Many people flock to Ramadan tents to break their fasts during the Holy Month.
Abu Dhabi has a range of venues pulling out all the stops with luxury surroundings and a wide selection of Iftar foods.
Here are some of our favourites.
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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