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Restaurants, cafes, food and drink outlets open daytime during Ramadan UAE

List of cafes, coffee shops, restaurants open daytime during Ramadan in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, UAE. Smoking and alcohol restrictions, eating and drinking rules, and other information.

TL;DR version for Abu Dhabi 2017:

  • Abu Dhabi Mall food court (not Abu Dhabi Marina Mall): most food court outlets open for dine-in daytime, and you get a nice view over the water. Hardee's is closed daytime though :(. Other mall F&B outlets closed or takeaways only.
  • The Galleria Mall, Maryah Island: most outlets open for dine-in from 12pm, a few cafes open earlier (8am). Free parking (probably until new Al Maryah Central mall opens).
  • WTC Mall, downtown Abu Dhabi: Food court area most outlets open for dine-in; The Hub (Bu, PizzaExpress, Tamba) open for dine-in from 12pm. Free parking 0-3 hrs after 10am, all day on Fridays.
  • Yas Mall food court has dine in, open from 10am. Vox Cinemas also allows consumption inside cinema theatres. Almost all other mall outlets closed except for a few offering takeaways. Free parking.

TL;DR version for Dubai 2017:

  • Food courts in shopping malls. Several open for dine-in after 12pm with takeaways only before that; if dine-in not available most malls have takeaways from some food court outlets. Free wifi at MOE and MCC (MallConnect) and Dubai Mall (DubaiMall by EMAAR). Easiest metro access at DCC and MOE. Free car parking all day at MCC and Dubai Mall.
    • Dubai Festival City, large food court area, relatively quiet, free all day car park. No free mall wifi.
    • Dubai Mall, very busy food court, free all day car park.
    • Dubai Marina Mall, food court area open (but a bit hot), Pier 7 nearby has a couple places open afternoon for drinking and smoking. Free all day parking in mall car park.
    • Deira City Centre mall (DCC), no sitting down before 12pm, even without food. Very busy.
    • Mall of the Emirates (MOE), busy, both food court areas open, no sitting down before 12pm (takeaways only), 4 hrs free car park Sun-Thu, free all day Fri-Sat.
    • Mirdiff City Centre mall (MCC), both food court areas open, relatively quiet, free mall wifi, free all day car park.
  • Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) for eclectic selection of cafes and restaurants along promenade level but is hot for walking around. Parking free for 3 hrs, difficult to find free all day parking Sun-Thu, easier on Fri-Sat.
  • Update: limited free parking in weekends from May 2017] DIFC for reasonable selection of cafes and restaurants. Busy at lunchtimes Sun-Thu, car park free for 1 hr or after 6pm. Fri-Sat less busy and free all day car parking. Easy metro access (short walk from Emirates Towers station).

2017 updates for Dubai (updated 03 Jun 2017)

Ramadan 2016 forum dining topic. Reply there with updates, corrections, new information. Use for Dubai and all UAE locations. Yes we know it's the 2016 topic, it will do until we get it updated (and we'll shift any 2017 posts to the new one).

  • This list focuses on places and areas with exceptions to the default setting of closed for dine-in during Ramadan daytime. Meaning:
    • Most or all restaurants and cafes in Dubai free zones are open for daytime dining so a detailed list is not given here. Note that a free zone is not the same as a freehold property area, for example JLT is a freehold property area and a free zone so most places are open; but Dubai Marina is only a freehold property area so most places are closed daytime except for takeaways and deliveries.
    • Most or all 4-5 star hotels in Dubai will have at least one dining and drinking outlet open during the day so a detailed list is not given here.
    • Several shopping malls (but not all) have a closed off area in their food courts to allow dine-in consumption of takeaways. This only seems to apply in Dubai, not other emirates.
  • [Seems to apply to Dubai only, not Abu Dhabi or other emirates] Alcohol restrictions during Ramadan changed in 2016 to allow drinking during the day (inside licensed bars and restaurants). Same rules apply in 2017, although we found a couple of bars which, if open, did not allow alcohol consumption during the day, or drinks restricted to beer and wine only.
  • Places open for takeaways during the day will also do office or home deliveries if they normally do deliveries outside Ramadan.
  • [Move] IMG Worlds of Adventure indoor theme park restaurants open before Iftar: Coffee House, Boulevard Gourmet, Samosa House.
  • [Check, move] Dubai Parks and Resorts (Bollywood, Lapita Hotel, Legoland, Motiongate, Riverland): second hand information all F&B outlets closed daytime, not confirmed. Lapita Hotel might have something open.
    • Update: McDonalds Riverland open for takeaways but not dine-in? Other Riverland outlets all closed daytime? Lapita Hotel has pool bar or cafe open for dine-in (smoking area).
Daytime dine-in at Dubai shopping malls in Dubai
  • Al Ghurair Center (City), note there is no free parking allowance on weekdays (AED 15 per hour):
    • [Open] Food court has a curtained off area for dine-in, allowed from 10am apparently (not 12pm like other malls). Upper floor was a bit warm when we visited (a/c not working very well). Outlets open daytime: McDonald's, Pastarito Pizzarito, Tapa King, Wendy's.
    • [Open for takeaways] Chow King (not 24 hrs, changed to 0930-0300 during Ramadan, dine-in only after Iftar), Cinnabon, Jollibee (takeaways from 1000, delivery 1000-2200), Man'oushe Street (Manoushe St), Max's Restaurant, McDonald's (from 1200), Papa Johns pizza, Paul Cafe, Sangeetha (from 0730), Seattle's Best Coffee, Starbucks, Yakisate (shop across road from mall, not mall branch).
    • [Closed daytime] All The Perks, Chimney Cake Factory, Coffee Bike, Denny's, Dome Cafe, Illy Caffe, London Dairy, Second Cup, Wok & Go, most other outlets unless noted as open.
    • Al Ghurair Rayhaan by Rotana hotel has daytime dine-in breakfast (0630-1030) and lunch (1200-1500) buffets. Might be ok for coffee at other times. No bar (hotel is dry).
  • Aswaaq Umm Suqeim: The French Bakery open for takeaways, nothing for dine-in.
  • Burjuman Center: most F&B outlets closed until Iftar, some open for takeaways. Food court area closed for dine-in. We were told no sitting allowed in food court area daytime, but in some areas people were allowed to sit to rest, talk, write, read, use computer, etc (but not for F&B consumption). Unknown why the restriction applied to us (we were reading the mall map and making notes). Only dine-in options are:
    • Dome Cafe ground floor near Carrefour, small room for dine-in - usually their smoking area but no smoking daytime. Also no laptops allowed. Yes, really. They told us it was a municipality restriction on their license, which we find odd but that's what they said.
    • The Gallery Restaurant in the Arjaan by Rotana Hotel at the other end of the mall open daily from 0630-2230 Sun-Thu, 0630-1300 Fri-Sat (closed from 1300, yes, you cannot have afternoon tea or dinner there in weekends).
    • Vox Cinemas - can eat and drink in theatre, no restriction on age or gender or pregnancy status. But VOX Cinema food only, outside F&B not allowed.
    • [Open for takeaways and deliveries] 800 Degrees Pizza, California Pizza Kitchen, Chicken Tikka, Cold Stone Creamery, Costa Coffee, GRK Fresh Greek, Jollibee, KFC, Krispy Kreme Donuts, Marry Brown, McDonalds, Paul Restaurant & Bakery, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Subway, Tangerine Restaurant, Texas Chicken, Tim Hortons, Wrap Chic, Yo Sushi.
  • Deira City Centre: Food court area open for dine-in after 12pm, takeaways only from 1000-1200, no sitting down before 12pm (seriously, they're quite strict about it). Statement from mall: "27th May - 26th June, Shops: 10:00am to 1:00am, F&Bs: 10:00am to 2:00am"
    • [Open] All food court restaurants except London Fish & Chips, and McDonald's (closed for renovations).
    • [Open for takeaways in main mall area] Baskin Robbins, Caribou Coffee, Carluccio's, Cinnabon, Cold Stone Creamery, Colors Cafe, Costa Coffee, Dunkin Donuts (branch near cinema), P.F. Changs, Paul Cafe, Potbelly sandwiches, Starbucks (both food court and cinema outlets), Tim Hortons.
    • [Closed] Dunkin Donuts downstairs (upstairs near cinema is open), Pappa Roti. All full service restaurants except for PF Changs (takeaways only).
    • Vox cinemas open for food and drink consumption inside cinema theatres (no age or gender restriction as in Novo cinemas).
    • Pullman Hotel: Medley Restaurant open for meals and coffee dine-in, La Fabrique Sports Bar open for non-alcoholic drinks (changed from 2016) and smoking (no alcohol until 7 or 8 pm).
  • Dragon Mart:
    • Dragonmart 1: Nothing open for dine-in or takeaways (according to DM information counter). Level 1 food court was open in 2016 with partitioned area for eating takeaways?
    • Dragonmart 2:
      • [Open] Upstairs food court has a few outlets open: McDonald's (from 11am), KFC, Hardees. All other outlets closed (including Subway). There is a small partitioned area in the food court where you can sit and eat your takeaways. Outside the food court, Nuts Valley is the only other place we found open during the day, but it is not really a restaurant or cafe.
      • [Closed] Downstairs Geant Bistro, full service restaurants and coffee shops all closed, no takeaways, including Tim Hortons (usually open for takeaways in other malls) and Gloria Jeans. Food court outlets closed: Al Arrab, Ciao Ciao, Kababak, Subway, Texas Chicken.
  • Dubai Festival City: Upstairs food court area curtained off and most outlets open, serving takeaways which can be consumed in the food court area. Some cafes in main mall area open, most full-service restaurants closed until Iftar (no takeaways).
    • [Open in food court] All outlets except ones listed below ...
    • [Closed in food court before Iftar] Chinese Palace, Extreme Shawarma, London Fish & Chips, Pho Room, Thai Express, The Manhattan Fish Market.
    • [Open in main mall for takeaways (not complete)] Bareburger, Caffe Nero, Costa Coffee, Eately, Godiva, Magnolia Bakery, Paul Cafe, Peppermill (?), Starbucks.
    • [Closed in main mall area (not complete)] most full-service F&B outlets including California Pizza Kitchen, P.F. Changs.
    • Novo Cinema allows F&B consumption inside theatres for young children (below 10 yrs) and pregnant mothers only.
  • Dubai Mall: see The Dubai Mall.
  • Dubai Marina Mall: food court area open for dine-in with most outlets open (also in 2016). Main mall area some outlets open for takeaways (can eat and drink in food court area). Reel Cinemas no eating or drinking in theatres before Iftar.
    • Address Hotel Dubai Marina Mall
    • Pier 7: Cargo (from 1600, alcohol, smoking area), The Scene (from 1200, alcohol, smoking area), others closed until Iftar (Asia Asia, Atelier M, Abd El Wahab, Fume).
    • [Open for dine-in food court outlets] Assia in Wok, Baskin Robbins, Best Shawarma, Cafe Italia, Chickenow, Cinnabon, Doner & Gyros, McDonald's.
    • [Open for takeaways only daytime] Caffe Nero, Carluccio's, Five Guys, GBK (Gourmet Burger Kitchen), Le Pain Quotidien, Starbucks, Vivel Patisserie, Yo Sushi, Zafran.
    • [Closed until Iftar] Bistro des Arts, Burj Al Haman, Little More, Shakespeare & Co cafe.
  • Ibn Battuta Mall: Nothing for dine-in unless you go to the cinema, most food court stores Geant end open for takeaway and delivery, some food court stores in metro link open for takeaways. China court restaurants mostly closed before Iftar (Pizza Express open for takeaways). Paul cafe, Starbucks (not the central one) and Tim Hortons open for takeaway. Other cafes closed until Iftar. Novo cinemas allows women (they said any, not just pregnant ones ... but DFC Novo told us only pregnant women) and young children to eat and drink in movie theatres.
  • J3 Mall Umm Suqeim: Nothing open for dine-in, Tim Hortons and Cold Stone Creamery open for takeaways only.
  • Mall of the Emirates: Both food courts open for dine-in from 1200pm, takeaways only from 1000am. Some cafes open for takeaways (Starbucks). California Pizza open for takeaways, other restaurants in mall closed. Coffee Ground open in Brunswick Sports Club 0800-1600 (no smoking), Brunswick Sports Club open after that (smoking from 1700 permitted). Apres open from 1130am (smoking permitted). Vox Cineplex allows eating and drinking in cinema theatres.
  • Me'aisem City Centre (Meaisem): Nothing open for dine-in, takeaways and deliveries only (800 Degrees pizza, McDonald's, Starbucks, Subway, Tim Hortons). GRK closed daytime.
  • Mirdif City Center (Mirdiff): Both North and South food court areas open for dine-in. Might be takeaways only from 10am-12pm, not specified in statement supplied by MCC which says from 27th May to 26th June "... our opening hours will be from 10:00AM till 1:00AM for fashion stores and 10:00AM till 2:00AM for our F&B outlets."
    • North Food Court:
      • [Open] most outlets open, including Panda Express and Max Burger (but eat your takeaways inside the barriers).
      • [Closed] Baja Fresh, Hatam, Jungle Juice, London Fish & Chips, NYF (New York Fries), The Works Gelateria Italia, Vanellis (closed for renovations, but the South Food Court outlet is open).
    • South (central) Food Court:
      • [Open] Costa Coffee, Krispy Kreme, KFC, McDonald's, Nawab, Noon O Kabab (Noon & Kebab), Panda Chinese, Texas Chicken, Vanelli's, Wendy's.
      • [Closed] Fatburger (Fat Burger), Leil Nhar, Mandilicious, Papa Johns pizza, Popcornopolis, Thai Express.
    • Main mall area:
      • [Open] Vox Cinemas cineplex: can buy food (from them, not outside food) and consume inside cinema theaters. No restriction on age or gender (different from IBM Novo cinemas which does not allow single men to consume food and drink in cinema).
      • [Open for takeaways] Baskin Robbins (BR), Caffe Nero, Dalloyau Cafe (?) (Deira City Centre branch is closed daytime), Dunkin Donuts, Johnny Rockets, Le Pain Quotidien, Ocean Basket, P.F. Chang's (from 1100 or 1200), Paul Cafe, Starbucks.
      • [Closed] most outlets closed daytime including Cafe Bateel, Caribou Coffee, Gloria Jeans, La Brioche, etc.
  • Oasis Mall (Oasis Center): some food court outlets open for takeaways, no dine-in area in food court but ask and they'll direct you to where you can consume your takeaways.
    • [Open for takeaways] Bombay Chowpatty, Caribou Coffee, Jamba Juice, KFC, Krispy Kreme, McDonalds, Subway, Pizza Hut, Starbucks.
    • [Closed] Al Arrab, Baskin Robbins, Candelite, Chipstix, Gelato Divino, Jungle Juice, Magic Corn, Momo's Magic, Taj Spice, Thrill Zone Illy Cafe, Wok & Spice.
  • Outlet Village Mall (Jebel Ali, not Dubai Outlet Mall): only The Brass open for dine-in (and takeaways), all other outlets closed daytime (no takeaways either). Several reports say the food court is open daytime, this is incorrect.
  • Shindagha City Centre mall: food court has a sectioned off area for consumption of F&B takeaways, not many outlets open though.
    • [Open in food court area for dine-in] Chicking, McDonald's, Subway, Tapa King.
    • [Open for takeaways] Tim Hortons.
    • [Closed] Automatic, Bombay Chowpatty, Baskin Robbins, Dunkin Donuts, French Bakery, Kamat, London Dairy, Oriental Kitchen, Sbarro, Starbucks, Turkway. Esquires Coffee House closed permanently.
    • Vox Cineplex F&B can be consumed inside cinema theatres, no age or gender restriction.
  • Souk Al Bahar
  • Souk Madinat Jumeirah: Several places open for daytime dining, alcohol served from 12pm at some of them.
  • Sunset Mall (Jumeirah Beach Rd): Nothing open for dine-in or takeaways.
  • The Dubai Mall: Upstairs food court after 12pm (noon) for consumption inside, takeaways only before 12pm. Some coffee shop and other outlets in main mall area open for takeaways only.
    • [Open for dine-in consumption] Upstairs food court most outlets, including London Fish n Chips. Closed outlets: Cantina Mariachi, Jimmy the Greek.
    • [Open in main mall area for takeaways] Bloomingdale's Forty Carrots, Cafe Bateel (by the waterfall), Carluccio's, Eat Greek, Eataly, Eric Kayser, Five Guys, Galeries Lafayette food hall, Good Food Coffee & Bakery, IHOP Restaurant (from 0700), Le Pain Quotidien, Starbucks, Texas Roadhouse (from 1300), The Hummingbird Bakery, Tim Hortons (both cinema and ground floor outlets), Wafi Gourmet, Walter's Coffee Roastery (the Breaking Bad themed cafe), Yamanote Atelier.
    • Downstairs food court closed daytime, some outlets open for takeaways (yes you can take them to the upstairs food court and consume there ... after 12pm): Assia in Wok, Debonairs Pizza, Sushi Counter.
    • [Closed (incomplete list)] Caribou Coffee, Rainforest Cafe, Social House (?).
    • Metro Link: all outlets closed except for Candy Hearts, F Mart, WH Smith.
    • Reel Cinemas: consumption of food or drink inside cinema theatres not allowed for anyone. In 2016 was permitted for children only?
  • The Mall (opposite Burj Al Arab): Nothing for dine-in. Ayam Elezz open for takeaways (from 1100-Iftar), all other outlets closed until Iftar.
  • Times Square: most outlets closed daytime. Caribou Coffee and a couple of food court stores open for takeaways. No dine-in area for consuming your takeaways.
  • Wafi Mall and Wafi Center: food court has a sectioned off area for daytime dine in (new for 2017?)
    • [Open for food court dine-in] Aristocrat Restaurant, Marrybrown (Marry Brown), Papa John's pizza, Wok n Soup.
    • [Open for takeaways] Paul cafe, Wafi Gourmet.
    • [Closed] Biella, Burger Rebel, Cafe Martinez, Chicago's Original Grill, Mirchi Express, Rose Cafe, Shishu closed completely for Ramadan, Soho Grill, Starbucks, Stickhouse, Tutti Frutti. All other mall F&B outlets.
    • Khan Murjan Souk: Al Khan Al Qadeem open for takeaways?
    • Raffles Dubai hotel: Crossroads Bar (smoking area, coffee), Solo Italian Restaurant (lunch).
    • Wafi Center Pyramids: Asha's for lunch (1230-1500), Carter's Bar (from 1200) with alcohol and smoking areas, Thai Chi for lunch (1200-1500). Closed daytime outlets (open from Iftar unless otherwise indicated): Cactus Cantina (closed indefinitely), Club of Asia (COA) (closed for Ramadan?), Marco's (replaced Medzo?), Seville's, Vintage.
Daytime dine-in by area in Dubai
  • Arabian Ranches (2016 info): takeaways only, no dine-in?
  • Al Badaa: see Satwa.
  • Al Barsha (see also The Greens, Barsha Heights): generally no except 4-5 star hotels and Mall of the Emirates food courts.
    • Flora Hotel: Basil & Spice restaurant open 24 hrs for dine-in, Jamaica Blue takeaways only before Iftar. Free parking entrance at rear of building.
    • Holiday Inn: Lounge@Barsha closed, The Gem Garden open for dine-in, The Q Sports Bar open (from 1200, alcohol, smoking), The Royal Buddha closed for renovations.
  • Al Garhood (Al Garhoud): Maybe Dubai Festival City? Otherwise T1 or T3 at Dubai Airport.
  • Al Ghusais (Al Qusais), Al Nahda, Al Twar: no except 4-5 star hotels. Try DAFZA food court.
  • Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC):
  • Al Muhaisna: see Muhaisnah
  • Al Quoz: almost nothing found for dine-in ... sort of ... Oasis Center has an area for consumption of takeaways (some outlets open) if you ask nicely; Al Serkal Avenue art galleries might have a couple places open for dine-in. Takeaways (and deliveries if applicable): Lime Tree (0900-1500), some outlets at Time Square.
  • Barsha Heights (was TECOM area): hotels only, other outlets closed or takeways and deliveries only.
    • [Open for dine-in, 2017]
      • Al Dente Italian Restaurant (has smoking area).
      • [2016] Boutique 7 restaurant only.
      • [2016] Byblos Hotel Crown and Lion (but no bags or shopping allowed inside).
      • Somewhere Hotel: Nay (from 0630, alcohol, has smoking area), Somewhere Coffee Shop takeaways only, The Clavichord (from 1600, alcohol).
    • [Open for takeaways, 2017] Costa Coffee, German Doner Kebab, Manóushe, Nar (deliveries only, no takeaways), Prax's, Taqado Mexican Kitchen (from 0800 Sun-Thu, from 0900 Fri-Sat), Zaatar W Zeit.
    • [Closed] Lavazza (i-Rise Tower).
  • Bur Dubai (Al Ghubaiba, Al Hudaiba, Al Jafiliya, Al Raffa, Mankhool, and other areas near Dubai Creek): generally no, except 4-5 star hotels. See also Wafi Center Pyramids (some outlets open daytime in 2016). Maybe Burjuman Center? Shindagha City Centre food court in 2016.
  • Business Bay: 4-5 star hotels.
  • Deira (Abu Hail, Al Muteena, Al Ras, Al Rigga, Hor Al Anz, Muraqqabat): generally no, except 4-5 star hotels, Dubai Airport, DAFZ, and some shopping mall food courts (Al Ghurair City, Deira City Center).
    • Al Bustan Rotana Hotel (now Roda Al Bustan Hotel): only daytime dining option is Makan restaurant on ground floor for breakfast or lunch buffet.
    • Meridien Village (Le Meridien Hotel), Airport Rd, Garhoud: Dubliner's (from 1200, alcohol, smoking), Warehouse (from 1200, alcohol, smoking). Casa Mia (open from 6pm), Mahec (open after Iftar), Sukothai (open from 6pm). Jules Bar closed for Ramadan. Meridien Village Terrace closed for summer (opens again 21 Sep 2017).
  • Downtown Dubai: The Dubai Mall food courts, 4-5 star hotels.
    • [2016] The Pavilion on MBR Boulevard (Emaar Boulevard), daily 1000-0100.
  • Dubai Airport: See Dubai International Airport (DXB) or Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC).
  • Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZ, DAFZA) (free parking for 1 hr):
    • Food court open for dine-in, most outlets open daytime. Smoking area outside.
    • Cyrus Cafe open for daytime dine-in, open from 0900.
  • Dubai Design District (d3): most places open daytime Sun-Thu early morning to late afternoon, some open evenings till late, some open weekends (but very quiet on Fri-Sat). B1-B11 means Buildings 1-11. d3 website Ramadan hours appear to be inaccurate or out of date (maybe for 2016), some outlets open at times when website says closed.
    • [Open daily for dine-in] Chez Charles Restaurant (from 1200, check meal timings, smoking area in lounge), Molecule (open 1200-2400, smoking area outside), One Life Kitchen & Cafe (open 0800-2200?), The Light House (from 0800-2200 or 2300? check meal timings and Sat timings, alcohol, smoking area outside), Yui cafe and Japanese restaurant.
    • [Open for takeaways only] Toss'd (Tossed).
    • [Closed Fri, Fri-Sat, or not clear] Bazaar Cafe (closed weekends), Craft Cafe (closed Fri), Vicolo Italian Street Food B4 (not Viccolo, closed Fri-Sat during Ramadan?).
    • [Closed] Amorino gelato (closed during Ramadan), Coffeol (closed for Ramadan), The Espresso Lab (still under construction May 2017).
  • Dubai Healthcare City (2016 info): most places open daytime Sun-Thu but closed by late afternoon. Weekends don't count on it, many places are usually closed on Fridays.
  • Dubai International Airport (DXB):
    • Landside terminals T1, T2, and T3 outlets open 24hrs for dine-in (Costa Coffee, Le Pain Quotidien, Starbucks). Food courts in T1 and T3 also mostly open (Baskin Robbins closed daytime).
    • Airside everything open 24 hrs as normal, including alcohol.
  • Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) (2016): most places open.
    • [2016] Gramercy hours changed during Ramadan, is open from 0800 weekdays (Sun-Thu), 1200 on Fridays, 1500 on Saturdays.
  • Dubai Internet City (2016): most establishments open daytime. Food court outlets closed on Fridays except for Subway sandwiches (open 24 hrs) (2010).
  • Dubai Knowledge Park (Village, DKV, DKP) (2016): most establishments open daytime.
  • Dubai Marina (2017):
    • [Open for dine-in]
      • Dubai Marina: Marina Mall food court and Pier 7 - see Dubai Marina Mall in shopping mall list for details.
      • JBR: Thyme Restaurant (Al Fattan Towers), Wagamama (Al Fattan Towers).
      • Amwaj Rotana Hotel (JBR): JB's Gastropub (from 1500 Sun-Thu, 1200 Fri-Sat, alcohol, smoking area), Rosso from 1230 (?), Benihaha closed daytime, Horizon open for breakfast and dinner not lunch (?).
      • Ocean View Hotel (JBR): Girders first floor (from 1200, alcohol, smoking area) (but Girders Garden 2nd floor closed for Ramadan), Le Rivage (breakfast, lunch), Tribeca (from 1200, alcohol, smoking area).
    • [Open for takeaways]
      • Dubai Marina: Baker & Spice
      • JBR: Bob's, Butcher's Shop, Falafel, KFC, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Urban Lobster
    • [Closed daytime]
      • Dubai Marina: Costa Coffee (closed permanently), Golden Fork (closed indefinitely?), Gulnaz (closed for renovations).
      • JBR: Burger Fuel, Caffe il Roma, Cinnabon, Frankie's, India Palace, Pappa Roti, Seattle's Best Coffee.
  • [Check] Dubai Marina: Baker & Spice, Bistro des Arts, Eggspectation at The Beach, Fume at Pier 7, The Scene at Pier 7, Zero Gravity at Skydive Dubai.
  • Dubai Media City: most establishments open daytime.
    • [2016 info] 1762, Avec (Aurora Tower), Cafe Bateel, Circle Cafe, Little Bangkok, Little More, Lounge Cafe Italiano (Arenco Tower), Pascal Tepper, Sushi Counter, The Kebab Shop, The Noodle House (Gloria Hotel), Urban Bistro (CNN Building), Vapiano (Thuraya Tower).
  • Dubai Motor City (Motorcity): Nothing for dine-in, but Kickers Sports Bar nearby in Dubai Sports City is open for daytime eating and drinking.
    • The Ribbon: Most places open for takeaways and deliveries, none for dine in.
    • Following outlets open for takeaways (and deliveries if applicable): BBQ Delights, Bhoujan, Caffe Nero, Caribou Coffee, Cedar Tree, Hengchen, KFC, Little Bangkok, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Subway, Tomato & Basil, Wendys (but from 12pm not 7am)
    • Little Bangkok *not* open for dine in, takeaways and deliveries only.
    • The Cycle Hub *not* open for dine in according to them, takeaways and deliveries only.
  • Dubai Production City (IMPZ):
  • Dubai Sports City:
    • Kickers Sports Bar (Football Academy Building) open from 1200-0200 for daytime eating and drinking (opening time change from 1500 for Ramadan), smoking area outside only. Nathalie's open for takeaways only; Champs closed before Iftar.
  • Dubai Studio City and IMPZ (see separate entry for IMPZ):
    • Caporilli's Cafe by OptimalFitness open for dine-in Sun-Thu 0745-1800, Sat 0800-1300, closed Friday.
    • Circle Cafe open for dine-in daily from 0800-2200.
    • [Closed] Coffeeshop Company no longer in operation.
    • Costa Coffee open for dine in from 0800 Sat-Thu, closing time varies from 1600-1800, closed all day Friday.
    • Food court (behind BS 16): Subway 0900-2130 daily dine-in and takeaway, Freedom Pizza takeaway and delivery only. Outlets have different permits. [Closed] Dabbawala no longer operating?
  • Emaar Communities (Springs, Meadows, Emirates Hills, The Greens, The Lakes):
    • Jumeirah Islands:
    • Jumeirah Park Pavilion:
    • Meadows Village Centre (2016): Costa Coffee and Niloo's Restaurant takeaways and deliveries only, no dine-in.
    • Springs Town Center: Shakespeare cafe open daytime (was closed 2016?). Other outlets takeaways and delivery (Tim Horton's, Starbucks, McDonalds) (2016 info).
    • The Greens:
    • The Lakes: Reform Social & Grill at The Lakes (from 0700 not 0800 daily during Ramadan, bar from 1200, closing time 2400 or 0100).
  • IMPZ (International Media Production Zone) - see Dubai Production City.
  • International City: nothing open for dine-in, closest location try Dragonmart 2 or City Centre Mirdif. Outlets open for takeaways (and deliveries if they normally do that):
    • CBD: Subway the only place we found. Closed daytime: Chick Bait, Traffic Coffee Shop.
    • China cluster: Churrasco (from 0800), Coffee Bene Coffee Shop, (New) Golden Finger Restaurant (Ramadan hours given as 1600-0400, maybe dine-in, didn't ask), Lucky Panda Restaurant (from 1100), White Ice & Ice Coffee Shop.
    • Emirati cluster:
    • France cluster: Subway on CBD side of road.
    • Russia cluster:
  • Jebel Ali: The Galleries 1762 Cafe (closed Fri-Sat). JAFZA no information received.
  • Jumeirah (1, 2, 3, Al Safa, Al Wasl) (see also Umm Suqeim):
    • [2016] Starbucks on Sinyar Rd (takeaways only), Jumeirah 2.
  • Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR): see Dubai Marina.
  • Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT): most cafes and restaurants open daytime.
  • Jumeirah Village Circle, Triangle, Square, Rectangle, Rhombus, and other geometrical shapes: takeaways only during daytime, no dine-in outlets (2016 information).
  • Karama: nothing open daytime?
  • Mirdiff, Al Khawaneej, Al Mizhar: generally no except food courts at Mirdif City Centre.
  • Muhaisnah: no, maybe some takeaways. Nearest dine-in is City Centre Mirdiff.
  • Oud Metha (Umm Hurair): see Wafi Pyramids, Dubai Health Care City. Otherwise nothing or takeaways only except for 4-5 star hotels.
  • Palm Jumeirah: Club Vista Mare beach strip restaurants (Abyat, Aji, Breeze Beach Grill, Simply Italian). Barrel 12 (from 1600 so just barely daytime opening), Bidi Bondi (from 1200), Il Faro, Riva Beach, Senara, Sophie's Gastro Cafe
    • Golden Mile Galleria outlets closed or only open only for takeaways and deliveries.
  • Rashidiya (Rashidiyah, Al Warqaa, Umm Ramool): some takeaways, nearest for dine-in is Mirdiff City Centre food courts.
  • Satwa, Al Badaa (Al Bada'a): no, except 4-5 star hotels.
  • Sheikh Zayed Rd between Defense and Trade Center roundabouts: 4-5 star hotels or go to DIFC for dine-in. Several outlets for takeaways and deliveries. Shakespeare Al Saqr Tower open for dine-in.
  • Souk Madinat: several places open including restaurants serving alcohol.
  • TECOM: see Barsha Heights, DIC, DMC, Knowledge Park.
  • The Greens (Al Barsha), Greens Village Mall, Emaar Business Park: Nowhere found for daytime dine-in. Some places open for takeaways and deliveries: Bert's Cafe, Caribou Coffee, Costa Coffee, KFC (from 1200), Mashawi, Russo's Pizzeria, Starbucks (from 0700), Wagamama.
  • The Lakes, The Meadows, The Springs, Jumeirah Islands, etc: see Emaar Communities.
  • Umm Suqeim (and Al Manara): Souk Madinat, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Burj Al Arab. Other places only takeaways and deliveries.
Daytime dine-in list by name (if more than one location).
  • [2016] 1762 cafe: DIFC, DMC, and The Galleries open for dine-in (closed in weekends).
  • Carluccio's
  • Caffe Nero
  • [2016] Circle Cafe: DMC, DHCC, Studio City locations for dine-in. Other locations open for takeaways and deliveries.
  • Costa Coffee: most open for takeaways only, branches in free zones and Dubai Airport should be open for dine-in.
    • DNATA Sheikh Zayed Rd branch also open for dine-in (0700-1900 daily - check if open Fri)? Other EK Group locations might be open for dine-in (2010).
    • Freehold developments in Dubai (some) open for dine-in during the day (2010).
  • Dome Cafe: varies, some closed, some takeaways only. Burjuman Center ground floor has a small dine-in area, DIFC branch should be open for dine-in.
  • French Bakery: Knowledge Park Internet City branch in Al Sufouh open for dine-in, other branches closed or takeaways only.
  • Jones the Grocer: Dusit Thani Hotel SZ Road branch open for dine-in (24 hrs), other branches (Al Manara, Al Safa, Mirdiff) takeaways only.
  • La Brioche: Bay Avenue, Bay Square, Silicon Oasis open from 0800 for dine-in or takeaways only? Jumeirah Road branch closed early 2017?
  • Last Exit food truck areas:
    • Al Qudra Rd cycle path: all trucks closed daytime.
    • Sheikh Zayed Rd between Abu Dhabi and Dubai: most or all trucks open, dining hall has a section where F&B consumption is permitted daytime (some trucks don't seem to know this, they told us no F&B consumption allowed in dining hall daytime).
  • Lime Tree Cafe: outlets open for takeaways only.
  • [Error] Little Bangkok: some sources say all branches open for daytime dine-in but this is incorrect. Only the branches in Dubai Media City and JLT are open for dine-in (from 12pm), other branches open only for takeaways and deliveries during the day (from 12pm).
  • London Fish & Chips: most are closed daytime. Exceptions: Dubai Mall food court.
  • Mikel Coffee House: closed daytime except for Dubai Media City branch (opening times 0730-2100 during Ramadan).
  • More Cafe & Little More:
  • P.F. Chang's: open for takeaways only, from 12pm (noon) or 11am at the following locations: City Centre Mirdif, MOE, The Beach (JBR), The Dubai Mall. Other locations (Dubai Festival City, Outlet Village) closed daytime.
  • Paul Cafe: most (or all?) shopping mall outlets open for takeaways.
  • Reem Al Bawadi: outlets open daytime for takeaways only.
  • Shakespeare & Co cafes: most Dubai locations closed daytime. Daytime open at Souk Al Bahar, Springs Town Center Emirates Hills, Al Saqr Tower Sheikh Zayed Rd (near Al Attar Tower). All branches in emirates other than Dubai are closed for daytime dining, including Palm Jumeirah Golden Mile (was open in 2016).
  • Starbucks: Some (or most?) are open for takeaways (Wafi Center branch closed daytime). Branches in free zones should be open for dine-in.
  • Tim Hortons: Most (not all) outlets open for takeaways only. Outlets in free zones open for dine-in? Dragonmart 2 closed.
  • Vox Cinemas: Most locations in UAE allow consumption of F&B inside cinema theaters (purchased from their counters only) during the day. Some exceptions: Vox Nation Gallery mall in Abu Dhabi.

Other notes about opening times

  • Cycle Bistro Dubai Autodrome is *not* open for dine in during the daytime (takeaways and deliveries only). Some reports imply it is.

Other UAE emirates 2017 updates

  • Abu Dhabi: no alcohol served daytime anywhere, except for airport airside?

Abu Dhabi malls

  • Abu Dhabi Mall: food court has daytime dine-in section with most outlets open daytime. Hardee's is closed. Other mall restaurants and cafes closed or takeaways only.
    • [Open for food court dine-in]
    • [Takeaways only] Starbucks, Tim Hortons.
    • [Closed] Esquires.
  • [Nothing open for dine-in, except Vox cinemas] Abu Dhabi Marina Mall: most F&B outlets closed daytime, including Starbucks (no takeaways). Food court area closed entirely. Outlets open for takeaways: Five Guys, Tim Hortons.
  • [Nothing open for dine-in] Al Wahda Mall: most F&B outlets closed daytime, cinema open but no F&B consumption permitted daytime. A few places open for takeaways and deliveries: Burger King (only outlet open in food court), Paul Cafe, Tim Horton's. In mall extension: Famous Dave's, Galito's Chicken, Genghis Grill, Peppermill, Rosso's Pizzeria, Second Cup. Note that Starbucks and McDonald's are closed daytime (no takeaways).
  • [Nothing open for dine-in] Deerfields Mall: most F&B outlets closed daytime (including Starbucks), nothing open in food court. We found only two and a half outlets open for daytime takeaways: Johnny Rockets, It's A Grind Coffee House (from 1615), Tim Hortons.
  • [Nothing open for dine-in or takeaways?] Makani Mall Al Shamkha: McDonalds only open for deliveries, not takeaways. All other F&B outlets closed daytime?
  • [Nothing open for dine-in] Mushrif Mall: most F&B outlets closed daytime. A few open for takeaways: Chowking, Jollibee, Marrybrown, McDonald's, Starbucks, Tim Horton's. Note: Burger King and Subway closed daytime.
  • [Nothing open for dine-in, but adjoining St Regis Hotel has some outlets open] Nation Galleria mall (Nations Gallery, Nation Towers): most F&B outlets closed daytime. Vox Cinemas open for film screenings but no F&B consumption permitted before Iftar. Outlets open for takeaways: Organic Foods supermarket (bakery open but cafe closed entirely for Ramadan), Leopold's of London, Wafi Gourmet (WG).
  • The Galleria shopping mall, Al Maryah Island (Al Maraya): food courts open for dine-in (from 12pm?), most other F&B outlets open for dine in. Free parking (for now, might change after new mall opens).
    • Bateel Cafe (0730-2400), Cafe Milano open for dine-in (12pm-1am, no alcohol before Iftar), Dai Pai Dong (lunch only, 12pm-3pm?), Loca Restaurant and Bar (open for dine-in, smoking area, no alcohol before Iftar), Roberto's (lunch only, 12pm-4pm, smoking area).
    • [Conflict] Gossip Cafe & Desserts open for dine-in daytime (1100-2400, to 0100 Thu-Fri, Galleria information error says takeaway only before Iftar).
    • [Takeaways only] Leopold's of London "Ramadan Timing: 8am - Iftar (Delivery and take away only)".
    • [Not checked] Some outlets with timings: Costa Coffee (0800-2400, takeaway only?), Coya (12pm-5pm), Emporio Armani Caffé (1130-2400, to 0100 Thu-Fri, takeaway only before Iftar, Galleria information?), Magnolia Bakery (0800-2400), Nolu's (11am-3pm only?), Nusret (1100-2300), Sushi Art (12pm-12am), Taqado (12pm-12am), Zuma (1200-1530 lunch only?).
    • [Closed daytime] Burger Fuel (food court), Godiva Chocolate Cafe, Four Seasons Hotel Lobby Bar and other outlets, Chicago Butcher & Still.
  • World Trade Center Mall (WTC Mall), Al Markaziya:
    • [Open for dine-in] The Hub: Bu (smoking area, from 1200?), Jazz@PizzaExpress (1200-2400), Tamba (smoking area, 1200-0100?). [Closed until 6pm] Original Fusion.
    • [Open for dine-in] Food court area. Open outlets: Al Safeer (?), Dairy Queen, Doner & Gyros, KFC, McDonalds, Papa Murphy's pizza, Popeye's (?). Closed outlets: Which Wich sandwiches.
    • [Open for takeaways] Hanoi Naturally restaurant, Starbucks.
    • [Closed] Nando's, Romano's Macaroni Grill.
  • Yas Mall:
    • Food court open for dine-in from 10am (different from Dubai where most food courts, if open for dine-in, don't allow consumption before 12pm). Not all food court outlets open daytime (McDonalds closed until about 1700).
    • Vox Cinemas allows consumption of F&B inside cinema theatres (only if purchased from them), no age or gender restriction.
    • Only other dine-in location accessed from mall is Ristorante Cavallino in Ferrari World (can visit without buying FW ticket, ask at the counter).
    • A handful of places outside food court open for takeaways: All Day Minimart, Ben's Cookies (?), Galito's Flame Grilled Chicken (Cascade dining east, all other Cascade outlets closed), Le Pain Quotidien (from 0800), Paul's Cafe, Starbucks (downstairs near Ferrari World, and GF near H&M, not the one near First Floor food court). Almost all other F&B outlets in Yas Mall closed daytime. Tim Hortons in Shoe Gallery closed daytime.
    • [Error?] Toss'd (Tossed) (some sources say open for dine-in 1000-2400 but might be takeaways only before Iftar, or closed).

Abu Dhabi hotels. No alcohol served before Iftar. Some hotel bars have smoking areas.

  • Al Ain Palace: Kuya Juan (1100-1500).
  • Beach Rotana: Essence (from 0600 but check closing time, not open afternoon?), Prego's (0800-2330), Rodeo Grill (only for lunch 1230-1530?).
  • Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi: Cho Gao (12pm-12am), Ristorante Spaccanapoli (12pm-11pm), The Garden (breakfast 6am-11am, lunch 12pm-3pm).
  • Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara: Ingredients (breakfast only 0630-1030, no lunch?).
  • Fairmont Bab Al Bahr: Café Sushi (12pm-3pm), Frankie's (breakfast 0630-1030, lunch 1200-1530).
    • [Closed daytime] Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill listed as open by some sources, but only opens for dinner?
  • Four Seasons Hotel Al Maryah Island: Café Milano (12pm-1am, no alcohol before Iftar).
    • Crust, Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi. Daily from 6.30am to noon. 02 333 2600
  • Grand Millennium Al Wahda: Al Wahda All Day Dining Restaurant (breakfast buffet AED 126, lunch buffet AED 174, timings (?)), Club Lounge (from 6am for coffee, AED 24), Prime Okryu Restaurant (Korean, from 12pm?). Porters Pub and Sky Lounge Thirty One open after Iftar. Level One Bar & Lounge closed during Ramadan. Parking AED 50 per day, or park at Al Wahda Mall and walk (internal access only for hotel guests).
  • Hilton Abu Dhabi: Hemingway's (1200-2400), Hiltonia Beach Club Escape Restaurant and Pool Bar (0900-1800), La Terrazza (0630-2300).
  • Holiday Inn Downtown: La Piazza (breakfast 0600-1100, lunch 1200-1500).
  • InterContinental Abu Dhabi: Selections (breakfast 0630-1030, lunch 1230-1500).
  • [Conflicts] Jumeirah at Etihad Towers:
    • Nahaam (9am-11pm or 11am-11pm, bookings essential says hotel), Observation Deck at 300 (10am-7pm says hotel).
    • BiCE (lunch 1200-1500 or closed, check), Li Beirut (lunch 1200-1530 or closed, check), Lobby Lounge (0700-0100 or closed daytime, check), Rosewater (breakfast 0630-1100, lunch 1230-1530, or closed for lunch says hotel?).
    • Lobby Bar closed during Ramadan, Ray's Bar closed, Ray's Grill closed, Tori No Su closed.
  • Le Meridien Abu Dhabi: Latest Recipe (lunch only 1230-1530?).
  • Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi: Kuzbara (breakfast 0630-1100, lunch 1230-1500).
  • Park Rotana: Cooper's Bar and Restaurant (0900-0230), Ginger (breakfast only 0630-1030?)
  • Rosewood Hotel Al Maryah Island: Dai Pai Dong (12pm-3pm).
  • Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche: Turquoise Ballroom (breakfast 0630-1030, lunch 1230-1600).
  • Southern Sun Abu Dhabi: The Foundry (breakfast 6am-11pm, lunch 12pm-3pm).
  • The St. Regis Abu Dhabi: St. Regis Bar (8am-1am, food 12pm-1am), Cabana (11am-7pm), The Terrace on the Corniche (breakfast 6:30am-11am, no lunch except Friday Brunch 1pm-4pm), Villa Toscana (lunch 12pm-3pm), Azura Panoramic Lounge (closed daytime), Crystal Lounge (closed daytime), Tea Lounge (closed daytime). Information supplied by hotel. Other sources give conflicting (or out of date) information e.g. The St. Regis Bar (0800-0200), The Terrace on the Corniche (breakfast only 0630-1030).
  • The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort: 55&5th The Grill (closed for Ramadan), Olea (breakfast 0630-1100, lunch 1230-1500), The Manhattan Lounge (closed daytime), Pool & Beach (8am-8pm, non-alcoholic drinks from 9am, food from 12pm), Sontaya (closed daytime).
  • Westin Abu Dhabi: Fairways (from 0630 but check closing time, not open afternoons?), The Lounge (0700-2300).
  • Yas Plaza hotels (Yas Island Golf Plaza): Best buffet deal for lunch at Jing Asia Crowne Plaza (AED 85). Best for coffee, wifi, space, food, indoor smoking section, free parking is Amerigos at Park Inn.
    • Park Inn by Radisson (free underground parking): Amerigos Mexican bar and restaurant (1200-2300), dine-in, smoking area inside, no buffet lunch during Ramadan (?). Mint restaurant closed for renovations. Sands poolside bar?
    • Radisson Blu (free covered parking): Assymetri (lunch only 1200-1530). Belgian Beer Cafe Yas Island (open from 1700). Fast Track Cafe (lobby) and Filini closed daytime. Shams Pool Bar?
    • Centro Yas Island by Rotana (free covered parking): C.Deli (24 hrs, snack shop, take away sandwiches and coffee to curtained off C.Mondo or C.Taste restaurant areas to consume). C.Mondo bar has smoking area but not serving food or drinks daytime, terrace area closed for Ramadan. [Conflict in information provided] C.Taste restaurant closed for Ramadan, or open only for breakfast buffet 0600-1030?
    • Crowne Plaza Yas Island (valet parking only): Jing Asia (breakfast buffet 0600-1030 (1100 Fri-Sat), AED 125; lunch buffet 1230-1600, AED 85 Ramadan special offer; al la carte menu also available (?)). Stills Bar & Brasserie (0800-1800 Views cafe menu, 1200-1900 Sundowners Pool menu, 1900-2400 or 0200 [conflict] Stills Bar menu, smoking area). Views Lobby Lounge (closed daytime but Views F&B selection inside Stills Bar 0800-1800). Barouk closed daytime. Sundowner Pool Bar - see Stills Bar.
    • Staybridge Suites:
    • Yas Island Rotana (free covered parking): Aquarius pool bar F&B service 1100-2100. Choices restaurant: breakfast buffet 0630-1030, lunch buffet 1200-1500 (>30 guests) or a la carte menu (<30 guests), a la carte menu 1500-1800). Blue Grill, Island Cafe (lobby), Rangoli, Y Bar, all closed daytime, open for dinner after Iftar.
  • Yas Viceroy: Amici Italian restaurant (smoking outside). Latitude pool area (Skylite?) on rooftop (indoor cafe, outdoor smoking, open 0800-2000, food service 1200-1900). Atayeb restaurant, Longitude, Rush nightclub closed for Ramadan. Kazu restaurant closed until 01 Aug 2017. Other restaurants open after Iftar?

Abu Dhabi areas and other names or locations

  • Abu Dhabi Country Club: Mondo Pizzeria (1200-0200).
  • Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH):
    • Airside everything open as normal 24 hrs/day, except alcohol not available daytime?
    • Arrivals T1 & T3: Illy Espressamente closed daytime.
    • Terminal 1 landside: Culto Cafe open 24 hrs, between T1 and T3, departures level.
    • Terminal 3 landside: Camden Food Co, departures level. [Not checked] Panapolis Bar?
    • Terminal 2 landside: Cinnamon City Restaurant closed daytime.
    • Premier Inn: Costa Coffee open (24 hrs) for daytime dine-in, Nuevo restaurant (smoking area outside) open daytime for buffet breakfast AED 55 and buffet lunch AED 75, also a la carte menu. Lounge One Bar?
    • Skypark Plaza: All outlets, including La Brioche, closed daytime, also closed for takeaways (Caffe Ritazza, Hatam, McDonald's, O'Briens), but Starter Supermarket open. Or keep walking to Premier Inn downstairs.
  • Al Bandar Marina: Bricco Pizza & Pasta open daytime dine-in. Nolu's open daytime dine-in (1100-1700 a la carte menu, not 11am-3pm as given originally). Sushi Counter (takeaways only daytime). Man'oushe Street (takeaways only daytime). Tiki Lounge closed daytime (error: 12pm-12am given in some sources is incorrect, Ramadan timings are 7pm-2am). Free parking only for 1 hr, AED 3 per hour after that.
  • Al Muneera: Costa Coffee (takeaways only daytime), Hanoi Restaurant & Cafe (open for dine-in daytime), Jones the Grocer (open for daytime dine-in), La Brioche (0730-1330, closed afternoons until Iftar). Other outlets all closed daytime.
  • Al Raha: see Al Bandar, Al Muneera, Al Raha Beach, Al Raha Gardens, Al Zeina.
  • Al Raha Gardens: Circle Café (8am-11pm).
  • Al Khalidiya: Delecto (1200-0100), The Third Place (0830-2230).
  • Al Zeina: Andiamo (9am-11pm), Cafe Firenze (7am-11pm), Nando’s (1200-2400) all open for daytime dine-in. Dolmabahce Turkish Restaurant closed daytime. Dandana Gourmet (Dandana EFCO?) very closed ... or opening soon according to a FB page and website at dandana6.wixsite.com/dandana, but looks like a construction site in Jun 2017.
  • Eastern Mangroves: Carluccio's, First Clique Cafe (1200-2400), Flooka (1200-2330).
  • Khalidiya Village: Living Room Cafe (0900-2300).
  • Masdar City:
    • Siemens building: Jim's Kitchen Table (dine-in 9am-9pm, 7 days), F-mart open (grocery store). Il Cafe di Roma closed daytime (or closed weekends).
    • Buildings behind Siemens, open for dine-in (parking free but hot walk to and around buildings): Barbacoa Mexican Restaurant (10am-10pm, 7 days), Caribou Coffee, Papparoti, Spinney's Cafeteria, Sumo Sushi & Bento (11am-11pm, 7 days). Other outlets closed daytime: Cafe Cento (or closed indefinitely), Just Falafel (closed or couldn't find it), Osha Emirati Gourmet, Quiznos Sub (closed indefinitely).
    • IRENA building: Melius closed when we visited (on a Saturday), but we were told open Sun-Thu 0800-0200 for daytime dine-in, security check to enter building similar to an airport.
  • Saadiyat Island: Fanr at Manarat Al Saadiyat (1000-2230), Hawksbill at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club (0630-2200), Safina at Saadiyat Beach Club (12pm-10pm).
  • Souq Qaryat Al Beri (parking complicated or expensive, free parking in the sun across the road; security or parking attendants told us everything was closed daytime which is incorrect):
    • [Open for daytime dine-in] Abd El Wahab (smoking area), Azzuro (smoking area (?)), Noodle House (12pm-12am), Sho Cho (12pm-1am).
    • [Open for takeaways] Bateel (confectionery, not coffee or meals), Burger Fuel, Camel Cookies, Godiva Chocolatier (confectionery not dining), Souq Planet (supermarket), Starbucks.
    • [Closed daytime] Entrecot Cafe de Paris, Finyaal Cafe, Il Caffe di Roma, Milas Cafe, The Meat Company, Ushna.
    • Baskin Robbins closed indefinitely, or not open yet.
    • [Unknown] Choco-La (not found in SQAB list or mall), Kuttab Cafe (not found in SQAB list or mall), Left Bank Lounge & Bar (in SQAB list but didn't find in mall), Saj Al Qarya Cafe (spelling (?), can't find in mall listing but found in mall, closed daytime whatever it's called).
  • Yas Island:
    • Ferrari World Ristorante Cavallino (can access without FW ticket), Yas Mall food court (see entry in mall list), Yas Plaza hotels and Yas Viceroy hotel (see entries in hotel list).
    • Hickory's Sports Bar at Yas Links Golf Club (0630-2400), Stars & Bars at Yas Marina (1500-0300).
  • Zayed Sports City: The Sportsman's Arms (0800-0200).

Abu Dhabi outlet names

  • Caffe Nero: open daytime at The Galleria.
  • [?] Carluccio's, some locations open daytime: Eastern Mangroves (11am-12am), Galleria Mall (12pm-12am).
  • Hanoi Naturally Vietnamese restaurant: Al Muneera (Al Raha) open daytime. Other locations unknown: WTC center (moved from Khalifa street Al Markaziyah), Boutik Mall Al Reem Island, Dubai JLT, Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab.
  • Jones the Grocer: Al Khalidiya (1130-2300 Sun-Wed, 0900-2300 Thu-Sat), Al Mamoura (0900-2300 Sun-Wed, 1000-2200 Thu-Sat), Al Muneera (0900-2300 Sun-Wed, 1000-2300 Thu-Sat), Al Raha Gardens (1130-2230 Sun-Wed, 1000-2200 Thu-Sat), Etihad HQ (0700-1600 daily).
  • La Brioche, some locations, timings vary?
    • [Open for dine-in daytime] Al Muneera (0730-1330 only), Khalidiya Corniche (from 0600, corner Beeshan St and Al Shoulah St), Najda St (from 0700 or 0800 (?), smoking area upstairs). ADNEC, Amaya Reem Island, Boutik Mall, Danat (Danet?), Khalifa City A, Khalifa Street?
    • [Open for takeaways only daytime] Liwa Village (from 0600). Al Seef Mall, Mazyad Mall?
    • [Closed daytime] Abu Dhabi Marina Mall, Al Wahda Mall, Deerfields Mall, Majlis Grand Mercure Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi Mall, Dalma Mall, Golf Gardens, Khalidiyah Mall, Sas Al Nakhl, Sky Park?
  • McDonald's: takeaways and deliveries only?
  • Paul's Cafe: most or all locations open for takeaways only?
  • Shakespeare & Co Cafe: closed daytime?
  • Starbucks: some locations, takeaways only or closed daytime.
  • Subway: closed daytime?

Ajman

  • City Centre Ajman mall some outlets for takeaways but no dine-in area in food court. Vox Cinemas permitted to eat and drink inside cinema theatres (no age or gender restriction). Statement from mall (FB) says (but note that most F&B outlets are not open at all before Iftar, and the handful that are, are only open for takeaways):
    • "Saturday May 27 - Saturday June 17, Shops: 10:00am to 1:00am, F&Bs: 10:00am to 2:00am"
    • "Sunday June 18 - Saturday July 1, Shops: 10:00am to 2:00am, F&Bs: 10:00am to 3:00am"

Sharjah - day time dine-in not possible anywhere except perhaps airport (airside), Sharjah Wanderers, maybe 4-5 star hotels.

  • City Centre Sharjah mall some outlets open for takeaways but no dine-in area in food court. Statement from mall (FB) says (but note that most F&B outlets not open at 10am):
    • "Saturday May 27 - Saturday June 17, Shops: 10:00am to 1:00am, F&Bs: 10:00am to 2:00am"
    • "Sunday June 18 - Saturday July 1, Shops: 10:00am to 2:00am, F&Bs: 10:00am to 3:00am"
  • Matajer Sharjah mall statement says mall opening times for Ramadan are 1000-1200 Sun-Wed, 1000-0100 Thu & Sat, 1400-0100 Fri, but no specific information on F&B outlets, or whether dine-in or takeaway. Assume no dine-in.
  • My City Centre Nasseriya shopping mall, same information given as for Matajer Sharjah.

2016 updates for Dubai

Archive page at: Ramadan in Dubai 2016.

General information (last update 2013 but mostly still valid)

  • Exception is the lifting of restrictions on alcohol sales during the day in Dubai, in 2016.

Supermarkets, hotels, gas stations, shopping malls in Dubai and UAE during Ramadan

  • In general, supermarkets, service stations and similar outlets in the UAE are open during the day during Ramadan, and will sell food and drink (but not for consumption on the premises, in your car, or in public).
  • Supermarkets in Dubai, and service stations, have pies, prepared meals, salads, sandwiches, snacks.
  • Large high end 4 or 5 star hotels in Dubai and Abu Dhabi will usually have daytime dine-in facilities and room service, some hotel pool areas might also allow food and drink (but no alcohol during the day).
  • [Update, from 2014 or 2015, larger malls close off food courts and allow dine-in eating] Larger shopping malls in Dubai might have takeaway facilities from food court restaurants and other cafes but few, if any, will have dine-in facilities open during the day. Mall of the Emirates at the Ski Dubai end, and The Dubai Mall Food Court (in 2011; but not in 2012 or 2013; open again from 2015 for dine-in) are a couple with dine-in areas that we know of.
  • Food court areas might have some outlets that allow takeaways. Only likely in larger malls in Dubai.
  • Some drive-thru (and non-drivethru) fast food outlets like Burger King or McDonalds in Dubai (but probably not other emirates) for takeaways.
  • In other emirates, especially Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain, it will be difficult to find anywhere to eat or drink during the day. A supermarket or service station will be the only likely places, but not for dine-in, and perhaps Fujairah hotels on the East Coast, and Ras Al Khaimah hotels.
  • [Update, from 2016 bars in Dubai serve alcohol during the day] No establishments anywhere in the UAE will serve alcohol during the day during Ramadan, at least not that we've heard of, except airside only at Dubai airport. Unknown if also at Abu Dhabi airport or Sharjah airport.
  • Young children (up to about 11 or 12 years old) can eat and drink in public during the day since Muslim children are not required to fast before puberty, although some do, or fast for part of the day. But try and be discreet about it - find a quiet corner in a food court rather than walk through the middle of a shopping mall with your sprogs slurping on an ice cream.

Individual hotels and outlets within hotels are not listed since most 4 and 5 star hotels in Dubai will have somewhere open during the day.

*[update needed] See also the coffee shops open Ramadan during the day in Dubai topic in the forum.

[Archive] List of cafes, coffee shops, restaurants open daytime during Ramadan in Dubai

Year of validity in brackets, will be updated if information supplied, don't count on outlets being open during current Ramadan even if they were previously.

Food and drink outlets open during the day during Ramadan will not always be obvious. This is to be discreet, not because it's illegal - a special licence is needed from the Dubai Municipality to operate for dine-in during daylight hours in Ramadan (costs about AED 5,000 or AED 10,000 in 2010?).

Some places (very few actually, we only found one or two) might let you consume takeaways on the premises even if closed for normal dine-in, but we don't want to name them specifically since we're not sure if that's legal or not.

[Changed in 2016] No alcoholic drinks served anywhere in Dubai before 8pm during Ramadan 2013 (except airside after customs and immigration at Dubai Airport).

  • Asha's (2013) (Indian restaurant) - Wafi Center Pyramids, open 1230-1500 and 1930-2400, tel +971-4-3244100.
  • Bistro Madeleine (2013), Intercontinental Hotel Dubai Festival City, open 1200-1500 and 1800-2300, tel +971-4-7011127.
  • Boulevard Cafe (2014) - closed for renovations during Ramadan in 2014. Previous info (2013): on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (was Emaar Boulevard), next to Al Manzil Hotel, Downtown Dubai (Old Town Dubai) - open 0700-0100 during Ramadan, French food and coffee, smoking area outside (hot but shaded).
  • Cactus Cantina (2013) - Wafi Center Pyramid, open 1200-2400 food and drinks (non-alcoholic before 8pm), smoking area at bar.
  • Downtown Dubai and Old Town Dubai (2013) - Boulevard Cafe Al Manzil Hotel open for dine in during Ramadan, Starbucks and 800 Pizza open for takeaways only before Iftar. Al Manzil Hotel, Vida Hotel, The Address Hotel, have daytime dine in restaurants or cafes.
  • Dubai Airport - food and drink outlets in the departures terminals after customs and passport control are open 24 hrs, also the public food court area in Terminal 1, and Costa Coffee outlets in T1 and T3. Not clear if outlets open during the day in T2 (assume not unless you have information otherwise). Burger King. Subway, and the Indian restaurant in T3 departures area also open, with sectioned off eating area for dine in. Alcohol available at McGettigan's (previously the Irish Village) in T1 after passport control (2012)?
  • Dubai Festival City - some food court restaurants possibly open for takeways (2010). Hard Rock Cafe open from 1200 (2013)? Bistro Madeleine in the Intercontinental Hotel (2013).
  • Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) - Automatic Restaurant (1100-2000), Costa Coffee (0700-2100 Sun-Thu, 0700-1400 Sat, closed Fridays), Cafe Supreme (0900-1600), Caribou Coffee (0900-1500), Emmanuel Cafe (0900-1700), Starbucks (0700-2200, closed Fridays during Ramadan). Most or all outlets probably closed on Fridays (2010). Sino Chai, Building 27, open Tue-Sun 1130-1600 and 1830-2200, tel +971-4-4355650 (2013).
  • Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) - most, or all, coffee shops and restaurants open for dine-in behind yellow curtains during the day (curtains opened after Iftar) to shield gluttonous diners from public view. Some outlets closed on Fridays and/or Saturdays. Subway is open 24 hours 7 days per week. DIFC smoking area not available in 2013 (was available up to 2012?). Caramel closed completely for Ramadan 2013. Gramercy open daytime Sun-Fri (closed Sat) although DIFC reception might tell you it's closed (no alcohol but can smoke inside during the day), Wheeler's open 1000-0200 daily (no alcohol before 8pm).
  • Dubai Knowledge Village - some or all food court restaurants and cafes open (2009).
  • Dubai Mall - see The Dubai Mall.
  • Dubai Marina (2013) - Thyme Restaurant Oasis Beach Tower.
  • Dubai Media City - food court outlets open, but not on Fridays. Smoking tent or area (2008)? Sushi Counter (2013) open every day (not sure about Fridays)?
  • Golf Clubs in Dubai - unknown for 2013, maybe some of them.
  • Friday Brunch at Emirates Golf Club and other hotels / clubs. No alcohol served at brunches during Ramadan (2009).
  • Hardees (2013) - some or all outlets open for drivethru and takeaways.
  • Hofbräuhaus (2013) JW Marriott Dubai, Deira - open 0900-2400 daily, tel +971-4-6077977.
  • KFC (2013) - some outlets open daytime for takeaways only (from 1200, not 1000 as advertised).
  • Limetree Cafe (2013) - Al Quoz cafe open? For takeaways only (unconfirmed)?
  • Limetree Cafe (2011) - Ibn Battuta, Jumeirah, Media City Lime Tree cafés closed during Ramadan. Al Quoz cafe open for takeways from 0800-1800 every day. Gourmet to Go in Media City open 0730-1600 Sunday to Thursday (next to the Limetree Cafe in Media City). Catering available Sat-Thur 0900-1800, tel +971-4-3256325, email catering@limetreecafe.ae (email 01 August 2011).
  • Madinat Jumeirah - see Souk Madinat Jumeirah.
  • Mall of the Emirates (MOE or MOTE) (2013) - some food court outlets and cafes for takeaways only. Cheesecake Factory open for takeaways only before Iftar. More Cafe closed before Iftar. For dine in, only Salomontini (tel +971-4-3475844) and Karam Beirut at the Ski Dubai end. Apres closed before Iftar, Saint Maxim closed for renovation and renaming (to Saint Tropez). Or walk through to the Kempinski Hotel - Aspen open 24 hrs for dine in, 1792 bar open for coffee etc (smoking permitted).
  • McDonald's (2013) - some outlets open for takeaways and drivethru only from 1000 or 1200 until Iftar. Closed completely from about 0400 until 1000 or 1200.
  • Medzo Italian restaurant (2013) - Wafi Center Pyramids, open for lunch, tel +971-4-3244100.
  • Mirdiff City Center (2013) - some food court restaurants open for takeaways only. No dine-in facilities before Iftar.
  • More Cafe (2013) - not all of them. Gold & Diamond Park (near First Gulf Bank metro station) open 0700-1900 tel +971-4-3234350, and DIFC branches open daytime in 2013. 2009 info: Al Murooj Residence and Hotel open, Gold & Diamond Park on SZR open (0800-1830) or closed (conflicting information, not checked), Al Garhoud location unknown.
  • Old Town Dubai - see Downtown Dubai.
  • Palm Island Jumeirah (2013) - The Burger Joint in Atlantis Resort.
  • Shakespeare & Co cafes - All branches closed daytime Ramadan 2013 (Shakespeare FB says "Our branches will be open from Iftar until after midnight throughout Ramadan" - 09 Jul 2013).
  • Souk Madinat Jumeirah (2013) - almost everything closed for dine-in during the day, only Toscana Italian restaurant open for daytime dining - opening hours 1200-2400, Noodle House closed daytime, opens at Iftar. Some outlets open for takeaways only - Costa Coffee, Dome Cafe, Starbucks. Places look closed, you'll have to search a bit for the entrance - try some closed doors.
  • SpinDubai (Spin Dubai) (2013) - ping pong table tennis (100 dhs for 30 minutes) with your drinks, lounge bar. Open 1300-1600 and 2000-2400 (until 0200 Wed, Thu, Fri). Smoking permitted daytime.
  • Starbucks (2013) - some outlets open daytime for takeaways only (unless in one of the free zones where shops are open for dine-in e.g. DIFC). The drivethru Starbucks on Jumeirah Beach Rd (Umm Suqeim area) is open for takeaways, dine-in closed before Iftar.
  • Sushi Counter (2013) Dubai Media City CNBC Food Court - open 1100-2400 daily (Fridays?) tel +971-4-3751096.
  • TECOM (2013) - Byblos Hotel Crown and Lion bar open 1100-0130, tel +971-4-448800. Media Rotana Hotel Nelson's Bar open 1200-1530 and 2000-0230, tel +971-4-4350000.
  • Thai Chi restaurant (2013) Wafi City Pyramids - open 1200-1500 for Thai buffet lunch AED 119 dhs including drinks (non-alcoholic), and a-la-carte.
  • The Burger Joint (2013), Atlantis Jumeirah Palm Island, open 1100-2200 Sat-Wed and 1100-2300 Thu-Fri, tel +971-4-4262626.
  • The Dubai Mall (2013) - some food court restaurants for takeaways (Burger King, Charlie's Subs, McDonalds, etc). The upstairs food court seating area is not available (was closed off for eating takeaways only in 2010). Some of the other outlets might be open for takeaways (Costa Coffee?). All outlets in Souk Al Bahar closed during the day (including Shakespeare Cafe - was open in previous years, not in 2013).
  • Thyme Restaurant (2013), Oasis Beach Tower Dubai Marina, open 1230-1530 and 1900-2300, tel +971-4-3154200.
  • Tim Hortons cafes and coffee shops (2013) - some or all outlets open for takeaways only during the day. Sheikh Zayed Road and JBR The Walk have 24 hr outlets.
  • Toscana Restaurant (2013) - in Souk Madinat Jumeirah, open daily from 1200-2400 during Ramadan, tel +971-4-3666730, entrance is not so obvious, try a couple of doors.
  • Vivel Patisserie - open for takeaways only. Some locations serve coffee. Jumeirah Beach Rd location (La Plage Apartments) serves food (sandwiches, breakfast, etc) and drinks for takeaway only, tel +971-4-3443232, open 0730-midnight, maybe 0730-0200 Thu-Fri during Ramadan.
  • Wafi City (2013) - Marry Brown Chicken (Merry, Mary) in the upstairs food court open for takeaways only, no dine-in facilities anywhere. Nearby The Pyramids has a few outlets that are open - Carter's from 1100-0100 (smoking ok), tel +971-4-3244100. Ashas Indian restaurant (not all day though). SpinDubai 1300-1600 daytime (smoking area). Medzo Italian restaurant for lunch +971-4-3244100. Cactus Cantina 1200-2400 (smoking area). Thai Chi 1200-1500 for lunch. Sevilles Spanish tapas bar and Vintage wine and cheese bar closed daytime during Ramadan.
  • Wox (2013) (noodles) Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha - open 1200-2330 daily, tel +971-4-3172222.

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2016 updates for Abu Dhabi city

2016 updates for Al Ain (and other AUH emirate locations), Ajman, Fujairah, RAK, Sharjah, UAQ

2015 updates for Dubai

Ramadan 2015 forum daytime dining topic.

  • In smaller shopping malls with no dine-in area during the day, ask nicely at one of the outlets selling takeaways and they might direct you to the staff canteen area where you can sit and consume your purchase. Don't expect this to be the case at all shopping malls, especially not the larger malls. It seems to be the exception rather than the rule.
  • Information about opening times can be confusing or inconsistent. As is information about what is legally permitted. Some sources will say nothing is open daytime except in 4 and 5 star hotels, some will say there are secret places which are open daytime but they are not allowed to inform customers about timings (not even on Facebook or Twitter). Clearly some degree of information is permitted since UAE based magazines and newspapers publish lists of places which are open daytime. And many or most places in free zones are open normal hours during the day for dine-in.
  • Outlets open in DMCC areas (Jumeirah Lakes Towers) are required to post the Ramadan operating licence in a public place, on which it clearly says the establishment is permitted to offer dine-in facilities as long as they are not visible to the public unless they enter the premises.

Daytime dine-in locations by name (short list, see next list by area for more places)

  • Atlantis Hotel - see Palm Jumeirah.
  • Baker and Spice Dubai (ref FB 17 Jun 2015):
    • Souk Al Bahar: 8am - 7pm take away. 7pm - 11pm dine in (normal service). SAB branch also open for dine-in even though it looks closed.
      Souk Al Manzil: 8am - 7pm take away. 7pm - 11pm dine in (normal service).
      Dubai Marina: 7pm - 11pm dine in (normal service).
      Take away and home delivery details to be announced soon.
  • Four Seasons Resort Jumeirah Beach Rd (tel +971-4-2707777 - check, looks incorrect, is a Deira number):
    • Coya (Peruvian restaurant), open 1230-1530 for lunch daily, tel +971-4-3169600.
    • Hendricks bar, open 1300-0200 for drinks and snacks (no alcohol before Iftar).
    • Suq, open 0630-1130 for breakfast, 1300-1600 for lunch.
  • Jones the Grocer, conflicting information provided, seems to be closed or takeaways and deliveries only in Dubai, takeaways or dine-in in Abu Dhabi. FB page announced Abu Dhabi 0900-2230 (some stores vary) and Dubai Iftar-0200:
    • Abu Dhabi: Al Mamoura from 0800 (1000 weekends), Al Muneera from 0830 (1000 weekends), Al Raha Gardens from 1000, Khalidiyah from 1000 (0900 weekends).
    • Dubai: Al Manara from 0930, Al Safa from 0800.
  • Jumeirah Beach Hotel: Dhow & Anchor 1200-0100, La Veranda 1100-2230 (2330 on Thu, Fri), Villa Beach 1200-2330.
  • La Brioche cafes: Jumeirah Beach Rd in Dubai open 0800-0100 (upstairs), tel +971-4-3387110 (other Dubai locations closed for daytime dine-in), some in Abu Dhabi open for daytime dine-in (see below Abu Dhabi cafes heading).
  • Subway - some (not all) open for takeout and deliveries. Free zone locations open for dine-in.

By area

  • Al Ghurair Center shopping mall - very small closed off seated area in food court for eating of takeaways. Standing room only in evenings and weekends. Only a couple of food court restaurants open - KFC, Charley's Subs, McDonald's. And a couple of other places in the mall - Paul's.
  • Al Wasl Square - most cafes and restaurants closed daytime. Some shops closed daytime or open later. Subway and Mooyah Burgers open for takeaway and delivery, Tim Horton's open for takeaway (no delivery).
  • Deira City Center - food court at other end from metro entrance open for dine-in, most food court outlets open but Starbucks next to food court (and Starbucks at metro end) closed, go downstairs from food court to Dunkin Donuts to get a coffee. A few other outlets in the mall open for takeaways during the day - Tim Horton's, Color Cafe, Paul's.
  • DIFC most establishments have normal opening times with daytime eating and drinking. Some places with timings changed e.g. Gramercy.
    • 1762 Gourmet Deli Company Cafe, open 0700-1800 Sun-Thu, closed Fri, Sat.
    • Gramercy opening times changed during Ramadan [confirmed]: Sun-Thu open 0830-2400, Fri 1200-2400, Sat closed. Some sources say Sat 1600-2400, this is incorrect. Smoking area. Tel +971-4-4377511.
    • Mint Leaf of London, open 1200-1400.
    • Noodle House, daily 1100-2330?
    • Zuma DIFC branch, daily 1230-0330. Closed Fridays?
  • Downtown Dubai:
    • Baker and Spice, Souk Al Bahar, daily 0800-2300 [confirm times], tel +971-4-4252240. Note FB page says open for takeaways only but SAB branch is open for dine-in. Knock on the door if no one standing outside to let you in.
    • Manzil Hotel
    • Palace Hotel: Ewan restaurant, no smoking.
    • Vida Hotel, Downtown Dubai: La Serre Bistro and Boulangerie, open all day for dine-in breakfast, lunch, dinner, tel +971-4-4286969. Bistro upstairs has a smoking area.
  • Dubai Healthcare City, Umm Hurair. Food court area locations should be open as usual (Building 64, Block C):
    • Circle Cafe open 1000-1730? Tel +971-4-4-3621944.
  • Dubai Mall: Food court open for dine-in from 1200 (not before). A few other places open for takeaways (can eat and drink them in the food court area) including Tim Horton's, Costa Coffee.
  • Dubai Media City (DMC):
    • Avec, Aurora Tower, open 1100-0300 daily for dine-in. Tel +971-4-4303700.
    • Little More Cafe, Business Central Towers, Sun-Thu 0800-2100, Fri-Sat 0900-1900, tel +971-4-4200100.
    • Noodle House, daily 1100-2330?
    • [??] Pascal Tepper French Bakery, near Dubai Islamic Bank and Radisson Blu Hotel (Building 6), open 0700-2100, tel +971-4-4542408. Abu Dhabi branch (IPIC Tower, IPIC Square) no information.
    • Urban Bistro, daily for dine-in, delivery, takeaways 0900-1800 (ref FB 10 Jun 2015 and again 17 Jun 2015). Other sources say 0730-1800 or 0700-1800 (error), some sources say not open for dine-in (error or misleading)?
  • Dubai Marina
    • [?] Favorite Things children's play area, Dubai Marina Mall, open Sun-Wed 0900-2100, Thu-Sat 0900-2200, tel +971-4-4341984. For mothers and children only.
    • [?] Movenpick Hotel, JBR
  • Dubai Marina Mall - except for Favorite Things (cafe open daytime for mothers with small children?), takeaways and delivery only from a limited number of outlets. McDonald's, Chickenow, Le Pain Quotidien, Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) (?), Vivel Patisserie. All outlets in Pier 7 restaurant tower closed until Iftar.
  • Dubai Outlet Mall - food court area has a small closed off dine-in section at the back, LH side as you walk towards the windows. Not obvious until you get there, and is a bit hot and sweaty with ineffective a/c in that area. Only a few outlets open for takeaways (to take away to the dine-in section) - Burger King, KFC, McDonald's, and Chow King. Other cafes and restaurants in the mall closed for dine-in or takeaways.
  • Ibn Battuta Mall - nothing open for dine-in during the day. Some outlets open for takeaways and/or deliveries ... Starbucks either end (not the middle one), Tim Hortons, Flippin Pizza; and in food court area KFC, McDonald's, London Fish & Chips, Krispy Kreme Donuts. Not a complete list.
  • Jumeirah (Jumeirahs 1-3, Al Manara, Al Wasl, Al Safa, Umm Suqeims 1-3):
    • See also Four Seasons resort Beach Rd.
    • La Brioche cafe, Jumeirah Beach Rd, open from 0800-0100 daily, upstairs for dine-in, free parking backside (limited, turn right just after the cafe), tel +971-4-3387110.
  • Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR) - see Dubai Marina.
  • Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) - many places open for daytime dine-in, some only for takeways, this list very incomplete:
    • Cluster A: Pizza Express (Jazz@PizzaExpress), Movenpick Hotel, open Sat-Wed 1200-0100, Thu-Fri 1200-0300, tel +971-4-4416342.
    • Cluster D, near JLT metro station (list of places open daytime, others in Cluster D are all closed daytime):
      • Ananda Bhavan, Indian vegetarian, tel +971-4-2767389, dine in, Lake Terrace Tower.
      • Betawi Indonesian restaurant, dine-in from 1200, tel +971-4-4542329.
      • Flames Grills & Curry, dine in from 1200, tel +971-4-4526664.
      • Il Donaccino doughnuts and coffee or hot chocolate, dine-in ok (open from 0900), tel +971-4-2767110.
      • Just Falafel Street Food Cafe takeaways only no dine-in.
      • Kailash Parbhat (Parbat) vegetarian supermarket, canteen style self-service for cheap daytime dine in.
      • KCal, healthy food, takeaways and deliveries only during the day.
      • Red Rose Mart & Cafe takeaways only no dine-in.
      • Salt & Pepper Village takeaways only no dine-in.
    • Cluster T:
      • Friends Avenue Cafe, Fortune Executive Towers, open daily 0800-1800, tel+971-4-5545813.
      • Public Cafe, open 0800-1900 daily, dine in.
      • SUBites Biryani Restaurant, One Lake Plaza, open 1100-2300 (?) daily, dine-in, tel +971-4-4390535.
    • Cluster U: [?] East Asian Kitchen, Al Seef Tower 3, open 1100-2200, tel +971-4-4226929.
    • Cluster V: Baldwin Cafe, Gold Crest Views Tower. Open daily 1000-2400 dine in, smoking area, tel +971-4-4477024.
    • Cluster Y:
      • [?] Fraiche, Swiss Tower, open daily 0800-2200.
      • [Presumably for children and mothers only] Kiddies Cafe, Lake Shore Tower, Cluster Y, open 1000-1900, tel +971-4-3608571. Play area for children, has a summer camp available.
      • [?] Nofara Cafe, Swiss Tower, Cluster Y, daily 1100-2100, tel +971-4-4322023.
      • Eclair La Petite Duchesse open daytime (seriously delicious eclairs).
  • Mall of the Emirates (MOE, MOTE) and Kempinski Hotel (2015):
    • Upper food court SkiDubai end, dine-in possible behind screens but not all outlets open. McDonalds is. Can also get takeaways from other outlets in MOTE and bring to food court area. Lower food court (other end of mall) closed for dine-in but some outlets open for takeaways.
    • Paul's, Barista, Seattle's Best Coffee, Shake Shack, Costa Coffee all open for takeaways - consume in upper food court if you want to stay in mall. Starbucks closed until Iftar. Several other places open for takeaways.
    • St Tropez, Salamontini, Karam Beirut (smoking permitted), all open from 1200 for dine-in. Apres closed until 7pm.
    • [Check opening time] Aspen, Kempinski Hotel, open from 1200, tel +971-4-3410000.
    • Salero Tapas Spanish restaurant and bar, Kempinski Hotel, open from 1100 for dine-in, smoking area.
  • Mirdif City Center (Mirdiff City Centre): South Food Court area (near Borders book shop) open for dine-in eating of takeaways from food court and other outlets. Not very many places open daytime though - only Nawab Indian, Panda Chinese, McDonalds, KFC, Costa Coffee. North Food Court (above Carrefour) closed for dine-in but some outlets open for takeaways, take them to the South Food Court area to consume. A few other places open for takeaways - Caffe Nero, Paul's, Ocean Basket seafood restaurant.
  • Palm Island Jumeirah:
    • Anantara The Palm: The Lotus Lounge afternoon tea 1500-1700 Sat-Thu, AED 145 pp, tel +971-4-5678304.
    • Asia Republic, Atlantis Hotel Resort, 1200-2200 Sat-Wed, 1200-2300 Thu-Fri. Tel +971-4-4262626.
    • Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Palm Island: Sultans Lounge Afternoon Tea and Jing Tea Pairing 1430-1830 daily, AED 225, tel +971-4-4530444.
  • Sheikh Zayed Road between Trade Center and Defence roundabouts: a few places open for takeaways, none or almost none for dine-in (we haven't found any) except in hotels. Or go to DIFC.
    • Emirates Towers: E.T. Sushi, and Alta Badia. Both open for lunch from 1200-1500.
  • Souk Al Bahar - see Downtown Dubai. Only Baker & Spice open for dine-in. Burger Rebel open for takeaways and possibly deliveries. All other outlets closed until Iftar.
  • Souq Madinat Jumeirah (Souk), includes Mina A'Salam, Al Qasr:
    • Koubba Bar open 1000-0200 (0300 on Thu-Fri)
    • Noodle House: takeaways only
    • Pierchic open 1230-1530 for lunch (not Sundays)
    • Perry & Blackwelder's Original Smokehouse 1200-0200
    • Segreto open 1200-2330.
    • Tortuga, daily 1200-2400.
  • TECOM area: Costa Coffee opposite Byblos Hotel open 24 hrs for dine-in. Rose and Crown in Byblos Hotel open from 11am, smoking permitted.
  • Wafi Center and Pyramids (2015 timings):
    • Nothing open in shopping center daytime except MarryBrown in food court for takeaways only.
    • Pyramids restaurants: Carter's (smoking area, 1200-0200), Asha's (1200-1500), Thai Chi (1200-1500), Cactus Cantina (from 1200) open for daytime dine-in. Seville's, Vintage, Qbara open from 2000 (8pm). Medzo closed for Ramadan. Spin Dubai and Maset Al Yakout information not provided. FB post from 2014 has different timings.

Check or update

  • 25°55° Cafe Bistro, Dubai Marina
  • Bidi Bondi, Palm Jumeirah
  • Business Central Towers: Little More
  • Carluccio's - open in Abu Dhabi, Eastern Mangoves. Dubai branches no information provided.
  • Citywalk - all cafes, restaurants closed daytime. Paul's might be open for takeaways.
  • [??] Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club: Boardwalk restaurant, daily 1200-0100, tel +971-4-2956000.
  • Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa: Loca
  • Dusit Thani
  • [Children's play area, probably restricted to mums and kids only] Funky Monkeys Playland cafe, open from 0900 to 2000 or 2100, Sheikh Zayed Road, Safestway Supermarket, tel +971-4-3884114.
  • [Not open daytime, or no information for 2015] Hard Rock Cafe, Festival City
  • Junoon
  • La Cantine du Faubourg
  • La Petite Maison
  • Lime Tree Cafe
  • Meydan Hotel: Farriers International Restaurant: breakfast buffet 0630-1100, lunch 1200-1500, tel +971-4-3813111.
  • Milk & Honey Gourmet Cafe: Palm Jumeirah branch (Shoreline Building 10) open 24 hrs (?), tel +971-4-4328686. Mercato mall branch unknown, tel +971-4-3433733. Emirates Hills Town Center 1 branch unknown, tel +971-4-4356363. Another new branch not open yet.
  • Movenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate
  • Movenpick Hotel JBR - The Talk: breakfast 0630-1030 (buffet AED 100), lunch 1230-1500 (buffet AED 130), tel +971-4-4498888.
  • More Cafe - Gold and Diamond Park branch closed, Dubai Marina branch closed daytime, DIFC branch open.
  • Noodle House
  • Paul's Cafe (Paul Bakery and Restaurant) - some or all branches open for takeaways only? Deira City Center open for dine-in 0830-2400 (check, seems unlikely, might be incorrect information), tel +971-4-2958404.
  • Pret To Go
  • Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes. Open daytime for dine-in. From 0800-0100, tel +971-4-4542638.
  • Shakespeare's Cafe (Shakespeare & Co.): Silicon Oasis 7 Towers branch open 0700-0200 (?), tel +971-4-3209072. Other branches (Al Safa closed daytime)? Souk Al Bahar branch closed for renovations.
  • Spikes Bar, Emirates Golf Club, open from 0600, tel +971-4-4179800.
  • Sophie's Cafe, Riva Complex, Shoreline Apartments (building 8, Al Nabat). Open 0900-2100, tel +971-4-4515982.
  • The Dubai Mall: La Porte Des Indes?
  • [??] The Pavilion, Downtown Dubai, daily 1000-0100?

Abu Dhabi restaurants, cafes, pubs, bars open daytime during Ramadan, 2015 list

By outlet or hotel name (2015)

  • Abu Dhabi Country Club: Mondo Pizzeria, 1200-0200, tel +971-2-6577785.
  • Al Ain Palace Hotel: Kuya Juan, 1200-1500 and 1900-0300, tel +971-2-6794777.
  • Cafe Arabia, Villa 37, Mohammed Bin Khalifa St, 0830-2330, tel +971-2-6439699.
  • Carluccio's (ref FB 17 Jun 2015):
    • [?] Carluccio's Eastern Mangroves, open from 0900 or 1000 to 2300 or 2330 daily, tel +971-2-6412231.
    • Carluccio's The Galleria branch open from 0900 for takeaways and delivery only.
    • Carluccio's Yas Mall branch closed daytime.
  • Fairmont Bab Al Bahr: CuiScene, 0630-1030, 1200-1530, tel +971-2-6543238.
  • Jones the Grocer [check timings, FB page says 0900-2230]:
    • Khalidiya branch: 1130-2300, tel +971-2-6395883.
    • Al Mamoura branch: 0900-2300 Sun-Thu, 1000-2300 Fri-Sat, tel +971-2-4438762.
    • Al Raha Gardens, Gardens Plaza branch: 1130-2230 daily, tel +971-2-5574882.
    • Al Muneera branch: 0900-2300 daily, tel +971-2-6767141.
  • La Brioche, tel +971-2-6419811 [check which branches and timings, not all of them open for daytime dine-in, some timings supplied seem to be incorrect].
    • Delivery 0800-1500 at following branches: Boutik Mall tel +971-2-6436473, Al Seef +971-2-6414211, Khalidiya +971-2-6813353, Khalifa City +971-2-5567076, Khalifa Street +971-2-6269300.
    • Al Ain, Al Khabisi branch, open for delivery 1000-1300 and 1800-2200.
    • Daytime dine in: Khalifa City branch tel +971-2-5567076 from 0800-1300 (might be a typo, timings also given as 0800-0100). Khalidiya +971-2-6813353, Khalifa Street +971-2-6269300, Najda Street +971-2-6434822.
    • All other branches open from Iftar to normal closing time.
  • Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi, tel +971-2-6742020:
    • Cafe Palmier, 0630-2200 daily.
    • Wheat, 0700-1900 daily.
  • Living Room Cafe, Khalidiyah, tel +971-2-6396654.
  • Marriott Courtyard Hotel, Hamdan St: Fifth Street Cafe, 0600-1300, tel +971-2-6982222.
  • Mikado Cafe, Al Hana Tower, Khalidiya, 0800-2300 daily, tel +971-2-6677557.
  • Park Rotana: Cooper's Bar & Restaurant, 1200-0200 Sat-Wed, 1200-0300 Thu-Fri, tel +971-2-6573333.
  • St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Corniche, tel +971-2-6944553:
    • Cabana Bar & Grill, 0900-1900 non-alcoholic drinks only, no food.
    • The St. Regis Bar, 1100-2300 daily, smoking area.
    • The Terrace on the Corniche, 0630-1030 (or 1100 Fri-Sat) and 1300-1600 Sat-Thu, Friday brunch 1300-1600.
    • Azura closed for Ramadan, other outlets open from sunset.
  • The Third Place Cafe, Corniche Rd (or behind Corniche Rd), Villa T3, near Hilal Bank and Chevrolet, Khalidiya. Open 0800-2300 daily, tel +971-2-6811877.
  • Zuma Abu Dhabi, The Galleria mall, open for lunch 1200-1500 daily, tel +971-2-4015900 (2015).

By area or location (2015)

  • Abu Dhabi Country Club: Mondo Pizzeria, 1200-0200, tel +971-2-6577785.
  • Abu Dhabi Golf Club: Cafe 28, 0600-2400, tel +971-2-5588990.
  • Al Raha Beach:
    • Andiamo, Al Zeina, Al Raha Beach, 0800-2200 daily, tel +971-2-5565775.
    • Cafe Firenze, Al Zeina, 0700-2400, tel +971-2-5564643.
    • Nandos, Al Zeina, 1200-2330, tel +971-2-5558012.
    • Nolu's Cafe, Al Bandar, 1100-2300 daily (FB), tel +971-2-5579500.
  • Al Raha Gardens:
    • Circle Cafe, 0800-2300, tel +971-2-5561550.
    • Jones the Grocer, Gardens Plaza branch, 1130-2230 daily, tel +971-2-5574882.
  • Al Maryah Island (see also The Galleria):
    • Rosewood Hotel, Al Maryah Island: Aqua, 0630-1000 and 1200-1530, tel +971-2-8135552.
  • Eastern Mangroves Promenade:
    • [Check timings] Carluccio's Eastern Mangroves, open from 0900 or 1000 to 2300, tel +971-2-6412231.
    • Flooka, 1200-1500, Iftar-0130, tel +971-2-4418244.
  • Masdar City:
    • Jim’s Kitchen Table, 0900-2100 daily, tel +971-2-4919401.
  • Saadiyat Island:
    • Fanr, Manarat Al Saadiyat, 1000-2300, tel +971-2-6575888.
    • Hawksbill Restaurant, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, 0600-2200, tel +971-2-4998107.
    • Safina, Saadiyat Beach Club, 1200-1500, tel +971-2-6563500.
    • St Regis Saadiyat Island, tel +971-2-4988888: Olea Restaurant open for Breakfast, Lunch, Iftar until 2100, and Dinner from 2100-2300. Turquoiz Bar closed daytime, open 2000-0100. 55&5th The Grill and Sontaya closed until 13 Jul, Manhattan Lounge closed for Ramadan. Pool and beach club lunch from 1200-1830.
  • Souq Qaryat Al Beri:
    • Noodle House, 1200-2330, tel +971-2-5581699.
  • Sowwah Square - see The Galleria
  • The Galleria, Al Maryah Island:
    • Bentley Bistro & Bar, 1200-0200, tel +971-2-6262131
    • Nolu's Downtown Cafe, The Galleria mall, open 1100-1500 (FB) or 1600, and again from 1800, tel +971-2-6441516.
    • Zuma Abu Dhabi, 1200-1500 daily for lunch, from 1900 for dinner, tel +971-2-4015900.
  • Yas Links Golf Club, Hickory's Sports Bar, 0630-2400, tel +971-2-8107710.
  • The Foundry, Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, 1200-1500, tel +971-2-8184888.

2014 updates for Dubai and UAE

  • Moved to Ramadan in 2014 page.

Removed from general list (establishments closed, information no longer valid, or needs update)

Abu Dhabi

  • [Closed] Api Cae Gourmet (2014?): location Khalidiya Tower A, Khalidiya, tel +971-2-6668909, www.apicae.com (was open from 2011-2014). Timings?
  • Crowne Plaza hotel (2014?): Cho Gao (smoking area), Spaccanapoli (smoking area).

Dubai

  • Beach House Cabana restaurant (2010) - Jumeirah Palm Golden Mile between apartment buildings 5 and 6, open 1200-2400 Sat-Wed, 1200-0100 Thu-Fri. No alcohol before Iftar. Smoking allowed.
  • The Greens (2009) - Berts Cafe takeaways and deliveries only before Iftar.
  • Beach Park Plaza opposite Jumeirah Beach Park (2009) - Circle Bagels for takeaways (and deliveries?), open from 0800, tel +971-4-3428177.
  • Central Perk (2009) - Umm Suqeim for takeaways, Rashidiya unknown.
  • Dubai Marina Mall (2009) - Favorite Things children's area coffee shop.
  • JBR The Walk (Marina Walk) (2009) - Paul Cafe - takeaways only.
  • Pizza Express (2009) - Jumeirah/Umm Suqeim location - takeways (and deliveries?) only from 12pm-Iftar except Fridays 1:30pm-Iftar, tel +971-4-3945616. Dine in after Iftar.
  • Wagamama (2009) - SZR Crowne Plaza for dine in, The Greens for takeaways.
  • Zuma Restaurant in DIFC The Gate Village (2010) - open as normal, including Friday Brunch (AED 265 during Ramadan). Tel +971-4-4255660 for reservations.
Last update Saturday 24-Jun-2017. Page development 1H 2T 3D 4L 5C.
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