Break your fast at one of these stunning tents this Ramadan…
With so many restaurants and hotels hosting iftars and suhoors during the Holy Month of Ramadan in Abu Dhabi, it can be quite a difficult choice to choose where to dine, whether you’re fasting or not.
However, if you’re looking to experience one of the capital’s top spreads this season, we’ve got you covered (quite literally!). Check out these nine beautiful Ramadan tents for you to try in Abu Dhabi.
1. Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
The glimmering gold features of Al Andalus Tent is the setting for iftar and suhoor at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr. Expect an extensive iftar buffet inside a luxurious tent that can comfortably accommodate up to
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, sunset to 9pm, Dhs235. Tel: (02) 654 3238. fairmont.com
2. Emirates Palace
Emirates Palace’s custom-built Ramadan pavilion sits on the Palace Terrace with epic views of the beach. Signature dishes and traditional delicacies will be offered in a huge buffet every night for iftar where live cooking and carving stations take centre stage. There’s also a special a la carte suhoor menu available until 2am.
Emirates Palace, sunset, Dhs295 (iftar). Tel: (02) 690 7999. kempinski.com
3. Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana
Head for Khaymetna, the popular Ramadan tent at Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana for an iftar buffet with live cooking stations and dedicated desserts counter. A suhoor a la carte menu is also available alongside a live oud performance, shisha, backgammon and more.
Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, sunset to 9pm, Dhs170, 9.30pm to 2.30am (suhoor). Tel: (02) 657 0152. rotana.com
4. Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi
Head to Layali El Hilmiya at Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi for iftar with interactive cooking stations, food trucks, traditional favourites and live entertainment. Special set menus are available at suhoor from Dhs75.
Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi, sunset to 8.30pm, Dhs180. Tel: (02) 674 2020. marriott.com
5. Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences
Al Tasamoh tent is one of the largest Ramadan tents in the city famed for its glassed tile floor and Arabesque décor. The gourmet iftar buffet features an assortment of authentic and traditional Arabic and international delicacies complete with live cooking stations, Arabic sweets and desserts including freshly baked kunafa.
Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences, sunset to 9pm, Dhs180 (iftar), Dhs100 minimum spend (suhOor). Tel: (02) 205 3026. babalqasr.com
6. Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi Corniche
Lamb ouzi, harees and malfouf, plus indulgent desserts such as kunafa and baklava are the stars of the show at The Radisson Blu Corniche Tent.
Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi Corniche, sunset to 9pm, Dhs169. Tel: (02) 681 1900. radissonblu.com
7. Rosewood Abu Dhabi
One of the most picturesque iftar locations in the city can be found at Rosewood Abu Dhabi in the Sambusek Tent, overlooking the Arabian Gulf and featuring the oud duo Khalid & Razan. While it is open to the public nightly, the tent can also be booked for private events and is capable of hosting up to 400 people.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Dhs240, sunset. Tel: (02) 813 5550 rosewoodhotels.com
8. Byblos Sur Mer at Intercontinental Abu Dhabi
Gather around the iftar table surrounded by the beautiful view of the marina at Byblos’ Ramadan tent. The menu includes 20 cold and hot mezze, Ramadan juices plus the daily grill and the special dish of the day. Meanwhile, the suhoor set menu costs Dhs95 per person.
InterConintental Abu Dhabi, sunset to 8.30pm (iftar), 9.30pm to 3am (suhoor), Dhs250 (iftar). Tel: (800) 423 463. icad.ae
9. Al Khayal Tent
Marriott Hotel Al Forsan Abu Dhabi invites guests to enjoy iftar and suhoor at its dedicated Al Khayal Tent, a beautiful setting complete with live entertainment, traditional buffet, plus a la carte offerings, and shisha.
Marriott Hotel Al Forsan Abu Dhabi, 6.30pm to 9.30pm (iftar), 10.30pm to 1.30am (suhoor), Dhs210 for adults and Dhs90 for children between 6-12 years (iftar), Dhs99 for adults and Dhs50 children between 6-12 years (suhoor). marriottalforsan.com