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 2018.
The yearly Four Seasons Ramadan Tent, arguably one of the most iconic in the region, is back. The Arabesque-chic inspired Ramadan tent will be located at the Al Bahrain Ballroom, where friends and families 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.
The Ramadan buffet will take place daily from Sunrise until 8:00 pm and will cost BD 26 per person inclusive of soft beverages and Arabic coffee.
Immerse yourself into the beauty of Arabian culture and Middle Eastern Traditions. With cultural festivities and live cooking stations featuring the best flavorful Arabic, Turkish and International cuisines and sweet dishes this Ramadan. Qasr Al Sultan is a culinary destination for all. A Special traditional Bahraini & Turkish section will be displayed as a proud representation of the local culture. You can also enjoy Arabic - Turkish music fusion by their in house band in a relaxing atmosphere.
Price: BD 18++ per person
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 breads, 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.
You could also break your fast at Takht Jamsheed Restaurant where they are serving a daily Iftar buffet from sunset to 9:00pm priced at BD 20 per person.
Serving IFTAR buffet from IFTAR time to 9:00pm (Price at BD 20.000 ++ per person)
As the holy month of Ramadan descends onto the Kingdom of Bahrain, The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain, in partnership with VIVA, invites all to experience a month-long celebration like never before at the 5-star luxury beach resort. Bridging elements of traditional Islamic architecture with modern design, the expansive 40 x 40 meter pavilion, entitled Masaya, will amass into a kingdom of opulence and grandeur as designed by the brilliant Ammar Basheir. Overhead, 400 large hanging lanterns, hand-crafted in Morocco, will light the way to grand buffets featuring displays of customized chaffing dishes from Turkey as well as local earthen ceramics from A’ali Pottery. During the evening feasts, guests will enjoy nightly entertainment while indulging in the splendors of a culinary journey through the resort’s 11 award-winning restaurants. Succulent buffets will be set up with aromatic menus encompassing flavors of traditional Arabian cuisine, along with modern fare from the Eastern Mediterranean, Asia and Mexico regions. Live cooking stations and fresh Egyptian breads and crêpes will also abound, while traditional Ramadan desserts and gourmet sweet delicacies satisfy the most discerning of palates
As the sun descends each evening onto the Arabian Gulf and the traditions of Ramadan begin, guests are welcomed to join for two variant seatings, including the breaking of the fast, Iftar, from sunset to 8 p.m., for BHD 25++, and the Ghabga dinner from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m, for BHD 27++. Guests can also book one of the Pergola seating areas for private dining up to eight guests for 300++ (limited to 7 Pergola seating areas at a time).
15% discount for American Express Cardmembers
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.
The culinary team will be preparing a series of gourmet Iftar and Ghabga buffets throughout the whole month featuring recipes from the past to the present, including some famous Ramadan dishes with a modern twist.
The Sofitel Bahrain's Tent's Iftar and Ghabga prices are starting at BD19.50++ and will take place daily starting at sunset.
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.
Lanterns is an exclusive high profile and Award-Winning restaurant with its striking design of age-old traditional set-up and casual atmosphere making it a mystically beautiful and interesting place to dine while reflecting the moods and colours of India.
Head to Lanterns this Ramadan where you can enjoy an Iftar buffet for BD 5.9++ from Sunset to 9:30pm.
50% off all a la carte after 9:30pm at all branches.
Ramadan at Atmosphere
A great place to relax and the perfect venue to enjoy both Iftar and Ghabga dining with a feel of spending an Arabian Night in the clouds with the mesmerizing view of the Manama skyline. Unique performances will entertain you during Ghabga.
Price: Iftar and Ghabga prices are BD12.500++ per person.
Celebrate Ramadan with family and friends at Cafe Mosaic at the Wyndham Garden Manama. During the holy month, the restauarnt will be hosting not just Iftar but also Ghabga every night.
- Iftar: Sunset to 9:00pm
- Ghabga: 9:00pm to 2:00am
- Iftar: BD 10 for adults and BD 5 for children 6-11 years old
- Ghabga: Buffet priced at BD 8 per person.
Head to Gallery 21 this holy month to have the most glamorous Ramadan experience. The restaurant is open for both Iftar and Ghabga.
Price: BD 15++ per person for either Iftar or Ghabga.
Join 25 N 50 Eatery throughout the holy month of Ramadan, Savor the exquisite array of traditional specialties and delicious Bahraini Ramadan favorites with your friends and family at their daily Iftar buffet.
- BD 10 per person
- Kids from 6-12 years old are 50% off
- Kids under 6 dine for free
During Ramadan, Choices will be offering both Iftar and Ghabga.
Iftar will set you back BD 21++ per person from sunset-8:30pm. Ghabga will take place from 9:30pm-12:30am and will cost BD 21++ per person.
PLAY Restaurant & Lounge
Head to play this Ramadan for an all you can eat buffet plus shisha lounge. Everyday from Sunset to midnight.
Time: Sunset to 12:00am
- Iftar: BD 19++
- Ghabga: BD 15++