Saadiyat Island hosts cultural Ramadan Evenings

Unique iftar at Saadiyat Al Manarat

A feast for the eyes is being served up for foodie fans at Abu Dhabi’s Manarat Al Saadiyat.

As part of the ongoing Ramadan Evenings – which is celebrating the Emirati way of life through a festival of arts, workshops, musical performances, food and a raft of other activities – Fanr restaurant will be cooking up a unique dining experience.

The elegant eatery, based in Saadiyat Al Manarat, is presenting colourful iftars throughout the event, with a specially crafted menu complemented by a stunning setting created by renowned designer Maryam Al Suwaidi and florist Sumayya Al Miskari.
The eye-catching restaurant décor includes a variety of tailored panels, table vases and Emirati-inspired furniture, while guests are able to learn more about the origins of the items through written narrations on table placemats.

All the ingredients for success can be found in the kitchen, too. A fusion of Emirati and Arabian dishes are on offer, with starters including timeless classics such as sambosa, lentil soup and freshly fried falafel and main courses ranging from prawn machboos and lamb margogah to chicken musakhan and twisted fish salonah. If you still have room for dessert, check out sweet treats such as karak chai with rosewater ice cream and brownies complete with date pudding and caramel ice cream.

Sumayya Alsuweidi, Community Events Manager, TCA Abu Dhabi, said: "Celebrating the importance of friends and family throughout the community, the Iftars at Manarat Al Saadiyat Ramadan Evenings will invite guests to enjoy an inclusive dining experience inspired by Emirati culture, bridging modern innovative design with core aesthetic elements from our traditional heritage.

"Reflecting the programme’s educational aspect for Ramadan Evenings, the concepts offered at the Iftars will encourage families and residents to engage with the unique values and cultural heritage of the UAE through an environment inspired by architecture belonging to our long history.

The Manarat Al Saadiyat Ramadan Evenings offer an engaging interactive programme of activities in a cultural creative atmosphere, weaving contemporary aspects with traditional values to provide a comprehensive experience that communicates the unique cultural heritage of the UAE.

The Ramadan evenings programme is running daily from 7pm until 11.30pm until June 17 at Manarat Al Saadiyat, in Saadiyat Island.

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