Where to dine during the day in Abu Dhabi over Ramadan

The Galleria - Al Maryah island, Abu DhabiTHIS IS A 2015 ROUND-UP. FOR 2016 CLICK HEREWith Ramadan starting later this week, many of us will still be in town given schools are very much open. And if you’re not fasting, those reduced hours leave plenty of time for lunch and iced lattes in the afternoon, right? Well, don’t fret, FooDiva has expanded her annual Dubai round-up of the go-to cafés and restaurants open for daytime dining over the holy month to also cover Abu Dhabi. Eateries that make the cut are only those NOT based in hotels (as they will have their all-day-dining restaurant, plus other outlets open). Instead we have called upon those free-standing, breakfast hang-outs and casual lunch spots we usually frequent throughout the year. And, lo and behold, many are licensed to serve in broad daylight – over 20! We have included opening hours where confirmed, otherwise please call up in advance. So here you go, the complete (we hope!) guide to daytime Ramadan dining in Abu Dhabi.


  • Jones the Grocer in Khalidiya. T; +971 2 6395883. Open daily 11.30am – 11pm and on weekends from 9am.
  • Jones the Grocer in Mamoura building. T; +971 2 4438762. Open weekdays 9am – 11pm and weekends 10am – 11pm.
  • La Brioche (all locations excluding the malls). T; +971 2 6419811.
  • Nolu’s Café in Galleria mall. T; +971 2 6441516. Open daily 11am – 4pm.
  • Third Place on the corniche (near Chevrolet). T; +971 2 6811877. Open daily 8am – 11pm.
  • Zuma in Galleria. T; +971 2 4015900. Open daily noon – 3pm.

Eastern Mangroves

  • Carluccio’s T; +971 2 6412231. Open daily 10am – 11pm.
  • Flooka T; +971 2 4418244. Open daily noon – 3pm.


  • Andiamo in Al Zeina. T; +971 2 5565775. Open daily 8am – 10pm.
  • Café 28 at Abu Dhabi Golf Club. T; +971 2 5588990. Open daily 6am – midnight.
  • Cafe Firenze in Al Zeina. T; +971 2 5564643. Open daily 7am – 10pm.
  • Jim’s Kitchen Table in Masdar City. T; +971 2 4919401. Open daily 9am – 9pm.
  • Jones the Grocer at Gardens Plaza, Al Raha Gardens. T; +971 2 5574882. Open Sunday to Thursday 11.30am – 10.30pm, and weekends 10am – 10pm.
  • Jones the Grocer in Al Muneera. T; +971 2 6767141. Open daily 9am – 11pm and weekends from 10am.
  • Mondo Pizzeria at Abu Dhabi Country Club. T; +971 2 6577785. Open daily 10am – midnight.
  • Nandos in Al Zeina. T; +971 2 5558012. Open daily noon – 11.30pm.
  • Nolu’s Café in Al Bandar. T; +971 2 5579500. Open daily 11am – 11pm.

Saadiyat/ Yas Islands

  • Fanr at Manarat Al Saadiyat. T; +971 2 6575888. Open daily 10am – 11pm.
  • Safina at Saadiyat Beach Club. T; +971 2 6563500. Open daily from 12noon.
  • Hickory’s at Yas Links Golf Club. T; +971 2 8107710. Open daily 9am – midnight.
  • Mamma Rossella, Ristorante Cavallino, Rosticceria Modena at Ferrari World. T; +971 2 4968000. Open daily 11am – 7pm and Thursday/ Friday until midnight.
  • Yas Waterworld outlets. T; +971 2 4142000. Open daily 10am – 6pm.

The information above has been fact-checked but if you know otherwise or have any additions to this round-up, feel free to drop us a comment here.

Happy summer and Ramadan Kareem :).


Who is Helena? A self-proclaimed hotel nerd, both during office hours and weekends, she is a blonde from the far north married to a redhead from down under. With two small girls in tow, family food adventures these days tend to focus on cafés providing awesome coffee and colouring books at 8am on a Friday – unless it’s date night when it’s all about high heels and good grape in her new hometown of Abu Dhabi.

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25 Responses to “Where to dine during the day in Abu Dhabi over Ramadan”

  1. Nadim Ez June 14, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Hi there is also Cooper’s at Park Rotana which will be open all day!

    • Anita June 14, 2015 at 2:25 pm

      Mondo’s Pizzeria at Abu Dhabi Country Club is open daily from 12pm also. (Smoking area too).

      • FooDiva June 14, 2015 at 2:39 pm

        Thanks Anita, have just added it in.

  2. Miguel June 15, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Prego’s and Bayview at Beach Rotana hotel will also be open the full day starting from 8 AM.

    • FooDiva June 15, 2015 at 9:15 am

      Thanks Miguel but as the round-up explains, we are focusing on non-hotel outlets. Everyone knows hotels have a number of restaurants open, plus we need to draw the line somewhere as the list would run into the hundreds! Thanks for letting us know though 🙂

  3. Walid June 15, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Also EasyBites will be open for delivery during Ramadan from 10:30 AM till 10:30 PM

  4. Shankar Sivanander June 18, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Hi Foodiva!
    For daytime options. We would like to also recommend our Summer lunch buffet for 69 AED per person. Kids under 6 eat free. Kids from 6-16 get 50% off. Please do check us out at http://www.aloftabudhabi.com/dine

    Would you be interested in trying out our Iftar?

    Marketing Manager, Aloft Abu Dhabi

  5. Paula June 19, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    hi just to say that the I went to the Living Room Cafe and it’s only open for a take away coffee,not sit in.

    • FooDiva June 20, 2015 at 1:51 pm

      Thanks for the heads-up Paula. I have deleted it.

      • Lindsey June 26, 2015 at 1:51 pm

        Same with Leopold’s at The Galleria – they’re only open for delivery, there’s no sit in.

  6. Nirvana Govender June 19, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld also have their F&B outlets opened during Ramadan. You and your family can enjoy the park as well as have a nice meal (behind enclosed areas).

    • FooDiva June 20, 2015 at 1:53 pm

      Thanks Nirvana – do you work for them? If so, could you let me have the name of the outlets and opening hours please. Thanks.

      • Nirvana Govender June 22, 2015 at 12:01 am

        Hello FoodDiva;

        Yes, I do work for the company. The Ferrari World operating hours for Ramadan is: Saturdays to Wednesdays: 11am – 7pm
        Thursdays & Fridays: 11am – midnight. Outlets open during Ramadan are Ristorante Cavallino, Espresso Rosso and Il Podio.
        The Yas Waterworld operating hours are 10am to 6pm.

  7. Marguerite Impey June 20, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    i went to both Nolu’s Al Bandar and Circle Raha Gardens this afternoon around 3.30pm ( Saturday June 20th) and both were closed.

    • FooDiva June 21, 2015 at 6:37 pm

      Hi Marquerite. Helena has just checked again. Nolu’s has just got its license so will be open tomorrow for daytime dining. Circle is still awaiting theirs so we have deleted it for now. Thanks for the heads up!

  8. marion June 24, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Jims kitchen table is open from 9am-9pm

  9. Charlotte June 27, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    I’ve just phoned La Brioche, Marina Mall branch is closed until 6pm. This was for a Saturday.

    • FooDiva June 27, 2015 at 2:27 pm

      Thanks Charlotte. Have updated.

  10. abrianne July 5, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Hi! Do you know if Circle Café near Etisalat is open during the day? http://circle-cafe.com/?p=home/locations

    • FooDiva July 5, 2015 at 8:41 pm

      No it’s not sadly Abrianne.

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