Al Fanar Restaurant and Café, the UAE’s first and only restaurant offering traditional Emirati cuisine in a themed rustic setting, will open a new outlet at Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi, after Ramadan, to mark the celebration of Eid Al Fitr this year.
With a capacity to accommodate about 340 people, the new outlet will be an ideal venue for tourists as well as residents to experience authentic Emirati cuisine with family and friends.
Mr Hashem Al Marzouqi, Principal, Al Fanar Restaurant and Café, said, “We are honoured and privileged to extend our hospitality to people in a new location as we open a branch at Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi. This new development is part of our strategic expansion and growth of Al Fanar Restaurant and Café as a brand.”
He pointed out the food of a country reflects its culture and traditions, and Al Fanar Restaurant and Cafe is a window to Emirati culture. The restaurant puts the spotlight on the rich Emirati tradition, heritage and cuisine, the skills of people who create them, and the local produce.
The menu boasts many signature historic dishes such as ‘Aysh Mohammar ma Samak Magli’, ‘Beryani Maleh’ and ‘Asidat Al Tamor’ that are rarely cooked in Emirati homes today. In fact, not many young Emiratis even know about these dishes.
He added, “We decided to include them in our menu in keeping with the spirit of our identity and to give our guests a taste of the bygone era.”