While many restaurants close their doors and stop service during the day in Ramadan, there are several who remain open during the day in order to serve the expat community and those who aren’t fasting.
One can still enjoy a full breakfast or lunch out at a restaurant. Here's your guide to the top venues in Dubai that are open during the daytime.
With tasty gourmet sandwiches and great breakfast options, the popular 1762 will be open only on weekdays in both its locations.
Location Building 5, The Balcony Level 1, DIFC and Media City under the OMD building Media City Dubai, 1 JLT Building, Limitless in Jebel Ali Opening hours Weekdays from 7am to 6pm Contact (800) 1762 Website 1762.ae
Cafe Le Flair
This lovely French neighborhood cafe will be open as usual during the day in Ramadan serving coffee and tasty sandwiches.
Location JLT Cluster G Opening Hours Daily from 7am to 9pm Contact 04 4278629
Clinton Street Baking Company
The famous breakfast spot will be open during the day in Ramadan serving their amazing pancakes and lunch dishes throughout the day.
Location City Walk and Burj Views, Downtown Opening Hours Daily from 10am to 1am Delivery is also available from 10am onwards.
It’s business as usual for Marina Social Dubai this Ramadan season with their most loved offerings including the Monday Social Club, Saturday Social Roast, and Ladies Night at the Social Room. A Special Ramadan Menu will also be served daily for diners to enjoy.
Location Intercontinental Dubai Marina Opening Hours Daily from 3pm onwards Contact 04 4466664
This well loved bakery will be open during the day in Ramadan. They make great coffee and a mean batch of pastries.
Location JLT Cluster G Opening Hours Daily from 9am to 10pm Contact 04 4483335
Pret to Go
For delicious and healthy lunches, this is a pretty great spot to stop and grab a bite. All of the Pret to Go branches will be open during Ramadan, apart from the one in Emaar Square.
Location Media City, DIFC, Jafza, Downtown Jebel Ali, Dafza and Bay Square Opening hours Varies depending on location Contact 04 4343427 Website www.prettogo.com
This place has delicious and hearty Korean food in a fun, relaxed setting. A favourite among people who live and work in JLT.
Location JLT Cluster F Opening Hours Daily from 11am to 11pm Contact 04 4340096
Jones the Grocer
The beloved Australian café and deli will be open for dine-in during the day in their Dusit Thani branch. Their flagship location in Al Manara and their Al Safa branch will be open for takeaway only.
Location Dusit Thani Dubai, Shaikh Zayed Road Opening hours Daily, 24 hours Contact 04 335 7769 Website jonesthegrocer.com
While the Common Grounds venue in Mall of the Emirates will not be operating during the day in Ramadan, you can still get their coffee and tasty food by walking a few steps further around the corner to the Brunswick Sports Club throughout Ramadan.
Location Sheraton Hotel, Mall of the Emirates Opening hours Daily 8am to 5pm Contact 056 4040685 Know more here
Abyat, the Levant-themed restaurant, fuses mouth-watering tastes of the Middle East kitchens of Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Palestine, with an exciting traditional-meets-modern twist
Location Club Vista Mare Opening hours Daily from 12pm to 2am Contact 04 5588428
Dhow and Anchor
This favorite British restaurant if open throughout the day offering its usual menu. Craving a yummy breakfast? D&A will be open from 9am for breakfast and continue normal food service throughout the day.
Location Jumeirah Beach Hotel Opening Hours 9am to 2am Contact 04 4068720
Simply Italian promises a humble, genuine Italian experience. Enjoy dishes from regions all over Italy during the day this Ramadan.
Location Club Vista Mare Opening hours Daily from 12pm to 2am Contact 04 5588354
G's Bakery & Cafe
While they will most likely be open only for takeaway, G's is a great spot to enjoy sanwiches, large cookies, hot choclate and a plethora of baked goods.
Location JLT Cluster F Opening Hours Daily from 7am to 9pm, on weekends until 8pm Contact 04 3918841
Our favourite local burger joint will be open during the day and serving their delicious burgers, fries and shakes.
Location Jumeirah Al Naseem Opening Hours Daily from 11am to 12.30am Contact 04 4229904
The Farm Dubai
This beautiful dining destination is set within the green surroundings of Al Barari. If you want to enjoy some high-quality, wholesome food, this is the perfect spot for you during Ramadan. Make sure you book a table!
Loation Al Barari Opening Hours Daily from 7.30am to 11pm Contact 04 3925660
Katsuya by Starck
This stylish restaurant is offering delightful Japanese cuisine in a cool and contemporary setting.
Location Jumeirah Al Naseem, Madinat Jumeirah Opening Hours 11am to 12 am Contact 04 4190676
This Media City fave has a huge menu of breakfast and lunch items. Their breakfast Burrito is a winner in our books.
Location CNN Building, Dubai Media City, Dubai Opening hours Daily from 9am to 6pm Contact 04 3624330 Website urbanbistro.ae
This amazing do it yourself salad bar will be open as usual during the day in Ramadan. We love a healthy option for lunch.
Location JLT Cluster F Opening Hours Daily from 11am to 10pm Contact 800742497
Craving some Lebanese food for lunch? Head down to Man'oushe street for some of the best manaeesh in Dubai.
Location JLT Cluster F Opening Hours Daily from 6am to 2am Contact
Waffles for breakfast? This is the spot. A French bakery, which has a pretty reliable breakfast and lunch option.
Location Next to Radisson Blu, Dubai Media City Opening hours Daily from 7am to 9pm Contact 04 4542408 Website pascaltepperfrenchbakery.com
A busy lunch location for many of the Media City dwellers. Serves homely and tasty Italian cuisine. Great for a quick pizza.
Location Ground floor, Thuraya Tower, Media City Opening hours Daily from 8am to 11pm Contact 04 4370786 Know more here
One of Dubai’s favorite Portuguese chicken spots. Great value, delicious food, perfect for lunch.
Location Novotel Suites Hotel, Al Barsha Opening hours Daily from noon to 11.30pm Contact +971 4 392 1144 Website nandos.ae
This tasty Thai option will have its JLT and Dubai Media City branches available for dine-in during the day.
Location Dubai Media City, Shaikh Zayed Road and JLT Opening hours Daily from 12pm to 11.30pm Contact (800) BANGKOK Website littlebangkok.com
Bread Street Kitchen
This very cool Gordon Ramsay restaurant will be open and serving lunch during Ramadan.
Location Atlantis, the Palm Jumeirah Opening hours Daily from noon to 2:30pm Contact 04 4262626 Website atlantisthepalm.com
This DIFC favorite Spanish/Mediterranean hotspot will be offering their tapas style weekday lunches.
Location Gate Village 6, DIFC Opening hours Weekdays from noon to 3pm Contact +971 4 323 1833 Website boca.ae
Rather than hanging up a curtain like most other places, La Serre will elegantly frost its windows and offer their usual a la carte menu in both the restaurant and boulangerie.
Location Vida Downtown Hotel, Shaikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard Opening hours Daily from noon to 3pm Contact +971 4 428 6969 Website laserre.ae
This delicious Dubai favorite will continue doing its iconic three course business lunch on weekdays, and a la carte on the weekends during the month of Ramadan.
Location DIFC, Gate Village 6 Opening hours Weekdays 12pm to 3:30pm Contact 04 4255660 Website zumarestaurant.com
Delicious, reliable and affordable. This Pan-Asian favorite will be serving lunch all day.
Location Dubai Media City, Next to the Gloria Hotel Opening hours Daily from 11am to 11.30pm Contact 04 3818065 Website thenoodlehouse.com
This high-end Italian eatery will be serving their business lunch and an A la carte option throughout the day.
Location DIFC, Gate 6 Opening hours Weekdays from noon to 4pm and 8pm to 2am; Friday and Saturday from 8pm to 2am Contact 04 3860066 Website robertos.ae
Bistro des Arts
We love this little French bistro, which will be open from the wee hours of the morning serving breakfast as well as lunch.
Location Dubai Marina, near Marina Mall (waterside) Opening hours Daily from 7.30am to midnight Contact 04 5511576 Website bistrodesarts.ae
For all who are craving the familiar flavor of home, this English pub will be the answer to your prayers as this spot will be serving them throughout Ramadan.
Location Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina Opening hours Daily from 11am to 6pm Contact 04 4488222 Website Bybloshoteldubai.com
A great Italian restaurants where the pizzas are tasty and the pastas hit the spot. It’s open for lunch-only during the day.
Location Radisson Blu, Dubai Media City Opening hours Daily from noon to 3.30pm Contact +971 4 366 9111 Website radissonblu.com
This Media City favorite will be serving its business lunch throughout the week during Ramadan.
Location Media One Hotel, Media City Opening hours Sunday to Thursday from noon to 4pm Contact +971 4 443 5403 or +971 56 102 4298 Website q43dubai.com
One of the oldest and best Mexican places in town. We will never stop dreaming about their tacos and guacamole.
Location Dubai Marina Beach Resort & Spa Opening hours Daily from noon to 1.30am Contact +971 4 346 1111 Website dxbmarine.com
Perry & Blackwelder’s Original Smokehouse
This all American BBQ smokehouse will be open for all day dining. Their brisket is a must-try and one of our favorite things on the menu.
Location Souk Madinat Jumeirah Opening hours Daily from noon to 2am Contact +971 4 366 5866 Website jumeirah.com
The chef at Tortuga champions authentic Mexican food. Beautifully located by the water, this is a great spot to grab a bite to eat.
Location Mina A Salam Hotel Opening hours Daily from noon to 11.30pm Contact 04 3665866 Website jumeirah.com
Salero Tapas & Bodega
A lively spot serving traditional Spanish fare. The tapas are amazing there!
Location Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates Opening hours Daily from noon to midnight Contact 04 4095888 Website kempinski.com
Friends Avenue Cafe
A cozy and unpretentious cafe, where you can dine in for both breakfast and lunch. They are serving the full menu throughout Ramadan on weekdays. The breakfast ends at 1 pm on weekends.
Location Ground Floor, Fortune Executive Tower, Cluster T, Jumeirah Lakes Towers Opening hours Daily from 8am to 8pm Contact 04 5545813 Website friendsavenue.ae
La Cantine du Faubourg
The always buzzing Cantine will be offering a great two-course set menu for lunch during the month of Ramadan.
Location Jumeirah Emirates Towers Opening hours Weekdays from noon to 2am (3am on weekends) Contact +971 4 352 7105 Website lacantine.ae
This lovely neighberhood mexican cantina will be open during the day. They will be serving your favourites from Tom & Serg from 8am to 3pm and reverting back to the Muchachas menu from 5pm till late.
Location Holiday Inn Al Safa Opening Hours Daily from 12pm to 1pm Contact 04 3275878
Tribecca will be open for lunch everyday from 12pm. The menu includes an array of organic, fresh dishes perfect for those looking to eat healthily, without having to stay in during Ramadan.
Location Ocean View Hotel Opening Hours Daily from 12pm to 2am Contact 050 3456067
Baker and Spice
Baker and Spice will be open as usual across all their Dubai venues. They will be open for both dine-in and take-away.
Location, Timings and Contact Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai Open Daily 8am - 11pm ,(04 4252240), Souk Al Manzil, Downtown DubaiOpen Daily 7am - 11pm, (04 4279856), Jumeirah Town Centre, Open daily 7am - 11pm, (04 2975797), Gold & Diamond Park,Open Daily 7am - 7pm, (04 8877086), Marina Promenade, Dubai Marina, Open Daily 8am - 11pm, (04 3624686)
Ting is now open for lunch and serving A La Carte
Location Souk Al Manzil Opening Hours 12pm to 2am Contact 04 5575601
If you're craving cosy, delicious and traditional French bistro-style food, the JLT restaurant Cpuqley, will be open during the day for Ramadan, and will also be serving a special Ramadan menu during Iftar timing.
Location JLT Cluster A Opening Hours Daily from 12pm to 1am Contact 04 5149339
If you're craving some pizza or more, don't fret, because Jazz@PizzaExpress will be open as usual during the month of Ramadan.
Location Jazz@PizzaExpress, JLT Opening hours 12pm-1am Contact 04 4416342
PizzaExpress Abu Dhabi
If you're craving some pizza or more, don't fret, because Jazz@PizzaExpress will be open as usual during the month of Ramadan.
Location Jazz@PizzaExpress, WTC Opening hours 11.30am to 1.00am Contact 02 4447752
This JBR favourite will be open and offering their usual amazing menu during the day, whether it's french toast you want or just a bowl of fruit.
Location The Beach, JBR, Dubai Opening hours Daily from 12pm onwards Contact 04 4307252
Flow is open during the Month of Ramadan serving their delicious and healthy food all day. A special Ramadan cake will also be on sale during the month, as well as a limited edition date chai latte.
Location Emirates Towers, Boulevard Opening Hours Sunday to Thursday from 8am to 4pm
This pan-Asian favourite will be open throughout the day serving lunch and dinner. We love their noodles!
Location Dubai Media City Opening Hours daily from 11am to midnight
Location DIFC Opening Hours daily from 12pm to midnight
Location Jumeirah Emirates Towers Opening Hours daily from 12pm to midnight
This beautiful over the water restaurant will be open and serving its delicious seafood for lunch.
Location Al Qasr Hotel Opening Hours Daily from 12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 11.30pm.