During the month of Ramadan, there is only one thing on our minds come sunset - which of Bahrain’s many tents or restaurants are we headed to for Iftar?
So you can focus on spending time with friends and family rather than scouring the internet for options, we’ve rounded up a list of our favorite Ramadan tents and Iftar choices in Bahrain for 2019.
The yearly Four Seasons Ramadan Tent, arguably one of the most iconic in the region, is back. The Arabesque-chic inspired Ramadan tent features a fresh colour theme, with Arabian hanging lamps and a carpet and wooden parquet floor setting the scene for a delightful celebration with friends and families where everyone can gather for memorable Iftars and Ghabga outings. The tent features a wide selection of traditional Bahraini fare as well as Lebanese, Moroccan, Indian, Turkish and global cuisine with a number of live cooking stations prepared by Executive Chef Hyung Gyu Kim and Executive Pastry Chef Imad Boukli.
Younger guests will be kept entertained by a range of fun activities at the special kids’ tent. Conveniently located in Al Bahrain Ballroom, it will be open daily from sunset until 10:00 pm.
- BD 32 net per person inclusive of water, Ramadan juices, coffee & tea
- BD 16 net for kids aged 6-12
- Complimentary for kids under 6
- Groups (30+) BD 26 net per person
- BD 34.5 net per person inclusive of Ramadan juices
- BD 17 net for kids aged 6-12
- Complimentary for kids under 6
- Groups (30+) BD 28 net per person, BD 31 net per person on weekdays
Enjoy an extravagant Iftar & Ghabga experience at the glorious Regency Ramadan Tent. Savour a wide range of freshly prepared local & international specialities using locally sourced ingredients exclusively curated by their Executive Sous Chef Mohammad Samara.
A delicious set-menu or a la carte menu is available for Ghabga daily along with a wide range of shisha flavours to add to the relaxing ambiance.
- Time: Sunset-8:30
- Price: BD 12++ per person (weekdays), BD 14++ per person (weekends), BD 6.5++ for children from 4-12
- Time: 9:00pm-2:00am
This year, the luxurious Ramee Grand Hotel is holding Iftar & Ghabga events at some of it's most iconic restaurants.
Experience a unique Iftar with Lemon Tree's dynamic menu with signature dishes from various cuisines like Mediterranean, Indian, Arabic, and Asian. Savour these delicacies from an interactive open kitchen.
Price: BD 12 net per person
Exclusive Corporate Iftar Buffet available at BD 8 net per person inclusive of Ramadan Drinks from 15th-19th May.
Embark on a dynamic culinary journey inspired by Middle Eastern & Merditerranean flavours and be introduced to a whole new world of tastes & aromas inspired by Executive Chef Robert Shipman's travels across the globe.
Indulge in a delicious Iftar with various bespoke dishes straight out of the kitchen along with fresh & handmade sweet and savoury pastries that will delight every palate.
Price: BD 19.50++ net per person
To make the Holy Month’s of Ramadan extra special, Al Areen Palace & Spa has launched a new multi purpose-built events space.
The freshly constructed, luxurious Al Qasr Tent has been added adjacent to the main building and will offer both Iftar and Ghabga feasts throughout the Holy Month.
Iftar is served daily from sunset to 9pm. And every night from 9pm-2am, guests can enjoy a lavish and eclectic Arabian buffet for Ghabga including live cooking stations and Ramadan sweets and juices. You’ll be serenaded by the Tarabeesh Band from Lebanon and there’s also the chance to get lucky in the special weekly raffle prize draws.
Both meals are priced at BD18++ on weekdays and BD20++ at the weekends. Kids aged six to 10 years pay half price and those aged five and under eat free.
For special Corporate rates, call or Whatsapp +973 36057496 or +973 36057497.
This Ramadan, Jumeirah Royal Saray invites you to enjoy an authentic Arabian experience at Al Saraya Tent. This unique tent with a see-through dome and a beautiful & luxurious seating provides the perfect setting for every kind of togetherness, whether its personal family time, hosting colleagues or bringing friends together.
Experience genuine Arabic tradition and cuisine with the extensive and extravagant Iftar & Ghabga buffet showcasing a variety of Arabian & international cuisines, special Bahraini delicacies, a sushi station and a wide selection of desserts along with traditional Ramadan beverages while enjoying traditional live Arabic music.
Al Saraya Tent offers more than just lavish food, the beautiful outdoor lounge on the beach is the perfect place to enjoy a shisha, and there is a multitude of exotic flavours to choose from.
- Time: Sunset-8:30pm
- Price: BD 27 net
- Time: 10:00pm-2:00am
- Price: BD 29 net
Iftar & Ghabga Package:
- Time: Sunset-2:00am
- Price: BD 50 net
Yet again, The Gulf Hotel is showing us why they're renowned as a gem to the island's fine-dining scene this Ramadan. This year, The Gulf Hotel Bahrain will feature Khaimat Al Khaleej to a newer and larger Ramadan tent which will be hosting both Iftar and Ghabga.
Offerings include a selection of refreshing juices, as well as hot and cold Mezze with an enticing selection of salads, home-baked bread, shawarma and, falafel. Add to this a wide variety of traditional Arabic dishes including Arabic Quozi, Thareed, Harees and a delectable array of Arabic desserts such as Um Ali, Kunafa and Mahalabiya.
The Iftar Buffet is priced at BD 20+++ per person and will be from sunset to 8:00pm. If you wish to enjoy a late evening get-together with friends and family, the tent will be open from 10 pm onwards for Ghabga. Prices are BD 18+++ on weekdays and BD 20+++ on weekends. Shisha service will also be available alongside Iftar every day.
There is also an exclusive Ladies Night every Tuesday offering 50% off during Gabgah only.
You can experience & enjoy live entertainment from the Ramadan Trio from Tunisia every day after 10pm
You could also break your fast at Takht Jamsheed Restaurant where they are serving a daily Persian set-menu from sunset to 9:00pm priced at BD 18+++ per person.
As the holy month of Ramadan descends onto the Kingdom of Bahrain this May, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain, in partnership with VIVA, invites guests to embark on a month-long celebration like never before at the 5-star luxury beachfront resort. With a backdrop onto the turquois sea of the Arabian Gulf, the luxurious VIVA Masaya Pavilion will rise once again setting the traditions of the season with nightly iftar and ghabga buffet feasts amidst elegant décor designed by renowned designer and scenographer Ammar Basheir.
Combining elements of traditional Islamic architecture with modern design, the expansive 40 x 40-meter pavilion will once again become a kingdom of opulence and grandeur as it takes its place amongst the resort’s Seaside Villas. Inside the octagon-shaped pavilion, guests will arrive to a grand seating area featuring elegant table settings and warm décor, while an intricate display of contemporary and Moroccan-style lamps light the way to sumptuous buffets.
As the sun descends each evening and the traditions of Ramadan begin, guests are welcomed in to join for iftar, from sunset to 8 p.m., for BHD 32, and ghabga from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m, for BHD 35. Guests may also book one of the Pergola seating areas for BHD 360 and enjoy silver service for up to eight guests.
During the evening, guests will enjoy nightly entertainment while indulging in the splendors of a culinary journey through the resort’s award-winning restaurants. Delicious buffets will be set up with aromatic menus encompassing flavors of traditional Arabian cuisine, along with modern fare. Guest can choose from over 100 buffet items, and enjoy everything from live cooking and carving stations, fresh Egyptian and SAJ breads, hot and cold mezzeh stations, salads, mix grill, tagines, lamb ouzi, cuisine stations from Nirvana, Thai, Cantina Kahlo and Primavera to traditional Ramadan desserts, gourmet sweets, and the all-time favorite Turkish ice cream trolley and more. A traditional ghawa Arabic coffee station will also be set at the entrance with dressed attendants welcoming guests to the festivities of the night.
In addition to the twice-nightly seating’s, shisha-service will again be available from sunset to 2 a.m.
Guests can also book one of the Pergola seating areas for private dining up to eight guests for 360++ (limited to 7 Pergola seating areas at a time).
As one of the largest Ramadan tents on the island, the Sofitel will be continuing their yearly tradition of combining Saraya restaurant and Layali Al Zallaq into a starry nighttime oasis, this time by the sea. Synonymous with the Ramadan tent is their night sky ceiling, a subtle effect that transforms the tent into a dreamy experience.
Savour delectable traditional fare and live cooking stations from around the world, intertwined with local flavours for an unrivalled gastronomic experience, as you escape to a world of total culinary gratification and magical surprises.
Your little ones are specially taken care of this season as they get to enjoy their very own entertainment in Kids’ Camp with various fun-filled activities like designing Ramadan cards, pinwheels and other arts & crafts!
- Iftar: Sunset-8:30pm
- Ghabga: 9:30pm-1:00am (weekdays), 9:30pm-2:00am
- Iftar Buffet: BD 20 net per person inclusive of Ramadan juices, soft drinks and water
- Ghabga Buffet with live entertainment: BD 23 net per person inclusive of Ramadan juices, soft drinks and water
One of Bahrain's finest business hotels, the Downtown Rotana, is serving up up a lavish international buffet for both Iftar and Ghabga, inclusive of typical Ramadan beverages and desserts. The Al Maha Tent has been done up in a traditional Ramadan style and comes with some great entertainment and an outdoor ballroom terrace.
The Downtown Rotana Al Maha tent is offering Iftar priced at BD14++ per person.
Celebrate the true spirit of togetherness this Ramadan with Crowne Plaza Bahrain's exclusive Iftar & Ghabga experience. Indulge in a lavish Iftar buffet in a rich ambiance that reflects the true taste of Arabia with secluded seating for families.
With exclusive Arabian delicacies, like-cooking stations and mouthwatering desserts, this Iftar offers a relaxing and extravagant way of breaking your fast.
In the spirit of the holy month, Crowne Plaza Bahrain will also be giving away daily and weekly rewards with many exciting gifts.
Time: From Sunset
- BHD 12++ per person
- 50% off for kids aged 6-14
- Complimentary for kids under 6
Break your fast at Mercure Grand Hotel Seef with the Grand Iftar Buffet showcasing traditional Ramadan delicacies with a dazzling backdrop of the Manama skyline.
You can also discover a sumptuous Ghabga experience with oriental live entertainment at Al Bawadi Tent from BD 8 net.
Join The Mercure Hotel for their special themed weekly Sultana Nights every Tuesday where ladies receive 50% off or gather on Mondays where gentlemen enjoy flat 50% off!
Join a luxurious Iftar & Ghabga experience this Ramadan at the extravagant Sheraton Hotel, Bahrain. Gather with family and friends to celebrate the true spirit of togetherness at the grand Iftar at Awali Ballroom.
For an exquisite Ghabga experience, join Golestan Iranian restaurant as they serve delicious dishes until late morning.
- Time: Sunset-8:30pm
- Price: BD 18.00+++ net per person, BD 8.5000+++ for children from 4-12 years
- Time: 9:00pm-2:00pm
- Price: BS 12.500+++ per person
Located on the 50th floor of the Four Seasons Hotel, this exclusive destination dazzles with innovative Asian cuisine, elegant art deco-inspired design, and stunning views of the city skyline. The menu features Wolfgang’s signature, modern take on traditional Asian cuisine and provides a “re”-evolution of what the master chef has been passionate about for the majority of his career.
The restaurant will be offering the finest Asian dishes throughout the day with it's a la carte menu for breakfast, lunch & Iftar featuring dishes like Malaysian lamb shank, Thai rice salad & a lot more.
- Breakfast & Lunch: 7:00am-3:00pm
- Iftar/Dinner: Sunset-11:00pm (weekdays), Sunset-12:00pm (weekends)
An extension of Roaya Saleh’s home, Villa Mama's is all about local, seasonal, fresh and organic ingredients crafted in an impeccable way to feed your senses.
Villa Mama's exclusive Ghabgha set-menu features signature dishes from the menu and reflects the restaurant's heartfelt expressions of tradition, history and culture.
Price: BD 15 net per person for 3 course set-menu inclusive of drinks & tea
BOOKINGS OPEN FROM 15TH MAY, 2019
Gather your family and loved ones this Ramadan to experience the spirit of the Holy Month with Via Brasil - Wyndham Garden Manama. Join the celebration with Via Brasil's Iftar Buffet or revive the traditional with a wide-spread Ghabga Buffet with a Middle-Eastern feast and selection of sweets, savouries & juices.
- Iftar Buffet: BD 10.900 net per person for adults, BD 5.450 net for children 6-11 years old.
- Ghabga Buffet: BD 10.900 net per person for adults, BD 5.450 net for children 6-11 years old.
Feast on a delicious & exclusive Ramadan set-menu at Nirvana, The Ritz-Carlton Seef. Enjoy an array of Indian delicacies curated specially by the chefs for the holy month.
BD 15 net per person
Known with local foodies as the grand dame of Italian cuisine, La Pergola’s authentic Italian style has been pleasing diners for over thirty years and is one of the main reasons the Gulf Hotel is recognized as such a bastion of gastronomy in Bahrain. Boasting a menu many consider to be the most delizioso Italian offering on the island thanks to its emphasis rustic regional favorites and classical dishes made to perfection.
The ever-changing menu offers authentic Italian food, featuring a range of traditional choices from all over Italy as well as more contemporary versions of classic dishes. Whether you choose a regional dish or one of Chef Giancarlo Perbellini's personal creations, it's going to be delicious.
La Pergola will be offering Iftar every day from sunset-11:00pm
La Med, located at the Ritz-Carlton in the Seef Area, offers a delicious spread of Arabic and Mediterranean cuisine. This unpretentious eatery is full of natural sunshine and has a great view of the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf, complimented by its refreshing mixture of white, pale blue and grey interior design.
La Med will be offering Lunch at BD 12 net per person and dinner buffet at BD 18 net per person throughout Ramadan
Embrace the true spirit of Ramadan at ART Rotana and enjoy a majestic setup full of festivities that promise to delight your family and friends, featuring a feast for the senses with incredible live cooking stations, a vast selection of traditional Arabic dishes and a delicious array of contemporary international cuisine, along with superb Arabic drinks and tempting dessert section that surely will satisfy all your cravings.
The restaurant will present an impressive performance of a traditional "Tantoura" dancer from Egypt along with the tunes of visiting Oud and Tabla musicians.
Timing: Sunset-9:00 pm.
- BD 25 Net inclusive of soft drinks & juices
- BD 12.5 Net for kids aged 6-12
- Complimentary for kids below 6 years old.
Location: Choices Restaurant and Terrace - ART Rotana, Amwaj Islands
Join Ritz-Carlton's steakhouse restaurant with a sophisticated and edgy setting this Ramadan with their Sundown Grill Promotion. Satisfy your steak cravings with 3 of the best cuts – US Black Angus, Australian Kobe Wagyu, and Irish grass-fed - together served with a side salad, truffle fries, creamed spinach, and sautéed mushrooms.
Alternatively, you can choose from a wide selection of delicacies from their a la carte menu.
Price: BHD 38 per person inclusive of one special mocktail
Enjoy a delicious Iftar at this exclusive & award-winning Mediterranean restaurant situated in the heart of the city. Feast on Tuscan delicacies inspired by the Florence like the new sharing appetizers including Tuscan samboosa and hummus chicken satay and many more.
Win an all-expense paid trip for 2 to Florence, Italy and many other prices by just dining at the restaurant!
Head to Gallery 21 this holy month to have the most glamorous Ramadan experience. The restaurant is open for both Iftar and Ghabga. Feast on a special menu curated by the chefs that highlights Arabic-Mediterranean dishes while enjoying soothing live entertainment by an Arabic band Ms. Manar Samir Mohammed & Mr. Samir Ahmed Mohamed who will be performing ambient music for guests every night.
A la carte menu will also be available at the Gallery Cafe from sunset-1:00am
- BD 12.5++ per person on weekdays inclusive of water, Arabic drinks, tea & coffee
- BD 14.5++ per person on weekends inclusive of water, Arabic drinks, tea & coffee
- 10% off for groups of 10-19 guests
- 15% off for groups of 20-99 guests
- 20% off for groups of 100+ guests
The Gulf Hotel’s distinguished Sato restaurant has earned itself a reputation for serving the absolute best in Japanese cuisine.
It is favored by guests who are said to love its peaceful Zen-like surroundings and exquisite features, including Teppanyaki rooms and a sushi bar with a smoking section. Sato makes the perfect location for those looking for a genuine insight into Japanese cuisine and culture.
- Lunch: 12:00pm-3:00pm
- Dinner: Sunset-11:00pm
Bay View Lounge at Four Seasons will be serving an assortment of refreshing beverages, freshly brewed coffee and aromatic teas from sunset to 1:00 am on weekdays and until 2:00 am on weekends throughout Ramadan and offers guests an ideal location to relax and enjoy stunning views of Bahrain Bay and the Manama skyline.
If you're looking for a healthier alternative to all the indulgent Iftars, Plant cafe is the place to be. With organic and plant-based dishes that are delicious, this Iftar will keep you satisfied and guilt-free.