STARTING LATER THIS MONTH IS THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN WHEN MUSLIMS ALL AROUND THE WORLD OBSERVE FAST FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET. FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO APPRECIATE THE WARMTH AND CELEBRATION OF THIS SPECIAL TIME, THIS IS WHERE TO GO IN BAHRAIN FOR AN AUTHENTIC RAMADAN EXPERIENCE.
BUSHRA @ BUSHIDO RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
Bushra returns to Bushido Restaurant & Lounge for the sixth successive year this Ramadan and focuses to deliver a high-quality experience for all guests. This year’s Ramadan will once again transform Bushido’s opulent Japanese-pagoda into a modern Arabic experience. Bushido’s special Ramadan event is set to ensure this restaurant remains one of the trendiest in town. Converted into its annual Ramadan experience; Bushra, designed for everyone to join in the joyous occasion, here you’ll find a mix of over 100 exquisite traditional dishes and live cooking stations. Be a part of this spectacular celebration with your loved ones and delight your senses with a traditional yet contemporary menu featuring Middle Eastern and international specialties. Bushra will also open both Teppanyaki kitchens to offer a generous selection of Japanese cuisine.
In addition to the feast-worthy food, Bushra will continue to offer beverages carefully created by Bushra’s bar team. A variety refreshing high quality infusions, Arabic coffee, exotic mocktails and labans will be available. Meanwhile, a special area will be transformed into a relaxing atmosphere, to enjoy late into the night, specifically designed for those who wish to dine in and sit back with a shisha. A tent and a buffet aren’t just what Ramadan is all about. It is a celebration of a lifestyle and a distinct culture. Once again Bushra hopes to prove that traditions have never been so trendy! Open for Iftar from sunset to 8.30pm for only BD15++ on weekdays and BD17++ on weekends. Bushido will be open for Ghabga from 9pm to 11.30pm for BD13++ on weekdays and BD15++ on weekends.
GO: Call 17 583 555 for reservations and more information.
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL BAHRAIN BAY
The Al Bahrain Ballroom is the location of choice at the Four Seasons this Ramadan. This venue includes a main dining area and a shisha lounge overlooking the Arabian Gulf, decorated in a modern Arabesque theme. A large tent connected to the ballroom will feature the kids club with a great number of fun activities to keep them entertained. The stunning Iftar buffet will feature a wide selection of traditional Bahraini, Lebanese, Moroccan, Indian, Turkish and global cuisines, complete with live cooking stations. For Ghabga, an array of Arabic and internationally inspired dishes and desserts will be on offer.
Iftar will run from sunset until 8pm for BD26++ which includes several types of beverages including water, soft drinks, chilled juices and Arabic coffee. Ghabga will run from 9pm to 2am for BD28++ which will include beverages available at the buffet only. Children up to five-years-old get in for free, whilst children aged from six to 12-years-old pay BD12.5++. Shisha will be available for BD8++. On top of this, fun Gergaoun celebrations will take place on the 15th day of Ramadan at the Kids for All Seasons Club. Fun activities such as spreading candies, singing traditional songs and storytelling will take place.
GO: Call 1711 5000 for reservations and more information.
AL AREEN PALACE & SPA
Take advantage of the Ramadan Early Bird Offer at Al Areen Palace & Spa, where a memorable event will be held during the Holy Month with a 1001 Arabian Nights theme at Al Qasr tent. The festivities will have an Arabic atrium setting, offering a medley of spaces for families, friends, corporate guests and VIPs. Discover the exquisite Iftar and Ghabga buffets of Arabic and International cuisine, designed to delight.
Gather around for this joyous celebration which will also include live entertainment, various live counters and BBQ stations. The Iftar Buffet is available daily from sundown to 9pm and will cost BD12++ on weekdays and BD14++ on Thursdays and Fridays. The Ghabga Buffet is available daily from 10pm until 2am. BD13++ for weekdays and BD16++ on Thursdays and Fridays. Kids aged sixyears- old and below eat free whilst six to 12-yearolds receive a 50% discount.
GO: Call 1784 5000 for reservations and more information.
ART ROTANA AMWAJ ISLANDS
ART Rotana is going all out this Ramadhan to make sure their guests relish in the ambiance of a superb atmosphere. They are transforming their all-day dining restaurant and terrace – Choices – to a modern souk where everything will be displayed in a mouthwatering display. Break your fast with traditional Arabic drinks then enjoy a renowned spread of dishes from the Middle Eastern region as well as many more from around the globe.
The cherries on top are the spectacular live stations that have been designed to wow you and to make you fall in love with this wonderful venue. From Sunset until 8.30pm for BD19++. ART Rotana’s Ghabga will be offering the same immaculate setup, and in addition to an amazing live musical performance, the best shisha flavours will be available to keep everyone satisfied throughout the evening. from 9.15pm to 12midnight for BD21++ per person. Kids below six-years-old dine for free and kids aged from six to 12 get 50% off
GO: Call 1600 0111 for reservations and more information.
GULF HOTEL BAHRAIN CONVENTION & SPA
Dine like royals at the esteemed Takht Jamsheed Restaurant over the Holy Month of Ramadan. This chic venue has taken its inspiration from the Persian Royal Palace of the same name and will be laying out a lavish spread for all those lucky enough to be there. The enchanting traditional decor is only beaten by the culinary gems on offer for Iftar and Ghabga.
Options for tent, banquet and restaurant dining will be available. Iftar will be available daily starting at sunset until 8pm. For tent and restaurant patrons Iftar will cost BD19++, while the banquet option will cost BD15++ during the week and BD18++ on Thursdays and Fridays. Ghabga at the tent will cost BD17++ on weekdays and BD19++ on Thursdays and Fridays, while the banquet option will cost BD16++ on weekdays and BD18++ on Thursdays and Fridays. Children under six-years-old eat for free and children from six to 12-years-old get a 50% discount.
GO: Call 1771 3000 for reservations and more information.
Gather with your family, friends and colleagues during the Holy Month of Ramadan over a vibrant spread of extravagant Iftar or Ghabga buffets at Al Maha Tent, for only BD13++. This price will include Ramadan drinks and desserts whilst you enjoy the soothing music of the talented Oud player. The unique Ramadan decorations, entertainment and the outdoor ballroom terrace will add even more magic to your lovely evenings.
Share three days of Eid Al Fitr bliss with a vibrant and friendly ambiance together with a wide selection of dishes in a lavish buffet, for a very reasonable price which includes juices and soft drinks. As this is a great time to share with family, Downtown Rotana is offering a 50% discount for all children aged six to 12-years-old and free entry for all children younger than six-years-old. A guaranteed good time and cheerful spirit is what you’ll find here – book early to avoid disappointment!
GO: Call 1311 9999 for reservations and more information.
THE RITZ-CARLTON, BAHRAIN
Rediscover the secluded slice of paradise on the north coast of Bahrain that is the beautiful Ritz-Carlton. This luxurious location is glamorous, sophisticated, tranquil and lively and will be bringing back its everpopular Ramadan Tent during the Holy Month to offer a memorable Iftar and Ghabgha experience to all of its guests. Bring your family, friends, relatives and neighbours to Al Khayma and experience the legendary warmth of Arabian hospitality.
Fusing traditions with grandeur, this year’s amadan buffet will feature an exquisite spread of culinary delights from many countries around the world, which are sure to satisfy even the most demanding of palates. No expense has been spared to ensure a festive and happy occasion for all in attendance. The pricing for Iftar will be BD27++ per person and Ghabga will be BD29++ per person.
GO: Call 1758 6499 for reservations and more information
ROYAL GOLF CLUB
The Royal Golf Club is excited to announce the return of the Ramadan PowerPlay Series, every Monday night at 6.30pm from May 29 to June 19. The series is an individual stableford format where there will be two flags positioned on each green – one marking an easy pin position and one marking a harder, PowerPlay one.
Over the nine-hole competitions, each player must go for exactly three PowerPlay holes on the holes of their choice from 10 to 17 and then they will have the option to have a go at a fourth PowerPlay flag on hole 18. Golfers can double their points for scores better than a net birdie, when going for the PowerPlay flag. The entry fee for each competition is BD3 for Club members and BD23 for non-members, inclusive of green fee.
GO: Call 1775 0777 for reservations and more information.
THE WESTIN BAHRAIN CITY CENTRE
The stunning feature oven at Furn Bakery will be used by the talented Bahraini chef for baking, roasting and grilling this Holy Month. Ramadan vibes at Furn will start at the entrance which will have a variety of different sized lamps and candle lanterns around the draped curtains, all in rich Ramadan colours. The variety of local and Turkish sweets will be on display as you enter to the aromas of freshly brewed Arabic coffee and delicious dates which will delight your senses.
The Arabic Band consisting of a Kanoon player and a variation of Oud, Violin or Flute will float mellow notes into the air as guests come together for Iftar and Sohour. Key elements of the Iftar buffet includes Ramadan juices, dates on the table, Arabic salad live station, whole ouzi live station, shawarma station, tahina fountain, foul moudammas station, balila station and Lebanese manakish station. Iftar will be from sunset until 8.30pm and Sohour from 10pm to 1am. Iftar buffet prices tbc and Sohour will be served at a la carte.
GO: Call 1717 1441 for reservations and more information.
SHERATON BAHRAIN HOTEL
Known for its complete Ramadan experience, Awali Ballroom boasts traditional Arabic décor in a neutral colour palette, palatial arches engraved with fine mosaic, carved mahogany wood panelling and a twin tent roof with stunning wrought iron chandeliers that creates a distinct and sophisticated ambience. Iftar dishes include traditional Arabic appetisers and mains, international menu options, traditional Arabic juices, a huge variety of cold mezze and starters, a dates corner fit for the occasion, crepe station and exciting desserts that guests love.
Iftar buffet is served from sunset to 8.30pm. Iftar buffet for adults is BD16++ from Sunday to Wednesday and BD17++ from Thursday to Saturday. Children aged from four to 12-years-old are charged BD8.500++. Below four-year-olds dine for free. Ghabga at Al Safir Restaurant will be served daily from 9pm to 2am. Ghabga is priced at BD12.9++ for adults.
GO: Call 1753 3533 for reservations and more information.
Layali Al Zallaq
Perched on the pristine beaches of Zallaq overlooking the Arabian Gulf on Bahrain’s west coast, this 5-star luxury hotel in Bahrain boasts the only Thalassa Sea and Spa in the GCC countries. This spectacular Thalassa seawater spa hotel and resort blends French art de vivre with traditional Bahraini elegance. Sofitel Bahrain hotel has elegantly appointed rooms and suites, each with private balcony, latest technology, and chic furnishings. This luxury beachfront resort offers unparalleled view of the Arabian Sea from all of its room categories.
The thalassotherapy spa complex offers a vast array of seawater-based treatments, including hydrotherapy, massage and wellness. Restore your inner energy with individual thalassotherapy treatments, wraps, massage, and relaxing or stimulating sessions in the indoor heated sea water pool.
Since the holy month of Ramadan is upon us, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa has made some very special arrangements by the sea for everyone to enjoy and make the most out of their experience. At Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa, we want to make your Ramadan a memorable one, which is why for the first time, we have set up the very unique Layali Al Zallaq Tent by the sea under our famous night sky with bright stars ceiling. Starting at sunset with Iftar, we invite you, your family and friends to relish our traditional Iftar and Ghabga buffet. Break your fast with some delicious dates, traditional drinks and juices and indulge in some lovely Ramadan delicacies including oriental salads, a dedicated Moroccan section, Manakeesh and Shawarma stations, Arabic bread station, Foul and Balila, Falafel station, mixed grill as well as some traditional Bahraini dishes such as Machbous, Madrouba and Jareesh. Choose from an array of sweets from the Sweet Station that features mainly oriental delicacies, Turkish Ice Cream, and the famous Umm Ali and plenty of your favorite tasty desserts.
Before moving on to Ghabga Buffet, relax and enjoy the traditional music, smoke shisha by the beach and relish the ambiance. Your little ones are especially taken care of this season as they get to enjoy their very own camp at the Kids’ Villa, creating Ramadan cards, pinwheels and various arts, crafts, puppets making and much more! They can enjoy some fancy face painting and the girls can pamper themselves with nail polishing and enjoyable Arabic dance classes.
Couple of hours before the Sunrise, the buffet will end and Layali Al Zallaq tent will move on to a quiet atmosphere awaiting for a new Sunset and a unique evening by the sea. For reservations, please call +973-17636363 and book your table at the Layali Al Zallaq tent at Sofitel Bahrain now.
Iftar Buffet at Layali Al Zallaq Tent; sunset till 1:30am (weekdays) | sunset till 02:00am (weekends)
BD From 19.000++ per person
Timings from Sunset for 2 hours (till 8:30pm)
Inclusive of Ramadan juices and water
Ghabga Buffet at Layali Al Zallaq Tent
BD From 19.000++ per person (Food only)
Weekdays: 10:30pm – 1:30am
Weekends: 10:30pm – 2:30am
Carte Privilege Member – Special price for Iftar/Ghabga
BD 17.000 ++ per person