“The meal eaten before dawn during Ramadan, after which people fast until after sunset.” Unknown
During Ramadan suhoor is the last meal eaten ahead of sunrise and before the daily fast commences. Traditional à la carte suhoor menus are served throughout Abu Dhabi in Ramadan tents and restaurants. Here are five suhoors to try this holy month.
W Abu Dhabi Yas Island – Enjoy a suhoor under the stars with live entertainment at Garage restaurant located at the W Abu Dhabi Yas Island. The à la carte menu offers a selection of traditional dishes with optional shisha until sunrise.
Suhoor will be served daily from 9pm – 2am throughout Ramadan. www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/auhwh-w-abu-dhabi-yas-island/experiences/explore-abu-dhabi
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr – Suhoor is served every night at the Al Andalus Tent at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr. The large opulent tent, which offers panoramic views of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, can accommodate up to 400 people. Traditional dishes feature on the à la carte menu and there’s shisha and live entertainment too. An al fresco suhoor experience is also served at Mazaj Bab Al Bahr restaurant.
Suhoor will be served daily throughout Ramadam from 10pm – 2am (weekdays) and 10pm – 3am (weekends). There’s a minimum spend of AED 150 per person for the à la carte Suhour menu. www.fairmont.com/abu-dhabi/
Market at The Abu Dhabi EDITION – A relaxing private suhoor is served on the terrace at Market restaurant at The Abu Dhabi EDITION. The traditional menu features sweet and savoury dishes with shisha also available.
Private suhoors are available daily throughout Ramadan from 10pm until 1am (weekdays) and 10pm – 2am (weekends). The cost is confirmed upon booking. Telephone: 02 208 0000 or email: email@example.com www.marketabudhabi.com
Pura Eco Retreat – Sample a serene suhoor in the mangroves at Sand Lounge located at Pura Eco Retreat Jubail Island. Curate your own al fresco Arabic feast from the à la carte menu and dine under the star-studded skies. Shisha is also available.
Available daily throughout the holy month from 10pm-2am. Telephone 050 383 7878 to book. Staypura.com
Glo at the Rosewood Abu Dhabi – Experience a suhoor under the stars at Glo located at the Rosewood Abu Dhabi. The curated Suhoor menu offers authentic signature dishes, desserts and Ramadan drinks as well as many flavours of shisha. Enjoy the open-air venue that offers waterfront views over Al Maryah Island while a live saxophonist and entertainment provide the ambience.
The à la carte suhoor menu will be served daily in Ramadan from 10pm-3am. Telephone 02 813 5550 to book. www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/abu-dhabi
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