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.
The casual beachside restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner during Ramadan.
Open daily, 6am-11pm; Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri; 02 510 8888
Perfect for locally sourced coffee, heavy breakfasts and shared menus, plus iftar offerings.
Open daily, noon-11pm; Alba Terrace, The Abu Dhabi Edition; 02 208 0000
The Middle Eastern restaurant will be open during the day, serving an assortment of beloved Ramadan classics.
Open daily, 9am-2am; Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island; 02 333 2444
The seafood restaurant will be open during weekends in the daytime, but not on weekends.
Monday to Friday, 6pm-3am, Saturday and Sunday 1pm-3am; Yas Island; 050 696 9357
Both indoor and outdoor seating areas will be available at the easy-breezy Mediterranean spot.
Open daily, 12.30pm-1am; Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, Saadiyat Island; 02 407 1138
Brunch & Cake
Brunch and Cake has locations in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and is offering guests menu favourites during the day as well as iftar hours. It’s best known for coffee and cakes.
All branches open Monday to Friday, 8am-10pm, Saturday and Sunday, 8am-11pm; various locations and numbers
The restaurant will be open during the day – whether you’re craving burrata straight from Puglia, Cervia salt-crust banzino, or home-made tiramisu.
Open daily, noon-midnight; Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island; 02 333 2222
Diablito Food and Music
The rooftop location offers views of Yas Marina and serves a range of dishes, from pizzas to tapas.
Open daily, noon-midnight; Yas Island; 02 565 1175
The restaurant at Louvre Abu Dhabi will be open for those craving French fine dining.
Open Monday to Friday, noon-9pm, Saturday and Sunday, noon-9.30pm; Saadiyat Cultural District 1; 02 205 4200
This lively Mexican restaurant is open throughout the day.
Open noon-1am; The Galleria, Al Maryah Island; 02 582 3639
The upscale Indian restaurant will be welcoming guests for lunch and dinner.
Open daily, 12.30pm-midnight; The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Al Maqtaa; 02 449 9839
This all-day dining spot is open for breakfast and dinner.
Open daily, 6.30-11.30, 7pm-11pm; Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers; 02 811 5666
A lively spot for authentic Italian food in an elegant setting.
Open Monday to Saturday, noon-3pm, 7pm-11pm; Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers; 02 811 5666
Ammos is known for its classic Greek fare in an ambience that will transport you straight to the shores of Santorini.
Open daily, noon-11pm; Rixos Premium Dubai JBR; 052 777 9473
This spot is perfect if you’re craving an elegant French meal or something sweet (such as the restaurant’s signature hot chocolate).
Open daily, 10am-2pm; The Dubai Mall; 04 442 8814
Brunch & Cake
Brunch and Cake has locations in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and is offering guests menu favourites during the day as well as iftar hours. It’s best known for its coffee and cakes.
All branches open Monday to Friday 8am-10pm, Saturday and Sunday, 8am-11pm; various locations and numbers
Specialising in international cuisine and reimagined Middle Eastern dishes, Cafe Society will be offering a menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Open daily, 9am-11pm; Tamani Marina Hotel, King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street, Dubai Marina; 04 318 3755
The community hangout, known for its extensive vegetarian range, will be serving customers throughout the day.
Open daily, 8am-10.30pm; Town Square Park, Al Qudra Road; 04 564 6689
Couqley French Bistro
The bistro is open for dine-in customers, giving them the opportunity to order any of the regulars as well as from a Ramadan set menu and specials.
Open daily, noon-1am; Cluster A, Jumeirah Lakes Towers; 04 514 9339
Popular cafe Eggspectation has extended its opening and closing hours to allow for diners to enjoy the indoor and outdoor settings throughout the season.
JBR: open daily, 7am-10pm; City Walk: open daily 7am-9pm; 04 430 7252 and 04 240 6877
Fuchsia Urban Thai
The authentic Thai restaurant will be open daily for dine-in and delivery with a special iftar bundle that will be available throughout the holy month.
Bay Square and Barsha Heights, open Monday-Friday noon-11pm, Saturday and Sunday, noon-midnight; 04 361 7117
The 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
This quirky little restaurant serves Italian and Mexican cuisine.
Open daily, noon-2am; Al Habbai Building, Al Karama; 04 385 2445
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 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