December 10, 2023

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restaurant opening hours in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Every year, restaurants in the UAE update their times 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.

This list is constantly being updated as restaurants continue to confirm the hours they will be open.

Abu Dhabi


The casual beachside restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner during Ramadan.

Open daily, 6am-11pm; Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri; 02 510 8888

Alba Terrace

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

Perfect for locally sourced coffee, heavy breakfasts and shared menus, plus iftar offerings.

Open daily, noon-11pm; Alba Terrace, The Abu Dhabi Edition; 02 208 0000

Al Meylas

The Middle Eastern restaurant will be open during the day, serving an assortment of beloved Ramadan classics.

Open daily, 9am-2am; Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island; 02 333 2444


The seafood restaurant will be open during weekends in the daytime, but not on weekends.

Monday to Friday, 6pm-3am, Saturday and Sunday 1pm-3am; Yas Island; 050 696 9357

Beach House

Both indoor and outdoor seating areas will be available at the easy-breezy Mediterranean spot.

Open daily, 12.30pm-1am; Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, Saadiyat Island; 02 407 1138

Brunch & Cake

Brunch and Cake has locations in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and is offering guests menu favourites during the day as well as iftar hours. It’s best known for coffee and cakes.

All branches open Monday to Friday, 8am-10pm, Saturday and Sunday, 8am-11pm; various locations and numbers

Cafe Milano

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

The restaurant will be open during the day – whether you’re craving burrata straight from Puglia, Cervia salt-crust banzino, or home-made tiramisu.

Open daily, noon-midnight; Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island; 02 333 2222

Diablito Food and Music

The rooftop location offers views of Yas Marina and serves a range of dishes, from pizzas to tapas.

Open daily, noon-midnight; Yas Island; 02 565 1175


The restaurant at Louvre Abu Dhabi will be open for those craving French fine dining.

Open Monday to Friday, noon-9pm, Saturday and Sunday, noon-9.30pm; Saadiyat Cultural District 1; 02 205 4200


This lively Mexican restaurant is open throughout the day.

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

Punjab Grill

The upscale Indian restaurant will be welcoming guests for lunch and dinner.

Open daily, 12.30pm-midnight; The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Al Maqtaa; 02 449 9839


This all-day dining spot is open for breakfast and dinner.

Open daily, 6.30-11.30, 7pm-11pm; Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers; 02 811 5666


A lively spot for authentic Italian food in an elegant setting.

Open Monday to Saturday, noon-3pm, 7pm-11pm; Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers; 02 811 5666



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

Ammos is known for its classic Greek fare in an ambience that will transport you straight to the shores of Santorini.

Open daily, noon-11pm; Rixos Premium Dubai JBR; 052 777 9473


This spot is perfect if you’re craving an elegant French meal or something sweet (such as the restaurant’s signature hot chocolate).

Open daily, 10am-2pm; The Dubai Mall; 04 442 8814

Brunch & Cake

Brunch and Cake has locations in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and is offering guests menu favourites during the day as well as iftar hours. It’s best known for its coffee and cakes.

All branches open Monday to Friday 8am-10pm, Saturday and Sunday, 8am-11pm; various locations and numbers

Cafe Society

Specialising in international cuisine and reimagined Middle Eastern dishes, Cafe Society will be offering a menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Open daily, 9am-11pm; Tamani Marina Hotel, King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street, Dubai Marina; 04 318 3755


The community hangout, known for its extensive vegetarian range, will be serving customers throughout the day.

Open daily, 8am-10.30pm; Town Square Park, Al Qudra Road; 04 564 6689

Couqley French Bistro

Louise Shrigley

The bistro is open for dine-in customers, giving them the opportunity to order any of the regulars as well as from a Ramadan set menu and specials.

Open daily, noon-1am; Cluster A, Jumeirah Lakes Towers; 04 514 9339


Popular cafe Eggspectation has extended its opening and closing hours to allow for diners to enjoy the indoor and outdoor settings throughout the season.

JBR: open daily, 7am-10pm; City Walk: open daily 7am-9pm; 04 430 7252 and 04 240 6877

Fuchsia Urban Thai

The authentic Thai restaurant will be open daily for dine-in and delivery with a special iftar bundle that will be available throughout the holy month.

Bay Square and Barsha Heights, open Monday-Friday noon-11pm, Saturday and Sunday, noon-midnight; 04 361 7117

Koko Bay

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

The restaurant known for its Bohemian beach vibes will be open.

Open Monday to Friday noon-midnight, Saturday and Sunday noon-1am; West Beach, Palm Jumeirah; 04 572 3444

La Fabbrica Italiana

The UAE’s first foccaceria has iftar and suhoor offers, as well as all-day dining options.

Open daily, 11am-midnight; wasl 51, Jumeirah 1; 050 827 9629

Little Italy

This quirky little restaurant serves Italian and Mexican cuisine.

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

Marea Dubai

The celebrity hot spot from New York will be open every day of the week.

Open daily, noon-4pm and 7pm-11.30pm; Gate Village 7, the DIFC; 04 583 6366


Teible is the new farm-to-table dining spot at Jameel Arts Centre, and it’s curated a Ramadan menu of regional flavours to enjoy.

Open Wednesday to Monday, 8am-11.30pm; Jameel Arts Centre, Jaddaf Waterfront; 04 243 6683

The Farm

The go-to place for outdoor breakfasts and late lunches will be open and serving its usual menu during Ramadan.

Open Monday to Friday, 9am-11pm, Saturday and Sunday, 8am-11pm; Al Barari; 04 886 6223

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