Looking to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in the UAE? Here is a handpicked list of our suggestions for a fantastic celebration
Prepare for a gastronomic experience at Farzi Café starring a sharing-style feast that begins with fresh fruit and dates, followed by samosas; before moving onto a choice of appetizers, including Farzi’s chimichurri play on the classic chicken tikka and tender lamb chops. Mains call for dal makhana, butter chicken and fenugreek naans, plus a chicken biryani. Round off your experience with a Malai kulfi falooda.
City Walk and Mall of the Emirates from May 1 to 9. AED149 per person (available for dine-in or delivery). Call City Walk at +97152 689 2012 or Mall of Emirates at +97150 407 5590. Visit the website or Instagram.
Cordelia, The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm
The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm invites you to its delightful restaurant Cordelia, to celebrate the holiday with a feast of Arabic and international favourites. Begin your meal with a selection of cold mezze including fattoush, tabbouleh and hummus; followed a mixed grill platter, lamb chops and a delicate hammour with harrah sauce. End your meal with an assortment of Cordelia’s signature desserts.
May 2 to 5 for lunch from 12-3pm and dinner from 6-10:30pm. AED250 per person (inclusive of soft beverages), children aged 6 to 12 enjoy a 50 per cent discount and those below 5 dine for free. WhatsApp +97152 698 0526 or email email@example.com. Visit Instagram.
Couqley French Bistro
Reach for luscious dishes from a special Eid menu, starring appetizers such as heirloom tomato carpaccio, served with burrata cheese and pickled baby beetroots drizzled with a balsamic reduction. Mains call for a hearty beef stew, served with tagliatelle pasta, pearl onions, mushrooms and baby carrots.
Available for dine-in from the first day of Eid al-Fitr, for three days, from 12-6 pm. AED169 per person (inclusive of a two-course meal) and at AED199 per person (inclusive of a three-course meal). Visit Instagram.
Village Bistro, The First Collection at Jumeirah Village Circle
Celebrate the occasion at Village Bistro amidst the company of family and friends. Take your pick from a plethora of classic hot and cold mezze, including hummus, vibrant salads, cheese samosas and warm soups; followed by regional specialities and the likes of lamb kofta and dill marinated prawns cooked fresh on a live grill. Decadent desserts in the form of syrup-drenched baklawa, pistachio Umm Ali and katayef filled with cream and nuts, serve to complete your experience.
The Market Place, Marriott Al Jaddaf
Sited at the lobby level of Marriott Al Jaddaf, The Market Place is an all-day dining restaurant that is inviting diners to an extravagant Eid al-Fitr brunch. Gather together with friends, family and loved ones and tuck into a selection of international flavours and traditional Arabic cuisine to your heart’s content.
Zheng He’s, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam
The Chinese restaurant exuding old world charm, perched overlooking the water at Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, has curated a celebratory feast especially for Eid al-Fitr. Expect the best of traditional Chinese flavours and dishes, ranging from dumplings and spring rolls to stir-fried noodles and egg-fried rice, all paired with live entertainment.
May 2 to 4 from 12:30-3:30pm and 6:30-10pm. AED250 per person and AED125 per child. Visit Instagram.
Grills@Chill’O, Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche
Gather your loved ones and relish in a delectable Eid al-Fitr brunch at Grills@Chill’O, a Mediterranean restaurant and lounge nestled within Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche. Tickle your taste buds with a range of culinary highlights, including meats, juicy grills and bites seafood stations; accompanied by live music performed by Elias Zayat, a musician and Opera singer.
Ras Al Khaimah
Garden Grille Restaurant, Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah
Celebrate the second day of Eid al-Fitr with a scrumptious and expansive dinner buffet, complete with live entertainment at Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah’s signature Garden Grille Restaurant. Expect a traditional spread of hearty Arabic food, alongside international favourites and a bites from a live barbecue station.
May 3 from 6:30-10:30pm. AED110 onwards per adult, kids aged 0 to 6 dine for free and AED55 for kids aged 7 to 11. Call +97150 377 6613. Visit Instagram.