After two consecutive years of heavily-curtailed dining options during Ramadan, the Kingdom’s finest hotels and restaurants are back with the delightful feasts and gorgeous, starry tents we all know and love. Check out our guide to the biggest and best on offer throughout the Holy Month.
AN EXTRAVAGANT FEAST
Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay will transport guests into a bygone era of opulence and grandeur this Ramadan with its extravagant Arabesque-inspired Ramadan Tent, featuring live music performed by four members of the famous Opera House of Egypt.
Oriental Specialty Chef Tony El Khoury, has ensured guests will be spoiled for choice with mouth-watering hot and cold mezze offerings, an extensive range of international dishes and 18 different live cooking stations featuring specialities such as Arabic, Lebanese, Italian, Spanish paella, Indian street food, sushi, mixed grills and more. There will be a fine selection of desserts too.
Iftar (sunset to 8pm) is BD32 net per person (includes food, house water, Ramadan juices, Arabic coffee and Moroccan tea). Children under six years dine for free, while children aged six to 12 years are charged BD16.
Ghabga (9pm to 2am) is BD34.5 net per person with children under six dining for free and those aged six to 12 years charged BD17. Call 17 115-000 or email [email protected].
Vida Beach Resort Marassi Al Bahrain is hosting its first ever Iftar and Ghabga beachfront experience featuring live entertainment, all curated by Chef Nicolas Herbault with the most irresistible flavours throughout the month. Vida’s seaside Iftar buffet starts from sunset until 8.30pm every day for BD21 net inclusive of
Ramadan drinks and juices.
Vida’s Ghabga Nights features a set menu on weekdays and lavish buffets on Thursdays and Fridays for BD22 net complemented with Ramadan beverages and juices.
For more information, call 77 488-100 or email [email protected].
Downtown Rotana is inviting you to gather with your family, friends and colleagues during the Holy month of Ramadan over a vibrant spread of extravagant Iftar buffet at Al Maha for BD18 net or chill by the pool on the 9th floor at the Ghabga Lounge with live grills stations, mezze and desserts for BD12 net while enjoying the soothing music of live entertainment.
For more information or reservations, call 33 605-070 or 13 119-999.
A SPECTACULAR SPREAD
Break your fast at the InterContinental Regency Bahrain and experience a culinary adventure featuring a lavish buffet with live stations alongside traditional delicacies and international cuisine. Iftar is served daily from sunset until 8.30pm priced BD20 net per person. Children from six to 12 years are charged BD10 net and those below six years dine for free.
The hotel also has an extensive Ghabga buffet featuring delicacies and chef’s best traditional and international selections. Served daily from 9pm to 1am priced BD19 net.
Private Iftar and Ghabga events are also available starting from BD12 per person.
For more information and reservations call 17 227-777.
Be surrounded this Ramadan by traditional ambience and the finest Arabic hospitality and enjoy a wide array of international and traditional Ramadan favourites curated exclusively for you at Silk’s Terrace Tent & Garden, at the Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain.
Offerings include a selection of hot and cold Arabic mezze and rustic soups with an enticing selection of salads, Middle Eastern and international dishes as well as a wide variety of traditional Ramadan dishes and a delectable array of Arabic desserts. Iftar is from sunset to 8pm and priced at BD19+++ per person including Ramadan drinks, while Ghabga is from 10pm to 2am and BD8+++ for either the salad and soup or dessert buffets, or BD13+++ for both.
Dusk beckons the start of a wonderful evening at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain, where a delightful feast in the elegant surroundings of the Masaya Pavilion becomes a memorable gathering for friends and family.
This year the famous Ramadan tent, with its manicured garden setting and décor inspired by Bahrain pottery, will transport guests through a sensory experience with the fusion of tradition and modern grandeur. The culinary line up resembles a series of food and spice stalls, such as tajines, machboos, saffron rice, falafel rolls, dates and live stations of Saj bread, Bahraini grills, fresh pasta, pad Thai noodles, tandoori meats and delectable desserts. The atmosphere is enlivened by a three-piece band lead by talented young singer Eman Al Aamer daily.
Iftar is BD34 per person from sundown to 8pm and Ghabga is BD37 per person from 9pm to 2am.
For more information, call 17 586-499 or email [email protected].
Celebrate The Holy Month of Ramadan with your family, friends and colleagues and book your Iftar or Ghabga for minimum of 15 people at Majestic Arjaan’s Ginger Restaurant and Café. Enjoy a lavish buffet filled with your Ramadan traditional favourites for only BD 10++ per person including Ramadan drinks.
For more information or reservations, call 17 370-000.
Ramada Hotel & Suites Amwaj Islands by Wyndham is hosting an Iftar and Ghabga buffet with live entertainment at its Ya Hala rooftop open-air restaurant. Iftar is every day from sunset until 8pm and costs BD12 net per person with Ramadan beverages, while Ghabga is every Thursday and Friday from 8.30pm-2am and is priced B12 net per person also with Ramadan beverages.
For more information, call 13 600-111 or email: [email protected].
Wyndham Garden Manama invites you to enjoy a delicious Iftar buffet or Ghabga set menu of classical Arabian and Oriental dishes, complete with live cooking stations, BBQ and daily flavoured Ouzi with a selection of fresh dates, salads and refreshing juices to a wide variety of exquisite Arabic delicacies and mouth-watering desserts. Iftar at Mosaic Restaurant every day from sunset until 8.30pm is BD15 net per person and Ghabga is at [email protected] from 9pm-2am and is priced BD8 net per person.
For more information, call 66 398-787 or email [email protected].
Le Meridien City Centre Bahrain’s Baharat Restaurant will host Iftar from sunset to 8.30pm. For adults, the cost is BD18 net including Arabic juices, water, soft drinks and chilled juices. Children six to 12 years cost BD8 net while those below six years dine for free.
Ghabga at Baharat is served from 9pm to 1am on weekdays and from 9pm to 2am on weekends. This costs BD18 net per person. For more information and reservations, call 17171000 or 33204175.
The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence & Spa, Manama, is hosting Ramadan Evenings at Al Fanar Rooftop Hall throughout the Holy Month. Ifrar is BD17 net per person. The hotel’s Bo.Sabi restaurant will also be open throughout the month from sunset to 1am. For more information, call 17 531-666.
A LEGENDARY IFTAR
The Westin City Centre Bahrain’s Furn Bistro is hosting Iftar from sunset to 8.30pm with both a set menu for BD18 net or an a la carte menu available from 6.30pm to 11pm. For more information and reservations, call 17 171-000 or 33 204-175.
The Gulf Hotel Bahrain is hosting Iftar and Ghabga in its famous Khaimat Al Khaleej Ramadan Tent this Holy Month. Gather with friends and loved ones to cherish this important occasion. Delightful cuisine awaits in a traditional location, with live entertainment and cooking stations to enhance this very special time of the year.
Iftar is BD21+++ from sunset to 8pm and Ghabga is BD19+++ (weekdays) or BD21+++ (weekends) from 10pm onwards. For more information or to make a reservation, call 17 713-000.
Embrace the spirit of the Holy Month at Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa, Seef. Share and treasure delicious delights with your family and friends. Iftar buffet costs BD12 and Ghabga costs BD16.
For more information and reservations, call 36897379.
A MEMORABLE EVENING
The Elite Resort & Spa will host a month of memorable evenings this Ramadan at its Al Noor Tent. Celebrate the spirit of Ramadan and savour traditional Arabic flavours every day during Iftar and Ghabga. Both are priced BD9.900++ for adults and BD5.500++ for children aged six to 12.
For reservations, call 38 884-415 or 17 313-333.
This Ramadan, with Al Areen and Spa by Accor, treat yourself and your guests to something special with sumptuous Iftar and Ghabga buffets. The appearance of the new crescent moon signals the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan. For the chefs at the Al Areen Palace and Spa, Ramadan heralds the start of a month of daily preparation of delightful culinary creations presented each night. For Iftar and Ghabga, Al Areen Palace’s Ramadan Tent takes on an Arabic theme for the month, with a special buffet of both local and regional Middle Eastern dishes. Priced at BD18 for Iftar and BD20 for Ghabga, diners can select from exquisitely-prepared hot and cold mezzes, live grill stations and traditional lamb ghouzi among an extensive selection of main course dishes. The buffet also includes an assortment of traditional desserts including luqaimat, baklava and many other local favourites. For more information and reservations, contact 36 057-494.
Elite Seef Residence & Hotel is reviving the traditions of the Holy Month of Ramadan at Julio’s Specialty Restaurant. Iftar and Ghabha are priced at BD8 net and BD9 net respectively for adults and BD5 net for both for children aged 10 and below. For reservations, call 36 020-600 or 17 583-388.