Ramadan 2022: restaurant opening hours in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Where non-fasting diners can go for breakfast and lunch during the holy month

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Every year, restaurants in the UAE update their times during the holy month, with some remaining closed during the day to be respectful to those observing Ramadan.

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.

Abu Dhabi

Afya

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

Alba Terrace

The terrace at Alba Terrace is a nice spot for iftar too. Photo: The Abu Dhabi Edition

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

Al Meylas

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

Aquarium

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

Beach House

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

Cafe Milano

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - September 14th, 2017:  Franco Nuschese, founder of Café Milano. Thursday, September 14th, 2017, Cafe Milano, Four Seasons, Abu Dhabi. Chris Whiteoak / The National

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

Fouquet's

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

Loca

This lively Mexican restaurant is open throughout the day.

Open noon-1am; The Galleria, Al Maryah Island; 02 582 3639

Punjab Grill

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

Rosewater

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

Sole

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

Dubai

Ammos

Ammos in Dubai is famed for Mediterranean cuisine. Photo: Ammos

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

Angelina

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

Bol Gappa

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

Cafe Society

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

Caya

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

Louise Shrigley

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

Eggspectation

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

Gia

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

Indochine

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

Just Vegan

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

Karak House

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

Koko Bay

Beach view. Koko Bay is opening at West Beach on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah. Courtesy Koko Bay

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

Lah Lah

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

Little Italy

This quirky little restaurant serves Italian and Mexican cuisine.

Open daily, noon-2am; Al Habbai Building, Al Karama; 04 385 2445

LPM Restaurant

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

Marea Dubai

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

Social Company

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

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 Farm

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

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