Choix Patisserie and Restaurant par Pierre Gagnaire Award winning Reflets’ little sister is this café, located upstairs in the same hotel. Although the menu at Choix is more accessible, it retains that Pierre Gagnaire spirit of bold innovative. Serving from breakfast, through to dinner, the venue’s speciality is the attractive-looking patisserie selection. Daily 11am-2am. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
La Farine This French-inspired café remains open (quite literally) all hours during June and July. And in case you have a hankering for afternoon tea this month, La Farine serves an excellent option, highly commended at the 2014 Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards. Open 24 hours. JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 414 3000).
La Petite Maison The ever popular Provençal restaurant will retain some of its infamous buzz this month, remaining open for lunch, while also opening a little earlier for dinner in order to cater to iftar guests. Daily noon-3pm, 6.30pm-11.30pm. DIFC (04 439 0505).
La Serre Bistro and Boulangerie Both concepts at this bustling Downtown concept will continue to operate throughout the summer, giving you an option for lunch, as well as for breakfast, at the downstairs boulangerie, which bakes its own bread and serves locally roasted coffee. Boulangerie: daily 7.30am-10.30pm. Bistro: daily noon-3pm, sunset-11pm. Vida Downtown Hotel, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 428 6969).
Little More The Business Central Towers branch of this offshoot of the popular Dutch café brand will remain open from morning, throughout the daylight hours. While the Dubai Marina Mall branch is only open for takeaway and delivery during the day, after sunset the eatery will remain open until 1am and 2am on weekends. Daily 9am-7pm. Business Central Towers, Dubai Media City, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 420 0100).
Mint Leaf of London, Dubai This brand new modern Indian concept has just winged its way over from London, and opened in Dubai’s DIFC. The new restaurant will stay open for lunch during the summer, and also continues to serve a business lunch deal on weekdays, as well as afternoon tea, and an iftar menu after sunset. Daily noon-11.30pm. Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC Dubai (04 706 0900).
Reform Social & Grill Despite closing the outdoor terrace over Ramadan, this British gastro pub will remain open from 8am over the summer. Reform also has all sorts of tricks up its sleeve to reel you in, including a buy one get one free deal on main courses during weekdays (Sun-Thu noon-5pm), an alcohol-free Friday brunch with a weekly changing mocktail selection, as well as a new edition of a Friday evening brunch. Daily 8am-midnight. The Lakes, Emirates Living (04 454 2638).
Urban Bistro If you find yourself in Dubai Media City at breakfast or lunch time, you can eat the delicious, vibrant (and where possible, locally sourced) recipes at this excellent café. Daily 8am-5pm. CNN Building, Dubai Media City (04 362 4330).
Wox Winner of Time Out Dubai’s award for best South East Asian restaurant, this bustling eatery cooks an excellent selection of pan-Asian dishes, coming out swift and fast from the open kitchen. Daily noon-11.30pm. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
Zuma Dubai Time Out Dubai’s restaurant of the year 2014 and pioneer of the emirate’s much-loved Japanese lounge bar and dining model remains open for lunch during this period (although the Friday brunch is discontinued), and will even be serving its award-winning business lunch menu during this time. Daily 12.30pm-3.30pm. Sat-Wed 7pm-midnight, Thu and Fri 7pm-1am. DIFC (04 425 5660).