What’s on lists the restaurants and cafes open during the daylight hours of Ramadan, as well as rules for Ramadan in Dubai.

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As the month of Ramadan draws near, many of the restaurants and cafes around town shut up shop during daylight hours, in respect of Muslims who are fasting, before reopening at sunset.

There are a few outlets that offer dine-in options in curtained-off sections of the restaurant while many others cater only for takeaway. Either way, remain mindful that you should not eat or drink in public during this time. For those who are not fasting, here is an extensive directory of food outlets by neighbourhood that are open for breakfast and lunch during daylight hours:

*For 2015 Ramadan daytime dining listings please click here*

Bur Dubai

Basta Art Café – Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, formally Bastakiya, Bur Dubai, 9am to 10pm. Tel (04) 3535071. Metro: Al Fahidi

Chutney’s – Movenpick Hotel Bur Dubai, daily noon to 3pm. Tel: (04) 3104340. Taxi: Movenpick Hotel Bur Dubai. moevenpick-hotels.com

Picante – Four Points By Sheraton, Khalid Bin Walid Street, Bur Dubai, Dubai, daily noon to 3pm. Tel: (04) 3977444. Metro: BurJuman. picantedubai.com


Café Arabesque – Park Hyatt Dubai, daily noon to 4pm. Tel: (04) 3172222. Taxi: Near Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. dubai.park.hyatt.com

The Boardwalk – Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira, daily noon to 1am. Tel: (04) 2956000. Metro: GGICO. dubaigolf.com

Sonamu – 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. asianahoteldubai.com



1762 – Building 5, The Balcony Lvel 1, DIFC, Dubai, weekdays 6am to 6pm. Tel: (800) 1762. Metro: Financial Centre. 1762.ae

Gaucho – Gate Village 05, Dubai, daily 9am to 11pm. Tel: (04) 4227898. Metro: Financial Centre. gauchorestaurants.co.uk

La Petite Maison – DIFC, Gate Village 8, Dubai, Sun to Fri noon to 2.30pm. Tel: (04) 4390505. Taxi: Financial Centre. lpmdubai.ae

Mint Leaf of London, Dubai – 15th Floor, South Tower, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC Dubai, United Arab Emirates, daily 12.00noon – 11.30pm,  Tel: +971 4 706 0900, reservations@mintleafdubai.com

Royal China – Building 4, DIFC, Dubai, daily 11.30am to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 3545543. Metro: Financial Centre. royalchinadubai.ae

Wheeler’s Of St James – DIFC, Gate Village 2, Dubai, daily noon to 11pm. Tel: (04) 3860899. Taxi: Financial Centre. wheelersdubai.com

Zuma – DIFC, Gate Village 6, Dubai, Sun to Thur 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Tel: (04) 4255660. Taxi: Financial Centre. zumarestaurant.com


Eric Kasyer – Dubai Mall, lower ground level, Dubai, take away and delivery daily. Tel: (04) 3882515. maison-kayser.com

La Porte des Indes – Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Dubai, 12pm to 3pm. Tel: (04) 4388610. laportedesindes.ae

La Serre – Vida Downtown Hotel, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai, daily noon to 3pm. Tel: (04) 4286969. Taxi: Vida Downtown Hotel. laserre.ae

The Pavilion – Emaar Boulevard, Downtown, Dubai, daily 10am to 1am. Tel: (04) 4477025. Metro: Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall. pavilion.ae

Dubai Marina and JBR

25°55° Café – Dubai Marina Yacht, Dubai, daily 7am to 10.30pm. Tel: (04) 3627934. Metro: Dubai Marina. dubaimarinayachtclub.com

Counter Culture/The Observatory – Marriott Harbour Hotel, Dubai Marina, 52 floor, Dubai, 6am to 11pm. Tel: (04) 3194793. Metro: Dubai Marina. counter-culture.dubaimarriottharbourhotel.com

Johnny Rockets – Marina Walk, Dubai, noon to 12.30am. Tel: (04) 3682339. Metro: Dubai Marina. johnnyrockets.com

Nell Gwynn’s  – Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina, Dubai, daily 12pm to midnight. Tel: (04) 4488222. Metro: Dubai Internet City. Byblodhoteldubai.com

Sloane’s – Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina, Dubai, Sat to Thur 6am to 11am and 12.30pm to 3.30pm, Fri 6am to 11am, 1pm to 4pm. Tel: (04) 3998888. Taxi: Dubai Marina. grosvenorhouse-dubai.com

Wagamama – First Floor, Al Fattan Tower, JBR, daily 12pm to midnight. Tel: (04) 3995900. wagamama.ae/restaurants

Dubai Media City

Certo – Radisson Blu, Dubai, daily noon to 3.30pm. Tel: (04) 3669111. Metro: Dubai Internet City. radissonblu.com

Circle Café – CNN building, Dubai, weekdays 7.30am to 6pm, weekends 9am to 6pm. Tel: (04) 3915170. circle-cafe.com 

Pascal Tepper – Next to Radisson Blu, daily 7am to 9pm. Tel: (04) 4542408. Metro Nakheel. pascaltepperfrenchbakery.com

Q43 – Media One Hotel, Dubai, Sun to Thur 11am to 2am, Fri 12pm to 3pm and 7pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 3934433. Taxi: (056) 1024298. Metro: Nakheel. q43dubai.com

Sushi Counter – CNBC Building, Ground Floor, Dubai, daily 11am to 11pm. Tel: (04) 3751095. Metro: Nakheel. sushicounter.com

Urban Bistro – CNN Building, Dubai, daily 8am to 5pm. Tel: (04) 3624330. Metro: Nakheel. urbanbistro.com

Vapiano – Ground floor, Thuraya Tower, daily 11am to 11pm. Tel: (04) 4370786. Metro: Nakheel. facebook.com/vapianoUAE


Loca – Dubai Marina Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai, daily 7am to 4pm. Tel: (04) 3461111. Taxi: Dubai Marina Beach Resort & Spa. dxbmarine.com


Jumierah Lakes Towers

Fraiche – Swiss Tower, Cluster Y, Dubai, daily 8am to 10pm. Tel: (04) 3697821. Taxi: Jumeirah Lakes Towers. fraiche.ae

Jazz@PizzaExpress – Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A. Tel: (04) 4416342. Taxi: Movenpick Hotel JLT. facebook.com/pizzaexpressuae

Nais Italian Kitchen – HDS Tower, Cluster F, Dubai, Sun to Thur 10am to 10pm. Tel:  (04) 4529991. Taxi: Jumeirah Lakes Towers.

Nofara Cafe – Swiss Tower, Cluster Y, Dubai, daily 11am to 9pm. Tel: (04) 4529991. Taxi: Jumeirah Lakes Towers. nofaracafe.com

Nosh Restaurant – Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, Sun to Thur 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Tel: (04) 438000. Taxi: Movenpick Hotel JLT. moevenpick-hotels.com

Mall Of The Emirates/ Gold & Diamond Park

Aspen – Kempinski Hotel, Level 2, daily 12am to 12pm. Tel: (04) 3410000. Taxi: Mall Of The Emirates. kempinski.com

More – Gold & Diamond Park, Dubai, daily 8am to 6pm. Tel: (04) 3234350. morecafe.co

Salmontini – Mall Of The Emirates, Al Barsha, Dubai, daily noon to midnight. Tel: (04) 3410222. Taxi: Mall Of The Emirates

Sanabel – Sheraton Mall Of The Emirates, daily 12pm and 2.30pm. Tel: (04) 3772353. sheratondubaimalloftheemirates.com

Palm Jumeirah

Brunello – Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, daily 7am to 11pm and 12.30pm to 3pm (private dining). Tel: (04) 4442501. Taxi: Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah. kempinski.com

Ronda Locatelli – Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, daily 12pm to 5pm. Tel: (04) 4262626. Taxi: Atlantis The Palm. atlantisthepalm.com

Sophie’s – Shoreline 8, Riva Complex, Dubai, daily 8am to 9pm. Tel: (04) 4515982. facebook.com/sophiesdubai

West 14th – Oceana residences, The Palm, Dubai, Sun to Thur 12.30pm to 3pm. Tel: (04) 4477601. Taxi: Oceana Residences The Palm. west14th.ae

Zest – One & Only The Palm, Dubai, daily 7am to 11pm and noon to 3.30pm. Tel: (04) 4401010. Taxi: One & Only Royal Mirage. thepalm.oneandonlyresorts.com


Sheikh Zayed Road

Bystro – Al Manara, Sheikh Zayed Road,delivery service between 12pm and 1.30pm (orders must be made before 10am). Tel: (04) 3368056 Taxi: Next to Reem Al Bawadi, Sheikh Zayed Road. facebook.com/bystrodubai

Lime Tree Café  – Umm al Sheif park 1, off Al Thanya Street, open only for ‘gourmet on the go’, 7am to 10pm. Tel: (04) 3256325. Metro: First Gulf Bank. thelimestreecafe.com

The Lakes

Reform Social & Grill – The Lakes, Dubai, daily 8am to midnight. Tel: (04) 4542638. Taxi: The Lakes Club. reformsocialgrill.ae