59 iftars to try in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi Country Club
Head to Al Mushrif for iftar in Abu Dhabi Country Club’s Silver Ballroom. All the usual suspects are on the menu. Children aged four to 11 eat for Dhs95.
Abu Dhabi Country Club, Al Mushrif, Abu Dhabi, daily from sunset, Dhs149. Tel: (02) 6577785. Taxi: Abu Dhabi Country Club. adcountryclub.com
Abu Dhabi Golf Club
The Grille at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club will offer an iftar full of traditional dishes. You can also admire the spectacular-looking falcon-shaped clubhouse 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 of Al Ain can enjoy iftar at the Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club’s Al Rikab restaurant.
Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 4am, Dhs80. Tel: (056) 5801564. Taxi: Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club. aesgc.ae
Al Ain Rotana
The hotel will serve iftar in its Al Zaeem Village. There’s free Wi-Fi included in the price and a raffle draw.
Al Ain Rotana, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, daily from sunset, Dhs159. Tel: (03) 7545111. Taxi: Al Ain Rotana. rotana.com
Al Raha Beach Hotel
When the sun sets over Raha, the hotel will serve iftar at Sevilla restaurant. There’ll also be an oud player at Wanasah Café Lounge.
Al Raha Beach Hotel, Al Raha, Abu Dhabi, from sunset, Dhs180. Tel: (02) 5080555. Taxi: Al Raha Beach Hotel. alrahabeach.danathotels.com
Almaz By Momo
The iftar buffet at Almaz is influenced by the cuisines of North Africa and the Levant.
The Galleria, Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 9.30pm, Dhs175. Tel: (02) 6767702. Taxi: Galleria on Maryah Island. momoresto.com
Aloft Abu Dhabi
Dine restaurant will host an iftar buffet featuring a mix of Arabic dishes as well as international cuisine.
Aloft Abu Dhabi, Adnec, Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Abu Dhabi, from sunset, Dhs149. Tel: (02) 6545000. Taxi: Aloft Hotel, Adnec. aloftabudhabi.com
To celebrate the holy month, this Yas Mall outlet is serving a special pastry made of milk chocolate, fresh dates, almonds and hazelnuts.
Yas Mall, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 1am, Dhs45. Tel: (02) 5651001. Taxi: Yas Mall
Asia De Cuba
This rather classy Chino-Latino outlet on the Corniche is serving a special iftar menu this Ramadan, including lamb picadillo empanadas and chili-rubbed tofu with black rice, black beans, cauliflower and Japanese aioli.
Nation Riviera, Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 11.45pm, Dhs200 to Dhs300. Tel: (02) 6993333. Taxi: opposite St Regis, Corniche. asiadecuba.com
All-day dining restaurant Essence will offer an iftar buffet with unlimited juices and soft drinks.
Beach Rotana, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, from sunset, Dhs195. Tel: (02) 6979000. Taxi: near Abu Dhabi Mall. rotana.com
This Indian outlet is serving a special iftar menu that includes a soup or starter, a main and a dessert.
The Galleria, Abu Dhabi Global Market, Al Maryah Island, daily from sunset, Dhs49. Tel: (02) 6766555. Taxi: Galleria. biryanipot.ae
Cristal Hotel Abu Dhabi
This hotel is serving a buffet of Arabic dishes at its all-day dining outlet Viewz.
Cristal Hotel, Madinat Zayed, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 10pm, Dhs110. Tel: (02) 6520000. Taxi: Cristal Hotel. cristalhospitality.com
Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi
Visit The Garden restaurant in the city centre’s Crowne Plaza for an iftar buffet featuring classic Arabic dishes.
Crowne Plaza, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 10pm, Dhs119. Tel: (02) 6166261. Taxi: Crowne Plaza. ichotelsgroup.com
Crowne Plaza Yas Island
All-day dining outlet Jing Asia will serve an Arabic buffet, while Barouk (cover charge Dhs30) will offer an Ramadan-inspired a la carte menu on its terrace
Crowne Plaza Yas Island, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Jing Asia from sunset, Dhs175, Barouk 8pm to 3am. Tel: (02) 6563000. Taxi: Yas Island. ichotelsgroup.com
Danat Al Ain Resort
Break your fast with an iftar buffet of Arabic dishes at all-day dining restaurant Arabesque. They also have a suhoor tent that opens daily at 8.30pm and you can watch the summer’s football in there as well. Minimum spend of Dhs25 during the week and Dhs50 on weekends.
Danat Al Ain Resort, Al Ain, sunset to 8.30pm, Dhs110 (Thur and Fri), Dhs125 (Sat to Wed). Tel: (03) 7046000. Taxi: Ta’laan Street, Al Nyadat East. danathotels.com
Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort
An Arabic buffet will be available at Tides. A suhoor buffet is also available for Dhs120.
Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort, Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, from sunset, Dhs150. Tel: (02) 8012222. Taxi: Danat Jebel Dhanna. danathotels.com
Abu Dhabi’s Thai hotel will serve 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. The hotel’s Orchard Lounge Terrace will serve shisha and Arabic sweets.
Dusit Thani, Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 9.30pm, Dhs159. 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. Suhoor will be served in the hotel’s tent from 10pm to 3.30am and cost Dhs140.
Eastern Mangroves Hotel And Spa By Anantara, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 10pm, 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 the pavilion, which also provides views of the beach. You can also 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 9.30pm, Dhs265. Tel: (02) 6907999. Taxi: Emirates Palace. emiratespalace.com
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Iftar will be served in the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant CuiScene, plus its Ramadan tent. An a la carte iftar is also available at Lebanese restaurant Cedar Lounge that’ll set you back Dhs175. The hotel has a second tent for suhoor – Al Andalus is situated near the Maqtaa Creek. An a la carte menu is also available here, between 10pm and 3am from Saturday to Wednesday, and 10pm and 3am on Thursday and Friday. Minimum spend is Dhs150.
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 9pm, Dhs225. Tel: (02) 6543238. Taxi: Fairmont. fairmont.com
The Lebanese outlet Flooka has great mangrove views and is serving an iftar it claims is ‘fit for a king’. Expect rakakat samak, seafood in filo pastry, grilled chicken and more.
Eastern Mangroves Promenade, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, from sunset to 9pm, Dhs145. Tel: (02) 4418244. Taxi: Eastern Mangroves Promenade. flooka.com
The Four Seasons will offer an iftar buffet in its ballroom. There’s a crêpe station and waffle house to tuck in to for dessert. Suhoor will also be served here and is priced at Dhs220. Shisha is available on request.
Four Seasons, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset until 9pm, Dhs250. Tel: (02) 3332222. Taxi: Four Seasons Al Maryah. fourseasons.com/abudhabi
Grand Millennium Al Wahda
The Grand Millennium has a new venue for iftar this year – Sky Lounge Thirty One, which, you guessed it, is on the 31st floor.
Grand Millennium, Al Wahda, Al Wahda, Abu Dhabi, from sunset, Dhs149. Tel: (02) 4953890. Taxi: Grand Millennium Al Wahda. millenniumhotels.com
This fancy pan-Asian restaurant will serve a special four-course set menu including crispy duck salad, hakka steamed dim sum and stir-fried Chilean sea bass.
Emirates Palace, Al Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi, from sunset, Dhs245. Tel: (02) 6907999. Taxi: Emirates Palace.
Hilton Abu Dhabi
One of Abu Dhabi’s oldest hotels, the Hilton will serve an iftar buffet at its all-day dining restaurant La Terrazza, 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, Dhs155, Bocca 7pm to 11pm. Tel: (02) 6811900. Taxi: Hilton Corniche. abudhabi.hilton.com
Hilton Capital Grand
Arabic and Emirati specialities will be available at the hotel’s Umsyat tent.
Hilton Capital Grand, Al Madina Al Riyadiya, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 10pm, Dhs149. Tel: (02) 6170000. Taxi: Hilton Capital Grand, Airport Road. hilton.com
Head down Airport Road and break your fast at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, the Silk Route Café. Suhoor can be enjoyed at the Hubby Bubbly tent until 2am on weekdays and until 2.30am on Thursdays and Fridays.
Holiday Inn, Al Sarafat, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 9pm, Dhs145. Tel: (02) 6574856. Taxi: Holiday Inn, Airport Road. holidayinn.com
Hyatt Capital Gate
The leaning building offers incredible views of the capital’s skyline, and will serve an iftar packed full of traditional dishes at its restaurant 18°.
Hyatt Capital Gate, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Abu Dhabi, from sunset, Dhs169. Tel: (02) 5961234. Taxi: Next to Adnec. abudhabi.capitalgate.hyatt.com
InterContinental Abu Dhabi
The InterCon’s restaurant Selections will serve iftar with traditional juices, soft drinks, water, tea and coffee included in the price. You can also break your fast at Lebanese restaurant Byblos Sur Mer – it’s Dhs240 per person and the restaurant is doing an a la carte suhoor menu. The hotel also has a Sahara tent with an oud player. There’s a Dhs60 cover charge and it’s open until 3am.
InterContinental Abu Dhabi, Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 9pm, Dhs230. Tel: (02) 6666888. Taxi: InterContinental Abu Dhabi. ihg.com
Jumeirah At Etihad Towers
Iftar is available in its all-day dining restaurant Rosewater and its Layali Al Baraka venue. A traditional a la carte suhoor menu will be served at the Lobby Lounge from 9pm to 3am. A set menu iftar is also available at Li Beirut and costs Dhs165.
Jumeirah At Etihad Towers, West Corniche, Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi, Rosewater sunset to 11pm, Dhs185, Layali Al Baraka sunset to 9pm, Dhs160. Tel: (02) 8115666. Taxi: Etihad Towers. jumeirah.com
Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan By Rotana
Horizon restaurant will host an Arabic buffet including traditional dishes, international grub and juices. A set-menu will be served at Khaymetna between 12.30pm and 3.30am.
Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan By Rotana, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 10pm, Dhs170. 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. The hotel has a deal running – buy two iftars, get a third free. For suhoor at Acropolis, there will be an à la carte menu and shisha and will be served until 3am.
Le Méridien, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, from sunset, Dhs145. Tel: (02) 6446666. Taxi: Le Méridien. lemeridienabudhabi.com
Le Royal Méridien
The Ramadan tent here, called Layali El Hilmiya, is one of the biggest and most popular in Abu Dhabi. Americas-influenced restaurant Market Kitchen will also serve a special iftar menu, from Dhs200. Suhoor will also be available at the tent, costing Dhs175.
Le Royal Méridien, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, Layali El Hilmiya sunset to 8.30pm, Dhs150, Market Kitchen sunset
to midnight, Dhs200. Tel: (02) 6742020. Taxi: Le Royal Méridien, near the Corniche. leroyalmeridienabudhabi.com
Fancy trying iftar at a new, Emirati fusion restaurant? Break your fast here with hares soup, green soup pie, chicken salonat with white rice and more. Suhoor is served from midnight.
Embassies District, Muroor Road, Abu Dhabi, daily from sunset, Dhs120. Tel: (02) 6653653. Taxi: Darwish Tower, Danat, near Guardian Towers.
Marriot Courtyard Hotel
This downtown hotel right next to the World Trade Centre will offer an iftar buffet in its all-day dining restaurant Bistro.
Marriot Courtyard Hotel, Hamdan Street, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 9pm, Dhs135. Tel: (02) 6982222. Taxi: Marriot Courtyard, World Trade Centre Mall. marriot.com
Mercure Abu Dhabi
A selection of Arabic dishes is available at this iftar, which is being served at the all-day dining restaurant Le Jardin.
Mercure Abu Dhabi Centre Hotel, Hamdan Street, Abu Dhabi, from sunset, Dhs50. Tel: (02) 6333555. Taxi: Mercure Centre Hotel. accorhotels.com
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, Dhs119. Tel: (02) 5016086. Taxi: Novotel Al Bustan, Airport Road, near Adnec. novotel.com
Novotel & Ibis Gate Hotels
These two hotels are right next to each other and will serve a traditional iftar buffet once the sun goes down on the capital.
Novotel & Ibis Gate Hotels, Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi, from sunset, Dhs119. Tel: (02) 5089999. Taxi: Novotel & Ibis Gate Hotels, near Maqta Bride. novotel.com
Head to all-day dining outlet Ginger for a buffet, lots of ouzi and a shawarma station.
Park Rotana, Al Matar, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 8.30pm, Dhs199. Tel: (02) 6573333. Taxi: Near Khalifa Park. rotana.com
Radisson Blu Yas Island
Break your fast at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant Assymetri and you could win two return flights to India with Jet Airways.
Radisson Blu, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 10.30pm, Dhs135. Tel: (02) 6562000. Taxi: Yas Island. radissonblu.com
Ramada Abu Dhabi Corniche
Get ready for all the classics at this iftar buffet, such as Moroccan mixed grills and kebbeh. Book iftar for nine people and get a tenth buffet free.
Ramada Abu Dhabi Corniche, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset until 10.30pm, Dhs99. Tel: (02) 4019000. Taxi: Ramada hotel. ramada.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 the huge all-day dining restaurant Giornotte. Suhoor takes place in its Ramadan tent from 7pm to 2am, and there’s a Dhs65 cover charge from Saturday to Wednesday. Thursday and Friday, the cover charge is Dhs85.
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta’a, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 9pm, Dhs225. Tel: (02) 8188888. Taxi: Ritz-Carlton. ritzcarlton.com
Rosewood Abu Dhabi
The Al Maryah Island hotel is serving iftar in its Arabic outlet Sambusek. You can also enjoy suhoor here from 10pm to 1am.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 9pm, Dhs195. 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, Dhs174. Tel: (02) 6724000. Taxi: Royal Rose Hotel, Electra Street. royalrosehotel.com
Get ready for a special iftar set menu as well as live telecast of all the European Championships matches.
Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, daily from sunset, Dhs125. Tel: (02) 4963200. Taxi: Yas Marina. rozanah.ae
Shakespeare And Co
The café chain is serving a Ramadan set menu. You get four courses in the price – soup, salad, mains and dessert.
Souq Central Market, Airport Road, Abu Dhabi, daily from sunset, Dhs99. Tel: (02) 6399626. Taxi: Central Market. shakespeareandco.ae
The hotel will host iftar at all-day dining restaurant Sofra BLD. For suhoor, check out the Arabesque tent on the beach from 8pm to 2am Saturday to Wednesdays and 3am on Thursdays and Fridays, 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 serve a buffet once the sun goes down.
Sheraton Abu Dhabi, Corniche East, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 9pm, Dhs149. Tel: (02) 6773333. Taxi: Sheraton Corniche. sheratonabudhabihotel.com
Sheraton Khalidiya Hotel
Tuck into a full Arabic buffet at this downtown hotel. It’ll be served in its La Veranda restaurant.
Sheraton Khalidiya, Electra Street, Khalidiyah, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 9pm, Dhs99. Tel: (02) 6928500. Taxi: Sheraton Khalidiya. sheratonalkhalidiya.com
This cool Japanese outlet down by the Creek is serving an iftar bento box. Inside you’ll find chicken katsu bento, or grilled chicken bento or vegetarian bento, plus sushi, miso soup and date mocha ice cream to finish.
Souk At Qaryat Al Beri, Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 8.30pm, Dhs89 to Dhs115. Tel: (02) 5581117. Taxi: Souk At Qaryat Al Beri. sho-cho.com
Sofitel Abu Dhabi
Tuck into a buffet at the all-day dining restaurant Corniche for iftar. Suhoor will be served at Le Café and will cost Dhs95 for a buffet. Finally, the hotel’s Layali Tent will celebrate Ramadan from 7pm to 2am daily, with live music. There’s a Dhs120 cover on Thursdays and Fridays, and it’s Dhs100 Saturday to Wednesday.
Sofitel Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, 7pm to 10.30pm, Dhs190. Tel: (02) 8137777. Taxi: Sofitel Corniche. sofitel.com
This South African hotel will host iftar in its all-day dining outlet (and What’s On Award-winning steakhouse) The Foundry. The hotel also has a tent called Kahraman where you can enjoy suhoor and watch the European Championships. It’s free entry and open until 2am.
Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, from sunset, Dhs139. 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. Suhoor is also served here from midnight to 4am. Italian outlet Villa Toscana is also serving dinner from sunset until 11pm.
St Regis Abu Dhabi, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 11pm, Dhs175. Tel: (02) 6944553. Taxi: St Regis Abu Dhabi, Corniche. theterraceonthecorniche.com
St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort
Iftar will be served at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant Olea. Suhoor will be served in the tent on the Regal Ballroom terrace – and for football fans they’ll be showing the European Championships in there nightly as well.
St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 9pm, Dhs190. Tel: (02) 4988888. Taxi: St. Regis Saadiyat. oleaabudhabi.com
The newest Indian restaurant in town will be serving an iftar menu. On it you’ll find rogan josh and salmon tikki with mango and date jam.
World Trade Center Mall, Airport Road, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 8.30pm, Dhs180. Tel: (02) 3048219. Taxi: World Trade Center Mall.
Tilal Liwa Hotel
Fancy breaking your fast in the desert? The Tilal Liwa 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 10.30pm, Dhs150. Tel: (02) 8946111. Taxi: Tilal Liwa Hotel, Western Region. danathotels.com
Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa
The Westin’s all-day dining restaurant Fairways will offer a selection of international cuisine and Arabic entrées for iftar.
The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 8.30pm, Dhs180. Tel: (02) 6169999. Taxi: The Westin. westinabudhabi golfresort.com
The all-day dining restaurant Choices is a multiple What’s On Awards winner and will be serving a buffet featuring both traditional Arabic dishes and beverages.
Yas Rotana, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 9pm, Dhs165. Tel: (02) 6564000. Taxi: Yas Rotana. rotana.com
Abu Dhabi’s futuristic hotel by the Formula One track will be celebrating the traditions of Ramadan with an iftar of Arabic dishes, including grills and mezze platters, at its outlet Origins.
Yas Viceroy, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 10pm, Dhs165. Tel: (02) 6560000. Taxi: Yas Viceroy. viceroyhotelsandresorts.com