OUR TOP 10 PICKS FOR IFTAR IN THE CAPITAL!

OUR TOP 10 PICKS FOR IFTAR IN THE CAPITAL!
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If there’s one thing we all look forward to during Ramadan, it’s a grand iftar that leaves us wanting more! So, in that same spirit, we thought of bringing you scrumptious feasts across Abu Dhabi that you simply can’t pass up this month.

Dusit Thani


Indulge in all your favorite Middle Eastern dishes at the third highest hotel atrium in the world. Starting from 7pm, Urban Kitchen at Dusit Thani will be hosting a glorious iftar that features the finest in cuisines from across the globe, including traditional Middle Eastern delights. The whole restaurant has been transformed into a gorgeous Arabian space for the occasion. Packages start from AED 185 per head.

Rixos Saadiyat Island


This is one iftar you’d be writing home about. Held at the spectacular luxury resort Rixos Saadiyat Island, expect a grand buffet at Turquoise featuring a range of mouth-watering Arabic and Turkish dishes. With a number of live cooking stations, everything on the menu is enough to make you want to keep coming back for more – and you can, since the iftar takes place daily from 7pm to 8:30pm. Packages start from AED 260 per head.

Rosewood


For those who’ve been in the capital long enough, a trip to Rosewood Hotel means experiencing luxury like no other. So, you must have a pretty good idea of what to expect at their Sambusek Tent this Ramadan – think unbelievable views of the Arabian Gulf while enjoying the best in local, regional and international cuisines. If that's not enough, shisha-lovers can kick-back with friends and their favorite flavored hubbly-bubbly. Packages start from AED 205 per head.

Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island


If you’re looking for a traditional iftar experience while enjoying a few Asian and international dishes as well, Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island is hosting one at its all-day dining restaurant called Jing Asia from 7pm until 11pm. You’ll find plenty of carving and cooking stations dotted across the venue – the menu is one that’ll leave you spoiled for choice. Packages start from AED 170 per person.

Fairmont Bab Al Bahar


One of the most stunning hotels in the capital, Fairmont Bab Al Bahar will be offering an iftar in its ever-popular Al Andalus Tent from sunset until 9pm. There’s always a huge turn out, so we’d recommend getting there early to grab a spot – although it shouldn’t be too difficult since the tent can accommodate more than 500 people! You’ll be in for a grand buffet with all your favorite Middle Eastern dishes and Ramadan juices and drinks on the menu. Packages start from AED 235 per person.

Emirates Palace


Talk about an iftar with a view! This Ramadan, head to the Palace Terrace at the Emirates Palace for a fabulous buffet with enviable views of the beach. Held every night, choose from a selection of traditional delights and signature dishes while taking in gorgeous sunset views. There’ll be plenty on the menu – a perfect iftar for those with a huge appetite! Packages start from AED 295 per head.

Anantara Eastern Mangroves


Fancy an iftar featuring Emirati, Lebanese, Thai, Indian and other International favorites this Ramadan? That’s exactly what you can expect at Ingredients located in the beautiful Anantara Eastern Mangroves this whole month. With a daily iftar starting from sunset until 9pm, sit back amidst the gorgeous Ramadan décor while indulging in a grand feast like no other. Packages start from AED 199 per person.

Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi


Who doesn’t love a lavish iftar?! Head to the Al Maryah Ballroom at the Four Seasons Hotel which provides the backdrop for this luxurious iftar featuring a variety of Lebanese, Indian, Asian and Egyptian dishes. A live oud player will further set the mood for the evening as you take your pick from the finest in regional cuisines. Packages start from AED 195 per person.

InterContinental Abu Dhabi 


If the thought of starting your iftar with hot and cold mezze gets you excited, you will undoubtedly love the lavish iftar hosted by Byblos Sur Mer at the InterContinental Abu Dhabi. With a menu that features everything from mixed grills to spicy lamb sausages, you can take your time with the specials as the iftar goes on until 8:30pm. Don’t forget to save room for desserts. Packages start from AED 250 per person.

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers


This month, Layali Al Baraka is going all out for its Ramadan celebrations. Located in the fantastic Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, your iftar will feature a range of favorite Middle Eastern dishes – so expect a delicious food spread that’ll have you coming back for more. A live oud player will take you through the whole evening at the beautiful venue. Packages start from AED 180 per head.

The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi


Gather together with friends and family for a grand iftar at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi this Ramadan. With plenty of regional favorites on the menu, indulge in some of the finest in Middle Eastern cuisine at one of Abu Dhabi’s most well-known iftars in Giornotte. A traditional qanun player adds a nice touch to the whole evening. Packages start from AED 235 per head.

**Pictures courtesy of venue's Facebook page or website**

 
Article published: 9th May, 2019
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