Over the years, it's become more common for restaurants to remain open during the day and many don't change their operating hours, but there are often slight variations in timings across the Emirates.
Here’s a list of restaurants that have confirmed they will be keeping their doors open throughout the day — whether you want a quick cuppa or a full-blown meal.
This list is constantly being updated as restaurants continue to confirm the hours they will be open.
The casual beachside restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner during Ramadan.
Open daily, 6am-11pm; Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri; 02 510 8888
Perfect for locally sourced coffee, heavy breakfasts and shared menus, plus iftar offerings.
Open daily, noon-11pm; Alba Terrace, The Abu Dhabi Edition; 02 208 0000
The Middle Eastern restaurant will be open during the day, serving an assortment of beloved Ramadan classics.
Open daily, 9am-2am; Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island; 02 333 2444
The seafood restaurant will be open during weekends in the daytime, but not on weekends.
Monday to Friday, 6pm-3am, Saturday and Sunday 1pm-3am; Yas Island; 050 696 9357
Both indoor and outdoor seating areas will be available at the easy-breezy Mediterranean spot.
Open daily, 12.30pm-1am; Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, Saadiyat Island; 02 407 1138
Brunch & Cake
Brunch and Cake has locations in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and is offering guests menu favourites during the day as well as iftar hours. It's best known for coffee and cakes.
All branches open Monday to Friday, 8am-10pm, Saturday and Sunday, 8am-11pm; various locations and numbers
The restaurant will be open during the day – whether you're craving burrata straight from Puglia, Cervia salt-crust banzino, or home-made tiramisu.
Open daily, noon-midnight; Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island; 02 333 2222
Diablito Food and Music
The rooftop location offers views of Yas Marina and serves a range of dishes, from pizzas to tapas.
Open daily, noon-midnight; Yas Island; 02 565 1175
The restaurant at Louvre Abu Dhabi will be open for those craving French fine dining.
Open Monday to Friday, noon-9pm, Saturday and Sunday, noon-9.30pm; Saadiyat Cultural District 1; 02 205 4200
This lively Mexican restaurant is open throughout the day.
Open noon-1am; The Galleria, Al Maryah Island; 02 582 3639
The upscale Indian restaurant will be welcoming guests for lunch and dinner.
Open daily, 12.30pm-midnight; The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Al Maqtaa; 02 449 9839
This all-day dining spot is open for breakfast and dinner.
Open daily, 6.30-11.30, 7pm-11pm; Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers; 02 811 5666
A lively spot for authentic Italian food in an elegant setting.
Open Monday to Saturday, noon-3pm, 7pm-11pm; Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers; 02 811 5666
Ammos is known for its classic Greek fare in an ambience that will transport you straight to the shores of Santorini.
Open daily, noon-11pm; Rixos Premium Dubai JBR; 052 777 9473
This spot is perfect if you're craving an elegant French meal or something sweet (such as the restaurant's signature hot chocolate).
Open daily, 10am-2pm; The Dubai Mall; 04 442 8814
For a Bollywood-infused dining experience, you can head to this quirky restaurant, where each dish derives its name from films popular on the silver screen.
Open daily, 1pm-11.30pm; Wasl Opal Building, Al Karama; 04 886 0921
Brunch & Cake
Brunch and Cake has locations in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and is offering guests menu favourites during the day as well as iftar hours. It's best known for its coffee and cakes.
All branches open Monday to Friday 8am-10pm, Saturday and Sunday, 8am-11pm; various locations and numbers
Specialising in international cuisine and reimagined Middle Eastern dishes, Cafe Society will be offering a menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Open daily, 9am-11pm; Tamani Marina Hotel, King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street, Dubai Marina; 04 318 3755
The community hangout, known for its extensive vegetarian range, will be serving customers throughout the day.
Open daily, 8am-10.30pm; Town Square Park, Al Qudra Road; 04 564 6689
Couqley French Bistro
The bistro is open for dine-in customers, giving them the opportunity to order any of the regulars as well as from a Ramadan set menu and specials.
Open daily, noon-1am; Cluster A, Jumeirah Lakes Towers; 04 514 9339
Popular cafe Eggspectation has extended its opening and closing hours to allow for diners to enjoy the indoor and outdoor settings throughout the season.
JBR: open daily, 7am-10pm; City Walk: open daily 7am-9pm; 04 430 7252 and 04 240 6877
Fuchsia Urban Thai
The authentic Thai restaurant will be open daily for dine-in and delivery with a special iftar bundle that will be available throughout the holy month.
Bay Square and Barsha Heights, open Monday-Friday noon-11pm, Saturday and Sunday, noon-midnight; 04 361 7117
The gourmet Italian restaurant will be open for dine-in during the day and has a set menu on offer between 6pm and 8pm.
Open daily 10am-12.30am; ground floor, Fashion Avenue, The Dubai Mall; 04 234 9986
The Dubai International Financial Centre's celebrity hot spot will be open during Ramadan.
Open daily, noon-4pm Sunday-Thursday, 7pm-1am Saturday-Wednesday, 7pm-3am Thursday and Friday; Gate Precinct Building 3, DIFC; 04 208 9333
Located in Dubai Marina, Just Vegan offers 100 per cent meat-free dishes. The restaurant will be serving its usual range of plant-based pastas and pizzas.
Open noon-10pm, Monday-Tuesday, 10am-10pm Wednesday-Friday, 10am-midnight, Saturday-Sunday; Pearl Marina Hotel Apartments, Marina Walk; 04 277 4006
An Indian and Middle Eastern-style cafe known for its chai and breakfast offerings. Its outdoor area is not open during Ramadan.
Open daily, 8am-2am; The Dubai Mall; 04 551 6852
The restaurant known for its Bohemian beach vibes will be open.
Open Monday to Friday noon-midnight, Saturday and Sunday noon-1am; West Beach, Palm Jumeirah; 04 572 3444
La Fabbrica Italiana
The UAE's first foccaceria has iftar and suhoor offers, as well as all-day dining options.
Open daily, 11am-midnight; wasl 51, Jumeirah 1; 050 827 9629
From baos to woks, you can find a range of pan Asian dishes at this modern restaurant.
Sunday-Thursday noon-midnight, Friday-Saturday noon-2am; Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens; 04 519 1111
This quirky little restaurant serves Italian and Mexican cuisine.
Open daily, noon-2am; Al Habbai Building, Al Karama; 04 385 2445
The French-Mediterranean restaurant will be serving customers lunch and dinner.
Open Monday-Friday noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm; Saturday-Sunday 12.30pm-3.30pm, 6pm-11pm; Gate Village 8, the DIFC; 04 439 0505
The celebrity hot spot from New York will be open every day of the week.
Open daily, noon-4pm and 7pm-11.30pm; Gate Village 7, the DIFC; 04 583 6366
One Life Kitchen and Cafe
Located in d3, the two-storey cafe is a favourite for morning or all-day breakfast, or even as a spot to work from.
Open Monday 8am-6pm; Saturday-Sunday, Tuesday-Wednesday 8am-9pm; Thursday-Friday 8am-10pm; Building 5, Dubai Design District; 04 513 4727
This international all-day dining spot is both offering breakfast and lunch, but also welcomes pets in its animal-friendly indoor and outdoor areas.
Open daily, 6.30am-12am; Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens; 04 519 1111
Teible is the new farm-to-table dining spot at Jameel Arts Centre, and it's curated a Ramadan menu of regional flavours to enjoy.
Open Wednesday to Monday, 8am-11.30pm; Jameel Arts Centre, Jaddaf Waterfront; 04 243 6683
The go-to place for outdoor breakfasts and late lunches will be open and serving its usual menu during Ramadan.
Open Monday to Friday, 9am-11pm, Saturday and Sunday, 8am-11pm; Al Barari; 04 886 6223
The Tap House
The beachside restaurant will be open but only seating diners indoors until iftar. After sunset, customers can be seated outdoors.
Open Sunday-Thursday noon-12.30am, Friday-Saturday noon-1.30am; Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah; 04 514 3778
A version of this article was first published on April 1, 2022