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May 18

Fancy lunch during the Holy Month of Ramadan 2017?

There are plenty of places open for lunch and breakfast too …

As we head towards the Holy Month of Ramadan in the UAE, Foodiva and I have put our heads together and yet again bring to you a list of independent eateries that we know are open during the day. This list has been painstakingly researched and many hours have been spent ensuring that the information is correct. However we know that things change all the time so we recommend that you call ahead to confirm.  If you hear of any other independent eateries that are open during the day, please let us know.   By Law all hotels must have one outlet open, these do not feature on our lists.  The outlets highlighted in red are the ones that have adult drinks available.  You can find Foodiva’s Dubai list here and her list of outlets open in Abu Dhabi here.  For those of you who are particularly interested in Jumeirah Lake Towers then check out JLT Dining.

ABYAT –  Club Vista Mare – T 04 558 8428 – open 12 pm til 2 am

ACADEMY CAFE – Dubai Creek, Yacht and Golf Club, T 04 416 1800 – open 6.30 am til 3 pm

Al BADIA GOLF CLUB – Festival City, T 04 601 0101 – opens 7 am

Al MANDALOUN – DIFC  – T 04 3637474 – open daily 8 am – 10 pm

APPETITE – Al Mas Tower, JLT – 8 am til 4.30 pm – T – 600 546654

APRES – Mall of the Emirates – T 04 341 2575 – open from 12 Noon

ARABIAN RANCHES GOLF CLUB – Arabian Ranches, T 04 3663000 – open 6 am daily

ASHA’S – Wafi Pyramids, T 3244100 – from 12 noon

AVEC – Dubai Media City, Al Thuraya Tower 2. T  04 4303700 open daily 8 am til 3 pm

AYUBOWAN – Cluster N, JLT – T 04 452 1007 – open from 11 am until 11 pm

BAKER AND SPICE – Town Centre, Jumeirah – open from 7 am until 11 pm

BAKER AND SPICE – Marina Promenade, Dubai Marina – T 04 3624686 – open daily from 8 am 

BAKER AND SPICE – Gold and Diamond Park – T 04 887 7086 – open from 7 am until 7 pm

BAKER AND SPICE – Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai – T 04 425 2240 – open from 8 am until 11 pm 

BAKER AND SPICE – Souk Al Manzil, Near Spinneys – T 04 427 9856 – open from 7 am until 11 pm 

BAKER AND SPICE – Marina Promenade, Dubai Marina – T 04 362 4686 – open daily 8 am until 11 pm 

BARREL 12 – Palm Jumeirah –  T 04 552 4000 open from 4 pm – 12 am weekdays, and 12 Noon til 12 am weekends.

BALDWIN CAFE  – JLT, Cluster V, Gold Crest Views . T 04 4477024 – open daily 10 am – midnight.

BATEEL – DIFC  – T  04 3700404. Open weekdays 7.30 am – 8.30 pm and weekends 9 am – 5.30 pm

BAZXAR – Gate Precinct, Building 4, DIFC T 04 355 1111 – open from 7 am

BERTIN BISTRO – Al Manara – T 04 3219239 – open daily from 12 Noon *no children allowed until iftar*

BESH – Sheraton Hotel, Mall of Emirates (added as it’s handy for shoppers), T 04 377 2353 – breakfast and lunch

BIANCA THE BEACH – The Beach Mall, JBR – open 10 am until midnight – T 04 554 9459

BIDI BONDAI – Building 3, Shoreline Apartments, Palm Island, T 04 427 0515 – open from 12 Noon weekdays, 10 am weekends 

BOCA – DIFC,  T 04 3231833. Open daily – 12 noon – 1 am.

BOARDWALK – Dubai Creek, Yacht and Golf Club, T 04 416 1800 – open 12 noon til 4 pm

BREEZE BEACH GRILL – Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah – T 04 568 3000 – open from 11 am 

BURGER AND LOBSTER – Burj Daman T 04 514 8838, open from 12 – midnight

CAFE BATEEL – Business Central Towers, Media City – t 04 449 4010 – open 7.30 am til 9 pm

CAFE ISAN – JLT, Cluster M. T – 04 5135289. Open 9 am – midnight 

CAFE LE FLAIR – JLT Cluster G Opening Hours Daily from 7 am to 9 pm – T 04 4278629

CAFE MARTINEZ –  Business Central Towers, Dubai Media City, 8 am to 2 am daily, 04 442 87 60

CARNIVAL BY TRESIND – Burj Daman. T – 04 4218665. Open daily 12 – 3.30 pm.

CAPORILLI’S – Studio City – open from 8 am til 4 pm – T – 055 237 7344

CARIBOU COFFEE – The Greens, T 04 422 4206 – open from 8 am

CARTERS – Wafi Pyramids, T 3244100  – 12 – 3 pm

CEVICHE – Emirates Financial Towers – T 04 3266333. Open daily 11.30 am to 10 pm and on Thursday/ Friday until 11 pm

CHEZ CHARLES – D3  T 04 5122444. Open daily 12 – 2.30 pm.

CIPRIANI – DIFC – T 04 3470003. Open daily 12 noon – 2 am

CIRCLE CAFE –  CNN Building, Media City, T 04 391 5171 – opens 7 am

CIRCLE CAFE – Ground Floor EIT Building No 2, Studio City, T 04 276 6283 – 10 am til 7 pm

CLINTON STREET BAKING –  City Walk and Downtown both open from 10 am til 1 am – T  04 4281331

COCKTAIL KITCHEN –  JLT, Cluster P, Armada Bluebay, T 056 828 0727 – open daily 5 pm – 2 am week days, 2 pm til 2 am weekends

COSTA COFFEE – DNATA Building

COUQLEY FRENCH BISTRO – Cluster A, JLT – T 04 514 9339 – open from 12 pm until 1 am

CRAFT CAFE – Building 10, Dubai Design District Road – T 04 514 9032 – open from 8 am to 4 pm

DINAMICO RESTAURANT – DIFC – T 04 514 9899 – open 11 am til 11 pm

DONER KEBAB – Cluster W, JLT, T 04 454 9522

DUBAI MALL – Food Court near to Ice Rink – open from 12 Noon (UNCONFIRMED AS YET)

DUBAI OFFSHORE SAILING CLUB – Beach Road, Jumeirah, T 04 3941669 – lunch and breakfast need to be signed in by a Member

DUBAI LADIES CLUB – Remaliya – open 10 am until 10 pm

DUSTY’S –  Al Fattan Currency House, T  04 3545435. Open daily from 7.30 am til late

EGGSPECTATION –  The Beach – will be open for daytime dining from 12 pm onwards – T 04 430 7752
 

EPONA – Dubai Polo and Equestrian Centre, T 04 3618111 – open from 8 am

ET SUSHI – Jumeirah Emirates Towers Boulevard, T 04 3198088 – open 12 noon 

FIBBER MAGEE’S – Saeed Tower One, Sheikh Zayed Road – T 04 3322400 – open daily from 8 am

FLOW CAFE  – Jumeirah Emirates Towers Boulevard.T  055 2934430. Open daily 8 am – 4 pm

FRAICHE CAFE – Swiss Tower, Cluster Y, JLT T 050 880 5467 – open from 8 am

FRENCH BAKERY – Office Park, Internet City – T 04 430 7261 – open from 7 am

FRIENDS AVENUE CAFE – Cluster T, JLT, T  04 554 5813 –  8 am til 6 pm

FUKUROU HOUSE – Ground Floor DIFC, T 04 552 1540 – from 12 Noon

FUME – Pier 7, Level 1. T 04 4215669. Open daily 12 Noon 

G’s BAKERY AND CAFE – Promenade Level, Cluster F, Jumeirah Lake Towers, T 04 391 8841 – 7 am to  9 pm

GAUCHO – Dubai International Finance Centre, T 04 4227898 – open from 9.30 am weekdays and 12 noon weekends

GOLOSITALIA – Cluster C, JLT – 056 350 4662 – open from 7 am until 11 pm

GRAMERCY – DIFC, T 04 4377511 – 8,30 am weekdays, 4 pm weekends

HANOI – Gold Crest Building, Cluster C, JLT, T 04 431 3099 – open from 12 Noon onwards

HAPPY EGG – 32 Umm Al Sheif Street (same strip as Maria Bonita). T 04 3944729. Open daily 8 am – 5 pm.

HARD ROCK CAFE – Dubai Festival City, T 04 232 8900 –  12 Noon until 2 am

IL FARO – Azure Residences, Palm Jumeirah – T 04 568 3137 – open from 12 Noon

INDIE – Gate Village 5, DIFC – T 055 455 6106 – open from 4 pm daily

INTERSECT BY LEXUS – DIFC –  T 04 3559524. Open weekdays 8-11 am and 12-3 pm.

JAZZ@PIZZAEXPRESS – JLT, T   04 441 6342 – open from 12 Noon

JEBEL ALI CLUB – Jebel Ali, T 04 884 6628 – opens 7 am 

JUST SALAD – Indigo Tower, JLT, T 04 04 365 2222 – open from 11 am

JUST SALAD – Dubai Internet City – open from 11 am til 10 pm – 04 365 2222

JUMEIRAH ISLANDS CLUB – Cluster 24, Jumeirah Islands, T 04 3601880 – open 7 am 

JUST SALAD – Indigo Tower, Cluster D,  T – 04 365 2222

KARAM BEIRUT – Mall of Emirates – T – 04  341 2202 – open from 12 Noon

KEBAB SHOP – Dubai Media City, T 04 4538108 – open from 12 Noon

KITCHEN NATION – Lakeshore Tower, Cluster Y, Jumeirah Lake Towers – open 24 hours – T 055 770 2712

KPOP CHICKEN –  JLT Cluster F Daily from 11 am to 11 pm – T  04 4340096

KTEER TAYYEB – JLT, Cluster C. T  04 4338384. Open daily 9 am – 1 am.

LA BRIOCHE – Jumeirah Beach Road, Umm Suqueim. T – 04 3387110.

LA CANTINE DU FAUBOURG –  Emirates Towers Boulevard – T 04 3527105 – From noon to 2 am on weekdays and noon to 3 am on weekends

LAKEVIEW – Dubai Creek, Yacht and Golf Club, T 04 416 1800 – open 6.30 am til 3 pm

LALUZ  – DIFC  T 04 3597777. Open daily 12 – 2pm and 7 – 10.30 pm. 

LA PETITE MAISON – Dubai International Finance Centre, T 04 439 0505  – 12 – 3.30 pm & 7 pm – 11.30 pm 

LA PORTE DE INDES – Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, T 04 4388610

LA TERRAZZA – Almas Tower, JLT, T – 04 457 7033 – open from 8 am daily

LE CLASSIQUE , Emirates Golf Club – T 04 417 9999 – Noon til 3 pm

LEOPOLD’S OF LONDON – The Beach, JBR, T – 04 430 6841  – open from 12 Noon

CAFE AT LIFE’NONE –   Jumeirah Beach Road. T – 04 3436676. Open daily 7 am – 5 pm.

LITTLE BANGKOK – Lake Front, Platinum Tower, Cluster 1, JLT – open from 12 Noon

LITTLE BANGKOK – Business Central Towers, Dubai Media City – open from 12 Noon

LITTLE MORE – Business Central Towers – T 04 420 0100 – Weekdays 8 am til 9 pm, weekends 9 am til 7 pm, Friday

LITTLE MORE – DAFZA – T – 04 297 7550 – Weekdays 8 am til 6 pm, weekends 9 am til 6 pm

LOUNGE CAFE ITALIANO – Arenco Tower, Dubai Media City – T 04 453 3318 – open daily from 8 am

MAISON MATHIS – Arabian Ranches, T 04 450 1313 – open 7 am til 2 am

MALL OF THE EMIRATES – Both food courts open from 8 am (UNCONFIRMED AS YET)

MAMBO GOURMET PIZZA – JLT – open from 11.30 am til 11.30 pm

McGETTIGAN’S – Bonnington Tower, JLT, T 04 378 0800, open from 12 Noon

Al MANDALOUN – DIFC  – T 04 3637474, Open daily 8 am – 10 pm

MERCATO- DIFC  –  t 04 3205207. Open weekdays  7 am – 6 pm and weekends 9 am – 6 pm.

MEZZA LEBANESE KITCHEN – JLT, Cluster Y, Lake Shore Tower. T 04 5545872 – Open daily 11 am – 10 pm.

MINT LEAF OF LONDON – DIFC, T 04 706 0900 – 12 Noon til 2 am 

MIRDIFF CITY CENTRE – Food Court is open near Cinema  (UNCONFIRMED AS YET)

MOLECULE – Dubai Design District 3 Building 6, T 04 245 4700 – open 12 noon til 2 am

MONTGOMERIE GOLF CLUB – The Springs, Monty’s Bar, T 04 3905600 – open from 6.30 am

MYTHOS KOUZINE AND GRILL – Cluster P, JLT – open from noon to 5:00 pm and from 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm

NAIS ITALIAN KITCHEN – JLT, Cluster F, HDS Tower, T 04 4529991 -Open daily 11 am – 9 pm

NOLA EATERY AND SOCIAL HOUSE – Cluster P, JLT – open from noon to 2 am – T 04 399 8155

NOODLE HOUSE – Dubai International Finance Centre, T 800 666353 – 12 noon til 11 pm

NOODLE HOUSE – Dubai Media City, Gloria Hotel, T 04 3818065

ONE LIFE –   D3 Design District – T 04 5134727 – Open daily 8 am – 10 pm

OREGANO – Dubai Media City, T 04 4343010 – 12 Noon

OWN CAFE – Gold Tower JLT, open from 10 am til 4 pm – T 04 4413519

PERRY AND BLACKWELDER  – Souk Madinat Jumeirah. T 04 3666197 – open daily 12 noon – 2 am.

PANIFICO – DIFC 04 3510131. Open Sunday – Thursday 7.30 am – 7.30 pm

PASCAL TEPPER – Media City,  T 04 454 2408 – open from 7 am – 9 pm

PINEAPPLE EXPRESS – Al Mas Tower, JLT, T 054 402 4660  – open from 8.30 am – 11 pm

PRESSMANS –  Saba Tower, Cluster E, JLT –  T 04 430 8282 – open from 7.30 am daily

PRET TO GO – DIFC – T  04 355 6688 – open 7 am til 5 pm

PRET TO GO – U Energy DIFC – T 04 422 8721 – open 7 am til 9 pm

PRET TO GO – Dubai Media City –  04 434 3427 – open 8 am til 6 pm

PRET TO GO – Dubai Airport Freezone –  04 256 6949 – open 8 am til 6 pm

PUBLIC CAFE – Lake Plaza Tower, Cluster T, JLT, T 04 451 9670 –  open 8 am, closed on Fridays

RIVA BEACH – Building 8, The Shoreline, Palm Jumeirah, T 04 430 9466 – open from 7 am

ROBERTO’S – DIFC , Sunday to Thursday: 12 pm – 4 pm / 8 pm – 2 am  Friday & Saturday: 8 pm-2 am , 04 3860066 

ROSSOVIVO –  Dubai Internet City, Office Park, T – 04 4272477 – open daily 11.30 am – 11.30 pm.

ROYAL CHINA – Dubai International Finance Centre, T 04  354 5543 – open from 11.30 am 

REFORM SOCIAL AND GRILL – The Lakes, T 04 454 2638 – open from 7 am until 12 Midnight

RICHY’S – HDS Tower, Cluster F, T 04 800 742497 open from 11 am 

ROLLING PIN – Location JLT Cluster G –  Daily from 9 am to 10 pm – T 04 4483335

SALMONTINI – Mall of Emirates, T 04 3410222 – open from 12 noon

SCAFA – Promenade Level,  Cluster I, Jumeirah Lake Towers, T 04-3794044 – open 11 am til 3 pm

SCOTTA ESPRESSO BAR  – Burj Daman, DIFC. T 04 5587090. Open daily 7 am – 10 pm and from 9 am on weekends.

SEATTLES BEST COFFEE – Grosvenor Business Tower, ground floor (opposite Media Rotana). T  04 4359555

SENARA – Palm View West, Palm Jumeirah – T 04 451 6460 – open from 12 Noon

SHAWARMA FACTORY – Platinum Tower, Cluster I, JLT – T 04 554 7318 – open from 11 am til 10 pm

SHAKESPEARE & CO – Souk Al Baher, Emirates Hills and The Golden Mile, all open from 10 am til midnight

SIMPLY ITALIAN – Club Vista Mare – T 04 558 8354 – open from 12 pm til 2 am 

SHEIKH & SHAKE – MAG 214 Tower – R Cluster, Jumeirah Lake Towers, T 800 123456 – from 11 am

SOHO CAFE – Gold & Diamond Park, Building 4. T 04 3415335. Open daily 7 am – 10 pm and on Friday from 12 noon.

SOPHIE’S GASTRO CAFE – Palm Jumeirah, Shoreline Building 8, T 04 4515982 – open from 7 am

SPICEKRAFT JLT – Platinum Tower, Cluster I – open from 8.30 am

ST TROPEZ – Kempinski Hotel end, Mall of Emirates, T 04 341 3415, open from 9 am every day

STARFISH – Cluster Q, Dubai Gate One, T 04 434 0543 – open 10.30 am – 3 am

 

SUMO SUSHI & BENTO  – Dubai Media City, Building 10 (BBC). T; 800 7866. Open daily 11 am – 11 pm.

 

SUMO SUSHI & BENTO –  Dubai Healthcare City, Building 49. T; 800 7866. Open daily 11 am – 11 pm.

SUN& – Palm Views, Palm Island – T 04 375 9333 – open from 4 pm – 12 am weekdays, and 12 Noon til 12 am weekends

SUSHI COUNTER –  Media City, CNBC Building, T 04 3751096 – 11 am

SUSHI ART – Dubai International Finance Centre,  T 800 220 – 11 am til 11 pm

TAQADO MEXICAN KITCHEN – Dubai International Finance Centre – T 04 3515210 – open from 7 am

TAQADO MEXICAN KITCHEN – Dubai Media City Building 10 – weekdays only 8 am – 10 pm

TAQADO MEXICAN KITCHEN – Dubai Media City Building 7 – 8 am til 12 pm daily

TAQADO  MEXICAN KITCHEN – Limitless, Downtown Jebel Ali – T 04 885 1650 – open from 10 am Sun – Thursday

THE CROFT – Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel – T 04 319 4794 – open Fridays (fabulous home grown dishes – 2 courses 99 AED, 3 courses 129 AED)

THE GRAMERCY – DIFC – T 04 437 7511 – open from 9 am

THE LIGHTHOUSE –  D3 – T 04 4226024.  Open daily from 8 am, closing at 11 pm from Sunday to Wednesday, at midnight on Thursday/ Friday and at 6 pm on Saturday.

THAI CHAI – Wafi Pyramids – T 3244100 –  12 Noon til 3 pm

THE GOURMET DELI COMPANY 1762 – DIFC, T 800 1762 (weekdays only) – 8 am – 4.30 pm

THE GOURMET DELI COMPANY 1762 – The Galleries, Jebel Ali, T 800 1762 (weekdays only) – 8 am – 4.30 pm

THE GOURMET DELI COMPANY 1762 – Media City, OMD Building, T 800 1762 (weekdays only) – 8 am – 4.30 pm

1762 STRIPPED – One Building, JLT – T 8001762 open 8 am – 4 .30 pm daily

THE LUNCHBOX – Cluster Y, JLT – open 11 am til 9 pm – T 800 LUNCH

THE MEAT COMPANY – Souk Jumeirah Madinat – T 04 368 6040 – open from 12 Noon

THE PAVILION DOWNTOWN – Emaar Boulevard , T 04 4477025 – from 10 am

THE SCENE – Pier 7, Level 4, Marina Mall, T 04 422 2328 – open from 12 Noon til 2 am

TING IRIE – Souk Al Manzil, Downtown, T 04 557 5601 – open from 12 Noon til 2 am

TRATTORIA TOSCANA  – Souk Madinat Jumeirah. T 04 3666318. Open daily 12 noon – midnight.

THE ORIENTAL CHEF – Silicone Oasis Shopping Centre, T 04 3423555 – from 12 Noon

UNDER 500 – JBR, Dubai Marina and Business Bay – T 800 86337 500 – open 10 am til 1 am

URBAN BISTRO – Dubai Media City, CNN Building, T 04 3624330 – 9.30 – 6 pm

TOKYO@THETOWERS – Emirates Towers, T 04 3198088 – open 12 Noon

TRADER VICS – Souk Al Madinat, open from 12 Noon

VAPIANO – Ground Floor, Thuraya Tower, Media City. T 04 4370786 – open from 8 am weekdays, 11 am weekends

WAGAMAMA – Al Fattan Tower, open from 12 Noon til midnight

WHITE AMBIENT RESTAURANT – Saba Tower 1, JLT, T 04 514 7977 – open from 10 am until 10 pm daily

WILD WADI – Business as usual (technically part of a hotel but who cares )

XVA Gallery Cafe in Bastakiya – T 04 3535383. Open daily 7 am – 10 pm

ZUMA – Gate Village, DIFC – T 04 425 5660. Open 12 – 3.30 pm

77 VEGGIE BOUTIQUE – Tiffany Tower, Cluster W, JLT – T 04 4224116 – 9 am til 10 pm

800 THALI – Cluster B, JLT – T  04 3659959 –  open 12 pm til 11 pm

Ramadan Kareem to you all!!   #ramadandining

 

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  1. Mishti

    Great list, Debbie. Thank you for doubg this for your readers every year!

    1. GeordieArmani

      thanks for popping in 🙂

  2. F

    Re Cycle Bistro at Cycle Hub Motor City – have just realised a Ramadan update that they are only delivery from 10 – 10pm.

    1. GeordieArmani

      thanks for letting me know 🙂

  3. Tarana Khan

    This is the most comprehensive list I’ve seen so far. Bookmarking!

    1. GeordieArmani

      thanks

  4. Meghna

    Great list. So useful. Sharing it too. Thank you for compiling it.

    1. GeordieArmani

      thank you

  5. Maureen

    Well done Debbie great list as always

    1. GeordieArmani

      thanks Maureen

  6. Diorella Joy

    thank for your sharing the Iftar options 🙂 always on a lookout for local feasts this Ramadan season.

    1. GeordieArmani

      these are lunch options not iftar ones

  7. Marie

    List not completely up to date!! More Cafe DIFC closed down over 2 years ago!!! Most annoyingly!!! 😡

    1. GeordieArmani

      have removed it from the list, try 1762 instead

  8. Abigail

    Thank you for this list. I have bookmarked for reference.

    1. GeordieArmani

      thanks Abigail

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