2024-04-24

Here’s where to celebrate Ramadan in Saudi Arabia

Whether you’re craving a traditional tent or surprising suppers, here’s where to break your fast.

Saudi Arabia is hosting a range of iftars and suhoors, from the creative to the traditional. Whether you want to break your fast with a date or dairy-free dish, there’s something for everyone. Ramadan is the holiest month in Islam, and is expected to start from 10 March and run until 9 April. During the month, Muslims across the world fast from sunrise to sunset, and break their fast at sunset. Here are best places to enjoy Ramadan in Riyadh, Jeddah, AlUla and Al Khobar.

A.O.K Kitchen in Al Khobar and Riyadh

The FACT Dining Awards Riyadh 2023 winner, A.O.K Kitchen, is serving a superb suhoor menu. Spanning Mediterranean to Californian cuisine, with dairy and gluten-free options, it aims to cater to everyone. The family-friendly restaurant welcomes everyone, from children to pets. The Khobar and Riyadh branches will get into the season’s spirit – the indoor trees will be lit up, there will be food and beverage stations, and moons for children to paint. 

GO: Follow @aokkitchensaudi on Instagram for more information.

A.O.K Kitchen Riyadh

Bayan Tree AlUla

Banyan Tree AlUla is celebrating Ramadan in the depths of the desert. Harrat is offering an iftar and suhoor menu, which includes regionally inspired starters, main courses and desserts. The luxury resort will also host an iftar in a Bedouin tent. The evening includes live entertainment and traditional cuisine. Harrat iftar stars from SAR 450. 

GO: Visit www.banyantree.com for more information. 

Ramadan in Riyadh

Fairmont Riyadh

Light up your Ramadan with Fairmont Riyadh’s Luminous Nights. Created in collaboration with BelleGate, the luxury Al Thuraya and Al Marasem Ballrooms are transformed into iftar destinations. In Al Thuraya, Chef Luigi Taglienti creates a chef’s table for up to 50 people, and a buffet for up to 350 people. The cuisine spans from Levantine to Pan Asian. At Al Marasem Ballroom, there is a corporate iftar in a space that has been optimised for networking. Plus, there is a Ramadan Bazaar in the foyer offering coffee, dates and sweets. Al Thuraya iftar starts from SAR 490.

GO: Visit www.fairmont.com for more information. 

Ramadan in Riyadh

Il Baretto Riyadh 

Say ciao to Il Baretto this Ramadan. The restaurant embraces the spirit of the season with an Italian twist. Located in KAFD, the FACT Award winning restaurant combines Saudi and Italian hospitality to create a memorable meal. The venue offers an iftar and suhoor, which starts with dates, and a selection of pizzette and panzerotti. The four-course feast includes a Caprese Salad with mozzarella and tomatoes, and Roasted Goat’s Cheese with honey. Plus, signature dishes include Breaded Chicken Paillard, Lasagna and Penne all Arrabbiata. Il Baretto’s iftar and suhoor starts from SAR 184.

GO: Visit https://ilbaretto.sa for more information. 

Ramadan in Riyadh

LPM Restaurant & Café Riyadh 

The FACT award winning LPM Restaurant & Café Riyadh is launching a special iftar menu. The experience begins with a drink, dates and soup. The starters include Burrata with Tomatoes and Basil, Green Lentil Salad with Apple and Burnt Tomatoes, and Snails with Garlic Butter and Parsley. The mains range from Fusilli Pasta with Prawns and Harissa Sauce to Sea Bream Provençal Style, Grilled Veal Rib Eye. LPM Restaurant & Café Riyadh’s iftar and suhoor starts from SAR 250.

GO: Visit https://lpmrestaurants.com/riyadh for more information.

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Mandarin Oriental Al Faisaliah, Riyadh 

Mandarin Oriental Al Faisaliah, Riyadh offers a range of Ramadan experiences. Fawanees Experience welcomes up to 1,800 guests and is a family-friendly event. The drinks include Jellab, Kamer El Dine, and Tamer Hindy, and there is a wide selection on the buffet. Children have a dedicated prayer area, and there are prayer rooms for ladies and men. La Brasserie’s suhoor showcases Arabic and international food, and The Globe showcases modern European cuisine. Fawanees Experience starts from SAR 475. La Brasserie’s suhoor starts from SAR 335. The Globe’s Ramadan in Riyadh offers start from SAR 350.

GO: Visit www.mandarinoriental.com for more information. 

Mandarin Oriental Al Faisaliah Ramadan

ROKA Riyadh

The Japanese restaurant ROKA is offering a special menu for Ramadan in Riyadh. Created by Rainer Becker, the brains behind ZUMA, ROKA offers a fine dining experience. The set menu starts with dates, a main course and signature dishes. Fingers crossed for the menu to include the famous Black Cod and premium selection of sushi and sashimi. ROKA’s iftar starts from SAR 195. 

GO: Visit www.rokarestaurant.com for more information. 

ROKA Riyadh

The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh

Indulge in an unparalleled experience of exquisite dining and Ramadan traditions at the AlQasir Tent at The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh. Embrace the spirit of Ramadan in true luxury with a flavorful culinary experience featuring a selection of Ramadan favourites across an extensive buffet spread. Available daily from sunset. Iftar is priced at SAR 860 (poolside) and SAR 630 (ballroom) while suhoor is priced at SAR 520.

GO: Visit https://widget.wddk.sa/147 for reservations and more information.

The Ritz-Carlton Riyadh

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