8 Amazing Places To Break Your Fast This Ramadan | Best Bites

We've chosen 8 places that will make your Ramadan experience truly magical, from the luxurious to the pocket-friendly.


For a full list of Ramadan iftars in Abu Dhabi, please check our iftar listing.

During the Holy Month of Ramadan, followers of the Islamic faith fast during daylight hours. The breaking of the fast at iftar and sharing of food is a huge part of the Ramadan tradition. Even for those of us who aren't fasting, it's a time when we can get together with friends and family to enjoy the spirit of Ramadan and engage with the food culture that surrounds it. For many, it's the only time of year we get to enjoy traditional Ramadan dishes such as lamb ouzi, shorba (lentil soup), haleem, sumptuous kebabs and exotic Ramadan sweets.


What customs should you observe when going out for iftar? There aren't too many! The cannon will go off at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque when the sun goes down, often be televised at venues or watched live. At this point, you may take your first sip of water or laban and start your meal with dates and dried fruit. Be sure to let those fasting approach the buffet first!


What to wear? Iftar isn't a dressy affair but you'll feel more comfortable if your knees and shoulders are covered.


Iftar is one of the best things about living in Abu Dhabi - we encourage you to embrace the tradition!

CONRAD ETIHAD TOWERS


NAAHAM RAMADAN NIGHTS

The award-winning buffet at Nahaam is transformed this Ramadan and features all your traditional Ramadan favourites as well as live cooking stations, including an exciting selection of meats and seafood, grilled to perfection. With steaming hot, freshly-baked breads from the ever-popular saj station, this promises to be an iftar experience to remember. Don't miss the excellent fish sayyadiyah and the shawarma and be sure to finish with a bowl of Umm Ali.


Time: Iftar: Sunset - 9PM

Shisha: 9-11PM

Price: AED210 per person including Ramadan beverages, tea and coffee, water

                        

LI BEIRUT

Diners looking for an authentic taste of the Levant need look no further that Li Beirut. A master of regional cuisine, Chef Jouni Ibrahim will take diners on a culinary voyage through some of Lebanon's most cherished creations with carefully curated iftar set menus.


Time: Iftar: Sunset - 9PM | A la carte: 9pm – 11pm

Shisha: 9PM - 1AM

Price: AED285 per person, including Ramadan beverages, tea, coffee and water


IFTAR AT HOME

Prefer to enjoy iftar in the comfort of your own home? This beautiful, bespoke offering allows diners to enjoy a five-star restaurant experience with an exquisite iftar set menu. Available for pre-order 24 hours in advance.

 

24-hour advance booking required

Price: AED450 based on 2 guests sharing


Phone: 02 811 5555



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EMIRATES PALACE


VENDOME

Breaking fast with views of the Arabian Gulf makes Vendome one of the most atmospheric and relaxing spots in Abu Dhabi for Iftar complete with live Qanun music entertainment. The Vendome iftar buffet is rightly famous for its generous spread of international and Arabic cuisines, all crafted from the freshest seasonal produce. Live-cooking station lets you order à la minute with selection of meat and seafood, while a wide choice of salads, soups, cold and hot mezze, cheeses and delectable desserts ensure that there is something for everyone.


Hours: Sunset until 8.30pm

Price: Week 1: AED175 per person | Week 2: AED205 per person | Week 3 & 4: AED295 per person | Kids dine at 50% off throughout Ramadan.


TALEA

Talea is unmatched when it comes to ‘Cucina di Famiglia” - family-style cooking. Handmade ravioli, artisanal pizza, osso buco and vitello tomato are just some of Talea’s dishes by acclaimed two-Michelin-starred chef Antonio Guida.


Hours: Sunset - 9PM

Price: AED450 For a culinary journey to Italy, Talea’s family set dinner is available at AED450


CAFE BY THE FOUNTAINS

Against the breathtaking backdrop of cascading fountains, Café by the Fountain welcomes guests to enchanting iftar and suhoor evenings. As the sun goes down, breaking fast with friends and family lets you discover à la carte menus that feature international cuisine with Arabic influences. Serenading the evening, enjoy live traditional and contemporary Oud entertainment.


Hours: 8PM - 2AM

A la carte


Phone: 02 690 7999 or email epauh-restaurants@mohg.com


CATERING

Premium Iftar Family Package

The stellar team of culinary maestros have curated bespoke iftar and suhoor menus featuring traditional and authentic favourites, available for takeaway and delivery.


Price: AED1,900 onwards for 8 to 10 guests. Delivery charges apply.


Corporate Package

Share an exquisite iftar by Emirates Palace Catering with your colleagues in the office with Ramadan gourmet delivery menus. These delectable Iftar flavours from the Middle East and beyond are boxed beautifully and delivered to your office.


Phone: 02 690 7705 or 050 481 4350.


Catering For A Crowd

Iftar & suhoor buffets are available for a minimum of 25 guests.


Price: AED250 per person

Phone: 02 690 7701 or email dwtc.catering@emiratespalace.ae


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INTERCONTINENTAL ABU DHABI


CHO GAO MARINA WALK

For an iftar buffet with a fantastic difference, look no further than Cho Gao Marina Walk. Enjoy a buffet chock-full of captivating Asian favourites: freshly prepared sushi, rice dishes, noodles and soups as well as great meat and seafood options. Cho Gao Marina Walk is a good choice for your family this Ramadan!


Hours: Sunset - 8:30PM

Price: AED165 including Ramadan drinks


BYBLOS SUR MER

Byblos Sur Mer is the jewel in the Intercontinental's Ramadan crown. With views over the marina, guests can enjoy the best of Levantine food in an iftar set menu. Served to your table, this is a relaxed and beautiful way to break your fast. Enjoy a post-iftar shisha from AED95, signalling the end to an excellent Ramadan experience.


Hours: Sunset - 8:30PM

Price: AED195

 

SELECTIONS ALL-DAY DINING

The iftar buffet at Selections all-day dining is a great way to break your fast. Enjoy all your traditional Ramadan fare including an enticing lamb ouzi station and a huge range of Arabic sweets, prepared by the Intercontinental's chef team.


Hours: Sunset - 8:30PM

Price: AED230


CHAMAS CHURRASCURIA

To break your fast with a difference, Chamas is a fabulous option! Enjoy the traditional Chamas churrascuria experience, enjoying different types of meat, carved at your table. Don't miss the incredible grilled pineapple to finish! Check out a recent review of Chamas https://www.bestbitesuae.com/review/210


Hours: Sunset - 8:30PM

Price: AED325 including Ramadan drinks 


Phone: 02 666 6888


Want to follow your iftar with suhoor? Check out the full listing for suhoor in Abu Dhabi https://www.bestbitesuae.com/events/suhoor

DUSIT THANI ABU DHABI


URBAN KITCHEN - 20% OFF IFTAR WITH BEST BITES PLUS

Break your fast at Urban Kitchen with a broad selection of dates and laban, then move on to a lavish iftar buffet, showcasing an extensive choice of Arabic specialties, including hot and cold mezze (kibbe to-die-for!) and a delectable selection of Ramadan dessert favourites. Make sure to find the excellent ouzi and the outstanding basboussa - the always smiling Urban Kitchen staff are always happy to help make this a great iftar experience. The resident oud player Chafik Al-Jabbari ensures an iftar in true Ramadan spirit.


Hours: Sunset-10.30PM

Price: Adults AED159 | Kids 6-12 AED79 (children 5 and under dine free)


NAMAK - 20% OFF IFTAR WITH BEST BITES PLUS

With its usual flair, Namak offers a delightful set-menu iftar with a mixture of tradition and modernity. This is Indian food served with excellence, with the perfect blend of spice, aroma and texture: if you're looking for a captivating, table-service iftar in a fine dining setting, Namak is the perfect option for you.


Hours: Sunset - 8:30PM

Price: AED139


Phone: 02 698 8888


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MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN ABU DHABI


KUZBARA - 20% OFF IFTAR WITH BEST BITES PLUS

The team at Kuzbara has gone all-out with their iftar offering this year, making this a superb place for you and your family and friends to break your fast. Kuzbara offers a traditional iftar buffet boasting authentic Arabic dishes from across the globe alongside a great variety of international options. The live lamb ouzi station is one not to miss, and the huge prawn machboos is outstanding too! Enjoy Moroccan tagine, the a-la-minute Arabic mixed grill and the incredible Indian tandoor - fresh naan with a cheeky butter chicken anyone?!


Finish with some tasty desserts, including both traditional options and a great array of cakes - be sure to leave some room for a dip into the chocolate fountain! Head up to the rooftop, AT25, for shisha and suhoor and finish your night in style.


Let the genuinely warm welcome and outstanding service of the Kuzbara team help make your family's iftar experience an excellent one - this iftar punches far above its weight and is a definite must-try this season.


Time: Sunset - 9:30PM

Price: Price AED190 per person, inclusive of traditional Ramadan beverages juices and water. *Children under 5 go free, 6-12 AED95.


Check out the Kuzbara Iftar review here


IFTAR AT HOME

Looking to host an exquisite iftar at the comfort of your home? Marriott Downtown can bring the gourmet iftar experience to you! Order an ouzi-to-go paired with cold mezze, hot mezze, traditional ouzi rice, laban, lentil soup and Arabic sweets. What a way to break your fast!


Price: Packages start from AED465


Phone: 02 304 7777

 

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PEARL ROTANA


SAFFRON

This family-friendly iftar is a great way to break your fast! You'll feel the spirit of Ramadan at Saffron's iftar buffet with an extensive selection of international and Middle Eastern delicacies, comforting enough to feel home-made while exciting enough to feel like you're having a fantastic shared iftar experience. Expect to be wowed by the range of live stations including the live shawarma carving and the excellent lamb ouzi. For those with a sweet tooth, enjoy all your Arabic favourites - the kunafah is not to be missed! To add to the ambiance, enjoy live Arabic music and an activity table to entertain the younger members of your family. Saffron's pocket-friendly buffet makes it an iftar to which you can return regularly this Ramadan season.


Hours: Sunset - 10PM

Price: AED180 | Kids 6 - 11 50% off


Phone: 02 307 5553


Want to follow your iftar with suhoor? Check out the full listing for suhoor in Abu Dhabi https://www.bestbitesuae.com/events/suhoor

JUMEIRAH AT SAADIYAT ISLAND RESORT


WHITE - 20% OFF IFTAR WITH BEST BITES PLUS

Enjoy iftar at one of Abu Dhabi's leading buffet restaurants, in a superb seaside location. Enjoy a selection of delectable dishes, innovative salads, a strong Asian section, incredible grills and some stand-out Arabic dishes - there's something to suit every palate. Don't miss the desserts - the Umm Ali is excellent as are the chocolate dishes, the caramel chouquettes, the fabulous ice-cream flavours and the cute little pots of muhallabia. Check out the full review here: https://www.bestbitesuae.com/review/222


Time: Sunset – 9.30PM

Price: Starting from AED238 per person


TEAN

Tean is a must-visit this Ramadan season. Enjoy a great selection of Turkish, Greek and Levantine dishes while enjoying the pure Abu Dhabi seaside ambiance. Finish with some of Abu Dhabi's best kunafah while enjoying shisha beside the beach.


Time: Sunset – 9.30PM

Price: Starting from AED200


Phone: +971 2 811 4342 or email jsirestaurants@jumeirah.com


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W ABU DHABI YAS ISLAND


GARAGE - 20% OFF IFTAR WITH BEST BITES PLUS

Enjoy a unique and vibrant iftar spread at Garage. Offering a wide selection of fabulously delectable options including international favourites with the signature W twist. In true Garage style, this is an iftar experience to remember. Be sure to take an iftar selfie beside the magnificent tower of dates! For the full story head to Rebecca's review https://www.bestbitesuae.com/review/232


Hours: Sunset - 9PM

Price: AED198


IFTAR2GO

In the mood for staying in to break your fast? Order your Iftar2Go and enjoy a wide selection of iftar delicacies to help you break your fast in style.


Price: Starting from AED125

Phone: 02 656 0000


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Rachael Partington

3/15/2022