As Ramadan begins this week, many restaurants around town will be closed during the day, in respect to those fasting. However, for those who aren’t fasting, there are still quite a few restaurants open during Ramadan. From JBR Dubai to Bur Dubai, here’s a list of our top picks from each area…
Marina Social will be operating all day throughout the Holy Month, as well as neighbouring restaurant Accents, and its popular WeBrunch (minus the DJ, of course).
Intercontinental Dubai Marina, from 7am to 11pm. icmarinadining.com
Bistro des Arts
Fancy some French food? Bistro des Arts will be serving food all day, and drinks from 12pm.
Dubai Marina, from 7.30am to 11.30pm. bistrodesarts.ae
This beach club will remain open daily during Ramadan. There will be no live entertainment, but food and drinks will be served throughout.
Dubai Marina (near Skydive Dubai), from 10am to 12am. 0-gravity.ae
Looking for all-day breakfast spots that are open during Ramadan? Head to Eggspectation JBR for yummy eggs, waffles and pancakes.
The Beach – JBR Dubai, from 12pm to 12am. eggspectation.com
This trendy lounge is open all throughout the Holy Month. There won’t be any live music or dancing, but everything else will continue as usual.
JA Ocean View Hotel – JBR, from 12pm to late. tribeca.ae
If it’s sushi and sashimi you’re craving, you’ll be glad to know that Sushi Art is still up and running as usual.
The Beach – JBR, from 11am to 2am. sushiart.ae
Katsuya by Starck
Another Japanese restaurant that’s opened during Ramadan is Katsuya by Starck, serving up some of the tastiest sushi and seafood dishes in the city.
Jumeirah Al Naseem, from 11am to 12am. katsuyarestaurant.com
Did someone say guacamole? Loca will be open in the daytime during Ramadan, serving you classic Mexican dishes and some of the tastiest guacamole in town!
Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, from 12pm to 12am. dxbmarine.com
Life ‘N One Cafe
Vegans, here’s one for you guys! This hidden oasis tucked away in Jumeirah is home to a vegan cafe, which will stay open throughout the Holy Month.
Jumeirah 1 (behind Jumeirah Centre), from 10am to 9pm. lifenone.com
Udon know how glad we are that Wokyo is staying open in the daytime. Head there for your daily noodle fix.
JLT Cluster J, from 11am to 11pm. wokyo.com
Looking for home-cooked Lebanese food? Bait Maryam is the perfect place, and it’s open during Ramadan.
JLT Cluster D, from 10am to 11pm. baitmaryam.com
Jazz at Pizza Express
There won’t be any jazz, but Jazz at Pizza Express will still be serving their famous dough balls and pizza during the day.
JLT Cluster A, from 12pm to 1am. pizzaexpress.com
Baker & Spice
All five Baker & Spice outlets will be open throughout Ramadan – yay!
Souk Al Bahar & Souk Al Manzil, from 8am to 11pm. bakerandspiceme.com
Wagwan fam. This Jamaican eatery will be open for lunch during the Holy Month.
Souk Al Manzil, from 12pm to 2am. tingirie.com
La Serre’s boulangerie will be open throughout the day, while the bistro opens for lunch and iftar.
Vida Hotel, from 6.30am to 10.30pm (boulangerie), 12pm to 3.15pm & 7pm to 11pm (bistro). laserre.ae
Dubai Media City
Working in Media City? This French bakery serves great food, and is open all day.
Next to Radisson Blu, from 7am to 9pm. pascaltepperfrenchbakery.com
From burritos to quesadillas, this is one of our favourite Tex-Mex restaurants open during Ramadan.
Building 8 – Dubai Media City, from 8am to 12am. taqado.com
Another Dubai Media City restaurant open during Ramadan is Little Bangkok, serving up tasty Thai curries and more.
Business Central Towers, from 12pm to 11.30pm. littlebangkok.com
Barsha Heights, The Greens & The Lakes
Arrows & Sparrows
This kid-friendly cafe has great breakfast options and freshly-roasted coffee, and they’ll be open for Ramadan.
Building 4 – Emaar Business Park, The Greens, from 8am to 8pm. arrowssparrows.com
This popular karaoke hangout will stay open throughout the Holy Month, but there won’t be any live entertainment.
Grand Millennium Hotel – Barsha Heights, from 5pm to 2am & Fridays 2pm to 2am. Closed on Mondays. luckyvoice.ae
Reform Social & Grill
Looking for somewhere to enjoy a traditional British breakfast or roast? Reform Social & Grill is where to go.
The Lakes, from 7am to 11.30am & 12pm to 4pm (Sunday to Thursday). reformsocialgrill.ae
Sheikh Zayed Road
La Cantine du Faubourg
This chic Parsisian restaurant lounge will be serving food and drink indoors during Ramadan.
Emirates Towers, from 12pm to 1am (weekdays) & 12pm to 2am (weekends). lacantine.ae
Jones the Grocer
Both of the Jones the Grocer branches along Sheikh Zayed Road will be open for dine-in, as well as the new branch in Emirates Hills.
Dusit Thani Dubai (24 hours) & Al Manara, from 7.30am to 12am. jonesthegrocer.com
If you’re feeling some flavourful Asian street food, whether it’s Korean or Chinese, Wok Boyz is the place to be.
Al Durrah Tower – Trade Centre Area, from 11am to 1am (weekdays) & 11am to 4am (weekends). wokboyz.com
Authentic food, awesome murals and insane views – Aji will be open all during Ramadan.
Club Vista Mare, from 12pm to 12am (weekdays) & 12pm to 2am (weekends). aji.ae
This popular Italian restaurant at Atlantis the Palm will be serving its classic Italian dishes during the Holy Month.
Atlantis the Palm, from 12pm to 3pm & 6pm to 11pm. Closed on Wednesdays. atlantisthepalm.com
The Beach House
This international restaurant at Anantara the Palm, with stunning views, serves everything from pizza to shisha.
Anantara the Palm, from 12pm to 11.30pm. anantara.com
Bur Dubai & Oud Mehta
This traditional Korean restaurant in Deira serves awesome kimchi, and it open for lunch during Ramadan.
Asiana Hotel, from 12pm to 3pm & 6pm to 11pm. asianahoteldubai.com
Pyramids at WAFI
Most of the restaurants at Wafi will be serving food throughout the Holy Month, including Asha’s, Carter’s, Seville’s and Thai Chi.
Pyramids at Wafi – Oud Mehta, from 12.30pm to 3pm (Asha’s), 12pm to 1am (Carter’s & Seville’s), 12pm to 3pm (Thai Chi). pyramidsrestaurantsatwafi.com
Another great restaurant open during Ramadan – Boardwalk serves a variety of international dishes, and has stunning views of the Dubai Creek.
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, from 12pm to 12am (weekdays), 8am to 12am (weekends). dubaigolf.com
Hands down one of the best pizza joints in town, this authentic Italian restaurant will stay open during the Holy Month.
Oberoi Hotel, from 12.30om to midnight. mattodubai.com
If you’re a fan of breakfast buffets, you’ll be glad to know that Kitchen 6 will be open in the mornings during Ramadan.
JW Marriott Marquis, from 6am to 11am & iftar time. jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com
La Farine Cafe
This French cafe and bakery will stay open all day and all night during Ramadan.
JW Marriott Marquis, 24 hours. jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com
Al Barsha & Al Quoz
Tom & Serg
Dubai’s favourite hipster cafe Tom & Serg will be running as normal throughout the month.
Al Quoz (near Times Square Centre), from 8am to 4pm (weekdays), 8am to 6pm (weekends). tomandserg.com
Lime Tree Cafe
From their iconic carrot cakes to their gluten-free treats, Lime Tree Cafe will remain open during Ramadan – in Jumeirah, Al Quoz and SZR.
Near Times Square Centre, from 7.30am to 6pm (Al Quoz & Jumeirah), 7.30am to 9pm (SZR). thelimetreecafe.com
Salero Tapas & Bodega
This Spanish restaurant will continue as normal, serving their delishh paella and tapas.
Kempinski Hotel – Mall of the Emirates, from 9am to 1am. salero-bodega.com
BB Social Dining
Most restaurants in DIFC will stay open during Ramadan – including this one, which everyone has been raving about.
Gate Village 8, from 12pm to 12am (Sat to Weds), 12pm to 1am (Fri & Sat). thisisbb.com
The popular business lunch deal at Zuma will continue as normal on weekdays, yay!
Gate Village 6, from 12pm to 3.30pm (weekdays), 12.30pm to 3.30pm (weekends). zumarestaurant.com
Chicken jalapeno wraps, anyone? 1762 will stay open during Ramadan – for dine-in and delivery.
Building 5, from 8am to 4pm. 1762.ae
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