Ramadan is a time for families and loved ones to rekindle connections, especially over food! As government restrictions slowly ease so are restaurants gradually reopening for business during Ramadan. Restaurant operators and visitors however are still to comply with the UAE’s strict health and safety rules which includes wearing a facemask.
Restaurants must also reduce seating capacity to 30 percent and the two-meter distance between tables must still be observed. Adults over the age of 60 and children between three and 12 will not be permitted to dine-in Dubai restaurants, whereas dining guests should not exceed three hours.
Since these regulations limit the restaurants’ occupancy to 30 percent of its capacity, it pays to reserve a seat and book ahead. Despite these changes and precautionary measures, here is a list of fine dining restaurants which have opened doors once again in Dubai:
Lime Tree Café
The Lime Tree Café is a household name in Dubai and is one of the city’s most established café brands. Lime Tree Café was first set up in the old Jumeirah 1 and two new branches can be found in Ibn Battuta and the family-friendly community in the Springs Souk. The Lime Tree is bursting with a line-up of salads, sandwiches, quiches, pies and favourite pastries. Guests are guaranteed to have fresh meals as breakfasts are made to order. Don’t miss out on their avocados on toast or perfectly poached egg for a classic Middle Eastern breakfast. And, have you tried their celebrated carrot cake yet?
Open daily 9 AM to 6 PM
Contact: 04 566 7967
The Noodle House
The gateway to Southeast Asian flavours is reopened at The Noodle House. Housed in Nakheel Mall, Souk Madina Jumeirah and The Walk at JBR, get your Asian fix at these lively Dubai eateries. The golden Roasted Duck is a favourite on the menu. And, The Noodle House ain’t called Noodle House for no reason, with a variety of wet and wok noodles to choose from, you will absolutely feel you are in the heart of Asia. Enjoy a warm Beef Soba or slurp a big bowl of Curry Laksa. If you like your noodles fried, try the Singapore fried noodles or the famous Pad Thai. Also munch on famous street food in the Far East like prawn crackers, edamame or vegetable spring rolls.
Open daily from 12 NN to 10 PM
Contact: 058 600 9999
Top Dubai restaurant in the Palm Jumeirah is reopening its doors to guests. Craving for a Japanese night? Nobu’s famous black cod is something you shouldn’t miss out. Other famous dishes on Nobu’s menu include lobster wasabi tacos, sushi, sashimi and more. Indulge in the sophisticated dining room of Nobu or if you are a Palm resident, enjoy a Japanese feast right in the comfort of your home through their delivery service available from 6 PM until 10 PM.
Open daily 6 PM to 9 PM
Contact: 04 426 2626