When Ramadan takes place in Abu Dhabi, there are two meals that those who are fasting have.
After sunset there is iftar and before sunrise there is suhoor.
Restaurants across the city are hosting suhoors, and we’ve listed them here, by area.
Ramadan 2019 is due to start on Sunday May 5 and go on until Tuesday June 4, when there will be a public holiday for Eid al-Fitr.
However, dates are subject to change because Ramadan is determined by the sighting of a new moon.
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- Al Ain
- Al Bateen
- Al Raha & Khalifa City
- Al Maryah Island
- Al Zahiya
- Downtown Abu Dhabi
- Khalifa Park area
- Khor Al Maqta
- Mushrif & Embassies District
- Saadiyat Island
- Yas Island
- Further afield
Al Ain Rotana
Order Middle Eastern specialities, shisha and refreshing drinks while enjoying live entertainment from an oud player, games a quiz and more in the comfort of the Al Zaeem Tent.
Dhs50 (minimum spend). Daily sunset-3am. Al Ain Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (03 754 5111).
Get set for another day by feasting hot and cold starters, Middle Eastern main courses, desserts and a special selection of Ramadan drinks. There’s also a buy ten, get two free offer.
Dhs69, Dhs30 (kids aged six to 12), free (under sixes). 11pm-3am. Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Al Ain, Al Sarooj (03 768 6666).
Byblos Sur Mer
Take your place in the Byblos Sur Mer tent by the marina and unwind in the wee hours with a selection of Middle Eastern food on offer, live entertainment and a relaxed atmosphere.
Dhs95 (minimum spend). Daily 9.30pm-3am. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Saud Street (800 423 463).
Al Khayal Tent
Recharge your batteries and relax at the Al Khayal Tent where you can fil up on a range of seasonal favourites from the buffet or take your pick from the à la carte in a chilled atmosphere.
Dhs99. Daily 9.30pm-1.30am. Marriot Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi, Khalifa City A (02 201 4131).
The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa
Unwind with friends and take in the views over the golf course at this super friendly hotel. The suhoor deal includes authentic Middle Eastern nibbles and unlimited amounts of tea and coffee.
Dhs150. 9pm onwards. The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Khalifa City A (02 616 9999).
99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant
Savour a ten-course menu of fresh seafood and creative Japanese plates at this very stylish restaurant on Al Maryah Island. There’s turbot flambe nigiri, steak and rice, mochi ice cream and much more.
Dhs199. 10.30pm-11.30pm. The Galleria, Al Maryah Island (02 672 3333).
Al Maryah Ballroom Ramadan Tent
Take your spot in the stunning ballroom at Four Season Abu Dhabi where guests are invited to enjoy an evening of traditional Middle Eastern dishes, sweet treats and beverages in an elegant and relaxing atmosphere.
Various prices. Daily 9pm-2am. Four Seasons Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 333 2222).
Connect with family and friends and enjoy all the spoils of a sumptuous suhoor at Al Meylas where you can feast on a host of Middle Eastern specialities into the small hours before the sun rises.
Various prices. Daily 10pm-2am. Four Seasons Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 333 2222).
Choose from the suhoor set menu or take your pick from the à la carte offering. The melodic sounds of kanoon and oud duo Khalid & Razan will help you relax.
Dhs135 (set menu). 10pm-midnight. Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 813 5550).
Take a seat and relax at Essence or head outside to dine under the stars on the terrace where you can choose from a range of seasonal specialities and enjoy a chilled Ramadan night with family and friends. The tent on the adjoining Essence terrace creates the perfect venue for suhoor. Shisha is also available.
Various prices. Daily 8.30pm-12.30am. Beach Rotana, Al Zahiyah (02 697 9011).
Guests at the traditional Saraya Tent can choose dishes from the à la carte or enjoy a Middle Eastern feast by opting for one of the set menu options featuring seasonal favourites and drinks.
Dhs 90. Daily 11.30pm-2.30am. Al Raha Beach Hotel, Al Raha Beach (02 508 0431).
Al Tasamoh Tent
In the inviting Al Tasamoh Tent guests can choose from a selection of Middle Eastern specialities from the à la carte, enjoy nightly entertainment and unwind.
Dhs100 (minimum spend). Daily 10pm-2am. Bab Al Qasr Hotel and Residences, West Corniche (02 205 3026).
Azura Panoramic Lounge
Watch the sunset over the capital from a prime position on the Corniche and unwind with a relaxed atmosphere, live musical performances and a menu that features a range of Middle Eastern dishes and beverages.
A la carte. Daily sunset 3am. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi Hotel, Corniche West (02 694 4553).
Enjoy some of the most popular seasonal dishes served in a chilled atmosphere at Crystal Lounge where you can unwind with family and friend until the wee hours of the morning.
Various prices. Daily 9pm-3am. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Corniche West (02 694 4553).
The Ramadan Pavilion at Emirates Palace is something else. As well as being home to a private lounge area and majlis, it also serves an à la carte suhoor menu until 2am. The views over the private beach and the glittering Gulf are sensational too.
Dhs150 (minimum spend). 10pm-2am. Emirates Palace, West Corniche (02 690 7999).
The chilled atmosphere at Grills@Chill’o is ready to welcome guests for suhoor, where enjoy hot and cold mezze, sweet treats and more with friends and family.
Various prices. Daily 9pm-1am. Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche (02 813 7848).
Enjoy a traditional suhoor experience in the Khaymetna tent where you can see live oud performances, play board games and try some traditional Middle Eastern dishes.
A la carte. Daily 9.30pm-2.30am. Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana (02 657 0111).
Take your friends and family for a relaxing suhoor and enjoy a selection of seasonal dishes and Middle Eastern favourites while the sun has set over the city.
A la carte. Daily 10pm-3am. Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche (02 813 7848).
This late-night suhoor experience goes on until 3am, with last orders an hour before. The set menu is accompanied by live music from a traditional oud player.
Dhs175. 9pm-2am. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, West Corniche (02 811 5666).
Radisson Blu Corniche Tent
This cool tent really comes alive at night. You’ll find Middle Eastern delicacies and live entertainment until the early hours. Set out on the beach and decorated in a modern Arabian style, it’s a great place to spend your evening.
Dhs69, Dhs30 (kids aged six to 12), free (kids aged five and under). 9.30pm-3.30am. Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi, Corniche Road (02 656 2000).
Live the high life and take in the panoramic views of the city from AT25 where you can take your pick of dishes from the menu that includes seasonal favourites and enjoy a range of refreshing beverages.
A la carte. Daily 8pm-2.30am. Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Street (02 304 7777).
Layali El Hilmiya
Take your pick from a selection of Middle Eastern dishes from the a la carte at Layali El Hilmiya and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere with refreshing drinks before the sun rises over the city.
Various prices. Open 9pm-2am Sat-Wed and 9pm-3am Thu-Fri. Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa Street (800 101 101).
Sky Lounge Thirty One
Feast on your choice of seasonal dishes and Middle Eastern favourites and relax at inviting Sky Lounge Thirty One where you can see live entertainment and refuel for the day ahead.
Dhs75. Daily 8.30pm-2am. Grand Milennium Al Wahda, Hazza bin Zayed Street (02 443 9999).
Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Tent
Spend a relaxing afternoon taking in the peaceful atmosphere of the Crowne tent and listening to music from a live oud player. The suhoor set menu will set you back less than Dhs70.
Dhs69. 7pm-3am. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street (02 616 6838).
Unwind to the soothing sounds of oud and qanun music in the chilled atmosphere of the Anantara tent where guests can order their favourite seasonal dishes and regional favourites.
Dhs80 (minimum spend). Daily 10pm-3am. Eastern Mangroves Hotel and Spa by Anantara (056 188 7700).
Abu Mousa Restaurant
Unwind and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere at Abu Mousa Restaurant where you can dine on a selection of Middle Eastern favourites and take your pick of dishes made at live cooking stations.
Dhs110, Dhs55 (kids six-12), free (kids under six). Daily midnight to imsak. The Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel, Khor Al Maqta (02 497 5082).
Al Andalus Tent
The Fairmont Bab Al Bahr’s tent is offering suhoor with a la carte dishes from 10pm throughout Ramadan.
Prices vary. 10pm-3am. Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Khor Al Maqta (02 654 3333).
Barfly by Buddha-Bar
Choose what you fancy from the à la carte suhoor menu and take in the gorgeous views over the Grand Canal.
Prices vary. 9pm-2am. Venetian Village, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (02 404 1951).
Take your place in the relaxing setting of Mijana where you can play a selection traditional board games, watch a live oud player and feast on a selection of seasonal delicacies.
A la carte. Daily 8.30pm-2am. Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal (02 818 8282).
Dahab Restaurant & Lounge
Indulge at Dahab Restaurant and Lounge where you can enjoy a special seasonal five-course menu that features a host of hot and cold mezze, pastries, a selection of main courses, deserts and fruits.
Dhs180. Daily 9pm-midnight. Hilton Capital Grand, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Street (02 667 4446).
Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi
Find some calm in the relaxing Ramadan tent at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi with the sounds of a live oud player and your choice of Middele Eastern dishes, sweets and beverages.
A la carte. Daily sunset-2am. Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi, Dhafeer Street (02 657 4808).
Enjoy tradition Middle Eastern food and a laid back atmosphere at Pepper Restaurant where all the seasonal favourites will be available to guests from the suhoor buffet.
Dhs90, Dhs45 (kids from six-12), free (kids under six). Daily 3am-sunrise. Novotel Al Bustan, Khaleej Al Arabi Street (02 501 6086).
The suhoor at Tean offers a full a la carte of Lebanese specialties. This includes hot and cold mezze, grilled meats, fresh salads and a very special rose and pistachio crème brûlée.
Prices vary. 8.30pm-2.30am. Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort (02 811 4444).
Catch up with family and friends for the a la carte here, featuring all the best traditional Arabic plates. The mood is set with live music from an oud player.
Prices vary. Sun-Thu 8pm-2am, Fri-Sat 8pm-3am. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Yas Island (02 656 3055).
Jumeirah Al Wathba
There’s a suhoor buffet of mezze and grills in the Bait Al Hanine restaurant.
Dhs165, Dhs92.50 (kids aged four-12), free (under fours). Al Wathba region (02 204 4444).