15 November 2018Last updated

Dine out

Daytime dining with kids during Ramadan

Struggling to know what to do with hungry little ones during the holy month? Here’s our pick of kid-friendly venues that are open during the day throughout Ramadan

By Varsha Balasubramanian
2 Jun 2015 | 03:00 pm
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Marina and Media City

Favourite Things

The cafe at this popular children’s indoor play area at Dubai Marina Mall will be open as usual from 9am throughout Ramadan, to keep little ones sustained as well as entertained. 04 434 1984 

Little mOre

Little More

The Business Central Towers branch of Little More in Media City will be serving its usual yummy breakfasts and lunches throughout Ramadan. Weekdays- 8am to 9pm; Weekends- 9am to 7pm; 04 420 0100

Pascal Tepper

Pascal Tepper

Fill up with crispy pastries plus delish salads and sandwiches at this gourmet French bakery next to Radisson Blu in Media City, open daily from 7am to 9pm. 04 454 2408

Jumeirah Lakes Towers and The Lakes

East Kitchen

East Kitchen

This Asian-themed JLT eatery will be serving its usual fusion favourites plus a special sushi menu for Ramadan, including a beginner-friendly menu for children for just Dh20, from 11am to 10pm daily. 04 422 6930/04 422 6929


Jazz@PizzaExpress, Movenpick Hotel

JLT locals can enjoy a tasty gourmet pizza from this well-loved chain to keep hungry kiddies happy throughout Ramadan. Sat to Wed- noon to 1am, Thurs and Fri- noon to 3am. 04 441 6342

Kiddies Café

Kiddies Café

Treat your kids to a wonderful day of play and food at this popular café located at Cluster Y Sheikh Zayed Road, Exit # 32, while you relax and enjoy the range of food and beverages. This place is sure to please the kids as well as give you some time away from your hectic schedule. 10am to 7pm; 04 360 8571


 Reform Social and Grill, The Lakes
This delightful gastro pub tucked away at The Lakes Club has a shaded kiddies play area outside and will be serving its usual selection of quality British fare daily from 8am to 1am, 04454
Reform Social and Grill, The Lakes

This delightful gastro pub tucked away at The Lakes Club has a shaded kiddies’ play area outside and will be serving its usual selection of quality British food daily from 8am to 11.30pm. 04 454 2638

Deira and Creek area


The Boardwalk, Dubai Creek Resort

This picturesque restaurant at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club in Deira has amazing Creek views and will be open for food daily from noon to 1am. 04 295 6000


Paul, Deira City Centre

Serving coffee, tarts and pastries as well as savoury dishes, Paul is open on weekdays from 8.30am to 12.15pm and on weekends from 8.30am to 12.45pm; 04 295 8404

Circle Café

Circle Café, Umm Hurair

Circle Café, in three words? Simple, Fresh and Delicious. It has homey yet stylish surroundings that encourage endless conversation. The menu has evolved from a focus on bagels to diverse options that appeal to all age groups. 10am to 5.30pm; 04 362 1943/1944


Farriers International All Day Dining Restaurant, Meydan

The hotel’s all-day dining restaurant will be serving its usual breakfast and lunch buffets with live cooking stations throughout Ramadan. 6.30am to 11am and 12pm to 3pm daily, 04 381 3111

Near Sheikh Zayed Road


mOre Café, DIFC

This popular café caters to all tastes and has a beautiful ambience. Don’t miss its chicken tagine and grilled salmon. The Anna Marie Se Kiep is a favourite with buttery chicken and baby potatoes. 9am to 5.30pm; 04 343 3779

Funky Monkeys

 Funky Monkeys

Let little ones loose in the soft play area and then refresh them with drinks and food from the café located on 30 21 C Street, which will be open as normal from 9am. 04 388 4114


Aspen, Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates

You can rely on Aspen to provide lunchtime sustenance from its varied international menu while on mall trawls with the little ones this Ramadan, open from noon. Ask for a view of the ski slope. 04 341 0000

Spikes Bar

Spikes Bar, Emirates Golf Club

Children are welcome to come along to Spikes, where you can enjoy casual pub grub while taking in beautiful views of the golf course. Open from 6am throughout Ramadan. 04 417 9800

 The Palm  



This friendly cafe in the Riva complex will continue to serve fresh sandwiches and amazing cakes throughout the month, from 9am to 9pm. 04 451 5982

Milk and Honey

Milk & Honey Gourmet Cafe

This has become synonymous with freshness, quality, value and exclusive products from around the world. Fulfil you organic cravings, as well as enjoy the extensive variety savoury and sweet items. Open 24 hours; 04 432 8686



Enjoy a variety of Mediterranean-inspired dishes, from salad to gluten-free pasta and grilled lobster, at this beach club restaurant on The Palm Jumeirah. 12pm to 12am; 04 430 9466

Silicon Oasis 

 Shakespeare & Co.

Shakespeare & Co.

Don’t miss the fish and chips and mouth-watering lamb shank at this elegant eatery. For a relaxing afternoon with the family, this place is a must. 7am to 2am; 04 320 9072

Jumeirah Beach Residence

 The Talk

The Talk, Movenpick Hotel

Enjoy the fantastic buffets with live cooking or order at leisure from the superb à la carte menu. Breakfast – 6.30am to 10.30am; Lunch – 12.30am to 3am; Breakfast - Dh100; Lunch - Dh130 (food only); 04 449 8888

By Varsha Balasubramanian

By Varsha Balasubramanian