Where to try Iftar in Abu Dhabi

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There are lots of places to take iftar in Abu Dhabi.

From grand tents to international buffets and à la carte set menus, the capital has something for everyone.

Here are more than 70 places that you can break your fast.

And while you're here, be sure to check out all things Ramadan in this dedicated section of our website.

Al Ain

Flavours
Sample terrific tastes from the Middle East, Europe and Asia at Hilton Al Ain’s all-day dining spot. You can opt for a huge buffet packed with an array of delicious dishes to break your fast throughout the month.
Dhs120 (buffet), Dhs60 (buffet for kids aged six-11). Hilton Al Ain, Al Sarooj District, Al Ain (03 768 6666).

Makhani Garden
A Ramadan tent will rise up at Makhani Garden throughout the Holy Month. Guests can enjoy a lavish three-course meal, featuring everything from continental classics to sweet pastries and fresh fruits, or go for the extensive buffet with lots of flavours and dishes to choose from.
Dhs99 (three-course meal), Dhs120 (buffet), Dhs60 (buffet for kids aged six-11). Hilton Al Ain, Al Sarooj District, Al Ain (03 768 6666).

Olive Tree
The casual eatery at Aloft Al Ain will be offering up an unlimited iftar buffet throughout the month, with special discounts for groups on offer on request.
Dhs120 (Sun-Thu), Dhs140 (Fri-Sat). Sunset onwards. Aloft Al Ain, Al Ain Square, Al Towayya (054 309 9662).

Zest
Indulge in a plentiful iftar buffet featuring a host of live stations, starters, main courses, desserts and juices. There will also be a dedicated kids’ zone, where the little ones will be kept occupied.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs239 (one beverage), half price (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). Daily sunset-10.30pm. Al Ain Rotana, Zayed Bin Sultan Street (03 754 5111).

Abu Dhabi

Al Bateen

Byblos Sur Mer

The refined Lebanese eatery is cooking up a treat during Ramadan. Diners can enjoy an array of mezze items along with live cooking stations and a dessert buffet.
Dhs225. Daily sunset-8.30pm. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street (02 666 6888).

Chamas
Make your iftar feed a family affair at this Brazilian restaurant. There are no less than 16 cuts of juicy meats available, along with a salad buffet and two Ramadan soups. Kids under 15 also eat for free (up to a maximum of three kids per family).
Dhs263. Daily Sunset-8pm. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street (02 666 6888).

Cho Gao Marina Walk

The Pan-Asian restaurant will be presenting a fantastic four-course set menu for iftar, boasting a wide selection of superb flavours from all across Asia.
Dhs160. Daily sunset-8pm. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street (02 666 6888).

Circo

The sophisticated Italian restaurant will be serving up a special set menu with a Tuscan twist during Ramadan.
Dhs160. Daily 6pm-11.30pm. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street (02 666 6888).

Selections

Delightful dishes sourced from all over the globe will be brought to the buffet for a variety-packed Ramadan.
Dhs190. Daily sunset-9pm. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street (02 666 6888).

Al Hudayriat Island


Al Majlis


This newly opened venue is sure to become a capital hotspot once word gets around. Try something new and head to their Iftar, which will be packed full of all your favourite dishes.

Dhs185. 6.30pm-9pm. Al Hudayriat Beach.

Al Raha and Khalifa City

Fairways
Swing on by for lovely views and fine food at the iftar offering at The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa. An extensive selection of global cuisine will be cooked up at Fairways, including lamb ouzi and chicken, lamb, camel and gazelle shawarma.
Dhs225. Sunset-8.30pm. The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Sas Al Nakhl (02 616 9999).

Jones the Grocer

Choose from à la carte dishes at this popular Aussie deli and casual eatery. Iftar is available from sunset until 1am.
À la carte. Sunset-1am. Various locations, including Al Muneera (02 558 9808).

Khayal

The iftar buffet at Khayal is heartily prepared amid a traditional ambience where Arabian warmth and hospitality come to life. There will also be a suhoor tent offering à la carte meals.
Dhs170 (per person), Dhs70 (kids). Daily 6.30pm-9pm. Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Al Forsan Village (02 201 4131).

Sevilla

The international eatery will be taking diners on a culinary voyage during Ramadan. A lavish spread will be prepared, including barbecue stations for lamb and beef, platters, Arabian delicacies, hot and cold mezze, salad and dishes from across Europe and the Far East. Group bookings for between 20 and 40 people coming with a handy Dhs39 discount during the week and Dhs49 at weekends.
Dhs196 (Sun-Thu), Dhs245 (Fri-Sat), half price (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). Sunset-11pm. Al Raha Beach Hotel & Resort, Channel Street (02 508 0555).

Al Maryah Island

99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant
The sleek and stylish Japanese eatery, the Best Newcomer winner at the Time Out Abu Dhabi Restaurant Awards 2017, will be laying out a suitably lavish iftar spread. The specially designed Ramadan menu is made up of ten terrific courses, including baby lamb gyozas, tiger prawn tempura, nigiri and fried aubergine.
Dhs199. Daily sunset-9pm, 10.30pm-11.30pm. The Galleria, Al Maryah Island (02 672 3333).

Al Maryah Ballroom

The impressive ballroom will be home to a spacious Ramadan tent throughout the month, inspired by a traditional, Middle Eastern design. A vast selection of live cooking stations and an expansive buffet will be on offer for everyone.
Dhs200, half-price (kids aged three-12) free (kids under three). Daily 7pm-9pm. Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island
(02 333 2222).

Al Meylas
The sleek venue will be supplying a modern twist to the iftar tradition. Executive Chef Giancarlo Di Francesco has devised a set menu, boasting flavours such as lentil or chicken soup, a wide variety of mezze, such as Emirati shrimp majboos and Moroccan chicken tagine and delightful dessert options of homemade katayef and a date cake.
Dhs185, half price (kids aged three-12), free (kids under three). Daily 7pm-9pm. Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 333 2222).

Biryani Pot
The casual spot in The Galleria is serving an iftar combo including the restaurant’s best-selling dishes (Biryanis, obviously).
Dhs59. Sunset-9pm. The Galleria, Al Maryah Island (02 676 6555).

Butcher & Still

The 1920s Chicago steakhouse-inspired venue will be offering a sizzling three-course menu, featuring a choice of starters, garden greens, truffle poutine and Caesar Salad, and main course dishes including Kansas City striploin, grilled prawns and mushroom Wellington, plus show-stealing desserts, including a delicious New York cheesecake.
Dhs250. Call for timings. Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 333 2222).

La Petite Maison
The sophisticated French-Mediterranean restaurant will be offering its classy à la carte menu for both iftar and suhoor. The Al Maryah Island venue will be closed for renovation during the first two weeks of Ramadan, but will be open to guests from Sunday, June 3. Diners will be offered complementary dates and soup to begin their meal.
Prices vary (à la carte menu). 7pm-11.30pm (from June 3). The Galleria, Al Maryah Island (02 692 9600).

Nolu's

The stylish eatery, which serves up a healthy blend of Californian cuisine with a Afghani twist, will be showcasing its best flavours in a bumper buffet. A host of delicious desserts will cap off the meal, including date and baklava cakes and a special Ramadan cake.
Dhs175. Noon-11pm. The Galleria, Al Maryah Island (800 66 587).

Sambusek

Expect a Ramadan food souk, with live stations serving all the favourites from this classy Lebanese restaurant.
Dhs195, Dhs98 (kids, call for ages). Sunset-9pm. Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 813 5578).

Al Zahiya

Essence Restaurant
An authentic iftar of traditional dishes is served at the excellent hotel restaurant until 8.30pm, after that time, international favourites will be available, all in the venue’s Arabesque setting.
Dhs230. Sunset-10.30pm. Beach Rotana AbuDhabi, Al Zahiya (02 697 9011).

Kahraman
The Southern Sun Abu Dhabi’s Middle Eastern restaurant will be presenting a buffet boasting a wealth of traditional Arabian delicacies along with an unlimited supply of juices, soft drinks and water. The venue has a lovely tent available especially for the month, too.
Dhs109 (adults), half price (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Mina Street (02 818 4888).

Latest Recipe

Latest Recipe has an iftar for the family that’s filled with traditional Ramadan dishes. The restaurant will serve up Middle Eastern, Asian, and Indian delicacies including mixed grills, vegetarian options, a pasta selection, and more. Think Moroccan fish tagine, Thai red chicken curry and even dim sum. There will also be a carving station and traditional beverages, including tamar hindi, made with sweet tamarind syrup, and qamer el din, an apricot-flavoured drink.
Dhs159 (per person, buy two, get one free), Dhs75 (kids aged five to 12), free (kids aged four and under). Daily sunset-10pm. Le Méridien Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiya (02 644 6666).

Corniche

Al Mayass

The Lebanese-Armenian venue is serving a set menu including hot and cold mezze, two main courses, sweets, fruits and drinks. À la carte is also available.
Dhs185, Dhs90 (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). Sheraton Hotel & Resort, Corniche Road (02 677 3333).

Bab Al-Qasr Hotel

The lavish five-star hotel will be capturing the essence of Arabian tradition at its Ramadan tent. Enjoy musical entertainment and Arabian coffee along with a wide range of cuisines served up in a vast buffet spread.
Dhs210 (including Ramadan beverages). Daily sunset onwards. Bab Al-Qasr Hotel, Corniche Road West (02 205 3000).

Emirates Palace

Enjoy one of the most opulent iftar experiences in the city at the majestic Emirates Palace. A spectacular Ramadan Pavilion will be set up on the Palace Terrace, providing stunning views looking out onto the five star hotel’s private beach and a vibrant atmosphere. The luxurious space will include a large dining area where the iftar buffet will be presented. Diners can savour the unique ambience while enjoying dishes from all corners of the globe, from traditional Emirati and Middle Eastern favourites to continental delicacies, available at a raft of live cooking and carving stations.
Dhs320. Daily sunset-9pm. Emirates Palace, West Corniche Road (02 690 7999).

Flavours
For an iftar that’s full of variety and flavours, Sheraton’s Flavours restaurant will be serving up Middle Eastern, Asian and Indian delicacies including vegetarian options, Arabian desserts, fresh fruits and more, including garlic-coriander shrimps and everyone’s favourite Arabian dessert umm ali.
Dhs174 (per person), Dhs87 (kids aged six to 12), free (kids aged five and under). Daily sunset-9pm. Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche Road (02 677 3333).

Hakkasan

Classy Chinese restaurant Hakkasan will be offering its own tasty take on the iftar feast. The brand new iftar menu will combine the restaurant’s signature dishes with a few authentic Arabian touches. Culinary delights to savour include Peking duck, steamed dim sum, five spices Wagyu beef ribs and chicken fried rice. The four-course meal will start with traditional Arabian sweets before moving on to the far eastern flavours for the rest of the meal.
Dhs228. Daily sunset to 8pm. Emirates Palace, West Corniche Road (02 690 7739).

Hala Ramadan Tent at Hilton Abu Dhabi

The air-conditioned tent, which can house up to 150 guests, will play host to an iftar packed with traditional delicacies, such as lamb ouzi, kofta, shorba soup and shawarma, an ample pastry corner featuring staples such as cheese kunafa, as well as a free-flow of juices and water. Located near Hiltonia Beach Garden, the tent has been a popular part of Ramadan in the capital for several years. It pays to bring friends and family along, too. For groups of 30 to 150 people, every one in ten people dine for free. And, a complimentary meal voucher for two will also be provided, along with beach and pool access for two people for one weekend.
Dhs210 (adults), Dhs85 (kids aged six-12). From sunset. Hilton Abu Dhabi, Corniche Road West (02 681 1900).

Horizon
The international eatery will be welcoming gatherings for an iftar celebration – and the more people who come along, the better the dining deal is.
Book for ten people and you can get one free seat and if you have a party of 100, you get ten complimentary seats.
Dhs185. From sunset until 10.30pm. Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, Corniche Road (02 657 0152).

Iftar in the Sky
Take your dining experience to a whole new level at the world’s highest suspended suite – 220 metres up in the sky at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi. The exclusive iftar experience includes a generous selection of Arabian delicacies and a dedicated dessert room featuring kunafa and atayef. Guests can
go individually or book for
private iftar gatherings.
Dhs320. Thu-Sat sunset-10pm. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Tower, the Corniche (02 694 4553).

La Terrazza

An international iftar spread will be laid on at this Hilton Abu Dhabi all-day dining spot. Indulge in traditional Arabian dishes, a variety of grills, a salad bar, soups and an assortment of desserts.
Dhs210 (adults), Dhs85 (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). Daily 7pm-10.30pm. Hilton Abu Dhabi, Corniche Road West (02 681 1900).

Layali Al Baraka

This special Ramadan venue is serving a traditional buffet and has live cooking stations including a seafood grill and saj bread counter. For every iftar, the hotel will donate Dhs1 to the charity, Make A Wish Foundation.
Dhs175. Sunset-9pm. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, West Corniche (02 811 5666).

Li Beirut
The Lebanese restaurant is serving a set menu, with live oud music to accompany it.
Dhs275.. Sunset-9pm. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, West Corniche (02 811 5666).

Lobby Lounge

The grand lobby lounge is serving an afternoon-themed iftar this year.
Dhs165. Sunset-9pm. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, West Corniche (02 811 5666).

Rosewater
There’s an iftar buffet at the light and airy restaurant, including refreshing beverages and grills.
Dhs220. Sunset-9pm. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, West Corniche (02 811 5666).

Sofitel Abu Dhabi
The five-star hotel has set up its vast Al Barza Tent, featuring authentic Levantine cuisine, such as lanb ouzi, Jordanian mansaf and a mixed grill station, plus activities for kids in a separate adjoining tent, too.
Dhs225. Daily from 7pm. Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, Corniche Road (02 813 7777).

The Terrace On The Corniche
Embark on a culinary voyage across the region featuring live cooking stations, authentic Middle Eastern dishes and flavours in keeping with Ramadan, while enjoying the superb, warm hospitality of the luxurious St. Regis Abu Dhabi at Nation Towers.
Dhs235 (including juices and water). Daily from sunset-11pm. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers, Corniche Road West (02 694 4553).

Toro Toro

A South American-themed set menu available every night through Ramdadan, with a camel ouzi made with Latin spices. Part of the proceeds will go towards charity, the Make A Wish Foundation.
Dhs199. From sunset (call for exact timings). Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, West Corniche
(02 811 5882).


Embassies District, Capital Centre and Zayed Sports City

C.Taste
An iftar featuring international dishes and Middle Eastern favourites, such as lamb ouzi
Dhs129. Sunset-9.30pm. Centro Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street
(02 409 6512).

Dine
The Aloft Abu Dhabi eatery will be hosting a bumper iftar buffet, including soft drinks, water, coffee and tea, throughout the Holy Month.

If you book your iftar ten days in advance you will bag a Dhs40 discount. Groups of 20 or more can enjoy their feed for Dhs99, too.
Dhs150, Dhs110 (early bird offer, if booked ten days in advance), Dhs99 (groups of 20 or more). Aloft Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (02 654 5121).

Pepper Restaurant

A traditional Arabic iftar with buffet and live stations will be served all month. If there are four of you, one person eats free, as well.
Dhs139, free (kids under 12). Sunset-10.30pm, Novotel Abu Dhabi Al Bustan, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Street
(02 501 6086).

Saffron
The new Pearl Rotana hotel will be hosting its very first iftar this year. From sunset, guests can indulge in a plentiful selection of international and Middle Eastern specialities, and an array of sweet desserts to share at Saffron, the hotel’s all-day dining spot. Looks all set to be a good start for the new hotel.
Dhs165 (soft drinks and iftar beverages). Daily sunset-9pm. Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street
(02 307 5555).

Silk Route Cafe
The iftar here includes a buffet with live stations serving traditional dishes such as lamb ouzi and shawarma. There are international dishes on offer, too.
Dhs125, Dhs65 (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). Sunset-10pm. Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi, Dhafeer Street
(02 487 4888).

Downtown Abu Dhabi

Bistro

The iftar buffet will bring together cuisines from across the Middle East, as well as India and Asia, in a menu that changes every day. Guests can wash down their fine feed with aromatic and flavourful Arabian tea and coffee at the Courtyard by Marriott venue.
Dhs170 (soft drinks and desserts). From sunset. Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Center Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street
(02 698 2222).

Cafe 302
Our reigning Best Café is open for Ramadan for the first time. Expect Middle Eastern delicacies crafted with love, made with top ingredients.
Dhs140. Sunset-8.30pm. Al Maha Arjaan, Fatima bint Mubarak Street (02 106 666).

Kuzbara
The Marriott Downtown venue will be serving an iftar buffet with local delicacies, a variety of international dishes, as well as daily specials and live cooking stations.
Dhs200. Sunset-8pm. Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi, Shaikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street (02 304 7777).

Layali Al Saadiyat

There’s an iftar buffet at this Ramadan tent, with a wide range of freshly-prepared local and international specialities using locally-sourced ingredients where possible.
Dhs199, half price (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). Sunset-8.30pm. Grand Milliennium Al Wahda, Hazza Bin Zayed Street (02 443 9999).

Layali El Hilmiya
Savour a bumper iftar spread in Le Royal Méridien’s huge air-conditioned Ramadan tent.

Guests can enjoy traditional tastes alongside international cuisine in a lavish buffet.

Lively entertainment and warm Arabian hospitality will also be served up all month to make this a Ramadan you’ll always remember.
Dhs170. From sunset until 8pm. Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa Street (02 674 2020).

Market Kitchen

The restaurant will be showcasing its extensive menu of global tastes with an Emirati influence during Ramadan, with the kitchen team utilising the boldest and freshest ingredients to make for a memorable meal time.
Dhs275. Daily from sunset-11pm. Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa Street (02 674 2020).

Meshwari
The casual Middle Eastern earty is serving a shawarma platter for individuals, including rice or fires, soup a salad and a soft drink. Or, you could order shawarma by the kilogram (it’s Dhs50 for 500g), which comes with fries, Arabic bread and sauce.
Various prices. Sunset-2am. Al Wahda Mall, Hazza Bin Zayed Street. Other locations: Al Bahar, Salam Street, Khalifa Street (600 500 404).

Tamba
A set menu that takes you through the award-winning Indian restaurant’s dishes.
Dhs110. Sunset-9pm. The Hub at The Mall, World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah (02 672 8888).

The Garden Restaurant
The light and airy international venue will be offering a sumptuous iftar buffet throughout Ramadan. Make sure to bring a dining companion, too, as a buy
one, get one free offer on the buffet is available.
Dhs175. Daily sunset-8.30pm. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street, Al Markaziya (02 616 6838).

Khalifa Park Area, Eastern Mangroves and Mushrif

Boa Steakhouse

The sleek steakhouse is serving a four-course Ramadan menu for iftar.
Dhs199. Sunset-10.30pm. Eastern Mangroves Promenade (02 641 1500).

Flooka
The classy seafood spot, overlooking the lush Eastern Mangroves, will be serving up lots of fresh flavours during Ramadan. A wide variety of healthy Mediterranean dishes will be on the buffet.
Dhs165. Daily sunset-8.30pm. Eastern Mangroves Promenade, Dhafeer Street (02 441 8244).

Ginger
The all-day dining restaurant will transform into a Middle Eastern oasis, offering a daily iftar buffet as well as international dishes.
Dhs199, Dhs99 (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). Park Rotana Abu Dhabi, Khalifa Park area
(02 657 3333).

Ingredients

The Anantara’s all-day dining spot will be serving up an array of Arabian and international dishes in an atmospheric Ramadan tent. Diners can enjoy food while enjoying the soothing musical strains of a kanoon player.
Dhs230. Daily sunset-3am. Eastern Mangroves Hotel and Spa by Anantara, Al Salam Street (02 656 1000).

Urban Kitchen
Enjoy the world on a plate at this Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi spot.

International fare will be dished out alongside Arabian favourites in a lavish iftar buffet, featuring a range of live cooking stations.

Top tastes such as hot and cold mezze, shawarma and falafel stations, mixed grills and freshly baked Arabic breads will be on offer along with signature dishes crafted by celebrity chef Kunal Kapur, to give foodie fans a taster of the culinary delights that will be on offer at his Indian restaurant Namak, due to launch at the hotel this year.
Dhs145 (juices, soft drinks and water), half price (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). Daily 7pm-10pm. Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, Al Muroor Road (02 698 8137).

Khor Al Maqta Area

Al Andalus Tent

The Fairmont’s tent will have a spread of traditional Middle Eastern dishes, live stations, an oud player and shisha. The price includes Ramadan juices, soft drinks and water.
Dhs235. 6pm-9pm. Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Khor Al Maqta (02 654 3238).

Barfly By Buddha-Bar

The sleek Venetian Village spot will be presenting an iftar menu full of delicious cuisine, while shisha will be available on the second floor and friends and family can also gather to play board games as they break their fast.
Prices vary (à la carte menu). Daily sunset-11pm (iftar menu), venue open until 2am. Venetian Village, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta
(050 315 0770).

Giornotte
The iftar buffet at Giornotte features family favourites from the region including Lebanese, Egyptian and Emirati dishes and refreshing Ramadan beverages in Oriental-inspired décor with lanterns, dates displays and traditional fabrics. The menu changes daily, so you’ll discover new flavours throughout the month.
Dhs235 (per person), Dhs120 (kids aged six to 11), free (kids aged five and under). May 15 to Jun 14, sunset-9pm. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (02 818 8888).

La Brasserie
A special iftar menu will be available alongside à la carte dishes such as caramelized onion soup, crispy goats’ cheese pastille, seared cod fillet and grilled striploin steak served with French fries and mixed green salad.
Dhs100. Daily 7.30pm-midnight. Venetian Village, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (050 315 0770).

Sofra Bld

The Shangri-La Hotel’s grand all-day dining venue will be hosting a stunning iftar, full of fantastic flavours such as the signature extravaganza Arabian stuffed whole lamb, dolma and mousakhan, plus a variety of Arabian desserts such as lugaimat, umm ali and cheese kunafa.
Dhs205. Sunset-8pm. Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, Khor Al Maqta (02 509 8888).

Todd English's Olives
The classy Mediterranean-inspired restaurant will be cooking up an iftar set menu during Ramadan. Diners can enjoy family-style starters, such as spiced chickpea soup and the Olives mezze platter, alongside more substantial dishes including grilled skirt steak done tandoori-style and seafood risotto.
Dhs120. Open daily noon-midnight. Venetian Village, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal (050 315 0770).

Kaizen
The Japanese favourite will be serving up a special menu for the Holy Month, made up of Far Eastern delicacies such as grilled rice cake and noodles, sushi rolls, vegetable soup, meat and seafood, and sweet treats such as ice cream mochi and sorbet.
Dhs195. Open daily noon-12am. Venetian Village, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal (050 315 0770).

Nurai Island and Saadiyat Island

Frangipani
The bright restaurant at the luxury Zaya Nurai Island Resort is hosting a set-menu iftar throughout Ramadan.
Dhs300 (plus taxes). Sunset-9pm. Zaya Nurai Island
(02 506 6274).

Olea

Authentic Arabian flavours share a table with continental cuisine at this extensive iftar buffet at the luxurious St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort.
Dhs275 (per adult), Dhs 135 (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi (02 498 8888).

Sim Sim
The newly-launched Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas will be playing a full role in the Ramadan celebrations.

The swish hotel’s all-day dining spot, Sim Sim will be hosting a souq-inspired iftar experience, complete with an array of Arabian favourites plus a performance from an Oud player.

Arts and crafts from the Al Ghadeer UAE Crafts Centre will also be on display.This is a newbie that is absolutely worth checking out.
Dhs209 (adult), Dhs104 (kids aged six-12), free (kids under six). Daily sunset-9.30pm. Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Saadiyat Island
(02 697 0000).

Ruwais and Sir Bani Yas Island

Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts
A family-style four course iftar spread will be laid on a trio of resort restaurants, Al Shams, Olio and Savannah.
From Dhs150. Sir Bani Yas Island (02 801 5400).

Tides

You’ll find a large selection of fruits, vegetables, fresh Ramadan juices, traditional Middle Eastern dishes, mezze, salads and soups here.
Dhs149. Sunset-10.30pm. Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort, Al Ruwais (02 801 2222).

Yas Island

Assymetri
The charming Yas Island venue is serving a buffet of international and Arabic dishes throughout the month.
Dhs140. Sunset-10pm. Radisson Blu Abu Dhabi, Yas Island (02 656 2000).

Carluccio's
Enjoy an Italian-style iftar, with either a two- or three-course set menu of classic dishes.
Dhs109 (two-courses), Dhs129 (three courses). From sunset. Yas Mall, Yas Island (02 565 1004). Other locations: Eastern Mangroves Promenade (02 441 3814), The Galleria, Al Maryah Island (02 565 0924).

Choices
This iftar buffet includes Middle Eastern favourites and a barbecue station.
Dhs150, free (kids under six). 7pm-11pm. Yas Island Rotana, Golf Plaza, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi (02 656 4000).

Rangoli

The Indian restaurant is serving kebabs, dishes from the tandoor, curries, biryanis and vegetarian items.
Dhs150, free (kids under six). 7pm-midnight. Yas Island Rotana, Golf Plaza, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi (02 656 4000).

Sushi Central
There are bento boxes available every night, should you fancy a Japanese iftar.
From Dhs45. Sat-Thu sunset-11.45; Fri sunset-midnight. Yas Marina Circuit (050 596 6703). Other locations: Khaladiya, Mina.

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