Embrace the spirit of the Holy Month.
The dining scene in the capital is going all out to make sure you experience the best food and hospitality this Ramadan. To ensure you embrace the traditions of the Holy Month, FACT highlights some of the best places for iftar in Abu Dhabi this year.
99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant
99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant welcomes the Holy Month with a lavish 12-course menu featuring beloved classics and superb signatures. Start your gastronomic adventure with a truffle-infused Capumiso soup followed by Kobe Edamame sautéed in wagyu fat, Chicken Gyozas glazed in saffron, and King Crab Leg au Gratin. Indulge in the spectacular Temptsuzu Maki, Vegano Maki, Seabass Flambé and Salmon Flambé. The main course features a lamb rack glazed in teriyaki jus and served with Ohitashi rice. Available daily from sunset. AED 275 per person.
GO: Call 02 672 3333 for reservations and more information.
Set within the Flamingo Collection on Al Maryah Island, African Lounge presents a sharing-style iftar featuring top-tier local and seasonal produce across a lavish four-course spread. Enjoy Corn Fritters, Grilled Bao Buns with Malay spiced butter, Prawn Arancini seasoned with a masala blend and Prawn Sosaties marinated in spiced lemon butter. The main course selection features Chicken Pot Pie or Wagyu steak, while desserts include Sticky Toffee Pudding or Vanilla Panna Cotta with maple, sesame praline, and honeycomb. Available daily from sunset. AED 500 for two people.
GO: Visit african-lounge.com for reservations and more information.
Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa
Immerse yourself in the outdoor setting of Al Mabeet Desert Camp this Ramadan. Within a traditional Arabian tent embellished with Bedouin décor, enjoy a traditional iftar that showcases local and international dishes. Tuck into succulent mixed grills, Moroccan tagines or the legendary Zarb, a Bedouin-inspired dish slow-cooked underground for 18 hours. As you enjoy your meal by the glow of a bonfire, the soothing sounds of a live Qanun player will enchant you beneath the desert's star-filled sky. Available daily from sunset to 10pm. AED 210 per person.
GO: Call 02 204 4444 for reservations and more information.
Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel
Immerse yourself in the vibrant tastes of Middle Eastern gastronomy at Ingredients Restaurant this Ramadan. The buffet will feature classic selections, including Lamb Ouzi, Mixed Grills and Umm Ali. Opt for a cosy indoor setting or embrace the beauty of the outdoors on the restaurant's two magnificent al fresco terraces, where you can enjoy the serene views of the mangroves. Adding to the ambience, a Ramadan Souq within the restaurant will feature various activities and stalls, including live painting, calligraphy, henna artistry, spice markets, live cooking demonstrations, and the tunes of an Oud player. Available dally from sunset to 9pm. AED 279 per person.
GO: Call 056 503 5121 for reservations and more information.
Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi
Experience Ramadan at the Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi with iftar inside a Guinness World Record holder. At Cyan Brasserie, guests can break their fast with an iftar buffet showcasing flavours inspired by traditional Bedouin cuisine, complemented by international delicacies and a selection of teas, coffees, and refreshing Ramadan juices. Amidst the plentiful buffet, guests can delight in live carving stations and dishes like chebab, shawarma, and desserts. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 225 per person.
GO: Visit www.hyattrestaurants.com for reservations and more information.
Visit Radisson Blu Yas Island, where exciting live stations and refreshing Ramadan beverages await you amidst the iftar buffet at Assymetri. Serenade your senses with the soothing melodies of Arabian music in the background, or sample fragrant shishas as you dine. Available daily from sunset to 10:30pm. AED 159 per person or AED 79 for children aged six to 12 years.
GO: Visit www.yasplazahotels.com for reservations and more information.
Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers
Immerse yourself in the world of Layali Al Baraka's traditional majlis pop-up and delve into Emirati heritage. Indulge in a culinary carnival featuring dishes curated from recipes passed down by local Emirati chefs. Diners can savour delights from the MICHELIN-selected Li Beirut, Jose by Pizarro, and desserts by Executive Pastry Chef Sumeda. As the sun sets, daily prizes await, ranging from luxurious staycations to indulgent spa treatments. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 180 per person (Weeks one and four of Ramadan) and AED 210 per person (weeks two and three of Ramadan).
Courtyard by Marriott WTC Abu Dhabi
As the sun sets and families come together to break their fast, guests visiting Bistro Restaurant in Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Center can enjoy an iftar buffet in a relaxed and charming setting. Enjoy a generous spread of Middle Eastern specialities and beverages including hot and cold mezze, salads, soups, international delicacies and a selection of Arabic sweets and desserts. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 199 per couple and AED 55 for children aged five to 11 years.
GO: Call 02 698 2222 for reservations and more information.
COYA Abu Dhabi
As the golden sunset hues adorn the waters, the ‘Your iftar, the COYA way’ menu offers a comprehensive Peruvian dining experience overlooking Al Maryah Island. The iftar menu begins with Anticuchos de Berenjena, Burrata, Maki de Champiñones and Picante de Pepino. For the main course, you can choose from the Arroz Nikkei with Chilean Sea Bass and Bomba Rice, Bife Angosto Wagyu, Grilled Salmon with Miso, Lomo de Res or Pollo a la Parrilla. A Pastel de Datiles Ramadan dessert featuring date cake, honeycomb ice cream, figs, and saffron will end the evening. Available daily from sunset to 7:30pm. AED 239 per person.
GO: Visit www.coyarestaurant.com for reservations and more information.
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
Under the starlit sky, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi's architecturally striking SkyDome sets the perfect backdrop for an exceptional iftar. Expect Middle Eastern favourites, complemented by specialities from the 2024 Michelin-selected Indian restaurant Namak and the Thai venue Benjarong. Live stations, luxurious private dining areas, and the melodies of an oud player will elevate the experience. Available daily from sunset. AED 195 per person and AED 98 for children aged six to 12 years.
GO: Call 02 698 8888 for reservations and more information.
Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental Abu Dhabi
Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental Abu Dhabi is home to one of the grandest Ramadan offerings in the country. Located between a private beach and Qasr Al Watan, Majilis by the Sea spans 1,100 seats indoors and outdoors. Inside, guests can expect exceptional curated gifts from Episodes and The Spa at Mandarin Oriental. Guests can explore the sushi station or tuck into authentic Arabic dishes. The Michelin-starred restaurants Hakkasan and Talea by Antonio Guida will showcase dishes. Available daily from sunset to 8:30pm. AED 345 per person.
Erth Abu Dhabi
Savour authentic culinary creations for iftar at Al Rimal Restaurant this Ramadan. From a fully laden buffet with interactive cooking stations to live oud music, Erth Abu Dhabi has everything you need to make your experience unforgettable. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 285 for adults and AED 140 for children (aged six to 12 years).
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
This Al Andalus Tent contemporary Arabic tent at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr will enchant guests with its architectural splendour, cultural motifs and views over the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The festive feast features live cooking stations, lamb carving, manakish, ouzi stations, shawarma, and barbecued meats and seafood. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 289 per person.
GO: Visit www.fairmont.com for reservations and more information.
Fouqet's Abu Dhabi
Embrace the spirit of togetherness under the majestic dome of the Louvre Abu Dhabi as you indulge in the Ramadan menu at Fouquet's Abu Dhabi. The meal includes beetroot hummus with feta cheese, crispy Omani prawns with chickpea purée, falafel, guacamole and red lentil soup. The main course features a slow-cooked leg of lamb accompanied by vegetable saloona and oriental rice. Conclude your evening with a spectacular platter of fresh tropical fruits and creamy rose rice pudding with saffron ice cream. Available daily from sunset. AED 350 per person.
GO: Call 02 205 4200 for reservations and more information.
Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island
During Ramadan, The Liwa Tent at Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island transforms into a magical oasis embellished with Arabesque designs and live entertainment. Visitors are invited to indulge in an iftar buffet that showcases a mix of local and global delicacies designed to delight the palate. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 300 for adults and AED 150 for children aged six to 12 years.
GO: Call 02 333 2222 for reservations and more information.
Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl
Celebrate the joy of the holy month by breaking your fast with a traditional iftar buffet at Sahha. Delight in three rotating menus, offering a spread that includes hot and cold mezze, plus Arabic, Asian, and Indian cuisines. Indulge in traditional sweets and Ramadan-special beverages, including Laban Airan, Jellab, Tamer Hindi, and Karkadi. Available daily, from sunset to 10:30pm. AED 240 per person (including Ramadan beverages).
Grand Millennium Al Wahda
Experience Ramadan in Layali Haritna at Grand Millennium Al Wahda. The hotel offers a memorable iftar meal featuring live entertainment and delectable dishes like lamb ouzi, shawarma and Turkish ice cream. Enjoy the open tent outdoor area or cosy indoor ambience. Available daily from sunset to 9:30pm. AED 190 per person.
Celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan with your loved ones by visiting Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche for an unforgettable iftar experience. The talented chefs will craft a surf and turf iftar buffet featuring live BBQ stations, paella and ouzi stations, Moroccan specialities and an Emirati cuisine corner. Available daily from sunset to 9:30pm. AED 285 per person.
GO: Visit www.sofitelabudhabicorniche.com for reservations and more information.
Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Enjoy iftar under the stars at The Courtyard in Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island. Tuck into comforting soups, an assortment of hot and cold mezze and memorable mains featuring options like butter chicken, lamb okra, samak harra, shrimp biryani and vegetable saloona. The evening also features live stations for chicken shawarma, falafel, lamb ouzi, manakish, and pasta. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 195 per person.
GO: Call 02 208 6900 for reservations and more information.
Head to Crowne Plaza Yas Island, where enchanting live stations and Ramadan drinks await amidst the iftar buffet at Jing Asia. Serenade your senses with the soothing melodies of Arabian instrumental music in the background, or sample fragrant shishas as you dine. Available daily from sunset to 10:30pm. AED 159 per person or AED 79 for children aged six to 12 years.
GO: Visit www.yasplazahotels.com for reservations and more information.
José by Pizarro
Savour an iftar with a Spanish twist at José by Pizarro and enjoy a tapas experience curated for Ramadan. Indulge in nine flavour-infused dishes with your loved ones, including Croquetas and Lamb Neck Paella. Available daily from sunset to 11pm. AED 250 per person.
Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort
Create cherished memories this Ramadan at The Ballroom, Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort. Gather your loved ones for an unforgettable experience and indulge in a lavish iftar buffet boasting international flavours and traditional Arabic delicacies. Savour special treats, including live Turkish ice cream and Knafeh stations, alongside themed Ramadan juices. Available daily from sunset to 10pm. AED 280 per person.
GO: Visit www.jumeirah.com for reservations and more information.
Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi
Celebrate time-honoured Ramadan traditions at Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi where a perfect blend of culinary delights, cultural richness, and serene moments awaits. Indulge in iftar dining experiences to unlock exclusive daily and weekly giveaways, infusing an extra touch of delight into your Ramadan festivities. Available daily from sunset. AED 178 (buffet only) or AED 219 (buffet and unlimited mocktails, tea and coffee).
GO: Call 800 101 101 for reservations and more information.
Embark on an intimate and luxurious dining experience at Li Beirut in Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers. Enjoy a set menu featuring premium mezze, succulent grilled kebabs, and traditional Lebanese desserts, accompanied by live music. Available daily from sunset until 9pm. AED 250 per person.
LPM Restaurant & Bar
Commencing on the first day of Ramadan, the FACT award winning LPM introduces its iftar menu. Delve into a four-course meal comprising soup, dates, a selection of two starters to share, one main course, one dessert, and additional side dishes. The dishes include Burrata with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil, Homemade Arabiatta Pasta, Pan-fried Seabream with Pesto and Provencal vegetables, Snails With Garlic Butter, and Warm Prawns with Olive Oil and Lemon Juice. Conclude the feast with a Chocolate Bar and Date Cake with Milk Ice Cream or Vanilla Cheesecake. Available daily from sunset to 8:30pm. AED 270 per person.
GO: Visit https://lpmrestaurants.com for reservations and more information.
Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi
Enjoy a festive feast with the lavish iftar buffet at Khayal Restaurant. Delight in an array of traditional Arabic flavours and international delicacies meticulously crafted across six live stations, complemented by a sushi counter, fresh juices, and authentic Ramadan beverages. Save room for the decadent dessert stations boasting Baklawa towers and indulgent ice cream selections. Available daily from sunset to 9:30pm. AED 240 per person.
GO: Call 02 201 4131 for reservations and more information.
Mazaj Bab Al Bahr
The Levantine restaurant at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr will offer a specially crafted three-course set menu inspired by the rich culinary traditions of Lebanon, Türkiye, and the UAE this Ramadan. Whether you dine inside or savour the evening breeze on the terrace, you can expect aromatic delicacies and a feast for the senses. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 245 per person.
GO: Visit www.fairmont.com for reservations and more information.
NIRI Restaurant & Bar
Break your fast at the FACT Award-winning NIRI Restaurant & Bar this Ramadan. The modern Japanese concept offers a three-course Iftar menu created by head chef Yasuyuki Takemoto. Highlight dishes include shio bream (whole grilled sea bream with preserved lemon), corn tempura (sweet corn kakiage and ponzu), sesame soya beef (tenderloin with sweet soya and roasted sesame seeds) and Kinako pistachio cheesecake with sour cherry compote. Available daily from sunset. AED 200 per person.
Indulge in an exquisite Ramadan experience at the FACT Award winning Oii. The restaurant's irresistible iftar will offer unlimited culinary delights. Delight your palate with a live grill section sizzling with flavour, or savour the freshness of a live pasta and risotto station. Gather with friends and family in a warm atmosphere and celebrate the spirit of togetherness. Available daily from sunset to 2am. AED 168 (adults) and AED 84 (children).
GO: Call 02 628 2983 for reservations and more information.
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Villas
Enjoy a sumptuous Arabian Nights-themed Iftar under the stars at The Oasis. Expect a generous selection of signature dishes within a traditional Ramadan setting. The Bedouin-style feast features live cooking stations for Emirati, Indian, international, Jordanian and Moroccan cuisine, from the rich flavours of Emirati Machboos and the aromatic spices of Moroccan Tagine to Jordanian Mansaf and Middle Eastern desserts. Available daily, from sunset to 9pm. AED 350 per person.
GO: Email email@example.com for reservations and more information.
Park Rotana Abu Dhabi
Ginger at Park Rotana Abu Dhabi is a relaxed venue to break your fast this Ramadan. The daily Iftar buffet features Middle Eastern and international cuisines, live cooking stations and a generous dessert display. With indoor and outdoor seating, all packages include free-flowing Ramadan drinks. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 189 per person.
GO: Call 02 657 3322 for reservations and more information.
Pearl Rotana Capital Centre
Immerse yourself in the essence of Ramadan with an Arabic and international iftar menu at Saffron restaurant in Pearl Rotana Capital Centre. Enjoy hot and cold mezze, salads, soups, lamb ouzi, mixed grills, shawarma stations, and traditional Arabic desserts while being serenaded by a live Oud player. Available daily from sunset to 10pm. AED 190 per person.
GO: Call 02 307 5553 for reservations and more information.
Rixos Marina Abu Dhabi
Dive into a Turkish-inspired feast this Ramadan at Rixos Marina Abu Dhabi. Sip on refreshing Ramadan drinks while enjoying an expansive buffet and live Turkish music. Choose between the inviting outdoor ambience or the cosy indoors for a memorable meal. Available daily from sunset to 8:30pm. AED 299 per person.
GO: Call 02 498 0000 for reservations and more information.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi
As dusk falls, experience the enchanting atmosphere of Aqua in Rosewood Abu Dhabi. Backed by stunning views of the Abu Dhabi skyline, the iftar offering features live culinary stations, traditional dishes and refreshing drinks, accompanied by the beautiful tones of a live oud player. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 235 per person (weeks one and four) and AED 255 per person (weeks two and three).
GO: Call 02 813 5550 for reservations and more information.
Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas
Experience the enchanting Ramadan Nights at Sim Sim Restaurant, a captivating addition to Saadiyat Island's Ramadan offerings. Enter a world of tranquillity and culinary delights, surrounded by the warm glow of lanterns and soothing melodies. Saadiyat Rotana Resort's outdoor tent sets the stage for savouring a variety of traditional delicacies. Available daily from sunset to 10:30pm. AED 350 per person.
Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi
Culinary enthusiasts are invited to revel in the spirit of Ramadan as they enjoy a Grand Iftar at Sofra in Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi. The vast buffet will be made up of authentic flavours from across the region. Guest chefs from Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul, will be flown in to showcase authentic Turkish flavours for the Holy Month. Available daily, from sunset. AED 288 per person.
GO: Call 02 509 8555 for reservations and more information.
Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche
Create unforgettable memories with your loved ones at Corniche All Day Dining in Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche this Ramadan. Indulge in an irresistible iftar featuring mezze stations, live cooking stations, and a dedicated area for Arabic desserts. Available daily from sunset to 9:30pm. AED 255 per person.
GO: Visit www.sofitelabudhabicorniche.com for reservations and more information.
Southern Sun Abu Dhabi
Experience the Holy Month with a bountiful iftar buffet at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi's stunning day-to-night dining destination, Balcon Terrace. Embrace Ramadan traditions with hot and cold mezze, live cooking stations, traditional lamb ouzi, Ramadan juices and Qanun music. Available daily from sunset to 8:30pm. AED 149 per person.
GO: Call 056 515 3388 for reservations and more information.
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
Enjoy a memorable iftar meal at The Terrace on the Corniche with a buffet that spans international cuisines and local traditions. Indulge in salads, hot appetisers like merguez sausages and paneer pakora, main courses in clay pots, and grilled seafood. The dessert section includes Levantine, Greek, and Turkish delights. Available daily from sunset to 11pm. AED 260 per person.
GO: Call 02 694 4553 for reservations and more information.
The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort
Experience the spirit of Ramadan at Oléa, where the serene outdoor dining area or the sophisticated indoor setting will ensure an extraordinary experience. Oléa's live cooking stations present Turkish kebabs, Moroccan delights, a seafood section, freshly made pasta, and rich curries. The evening concludes with a selection of decadent desserts and live oud music. Available daily from sunset to 11pm. AED 275 per person.
GO: Call 02 498 8443 for reservations and more information.
As dusk envelops the capital, make your way to the FACT Award winning Ting Irie Abu Dhabi for iftar. Indulge in a menu that fuses Jamaican flavours with the essence of Ramadan. The four-course feast features Curry Vegetables with Coconut Rice, Glazed Short Ribs, Jerk Hummus, Pumpkin Soup and Blueberry Cheesecake for dessert. To enhance your dining experience, enjoy an unlimited supply of Jallab, Nojitos, and soft beverages. Available daily from sunset. AED 95 per person
GO: Visit www.tingirie.com for reservations and more information.
VOGO Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa
Celebrate the Spirit of Ramadan with iftar on the Lawn at VOGO Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa. Partake in an evening of togetherness and reflection set against the resort's serene and picturesque garden setting. The iftar menu features hot and cold mezze, a selection of salads and soups, lamb ouzi and live stations for mixed grills and shawarma. Available daily from sunset. AED 235 for adults and AED 105 for children.
GO: Visit www.vogohotels.com/ramadan for reservations and more information.
W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island
This Ramadan, Garage invites you and your loved ones to break your fast with an iftar buffet featuring many live stations offering an array of extraordinary culinary creations. Dive into a world of flavours with offerings including Arabic Spice Salmon, Butter Chicken, Chicken Shawarma, Lamb Ouzi and Malaysian Martabak with Beef. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 245.
GO: Visit www.wabudhabidining.com for reservations and more information.