Every year, restaurants in the UAE update their timings during the holy month, with many remaining closed during the day to be respectful to those observing Ramadan.
However, for those not fasting, here’s a list of restaurants that have confirmed they will be keeping their doors open – whether you want a quick cuppa or a full-blown meal.
The causal beachside restaurant will be open for breakfast and lunch during Ramadan.
Open daily, 6am-midnight; Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri; 02 510 8888
Perfect for locally sourced coffee, heavy breakfasts and shared menus. The outdoor dining space may close temporarily depending on the weather.
Open daily, 7am-11pm; Alba Terrace, The Abu Dhabi Edition; 02 208 0000
The Middle Eastern restaurant will be open during the day and will also be serving an assortment of beloved Ramadan classics.
Open daily, 9am-1am; Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island; 02 333 2444
As well as being open during the day, the seafood restaurant will be serving a specially curated Ramadan menu throughout the holy month. Expect favourites like lentil soup, fattoush salad, lamb chops and djej w batata.
Saturday to Wednesday, 2pm-2am; Thursday to Friday, 2pm-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-11pm; Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island; 02 407 1138
Catch at St Regis
The seafood restaurant will be having an a la carte menu for dine-in customers at lunchtime.
Open Monday to Saturday, 1pm-11pm; The St Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers, Corniche; 02 694 4615
The restaurant will be open during the day – whether you're craving burrata straight from Puglia, Cervia salt-crust banzino, or homemade tiramisu.
Open daily, noon-midnight; Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island; 02 333 2222
The poolside restaurant at Emirates Palace offers ample outdoor seating and will be serving an a la carte menu from morning to sunset.
Open daily, 9am-7pm; Emirates Palace, West Corniche Road; 02 690 7999
The French-Middle Eastern restaurant will be serving its eclectic menu all day.
Open daily, noon-11pm; Andaz Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre; 056 544 8158
Diablito Food and Music
The rooftop location offers views of Yas Marina and serves a range of dishes, from pizzas to tapas.
Saturday to Tuesday, noon-midnight; Wednesday and Friday, noon-1am; Thursday, noon– 2am; Yas Island; 02 565 1175
The restaurant at Louvre Abu Dhabi will be open for those craving French fine dining.
Open daily, noon-midnight (last order at 10pm); Saadiyat Cultural District 1; 02 205 4200
The lively Mexican restaurant will be serving all day.
Open daily, noon-midnight; The Galleria Al Maryah Island; 02 582 3639
The French-Mediterranean favourite will be serving customers throughout the day.
Open daily; noon-11pm; The Galleria Al Maryah Island; 02 582 3639
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The contemporary classic Indian dining destination by the famous chef from the Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai will be serving its gourmet food in a fine-dining setting.
Open daily, 1pm-11pm; Emirates Palace, West Corniche Road; 02 690 7999
The upscale Indian restaurant will be welcoming guests for lunch and dinner.
Open daily; 12.30pm-midnight; The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi, Al Maqtaa; 02 449 9839
The all-day dining destination will be serving breakfast and lunch as well as an iftar every day from sunset to 8.30pm.
Open daily; 6am-11pm; Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri; 02 509 8555
A lively spot for authentic Italian food in an elegant setting.
Open Tuesday to Thursday, and Saturday, noon-3pm; 7pm-11pm; Friday, 7pm-11pm. Closed on Sunday and Monday; Conrad Abu Dhabi, Etihad Towers; 02 811 5666
A one-stop shop for authentic British fish and chips.
Al Reem Island: Sunday to Thursday, noon-10pm; Friday to Saturday, 11am-10pm; Al Seef: Sunday to Thursday, noon to midnight; Friday to Saturday, 11am-midnight; www.thechippyuae.com
For pizza, pasta, burrata and more, you can head over to the popular trattoria, with indoor and outdoor seating options available.
Open daily, noon-11pm; Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi, Corniche Road; 02 510 1234
For rustic interiors and an authentic taste of Italy, you can head to this restaurant, which will be serving lunch throughout Ramadan.
Open Sunday to Friday, noon-4pm; The St Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers, Corniche; 02 694 4553
Savour Tokyo-Neopolitan pizzas in this quirky restaurant inspired by Japan’s anime culture.
Open Saturday to Wednesday, noon-midnight; Thursday, noon-1am; Friday, noon-11pm; Building 8, Dubai Design District; 04 770 7949
Known for its classic Greek fare in an ambience that will transport you straight to the shores of Santorini.
Open daily; noon-11pm; Rixoz Premium JBR; 52 777 9473; email@example.com
This spot is perfect if you're craving an elegant French meal or something sweet (such as the restaurant's signature hot chocolate).
Open Sunday to Wednesday, 9am-midnight; Thursday-Saturday, 9am-1am; The Dubai Mall; 04 442 8814
The New York shake and burger joint will be serving a special Lotus Crazyshake from sundown until 8.30pm throughout Ramadan, and will be open all day for regular dining.
Jumeirah Al Naseem: daily, 11am-midnight; Rixos Premium JBR and The Dubai Mall: daily, noon-1am; Mall of the Emirates: daily, 11am-1am; www.blacktapme.com
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, 11am-11pm; Wasl Opal Building, Al Karama; 04 886 0921
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
The newly opened community hangout, known for its extensive vegetarian range, will be serving customers throughout the day.
Open daily, 8am-10pm; 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
The American-style diner will be open so guests can tuck into its popular all-day breakfast, cheesey grilled melts, Beyond Burgers and more.
Sheikh Zayed Road and Abu Dhabi Mall: open daily, 8am-midnight; Al Ghurair: 7.30am-midnight; Deira City Centre: Sunday to Wednesday, 9am-11pm; Thursday to Saturday, 9am-midnight
Guests will be able to dine al fresco on the expansive Eeten terrace, which offers up views of Dubai Marina, or indoors in the stylish restaurant.
Open 8am-11pm on weekdays; 8am-midnight at weekends; Dubai Marina Mall; 04 392 8604
The Middle Eastern and Oriental restaurant will be serving breakfast from 6.30am and will also have an iftar and suhoor offering.
Open daily, 6.30am-11am, 6.30pm-9pm; Palace Downtown, Downtown Dubai; 04 428 7961
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: open daily, noon-11pm; Barsha Heights: Saturday to Wednesday, noon-11.30pm; Thursday to Friday, noon-midnight
The gourmet Italian restaurant will be open for dine-in during the day.
Open Sunday to Wednesday, 10am-11pm; Thursday to Saturday,10am-midnight; ground floor, Fashion Avenue, The Dubai Mall; 04 234 9986
Gourmet Burger Kitchen
Choose a beef, chicken or beyond meat patty or enjoy signature sandwiches, with prices starting at Dh51 for a meal.
DIFC: open daily, 10am-11pm; JLT: 11am-10.45pm; Mirdif City Centre and GBK Abu Dhabi: Saturday to Wednesday, 11am-11pm; Thursday-Friday, 11am-midnight
The Dubai International Financial Centre's celebrity hot spot will be open during Ramadan.
Open daily, noon-1am; Gate Precinct Building 3, the 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 Daily, 8am-11.30pm; Pearl Marina Hotel Apartments, Marina Walk; 04 277 4006
An Indian and Middle Eastern-style cafe known for its chai and breakfast offerings.
Open daily, 9am-midnight; The Dubai Mall; 04 551 6852
For those looking to start their day on a healthy note, Kcal has a number of wholesome breakfast and lunch options.
Dubai: Motor City, Cluster D; Bay Avenue, Business Bay; Al Mizhar 1, Mirdif, open daily, 7am-11pm; Abu Dhabi: Al Mamoura Buiding B and Al Seef Resort & Spa, open daily, 9am-midnight; 600 595 955
The restaurant known for its Bohemian beach vibes will be open, but only seating diners indoors until iftar. After sunset, customers can be seated outdoors.
Open daily, 11am-1am; West Beach, Palm Jumeirah; 04 572 3444
From baos to woks, you can find a range of pan Asian dishes at this modern restaurant.
Saturday to Wednesday, 11am-midnight; and Thursday to Friday, noon-1am; Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens; 045191111
The vegetarian restaurant will not only be open for Ramadan but is having a special weekday offer with everything on the menu at a slashed-down price of Dh25 per dish on weekdays from noon until 6pm.
Open daily, 11am-11pm; Al Habbai Building, Al Karama; 04 385 2445
The French-Mediterranean restaurant will be serving customers lunch and dinner.
Open daily, 12.30pm-4pm, 6pm-11.30pm; Gate Village 8, the DIFC; 04 439 0505
The celebrity hot spot from New York will be open every day of the week, with a three-course lunch special on weekdays from noon to 5pm for Dh120.
Open daily; noon-5pm, 7pm-midnight; Gate Village 7, the DIFC; 04 583 6366
The Dubai Mall restaurant will be serving customers all day.
Open daily, 10am-midnight; ground floor, The Dubai Mall; 04 339 8173
The quintessentially British spot will be open all day, serving breakfasts as well as its signature afternoon teas.
Dubai Festival City Mall and Dubai Mall: open daily, 10am-midnight; Festival City Plaza: open daily, 10am-1am; The Springs Souk, Sunday-Wednesday, 8am-10pm; Marina Walk: Sunday to Wednesday, 7am-11pm; Thursday-Friday, 7am-midnight
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 daily, 8am-6pm; Building 5, Dubai Design District; 04 513 4727
The restaurant in The Dubai Mall with fountain views will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Open Sunday to Wednesday, 10am-11pm; Thursday to Saturday, 10am-midnight; The Dubai Mall; 04 339 8640
Combining hearty American dishes and Italian flair, the restaurant on Al Wasl Road in Jumeirah 1 will be accepting dine-in guests.
Open daily, 9am-11pm; Galleria, Al Wasl; 04 340 0222
The go-to place for outdoor breakfasts and late lunches will be open and serving its usual menu during Ramadan.
Open daily, 7.30am-10.30pm; Al Barari; 04 392 5660
The Tap House
The beachside restaurant will be open but only seating diners indoors until iftar. After sunset, customers can be seated outdoors.
Open daily, 11am-1am; Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah; 04 514 3778
This list is constantly being updated