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110 places to eat breakfast & lunch over the month of Ramadan in Dubai

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Ramadan is likely to start this Saturday! Here are 110 Dubai restaurants and cafes that will be open during the day to dine in for breakfast and lunch over Ramadan…

During the Holy Month, many restaurants close from sunrise to sunset, in respect of Muslims who are fasting. However, for those who aren’t fasting, there are venues in Dubai open for breakfast and lunch during daylight hours. These are the places open for dine in, there are also plenty of spots serving takeaway throughout the month too.

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Arabian Ranches, Motor & Studio City

Circle
This classic salads and bagels option will be open all day, with everything from smoothies to French toast in the morning and tuna salads to peri peri chicken for lunch. The Dubai Media City and Dubai Healthcare City branches will also be open during the day for dine in.
Building 2, Dubai Studio City, daily 7.30am to 11pm. Tel: (04) 276 6283. More info on website.

Maison Mathis

The full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu will be on offer at this Belgian bistro.
Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, daily 7am to 2am. Tel: (04) 450 1313. More info on website. 

Bur Dubai & Deira

Café Arabesque
Cafe-Arabesque-A-La-Carte-with-Shisha
This will be open all day, serving a Levantine la carte lunch and international buffet breakfast.
Park Hyatt Dubai, near Dubai Creek Gold and Yacht Club, Deira, Dubai, daily 6.30am to 10.30am, noon to 4pm, sunset to 2am. Tel: (04) 6021234. Metro: GGICO. More info on website.

Chutney’s restaurant
This restaurant normally serves Indian fare, but during Ramadan they’ll serve an international open buffet.
Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai, 19th Street, Oud Metha, Dubai, daily noon to 3.30pm, 7pm to 9.30pm. Tel: (04) 3366000. Taxi: Mövenpick Bur Dubai. More info on website.

The Boardwalk
Only the inside portion of this restaurant will be open during the day over Ramadan, serving its usual menu.
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira, Dubai, daily noon to 1am. Tel: (04) 2956000. Metro: GGICO. More info on website.

Sonamu
This upmarket Korean spot will be serving its usual lunch menu.
Asiana Hotel Dubai, Salahuddin Street, Al Muraqqabat, Deira, Dubai, daily noon to 3pm and 6pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 2387777. Metro: Abu Baker Al Siddique. More info on website.

Wox
This excellent street-food-style Asian spot will continue to serve its noodle and stir fry dishes. It’s one of our top picks, the room is small though, so it does get busy. The Grand Hyatt’s buffet restaurant The Collective will be open for lunch too, as will the deli and ice cream joint Panini.
Grand Hyatt, Bur Dubai, Dubai, daily noon to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 3172221. Taxi: Grand Hyatt. More info on website.


d3

The Lighthouse

The gentleman running the show in the kitchen of this casual new restaurant/design store is Chef Izu Ani, former head chef at French favourite Le Serre, and What’s On’s 2015 best chef so you can expect good things. Read all about what to order there here.
Building 6, Dubai Design District, Dubai, Sun to Wed 8am to 11pm, Thur and Fri 8am to midnight, Saturday 8am to 6pm. Tel: (04) 4226024. Taxi: D3, Building 6. More info on Facebook.

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Molecule
This excellent new bistro – which serves French food with some Middle Eastern twists – will be open throughout the week, and for brunch on Friday.
Building 6, Dubai Design District, Dubai, daily noon to midnight. Tel: (04) 2454700. Taxi: D3, Building 6. More info on Facebook.

One Life Kitchen and Cafe

This homegrown cafe does an excellent shakshoumi (shakshouka with halloumi cheese). Oh, and the flat white we had there was top notch too. They will be open for dine in, takeaway and delivery (via Deliveroo) throughout Ramadan.
Building 5, Dubai Design District, Dubai, daily 8am to 10pm. Tel: (04) 5134727. Taxi: D3, Building 5. More info on website. 


DIFC

1762

1762Fantastic sandwiches and the like – they also have great breakfast options (we dig the dairy free bircher muesli). Note: This will only be open on weekdays. The Media City, JLT and JAFZA branches will be open too (remember, the Media City branch is only open on weekdays).
Building 5, The Balcony Level 1, DIFC, Dubai, Sun to Thur 7am to 6pm. Tel: (800) 1762. Metro: Financial Centre. More info on website.

Boca
Weekday lunches will still be on offer at this lively pan-European spot.
Gate Village 6, DIFC, Dubai, Sun to Thur, noon to 3pm. Tel: (04) 3231833. Metro: Financial Centre. More info on website.

Burger Lobster
The lobster roll is our pick on this three-dish menu. That’s right, you can have a whole lobster, a burger or a lobster roll. Novel.
Burj Daman, DIFC, Dubai, Sun to Thur noon to midnight, Thur and Fri noon to 2am. Tel: (04) 5148838. More info on Facebook

Cipriani
Having a meal in this fine dining Italian restaurant feels like being aboard a fancy cruise ship, in the best way. The food is wonderfully rich (try the gnocchi) and the freshly churned ice cream is a must-try .
Gate Village 10, DIFC, noon to 2am daily over Ramadan. Tel: (04) 3470003. More info on website.

Dusty’s
Dusty’s deli remains open throughout Ramadan. Be sure to check out their ever-changing weekly specials on their website.
Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC, Dubai, Sun to Wed 7.30am to noon, Thur and Fri 7.30am to 2am. Tel:(04) 3545435. Taxi: Al Fattan Currency House. More info on website.

Firebird Diner
This new diner offers a business lunch and a business breakfast – the breakfast is Dhs100 for a big spread including fruit,  juice and omelettes.
Four Seasons DIFC, DIFC, Dubai, daily 7am to 11am, noon to 4pm, 6pm to midnight. Tel (04) 5060100. Metro: DIFC. More info on website.

Gaucho
Both the business lunch and a la carte menu will keep going over Ramadan at this fine Argentinian steakhouse.
Gate Village 5, Dubai, daily 9.30am to 11.30am (coffee and snacks only), noon to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 4227898. Metro: Financial Centre. More info on website.

La Petite Maison
It will be posh business lunches (using non-GMO ingredients) as normal at this classy Nicoise restaurant.
DIFC, Gate Village 8, Dubai, daily noon to 3pm, 7pm to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 4390505. Metro: Financial Centre. More info on website.

Mint Leaf of London, Dubai
Posh masalas will carry on over Ramadan at this curry house. 
15th Floor, South Tower, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC, daily noon to 1am,  Tel: (04) 7060900. More info on website.

Roberto’s
Roberto's
This slick Italian restaurant will be open for lunch during weekdays only. 
Gate Village Building 1, DIFC, Dubai, Sun to Thur noon to 4pm, 8pm to 2am, Fri and Sat 8pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 3860066. Metro: Financial Centre. More info on website.

Royal China
This high-end Chinese restaurant is one of the few DIFC spots doing lunch over the weekends during Ramadan.
Building 4, DIFC, Dubai, daily 11.30am to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 3545543. Metro: Financial Centre. More info on website.

Zuma
This iconic Japanese restaurant will do a business lunch on weekdays, but just a la carte on weekends. 
Gate Village 6, DIFC, Dubai, Sun to Thur noon to 3.30pm, Fri and Sat 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Tel: (04) 4255660. Metro: Financial Centre. zumarestaurant.com


Downtown

Baker & Spice

From excellent salads to freshly-baked breads, all Baker & Spice outlets will be open during the day over Ramadan. These are Souq Al Bahar (8am to 11pm), Souq Al Manzil (7am to 11pm), Jumeirah Town Centre (7am to 11pm), Gold & Diamond Park (7am to 7pm) and Marina Promenade (8am to 11pm).
Various locations including Souq Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, 8am to 11pm. Tel: (04) 4252240. More info on website.

The Dubai Mall
Inside the actual mall the only place you’ll be able to eat as a non-faster throughout Ramadan is in the 2nd floor foodcourt, where there will be a cordoned off area. Don’t know where that is? Ask the info’ people – their knowledge of the mall is encyclopedic. This area will open at 12pm every day.
Downtown Dubai, from 12pm to midnight. Tel: 800 382246255. More info on website.

La Serre
The windows of this elegant French bistro will be frosted, but it will be business as usual both in the fancy restaurant and the more relaxed boulangerie.
Vida Hotel, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, daily noon to 3pm. Tel: (04) 4286969. Taxi: Vida Downtown Hotel. More info on website.

Ting Irie

This restaurant serves an interesting (and delicious) blend of Jamaican and Chinese cuisine. The fried chicken is excellent.
Souk Al Manzil, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, daily noon to 2am. Tel: (04) 5575601. Taxi: Souk Al Manzil. More info on website.


Dubai Marina, The Beach & JBR

Bianca
The pasta here is excellent – as is the mozzarella, and they will be open from 12pm daily (no The Beach restaurants are open for breakfast, only lunch).
The Beach opposite JBR, 12pm to midnight, daily. Tel: (04) 554 9459. More info on website

Bistro des Arts
This cute little French bistro will be open all day during Ramadan, so whether it’s an early morning croissant you’re after or a plat du jour lunch menu, they’ve got you covered. 
Dubai Marina, near Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai, daily 7.30am to midnight. Tel: (04) 5511576. Metro: Dubai Marina Mall. More info on website.

Bussola
bussola

This is a classic Italian food spot. The chef is from Southern Italy, and serves up a combination of traditional dishes alongside his own interpretation of Italian cuisine. The pizza terrace will be closed, but the fine dining part will stay open.
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi, Al Sufouh, Dubai, daily noon to 3pm, 7pm to 10.45pm. Tel: (04) 3994141. Taxi: Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi. More info on website

Eggspectation
This seaside spot is popular with families, and is known for its breakfasts, but will only open at 12pm throughout Ramadan.
The Beach opposite JBR, daily 12pm to midnight. Tel: (04) 430 7252. More info on website.

Fümé
This Pier 7 cafe and restaurant serves a healthy, varied menu. On Fridays and Saturdays they do a brunch for kids from 12pm to 4pm that costs just Dhs30 per child.
Pier 7, Dubai Marina, daily 12pm to 1am (2am on weekends). Tel: (04) 4215669. More info on Facebook.

Gourmet by Kcal
gourmet by kcal

This relaxed new option used 
organic and whole foods, all prepared in an entirely gluten-free kitchen. It’s connected to the Kcal fast food chain – so you know it’s going to be healthy.
Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, Al Sufouh, Dubai, daily 7am to 10.30am, noon to 2.45pm, 6pm to 10pm. Tel: (04) 5117139. Taxi: Le Méridien Mina Seyahi.  More info on Facebook

Maine Oyster Bar & Grill

The MAINE_Interiors

It’s business as usual at this hip and hidden brasserie, with the standard menu and full beverage options all on offer.
DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel, JBR, Dubai, daily noon to midnight. Tel: (04) 4576719. Taxi: DoubleTree Hilton JBR. More info on website.

Nell Gwynn’s
If it’s an English pub lunch you’re after, this spot will be serving them.
Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina, Dubai, daily noon to 2am. Tel: (04) 4488222. Metro: Jumeirah Lakes Towers. More info on website.

The Observatory
The Observatory
Great views come with this high-up a la carte hotel lunch.
Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai Marina, Dubai, noon to 3pm. Tel: (04) 3194795. Metro: Damac Properties. More info on website.

Pots Pans & Boards
As the name suggests, everything at this Tom Aikens spot is served on pots, pans or boards. We’re generally happy with whatever we order here. Note: It’s only open for lunch.
The Beach opposite JBR, 12pm to midnight, daily. Tel: (04) 456 1959. More info on website.

Retro Feasts
You’ll find burgers and hot dogs by the beach at this restaurant that sits right on the sand.
The Beach opposite JBR, 12pm to midnight, daily. Tel: (052) 722 6462. More info on Facebook.

Sushi Art
Top quality sushi by the beach – we love the salmon rice bowl.
The Beach opposite JBR, daily 12pm to midnight. Tel: (800) 220. More info on website.

The Talk
You can get breakfast or lunch in a la carte or buffet form at this relaxed option. 
Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR, Dubai, daily 6.30am to 10pm. Tel: (04) 4498888. Taxi: Movenpick JBR. More info on website.

Ultra Brasserie
You’ll find healthy home-style food at this homegrown cafe. There are organic, vegan and gluten free dishes on offer. The Downtown Dubai branch in Emaar Square will be open from 7am to 4pm Sunday to Thursday.
Ground Level, Marina Plaza, daily 7am to 5pm. Tel: (04) 277 5644. More info on website.

Wagamama
The JBR branch of the classic noodle and katsu spot is open for lunch throughout Ramadan.
Al Fattan Tower, JBR. 12pm to midnight. Tel: (04) 399 5900. More info on website.

Zero Gravity
Zero Gravity Pool

The beach will be closed, but the pool and garden will remain open every day from 12pm to 2am at this beach club. Food and drink will be served inside only.
Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai, daily 12pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 399 0009. More info on website


Dubai Media City & Tecom

Certo
We dig the pizzas at this reliable Italian option.
Radisson Blu, Dubai Media City, Dubai, daily noon to 3.30pm. Tel: (04) 3669111. Metro: Nakheel. More info on website.

Little Bangkok

best thai restaurants in Dubai
All of the branches of this great Thai chain will be open for lunch – so that’s Media City, Sheikh Zayed Road, JLT, Oud Metha, Green Community and Dubai Motor City (among others).
Business Central
Towers, Dubai Media City, Dubai, daily noon to 3pm. Tel: (800) BANGKOK. Metro: Dubai Internet City. More info on website.

Lucky Voice
Lucky Voice karaoke pod

There will be private singing pods and pub grub at this new karaoke spot – from 2pm to 8pm you’ll find two-for-one on house drinks and pizzas. On Fridays there’s a brunch from Dhs195.
Grand Millennium Hotel, Barsha Heights, Dubai, daily 2pm to 3am. Tel: (04): 4478010. Metro: Dubai Internet City. More info on website.

Noodle House
Pan-Asian favourites (the duck is legendary). 
Gloria Hotel, Dubai Media City, Dubai, daily noon to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 3818065. Metro: Dubai Internet City. More info on website.

Pascal Tepper
This French bakery and breakfast and lunch spot will close its curtains during the day for Ramadan.
Next to Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City, Dubai, daily 7am to 9pm. Tel: (04) 4542408. Metro: Nakheel. More info on website.

Prego’s
Pregos
A solid pizza option in Tecom. Plus, Nelson’s in the same hotel will be open too serving classic pub grub.
Media Rotana, Barsha Heights, Dubai, daily noon to 3.30pm, 6pm to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 4350201. Metro: Dubai Internet City. More info on website. 

Q43
This business lunch favourite will be open for lunch on weekdays. 
Media One Hotel, Dubai, Sun to Thurs noon to 4pm. Tel: (04) 4435403. Tel: (056) 1024298. Metro: Nakheel. More info on website.

Qwerty

A new restaurant in Media One Hotel with an extensive menu featuring everything from butter chicken to quesadillas. They have a business lunch for Dhs79. CafeM in the Media One hotel will also be open for lunch and breakfast.
Media One Hotel, Dubai, Sun to Thurs 6.30am to 10.30am and noon to 1am. Tel: (04) 427 1000. More info on website

Urban Bistro
The salted caramel smoothie at this Media City cafe is a great guilty breakfast treat. 
CNN Building, Dubai Media City, Dubai, daily 9.30am to 6pm. Tel: (04) 3624330. Metro: Nakheel. More info on website.

Vapiano
Pastas, salads, antipasti and pizza are served at this busy spot. 
Ground floor, Thuraya Tower, food served daily 11am to 11pm. Tel: (04) 4370786. Metro: Nakheel. More info on website.


Festival City

Mezzaluna
The Italian-style cafe in the Intercon’ Residences will be open for breakfast and lunch – serving cafe classics for breakfast, and more filling items like pizza, steaks and roasts for lunch.
InterContinental, Dubai Festival Centre, Dubai, daily 6.30am to 11pm. Tel: (04) 701 1127. More info on website

Jumeirah

D&A (Dhow & Anchor)
A bright and airy spot that serves refined pub grub. 
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, daily 9am to 3am. Tel: (04) 4068999. Taxi: Jumeirah Beach Hotel. More info on website.

Flooka
This Mediterranean seafood restaurant has a Lebanese flavour twist and a lively atmosphere, and it will be open for lunch during Ramadan.
Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, daily noon to 2am. Tel: (04) 3461111. Taxi: Dubai Marine Beach Resort. More info on website.

Il Borro

If you’re after excellent Tuscan-style food for lunch, this is the spot for you (the fresh pasta is particularly delicious). You can even book the private dining room for 20 guests for lunch throughout the month.
Jumeirah Al Naseem, Madinat Jumeirah, daily 12pm to 3.30pm (then 7pm to 1am). Tel: (04) 2752555. More info on website.

Katsuya by Starck
This chic new Japanese restaurant with food from Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi will be open throughout the month.
Jumeirah Al Naseem, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, daily 11am to midnight. Tel: (0
4) 419 0676. More info on website

La Veranda
Right on the beach, La Veranda is known for its pizzas (with a view).
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah, Dubai, Sat to Wed 11.30am to 10.30pm, Thur and Fri 11am to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 4068999. Taxi: Jumeirah Beach Hotel. More info on website.

Loca
We’d go to this Mexican restaurant for the guacamole alone. 
Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai, daily noon to 1.30am. Tel: (04) 3461111. Taxi: Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa. More info on website.

Muchachas/Tom & Serg

The food – and great coffee – of Al Quoz favourite Tom & Serg will be served up inside Mexican restaurant Muchachas over Ramadan. Different, but we’ll take it. The good news is that they’ll be serving a greatest hits menu of Tom & Serg breakfast classics, re-re-winding back to 2013.
Holiday Inn Express, near Safa Park, off Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, daily 8am to 3pm. Tel: (04) 3275878. Metro: Business Bay. More info on website.

Perry & Blackwelder’s Original Smokehouse
An all-out Southern American style smokehouse. 
Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Al Sufouh, Dubai, daily noon to 2am. Tel: (04) 3665866. Taxi: Souk Madinat. More info on website.

Pierchic

Very posh seafood with award-winning views. It will be open for most of Ramadan, but they will be doing some renovations for the first week or so of the Holy Month, so phone ahead to check. 
Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah, daily 12.30pm to 3pm, 6pm to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 3666730. Metro: Mall Of The Emirates. More info on website.

Publique
The alpine-lodge-themed bar will be open from lunch throughout Ramadan – with an early happy hour starting at 3.30pm.
Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah, daily 12pm to 2am (3am on weekends). Tel: (04) 4308550. More info on Facebook

Scape Restaurant and Bar
The Burj Al Arab’s brand new modern-Californian restaurant will be open for lunch, while the luxury hotel’s Bab Al Yam and Junsui will be open for lunch and breakfast. And Al Muntaha will be open for lunch too. Reservations, as always, are essential.
Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, daily 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Tel: (04) 3017600. Taxi: Burj Al Arab. More info on website. 

Trattoria Toscana
Classic Italian food served throughout the day.
Madinat Jumeirah, Al Sufouh, Dubai, daily noon to midnight. Tel: (04) 3668566. Taxi: Madinat Jumeirah. More info on website.

Jumeirah Islands

The Glasshouse

This international restaurant inside the Jumeirah Islands club will be serving benedict from 9am.
Cluster 24, Jumeirah Islands, daily 9am to midnight. Tel: (04) 360 1889. More info on Facebook.


Jumeirah Lakes Towers

Costa
Many of the Costa branches across the city will be open during the day for takeaway over Ramadan – the ones that will stay open for dine in are: DIFC (7am to 7pm weekdays), Dubai Internet City (7am to 7pm weekdays), DNATA Sheikh Zayed (7am to 7pm daily), Madinat (8am to midnight daily), JLT Armada Building (7am to midnight daily) and JLT Gold Tower (7am to 7pm daily).
Various times and various locations, including Gold Tower, Cluster I, JLT, Dubai, daily 7am to 7pm. Tel: (04) 4565297. More info on website.

Couqley
We dig the steak frites at this fun French bistro (fast fact: the brand was born in Beirut).
Cluster A, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, daily 12pm to 1am. Tel: (04) 514 9339. More info on website. 

Friends Avenue Cafe
Friends Avenue Cafe
The colourful and cosy cafe will be serving its full menu seven days a week, from 8am to 8pm including breakfast, lunch and dinner. During weekends, breakfast will be served until 1pm.
Ground Floor, Fortune Executive Tower, Cluster T, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, daily 8am to 8pm. Tel: (04) 5545813. Metro: Damac Properties. More info on website.

PizzaExpress
This classic pizza chain will be open for lunch. 
Next to Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, JLT, Sat to Weds noon to 1am, Thur and Fri noon to 2am. Tel: (04) 4416342. Taxi: Cluster A, JLT. More info on Facebook.

McGettigan’s
mcgettigans abu dhabi
This Dubai classic will be serving punters from 12pm to 3am Sunday to Friday and 11am to 3am on Saturdays. Or, if you fancy an earlier breakfast, the Madinat Jumeirah branch will be open from 9am Friday to Sunday and 12pm Monday to Thursday.
Next to Bonnington, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, opens 11am or 12pm. Tel: (04) 3780800. More info on website.

Mythos Kouzina & Grill
Hide from the heat and pretend you’re somewhere in the Mediterranean at this bright and breezy cafe serving authentic Greek food.
Armada BlueBay Hotel, Cluster P, JLT, Dubai, daily noon to 5pm and 7pm to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 3998166. Metro: Dubai Marina Mall. More info on website.

Nais Italian Kitchen
Classic and authentic Italian food is the name of the game at this family-run restaurant. 
HDS Tower, Cluster F, JLT, Dubai, daily noon to 9pm. Tel:  (04) 4529991. Taxi: Cluster F, JLT. More info on website.

Nola Eatery & Social House
nola

Nola is pausing its live music offering, but aside from that, it’s business as usual at the popular JLT restaurant. Pop in for New Orleans inspired cuisine.
Armada BlueBay Hotel, Cluster P, JLT, Dubai, daily noon to 2am. Tel: (04) 3998155. Metro: Dubai Marina Mall. More info on website.

Nosh Restaurant
This spot will do a Dhs59 lunch buffet every weekday and a Dhs149 Friday Brunch.
Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, Sun
– Fri 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Tel: (04) 4380000. Taxi: Movenpick Hotel JLT. More info on website.


Mall Of The Emirates & Barsha

Aspen
This MOE cafe used to be one of the only daytime options during Ramadan. 
Kempinski Hotel Mall Of The Emirates, Al Barsha, Dubai, daily 24 hours. Tel: (04) 3410000 Metro: Mall Of The Emirates. More info on website.

Common Grounds
avocado on toast in Dubai

You’ll find this spot’s excellent coffee and thoughtful cafe food in the Brunswick Sports Club (which is just around the corner) throughout Ramadan.
Sheraton Hotel, Mall Of The Emirates, Al Barsha, Dubai, daily 8am to 4pm. Tel: (056) 4040685. Metro: Mall Of The Emirates. More info on Facebook.

Salero Tapas & BodegaSalero Tapas Bar, Kempinski Hotel, Mall Of The Emirates
Traditional Spanish cuisine with a focus on tapas.  
Kempinski Hotel Mall Of The Emirates, Al Barsha, Dubai, daily noon to midnight. Tel: (04) 4095888 Metro: Mall Of The Emirates. More info on website.

Vantage
A lounge selling intelligent bar food. 
Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel, Al Barsha, Dubai, daily 12.30pm to 4pm. Tel: (04) 3772356. Metro: Mall Of The Emirates. More info on website.


Meydan

Farriers
An all-day dining international restaurant with live cooking stations and the like – they will be serving a buffet breakfast and an a la carte lunch. 
Meydan Hotel, Meydan Road, Dubai, daily 6.30am to 11am, noon to 3pm. Tel: (04) 3813111. More info on website.


Palm Jumeirah

Ají
You’ll find everything from sea bass to sushi at this Japanese-Peruvian spot along the Palm’s new seaside dining strip.
Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, daily 12pm to midnight (1am on weekends). Tel: (04) 5520244. More info on website.

Bread St Kitchen
bread street kitchen dubai
Gordon Ramsay’s new Dubai option will be serving lunch throughout the month. Casual spots The Burger Joint, Shawafel and Asia Republic will also be open in the Atlantis for lunch. 
Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, daily noon to 4pm and 6pm to 10.30pm. Tel: (04) 4262626. Taxi: Atlantis The Palm. More info on website.

Il Faro Trattoria & Lounge

The main restaurant of this new spot will be open from 12pm, while the pizza lounge will be serving dough from 5pm.
Azure Residences, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, daily from 12pm to late. Tel: (04) 568 3137. More info on Facebook

RIVA
This beachside bistro will serve its regular food menu throughout the day, but indoors only. 
Building 7, Shoreline Apartments, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, daily 7am to midnight. Tel: (04) 4309466. Taxi: Building 7, Shoreline Apartments, Palm Jumeirah. More info on website. 

Ronda Locatelli
Celeb Italian chef Ronda Locatelli’s family friendly Atlantis spot will also be open for the noon meal. 
Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, daily noon to 4:30pm and 6pm to 10.30pm. Tel: (04) 4262626. Taxi: Atlantis The Palm. More info on website.

Sun&
You’ll find fresh Mediterranean bites at this relaxed seaside spot. It’s open from 4pm on weekdays and 12pm on Friday and Saturday (as is Barrel 12 just down the road).
Palm Views West, Palm Jumeirah, 4pm to midnight Sun to Thurs and 12pm to midnight Fri and Sat. Tel: (04) 375 9333. More info on website. 

The Beach House
the-beach-house
There are great views from this spot thanks to extensive windows, so you kind of feel like you’re outside. Food wise there’s pizza, tapas and plenty of seafood.
Anantara The Palm, Palm Jumeirah. 12pm to 4pm for lunch, daily. Tel: (04) 5678304. More info on website

The Tap House
The waterside pub will be open as usual, offering their a la carte Friday lunch as well as 2-for-1 drinks from 5pm to 7pm.
Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah, 12pm to 1am, Sunday to Wednesday, 12pm to 2am Thursday to Saturday. Tel: (800) TAPS. More info on website

Zest
zest

A very beautiful all-day dining restaurant. Breakfast is half a la carte, half buffet, while lunch will be all a la carte.
One & Only The Palm, Dubai, daily 7am to 11pm. Tel: (04) 4401010. Taxi: One & Only The Palm. More info on website.


Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay & Emirates Towers

Bertin Bistro
Bertin

This restaurant and bakery (which is just off Sheikh Zayed Road near Manara) serves French and Spanish food and does a mean croissant.
Al Manara, opposite Times Square Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, daily 9am or 10am to 3am. Tel: (04) 321 9239. More info on website. 

The Black Lion
The gastropub inspired by East London, but that serves flavours from Korea, Thailand, Mexico and more, will be open all day. They also have a Funk Soul Supper brunch on Fridays for Dhs335 a head.
The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre. 8pm to 3am, daily. Tel: (04) 359 2366. More info on website. 

Cave
The charceuterie section is excellent at this Spanish and French spot, it will also be a smoking area during the day. 
Conrad Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, daily 8am to 1am. Tel: (04) 4447444. Metro: Emirates Towers. More info on website.

Cook Hall
An industrial-style gastropub that serves American fare for lunch and dinner.
The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, daily noon to 2am. Tel: (04) 4355577.  More info on website.

Delphine
An elegant Californian-style bistro will serve breakfast buffet and set menu and an a la carte and business lunch. 
H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, daily 7am to 11am, noon to 3pm, sunset to 8.30pm (iftar), 8.30pm to 11.30pm (a la carte). Tel: (04) 5018623. Metro: World Trade Centre. More info on website.

E.T Sushi
A famous Dubai option for fast but premium sushi. 
Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, Sun to Fri noon to 3pm and 7pm to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 3198088. Metro: World Trade Centre. More info on website.

Feast
They’ll be offering a Dhs160 lunch buffet every day.
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, daily noon to 3pm. Tel: (04) 5034444. Metro: World Trade Centre. More info on website.

Flow

This lovely new healthy restaurant inspired by the youth of the region (that serves great Espresso Lab coffee) will be open for the non-fasting from 7am to 4pm.
Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, Sun to Thur 8am to 4pm, Fri and Sat 9am to 3pm. Tel: (055) 2934430. More info on website. 

Harvester’s Pub
During the day they’ll serve pub food and soft drinks. 
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, daily noon to 11pm. Tel (04) 3311111. More info on website.

Jones the GrocerAustralia Day at Jones The Grocer
The 24-hour version of this Australian cafe and deli will be open for dine in (while the Al Manara and Al Safa branches will be open for takeaway only).
Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, daily 24 hours. Tel: (04) 3357769. More info on website.

Kitchen6
The What’s On Award winning international restaurant will be serving its buffet breakfast as per usual from 6am to 11am.
JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, Dubai, daily 6am to 11am, and then iftar to 10pm. Tel: (04) 414 0000. Metro: Business Bay. More info on website.

 

La Cantine du Faubourg
Indoor dining at this classy French restaurant, with a weekday offer of one starter and one main course for Dhs105.
Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, Sun to Thur noon to 2am, Fri and Sat noon to 3am. Tel: (04) 3527105. More info on website.

La Farine
The 24-hour French bistro will stay open ’round the clock over Ramadan – they serve everything from coffee and pastries to full-on French meals.
JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, Dubai, daily 24 hours. Tel: (04) 414 0000. Metro: Business Bay. More info on website.

Rose & Crown Dubai
This English pub serves hearty British classics
The Atrium, AL Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, daily 12pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 437 0022. More info on website

Wagamama
A reliable and fast pan-Asian spot with lots of healthier options. 
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, daily, noon to midight. Tel: (04) 3056060. More info on website.


The Lakes

Reform Social & Grill
A colonial-style bar with solid food and a very family friendly vibe. 
The Lakes Club, Dubai, daily 7am to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 4542638. Taxi: The Lakes Club. More info on website.

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