Where to dine during the day in Abu Dhabi over Ramadan – 2016

Al Fanar Abu Dhabi - Daytime dining over Ramadan in Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi restaurantsWith Ramadan round the corner, if you’re not fasting, like me, you probably have no idea where to grab breakfast, lunch, or a coffee in Abu Dhabi, so here’s a round-up, similar to last year’s, that may appeal. We’ve shortlisted 45 independent restaurants and cafés in the capital that are open for dining IN during the day over the holy month. The establishments included are only those that are not based in hotels, as they will have their usual restaurants open as normal. We have tried to include some of Abu Dhabi’s more casual, hidden wonders to complement the well-known concepts, whilst avoiding those just open for take-away or delivery. Opening hours and telephone numbers have been checked, but please call ahead to be on the safe side. And if you’re in Dubai, here’s where you can dine.

On-island

  • 19th Street at Abu Dhabi City Golf Club. T; +971 2 4459600. Open daily 7am – midnight.
  • Café Arabia on Mohammed bin Khalifa Street. T; +971 2 6439699. Open daily 8am – midnight.
  • Carluccio’s at Eastern Mangroves. T; +971 2 6412231. Open daily 11am – midnight.
  • Flooka at Eastern Mangroves. T; +971 2 4418244. Open daily 12noon – midnight.
  • Jazz @ Pizza Express in World Trade Centre Mall. T; +971 2 4447752. Open daily 12noon – midnight.
  • Jones the Grocer in Khalidiya. T; +971 2 6395883. Open Sunday – Wednesday 11.30am – 11pm, and weekends 9am – 11pm.
  • Jones the Grocer in Al Mamoura building. T; +971 2 4438762. Open Sunday – Wednesday 9am – 11pm and weekends 10am – 11pm.
  • La Brioche (all locations excluding malls). T; +971 2 6419811. Open daily 8am – 1am.
  • Mondo Pizzeria at Abu Dhabi Country Club. T; +971 2 6577785. Open daily 12noon – midnight.
  • Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor in Nation Galleria, West Corniche. T; 971 2 6664343. Open daily 11.30am – 11.30pm.
  • Tamba at The Hub, World Trade Centre Mall. T; +971 2 6728888. Open weekdays 12noon – 1am and weekends 12noon – 2am.
  • The Sportsman’s Arms at the International Tennis Centre. T; +971 2 4034235. Open daily 7am – midnight.
  • The Third Place in Khalidiya. T; +971 2 6811877. Open daily 8.30am – 10.30pm.

Reem/ Maryah Islands

  • Bentley Bistro & Bar in The Galleria, Maryah Island. T; +971 2 6262131. Open daily 12noon – 2am.
  • Carluccio’s in The Galleria, Maryah Island. T; +971 2 6771261. Open daily 12noon – midnight.
  • First Clique in Marina Square. T; +971 2 6794949. Open daily 11am – 2am.
  • Magnolia Bakery in Galleria Mall. T; +971 2 6749380. Open daily from 7.30am, and on Friday from 9.30am.
  • Nolu’s in Galleria Mall. T; +971 2 6441516. Open daily 11am – 11pm.
  • Sushi Art in The Galleria, Maryah Island. T; +971 2 6770830. Open daily 12noon – midnight.
  • Taqado in The Galleria, Maryah Island. T; +971 2 6770700. Open daily 12noon to midnight, and until 1am on Thursday/ Friday.
  • Zuma in The Galleria, Maryah Island. T; +971 2 4015900. Open daily 12 – 3.30pm.

Saadiyat/ Yas Islands

  • Fanr at Manarat Al Saadiyat (photo above). T; +971 2 6575888. Open daily 11am – 10.30pm.
  • Hawksbill at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club. T; +971 2 4998107. Open daily 6.30am – 10pm.
  • Hickory’s Sports Bar at Yas Links Golf Club, Saadiyat. T; +971 2 8107710. Open daily 6.30am – midnight.
  • Mamma RossellaRistorante CavallinoRosticceria Modena at Ferrari World. T; +971 2 4968000. Open Saturday – Wednesday 11am – 7pm and Thursday/ Friday 11am – midnight.
  • Tossed at Yas Mall, Level 1, Food Court. Open daily 10am – 11pm.
  • Yas Waterworld, various outlets. T; +971 2 4142000. Open daily 10am – 6pm.
  • Safina at Saadiyat Beach Club. T; +971 2 6563500. Open daily 12noon – 10pm.

Off-island

  • Andiamo in Al Zeina. T; +971 2 5564643. Open daily 6am – midnight.
  • Café 28 at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Khalifa City A. T; +971 2 5588990. Open daily 6am – midnight.
  • Café Firenze in Al Zeina. T; +971 2 5564643. Open daily 6am – midnight.
  • Circle Café in Raha Gardens. T; +971 2 5561550. Open daily 8am – 11pm.
  • First Clique in Khalifa Park. T; +971 2 4499810. Open daily 11am – 10pm.
  • Jim’s Kitchen Table at Masdar City. T; +971 2 4919401. Open daily 9am – 9pm.
  • Jones the Grocer in Al Muneera. T; +971 2 6767141. Open Sunday – Wednesday 9am – 11pm and weekends 10am – 11pm.
  • Jones the Grocer in Raha Gardens. T; +971 2 5574882. Open Sunday – Wednesday 11.30am – 10.30pm and weekends 10am – 10pm.
  • Jones the Grocer at Etihad HQ. T; +971 2 5565584. Open daily 7am – 4pm.
  • Melius at Masdar City.T; +971 2 5583000. Open daily 8am – 2am.
  • Nando’s in Al Zeina. T; +971 2 5558012. Open daily 12noon – midnight.
  • Nolu’s in Al Bandar. T; +971 2 5579500. Open daily 11am – 11pm.
  • Noodle House in Souq Qaryat Al Beri. T; 971 2 5581699. Open daily 12noon – midnight.
  • Sho Cho in Souq Qaryat Al Beri. T; +971 2 5581117. Open daily 12noon – midnight.
  • Tiki Lounge in Al Bandar. T; +971 2 5566090. Open Saturday – Wednesday 12noon – 1.30am and Thursday/ Friday 12noon – 3am.

If you have any additions or changes, let us know in the comments, or on your favourite social media channel using the hashtag #RamadanDining and we will update this guide.

Happy summer and Ramadan Kareem.

Matt Broderick

Who is Matt? A newly-married man with an obsession for French wine and fine dining, he loves nothing more than trying new restaurants and dishes with his wife and friends. Travel plans are always made around food and he can remember what he was doing on any given day by recalling the meal that he ate. His favourite chefs are Adam Handling from the UK, followed closely by Michel Roux Jr. and Nathan Outlaw.

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6 Responses to “Where to dine during the day in Abu Dhabi over Ramadan – 2016”

  1. Monica Modesign June 2, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Hi All,
    Hope this is the right place to inform you about another restaurant open during Ramadan in Reem Island, Abu Dhabi and in Dubai.
    First Clique Cafe’ & Restaurant http://www.firstclique.ae
    Opening times during the Holy Month of Ramadan.

    Marina Square, Abu Dhabi
    Open daily from 11am to 2am for dine-in and home delivery.
    Iftar Buffet every day from sunset.
    For info and home delivery call 02 6794949 or 056 4633471

    Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi
    Open daily from 11am to 10pm for dine-in and home delivery
    For info and home delivery call 02 4499810 or 056 73308481

    DubaiJLT, Dubai
    Open daily from 11am to 2am for home delivery
    Open daily from 7pm to 2pm for dine-in
    For info and home delivery call 044357377

    Thanks so much
    Monica

    • Matt Broderick June 3, 2016 at 10:22 am

      Thank you, Maria.

      These have been added to the articles and we hope to visit First Clique on Reem soon.

      Matt

  2. Nathalie June 15, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Kindly sign me up for the weekly newsletter

  3. Louisa June 22, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Brasserie Angelique in etihad towers podium level 2 is doing coffee and there is a smoking section.

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