About Dubai: Child-Friendly Restaurants

Child-Friendly Restaurants

From the ice-cream parlours to all-you-can-eat buffets, Dubai caters to even the fussiest of eaters serving up a varied menu to sate all the family’s hunger pangs.

Cheesecake-Factory-DubaiCheesecake factory

The menu is a big as the enormous portions at this US chain. Go for pasta, fries, burgers and a range of Skinnylicious and Super Food dishes all served in a relaxed, casual setting. A kids’ menu comes with colouring kit to keep the little ones busy while waiting for their meal. At the Mall of the Emirates’ branch, there are tables that overlook Ski Dubai.

Rainforest-Cafe-DubaiRainforest Café

Dine with gorillas, elephants and tigers while the sound of waterfalls, thunder and mysterious jungle sounds recreate the setting of a real-life rainforest. Check out its wild menu of burgers and salads, including Rainforest Quesadillas to Lava Nachos. And after dining, be sure to buy a cuddly momento from the rainforest shop – pet snake anyone?

Biryani-PotBiryani Pot

Its motto is ‘food for the soul’ and this fast-food outlet on Jumeirah Beach Road really represents home comforts. Delve inside the signature clay pots to discover a medley of recognisable flavours with an added twist. Traditional curries are served alongside tandoori grills and wraps. The kids will think mama’s been in the kitchen.

Big Chefs

All the way from Istanbul in Turkey, this casual restaurant serves up an international menu at its two branches – JBR and BoxPark. A junior menu is served and what’s more, every weekday morning from 8am-11.30am with each adult breakfast order your little one eats for free.


A book shop, come cookery school come café – Bookmunch is a true family favourite where little ones (and big) can while away the hours reading, being read to, and munching their way through the café’s delicious home-cooked dishes. This Al Wasl Square venue is a real community meeting point.

Sapori di Bice

Children can create their very own pizzas and cookies at this upmarket Italian café onJumeirah’s Citywalk and JBR’s The Beach. The open kitchen means you can watch the fresh pastas and pastries being crafted and in true Italian style families come first here.

Cafe-Ceramique-DubaiCeramic Café

A perfect combination of arts, crafts and delicious food. Choose a piece of pottery and then make it your own by painting on it you own pattern and design. To fuel your creativity, choose from a wide menu of pastas, sandwiches, quick bites and desserts. You’ll leave with a full tummy and your own unique creation.

Clinton Street Bakery

What child doesn’t enjoy freshly-made pancakes dripping with golden gooey syrup and warm blueberry muffins? The queues at this New York favourite reflect its popularity – with all the family. Pancakes are just the start – check out the eggs benedict before moving onto the Mexican tacos and burgers.

Puff-Baker-Cafe-DubaiPuff Baker Cafe

Daily cooking classes are held for children aged four and up at this café on Palm Jumeirah’s Golden Mile. It’s a sensory experience where they’ll see, touch, smell and ultimately taste their creations and ignite their love of cooking And while they’re busy in the kitchen overseen by professional chefs, parents can dig into a menu that covers breakfast through to dinner.


The celebrity chef behind the menu at this classic Indian restaurant is Asha Bhosle, the Hindi singer and actress. Her restaurant serves northwest Indian cuisine and the menu is filled with traditional dishes alongside some more modern creations. Asha has incorporated her family favourites into the menu – perhaps they’re your favourites too.

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