Daytime dining 2018: Over 100 restaurants open during Ramadan

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Here are the Dubai restaurants and cafes open for dine in this Ramadan…

During the holy month, many restaurants close from sunrise to sunset, out of respect for Muslims who are fasting. However, for those who aren’t fasting, there are still plenty of venues in Dubai open for breakfast and lunch during daylight hours.

We’ll keep updating this list throughout the month as we get news of more outlets, so keep an eye on it.

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Al Quoz

The Lime Tree Cafe

This classic Dubai cafe will stay open for dine-in from 7.30am at its Al Quoz, Jumeirah 1, and Sheikh Zayed Road branches – so don’t worry, you can still get your carrot cake fix. The little outlet on The Beach at JBR will be closed throughout Ramadan.

Al Quoz, next to The Courtyard, daily 7.30am to 6pm. Tel: (04) 325 6325. More info on website.

Tom & Serg

Perennial favourite Tom & Serg will be trading as normal throughout the Holy Month. The cafe will also be breaking fast with another edition of their Rule the Roast dinner during the first week of Ramadan.

Al Joud Centre, Al Quoz Industrial, Sun to Thurs 8am to 4pm, Fri & Sat 8am to 6pm. Tel: (056) 474 6812. More info on website.

Arabian Ranches

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. 

Shakespeare & Co

The Arabian Ranches branch of this classic all-day dining restaurant will stay open as usual, as will the Emirates Hills, Palm Jumeirah, Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai Marina Mall, Souk Al Bahar, Dubai Science Park, Silicon Oasis, Safa Center and Al Saqr Business Towers branches.

Community Retail Centre, Arabian Ranches, daily 7am to midnight. Tel: (04) 447 0444. More info on website.

Bur Dubai & Deira

The Promenade Dubai

The new dining destination at Park Hyatt Dubai will operate pretty much as usual – Brasserie du Park will open for breakfast (6.30am to 10.30am), lunch (noon to 3pm) and dinner (7pm to midnight), and Noepe will open for lunch and dinner (noon to midnight). Bar seventyseventy will open slightly later, at 8pm instead of 5pm.

The Promenade, Park Hyatt Dubai, various timings. Tel: (04) 602 1814. More info on website

Kris with a View

The international restaurant on the 19th floor of the Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel will be offering two-for-one business lunches.

Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Street, daily 6am to 10.30am, noon to 3pm. Tel: (04) 377 1184. More info on website.

Chutneys restaurant

This restaurant normally serves Indian fare, but during Ramadan they’ll serve an international open buffet for lunch and dinner.

Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai, 19th Street, Oud Metha, Dubai, daily noon to 3pm, 7pm to 11.45pm. Tel: (04) 336 6000. Taxi: Mövenpick Bur Dubai. More info on website.

Glasshouse Brasserie

The bright and airy Glasshouse Brasserie will stay open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Hilton Dubai Creek, Dubai, daily 7am to 11pm. Tel: (04) 227 1111. More info on website.

Hofbrauhaus

Serves up authentic Bavarian fare in a relaxed environment.

JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Deira, daily 9am to midnight. Tel: (04) 607 7977. More info on website.

Cucina

A cosy trattoria-style restaurant serving homemade pizzas, pastas and risottos.

JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Deira, daily noon to midnight. Tel: (04) 607 7977. More info on website.

Boardwalk

This restaurant with classic Dubai Creek views will be operating as normal during Ramadan.

Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira, Dubai, Sun to Thurs noon to midnight, Fri & Sat 8am to midnight. Tel: (04) 2956000. Metro: GGICO. More info on website.

Sonamu

Upmarket Korean spot Sonamu will be serving its usual lunch menu.

Asiana Hotel Dubai, 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 for lunch and dinner. The Grand Hyatt’s buffet restaurant The Collective will be open for breakfast and 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.

XVA Cafe

This lovely little spot in the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood is the perfect place to sit and reflect during Ramadan.

XVA Hotel & Gallery, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, daily 7am to 10pm. Tel: (04) 353 5383. More info on website.

City Walk

Demoiselle by Galvin

The popular French bistro will be serving its wholesome prix fix breakfast menu and new lunch menu all through Ramadan. 

City Walk, Sun to Wed 10am to midnight, Thurs to Sat 10am to 1pm. Tel: (04) 590 5076. More info on website.

IZU Brasserie & Bakery

Family-friendly IZU Brasserie & Bakery will be extending its opening hours during Ramadan for dine-in and take away.

Le BHV Marais, City Walk, bakery daily 7am to 6pm, brasserie daily 11am to 1am. Tel: (04) 403 3031. More info on website.

Toro+Ko

The Barcelona-inspired tapas restaurant will be open all day, with drinks available all day Friday.

The Square, City Walk, Sat to Wed 10am to 1am, Thurs 1pm to 2am, Fri noon to 2am. Tel: (04) 590 5433. More info on website.

Sarabeth’s

Quaint cafe Sarabeth’s remains open as usual from 8:30am until midnight, serving Sarabeth’s classic dishes, and for the first time, it’s breakfast all day.

Sarabeth’s, City Walk, daily 8.30am to midnight. Tel: (04) 344 9544. More info on website

DIFC

BB Social Dining

One of our favourite new openings of the last six months, BB Social Dining will be serving up its menu of bao, bites, bowls and BBQ as usual.

Gate Village 8, DIFC, Dubai, Saturday to Wednesday noon to midnight, Thursday and Friday noon to 1am. Tel: (04) 407 4444. More info on website.

Boca

Lunch will still be on offer at this lively pan-European spot, with an added breakfast service during the week. Regular pouring service will begin after sunset.

Gate Village 6, DIFC, Dubai, Sun to Thur, 9am to 1am, Fri & Sat noon to 1am. Tel: (04) 3231833. Metro: Financial Centre. More info on website.

Burger Lobster

Burger Lobster’s self-explanatory menu will be served up from noon to midnight.

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. Drinks will be served after iftar.

Gate Village 10, DIFC, daily noon to midnight. Tel: (04) 3470003. More info on website.

Dusty’s

Dusty’s deli remains open from dawn to dusk throughout Ramadan, with drinks served from 7pm. 

Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC, Dubai, Mon to Wed 7.30am to midnight, Thurs to Sat 7.30am to 2am. Tel: (04) 3545435. Taxi: Al Fattan Currency House. More info on website.

Mina Brasserie

Michael Mina’s contemporary brasserie will be open for lunch and dinner as usual.

Four Seasons DIFC, Dubai, daily noon to 4pm, 7pm to 11.30pm. Tel (04) 5060100. Metro: DIFC. More info on website.

Gaucho

Throughout the month of Ramadan Gaucho is opening its doors to G Lounge, a place where you can escape the heat and enjoy a special breakfast menu. The drinks menu boasts a selection of teas, coffees and freshly-made juices.

Gate Village 5, Dubai, daily 9.30am to 5pm. Tel: (04) 4227898. Metro: Financial Centre. More info on website.

La Petite Maison

It will be fancy 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

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.

Ravioli & Co

Authentic Italian trattoria Ravioli & Co will keep serving up its weekday business lunch over Ramadan.

Burj Daman, DIFC, daily noon to midnight. Tel: (04) 241 1616. More info on website.

Royal China

This high-end Chinese restaurant is open for lunch during Ramadan, and is also offering a Cantonese-style iftar after sunset.

Building 4, DIFC, Dubai, daily 11.30am to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 3545543. Metro: Financial Centre. More info on website.

Taqado

Mexican street food spot Taqado will be open for dine-in at both of its Media City outlets. The Building 7 branch will be open daily from 8am to midnight, and the Building 10 branch will be open on weekdays from 8am to 6pm.

Building 7, Dubai Media City, daily 8am to midnight. Tel: (4) 277 8697. More info on website.

Zuma

This iconic Japanese restaurant will do a business lunch on weekdays, and 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. More info on website.

Downtown Dubai

Al Mayass

This stylish restaurant in the Sofitel Downtown will be serving up its tasty Lebanese-Armenian dishes from noon.

Sofitel Dubai Downtown, opposite Burj Khalifa metro station, daily noon to 1am. Tel: (04) 338 7772. More info on website.

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 (Sat to Thurs 7am to 7pm, Fri 11am 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.

BASTA!

The striking Italian restaurant by David Myers in the Renaissance Downtown Hotel will be opening early at 7am, serving coffee and pastries before lunch.

Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Downtown Dubai, 7am to midnight. Tel: (04) 512 5522. More info on website.

Bleu Blanc

David Myers’ other restaurant in the Renaissance Downtown, the French farmhouse-inspired Bleu Blanc, is open as usual.

Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Downtown Dubai, noon to 3.30pm, 6pm to midnight. Tel: (04) 512 5533. More info on website.

The Dubai Mall

Inside the mall, the only place you’ll be able to eat as a non-faster throughout Ramadan is in the second floor food court, 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 noon every day.

Downtown Dubai, from noon 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 3.15pm, 7pm to 11pm (bistro), 6.30am to 10.30pm (boulangerie). Tel: (04) 4286969. Taxi: Vida Downtown Hotel. More info on website.

Ting Irie

This restaurant serves up tasty Jamaican food with a side order of smiles. The oxtail coco buns are excellent.

Souk Al Manzil, Downtown Dubai, daily noon to 2am. Tel: (04) 5575601. Taxi: Souk Al Manzil. More info on website.

Dubai Marina, The Beach & JBR

Andreea’s

The Mediterrasian fusion spot in the Habtoor Grand will open as usual during Ramadan. The ladies night and Social Monday’s will be suspended, but the ladies’ day offers on Thursday and Saturday, and Friday brunch will continue.

Andreeas, Habtoor Grand, Dubai Marina, daily 12pm to 1.30am. Tel: (04) 408 4400. Taxi: Habtoor Grand. More info on website

Accents

Accents Restaurant & Terrace will be open for lunch everyday, and for the Friday WeBrunch. Also in the InterContinental, Marina Social will continue to serve the Share & Social Friday brunch and the Saturday Social Roast throughout Ramadan.

InterContinental Dubai Marina, King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud St, daily 7am to 11pm. Tel: (04) 4466654. More info on website.

Azure Beach

For a chilled day poolside, head to beachside hangout Azure Beach, which is staying open as normal throughout Ramadan.

Azure Beach, Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR, daily 10am to 10.30pm. Tel: (052) 777 9472. More info on website.

Baker & Spice

You can still tuck into shakshouka for breakfast at this homegrown cafe, which will stay open as usual.

Marina Promenade, near JBR2 tram station, Dubai Marina, daily 8am to 11pm. Tel: (04) 3624686. More info on website.

BiCE Ristorante

Elegant Italian restaurant BiCE will be open for lunch and dinner.

Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, The Walk at JBR, daily 12.30pm to 3.30pm, 7pm to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 318 2520. 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. Drinks will be served from midday.

Dubai Marina, near Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai, daily 7.30am to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 5511576. Tram: Dubai Marina Mall. More info on website.

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 for lunch, but the fine-dining part will stay open.

The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi, Al Sufouh, Dubai, daily noon to 3pm, 7pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 3994141. Taxi: The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi. More info on website

DRIFT Beach

Luxe beach club DRIFT Beach in the One&Only Royal Mirage will be open as normal every day, just without their regular DJ.

One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh, Dubai, daily 10.30am to 8pm (restaurant 12.30pm to 5.30pm). Tel: (04) 315 2200. More info on website

Eggspectation

Both the JBR and City Walk locations will open at 12pm throughout Ramadan.

The Beach opposite JBR, daily 12pm to midnight. Tel: (04) 430 7252. More info on website.

Gourmet by Kcal

This relaxed option uses 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 8am to 10pm. Tel: (04) 5117373. Taxi: Le Méridien Mina Seyahi.  More info on Facebook

Nell Gwynne

If it’s an English pub lunch you’re after, this spot will be serving them. Drinks will be served from 7pm.

Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina, Dubai, daily noon to 2am. Tel: (04) 4488222. Metro: Jumeirah Lakes Towers. More info on website.

Sushi Art

Top quality sushi by the beach – we love the salmon rice bowl.

The Beach opposite JBR, daily 11am to midnight. Tel: (800) 220. More info on website.

The Maine Oyster Bar & Grill

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.

The Scene by Simon Rimmer

It’s business as usual at the award-winning British eatery, who will continue to serve up their hearty British classics every day from 8am to 2am.

The Scene by Simon Rimmer, Pier 7, Dubai Marina, daily 8am to 2am. Tel: (04) 4222 328. More info on website

The Talk

You can get breakfast or lunch in a la carte or buffet form at this relaxed all-day dining option.

Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR, Dubai, daily 6.30am to 11pm. Tel: (04) 4498888. Taxi: Movenpick JBR. More info on website.

Tribeca Kitchen & Bar

This New York-themed restaurant and bar will be doing business as usual during the holy month. With the exception of live entertainment and open mic nights, it will continue to host its weekly events.

JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR, Sat to Mon noon to 2am, Wed & Thurs noon to 3am, Fri 1pm to 3am. Tel: (050) 345 6067. More info on website.

Wagamama

The JBR branch of the classic noodle and katsu spot will be open for lunch throughout Ramadan.

Al Fattan Tower, JBR. 12pm to midnight. Tel: (04) 399 5900. More info on website.

Zero Gravity

The beach, pool and garden will remain open every day. Food and drink will be served outdoors and inside.

Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai, daily 10am to midnight. Tel: (04) 399 0009. More info on website

Dubai Media City, Barsha Heights & The Greens

Arrows and Sparrows

This lovely homegrown cafe in The Greens will be open for both dine-in and takeaway.

Emaar Business Park, Building 4, The Greens, Dubai, daily 8am to 8pm. Tel: (04) 558 8141. More info on website.

Carine

The beautiful, bright and airy bistro in Emirates Golf Club will be welcoming guests in the evening on weekdays, and from noon on the weekends.

Emirates Golf Club, near Nakheel metro, Sun to Weds 7pm to 11pm, Thurs to Sat noon to 3pm and 7pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 417 9999. More info on website.

Certo

We dig the pizzas at this reliable Italian option.

Radisson Blu, Dubai Media City, Dubai, daily noon to 3.30pm and 6pm-11pm. Tel: (04) 3669111. Metro: Nakheel. More info on website.

Coco on 8

Serving up some top Mediterranean snacks for lunch and dinner, it’s business as usual at the poolside lounge Coco on 8

Media One Hotel, Dubai, Sat to Weds 12pm to 12am, Thurs and Fri 12pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 427 1000. More info on website

Garden on 8

At this popular sports bar and pub, you’ll be able to enjoy your usual favourites every day from midday, with opening hours remaining the same.

Media One Hotel, Dubai, Sat to Mon 12pm to 12am, Tues to Fri 12pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 427 1000. More info on website

Lucky Voice

Everyone’s favourite karaoke spot will stay open as usual, with plenty of great offers t0 be had.

Grand Millennium Hotel, Barsha Heights, Dubai, Sat to Thurs 5pm to 2am, Fri 2pm to 2am, closed Mondays. Tel: (800) 58259. Metro: Dubai Internet City. More info on website.

The Noodle House

Pan-Asian classic (the duck is legendary). They’re also doing a bottomless bowl promotion.

Gloria Hotel, Dubai Media City, Dubai, daily noon to 11pm. Tel: (04) 3818065. Metro: Dubai Internet City. More info on website.

Pascal Tepper

This French bakery and breakfast and lunch spot is a popular option for Media City workers.

Next to Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City, Dubai, daily 7am to 9pm. Tel: (04) 4542408. Metro: Nakheel. More info on website.

Prego’s

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. 

Qwerty

This Media One Hotel business lunch favourite will be open for, well, business. Opening from 12pm weekdays and 1pm on the weekends, it will continue to serve from lunch through to dinner.

Media One Hotel, Dubai, Sun to Weds 12pm to 1am, Thurs 12pm to 2am, Fri 1pm to 2am, Sat 1pm to 1am. Tel: (04) 427 1000. More info on website

Riviera Beach Grill

Riviera Beach Grill will be open for lunch and dinner for seafood in stylish surroundings.

Riviera Beach Grill, Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR, daily noon to 6pm, 7pm to midnight. Tel: (05) 27779473. More info on website.

Sophie’s Cafe

This cafe serves up healthy breakfasts and lunches with a focus on local, organic and whole foods.

Ground Floor, Auris Metro Central Hotel, Barsha Heights, Dubai, daily 7am to 9pm. Tel: (04) 4529529. 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

The Fish House

This fresh new seafood spot in the InterContinental will stay open for lunch throughout Ramadan and will be serving iftar from sunset.

InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai, Sun to Thurs noon to 3pm, Fri and Sat 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Tel: (04) 7011127. Taxi: InterContinental Festival City. More info on website.

Belgian Beer Cafe

You’ll find a menu of hearty Belgian pub grub classics at this popular spot, which opens for dinner from 4pm.

Crowne Plaza Festival City, Dubai, dinner 4pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 701 1127. Taxi: Crowne Plaza Festival City. More info on website.

Jumeirah

21 Grams

The Balkan bistro will continue to serve as normal through Ramadan, with a Ramadan-themed menu available as well as the regular one.

21 Grams, Jumeirah road/Al Thanya road, daily 8am to 11pm. Tel: (04) 349 0744 . More info on Facebook.

Cafe Nikki

If it’s a casual bite by the beach you’re looking for, head to Cafe Nikki within the famous luxury resort, it’s open as normal through Ramadan.

Cafe Nikki, Nikki Beach Resort, daily 12pm to 5pm and 6pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 376 6000. 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, Sun to Thurs noon to 3.30pm, 7pm to midnight, Fri & Sat noon to midnight. Tel: (04) 3461111. Taxi: Dubai Marine Beach Resort. More info on website.

Folly by Nick & Scott

Outstanding views to match a spectacular modern European menu.

Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, weekdays noon to 2.30pm, 7pm to 11pm, weekends 12.30pm to 3.30pm, 7pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 430 8535. folly.ae

Il Borro

If you’re after excellent Tuscan-style food for lunch, this is the spot for you (the fresh pasta is particularly delicious).

Jumeirah Al Naseem, Madinat Jumeirah, daily  noon to 3.30pm, 7pm to 1am). Tel: (04) 2752555. More info on website.

Katsuya by Starck

This chic Japanese restaurant with food from master sushi chef Katsuya Uechi will stay throughout the month.

Jumeirah Al Naseem, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, daily 11am to midnight. Tel: (04) 419 0676. More info on website

Key West

The Caribbean bar and grill looks out over the beach at Nikki Beach Resort, and is a great spot for both lunch and dinner.

Key West, Nikki Beach Resort, daily 12pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 376 6000. 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 2am. Tel: (04) 3461111. Taxi: Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa. More info on website.

Perry & Blackwelder’s Original Smokehouse

This Deep South-style smokehouse will continue to serve up its American comfort food.

Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Al Sufouh, Dubai, daily noon to 2am. Tel: (04) 3665866. Taxi: Souk Madinat. More info on website.

Publique

The alpine-lodge-themed bar will be open from lunch throughout Ramadan, with drinks served from midday. The daily evening brunch will take place as usual.

Souk Madinat Jumeirah, daily midday to 2am. Tel: (04) 4308550. More info on website

Jumeirah Lakes Towers

Axe House

Casual restaurant and bar Axe House will open slightly later during Ramadan (from 2pm instead of noon), but otherwise things will carry on as usual.

Armada Blue Bay Hotel, Cluster P, JLT, daily 2pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 3999577. More info on website.

Bait Maryam

We’re big fans of this homely little restaurant, and they’ll keep cooking up their Levantine delights throughout the holy month.

Cluster D, JLT, Dubai, daily 10am to 11pm. Tel: (04) 248 1995. Metro: Jumeirah Lakes Towers. More info on Facebook.

Chalco’s Mexican Grill

Tasty tacos and HUGE burritos – this authentic Mexican spot is open for business.

Cluster D, Lake Terrace Tower, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Sat to Thurs 11am to 10pm (closed Fridays). Metro: Jumeirah Lakes Towers. More info on website.

Couqley

We dig the steak frites at this fun French bistro.

Cluster A, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, daily noon to 1am. Tel: (04) 514 9339. 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. It will be indoors-only dining during the day.

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, Sat to Thurs 11am to 9pm (closed Fridays). Tel: (04) 452lucky9991. Taxi: Cluster F, JLT. More info on website.

Nola Eatery & Social House

Nola is pausing its live music offering, but aside from that, it’s business as usual at the popular JLT restaurant. Head there for New Orleans inspired cuisine.

Armada BlueBay Hotel, Cluster P, JLT, Dubai, daily noon to 3am. Tel: (04) 3998155. Metro: Dubai Marina Mall. More info on website.

Public Cafe

This lovely little cafe will be open for indoors dining from 8am to 10pm.

One Lake Plaza Tower, Cluster T, JLT, Dubai, Sat to Thurs 8am to 10pm (closed Fridays). Tel: (04) 451 9670. More info on website.

Unforgettable Biryani

Pop in for a cheap and cheerful meal and a cup of chai karak.

One Lake Plaza, Cluster T, JLT, Dubai, Sat to Thurs 9am to 10pm (closed Fridays). Tel: (04) 439 0535. More info on website.

Vietnamese Foodies

This new spot serves up authentic, fresh, healthy and reasonably priced southern Vietnamese dishes.

Cluster D, Lake Terrace Tower, JLT, Dubai, daily 10am to midnight. Tel: (04) 565 6088. More info on Facebook

Wokyo

Noodle lovers can still get their fix at this lively eatery, which will be open as usual (just indoor dining only).

Cluster J, J2 Building, JLT, Dubai. daily 11am to 11pm. Tel: (800) 96596. More info on website.

La Mer

Cupagahwa 

A cafe chain with an Arabian flavour.

La Mer South, Jumeirah 1, daily 10am to 3am. Tel: (800) 42492. More info on website.

Five Guys

This casual dining spot serves premium burgers and fries.

La Mer North, Jumeirah 1, daily 11am to 3am. Tel: (04) 3854331. More info on website.

HQ’s 459

An all-day breakfast spot serving a spread of fresh and healthy treats.

La Mer South, Jumeirah 1, daily noon to 3am. Tel: (04) 345 9000. More info on website.

Bareburger

A Dubai version of NYC’s organic fast food chain.

La Mer South, Jumeirah 1, daily noon to midnight. Tel: (04) 343 7110. More info on website.

Aprons & Hammers

This seafood restaurant boasts a laid-back ambience, panoramic sea views and an extensive menu.

Laguna, La Mer, Jumeirah 1, noon to 1am on weekdays, until 2am on weekends. Tel: (04) 388 8670. More info on website.

Texas Roadhouse

A full-service casual dining chain offering an assortment of specially seasoned and aged steaks.

La Mer North, Jumeirah 1, daily noon to midnight. Tel: (04) 419 0914. More info on website.

Alice Pizza

Alice Pizza offers pizza lovers authentic Roman pizza by the slice in a variety of creative flavours.

La Mer North, Jumeirah 1, daily 10am to 3am. Tel: (04) 324 4355. More info on website.

Pomme de Pain

Pomme de Pain specialises in healthy French cuisine with a focus on sandwiches.

Laguna, La Mer, Jumeirah 1, daily 10am to 2am. More info on website.

SMK

SMK (Smoked Meat Kitchen) serves slow-cooked meat smoked – rather than grilled – over English oak, topped off with homemade rubs.

La Mer North, Jumeirah 1, daily 10am to 3am. Tel: (050) 703 2915. More info on Facebook.

Le Pain Quotidien

Le Pain Quotidien offers a variety of simple and delicious foods and beverages in a relaxing ambience overlooking the sea.

La Mer South, Jumeirah 1, daily 8am to 2am. More info on website.

Pinkberry

Frozen yoghurt topped with freshly cut fruits.

Laguna, La Mer, Jumeirah 1, daily 10am to 1pm. More info on website.

Starbucks Reserve

A fancier version of a regular Starbucks.

La Mer North, Jumeirah 1, daily 10am to midnight. More info on website.

Stars ‘N’ Bars

An all-American sports bar famous for its distinct American-style cuisine and friendly ambience.

La Mer North, Jumeirah 1, daily 11am to 4am. Tel: (04) 349 9903. More info on website.

Gossip

This local cafe has an interesting menu featuring Asian food with an Emirati twist.

La Mer North, Jumeirah 1, daily 9am to 3am. More info on website.

Pretzel World

Pretzels are baked fresh daily at this tasty outlet.

La Mer North, Jumeirah 1, daily 1pm to 3am. Tel: (04) 385 5114. More info on website.

Mall of the Emirates & Barsha

Aspen

This 24-hour cafe will stay open around the clock 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.

Olea

Contemporary modern Arabian restaurant Olea will still have its breakfast buffet on offer (they’re also putting on iftar after sunset).

Kempinski Hotel Mall Of The Emirates, Al Barsha, Dubai, daily 6.30am to 11am. Tel: (04) 409 5111. Metro: Mall Of The Emirates. More info on website.

Salero Tapas & Bodega

Traditional Spanish cuisine with a focus on tapas.

Kempinski Hotel Mall Of The Emirates, Al Barsha, Dubai, daily 9am to 1am. Tel: (04) 4095888. 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 10.30am, 12.30pm to 3pm. Tel: (04) 3813111. More info on website.

Motor City

The Cycle Bistro

This spot inside The Cycle Hub prides itself on being the first and only proper paleo restaurant in Dubai.

Unit B6, Dubai Autodrome Grandstand, Dubai Motor City, Sun to Thurs 8am to 8pm, Fri & Sat 8am to 5pm. Tel: (04) 425 3000. More info on website.

Palm Jumeirah

Abyat

This pretty Lebanese restaurant has big shisha terrace overlooking the Palm’s coastline.

Club Vista Mare, next to Tiara Residences, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, daily noon to 1am. Tel: (04) 5588428. Taxi: Club Vista Mare. More info on website.

Ají

You’ll find everything from sea bass to sushi at this seaside Japanese-Peruvian spot.

Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, daily noon to midnight. Tel: (04) 5520244. More info on website.

Bread Street Kitchen

Gordon Ramsay’s Dubai restaurant will be serving lunch throughout the month. The Family Brunch will still be available every Friday from 12.30pm to 4pm, just without the live singer performance. 

Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, daily noon to 3.30pm and 6pm to 10.30pm. Tel: (04) 4262626. Taxi: Atlantis The Palm. More info on website.

Great British Restaurant

British classics are on the menu at this all-day dining spot in the Dukes Dubai hotel – think hearty roasts and sticky toffee pudding.

Dukes Dubai, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, daily 6.30am to 11am (breakfast), Saturday to Thursday noon to 6pm (lunch). Tel: (04) 455 1101. More info on website.

Il Faro Trattoria & Lounge

The main restaurant of this Italian spot will be open from noon, while the pizza lounge will be serving dough from 5pm.

Azure Residences, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, daily from noon to 11pm. Tel: (04) 5683137. More info on Facebook.

Kaleidoscope

Family restaurant Kaleidoscope will be offering its usual international buffet alongside an iftar, and will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, daily 7am to 11am, 12.30pm to 3.30pm, 6pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 4262626. Taxi: Atlantis The Palm. More info on website.

Ronda Locatelli

Celeb Italian chef Ronda Locatelli’s family-friendly Atlantis spot will also be open for lunch and dinner, but there won’t be a Family Brunch on Saturdays. It will be closed on Wednesdays.

Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, Sat to Tues noon to 3pm and 6pm to 10.30pm. Tel: (04) 4262626. Taxi: Atlantis The Palm. More info on website.

Saffron

Saffron will still be offering its enormous breakfast spread, and dinner buffets and themed nights will run as usual. There won’t be any Friday brunch during Ramadan though.

Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, daily 7am to 11am, 6pm to 11pm. 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 during Ramadan.

Palm Views West, Palm Jumeirah, daily 4pm to midnight. Tel: (04) 375 9333. More info on website. 

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, daily noon to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 5678304. More info on website

Zest

This all-day dining restaurant in One&Only The Palm will remain open as usual.

One&Only The Palm, Dubai, daily 7am to 11pm. Tel: (04) 4401010. Taxi: One&Only The Palm. More info on website.

SZR, Business Bay & Emirates Towers

Aqua

Enjoy refreshing drinks, light bites and shisha on the pool deck of the JW Marriott Marquis.

JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, Dubai, daily 11am to 9pm. Tel: (04) 414 3000. More info on website

Babiole

This stunning Mediterranean spot in The Westin Al Habtoor city is carrying on operations as usual, opening for lunch and dinner through Ramadan.

The Westin, Al Habtoor City, daily 12pm to 2am. Tel: (056) 515 4665. Taxi: Al Habtoor City. More info on website 

Bertin Bistro

The modern restaurant, bistro and bakery will be serving its all-day breakfast throughout Ramadan.

Al Manara, opposite Times Square, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, daily 10am to 2pm. Tel: (056) 509 0189. More info on Facebook.

The Lion by Nick & Scott

This East End-inspired pub recently underwent a bit of a makeover, with two new landlords to boot – Nick Alvis and Scott Price. They’ll be operating as usual over Ramadan, but there won’t be any live music on Fridays.

The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre Area. Sun to Thurs 8am to 3pm, Fri & Sat 11am to 3am. Tel: (04) 359 2366. More info on Facebook. 

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 1am. Tel: (04) 4355577.  More info on website.

Feast

Feast Restaurant will be open for breakfast and lunch as usual. They’ll be serving iftar in place of the dinner service.

Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, daily 6.30am to 10.30am, noon to 3pm. Tel: (04) 5034444. Metro: World Trade Centre. More info on website.

Flow

This lovely healthy restaurant inspired by UAE youth (that serves great Espresso Lab coffee) will be open for the non-fasting crowd from 9am to 4pm on weekdays, and until 3pm on weekends. They’ll also be offering iftar from 7pm to 9pm.

Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, Sun to Thur 9am to 4pm, Fri and Sat 9am to 3pm. Tel: (055) 2934430. More info on website. 

Wok Boyz

This Asian street food restaurant will remain open throughout the day to cater to those not fasting. They also have a special Ramadan meal deal from 4pm where you can get a choice of prawn or rice crackers, sweet corn soup, street tofu or spicy Korean wings, customizable wok combo and beverage for Dhs39.

Al Durrah Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Center Area, Dubai, Sat to Weds 11am to 1am, Thurs & Fri 11am to 4am. More info on website.

Jones the Grocer

The 24-hour branch of this Australian cafe and deli will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner as usual, plus house beverages from iftar. The Al Manara branch will be open as usual from 7.30am to midnight, while the Emirates Golf Club branch is open from 6am to 10pm, and will be serving house beverages from 4pm.

Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, daily 24 hours. Tel: (04) 3357769. More info on website.

Kitchen6

This 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 from sunset. Tel: (04) 414 0000. Metro: Business Bay. More info on website.

La Cantine du Faubourg

Classy French restaurant La Cantine du Faubourg will remain open for indoor dining.

Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, Sun to Thur noon to 1am, Fri and Sat noon to 2am. 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.

Pantry Cafe

Head to this gourmet cafe and delicatessen for comfort food from all over the world (they are particularly famous for their shakshouka).

Bay Square, Building 6, Business Bay, Dubai, daily 10am to 10pm. Tel: (04) 558 7161. 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

The 44

Whether it’s a game of football on the screens, or a game of bowling in the two-lane alley you’re after, it’s business as usual at The 44.

The 44, The Westin, Al Habtoor City, daily noon to 2am. Tel: (054) 5811 758. More info on website

The Sum of Us

Urban cafe The Sum of Us will be open and trading as normal throughout the month of Ramadan, with doors open for dining and takeaway from 8am, and running through until late in the evening.

Burj Al Salam building, Trade Centre Area, Dubai, daily 8am to late. Tel: (056) 445 7526. More info on website.

Tub Of Butter

This homegrown cafe on Sheikh Zayed Road is known for its amazing coffee art.

Sheikh Zayed Road, Umm Al Sheif, Dubai, daily 7am to 1am. Tel: (04) 343 8884. More info on website.

Wagamama

A fast and reliable 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, Emirates Hills and Jumeirah Islands

The Hamptons Café

The Hamptons Café remains open as usual, serving up an iftar set menu, all day breakfast, good from the bakery, and an impressive lake view.

The Hamptons Café, Jumeirah Islands, Pavilion Center, daily 10am to 11pm. Tel: (04) 564 5770. More info on website

Reform Social and Grill

A colonial-style bar with solid food and a very family-friendly vibe.

The Lakes Club, Dubai, daily 8am to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 4542638. Taxi: The Lakes Club. More info on website.

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