Breakfast and lunch places open in Abu Dhabi during Ramadan
Outlets in the capital that’ll be open and serving food to non-Muslims, and those of you not fasting, during Ramadan.
A huge, arty restaurant next to Manarat Al Saadiyat – it’s ideal if you’re in need of a refuel after an exhibition visit and will be open all day during Ramadan, serving its normal menu.
Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, daily 11am to 10.30pm. Tel: (02) 6575888. Taxi: Manarat Al Saadiyat. fanrrestaurant.ae
The Hub, the World Trade Center Mall’s new dining destination, is where you’ll find this Italian. It’s open during Ramadan and also has several promotions running including a two-for-one offer on pizzas and mocktails from June 1 to August 31. The outlet is also hosting its Summer Social event on Thursday nights – you can eat as much as you like for Dhs149.
World Trade Center Mall, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, daily noon until midnight. Tel: (02) 4447752. Taxi: World Trade Center Mall. pizzaexpressuae.com
The Italian in Al Zahiyah is open all day and if you choose a pizza or pasta, you’ll get a soup and a soft drink with it – and you’ll only pay Dhs50.
Le Méridien, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, daily 12.30pm to 11pm. Tel: (02) 6974339. Taxi: Le Méridien. pappagallo-abudhabi.com
04. Dai Pai Dong
Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s Chinese restaurant is inspired by the Hong Kong’s vibrant street food scene and will be open for lunch from noon until 3pm. It’s also serving a business lunch. Dhs75 gets you a soup, a main course and dessert.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, Abu Dhabi, noon until 3pm. Tel: (02) 8135550. Taxi: Rosewood, Al Maryah Island. rosewoodhotels.com
05. Fifth Street Café
In downtown and need a spot of lunch or breakfast? The Marriot’s café will be open during the day and offering its normal a la carte menu.
Marriot Courtyard Hotel, Hamdan Street, Abu Dhabi, daily 7am to 1am. Tel: (02) 6982222. Taxi: Marriot Courtyard, World Trade Center Mall. marriott.com
Visit the Beach Rotana’s Italian, which will be open for breakfast between 8am and 11.30am and serving coffee, pastries and cakes, and will then be serving its normal menu from noon.
Beach Rotana, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, daily 8am to 11.30am, noon until 11.30pm. Tel: (02) 6979000. Taxi: next to Abu Dhabi Mall. rotana.com
07. Belgian Café
This InterCon venue is serving a lunch menu daily from 11am to 5pm and as well as their normal menu, they have a mussels promotion (Dhs155) on Monday nights between 5pm and 11.30pm.
InterContinental Abu Dhabi, Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, daily 9am to 2am, Dhs155. Tel: (02) 6666888. Taxi: InterContinental hotel. ichotelsgroup.com
The Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan By Rotana’s Ramadan tent will be open during the day for those who are not fasting and will serve an a la carte menu.
Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan By Rotana, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi, daily noon until 7pm. Tel: (02) 6570000. Taxi: Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan By Rotana. rotana.com
09. Sho Cho
This neat Japanese will be serving a special bento box lunch special during June. Inside you’ll find a Sho Cho signature salad, tempura, sushi, sashimi, a main and ice cream.
Souk At Qaryat Al Beri, Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, daily noon until 3pm, 6pm to 3am, Dhs105 to Dhs125. Tel: (02) 5581117. Taxi: Souk At Qaryat Al Beri. sho-cho.com
10. Rodeo Grill
Steakhouse Rodeo is a popular spot for a business lunch and is open during the holy month and serving its usual menu.
Beach Rotana, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, daily 12.30pm to 3.30pm, 7pm to 11.30pm. Tel: (02) 6979012. Taxi: next to Abu Dhabi Mall. rotana.com
11. Le Beaujolais
One of Abu Dhabi’s oldest French restaurants is open during the day and its business lunch deal (Dhs75) runs from noon until 5pm.
Mercure Abu Dhabi Centre Hotel, Hamdan Street, Abu Dhabi, noon until 5pm, Dhs75. Tel: (02) 6592831. Taxi: Mercure Centre Hotel. accorhotels.com
12. Jones The Grocer
The Aussie chain has different opening hour for each branch during Ramadan, but they’re all serving throughout the day. As well as the normal menu they’re selling a selection of Ramadan hampers (cheeses, coffees, chocolates and more) and they also have a special Ramadan menu, with dishes such as confit chicken shawarma with preserved lemon yoghurt on the menu.
Various locations including Pearl Plaza Tower, Khalidiyah, Abu Dhabi, Sun to Wed 9am to 11.30am (takeaway), 11.30am to 11pm (dine in and takeaway), Thur to Sat 9am to 11pm (dine in and takeaway). Tel: (02) 6395883. Taxi: opposite BMW Showroom. jonesthegrocer.com
13. The Sportsman’s Arms
Zayed Sports City’s Sportsman’s Arms will be open all day during Ramadan. Its traditional roast dinner will be available from Friday to Sunday and the Thursday and Friday family brunch will also still take place, albeit at a later time – it’ll run from 8pm to 11pm.
Zayed Sports City, Al Madina Al Riyadiya, Abu Dhabi, daily 7am to 11.30pm. Tel: (02) 4034235. Taxi: Tennis Centre at ZSC. sportsmanszsc.com