Discreet daytime dining…

During Ramadan many restaurants close from sunrise to sunset, in respect of those fasting. But if you’re not fasting, here are some venues in Abu Dhabi that will remain open…


It’s business as usual at the gorgeous new café run by Serg Lopez. Enjoy your fill of fresh and healthy food for breakfast and lunch during Ramadan. Sanderson’s will also be getting creative in the kitchen and selling an assortment of delicious cakes, eclairs and croissants.

Al Seef Village Mall, Abu Dhabi, daily 8am to 4.30pm and again from iftar until 2am. wearesandersons.com

Dino’s Bistro Italiano

The authentic Italian restaurant shall continue to serve modern cuisine in its lively and causal setting.

Pearl Rotana, Sun to Thur noon to 3.30pm, 6pm to 11pm. Fri and Sat noon to 4pm. Tel: (02) 3075591. rotana.com

Beach Rotana

Good news for Beach Rotana fans. All the resort’s restaurants and cafes will be open as per usual operating hours. Venues include Finz, Trader Vic’s, Prego’s, Brauhaus, Rodeo Grill, Benihana, Indigo and more.

Beach Rotana, various opening times. Tel: (02) 6979011. rotana.com

18 Degrees Restaurant

The all-day dining restaurant at Andaz Capital Gate remains open in the daytime this Ramadan serving a buffet breakfast, and a la carte lunch and dinner menus.

Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi, daily 6am to 10.30am, noon to 3pm, 7pm to 11.30pm. Tel: (02) 5961441. andazcapitalgateabudhabi.com


The Japanese restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner during the Holy Month.

The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (02) 4015900. zumarestaurant.com


The Levantine-inspired restaurant continues to serve mezze and grills, footsteps away from the sea.

Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, Sat to Wed noon to 11pm, Thur and Fri noon to midnight. Tel: (02) 8114342. jumeirah.com


Enjoy the pool and lunch on the rooftop of Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi every day from 11am to 3am, and get a choice of beef/chicken sliders or a hot dog with a soft drink for Dhs110.

Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street. Tel: (02) 3047777. marriottdowntownabudhabi.com

Mr Miyagi

It’s business as usual at Mr Miyagi during the Holy Month. The Asian street food concept restaurant will remain open from 4pm to 3am Sunday to Wednesday, and noon to 3am on Thursday to Saturday.

Mr Miyagi, Building 2, Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi, 4pm to 3am Sun to Wed, non to 3am Thur to Sat, Tel: (050) 797 0742, yasmarina.ae  


Breakfast and lunch options remain the same during Ramadan at Kuzbara. There’s a buffet breakfast from 6.30am to 11am, and a Dhs45 lunch set menu from 12.30pm to 3pm.

Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street. Tel: (02) 3047777. kuzbara-abudhabi.com

Cho Gao

Hungry diners can visit the pan-Asian outlet in the heart of the city daily.

InterContinental Abu Dhabi, daily. Tel: (800) 423463. icad.ae

The Foundry

Experience Abu Dhabi’s newest business lunch concept. In 55 minutes you can enjoy The Foundry’s set menu business lunch from just Dhs67 throughout Ramadan.

Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, noon to 3pm, Dhs67. Tel: (02) 8184888. tsogosun.com

The Scene

For those craving a true taste of home, The Scene offers an ultimate gastropub experience serving up British classics with a retro twist and it is open daily during the Holy Month of Ramadan.

The Scene, Building 2, Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi, noon to 11pm Sun to Wed, 10am to 1am Thurs to Sat. Tel: (050) 797 0331. thesceneauh.com 


The fancy Italian at Etihad Towers will be open for lunch and dinner as usual.

Jumeirah At Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, daily noon to 3pm, 7pm to 12.30am. Tel: (02) 8115666. jumeirah.com

Observation Deck At 300

Fans of afternoon tea can still take in great views of the Abu Dhabi skyline during Ramadan. It’s open daily from 10am.

Jumeirah At Etihad Towers, Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi, daily 10am to 7pm. (Afternoon Tea 2pm to 6pm). Tel: (02) 8115666. jumeirah.com

Fifth Street Café

The Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Centre ground-floor cafe will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, from 7am to 11pm.

Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Centre, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street, 7am to 11pm. marriott.com

Jones The Grocer

The popular Aussie cafe chain is also serving during the day this Ramadan at four of its outlets. The Khalidiyah branch is open for dine-in.

Various locations including Pearl Plaza Tower, Al Khalidiyah, Abu Dhabi, daily 10am to 1am. Tel: (02) 6395883. jonesthegrocer.com


This cafe opposite Adnec with a diverse menu, is serving a breakfast buffet every morning from 6.30am and a la carte lunch from 12.30pm.

Centro Capital Arjaan, Embassies District, Abu Dhabi, daily 6.30am to 10.30am, 12.30pm to 10pm. Tel: (02) 4954444. rotana.com

Porters English Pub

The popular pub grub spot is still open for breakfast, lunch and dinner during the Holy Month.

Grand Millennium Al Wahda Hotel, daily 7am to 11.30am, noon to 4pm, sunset onwards. Tel: (02) 4953890. millenniumhotels.com


The poolside international restaurant will welcome diners during the day over Ramadan.

Jumeirah At Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, daily 11am to 11pm. Tel: (02) 8115666. jumeirah.com

The Club

Abu Dhabi’s British Club has several outlets open during the day, including Zest, Pool And Beach, The Wharf, The Family Hub and The Vista.

Mina Port, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (02) 6731111. the-club.com


The upmarket Mexican outlet on Al Maryah Island will be serving food all day during Ramadan.

The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, daily noon to 2am. Tel: (02) 5823639. locauae.com


An East-meets-West interactive buffet is available for breakfast this Ramadan.

Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, daily 6.30am to 11am. Tel: (02) 8114342. jumeirah.com

Roberto’s Restaurant and Lounge

Renowned Italian restaurant Roberto’s has launched its brand new all-day breakfast available at Roberto’s Abu Dhabi during Ramadan. The family-friendly restaurant will also be offering a menu for the kids, meaning those under six can dine for free, plus there’s a separate kids’ area to keep them entertained all day long.

Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, Sun to Wed noon to 3am, Thur and Fri noon to 4am, closed Sat. Tel: (02) 6279009. robertos.ae

Venetian Village

Lovely French restaurant La Brasserie will remain open all Ramadan, as will Todd English’s Olives.

Venetian Village, Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, daily 9am to 11pm. Tel: (02) 4041931. venetianvillage.ae

Le Meridien Abu Dhabi

NRG, Oasis Pool Bar, Captain’s Arms, Latest Recipe and Pappagallo will all be open during Ramadan. Call ahead for opening times.

Le Meridien Abu Dhabi, various opening times. Tel: (02) 6446666. marriortt.com

Caffè Nero

Most of the outlets of this coffee chain stalwart remain open throughout the day during the Holy Month including Abu Dhabi Mall, Sowwah Squar, Cleveland Clinic, Dalma Mall, Yas Mall and Boutik Mall.

Various locations, Sun to Thur 7am to 11pm, Fri and Sat 7am to midnight. caffenero.com/ae

Magnolia Bakery

Good news, you can still get your cake fix during the day throughout the Holy Month at Magnolia Bakery.

Sowwah Square, Abu Dhabi, weekdays 7am to 11pm, Fri and Sat 8am to midnight. Tel: (02) 6749380. @MagnoliabakeryUAE

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