Your guide to all the best iftars on Saadiyat Island

Where to go, what's on offer and how much you'll spend on iftars on Saadiyat Island 

Your guide to all the best iftars on Saadiyat Island
ANTONIO SABA

There's nothing quite like the picturesque setting of Saadiyat Island.

If you've never been, picture white sands, a turquoise ocean and some of the most luxurious hotels in the city.  

Throughout Ramadan the island is also hosting a range of iftars to break your fast once the sun sets over the city. 

Here are the venues you want to check out this year. 

Barfly by Buddha-Bar

Enjoy Pan-Asian plates like sushi, noodles, meat and more at this cool canal-side bar and restaurant. The set menu offers four courses of pure brilliance.
Dhs190. Sunset-8.30pm. Venetian Village, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (02 404 1951).

Eclipse
Take a trip to Saadiyat Beach Club where you can break your fast with your choice of traditional Middle Eastern food while enjoying the picturesque sight of the sun setting over Saadiat Island.
Dhs199 per person.Sunset-9pm. Saadiyat Beach Club, Saadiyat Island (02 626 8800).

Hawksbill
From Thursday to Saturday there’s an iftar buffet at the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club venue will plenty of Middle Eastern classics, as well as a kids’ buffet. Parties of four people will get an extra person free if you book ahead. There are limited numbers each night so check before you go.
Dhs110 (members), Dhs130 (guests), Dhs85 (kids five-12), free (under-fives). Sunset-10pm. Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Saadiyat Island (056 660 8780).

Hooked
The spectacular island of Zaya Nurai is always a joy to visit, and the sharing-style iftar spread at seafood and Arabic restaurant Hooked is as brilliant as the views over the glittering waters of the Gulf. The set menu includes hot and cold mezze, tasty main courses and decadent desserts.
Dhs250, Dhs125 (kids aged four to 12), free (kids below 4). Zaya Nurai Island (02 606 6274).

Oléa
A huge buffet of Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and traditional Arabic dishes like ouzi, saj and shawarma. The outdoor area boasts panoramic views of the turquoise sea while the inside is light and airy.
Dhs275, Dhs135 (kids aged six to 12). 7pm-9pm. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi (02 498 8888).

Olea
Take in the panoramic view of Saadiyat beach as the sun sets before enjoying Mediterranean-inspired dishes and a seasonal buffet including seasonal favourites including ouzi, saj, shawarma and more.
Dhs275, Dhs135 (kids six to 12), free (kids under six). Daily 7pm-9pm. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi (02 498 8888).

Sim Sim
The Market Iftar features more than 100 dishes from around the world, including Emirati delicacies, Iranian grills, European favourites and Asian dishes. 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.
Dhs199. Sunset-10pm. Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Saadiyat Island (02 697 0000).

Sontaya
Celebrate iftar with dishes from across Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, all served together as a platter on a banana leaf. The spread is designed to be shared between two, and the stunning views over the Gulf are exceptionally romantic.
Dhs425 (two people). 6.30pm-11pm. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi (02 498 8888).

Tean
Savour the best of Lebanese cuisine at this stylish beachside restaurant. There’s mixed grills, mezze, and even an oud player to keep you entertained while you dine.
Dhs195. Sunset-8.30pm. Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort (02 811 4444).

White
This stylish and classy restaurant at the recently opened Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort boasts fabulous views of the blue waters which surround Saadiyat Island. The iftar experience features a live oud plater, an international buffet and 25 different types of date from across the region.
Dhs210. Sunset-8.30pm. Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort (02 811 4444).

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