Abu Dhabi iftars and suhoors: Where to break your fast this Ramadan
The Holy Month is expected to commence on May 17, and most of the city’s hotels and restaurants will be celebrating the occasion and serving food once the sun goes down on the capital
The high-end Japanese outlet is serving iftar – there’s ten courses available including baby lamb gyozas and tiger prawn tempura. Suhoor is available from 9pm to 1am.
The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, sunset to 9pm, Dhs199. Tel: (02) 6777271. Taxi: Galleria. thegalleria.ae
Abu Dhabi Country Club
Head to Al Mushrif for iftar in Abu Dhabi Country Club’s Ballroom. All the usual suspects are on the menu.
Abu Dhabi Country Club, Al Mushrif, Abu Dhabi, daily from sunset, prices TBC. Tel: (02) 6577785. Taxi: Abu Dhabi Country Club. adcountryclub.com
Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club
Residents of the Garden City of Al Ain can enjoy iftar at the Club’s Al Rikab restaurant. Suhoor is from 9pm to 1am.
Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 9pm, Dhs90. Tel: (056) 5801564. Taxi: Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club. aesgc.ae
Al Ain Rotana
The hotel will serve an iftar buffet in Zest. Suhoor is also available and there’ll be a nightly raffle draw plus a band and a Tanoura dancer. Suhoor is served in Al Zaeem Tent from 10.30pm until 3am.
Al Ain Rotana, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, iftar daily sunset to 10.30pm, Dhs199 to Dhs239. Tel: (03) 7545111. Taxi: Al Ain Rotana. rotana.com/alainrotana
Al Maha Arjaan By Rotana
Café 302 is the place to go for iftar at this hotel – expect a spread of traditional Arabic dishes and juies.
Al Maha Arjaan By Rotana, Al Danah, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 8.30pm, Dhs140. Tel: (02) 6106666. Taxi: Hamdan Street. rotana.com
Al Raha Beach Hotel
When the sun sets over Raha, the hotel will serve iftar at Sevilla restaurant.
Al Raha Beach Hotel, Al Raha, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 11pm, Sun to Thur Dhs196, Fri and Sat Dhs245. Tel: (02) 5080555. Taxi: Al Raha Beach Hotel. alrahabeach.danathotels.com
Aloft Al Ain
The newest hotel in the Garden City is serving a traditional buffet during May and June at Olive Tree.
Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium Development, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 8.30pm, Sun to Wed Dhs120, Thur to Sat Dhs140. Tel: (054) 3099662. Taxi: Al Ain football stadium. aloftalain.com
Aloft Abu Dhabi
Dine restaurant will host an iftar buffet featuring a mix of Arabic dishes as well as international cuisine at this hotel situated right next door to Abu Dhabi’s exhibition centre Adnec.
Aloft Abu Dhabi, Adnec, Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to late, Dhs150. Tel: (02) 6545121. Taxi: Aloft Hotel, Adnec. aloftabudhabi.com
Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts
Three outlets – Al Shams, Olio and Savannah – are serving a four-course iftar menu on Sir Bani Yas Island during Ramadan.
Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts, Al Ruwais, Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 10.30pm, from Dhs150.
Tel: (02) 8015400. Taxi: Sir Bani Yas Island. anantara.com
Bab Al Qasr
The hotel is marking the Holy Month by serving iftar and suhoor in its Ramadan tent. Expect Arabic and international dishes.
Bab Al Qasr Hotel, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi, iftar daily from sunset, Dhs210, suhoor daily Dhs175 minimum spend. Tel: (02) 2053000. Taxi: Bab Al Qasr, next to Etihad Towers. millenniumhotels.com
All-day dining restaurant Essence has an iftar buffet with unlimited juices and soft drinks.
Beach Rotana, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, from sunset, Dhs245. Tel: (02) 6979011. Taxi: near Abu Dhabi Mall. rotana.com
If you want to break your fast the Pan-Latino way, Bu! has grilled fish with avocado, tomatoes and mixed fresh herbs, plus lamb chops with Peruvian sauce and more on its set menu for iftar.
World Trade Center Mall, Airport Road, Abu Dhabi, timings TBC, Dhs195. Tel: (02) 6668066. Taxi: World Trade Center Mall. butrinity.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 to Adnec. There’s a raffle draw with a weekend stay at Amman Rotana in Jordan up for grabs.
Centro Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Al Safraat, Abu Dhabi, daily from sunset, Dhs129. Tel: (02) 4096666. Taxi: Centro Capital Centre near Adnec. rotana.com
Courtyard By Marriott
This downtown hotel right next to the World Trade Centre will offer an iftar buffet in its all-day dining restaurant Bistro.
Courtyard By Marriott WTC, World Trade Centre, Abu Dhabi, daily from sunset, Dhs170. Tel: (02) 6982222. Taxi: Marriott Courtyard, World Trade Centre Mall. marriott.com
Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi
Visit The Garden restaurant in the city centre’s Crowne Plaza for an iftar buffet featuring classic Arabic dishes. Suhoor is served at the hotel’s Fawanees tent and will feature a live oud player.
Crowne Plaza, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 8.30pm, Dhs175, suhoor Sun to Wed 9pm to 2am, Thur and Fri 9pm to 3am, Dhs35. Tel: (02) 6166124. Taxi: Crowne Plaza. ichotelsgroup.com
Crowne Plaza Yas Island
All-day dining outlet Jing Asia will serve an Arabic buffet for iftar, while an a la carte suhoor menu is available at Barouk between 8pm and 3am.
Crowne Plaza Yas Island, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, from sunset, Dhs170 Jing Asia, 7pm to 11pm. 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.
Danat Al Ain Resort, Al Ain, daily from sunset, Sat to Wed Dhs110, Thur and Fri Dhs129. Tel: (03) 7046000. Taxi: Ta’laan Street, Al Nyadat East. danathotels.com
Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort
An Arabic buffet will be available at international outlet Tides. A suhoor buffet is also available for Dhs75 from 3am until sunrise.
Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort, Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 8.30pm, Dhs99. Tel: (02) 8012222. Taxi: Danat Jebel. 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 buffet will also preview dishes from Namak, the hotel’s Indian restaurant due to open later this year.
Dusit Thani, Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 10pm, Dhs145. Tel: (02) 6988137. Taxi: Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, opposite
Al Jazira Club stadium. 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 3am and cost Dhs150.
Eastern Mangroves Hotel And Spa By Anantara, Salam Street, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 10pm, Dhs230. 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. There is a huge selection of dishes served in its pavilion. You can also order from an a la carte menu for suhoor, from 10pm to 2am, but there is a minimum spend of Dhs180.
Emirates Palace, Al Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 9.30pm, Dhs320. Tel: (02) 6907999. Taxi: Emirates Palace. emiratespalace.com
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Iftar will be served in the hotel’s Ramadan tent, Al Andalus, with views of the Maqta Creek and the Grand Mosque included in the price. Suhoor is also in the tent.
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, iftar daily 6pm to 9pm, Dhs235, suhoor Thur and Fri 10pm to 3.30am, Sat to Wed 10pm to 3am, minimum spend Dhs180. Tel: (02) 6543238. Taxi: Fairmont. fairmont.com
Lebanese outlet Flooka has mangrove views and is serving a Mediterranean-influenced, healthy iftar menu.
Eastern Mangroves Promenade, Salam Street, daily sunset to 8.30pm, Dhs165. Tel: (02) 4418244. Taxi: Eastern Mangroves. flooka.com
You can break your fast at three outlets at this Al Maryah Island hotel: its ballroom Al Maryah has a buffet (Dhs200), while Al Meylas, its outdoor lounge, has a set menu (Dhs185), as does its prohibition-themed steakhouse Butcher & Still (Dhs250). Suhoor is available from 10pm to 2am with an a la carte menu at Al Meylas and also in the ballroom.
Four Seasons, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, timings vary, suhoor Dhs175 to Dhs185. Tel: (02) 3332444. Taxi: Four Seasons Al Maryah. fourseasons.com/abudhabi
Grand Millennium Al Wahda
The Grand Millennium is serving its iftar buffet in Layali Al Saadiyat and an al a carte suhoor menu in Sky Lounge Thirty-One. There’ll be live music and board games.
Grand Millennium Al Wahda, Al Wahda, Abu Dhabi, iftar daily from sunset, Dhs199, suhoor daily from 8.30pm. Tel: (02) 4953890. Taxi: Grand Millennium Al Wahda. millenniumhotels.com
There’s a four-course set menu available at this award-winning Asian restaurant with dishes including stir-fry tiger prawns in spicy lemongrass sauce and five spices Wagyu beef ribs up for grabs.
Emirates Palace, Al Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 8pm, Dhs228. Tel: (02) 6907739. Taxi: Emirates Palace. hakkasan.com
Hilton Abu Dhabi
The Hilton will serve an iftar buffet at its all-day dining restaurant La Terrazza, while iftar and an al a carte menu suhoor will be available at its tent situated in the beach garden.
Hilton Abu Dhabi, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi, iftar daily from sunset, Dhs210. Tel: (02) 6924247. Taxi: Hilton Corniche. abudhabi.hilton.com
Hilton Capital Grand
Arabic and Emirati specialities will be available at the hotel’s Umsyat tent for iftar and suhoor.
Hilton Capital Grand, Al Madina Al Riyadiya, Abu Dhabi, timings TBC, iftar daily Dhs140, suhoor daily Dhs120. 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 taken at the Hubbly Bubbly tent 9pm until 2am.
Holiday Inn, Al Sarafat, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 9pm, Dhs125. Tel: (02) 6574888. Taxi: Holiday Inn, Airport Road. holidayinn.com
Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown
All-day-dining outlet La Piazza is serving iftar every night during Ramadan.
Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 9pm, Dhs79. Tel: (02) 6156666. Taxi: Holiday Inn, off Electra Street. ihg.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, timings and prices TBC. Tel: (02) 5961234. Taxi: next to Adnec. abudhabi.capitalgate.hyatt.com
InterContinental Abu Dhabi
The InterCon’s restaurant Selections will serve iftar and you can also break your fast at Lebanese outlet Byblos Sur Mer – it’s Dhs225 per person. Chamas (Dhs263), Cho Gao Marina Walk (Dhs160) and Circo (Dhs160) also have iftar menus. For suhoor, the hotel has a tent next to Byblos Sur Mer – there’s a minimum spend of Dhs150.
InterContinental Abu Dhabi, Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, iftar daily from sunset, Dhs190 Selections. Tel: (800) 423463. Taxi: InterContinental Abu Dhabi. ihg.com
Jumeirah At Etihad Towers
Iftar is available in the ballroom called Layali Al Baraka and Lebanese outlet Li Beirut and all-day dining restaurant Rosewater. A set menu will be served for suhoor at Li Beirut, costing Dhs199.
Jumeirah At Etihad Towers, West Corniche, Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi, daily from sunset, Dhs275 Li Beirut, Dhs175 Layali Al Baraka, Dhs220 Rosewater. 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.
Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan By Rotana, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 10.30pm, iftar Dhs185. Tel: (02) 6570200. Taxi: Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan By Rotana. rotana.com
The rebranded French outlet is serving iftar – caramelised onion soup, crispy goat cheese pastilla, seared cod fillet, mushroom risotto and grilled striploin steak served with French fries are on the menu.
Venetian Village, Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Abu Dhabi, from sunset to midnight, Dhs100. Tel: (050) 2326253. Taxi: Venetian Village. venetianvillage.ae
Iftar will be served at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant The Latest Recipe. At the buffet you’ll find prawns harrah, lamb ouzi and fish tagine. Buy two iftars and get a third free.
Le Méridien, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 10pm, Dhs159. 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 and there’ll be an oud player. Americas-influenced restaurant Market Kitchen will serve a special iftar menu. Suhoor will also be available at the tent, offering a Dhs150 set menu.
Le Royal Méridien, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, Layali El Hilmiya sunset to 8.30pm, Dhs170, Market Kitchen sunset to 9pm, Dhs275. Tel: (02) 6742020. Taxi: Le Royal Méridien, near the Corniche. leroyalmeridienabudhabi
Marriott Hotel Downtown
A traditional iftar buffet of Middle Eastern dishes is up for grabs in all-day dining outlet Kuzbara. Suhoor is at Grill@25 and runs from 8pm to 2am. A set menu is offered.
Marriott Hotel Downtown, Al Wahda, Abu Dhabi, iftar daily sunset to 10pm, Dhs200. Tel: (02) 3047777. Taxi: Marriott Downtown, across the road from Al Wahda Mall. marriott.com
Marriott Hotel Al Forsan
Iftar here is nightly in its international outlet Khayal. Suhoor is in its Al Hilal tent – al a carte options are available from 9.30pm to 3am.
Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Al Forsan International Sports Resort, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, iftar sunset to 9pm, Dhs170. Tel: (02) 2014131. Taxi: Al Forsan Sports Resort. marriott.com
Novotel Abu Dhabi Al Bustan
The hotel will be celebrating with an iftar buffet at Pepper, featuring lamb ouzi, with unlimited soft drinks included in the price.
Novotel Abu Dhabi Al Bustan, Al Aman, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 10.30pm, Dhs139. 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 at Horizon Line.
Novotel & Ibis Gate Hotels, Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi, daily from sunset, Dhs129. Tel: (02) 5089999. Taxi: Novotel & Ibis Gate Hotels, near Maqta Bride. novotel.com
Celebrity chef Todd English’s outlet will be serving a special iftar menu featuring dishes such as chicken and pappardelle, grilled skirt steak tandoori and seafood risotto.
Venetian Village, Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Abu Dhabi, from sunset, Dhs120. Tel: (02) 4041941. Taxi: Venetian Village. venetianvillage.ae
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
The new hotel by Adnec is serving an iftar of local and international dishes daily.
Pearl Rotana, near Adnec, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 9pm, Dhs165. Tel: (02) 3075555. Taxi: next to Adnec. rotana.com
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort
Granted, it’s a bit of a trek to drive to from the city, but if you’re in the Western Region this Ramadan, you can grab iftar at this fancy desert retreat in its Suhail rooftop restaurant.
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort By Anantara, Liwa, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 10.30pm, Dhs325. Tel: (02) 8862086. Taxi: Qasr Al Sarab, Liwa. qasralsarab.anantara.com
Radisson Blu Yas Island
Break your fast at all-day dining restaurant Assymetri.
Radisson Blu, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 10pm, Dhs140. Tel: (02) 6562000. Taxi: Yas Island. radissonblu.com
Ramada Abu Dhabi Corniche
Get ready for all the classics at this iftar buffet, such as Arabic mixed grills and kebbeh.
Ramada Abu Dhabi Corniche, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, daily from sunset, Dhs125. 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 Mijana.
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta’a, Abu Dhabi, iftar daily sunset to 9pm, Dhs235. Tel: (02) 8188888. Taxi: Ritz-Carlton. ritzcarlton.com
Rosewood Abu Dhabi
The Al Maryah Island hotel is serving iftar in its brand new Arabic tent. You can also enjoy suhoor here.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island, daily from sunset, iftar Dhs206, suhoor 8pm to midnight, Dhs132. Tel: (02) 8135552. Taxi: Rosewood, Maryah Island. rosewoodhotels.com
The new hotel on Saadiyat is serving iftar in Sim Sim restaurant – expect international and local dishes in a souq-inspired setting.
Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 9.30pm, Dhs209. Tel: (02) 6970000. Taxi: Saadiyat Rotana. rotana.com
The hotel will host iftar at the all-day dining restaurant Sofra BLD.
Shangri-La, Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 8pm, Dhs205. Tel: (02) 5098555. 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 featuring Arabic, Asian and European courses.
Sheraton Abu Dhabi, Corniche East, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 9pm, Dhs174. Tel: (02) 6773333. Taxi: Sheraton Corniche. sheratonabudhabihotel.com
Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche
Tuck into a buffet at the hotel’s new Al Barazah tent. There will be daily raffle prizes up for grabs. Suhoor is also available here daily from 10pm onwards.
Sofitel Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 9pm, Dhs225. Tel: (02) 8137777. Taxi: Sofitel Corniche. sofitel.com
Iftar is in this South African hotel’s Arabic outlet Kahraman. Suhoor is in its Kahraman tent and costs Dhs60 and runs until 3am.
Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 10pm, Dhs109. Tel: (02) 8184888. Taxi: Southern Sun, near Corniche Hospital. tsogosunhotels.com
St Regis Abu Dhabi
Iftar is served at all-day dining outlet The Terrace On The Corniche and at Iftar In The Clouds (which takes place in highest suspended suite in the world, some 220 metres in the sky. It offers 360° views of the city and is situated between the 48th and 49th floors of the hotel. Iftar here costs Dhs320). Suhoor is available from sunset at Azura Panoramic Lounge until midnight.
St Regis Abu Dhabi, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi, iftar daily sunset to 11pm, Dhs235. Tel: (02) 6944553 Taxi: St Regis Corniche. stregisabudhabi.com
St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort
Iftar will be served at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant Olea. Children under five eat for free.
St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 9pm, Dh275. Tel: (02) 4988443. Taxi: St Regis Saadiyat. oleaabudhabi.com
The What’s On Award-winning Indian restaurant will be serving an iftar menu. On it you’ll find smoked pineapple soup, Bombay bhaji rolls, baba ghanoush with pulled beef and more. Suhoor starts at 9pm, and the outlet is offering a Dhs180 dessert platter featuring its signature chocolate mousse dessert, The Break-Up.
World Trade Center Mall, Airport Road, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 9pm, Dhs180. Tel: (02) 6728888. Taxi: World Trade Center Mall. tambarestaurant.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. Suhoor is at The Patio from 7pm to 2am.
The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, daily sunset to 9pm, Dhs225. 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. Indian outlet Rangoli is also getting in on the iftar act. Its Dhs150 menu features curries and biryanis.
Yas Rotana, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, daily 7pm to 11pm, Dhs150. Tel: (02) 6564157. 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, iftar daily from sunset to 10pm, Dhs220, suhoor daily 10pm to 2am, Dhs150. Tel: (02) 6560000. Taxi: Yas Viceroy on Yas Island. viceroyhotelsandresorts.com