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Where Can I Lunch over Ramadan in Dubai?

Greek-Salad-2-150x150It’s that time of year again with Ramadan knocking on our door and despite living in a Muslim society, Dubai is a pretty tolerant one, so we’re lucky many stand-alone restaurants and cafés do obtain a special licence to operate in daylight. The independent eateries open to dine in for lunch and in some cases breakfast too over the holy month. As always, expect hotels and members clubs to have at least one restaurant open, if not more.

‘Whats on’ has compiled a list here and Geordie Armani’s list is here and Foodiva here.

Ramadan is a time for spiritual reflection, sacrifice and empathy – more on the meaning of Ramadan here from the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding. So all I ask is that we be mindful of our Muslim fasting friends and of course a little more patient with the waiting staff. Worth pointing out, don’t expect booze from dawn to sunset.



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