Al Fanar Restaurant and Café will open a new outlet at Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi, after Ramadan, to mark the celebration of Eid Al Fitr this year.
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 said the brand "is a window to Emirati culture", and added: "The restaurant puts the spotlight on the rich Emirati tradition, heritage and cuisine, the skills of people who create them, and the local produce."
With a capacity to accommodate about 340 people, the menu offers many signature dishes such as ‘Aysh Mohammar ma Samak Magli’, ‘Beryani Maleh’ and ‘Asidat Al Tamor’ that are rarely cooked in Emirati homes today.
Al Marzouqi 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."
Recently the restaurant hosted a dinner reception for foreign media representatives invited to participate in the UAE’s 43rd National Day celebrations, and The National Media Council presented special appreciation certificates to Al Marzouqi and the restaurant's manager Jamal Hamdi for their support.