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Ramadan 2019: Your guide to daytime mall dining, from The Dubai Mall to Yas Mall

There are a lot more dine-in options in the malls across the Emirates this Ramadan: here's your handy list

Many of the restaurants in Dubai Mall, one of the world's largest shopping centres, are remaining discreetly open throughout the day. Photo: Chris Whiteoak / The National 
Many of the restaurants in Dubai Mall, one of the world's largest shopping centres, are remaining discreetly open throughout the day. Photo: Chris Whiteoak / The National 

Many who have lived in the UAE for a while will expect only the food courts to be open during the day throughout Ramadan, but this year many more outlets are discreetly serving dine-in customers during daylight hours.

Here's your handy guide to breakfast and lunch everywhere from Mall of the Emirates to Mushrif Mall throughout Ramadan.

The Dubai Mall

Here are the dine-in options open at the UAE's largest mall, which you'll find in the centre of Downtown Dubai. The cafes will open at about 9am, while the restaurants will start serving at 10am: most outlets will then be open until 2am.

- The second-floor foodcourt (near Reel Cinemas)

- % Arabica (specialist coffee)

- Al Forno (Italian)

- Angelina (tearoom and pastries)

- Aubaine (modern French)

- Caffe Nero (coffee chain)

- Caffe Divino (gelato and icecream)

- Carluccios (Italian)

- Cheesecake Factory (American)

- Chili's (American)

- Costa (coffee chain)

- Cova (traditional Italian and pastries)

- Din Tai Fung (Taiwanese)

- Eat Greek (Greek)

- Eataly (Italian)

- Five Guys (burgers)

- Galleries Lafayette (gourmet foodcourt)

- Grill Shack (steakhouse)

- Hardees (burgers)

- Huqqa (Middle Eastern)

- IHOP (pancakes)

- Joe’s Crab Shack (seafood)

- Jones the Grocer (Australian cafe)

- Katsuya (Japanese)

- Kebab 44 (Indian)

- KFC (fast food/chicken)

- Laduree (macarons)

- Le Pain Quotidien (bakery, modern French)

- New Shanghai (Chinese)

- Pancake House (pancakes)

- Paul Café (French cafe)

- PF Changs (Chinese)

- Pizza Hut (fast food)

- Pret A Manger (British sandwiches)

- Rainforest Café (kid-friendly cafe)

- Red Lobster (American seafood)

- Reel Cinemas (cinema with dining)

- Shake Shack (burger)

- Shakespeare & Co (cafe)

- Social House (international)

- Starbucks (coffee chain)

- Texas Roadhouse (American)

- TGIFridays (American)

- Tim Hortons (Canadian cafe)

- Todd English (gourmet foodcourt)

- Vapiano (Italian)

- Wafi Gourmet (Lebanese)

- Wagamama (pan-Asian)

- Walnut Grove (coffee and cake)

- Yo Sushi (Japanese)

Mall of the Emirates

One of the advantages of pop-up events to conventional retail space is the cost benefit. Pawan Singh / The National
One of the advantages of pop-up events to conventional retail space is the cost benefit. Pawan Singh / The National

Most restaurants and cafes will start serving at 10am and close at 2am. The food court is open 10am-2am for dine-in throughout Ramadan, however restaurants (both in the food court and individual restaurants) have the option to serve during the day or just after iftar.

- Aspen (European cafe at the Kempinski)

- Besh Turkish Kitchen (Turkish restaurant at the Sheraton)

- Brunswick Eatery, Bar and Terrace (Australian restaurant at the Sheraton)

- Common Grounds (Australian cafe)

- Din Tai Fung (Taiwanese)

- Food court (beneath Magic Planet)

- Karam Beirut (Lebanese)

- L'Eto (Italian cafe)

- Le Pain Quotidien (French)

- Olea (Mediterranean at the Kempinski)

- Salmontini (seafood)

- St Tropez (Bistro)

- Texas de Brazil (Brazilian)

Yas Mall

Courtesy Aldar Properties 
Courtesy Aldar Properties 

Yas Mall opens at 10am and closes daily at 1am. Some restaurants will open at 10am, too, while others opt to open for iftar. However, all restaurants will close at 1am from Saturdays to Wednesdays and at 2am on Thursdays and Fridays.

Opening at 10am includes:

- The Cheesecake Factory (American)

- PF Chang's (Asian-American)

- Shake Shack (burgers and fries)

- Caffe Nero (coffee and pastries)

- Texas Roadhouse (barbecue)

- Taqado Mexican Kitchen (tacos, nachos, burritos)

- McDonald's (burgers, fast food)

- Paul Cafe (French)

- Starbuck's (takeaway only) - (coffee and pastries)

- Subway (sandwiches)

- Katsuya (sushi)

- KFC (fried chicken, fast food)

- Burger King (burgers, fast food)

Opening for iftar includes:

- Texas de Brazil (churrasco)

- Carluccio's (Italian)

- Coffee Club (coffee and sandwiches)

- Black Tap (American)

- Giraffe (international)

- Dickey's BBQ (barbecue)

- Hardee's (burgers, fast food)

- Papa Murphy's (pizza)

Abu Dhabi Mall

Courtesy Wagamama
Wagamama is open this Ramadan. Courtesy Wagamama

The Abu Dhabi Mall opens at 10am daily, and closes at midnight from Sundays to Wednesdays. On Thursdays and Fridays, the mall closes at 1am. The same is true for all of the restaurants in the mall, both in the food court and stand-alone restaurants.

Open from 10am daily includes:

- Chili's (American)

- Denny's (American)

- Caffe Nero (coffee and pastries)

- Cinnabon (cinnamon rolls)

- Famous Dave's (barbecue)

- KFC (fried chicken, fast food)

- McDonald's (burgers, fast food)

- Paul Cafe (French)

- PF Chang's (Asian-American)

- La Brioche (café / bakery)

- Wagamama (Asian)

Marina Mall

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. . December 26, 2018. Abu Dhabi Marina Mall. Mall shoppers enjoy the various Christmas Sales and other promotions of the mall. Victor Besa / The National. Section: NA Reporter:
Some restaurants will remain open during the day in Marina Mall. Victor Besa / The National

Marina Mall opens from 10am to 1am during the week and 10am to 2pm on Thursdays and Fridays. While the food court is closed until iftar (but will stay open until 3am), there are still a number of restaurants that will be opened during the day.

- Bareburger (burgers)

- Coffee Club (café)

- Starbucks (coffee chain)

- Tim Hortons (Canadian coffee chain)

- Chilli’s (American)

- Five Guys (burgers)

- Joe’s Crab Shack (seafood)

- La Brioche (café / bakery)

- McDonalds (fast food)

- Tony Roma’s (American)

- Figaro’s (Italian)

- Villa Beirut (Lebanese)

Updated: May 12, 2019 02:09 PM

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