Dubai restaurants open for daytime dining over Ramadan – 2017

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A chef Greg Malouf Ramadan-inspired dessert

How times are changing. Last year, as Ramadan kicked in, we saw many restaurants in Dubai serve more than just juice during the day, in a move to encourage spending from tourists  – something that is set to continue this year. It’s not widely publicised, but we have indicated in this year’s annual round-up of stand-alone daytime dining options which establishments have confirmed to pour booze. There are plenty more in hotels, so if you’re not fasting, do check.

Like always, the criteria for inclusion (and exclusion!) are:

  • INDEPENDENT restaurants and cafés open for dining IN from breakfast to sunset. This year we have a new record of 148 outlets (excluding food court joints in the malls which are also open).
  • We have specifically NOT included establishments in hotels and clubhouses, which will always have restaurants open including those operated by third parties.
  • We’ve also steered away from those open just for delivery and take-away.

We’re lucky to live in a tolerant society, so let’s be mindful of our Muslim friends, and patient with waiting staff who may be fasting. We have compiled this mammoth guide with Geordie Armani – you can find her post here. All have confirmed their opening hours, but it would be wise to call up in advance. For a similar round-up covering Abu Dhabi, click here. And if you’re a coffee fanatic, here is a list of specialty coffee shops from Coffee, Cakes and Running.

If you come across any other outlets, then please do drop us a comment on this guide, or via your favourite social media channel using the hashtag #RamadanDining, and we will add them to the round-up.

Jebel Ali

  • Taqado Mexican Kitchen at Limitless. T; +971 4 8851650. Open daily 10am – 6pm.
  • 1762 at The Galleries, JAFZA. T; 800 1762. Open weekdays 8am – 4.30pm.

Jumeirah Lake Towers (curated by the lovely folks behind the JLT Dining directory)

  • Appetite at JLT, Al Mas Tower. T; 600 546654. Open daily 8am – 4.30pm.
  • Ayubowan at JLT, Cluster N. T; +971 4 4521007. Open daily 11am – 11pm.
  • Baldwin Cafe at JLT, Cluster V, Gold Crest Views. T; +971 4 447 7024. Open daily 10am – midnight.
  • Café Isan at JLT, Cluster M. T; +971 4 5135289. Open 9am – 11pm.
  • Cafe Le Flair at JLT, Cluster G.T: +971 4 4278629. Open daily 7am – 9pm.
  • Cocktail Kitchen at JLT, Cluster P, Armada Bluebay. T; +971 56 8280727.  Open Saturday to Thursday 5pm – 2am and Thursday/ Friday 1pm – 2am.
  • Couqley at JLT, Cluster A. T; +971 4 5149339. Open daily 12noon – 1am. BOOZE TO BE SERVED ALL DAY.
  • Doner Kebab at JLT, Cluster W. T; +971 4 4549522. Open daily 9am – 1am.
  • 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 4 4434955. Open daily 7am – 11 pm.
  • Hanoi at JLT, Cluster C, Gold Crest Executive building, Promenade level. T; +971 50 5703359. Open daily 12noon – 10pm.
  • Jazz@PizzaExpress at JLT, Cluster A. T; +971 4 4416342. Open daily 12noon onwards.
  • Just Salad at JLT, Indigo Tower. T +971 4 3652222. Open daily 10am – 11pm.
  • Kitchen Nation at JLT, Lakeshore Tower, Cluster Y. T; +971 55 7702712. Open 24 hours.
  • Kpop Chicken at JLT, Cluster F. T; +971 4 4340096. Open daily 11am – 11pm.
  • Kteer Tayyeb at JLT, Cluster C. T; +971 4 4338384. Open daily 9am – 11pm.
  • La Terrazza at JLT, Almas Tower. T; +971 4 4577033. Open daily from 8am.
  • Little Bangkok at JLT, Lake front, Cluster I, Platinum Tower. T; 800 2264565. Open from 12noon.
  • Mambo Pizza at JLT, Cluster W, Tiffany Tower. +971 4 4509876. Open daily 11.30am – 11.30pm.
  • Mezza Lebanese Kitchen at JLT, Cluster Y, Lake Shore Tower. T; +971 4 5545872. Open daily 11am – 10pm.
  • Marta’s Workshop at JLT. T; +971 50 3798002. Open Sunday to Thursday, 12 – 3pm.
  • Nais Italian Kitchen at JLT, Cluster F, HDS Tower. T; +971 4 4529991. Open daily 11am – 9pm.
  • Pineapple Express Cafe at JLT, Al Mas Tower. T; +971 54 4024660. Open daily 8.30am – 11pm.
  • 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.
  • Rolling Pin at JLT, Cluster G. T; +971 4 4483335. Open daily 9am – 10pm.
  • Scafa at JLT, Cluster I, Unit 6, Promenade level. T; +971 4 3794044. Open Sunday to Thursday, 11am – 4pm.
  • Shawarma Factory at JLT, Cluster I, Platinum Tower. T; +971 4 5547318. Open daily 9am – 10pm.
  • Sheikh & Shake at JLT, Cluster R, Mag Tower, Shop 9-10. T; 800 123456. Open daily 11am – 1am, and until 3am on weekends.
  • Spice Kraft at JLT, Cluster I, Platinum Tower. T; +971 4 3635329. Open daily from 8.30am.
  • Sumo Sushi & Bento at JLT, Cluster C, Gold Crest Executive Tower, Promenade Level. T; 800 7866. Open daily 11am – 11pm.
  • The Lunchbox Low Carb at JLT, Cluster Y. T; 800 LUNCH. Open Sunday to Thursday 11am – 9pm.
  • The Yellow Chilli by Sanjeev Kapoor at JLT, Cluster U. T; +971 4 5517007. Open daily 11am – 11pm.
  • White Ambient at JLT, Cluster E, Saba Tower 1. T; +971 4 5147977. Open daily 10am – 10 pm.
  • 77 Veggie Boutique at JLT, Cluster W, Tiffany Tower. T; +971 4 4224116. Open weekdays 8.30am – 10pm, Friday 11.30am – 10pm, Saturday 11.30am – 9pm.
  • 1762 Stripped at JLT, The 1 Building. T; 8001762. Open weekdays 8am – 4.30pm.
  • 800 Thali at JLT, Cluster B. T; +971 4 3659959. Open daily 12noon – 11pm.

The Lakes/ Emirates Hills

  • Reform Social & Grill at The Lakes. T; +971 4 4542638. Open daily 7am – midnight. BOOZE TO BE SERVED ALL DAY.
  • Shakespeare & Co at Springs Town Centre, Emirates Hills. T;+971 4 3608886. Open daily 10am – midnight.

Dubai Media/ Internet Cities

  • Avec at Dubai Media City, Al Thuraya Tower 2. T; +971 4 4303700. Open daily 8am – 3am.
  • Bateel at Dubai Media City, Tower B, Business Central Towers. T; +971 4 4494010. Open weekdays 7.30am – 8.30pm and weekends 9am – 5.30pm.
  • Circle Cafe at Dubai Media City, CNN Building. T; +971 4 3915170. Open daily 10am – 10pm.
  • Just Salad at Dubai Internet City. T; +971 4 3652222. Open daily 11am – 10pm.
  • Little Bangkok at Dubai Media City, Business Central Towers. T; 800 2264565. Open 12noon – 11pm.
  • Little More at Dubai Media City, Business Central Towers, ground floor. T; +971 4 4200100. Open weekdays 8am – 9pm and weekends 9am – 7pm.
  • Oregano at Dubai Internet City, Office Park. T; +971 4 4343010. Open daily 11am – midnight, and on Thursday/ Friday until 1am.
  • Pascal Tepper at Dubai Media City (next to Radisson). T; +971 4 4542408. Open daily 7am – 9pm.
  • Royal Mughal Bistro at Dubai Internet City, Office Park. T; +971 4 4516828. Open Sunday to Thursday 11am – 11pm and weekends 1pm – 11pm.
  • Rossovivo at Dubai Internet City, Office Park. T; +971 4 4272477. Open daily 11am – 11pm.
  • Sumo Sushi & Bento at Dubai Media City, Building 10 (BBC). T; 800 7866. Open daily 11am – 11pm.
  • Sushi Counter at Dubai Media City, CNBC Building. T; +971 4 3751096. Open daily 11am – 11pm.
  • Taqado Mexican Kitchen – T; +971 4 3515210. Building 7: open daily 8am – midnight. Building 10: open weekdays 8am – 10pm.
  • 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 9.30am – 6pm.
  • Vapiano at Dubai Media City, Thuraya Tower, ground level. T; +971 4 4370786. Open weekdays 8am – 11pm and weekends 11am – 11pm.
  • 1762 at Dubai Media City. T; 800 1762. Open weekdays 8am – 4.30pm.

Dubai Marina/ Palm Jumeirah/ Madinat

  • Abyat on Palm Jumeirah, Club Vista Mare. T; +971 4 5588428. Open daily 12noon – 2am.
  • Aji on Palm Jumeirah, Club Vista Mare. T; +971 4 5520244. Open daily 12noon – midnight.
  • Baker & Spice at Dubai Marina promenade. T; +971 4 04 3624686. Open daily 8am – 11pm.
  • Barrel 12 on Palm Jumeirah, Palm View East. T; +971 4 5524000. Open weekdays 4pm – midnight and weekends 12noon – midnight.
  • Bianca at The Beach, JBR. T; +971 4 5549459. Open daily 10am – midnight.
  • Bidi Bondi on Palm Jumeirah, Clubhouse Al Manhal, Shoreline (between buildings 3 & 4). T; +971 4 4270515. Open Sunday to Wednesday 12noon – midnight, Thursday 12noon – 1am, Friday/ Saturday 10am – 1am.
  • Bistro des Arts at Dubai Marina Mall Promenade. T; +971 4 5511576. Open daily 7.30am – midnight.
  • Breeze Beach Grill on Palm Jumeirah, Club Vista Mare. T; +971 4 5683000. Open from 11am.
  • Eggspectation at The Beach, JBR. T; +971 4 4307752. Open daily from 12noon onwards.
  • Fume at Pier 7, Level 1. T; +971 4 4215669. Open daily 12noon – 1am and on weekends until 2am.
  • Il Faro on Palm Jumeirah, Azure Residences. T: +971 4 5683137. Open daily from 12noon.
  • P&B at Souk Madinat Jumeirah. T; +971 4 3666197. Open daily 12noon – 2am.
  • Riva Beach on Palm Jumeirah, Shoreline Building 8. T; +971 4 4309466. Open daily 7am – midnight.
  • Senara on Palm Jumeirah, Palm View West. T; +971 4 4516460. Open daily from 12noon.
  • Shakespeare & Co at Golden Mile, Palm Jumeirah. T;+971 4 2978344. Open daily 10am – midnight.
  • Simply Italian on Palm Jumeirah, Club Vista Mare. Open daily 12noon -2am. T; +971 4 5588354.
  • Sophie’s Gastro Café on Palm Jumeirah, Riva Complex, Shoreline Building 8. T; +971 4 4515982. Open daily 7am – 9pm.
  • Sun& on Palm Jumeirah, Palm Views West. T; +971 4 3759333. Open weekdays 4pm – midnight and weekends 12noon – midnight.
  • Trattoria Toscana at Souk Madinat Jumeirah. T; +971 4 3666318. Open daily 12noon – midnight.
  • The Meat Company at Souk Madinat Jumeirah. T; +971 4 3686040. Open daily 12noon – midnight.
  • The Scene at Pier 7, Level 4. T; +971 4 4222328. Open daily 11am – 2am.
  • Trader Vic’s at Souk Madinat Jumeirah. Open daily 12noon – 2am. BOOZE TO BE SERVED ALL DAY.
  • Wagamama at Al Fattan Tower, JBR Walk. T; +971 4 3995900. Open daily 12noon – midnight. BOOZE TO BE SERVED ALL DAY.

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

  • Apres at Mall of the Emirates. T; +971 4 3412575. Open daily from 12noon.
  • Baker & Spice at Gold & Diamond Park. T; +971 4 8877086. Open daily 7am – 7pm.
  • Baker & Spice at Town Centre. T; +971 4 04 2975797. Open daily 7am – 11pm.
  • Happy Egg on 32 Umm Al Sheif Street (same strip as Maria Bonita). T; +971 4 3944729. Open daily 8am – 5pm.
  • Karam Beirut at Mall of the Emirates. T; +971 4 3412202. Open 12noon – 1.30am.
  • One Cafe at Life’nOne on Jumeirah Beach Road. T; +971 4 3436676. Open daily 7am – 5pm.
  • Salmontini at Mall of the Emirates. T; +971 4 3410222. Open daily 12noon – 11.30pm.
  • Soho Cafe in Gold & Diamond Park, Building 4. T; +971 4 3415335. Open daily 7am – 10pm and on Friday from 12noon.
  • St Tropez at Mall of the Emirates. T; +971 4 3413415. Open daily 9am – 11.30pm.

Downtown Dubai/ Sheikh Zayed/ City Walk

  • Alfies at Jumeirah Emirates Towers Boulevard, Office Tower. T; +971 4 3198088. Open daily 12noon – 3pm.
  • Baker & Spice at Souk Al Bahar. T; +971 4 4252240. Open daily 8am – 11pm.
  • Baker & Spice at Souk Al Manzil. T; +971 4 4279856. Open daily 7am – 11pm.
  • Clinton Street Bakery at Burj Views, Downtown and City Walk. T; +971 4 4281331. Open daily 10am – 1am.
  • Fibber Magee’s in Saeed Tower One, Sheikh Zayed road. T; +971 4 3322400. Open daily from 8am.
  • Flow Cafe at Jumeirah Emirates Towers Boulevard.T; +971 55 2934430. Open daily 8am – 4pm.
  • Gunaydin Dubai at Souk Al Bahar. T; +971 4 5540700. Open daily 12noon – 3am.
  • Shakespeare & Co at Souk Al Bahar. T;+971 4 4257971. Open daily 10am – midnight.
  • Ting Irie at Souk Al Manzil.T; +971 4 5575601. Open daily 12noon – 2am.

DIFC (Dubai International Financial Centre)

  • Al Mandaloun – T; +971 4 3637474. Open daily 8am – midnight.
  • Bazxar – T; +971 4 3551111. Open daily from 8am.
  • Bateel – T; + 971 4 3700404. Open daily 7.30am – 5pm.
  • Boca – T; +971 4 3231833. Open daily 12noon – 1am.
  • Burger & Lobster in Burj Daman. T; +971 4 5148838. Open daily 12noon – midnight.
  • Carnival by Tresind in Burj Daman. T; +971 4 4218665. Open daily 12-3.30pm.
  • Ceviche in Emirates Financial Towers. T; +971 4 3266333. Open daily 12noon – 10pm.
  • Cipriani – T; +971 4 3470003. Open daily 12noon – midnight.
  • Dinamico in Sky Towers. T; +971 4 5149899. Open daily 11am – 11pm.
  • Dusty’s at Al Fattan Currency House. T; +971 4 3545435. Open daily from 7.30am onwards. BOOZE TO BE SERVED ALL DAY.
  • Gaucho – T; +971 4 4227898. Open daily 12noon – 11.30pm.
  • Intersect by Lexus – T; +971 4 3559524. Open weekdays 8-11am and 12-3pm.
  • Jekyll & Hyde at Al Fattan Currency House. T; +971 4 3435518. Open daily 8am – 2am.
  • Kiza at Emirates Financial Towers. T; +971 4 4539038. Open daily 12noon – 2am.
  • Laluz – T; +971 4 3597777. Open daily 12 – 2pm and 7 – 10.30pm. BOOZE TO BE SERVED ALL DAY.
  • La Petite Maison – T; +971 4 4390505. Open daily 12noon – 3pm.
  • Mercato – T; +971 4 3205207. Open weekdays 7am – 6pm and weekends 9am – 6pm.
  • Mint Leaf of London at Emirates Financial Towers – T; + 971 4 7060900. Open daily 12noon – 1am, and weekends until 2am.
  • Pret To Go – T; +971 4 3556688. Open daily 8am – 6pm.
  • Roberto’s – T; +971 4 3860066. Open daily 12noon – 4pm.
  • Royal China – T; +971 4 3545543. Open daily 11.30am – 11.30pm.
  • Scotta Espresso Bar in Burj Daman building. T; +971 4  5587090. Open weekdays 7am – 10pm and weekends 9am – 10pm.
  • Sushi Art – T; 800220. Open daily 11am – 11pm.
  • Taqado Mexican Kitchen – T; +971 4 3515210. Open weekdays 7am – 11pm and weekends 8am – 11pm.
  • The Gramercy – T; +971 4 4377511. Open daily 8am – midnight.
  • The Noodle House – T; 800 666 353. Open daily 12noon – 11pm.
  • Zuma – T; +971 4 4255660. Open daily 12 – 3pm.
  • 1762 – T; 800 1762. Open weekdays 8am – 4.30pm.

D3 (Dubai Design District)

  • Craft Cafe – T;+971 4 5149032. Open Saturday to Thursday 9am – 4pm.
  • Chez Charles – T; +971 4 5122444. Open daily 12 – 2.30pm.
  • Molecule – T; +971 4 2454700. Open daily 12noon – 2am.
  • One Life – T; +971 4 5134727. Open daily 8am – 10pm.
  • The Lighthouse – T; +971 4 4226024. Open daily from 8am, closing at 11pm Sunday to Wednesday, midnight on Thursday/ Friday, and 6pm on Saturday. BOOZE TO BE SERVED ALL DAY.

Wafi/ Dubai Healthcare City

  • 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.
  • Sumo Sushi & Bento at Dubai Healthcare City, Building 49.  T; 800 7866. Open daily 11am – 11pm.

Bur Dubai

Dubai Festival City

  • Hard Rock Cafe at Festival Centre (next to Marks & Spencer). T; +971 4 2328900. Open daily 12noon – 2am.

DAFZA

  • Asian5 Restaurant – T; +971 4 2552576. Open Saturday to Thursday 11am – 10pm.
  • Little More – T; +971 4 2977550. Open weekdays only 8am – 6pm.
  • Pret To Go – T; +971 4 2566949. Open daily 7am – 5pm.

Motor/ Studio/ Sports Cities

  • Caporilli’s at Studio City. T; +971 55 2377344. Open daily 8am – 4pm.
  • Circle Cafe in Studio City. EIT building, ground floor. T; +971 4 2766284. Open daily 10am – 9.30pm.
  • Kickers Sports Bar in Sports City. T; +971 4 4481001. Open daily 8am – 2am. BOOZE TO BE SERVED ALL DAY.

Happy summer 🙂

FooDiva. x

It’s the turn of Dubai! If you’re not fasting here’s our annual mammoth guide on independent (non-hotel) restaurants and cafes open for daytime dining over Ramadan in Dubai ?. And this year we have a new record of 120 establishments! For some it’s business as usual, so we have indicated where there’s more than just juice on the menu ?. Jointly researched with @geordiearmani who has her own round-up too. If you have any additions, feel free to comment, or use the hashtag #RamadanDining and we will update this guide daily. Also included is a link to a similar Abu Dhabi list. On www.foodiva.net (see link in profile). ?: a Ramadan-inspired dessert @gregmaloufchef made for us at his home – lemon and orange blossom cream with blood orange jelly and caramelised berries. ????

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5 Responses to “Dubai restaurants open for daytime dining over Ramadan – 2017”

  1. GA May 18, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Fabulous list, it was an absolute pleasure to work together, again!! I think its six years this year.

  2. Julia June 13, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Hello, Asian5 Restaurant at Dafza is open all days except Friday, 11 am to 10 pm, Tel: +971 4255 2576

    Website : http://www.asian5restaurant.com

    • FooDiva June 14, 2017 at 8:29 am

      Updated Julia 🙂

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