MAY WELCOMES THE START OF THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN WHEN MUSLIMS ALL OVER THE WORLD WILL OBSERVE FAST FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET. A TIME OF CHARITY, GIVING, AND GATHERING WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS, BAHRAIN’S TOP HOTELS AND VENUES ARE GOING ALL OUT TO HELP YOU GET INTO THE RAMADAN SPIRIT. HERE ARE JUST SOME OF THE BEST IFTAR, GHABGA AND SOHOUR HAPPENINGS AROUND TOWN…
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL BAHRAIN BAY
Ramadan at Al Bahrain Ballroom is a fun family-filled affair where a premium selection of delectable delights awaits you. Gather with your friends and family in the main dining area or relax with some sheesha overlooking the Arabian Gulf. Revel in the modern Arabesque theme and gorge on a wide selection of traditional Bahraini fare as well as Lebanese, Moroccan, Indian, Turkish and global cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Hyung Gyu Kim and Executive Pastry Chef Imad Boukli. Iftar is served from sunset till 8pm for BD26++ per person and BD13++ for kids aged five to12. Ghabga is served from 9pm until 2am for BD28++ per person and BD14++ for kids aged five to 12. Shisha is served for BD10++. Special group rates also available! Make it an Eid to remember with a decadent Eid Brunch at Bahrain Bay Kitchen! Take your loved ones on a grand Eid brunch celebration as you enjoy three days of celebrations including indulgent Arabic cuisines, international delicacies and so much more. Join in the festivities and indulge in an exquisite three-day brunch buffet, live cooking stations and a vibrant family atmosphere. Eid Brunch is served for BD28++ including soft beverages and BD38++ including beverages.
GO: Call 1711 5500 for reservations and more information.
SOFITEL BAHRAIN ZALLAQ THALASSA SEA & SPA
With the blessed time of Ramadan upon us, indulge in an unforgettable Ramadan experience with the award-winning Layali Al Zallaq tent. Break your fast right by the beautifully lit Arabian Sea and treat your taste buds to an array of mouthwatering traditional Ramadan dishes including oriental salads, a dedicated Moroccan section, Manakeesh and Shawarma stations, mixed grill as well as a number of traditional Bahraini dishes. Indulge your sweet tooth with delicacies like Turkish ice cream, Umm Ali and so much more! Iftar is served from sunset to 8.30pm for BD19.500++ per person inclusive of Ramadan juices and beverages. Before you move on to the Ghabga buffet, sit back and relax as you enjoy shisha by the beach and listen to the best of traditional Arabic music. Your little ones are also taken care of with plenty of entertainment and activities including creating Ramadan cards, pinwheels, puppet making as well as face painting. Your girls can even pamper themselves further with nail polishing and Arabic dance classes! Ghabga is served from 10pm to 1.30 am on weekdays and from 10pm to 2am on weekends for BD19.500++ (food only).
GO: Call 1763 6363 for reservations and more information.
THE RITZ-CARLTON BAHRAIN
Boasting one of the largest and most elegantly designed Ramadan tents to date in collaboration with renowned designer and scenographer, Ammar Basheir, guests are welcomed to join for two variant seatings, including Iftar, from sunset to 8pm, for BD25++, and the Ghabgha dinner from 9pm to 2am, for BD27++. Guests can also book one of the Pergola seating areas for private dining for up to eight guests. 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 as succulent buffets are set up with aromatic menus encompassing flavours 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. A traditional gahwa Arabic coffee station will also be set at the entrance with dressed attendants welcoming guests to the festivities of the night. Shisha-service will be available nightly from sunset to 2am.
GO: Call 1758 6499 for reservations and more information.
ART ROTANA AMWAJ ISLANDS
Embrace the true spirit of Ramadan at ART Rotana and enjoy the majestic garden 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 delicious array of contemporary international dishes, along with superb Arabic drinks and tempting dessert section that surely will satisfy all your cravings. Join in for Iftar from sunset until 8.30 pm for BD21++ per person while the Ghabga runs from 9.30pm until 12.30am for BD21++ per person with an extravagant culinary spread along with a marvellous live entertainment and the best flavours of shisha to keep everyone entertained throughout the evening. Kids below six-years-old dine for free and kids aged from six to 12 get 50% off. Iftar is served at Choices Restaurant and Terrace.
GO: Call 1600 0111 for reservations and more information.
Gather with your family, friends and colleagues during the Holy Month of Ramadan over a vibrant spread of Iftar buffet at Al Maha Tent for a cool BD13++ including Ramadan drinks and desserts while enjoying the soothing music of the live entertainment. The unique Ramadan decorations, entertainment and the outdoor ballroom terrace add some more magic to your lovely evening. Be an early bird and book for a minimum of 10 people and above from May 1 to May 15 and get 20% discount. Kids aged from six to 12 get 50% discount and kids below six-years-old dine for free.
GO: Call 1311 9999 for reservations and more information.
CROWNE PLAZA BAHRAIN
Celebrate this auspicious time with La Mosaique’s sumptuous Ramadan offerings! Guests are invited to break their fasts and celebrate the spirit of giving as they share traditional Ramadan generosity. Treat yourself and your loved ones to a relaxing Iftar buffet and enjoy a vast selection of delectable traditional Arabic specialties. Revel in the spirit of giving, delicious flavours and relaxed ambience and stand a chance to win daily and weekly awards, including dinner vouchers and electronic goods. To enhance the Ramadan spirit, Crowne Plaza will also be donating 500 fils to charity for every diner! Iftar is served for BD14.520 per person.
GO: Call 1753 1122 for reservations and more information
THE GULF HOTEL BAHRAIN
Revel in the grand setting of Khaimat Al Khaleej and indulge in a truly mystical and one-of-a-kind Ramadan experience. Guests can treat themselves to a wide spread buffet featuring decadent selections of live grills, freshly made savoury pastries, dates tower offering a selection of seven different variety of dates, live Teppanyaki grill, chocolate fountain, crepe station, homemade Ramadan ice cream flavours and lots more! Enjoy in a modern yet traditional theme layout as your little ones keep themselves entertained with a special play area featuring activities and games. Indulge in the most satisfying meal experience for Iftar at Takht Jamsheed Ramadan. Celebrate this time of tranquility and giving and connect with your friends and family as you immerse yourself in an authentic Persian Ramadan experience. Take in the stunning traditional décor as you sample an array of delectable Persian delicacies including Chef’s marinated kebab platter, fresh bread as well as other traditional favourites.
GO: Call 1771 3000 for reservations and more information.
AL AREEN PALACE & SPA
Experience true Arabic hospitality in an astonishing setup with the ‘Qasr Al Sultan’ Ramadan tent! Showcasing Arabian and Middle Eastern traditions to best serve the special occasion, the new tents seamlessly blend contemporary design with traditional Turkish elements. Dig into flavourful Arabic, Turkish and international cuisines as the premium band provides an authentic backdrop of Turkish flair featuring festivities and a musical fusion of both heritages. Valid before May 7, guests can look forward to discounted deals which consist of the lavish Iftar buffet for BD14++ on weekdays and BD16++ on weekends, while the Ghabga buffet is available for BD13.5 on weekdays and BD15++ on weekends. Regular package deal serves Iftar buffet for BD16++ on weekdays and BD18++ on weekends. Ghabga is served for BD15++ on weekdays and BD17++ on weekends.
GO: Call 1784 5000 for reservations and more information.
INTERCONTINENTAL REGENCY BAHRAIN
Seek the joy of Ramadan with InterContinental Regency Bahrain as they bring the festivities of the Holy Month to you, created exclusively by the award-winning chefs. Iftar includes all the classic such as whole lamb slowly cooked with oriental flavours on a bed of fragrant rice and condiments, a variety of hot and cold mezze, and delicious salads and appetisers. The Iftar buffet is BD15++ and served from sunset in the Rifaa Ballroom. Ghabga is BD14++ upon requests for group bookings.
GO: Call 1720 8308 for reservations and more information.
THE WESTIN BAHRAIN CITY CENTRE
Celebrate the true serenity of Ramadan with FURN Bistro and Bakery’s delectable Ramadan offerings. Gather your loved ones and savour the authentic flavours of traditional Khaleeji cuisine with a western twist in a stylish and comfortable environment. Starting from the first day of Ramadan, Iftar buffet is served from sunset to 8.30pm for BD18 per person. The a la carte Ghabga menu is served from 9pm to 1am from the first day of Ramadan.
GO: Call 17171441 for reservations and more information.
SHERATON BAHRAIN HOTEL
A true Arabian Ramadan experience awaits you at Awali Ballroom! The magnificent venue boasts traditional Arabic décor in a neutral colour palette, palatial arches as well as a twin tent roof with stunning chandeliers. Sample an array of Arabic dishes, international menu options, classic juices, a huge variety of cold mezze and starters, exciting desserts and so much more. Iftar is served from sunset to 8.30pm for BD16++ (Sunday to Wednesday) and BD18++ (Thursday to Saturday). Children aged four to 12 dine for BD8.500++ while children aged four and under dine for free. Alternatively, gather your friends and family and savour a deliciously curated Ghabga menu at Al Safir Restaurant. Revel in the joys of gathering as you indulge in traditional Ramadan cuisine as well as an array of sumptuous international dishes. Ghabga is served daily from 9pm to 2am for BD12.900++ per person.
GO: Call 1753 3533 for reservations and more information.
RAMADA HOTEL & SUITES, AMWAJ ISLANDS
During the Holy month of Ramadan, revive the traditions along with family and friends at the beautiful Ramadan Tent offering a widespread Iftar Buffet with a feast of Middle Eastern cuisines and a selection of traditional juices, sweets and savouries. BD11 net for adults and BD5.5 net for kids aged six to 11 years-old. Venue is available for private groups / corporate ghabgha gatherings for up to 150 people.
GO: Call 1600 0099 for reservations and more information.
MOVENPICK HOTEL BAHRAIN
Experience the full spectrum of Arabian hospitality as you gather and share the joys of the holy month at the Al Murjan Ballroom. Sample a sumptuous array of authentic Iftar delicacies, including hot and cold mezze, fresh salads, lamb dishes, Arabic mixed grills, shawarma as well as soup and carving stations. For dessert, don’t forget to try their luscious Umm Ali, Knefe and sticky date pudding. A designated beverage station will be serving a range of classic Ramadan favourites, such as tamarind, qamar al deen, Vimto and jallab. In the spirit of this holy month of giving, BD1 will be donated from the total bill to Muharraq Charity Fund. Two lucky winners also stand a chance to win a roundtrip ticket to any destination! Group reservation of 30 people and more receive 25% off. Iftar is served throughout Ramadan from sunset to 9pm for BD19 per person.
GO: Call 1746 0000 for reservations and more information.
ELITE RESORT AND SPA
Embrace the spirit of Ramadan and discover an exquisite Iftar, Ghabga and Sohour buffet at Noor tent. Guests can look forward to an authentic Ramadan atmosphere and breathtaking views along with mouthwatering cuisines infused with the traditions of Bahrain. During Ramadan, the ambience at Noor tent will be further accentuated with unique entertainment and art forms, including special activities planned for the ladies as well as your little ones. Be it a corporate affair or a family gathering, Noor tent is bound to make it a Ramadan you’ll never forget!
GO: Call 1731 3333 for reservations and more information.
ELITE SEEF RESIDENCE AND HOTEL
Breaking your fast just got a whole lot tastier with Oasis and IL Giardino’s extensive Iftar, Ghabga and Sohour offerings! Enjoy an exquisite array of your Ramadan favourites as well as international and oriental cuisine whilst relaxing with friends and family in a vibrant setting. Iftar is served from Maghreb for BD7.990++ per person and BD3++ for kids. Ghabga is served for BD14++ per person and BD16++ for two adults and two kids. Sohour is served for BD5++ per person. ✤
GO: Call 1758 3388 for reservations and more information.