Must try: Abu Dhabi's top 3 iftars
Four Seasons, Le Royal Meridien, Emirates Palace
The time has come once again where food is first abstained from and later enjoyed, adding to the appreciation of the offerings of Ramadan. For an even greater culinary experience, Buro 24/7 Middle East has the list of the top three places to break your fast...
Four Seasons Hotel, Abu Dhabi
The Al Maryah Ballroom, set against the backdrop of the stunning Arabian Gulf and the Abu Dhabi skyline, will be transformed into an exclusive majlis for fine dining. A mix of modernity and authentic traditional elements, including special artworks, provides the ambiance for a smorgasbord of global cuisine from curries, biryanis, sushi and dim sum to roasted meats as well as seafood. Dessert also shares the spotlight with traditional treats including um ali, knafa and qatayif offered alongside chocolate fountains and a waffle station.
For reservations at the Four Season Hotel, Abu Dhabi, call +971 2 333 2222.
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
Located on the Palace Terrace, the custom-made Ramadan Pavilion at the Emirates Palace is separated into three different areas: open dining, the lounge and a private VIP area. No matter the option, all will offer beachfront seating for guests to enjoy a wide buffet iftar, which includes Ramadan favourites as well as local Emirati cuisine. For more variety, there will also be live cooking and carving stations together with continental cuisine, alongside a range of desserts.
For reservations at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, call +971 2 690 7311.
Le Royal Méridien, Abu Dhabi
The iconic Ramadan tent, Layali El Hilmiya, will once again be the focus of the hotel's Ramadan offerings. Apart from the exceptional food fare, the tent will also include a live Arabic band and for the sports fans, screenings of the 2016 European Championships. As well, the award-winning eatery Market Kitchen by Jean-Georges Vongerichten will also celebrate the special month with a specially-curated four-course menu influenced by local gastronomy.
For reservations at Le Royal Méridien, Abu Dhabi, call 800 101 101.