Iftar of the day: Flavours, Hilton Al Ain and Seven Sands, The Beach, opposite JBR

Abu Dhabi Flavours, Hilton Al Ain This restaurant at Hilton Al Ain was refurbished recently and now has an Arabian ambience that makes it the perfect spot to break your fast. Flavours is also the first restaurant in Al Ain certified by the Food Control Authority, through the Weqaya programme, for serving healthy food. Executive […]

Abu Dhabi

Flavours, Hilton Al Ain

This restaurant at Hilton Al Ain was refurbished recently and now has an Arabian ambience that makes it the perfect spot to break your fast. Flavours is also the first restaurant in Al Ain certified by the Food Control Authority, through the Weqaya programme, for serving healthy food. Executive chef Inan Dogru has come up with an elaborate iftar buffet that focuses on Arabic cuisine, and if you have a big group, this is a good one to try – the restaurant offers two free iftars for every 10 purchased.

• Dh129. Sunset to 9.30pm. 03 768 6666

Dubai

Seven Sands, The Beach, opposite JBR

For a truly Emirati iftar, head to Seven Sands. The restaurant, with a prime location overlooking the beach, is serving up an iftar buffet that includes starters such as maleh salad on mangos with pomegranate dressing, mains that include chicken margougah (a Bedouin dish) and lamb ouzi, and desserts such as aseeda bobar (stacks of thin layers of pumpkin purée infused with cardamom and saffron) and the restaurant’s signature date pudding. Executive chef Rabah Samra, says: “With this specially curated menu, we’ve aimed to bring the traditional taste of the Emirates to everyone who wants to explore the cuisine and experience local hospitality. We’re certain it will be an unforgettable experience for all.”

• Dh145; 50 per cent discount for children between the ages of 6 to 12; free for kids under 6. Sunset to 9pm. 04 551 6652

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