Immerse yourself in the flavours and fragrances of Emirati cooking with a meal at Al Fanar Restaurant & Cafe, a place where all the modern elements of Yas Mall are swapped for tastebud-tingling tradition.
Yas Mall restaurants have a reputation for quality and at Al Fanar Restaurant & Cafe, this certainly holds true. Whether you’re visiting for iftar during Ramadan or simply looking for somewhere to sample authentic Middle Eastern flavours, this Yas Mall restaurant is a fantastic option.
With traditional dishes, spiced meats and atmospheric interiors, Al Fanar transports you back to another time in Abu Dhabi’s history, before soaring skyscrapers and the pace of the modern world appeared.
1960s Emirati ambience and a taste of traditional cuisine. Amber lamps and wooden furniture give this eatery a different feel to Yas Mall’s other restaurants and cafes.
The breakfast trays. Bring the family to share a selection of nostalgic Emirati and Middle Eastern breakfast foods, including chickpeas, shakshooka eggs and broad beans.
The drinks menu features Arabic coffee, tea, and traditional yoghurt Iaban ayran. There’s no alcohol, making this restaurant perfect for Ramadan and Eid.
Al Fanar Restaurant & Cafe sometimes offers cooking classes for added family fun that encourages you to rediscover the country’s national food identity.
Al Fanar Restaurant and Café features a diverse range of Emirati favourites to enjoy across the day. The cafe menu features breakfast bites, keema minced beef wraps and traditional cakes. You might try khoboz khameer – a traditional Emirati bread bun served with date syrup – or indulge in a chebab, an Emirati pancake. There are rice dishes for lunch, meat stews and a selection of hot drinks and milkshakes. Try karak infused with saffron for a taste of Arabia.
The restaurant menu comes with a greater focus on meat and fish, where you can try spiced lamb in gravy, fried shaari fish or lemon-infused mutton stew. Some appetisers have Indian influences in this Yas Mall restaurant, so this is a great place to swing by for pakora and samosas too.
Dining inside Yas Mall comes with its perks – a few short steps from this restaurant, you’ll find the sparkling Yas Mall Dancing Fountain. Here, both Arabic and Western music plays as the dazzling fountain appears to dance in time.
The CLYMB Abu Dhabi skydiving chamber is right nearby, while stores from brands such as Adidas, Puma, Ted Baker, Victoria’s Secret and Apple are right around the corner. There are also a range of other restaurants in Yas Mall’s food court – ideal if you fancy something different for dessert. Al Fanar is also a great place to eat before watching a film at VOX Cinemas Yas Mall or after an afternoon with the children at Dare Park Yas Mall.
Al Fanar Restaurant & Bar is situated close to the south side of Yas Mall. From downtown Abu Dhabi, it takes about half an hour to reach Al Fanar by car. Use the E10 to drive south past Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Abu Dhabi Gold Resort, then take exit 34B towards Yas Island East.
Al Maha Street and Al Khuyoul Street lead towards the entrances to Yas Mall and Ferrari World™ Abu Dhabi, where you’ll find Al Fanar.
For fast-paced thrills, cross the road to Ferrari World™ Abu Dhabi. This park is home to the famous Formula Rossa, a ride that reaches speeds of 240km/h.
Get the family together for an animated adventure. Across six themed lands based on shows such as The Flintstones and Batman, you can jump on exhilarating rides and purchase souvenirs.
Take a splash at Yas Island’s signature waterpark. It’s located in Yas West, just a four-minute drive from Yas Mall and Al Fanar Restaurant & Café.
Yas Mall’s restaurants – including Al Fanar – have their own dedicated parking garage. Turn right from Al Khuyoul Street to enter Restaurant Car Parking – Yas Mall.
Sometimes, for instance during Ramadan, Al Fanar runs cooking classes so you can learn how to recreate Emirati flavours at home. It’s a great group experience – visit the Al Fanar restaurant website to find out more.
There is no dress code as such at Al Fanar Abu Dhabi, but it’s still a good idea to wear modest clothing of the type you would elsewhere in the UAE. As a rule, your outfit for Yas Mall should work for Al Fanar Abu Dhabi too – this means covered shoulders and below-the-knee trousers and skirts, but informal shoes such as trainers are acceptable.
Al Fanar Abu Dhabi offers delivery and take away options as well as in-restaurant dining. Contact the restaurant for more information.
If you opt for pick-up, there’s no minimum basket value and you can sometimes benefit from cashback loyalty offers.
Yes, Al Fanar is one of the Yas Mall restaurants that are open during Ramadan – in fact, there are often special promotions for iftar and set menus to mark the occasion.
If you wish to visit Al Fanar for iftar during the holy month of Ramadan, it’s a good idea to reserve in advance, since this traditional restaurant is popular with locals and tourists.
Yes – Al Fanar’s meat-free options include pancakes, various breads, dango (chickpeas) and lentil dishes. Ask a staff member to check the ingredients list matches up with your dietary requirements. You can reach them on 97128772272 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.