Ramadan Kareem!


Now that the Holy Month of Ramadan is upon us, check out our favourite spots to partake in iftar and suhoor around the capital

  • The Westin is offering two iftar banquets, a traditional one with an international influence at Fairways as well as a Moroccan inspired iftar in their Moroccan restaurant, Agadir – a family menu with a twist, the food will be a la carte, and the dessert will be a buffet, not to be missed! There will also be a 75 sqm tent set up for shisha consumption. Check out: www.westinabudhabigolfresort.com
  • Gems at Cristal Hotel is offering a feel-good iftar, not only will the food have you feeling content, a portion of the proceeds will be contributed to Operation Smile, so you can feel good in your tummy and your heart. Group discounts apply, contact: dining.abudhabi@cristalhospitality.com
  • Royal Orchid Restaurant near Tourist Club is infusing their iftar with the Orient. This buffet will include Thai, Chinese and Mongolian cuisine for only AED 65. It will run from sunset to midnight. Phone: 02 677 9911 or see: www.theroyalorchidgroup.com
  • Kwality Indian Restaurant at Al Markaziyah has a lavish buffet with choices of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options for only AED 59 per person. Call: 02 672 7337.
  • Jimmy’s Killer Prawns in Mushrif Mall is offering an African-inspired buffet. Seafood lovers are overwhelmingly catered for but prawns aren’t the only thing on the menu! You can sail to this one for AED 99. Look to: www.jimmyskillerprawns.com
  • Italianissimo on Al Reem Island is offering an Italian take on the Arabic iftar. Hand-made pasta will make your mouth water, a choice of pizzas and some of Italy’s sweetest treats are in the spread. It’s open from sunset until midnight for AED 140. Call: 02 671 6812.
  • Al Raha Beach Hotel has two iftars available: Sevilla restaurant, which will have a live cooking station and Wanasah – their Oriental lounge complete with shisha and free WiFi. Prices from AED 175. Call: 02 508 0555 or email: info.alraha@danathotels.com
  • Abu Dhabi Country Club is offering iftars in their Silver Ballroom. The cuisine will be a mix of Mediterranean, Asian and Italian plus more. Corporate iftars are also available for booking. Visit: www.adcountryclub.com or call: 02 657 7777.
  • Yas Viceroy Hotel is hosting iftar and suhoor at Atayeb restaurant. You can enjoy shisha and Arabic coffee while listening to the Arabic Oud. The tent on the terrace will provide air-conditioned comfort from 9.30pm to 2am. Price: AED 185 for iftar, AED 120 for suhoor, contact: dining@viceroyhotelandresorts.com or call: 02 656 0600.
  • Le Royal Meridien’s iftar will be available in Amalfi from AED 145 per person. Suhoor will be on offer at the Layali El Hilmiya Ramadan tent from 9pm to 2.30am and isn’t one to be missed! Cover charges from AED 40 on weekdays and AED 60 on weekends. Call: 02 674 2020 or email: restaurants.lrmad@lemeridien.com
  • Park Rotana will be celebrating the Holy Month with a sumptuous Arabic buffet at Ginger All Day Dining restaurant. The iftar buffet is inclusive of Ramadan juices, AED 160 per person. For more information call: 02 657 3333.
  • Hyatt Capital Gate is offering an Eastern Mediterranean style buffet. Enjoy the stunning view from 18˚. Cost AED 180++. Contact: 02 596 1235.
  • InterContinental Abu Dhabi’s Sahaara Tent overlooking the marina is just the place to celebrate suhoor. Enjoy traditional snacks, refreshments and games or sit back and enjoy the sounds of Lebanese singer Elie Massad. Enter the daily raffle to win airline tickets and other prizes. Cover charge AED 35 on weekdays and AED 48 on weekends. Cost for iftar buffet at Selections for AED 175++. Call: 800 423 463 or email: dine.icabudhabi@ihg.com
  • Jumeriah at Etihad Towers is offering an iftar in Rosewater. The cuisine will be a mixture of European and Arabic. Cost AED 185++. Contact: 02 811 5555.
  • Crowne Plaza Yas Island enjoy a traditional iftar buffet of international specialties and traditional drinks every evening during Ramadan at Jing Asia. After iftar enjoy shisha in the garden, while the kids play in the special kid’s club area. Cost AED 165. For every AED 100 spent you will get an AED 25 voucher for use in any of the restaurants. Contact: 02 656 3000.
  • The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal is hosting their iftar in Giornotte. The lavish buffet inclusive of specialty juices, tea and coffee costs AED 195++. Children under four go free, AED 50 ++ for children between four to ten and AED 145++ for children aged between ten and 16. For more information contact: 02 818 8282 or email: abudhabi.restaurants@ritzcarlton.com. For corporate and group bookings email: rc.auhrz.leads@ritzcarlton.com
  • The Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa Abu Dhabi is offering an international buffet with Emirati flair at Ingredients. To break the fast, enjoy a selection of dates, dry figs and nuts along with fresh breads and Arabic pita. After that indulge in a selection of soup, salad and mezzeh before sampling a main course from one of the live cooking stations. Cost AED 175++ for adults and AED 100 ++ for children under ten. For more information contact: 02 656 1000.
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