We don’t want to be labelled as doom-mongers here at Time Out
, but we feel duty bound to inform you that there’s not much time left to get your five-star dining fix. Ramadan is just around the corner: the holy month is a time for spiritual reflection, time with the family and iftars (lots thereof), although it’s worth nothing that a number of Dubai’s best restaurants close over August, and some of our favourite meal deals will be discontinued. So, with one eye on the clock, we round up the restaurants you must visit before summer sets in and fasting starts. Roasts and renovations
Laid-back, accessible sports bar The Academy
at The Address Montgomerie is shutting up shop for Ramadan, meaning no more pub grub or watching live sports on the multitudinous flatscreen TVs. However, all is not lost – the venue will be undergoing major renovations during August. Our insiders tell us the restaurant will open up after Ramadan with a new name, new look, a bigger outdoor seating area and more covers. In the meantime, we recommend popping down for the Tuesday curry night (prices vary). Alternatively, just across the road, The Montgomerie’s Nineteen restaurant will be open for dinner as usual, but there will be no Saturday roasts in August.The Address, Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).