Whilst elaborate Iftar buffet spreads have become the norm in Abu Dhabi for breaking the fast during Ramadan, the lesser-known tradition of Suhoor is becoming a big deal in the capital for Abu Dhabi foodies.
Suhoor (also known internationally as Suhur, Sahūr, Suhūr, Sahari, Sahrī or Sehri) is the pre-dawn meal eaten by fasting Muslims before sunrise. Far from being treated as an early breakfast in Abu Dhabi, it’s a middle of the night dining experience.
No sooner have restaurants cleared the plates from Iftar gatherings than the tables are reset and doors open for a long and relaxed evening of drinks and dining.
After a quiet couple of COVID-affected years for Abu Dhabi dining, Suhoor is back in style for Ramadan 1443 (2022). Here are the top 8 Abu Dhabi Suhoors we recommend you try for a unique and ambient experience this Ramadan.
Best Suhoor in Abu Dhabi this Ramadan
1. AT 25
Found on the 25th Floor of Marriott Downtown AT 25 delivers the lot when it comes to a classic Abu Dhabi suhoor. Expect the perfect ambience with oud music, shisha and great views to accompany an a la carte suhoor menu at very reasonable prices.
Where to find it: Marriott Downtown
When is it on? From 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM (Closed Mondays)
Learn more at marriottdowntownabudhabilife.com/restaurants
2. Barouk Lebanese Restaurant
Found in the Crowne Plaza, Yas Island enjoy wonderful Lebanese flavours at Barouk’s Suhoor Get Together. Packages start from 120 AED per person, including live entertainment with oud player.
Where to find it: Crowne Plaza, Yas Island
When is it on? From 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM Daily during Ramadan
Learn more at ihg.com/crowneplaza
Another Yas Island option with a wonderful rooftop setting is found at Skylight, W Hotel. Straddling the Yas Marina Circuit GP track, they’re serving an a la carte menu nightly poolside. It’s a perfect accompaniment to their extravagant Iftar at Garage.
Where to find it: W Abu Dhabi, Yas Island
When is it on? From 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Learn more at marriott.com
4. Stouff Beirut
Situated on Level 4 of the Hub at WTC, Stouff Beirut serves a classic suhoor menu this Ramadan. Enjoy a set menu Suhoor tray serving 2 to 3 people from 120 AED, or take your pick from a wide range of Lebanese dishes on their a la carte menu.
Where to find it: The Hub, WTC
When is it on? From 9:00 PM to 3:00 AM
Learn more at stouffbeirut.com/ramadan-promo
5. West Bay Lounge
Love your beachfront vibes? This year, try a twist on traditional Suhoor at West Bay Lounge, West Bay Resort (opposite Radisson Blu Corniche). Enjoy Arabic bites in a set menu format, accompanied by a live oud player daily for 175 AED.
Where to find it: West Bay Resort, Corniche
When is it on? From 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Learn more at westbayabudhabi.com/ramadan
6. Mykonos Abu Dhabi
Offering an oud player with outdoor seating in a gorgeous beachside setting, this newly opened outdoor bar at Le Meridien oozes Ramadan charm and superb views over Al Maryah Island. A set suhoor menu is available for 150 AED, including soft beverages, while their 250 AED suhoor menu includes shisha.
Where to find it: Le Meridien, Al Zahiyah (Tourist Club Area)
When is it on? From 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM daily during Ramadan
Learn more at lemeridienvillageexperience.com/mykonos
7. Ritz Grand Lawn
One of the most beautiful and unique Ramadan experiences to try in 2022 is Suhoor on the Grand Lawn. The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi offers guests unrivalled views of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque lit up at night.
The stunning backdrop is only further complimented by the exquisite Arabic plates on offer with an a la carte menu. A minimum spend of 200 AED per head applies.
Where to find it: The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Al Rawdah – Al Maqta (Opposite the Mosque on the Grand Canal)
When is it on? From 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM
8. Beirut Sur Mer
One of the most exquisitely beautiful new restaurants in the Abu Dhabi dining scene, you’ll find Beirut Sur Mer in Al Mamsha, Saadiyat Island. Enjoy their rolling Iftar/Suhoor all evening from sundown throughout Ramadan. Designed to be shared this stunning spread is priced at 205AED per head.
Where to find it: Al Mamsha, Saadiyat Island
When is it on? Sundown to 1:00 AM weekdays, 2:00 AM weekends
Learn more at beirutsurmer.com
9. Market at Edition
A sleek, modern addition to the suhoor scene, Market offers nightly suhoor in a relaxed outdoor setting on their balcony overlooking Al Bateen Marina. Enjoy traditional Arabic flavours into the evening in this top-notch modern dining venue.
Where to find it: Edition Hotel, Al Bateen Marina
When is it on? Weekdays 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM, Weekends 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Learn more at marketabudhabi.com
New to Abu Dhabi or looking for more to do during the Holy Month? We have a complete explanation of what to expect during Ramadan in Abu Dhabi here, plus a guide to all the opening hours and best offers we can find during Ramadan 2022.
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