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Ramadan 2018: 80 restaurants open during the day in Dubai

Here are 80 places to eat during the day for expats in Dubai who are not fasting this Ramadan

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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. The restaurants will however be covering their windows and remaining out of view to respect those who are fasting.

Here's your guide to the top venues in Dubai that are open during the daytime in Ramadan.

Jumeirah Lakes Towers


1762

With tasty gourmet sandwiches and great breakfast options, the popular 1762 will be open only on weekdays in both its locations.

Location 1 JLT Building Opening hours Weekdays from 7am to 6pm Contact (800) 1762 

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

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

G's Bakery & Cafe

While they will most likely be open only for takeaway, G's is a great spot to enjoy sandwiches, large cookies, hot chocolate and a plethora of baked goods. 

Location JLT Cluster F Opening Hours Daily from 7am to 9pm, on weekends until 8pm Contact 04 3918841

Mythos Kouzina & Grill

During the Month of Ramadan Mythos Kouzina & Grill a will be open usual hours serving from the regular food and beverage menus.
Location JLT Cluster P Opening Hours Daily Grill12:30pm till 5pm for lunch, 7pm till 12:30am for dinner

Nola Eatery & Social House

Nola will remain open throughout the day. Regular promotions will be on including #AintNoSundayBlues, Ladies Night on Tuesday.

Location JLT Cluster P Opening Hours Daily Grill12:30pm till 5pm for lunch, 7pm till 12:30am for dinner

Rolling Pin

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

KPOP Chicken

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

Richy's

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

Man'oushe Street

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 600566667

Little Bangkok

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 

Vietnamese Foodies

One of the new additions to Dubai’s dining scene - offering authentic, fresh, naturally healthy and affordable southern Vietnamese dishes to the UAE will remain open throughout Ramadan 2018.

Location JLT Cluster D Opening Hours Daily from 10am to 12am

Couqley

If you're craving cosy, delicious and traditional French bistro-style food, the JLT restaurant Couqley, 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

PizzaExpress Dubai

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

McGettigan’s Souk Madinat

Enjoy the famed McGettigan’s charm that Dubai has come to know so well over the years during the day.  special breakfast menu will be available Friday and Saturday.

Location Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim Opening Hours Sunday to Wednesday from 12pm to 2am noon-2am, Thursday from 12pm to 3am, Friday to Saturday from 9am to 3am Contact 04 4470219

Let Petit Belge

The popular Belgian concept is home to amazing Belgian cuisine, modern classic interiors and a vibrant, yet friendly atmosphere and will be open during the day and serving lunch during Ramadan. 
Location Pullman Hotel, JLT Opening Hours Daily from 2pm to 2am

Dubai Marina/Greens/JBR/Barsha Heights


Marina Social 

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

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 Opening hours Daily from 7.30am to midnight Contact 04 5511576

Arrows and Sparrows

Arrows and Sparrows is a spacious, modern and contemporary café serving delicious all day breakfasts.

Location The Greens Opening Hours daily from 8am to 8pm Breakfast served daily until 6pm

Ostro

Enjoy rich flavours from across the Mediterranean. Blended with healthy, gourmet food, fresh food from their open kitchen, a memorable experience for all city gourmands, either indoors or on our terrace.

Location dusitD2 Kenz Hotel Opening Hours Daily from 11am to 6pm 

Tribecca

Tribecca will be serving guests lunch and dinner seven days a week. Its popular weekly events will also be hosted as usual.

Location JA Ocean View Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Residence Opening Hours 12am to 2am from Saturday to Monday, 12am to 3am on Wednesday and Thursday, and 1pm to 3am on Friday Contact 050 3456067

Bussola

The Italian restaurant will be open during the day in Ramadan.

Location The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Opening Hours Sunday to Thursday from 12pm to 3pm

Gourmet by Kcal

Enjoy a healthy meal at this Dubai Marina favourite.

Location Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort Opening Hours Daily 8am to 10pm

Sophie's Café

This healthy breakfast and lunch cafe will be open all day during Ramadan.

Location Auris Metro Central Hotel, Barsha Heights Opening Hours Daily from 7am to 9pm Contact 04 4529529

Black Tap

Our favourite local burger joint will be open during the day and serving their delicious burgers, fries and shakes. 

Location Rixos JBR Opening Hours Daily from 11am to 12.30am 

Cargo

The lively Pier 7 spot will be open from the afternoon all through the night in Ramadan.

Location Pier 7 Dubai Marina Mall Opening Hours Saturday to Thursday from 4pm to 2am, Friday from 12pm to 2am

Nell Gwynn’s

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  

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 Marina Promenade, Dubai Marina, Open Daily 8am - 11pm, 04 3624686

Wagamama

You can order from the à la carte menu, which features nourishing protein-based or vegetarian dishes all day.

Location JBR Opening Hours Daily from 12pm to 12am

Jones the Grocer

The beloved Australian café and deli will be open for dine-in during the day.

Location Emirates Golf Club Opening hours Daily from 6am to 10am

Downtown Dubai/Business Bay


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

Aqua

The fun and ambient outdoor venue located on the pool-deck of the world’s tallest hotel is a perfect destination to enjoy refreshing beverage, light bites and various flavours of shisha.

Location JW Marriot Marquis Opening Hours Open Daily from 11am to 9pm

La Serre

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 04 4286969

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 Dubai Open Daily 7am - 11pm, (04 4279856)

Jones the Grocer

The beloved Australian café and deli will be open for dine-in during the day.

Location Al Manara Opening hours Daily from 7am to 12am 

Ting Irie

Ting is now open for lunch and serving A La Carte 

Location Souk Al Manzil Opening Hours 12pm to 2am Contact 04 5575601

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 Burj Views, Downtown Opening Hours Daily from 10am to 1am Delivery is also available from 10am onwards

Nezesaussi Grill

Nezesaussi Grill will be open daily during Ramadan for lunch. All your Southern Hemisphere favorites make an appearance, while all the sporting action is shown live across the numerous large screens throughout the restaurant.

Location Manzil Hotel, Downtown Dubai Opening Hours Daily from 12pm onwards

Let Petit Belge

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The popular Belgian concept is home to amazing Belgian cuisine, modern classic interiors and a vibrant, yet friendly atmosphere and will be open during the day and serving lunch during Ramadan. 
Location Double Tree by Hilton in Bay Square Opening Hours Daily from 2pm to 2am

Jumeirah


21 Grams

Located on Jumeirah Beach Road, 21Grams the urban Balkan Bistro will be open normal times during the month of Ramadan from 8am-11pm

Location Jumeirah Beach Road Opening Hours Daily from 8am to 11pm

Demoiselle by Galvin 

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

Location City Walk, Al Safa Opening Hours Sunday to Wednesday 10am to 12am, Thursday to Saturday 10am to 1pm Contact 04 5905076

TORO+KO 

Toro + Ko the Barcelona inspired tapas restaurant will be open all day during Ramadan. 

Location City Walk, Al Safa Opening Hours Saturday to Wednesday: 10am to 1am, Thursday 1pm to 2am, Friday 12pm to 2am Contact 04 5905433

IZU Brasserie and Bakery

This Ramadan the family friendly Izu Brasserie & Bakery will be extending its opening hours during Ramadan for dine in and take away and will be open all day. 

Location City Walk Opening Hours Bakery: Daily from 7am to 6pm Brasserie: Daily from 11am to 1am 

Katsuya

The stylish Japanese restaurant at Jumeirah Al Naseem will remain open for daytime dining during the month of Ramadan. 

Location Jumeirah Al Naseem Opening Hours Daily from 12pm to 12am 

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 Opening Hours Daily from 10am to 1am Delivery is also available from 10am onwards

Muchahas

This lovely neighborhood Mexican cantina will be open during the day.

Location Holiday Inn Al Safa Opening Hours Daily from 12pm to 1pm Contact 04 3275878

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

Black Tap

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

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

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 04 3665866

Loca

One of the oldest and best Mexican places in town. We will never stop dreaming about their tacos and guacamole.

Location Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa Opening hours Daily from noon to 1.30am Contact +971 4 346 1111

Publique

Experience an apres ski vibe in the heart of Dubai with a chalet style terrace overlooking water views.

Location Souq Madinat, Jumeirah Opening hours Daily from 12pm to 2am Every Friday from 12.30pm to 3.30pm Contact 04 4308550

Tortuga

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

Eggspectation

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

La Cantine du Faubourg

The always buzzing Cantine will be offering a 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 04 3527105 

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 Jumeirah Town Centre, Open daily 7am - 11pm, (04 2975797)

Tub of Butter

The gourmet restaurant will be open and serving food all day.

Location Umm Al Sheif, Sheikh Zayed Road Opening Hours Daily from 7am to 1am Contact 04 3438884

Dubai Media City


The Media Lounge

This media city favourite is serving up hearty goodness throughout the day, The Media Lounge will be conducting business as usual with an added bonus.

Location Concord Tower, Media City Opening Hours Daily from 9am to 2am

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

Vapiano

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

Certo

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

Q43

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 04 4435403 or 056 1024298

Little Bangkok

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

Urban Bistro

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

1762

With tasty gourmet sandwiches and great breakfast options, the popular 1762 will be open only on weekdays in both its locations.

Location Media City under the OMD building Media City Dubai Opening hours Weekdays from 7am to 6pm Contact (800) 1762 

Pascal Tepper

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

Noodle House

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

DIFC and Emirates Towers


1762

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 Opening hours Weekdays from 7am to 6pm Contact (800) 1762

Dusty's

The urban restaurant and bar will be following regular business hours this Ramadan. 

Location DIFC, Al Fattan Currency House Opening Hours 7.30am to 12am from Monday to Wednesday and 7.30am to 2am from Thursday to Saturday Contact 04 3545435

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 DIFC, Jafza, Opening hours Varies depending on location Contact 04 4343427

Boca

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 04 3231833

Zuma

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

Jones the Grocer

The beloved Australian café and deli will be open for dine-in during the day in their Dusit Thani branch. 

Location Dusit Thani Dubai Opening hours Daily, 24 hours Contact 04 335 7769 

Roberto’s

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

Noodle House

This pan-Asian favourite will be open throughout the day serving lunch and dinner. We love their noodles!

Location DIFC and Jumeirah Emirates Towers Opening Hours daily from 12pm to midnight

Flow

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 

Wagamama

You can order from the à la carte menu, which features nourishing protein-based or vegetarian dishes all day.

Location Shaikh Zayed Road, Crowne Plaza Opening Hours Daily from 12pm to 12am

Barsha


Nando’s

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 04 3921144

Common Grounds

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

Brunswick

Brunswick Sports Club will be open all day in Ramadan and will be hosting their sister brand Common grounds during the day

Location Sheraton Hotel, Mall of the Emirates Opening hours Daily 8am to 5pm Contact 056 4040685

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

Palm Jumeirah

Simply Italian

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

Aji

The Japanese Peruvian fusion Aji, which brings together the best of Japan and Peru will be open during the day in Ramadan.

Location Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah Dubai Opening Hours Open during the day

Abyat

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

Bread Street Kitchen

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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

Ronda Locatelli

The traditional Italian eatery by celebrity Michelin star chef, Giorgio Locatelli, offers a rustic, warm and inviting restaurant, making it the perfect destination to enjoy during the day in Ramadan.

Location Atlantis, the Palm Jumeirah Opening hours Saturday to Tuesday lunch: 12pm to 3pm Ronda Locatelli will be closed on Wednesdays Contact 04 4262626

Saffron

Saffron has theatrical live cooking stations and will be open for breakfast every day.

Location Atlantis, the Palm Jumeirah Opening hours Daily from 7am to 11am Contact 04 4262626

Other


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

Mistral

Mistral, the all day dining restaurant at Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate, will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Location Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Opening Hours 6am to 10.30am, 12pm to 3pm, 6.30 pm to 11pm

Sicilia

Rustic and simple home-style Italian cooking with a Sicilian edge is what this unpretentious family restaurant with its wood fire oven offers you.

Location Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Opening Hours Open daily for lunch from 12.30pm until 2.30pm, Open daily for dinner from 7pm until 11pm

Moroc Lounge

Enjoy tapas, mini kofta burgers, shish tawouk, grilled haloumi and Arabic hot mezzah such as fatayer, kebbeh and sambousek. 

Location Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Opening Hours daily from 12pm until 2am 

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