar with lots of Arabic classics and sweets at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant C.Taste in this spot near Adnec.
Centro Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Al Safraat, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 10.30pm, Dhs115. Tel: (02) 4096666. Taxi: Centro Capital Centre near Adnec. rotana.com
Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi
Visit the Garden restaurant in the city for an iftar buffet featuring classic Arabic delicacies.
Crowne Plaza, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 10pm, Dhs145. Tel: (02) 6166261. Taxi: Crowne Plaza. ichotelsgroup.com
Crowne Plaza Yas Island
Instead of a buffet try the Ramadan set menu at Barouk, the hotel’s Lebanese restaurant.
Crowne Plaza Yas Island, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 8pm to 3am, Dhs250. Tel: (02) 6563000. Taxi: Yas Island. ichotelsgroup.com
Abu Dhabi’s Thai hotel is serving iftar in its all-day dining restaurant Urban Kitchen. All the classics you’d expect are on the menu including ouzi, falafel stations and mixed grills.
Dusit Thani, Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 9pm, Dhs185. Tel: (02) 6988888. Taxi: Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi. dusit.com
Eastern Mangroves Hotel And Spa By Anantara
Break your fast at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant Ingredients, which will serve a buffet featuring Arabic and international dishes.
Eastern Mangroves Hotel And Spa By Anantara, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 8.30pm, Dhs185. Tel: (02) 6561000 Taxi: Eastern Mangroves. abu-dhabi.anantara.com
You don’t get a venue more regal than Emirates Palace, and its iftar is as equally opulent, with a huge selection of dishes served in its pavilion. Order from an a la carte menu for suhoor, from 10pm to 2am, but there is a minimum spend of Dhs150.
Emirates Palace, Al Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 9pm, Dhs265. Tel: (02) 6907999. Taxi: Emirates Palace. kempinski.com
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Iftar will be served in the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant CuiScene, plus its rather huge Ramadan tent. The Fairmont is promising to provide even more cooking stations this year.
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 9pm, Dhs199. Tel: (02) 6543333. Taxi: Fairmont. fairmont.com
Located in Abu Dhabi’s art district on Saadiyat, this outlet will serve a Ramadan menu throughout the Holy Month including mixed mezze and harissa marinated perch fish. It’s also open during the day.
Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, daily 10am to 11pm. Tel: (02) 6575888. Taxi: Manarat Al Saadiyat. saadiyat.ae
Grand Millennium Al Wahda
This hotel always puts on a decent spread in its Haritna Ramadan tent – try a selection of traditional dishes while listening to an oud player.
Grand Millennium Al Wahda, Al Wahda, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 3am, Dhs159. Tel: (02) 4953890. Taxi: Grand Millennium Al Wahda. millenniumhotels.com
Hilton Abu Dhabi
One of Abu Dhabi’s oldest hotels, the Hilton will be serving an iftar buffet at its all-day dining restaurant La Terrazza during the Holy Month while its Italian restaurant Bocca is also open for dinner, serving its normal à la carte menu.
Hilton Abu Dhabi, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi, Le Terrazza sunset to 11pm, Dhs165, Bocca 7pm to 11pm. Tel: (02) 6811900. Taxi: Hilton Corniche. abudhabi.hilton.com
Hilton Al Ain
You can break your fast at the hotel’s buffet at Palm Court and the hotel will also be holding child-friendly activities in its Ramadan tent. There’ll also be a special menu at Casa Romana.
Hilton Al Ain, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 10pm, Dhs109. Tel: (03) 7067006. Taxi: Hilton Al Ain. hilton.com
Head down Airport Road and break your fast with iftar at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant the Silk Route Café.
Holiday Inn, Al Sarafat, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 10pm, Dhs125. Tel: (02) 6574856. Taxi: Holiday Inn, Airport Road. holidayinn.com
Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown
For a reasonably priced iftar buffet check out La Piazza restaurant’s Arabic-themed buffet.
Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown, Madinat Zayed, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 10pm, Dhs90. Tel: (02) 6156666. Taxi: Holiday Inn Downtown, Electra Street. ihg.com
Hyatt Capital Gate
The leaning building offers incredible views of the capital’s skyline, and will be serving an iftar packed full of traditional dishes at its restaurant 18°.
Hyatt Capital Gate, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 9.30am, Dhs180. Tel: (02) 5961234. Taxi: Next to Adnec. abudhabi. capitalgate.hyatt.com
InterContinental Abu Dhabi
The InterCon’s all-day dining restaurant Selections will be serving iftar, with juices, soft drinks, water, tea and coffee included in the price.
InterContinental Abu Dhabi, Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 9pm, Dhs220. Tel: (02) 6666888. Taxi: InterContinental Abu Dhabi. ihg.com
Jumeirah At Etihad Towers
The hotel will be serving iftar in its all-day dining restaurant Rosewater and its rather swanky Layali Al Baraka venue. A traditional a la carte suhoor menu will be served at the Lobby Lounge from 9pm to 3am.
Jumeirah At Etihad Towers, West Corniche, Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi, Rosewater sunset to 11pm, Layali Al Baraka sunset to 9pm, Dhs175. Tel: (02) 8115666. Taxi: Etihad Towers. jumeirah.com
Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan By Rotana
Horizon restaurant will host an Arabic buffet including tabouleh made from quinoa and kibbeh bilaban.
Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan By Rotana, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 9.30pm, Dhs180. Tel: (02) 6570200. Taxi: Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan By Rotana. rotana.com
Iftar will be served at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant The Latest Recipe. At the buffet you’ll find stuffed vine leaves, kabsa, katayef, tagine and more. For suhoor on the deck, there will be an à la carte menu and shisha, which is priced at Dhs80 and will be served until 3am.
Le Méridien, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 11pm, Dhs125. Tel: (02) 6446666. Taxi: Le Méridien. lemeridienabudhabi.com
Leopold’s Of London
The upmarket café chain will be serving a special three- course set menu for iftar throughout the Holy Month.
Nation Galleria, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi, noon to 11pm, Dhs125. Tel: (02) 6654776. Taxi: Nation Galleria Mall on Corniche. leopoldsoflondon.com
Le Royal Méridien
The Ramadan tent here, called Layali El Hilmiya, is one of the biggest and most popular in Abu Dhabi and will be serving iftar again this year. Americas-influenced restaurant Market Kitchen will also be serving a special iftar sharing menu. You can order food from an à la carte menu for suhoor or purchase an all-inclusive food and beverage package for Dhs159 at the tent.
Le Royal Méridien, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, Layali El Hilmiya sunset to 8.30pm, Dhs149. Market Kitchen sunset to midnight, Dhs199. Tel: (02) 6742020. Taxi: Le Royal Meridien. leroyalmeridienabudhabi
Break your fast at this hotel, which will be serving Arabic mezze, soups, a hot and cold buffet plus juices.
Mafraq Hotel, Al Mafraq, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 11pm, Dhs111. Tel: (02) 6596666. Taxi: Mafraq Hotel. mafraq- hotel.com
Marriot Courtyard Hotel
This new hotel right next to the World Trade Centre will be serving an iftar buffet in its all-day dining restaurant Bistro.
Marriot Courtyard Hotel, Hamdan Street, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 9pm, Dhs120. Tel: (02) 6982222. Taxi: Marriot Courtyard, World Trade Centre Mall. marriott.com
Mercure Abu Dhabi
A selection of traditional Arabic dishes are available at this iftar on Hamdan Street. The hotel’s French restaurant Le Beaujolais is also open for dinner, serving its normal menu.
Mercure Abu Dhabi Centre Hotel, Hamdan Street, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 11pm, Dhs95. Tel: (02) 6333555. Taxi: Mercure Centre Hotel. accorhotels.com
This café and bakery is the perfect place to eat good- quality Japanese food when you are on a budget. It’s serving a set menu for iftar with sushi, starters, a main course, a dessert and free- flowing tea.
Al Hana Centre, Al Khalidiyah, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 11pm, Dhs195. Tel: (02) 6677557. Taxi: Al Hana Center, near Brioche Café
Novotel Abu Dhabi Al Bustan
The hotel will be celebrating with an iftar buffet at Pepper, with unlimited soft drinks included in the price.
Novotel Abu Dhabi, Al Bustan, Al Aman, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 10.30pm, Dhs130. Tel: (02) 5016086. Taxi: Novotel Al Bustan, Airport Road, near Adnec. novotel.com
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Villas
Head to Saadiyat for à la carte menus at The Park Bar Grill and The Café, plus an iftar buffet at its Ramadan venue The Residence.
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Villas, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 9pm, The Residence Dhs180. Tel: (02) 4071234. Taxi: Park Hyatt Saadiyat. abudhabi. park.hyatt.com
Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal
One of Abu Dhabi’s swankiest hotels is also home to one of its biggest iftar buffets at its huge all-day dining restaurant Giornotte.
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta’a, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 9pm, Dhs220. Tel: (02) 8188888. Taxi: Ritz-Carlton. ritzcarlton.com
Rosewood Abu Dhabi
The Al Maryah Island hotel is serving iftar in its Arabic outlet Sambusek, and its recently opened Chinese eatery Dai Pai Dong will also be serving dinner once the sun sets.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, Abu Dhabi, Sambusek sunset to 9pm, Dhs195, Dai Pai Dong sunset to 11pm. Taxi: Rosewood, Maryah Island. Tel: (02) 8135550. rosewoodhotels.com
Royal Rose Hotel
Head downtown for iftar at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant Printania. You’ll find more than 50 dishes at the buffet.
Royal Rose Hotel, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 10.30pm, Dhs170. Tel: (02) 6724000. Taxi: Royal Rose Hotel, Electra Street. royalrosehotel.com
Head to Yas Marina for a Lebanese inspired iftar set menu that includes a selection of hot and cold appetisers, soup and a main course. Depending on which package you order, the number of appetisers brought to the table will increase. There is also an a la carte menu available for suhour from 8.30pm to 2am.
Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 8.30pm, Dhs125 to Dhs195 for set menu, suhour 8.30pm to 2am. Tel: (02) 4963200. Taxi: Yas Marina. rozanah.ae
Saadiyat Beach Golf Club
Hawksbill Restaurant will be serving up a traditional Arabic iftar buffet at the golf club on the weekends.
Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, Fri to Sun, Dhs120. Tel: (02) 5578000. Taxi: Saadiyat Beach Golf Club. sbgolfclub.ae
The hotel will be hosting a grand iftar dinner that will see all-day dining restaurant Sofra BLD as well as Asian restaurants Shang Palace and Hoi An contribute. For suhoor, check out the Arabesque tent on the beach from 9pm to 1am, where you can order from an à la carte menu. A minimum charge will apply.
Shangri-La, Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 11pm, Dhs205. Tel: (02) 5098888. Taxi: Shangri-La. shangri-la.com
Sheraton Abu Dhabi
Head to the Corniche for iftar at Flavours, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, which will be serving a buffet once the sun goes down. Bravo restaurant will serve food and offer shisha for suhoor.
Sheraton Abu Dhabi, Corniche East, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 10pm, Dhs159. Tel: (02) 6773333. Taxi: Sheraton Corniche. sheratonabudhabihotel.com
An Asian-influenced menu featuring pandan leaf chicken and Thai green curry is available at this restaurant every evening during Ramadan.
Boutik Mall, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi, sunset to midnight, Dhs99 per person (parties of four), Dhs109 (parties of two). Tel: (600) 560603. Taxi: Boutik Mall. smokingdoll.com
Sofitel Abu Dhabi
Tuck into an international buffet at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant Corniche for iftar. Book before June 7 and receive a 20 per cent discount.
Sofitel Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 10.30pm, Dhs185. Tel: (02) 8137777. Taxi: Sofitel Corniche. sofitel.com
This South African hotel will be hosting iftar in its all-day dining outlet (and What’s On Award-winning steakhouse) The Foundry.
Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 9.30pm, Dhs129. Tel: (02) 8184888. Taxi: Southern Sun, near Corniche Hospital. tsogosunhotels.com
St Regis Abu Dhabi
Head to this posh hotel on the Corniche and its restaurant The Terrace for what it’s calling a “gastronomic journey through Arabia”. You can try food from Turkey, Iran, Armenia, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Morocco.
St Regis Abu Dhabi, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 11pm, Dhs150. Tel: (02) 6944553. Taxi: St Regis Abu Dhabi, Corniche. theterraceonthecorniche.com
For a healthy twist to your iftar, check out the organic offerings at Afya, the all-day- dining restaurant.
Traders Hotel, Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, sunset to midnight, Dhs140. Tel: (02) 5108888. Taxi: Traders Hotel. shangri-la.com
Tilal Liwa Hotel
Fancy breaking your fast in the desert? The Tilal Liwa Hotel will be serving an iftar buffet every night during Ramadan and also offering shisha and Arabic sweets for Dhs90.
Tilal Liwa Hotel, Western Region, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 10pm, Dhs150. Tel: (02) 8946111. Taxi: Tilal Liwa Hotel, Western Region. danathotels.com
This cool café serves healthy dishes and will also be providing a Ramadan set menu featuring dates, a drink, soup, salad, a hot dish and a dessert.
Shining Tower, Al Khalidiyah, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 1am, Dhs45. Tel: (800) 87226. Taxi: Shining Tower, near Khalidiyah Mall. urbanbites.me
You won’t find many places that serve better Indian food in Abu Dhabi than Ushna, and you can break your fast by trying its set menu, which includes barbecued shrimps with cream cheese and mutter paneer.
Souk at Qaryat Al Beri, Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, sunset to midnight, Dhs225. Tel: (02) 5581769. Taxi: Souk at Qaryat Al Beri. facebook. com/UshnaFineDining
Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa
All-day dining restaurant Fairways will offer a selection of international cuisine and Arabic entrées for iftar. For suhoor visit the terrace of Fairways from 9pm to 2am for shisha and nibbles from a set menu for Dhs150.
The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 8.30pm, Dhs180. Tel: (02) 6169999. Taxi: The Westin. westinabudhabigolfresort.com
The all-day dining restaurant Choices will be serving a buffet featuring both traditional Arabic dishes and beverages.
Yas Rotana, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 9pm, Dhs159. Tel: (02) 6564000. Taxi: Yas Rotana. rotana.com
Abu Dhabi’s futuristic hotel by the F1 track will be celebrating the traditions of Ramadan with an iftar of Arabic dishes, including grills and mezze platters, at its outlet Origins. Under-12s eat for free. Suhoor will be held at Atayeb from 10pm onwards and will feature an a la carte menu.
Yas Viceroy, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 10pm, Dhs175. Tel: (02) 6560000. Taxi: Yas Viceroy. viceroyhotelsandresorts.com