10 Best Iftar Places In Abu Dhabi For Mouthwatering Delicacies And Unforgettable Ramadan Memories

From cherished Emirati classics to globally inspired dishes, these Iftar destinations promise memorable experiences

by Priyanka Fernandes
10 Best Iftar Places In Abu Dhabi For Mouthwatering Delicacies And Unforgettable Ramadan Memories

As the holy month of Ramadan draws near, Abu Dhabi’s culinary landscape comes alive with many iftar offerings, blending tradition with innovation. From cherished Emirati classics to globally inspired dishes, these 10 iftar destinations promise memorable experiences, inviting diners to savour the essence of this sacred month in the city’s heart. Join us as we explore Abu Dhabi’s top iftar spots, where abundant flavoursome delights and cherished Ramadan memories await.

1. Ingredients at Anantara Eastern Mangroves

Experience Ramadan at Ingredients in Anantara Eastern Mangroves Hotel with a memorable Iftar. Enjoy Ramadan Tales by Eastern Mangroves, a celebration of togetherness. Explore the Ramadan Souq with Henna Artists, Calligraphy Artists, Live Painting, and live cooking stations at the Spice Corner. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere with the enchanting rhythms of Classical Arabic music, setting the perfect tone for Ramadan and enhancing the overall ambience.

Where: Al Salam Street, Anantara Eastern Mangroves
When: After Sunset
Cost: AED279 per person and AED140 per kid (6 to 12 years)

2. Sim Sim restaurant


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Discover a world of culinary delights at Sim Sim Restaurant’s captivating tent. Amidst the tranquil melodies and warm lantern light, indulge in various traditional delicacies. Delight in an expansive international buffet featuring Middle Eastern specialities and expertly cooked Asian dishes. Experience the artistry of the chefs at live cooking stations, where freshly prepared themed dishes await to tantalise your taste buds.

Where: Saadiyat Rotana Resort
When: From sunset to 10:30 pm
Cost: AED350 per person 

Also Read: 8 Best Indian Restaurants In Abu Dhabi To Savour The Finest Indian Flavours There Are

3. Rixos Marina

Rixos Marina Abu Dhabi Iftar
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This year, embark on a unique Turkish-inspired Ramadan experience at Rixos Marina Abu Dhabi. Indulge in rich cuisine and embark on a culinary journey in the city’s heart. An Iftar with traditional Middle Eastern and Turkish delights alongside international favourites, serenading by live traditional Turkish music. Whether indoors or outdoors, savour the sumptuous offerings and unwind in the authentic ambience.

Where: Marina Mall Ring Rd – Al Kasir – Al Marina
When: From 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Cost: AED299 per person 

4. The Oasis At Park Hyatt


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The Oasis Tent is a fully airconditioned sanctuary offering a lavish buffet spread of signature dishes, live cooking stations, and mouthwatering desserts under the stars in the beautiful gardens of Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi. From Indian to Emirati, Moroccan to Jordanian, and international cuisines, indulge in a culinary journey. Relax to the melodies of the Oud as you savour traditional Arabic dishes. With golden lights illuminating the garden and the melodious tunes of the oud player, the Oasis tent promises an unforgettable Bedouin-themed feast.

Where: Al Saadiyat Island – Abu Dhabi
When: From 6:30 to 9:00 pm
Cost: AED350 per person 

5. Bab Al Bahr At Fairmont

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This year, the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr presents the Al Andalus Ramadan experience, accommodating up to 450 guests each night. Set against the stunning backdrop of Abu Dhabi Creek and the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the Al Andalus Tent offers authentic Arabian luxury and décor. With live cooking stations, whole lamb carving, and a spectacular buffet featuring barbecued meats and seafood, guests are in for a culinary treat. There’s a temporary exhibit of Syrian artist Akil Ahmad’s works exploring the Arabic musical ‘Maqams’ through optical patterns inspired by calligraphy.

Where: Khor Al Maqta – Rabdan
When: From sunset to 9:00 pm
Cost: AED289 per person 

6. The Terrace On The Corniche

Celebrate Ramadan at Terrace on the Corniche with exclusive Iftar festivities featuring a lavish spread of global cuisines. Enjoy Mediterranean, Indian, and Turkish delights, including slow-cooked clay pot dishes, succulent seafood, and savoury döner kebab. Complete your iftar meal with delightful beverages and delicious desserts.

Where: The St. Regis – Corniche Rd
When: From sunset to 11:00 pm
Cost: AED260 per person 

7. Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental

Experience a luxurious Ramadan at The Majlis by the Sea, a stunning beachfront tent offering exceptional Arabic and Michelin-starred cuisine from Talea, Hakkasan Abu Dhabi, and Martabaan. Savour fresh Sushi prepared on-site by a Michelin-rated Japanese Sushi chef as the sun sets over stunning views. Relax with live Arabic instrumental music and outdoor Shisha. Enjoy a symphony of exceptional dining blending Middle Eastern classics with modern delights, accompanied by the seaside ambience.

Where: Al Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi
When: From sunset to 8:30 pm
Cost: AED345 per person and AED172.5 per kid (4 to 11 years)

8. African Lounge

Discover a unique iftar experience at the African Lounge in the Flamingo Collection on Al Maryah Island. Enjoy a four-course spread featuring fresh and flavorful dishes, including Grilled Bao Buns, Prawn Arancini, Rainbow Slaw and Prawn Sosaties. Choose Chicken Pot Pie or Wagyu steak for the main course, and finish with desserts like Sticky Toffee Pudding or Vanilla Panna Cotta. Available daily from Sunset for AED 500 for two people, this Africa-inspired wonder promises a memorable dining journey through their new Iftar menu, ‘The Journey’.

Where: Global Market Street – The Galleria – Al Maryah Island
When: From Sunset
Cost: AED500 for two people 

Also Read: This Ramadan, Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Anticipates 600,000 Global Visitors

9. Hickory’s at Yas Masjlis


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Enjoy a delightful Iftar experience with your loved ones at Yas Majlis. While you break your fast, take in the beautiful mangroves and skyline views. Their extensive buffet in Abu Dhabi offers a variety of mouthwatering dishes, including delicious starters, soups, salads, mixed grills, and seafood. Save room for delectable desserts, such as the chocolate mud cake and traditional Umm Ali. After Iftar, you can relax and have an aromatic shisha experience.

Where: Yas Links, Yas Island
When: From Sunset
Cost: AED210 per person and AED95 per kid (6 to 12 years)

10. Sofra At Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri 

Experience the essence of Ramadan with a Grand Iftar at Sofra in Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi. Delight in an extensive buffet featuring authentic flavours from the region and beyond. This year, guest chefs from Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul, will elevate the Iftar experience with their authentic Turkish cuisine. Available daily from sunset for AED 288 per person, indulge in a sumptuous feast that enchants your taste buds.

Where: Level 1, Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri –
When: From Sunset
Cost: AED288 per person 

As Ramadan nears, Abu Dhabi’s culinary scene blossoms with diverse iftar options, blending tradition with innovation. These 10 destinations promise unforgettable experiences, from Emirati classics to global delights, inviting diners to savour the essence of the holy month in the city’s heart. 

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