Ramadan 2019: Best Iftars in Abu Dhabi
From traditional iftars at the city’s Middle Eastern restaurants to set menus and lavish buffets at high-end eateries, here what’s on offer this Ramadan in the capital. While Abu Dhabi has multiple options for those who want to experience a traditional iftar in terms of food, ambience and music, as well as a host of others that will serve up classic dishes with a modern twist, and some truly decadent desserts. Here’s our pick of best Iftars in Abu Dhabi.
The Terrace at St. Regis
Ever thought of breaking your fast 220 metres in the sky! Yes, nothing can be better than the iftar being served at the most inspiring setting created at the Abu Dhabi Suite, the world’s highest suspended suite. Also there’s a huge variety of traditional Arabian delicacies, a dedicated dessert room (featuring all the best sweet treats like kunafa and atayef) and live music to help set the mood. You’d be hard pushed to find an iftar in the capital that could be more glamorous than this.
Time: Daily during Ramadan from sunset to 11pm
Price: AED 235 per person including Iftar buffet, Ramadan juices and water.
Contact: 02 694 4553 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sofra Bld Iftar at Shangri-La Hotel
This iftar has a real authentic feel! With stand-out dishes like Arabian stuffed whole lamb, slow-roasted camel meat, grilled goat and Gulf prawns, you’re sure to be taken away by Arabic hospitality. Meanwhile, the dessert table includes an actual tower of baklava, homemade ice cream such as lugaimat and kunafa and more.
Time: Daily during Ramadan from sunset to 8pm
Price: Dh 205 per person plus a 20 per cent discount for the first 10 days if you book before Ramadan begins.
Contact: 02 509 8555 or email email@example.com
Sim Sim at Saadiyat Rotana
If you’re looking for a full Arabian experience, head on to the brand new five-star hotel Saadiyat Rotana. Its celebrating Ramadan with a special iftar in Sim Sim restaurant. Featuring more than 100 dishes from around the world, including Emirati delicacies, Iranian grills, European favorites and Asian dishes, it offers a global culinary experience. With views over Saadiyat beach, the feast is concluded with lovely desserts like khabeesa, dates and walnut maamoul, while kids will be kept amused with games and entertainment. You can also buy sustainable crafts from local charity Al Ghadeer, the proceeds of which go towards empowering underprivileged women.
Time: Daily during Ramadan from sunset to 10pm
Price: Dh 199 per person
Contact: 02 697 0000
Todd English’s Olives
Todd English’s Olives
The Ritz-Carlton offers three courses of Mediterranean delights. Iftar menu includes starters such as spiced chick pea soup and olives mezze platter; plus feta cheese, smoked eggplant purée and ground lamb ﬂatbread. Mains include chicken and pappardelle, grilled skirt steak tandoori, seafood risotto with seasonal vegetables. Desserts include vanilla gelato with fresh berries and raspberry sauce. Also, you can relax in the homey bar area, or outside by the pretty Grand Canal. Either way it’s a fantastic way of breaking your fast.
Time: Daily during Ramadan from 7pm
Price: Dh 120 per person plus taxes
Contact: 050 315 0770