Where to dine during the day in Dubai over Ramadan

With DubaiTHIS IS A 2015 ROUND-UP. FOR 2016 CLICK HERE. We’re back with our most popular post of the year. If you’re not fasting over Ramadan, where can you dine in for breakfast, lunch and tea across Dubai? Here’s our round-up of over 80 independent (non-hotel) cafés and restaurants open for daytime dining during the holy month. Needless to say hotels and golf/ community clubs will have most of their restaurants open, including those operated by third parties – with many more outlets just open for take-away and delivery. As always let’s be mindful of our Muslim friends, and patient with waiting staff who may be fasting. We couldn’t have compiled this list without Geordie Armani and her fact-checking skills – you can find her post here. For a similar round-up covering Abu Dhabi, click here.

Jebel Ali

  • 1762 at The Galleries, JAFZA. T; 800 1762. Open weekdays 8am – 6pm.
  • Click Resto Cafe at The Galleries, JAFZA. T; +971 4 8855020. Open for lunch. No website.
  • Oregano at Limitless, Downtown Jebel Ali. T; +971 4 8848885. Open weekdays 12noon – 4pm.

Jumeirah Lake Towers

  • Baldwin Cafe at JLT, Cluster V, Gold Crest Views. Open daily 10am – midnight.
  • Doner Kebab at JLT, Cluster W. T; +971 4 4549522. Open daily 9am – 1am.
  • East Kitchen at JLT, Cluster U, Al Seef Tower 3, BS01, No.1. T; +971 4 4226926. Open daily 11am – 10pm.
  • Flames Grills & Curries at JLT, Cluster D, Lake Terrace Tower. T; +971 4 452664. Open daily 12noon – 11pm.
  • Fraiche at JLT, Cluster Y, Swiss Tower. T; +971 50 8805467. Open daily 8am – 10pm.
  • Friends Avenue at JLT, Cluster T, Fortune Executive Tower, Ground level. T; +971 4 5545813. Open daily 8am – 6pm.
  • G’s Bakery & Cafe at JLT, Cluster F, Promenade level. T; +971 4 3918841. Open daily 7am – 9pm.
  • Golositalia at JLT, Cluster C. T; +971 56 3504662. Open daily 7am – 11pm.
  • Hanoi at JLT, Cluster C, Gold Crest Executive building, Promenade level. T; +971 50 5703359. Open daily 12noon – 11pm.
  • Jazz@PizzaExpress at JLT, Cluster A (next to the new-ish Movenpick hotel). T; +971 4 4416342. Open daily 12noon – midnight.
  • Just Salad at JLT, Indigo Tower. T +971 4 3652222. Open daily 10am – 11pm.
  • Kteer Tayyeb at JLT, Cluster C. T; +971 4 4338384. Open daily 9am – 1am.
  • La Terrazza at JLT, Almas Tower. T; +971 4 4577033. Open daily from 8am.
  • Nais Italian Kitchen at JLT, Cluster F, HDS Tower. T; +971 4 4529991. Open daily 11am – 9pm.
  • Nofara Cafe at JLT, Cluster Y, Swiss Tower. T; +971 4 4322023. Open daily 8am – midnight.
  • Pressman’s at JLT, Cluster E, Saba Tower 1. T; +971 4 4308282. Open daily from 7.30am.
  • Public at JLT, Lake Plaza Tower, Cluster T. T; +971 4 4519670. Open daily from 8am excluding Friday.
  • Richy’s at JLT, HDS Tower, Cluster F. T; +971 4 800 742497. Open daily from 11am.
  • Scafa at JLT, Cluster I, Unit 6, Promenade level. T; +971 4 3794044. Open daily 12noon – 8pm.
  • Sheikh & Shake at JLT, Cluster R, Mag Tower, Shop 9-10. T; 800 123456. Open daily 11am – 1am.
  • Starfish at JLT, Cluster Q, Dubai Gate One, Ground floor. T; + 971 4 4340543. Open daily 10am – 4pm.
  • Tantuni at JLT, Cluster D, Lake Terrace Tower, Lake level. T; +971 4 4542329. Open daily 11.30am – 10.30pm.
  • 77 Veggie Boutique at JLT, Cluster W, Tiffany Tower. T; +971 55 7178866. Open daily from 8am.

The Lakes

TECOM

Dubai Media/ Internet Cities

  • 1762 at Dubai Media City. T; 800 1762. Open weekdays 8am – 6pm.
  • Avec at Dubai Media City, Al Thuraya Tower 2. T; +971 4 4303700. Open daily 11am – 3am.
  • Bateel at Dubai Media City, Tower B, Business Central Towers. T; +971 4 4494010. Open weekdays 7.30am – 6pm and weekends 9am – 6pm.
  • Café Martinez at Dubai Media City, Business Central Towers. T; +971 4 4428760. Open daily 8am – 5pm.
  • Circle Cafe at Dubai Media City, CNN Building. T; +971 4 3915170. Open daily 10am – 10pm.
  • French Bakery at Dubai Internet City, Office Park. T; +971 4 3307367. Open daily 8am – 11pm.
  • Little More at Dubai Media City, Business Central? Tower, ground floor. T; +971 4 4200100.
  • Oregano at Dubai Internet City, Office Park. T; +971 4 4343010. Open daily 12noon – midnight.
  • Pascal Tepper at Dubai Media City (next to Radisson). T; +971 4 4542408. Open daily 7am – 9pm.
  • Rossovivo at Dubai Internet City, Office Park. T; +971 4 4272477. Open daily 11am – 11pm.
  • Sushi Counter at Dubai Media City, CNBC Building. T; +971 4 3751096. Open daily 11am – midnight.
  • The Kebab Shop at Dubai Media City, Zee Tower. T; +971 4 4538108. Open daily 12noon – midnight.
  • The Noodle House at Dubai Media City, Gloria Hotel. T; +971  4 3818065. Open 12noon – 11.30pm.
  • Urban Bistro at Dubai Media City, CNN Building. T; +971 4 362 4330. Open daily 8am – 5pm.
  • Vapiano at Dubai Media City, Thuraya Tower, ground level. T; +971 4 4370786. Open daily 8am – 11pm, and weekends from 11am.

Dubai Marina/ Palm Jumeirah/ Madinat

  • Baker & Spice at Marina Promenade. T; +971 4 3624686. Open daily 8am – 11pm.
  • Riva Beach on Palm Jumeirah, Shoreline Building 8. T; +971 4 4309466. Open daily 7am – midnight.
  • Sophie’s Gastro Café on Palm Jumeirah, Riva Complex, Shoreline Building 8. T; +971 4 4515982. Open daily 6am – 9pm.
  • Bidi Bondi on Palm Jumeirah, Clubhouse Al Manhal, Shoreline (between buildings 3 & 4). T; +971 4 4270515. Open daily 10am – midnight.
  • West 14th on Palm Jumeirah, Oceana Beach Club. T; +971 4 4477601. Open daily 9.30am – midnight.
  • P&B at Souk Madinat Jumeirah. T; +971 4 3666197. Open daily 12noon – 2am.

Mall of the Emirates/ Gold & Diamond Park/ Al Quoz

  • Salmontini at Mall of the Emirates. T; +971 4 3410222. Open daily 12noon – 1am.
  • St Tropez at Mall of the Emirates. T; +971 4 3413415. Open daily 10am – 12am.
  • Caffe di Casa at Gold & Diamond Park. T; +971 4 3415335. Open weekdays 8am – 10pm and weekends 4pm – 10pm.
  • Raw Coffee in Al Quoz 1, corner of street 7a and 4a, warehouse 10. T; +971 4 3395474. Open daily 8am – 3pm.

Jumeirah

Downtown Dubai

  • Baker & Spice at Souk Al Bahar. T; +971 4 4252240. Open daily from 8am.
  • Pavilion on Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, T; +971 4 4477025. Open daily 10am – 1am.

DIFC (Dubai International Financial Centre)

  • 1762 – T; 800 1762. Open weekdays 8am – 6pm.
  • Al Mandaloun – T; +971 4 3637474. Open daily 8am – midnight.
  • Bateel – T; + 971 4 3700404. Open weekdays 7.30am – 6pm and weekends 9am – 6pm.
  • Boca – T; +971 4 3231833. Open daily 12noon – 1am.
  • Dusty’s at Al Fattan Currency House, T; +971 4 3545435. Open daily from 7.30am onwards.
  • Gaucho – T; +971 4 4227898. Open weekdays 9am – 11.30pm and weekends 12noon – 11.30pm.
  • La Petite Maison – T; +971 4 4390505. Open daily 12noon – 3pm and 7 – 11.30pm (closed for refurb 28th June – 4th July).
  • More – T; +971 4 3700469. Open daily 8am – 7pm.
  • Panifico – T; +971 4 3510131. Open Sunday – Thursday 7.30am – 7.30pm.
  • Roberto’s – T; +971 4 3860066. Open Sunday – Thursday 12noon – 4pm and 8pm – 2am.
  • Royal China – T; +971 4 3545543. Open daily 11.30am – 11.30pm.
  • Sushi Art – T; 800220. Open daily 11am – 11pm.
  • Taqado Mexican Kitchen – T; +971 4 3515210. Open daily for lunch, times TBC so do check in advance.
  • The Gramercy – T; +971 4 4377511. Open daily 9am – 2am.
  • The Noodle House – T; +971 4 3637093. Open daily 12noon – 11pm.
  • Wheeler’s of St. James’s – T; +971 4 3860899. Open daily 11am – midnight and until 2am Wednesday through to Friday.
  • Zuma – T; +971 4 4255660. Open daily 12.30 – 3.30pm, and from 7pm onwards.
  • Fukurou House at Emirates Financial Towers, T; +971 4 5521540. Open 12noon – 9pm.
  • Mint Leaf of London at Emirates Financial Towers, T; + 971 4 7060900. Open daily 12noon – 2am.

Sheikh Zayed

  • ET Sushi at Jumeirah Emirates Towers Boulevard, Office Tower. T; +971 4 3198088. Open daily 12noon – midnight (closing between 4-6pm).

Wafi

  • Asha’s at Pyramids. T; +971 4 3244100. Open daily 12.30 – 3pm.
  • Carter’s at Pyramids. T; +971 4 3244100. Open daily 12noon – 2am.
  • Thai Chi at Pyramids. T; +971 4 3244100. Open daily 12noon – 3pm.
  • Cactus Cantina at Pyramids. T; +971 4 3244100. Open daily 12noon – 2am.

Dubai Festival City

  • Hard Rock Cafe at Festival Centre (next to Marks & Spencer). T; +971 4 2328900. Open daily 12noon – 1am.

Studio City

  • Caporilli’s – T; +971 55 2377344. Open daily 7.30am – 6.30pm.
  • Circle Cafe in the EIT building, ground floor, shop no 2. T; +971 4 2766283. Open daily 10am – 10pm.

Silicon Oasis

  • The Oriental Chef at Silicon Oasis Shopping Centre. T; +971 4 3423555. Open daily from 12noon.

All have confirmed their opening hours, but it would be wise to call up in advance. If you come across any other outlets, then please do drop us a comment and we will add them to the list.

Happy holidays and Ramadan Kareem :).

See you soon.

FooDiva. x

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26 Responses to “Where to dine during the day in Dubai over Ramadan”

  1. Dave Reeder June 14, 2015 at 9:29 am

    I think there may be an outlet at Moevenpick Ibn Battuta Gate open. If nopt, that means nothing where I live or work (TECOM)… Minor point: It’s Silicon Oasis, not Silicone. Thanks for this and respect for the large amount of work that goes into compiling it.

    • FooDiva June 14, 2015 at 9:44 am

      Typo corrected thanks Dave. All hotels have at least one outlet if not more open, so we have focused on independents (outside the hotels). Cross the bridge to Media City! A mammoth task for sure, but a guide we all need! Cheers.

      • Dave Reeder June 14, 2015 at 10:38 am

        Always happy to return to Media City, but parking a nightmare! Think I’ll be ordering from Sushi Counter and Paratha King…

        • Dave Reeder June 14, 2015 at 2:40 pm

          What was the chance! Just discovered an outlet that will be open in my office building! It’s only a Seattle’s but does salads and wraps. Ground floor, Grosvenor Business Tower, TECOM – opposite Media Rotana across the sand pit.

          • FooDiva June 15, 2015 at 9:17 am

            Thanks Dave. I have included it even though we’re avoiding the likes of Starbuck’s and McDonald’s!

  2. Melanie June 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Where is that fish from? (On the pic) it looks delicious…

    • FooDiva June 15, 2015 at 9:18 am

      Avec cafe in Media City Melanie. Salmon with a tahini and pomegranate crust – sublime 🙂

  3. GA June 14, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    That is one impressive list 😉

    • FooDiva June 15, 2015 at 9:18 am

      Thanks to you it is GA 🙂

  4. Avec Rest June 16, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Dear Foodiva,

    We feel honored that the picture you are using is our Salmon & Falafel Crust, from our restaurant, Avec in Media City.

    Our restaurant will be open as well during Ramadan, and we will be honored as well if you can include our restaurant’s name in your list. =)

  5. Avec Rest June 16, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    My apologies,

    I just saw our restaurant’s and is included in your list!

    Thanks once again

    When are we having the opportunity to meet you personally??

  6. Sharday Filio June 18, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    We have restaurants open at Jumeirah Beach Hotel for daytime dining during Ramadan. The restaurants are: D&A, Latitude, La Veranda, Villa Beach, Beachcombers and Waterfront.

  7. Ana Seixas June 21, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Thank you so much for the list foodiva! It is always such a big help during Ramadan, especially during the weekends.

    Just wanted to add that La Brioche (on Jumeirah Beach Road, Umm Suqueim) is also open during Ramandan. Just discovered it yesterday by chance and thought I should share. I strongly suggest they salmon tartine with avocado, so delicious. 🙂

    • FooDiva June 21, 2015 at 6:22 pm

      Thanks Ana for the heads-up. I have added it in 🙂

  8. Baldwin Cafe JLT June 26, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Please add us to the list as we are also opened from 10 am to midnight during Ramadan.

    Thanks

  9. Kristina June 27, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Hi
    Baker & Spice is now open during Ramadan in Marina Promenade so maybe you could add that one to your shortlist? They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are not so many around the marina which are open these days plus the my started delivering too.

    Cheers kristina

    • FooDiva June 28, 2015 at 7:55 pm

      Thanks Kristina. Have added it in 🙂

  10. noodle June 30, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Caffe di Casa is closed for renovations but they are serving out of Prime Gourmet instead.

  11. expa08 July 1, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Nothing at Ibn Batuta mall. Takeaway shawarma was had in the car ducking under…

  12. khrisha July 5, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Thank goodness Circle Café Media City branch is open during Ramadan! Many thanks for sharing!

  13. Ed | Dubai Travel Blog March 16, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Thanks for laying out this list for us! It makes it easier to decide where and when we can dine during Ramadan.

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