“The morning meal eaten by Muslims before the sun has come up during Ramadan.” Unknown
There are many delightful Suhoors on offer throughout Abu Dhabi this Ramadan that cater for all tastes and budgets.
What is suhoor? Suhoor is the last meal eaten just before sunrise and ahead of a day of fasting. Iftar is then eaten at sunset after traditionally breaking the fast with dates, dried fruits and Ramadan juices – read my Iftar guide HERE.
Whether you are looking for a traditional menu or a more modern interpretation, here are 8 suhoors to sample in the capital this year.
Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi – Suhoor is served in the traditionally decorated Ramadan tent located on the pool deck at the Anantara Eastern Mangrove hotel. The à la carte menu offers plenty of choice with mezzes, saj, shawarma and luqaimat accompanied by a selection of Moroccan teas. Relax with shisha and listen to the live entertainment from the oud and harp players.
Suhoor is available daily from 10pm – 3am until 1st May. Minimum spend of AED 120 per person. To book telephone 056 503 5121
Beirut Sur Mer – Sample suhoor with ocean views at Beirut Sur Mer at Mamsha Al Saadiyat. The waterfront Lebanese restaurant has an à la carte suhoor menu of customary, well presented dishes available from 10pm.
Suhoor is served daily from 10pm until 1am on weekdays and from 10pm until 2am on weekends. Telephone 054 395 4000 for more information and to book.
Cove Beach Abu Dhabi – Try a beachfront suhoor at Two.0 restaurant at the beach club located on Al Reem Island. The Cove Beach Late Supper offers an à la carte menu with dishes such as hummus, tabbouleh, vine leaves, beef shawarma platter and a mix grill as well as pastries and umm ali.
Served daily during Ramadan from 9pm to 3am. Advance booking is required. Telephone 056 398 7895 to reserve your table.
Crowne Plaza Yas Island – Authentic Lebanese flavours will be served until 2am at Barouk restaurant at the Crowne Plaza Yas Island. Enjoy mezze, mixed grills and other traditional favourites as well as shisha.
Suhoor is available daily from 9pm – 2am. AED 120 per person. Telephone 02 656 3000 to book your table.
Emirates Palace – Suhoor at the majestic Emirates Palace is served in the Oriental Gazebo and outdoors at Breeze Lounge. A more traditional experience is offered at the Oriental Gazebo with an array of authentic Arabic cuisine, shisha and live oud music. Sports fans can also enjoy the biggest events on screens dotted around the tent.
In comparison, suhoor at Breeze Lounge is an outdoor affair with a curated à la carte menu served on the hotel’s private beach. The set menu offers regional and international dishes and platters.
Suhoor is available from 9pm – 2am until Sunday 1st May. A minimum spend of AED 150 per person is required when dining at the Oriental Gazebo. The Suhoor set menu at Breeze Lounge is AED 250 per person. To reserve your place at either venue telephone 02 690 7999. Click HERE to see all the Ramadan dining options.
Siddharta Lounge – Siddharta Lounge, the rooftop restaurant located at Pier 71, Yas Bay is open until 2am throughout Ramadan. Although they are not officially serving suhoor you can enjoy their regular menu until the kitchen closes at 1:15am. Feast on delights such as tapas, sushi platters, salads, mains and desserts along with mocktails. Shisa is also available. I love the waterfront views and highly recommend their guacamole served with plantain chips and the miso eggplant. The other two restaurants, Bushra and Zeera, that make up The Trilogy by Buddha Bay are also open until 2am.
Siddharta Lounge is open until 2am during Ramadan. To book telephone 050 601 119
Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche – Tuck into a curated suhoor menu and views of the Corniche at Grill @ Chill’O located at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche. Traditional flavours are on offer including mezzes, mains and sweet treats.
Suhoor is served daily from 9pm – 1am. Telephone 02 813 7777 to book.
The Abu Dhabi EDITION – MARKET at The Abu Dhabi EDITION is offering an à la carte suhoor with a contemporary touch every evening from 10pm. Enjoy modern flavours inspired by tradition created by the exclusive partnership of Michelin-starred Chef Tom Aikens and the award winning Chef Mohamad Ørfali.
Suhoor will be available from 10pm – 1am on weekdays and 10pm – 2am on weekends. Reserve your spot by telephoning 02 208 0000.
W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island – Savour suhoor under the stars at Skylite rooftop bar at the iconic W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island. A curated selection of à la carte dishes is available along with live entertainment from Maro and the band every evening from 10pm.
Suhoor at Skylite is available from 10pm until 2am. Telephone 020 656 0000 to book or click HERE
Most coffee shops are also open later (1am – 3am) during the holy month to cater for late night dining. Special dishes and speciality coffee are available before Fajr, the first prayer of the day before sunrise.
All views are my own. Unless otherwise stated all photos © Jo Brett 2022. All rights reserved. Information and additional photos sourced from the respective venues.