About Dubai: Family Friendly Brunches

Family Friendly Brunches

Lazy lunches that linger for hours are made even sweeter for parents when the kids are entertained

Mazina @ Address Dubai Marina

There’s a distinctively superhero theme to the brunch at Mazina on a Saturday, where Spiderman and Superman are let loose on the bouncy castle and Wii stations and where kids are kept amused with a magic show and children’s entertainers. There’s also a competition for the best costume. Food includes an international buffet and carving stations, as well as dishes especially for superheros.

Al Bahou @ Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel

Families take over the grand, lantern-filled hall of this hotel every Friday, with the children kept busy in their own dedicated room complete with vast buffet and giant movie screen. A bouncy castle, face painters and arts and crafts section and chocolate fountain mean there’s no time for boredom.

Picnic Brunch @ Al Badia

Open the picnic basket to unveil the goodies inside; settle down on the rug and enjoy the lush green views of the fairways of the Al Badia Golf Club. The children are then free to run around in the fresh air, explore the children’s play area and dive into the candy land dessert station.

Palermo @ Dubai Polo Club

Watch the sport of kings unfold on the pristine polo field in front of you, while you dine on the terrace of The Palermo Restaurant. The thrilling polo action is only beaten by the sumptuous buffet of tapas, and seafood, salads and live cooking stations. The children can run in the open air and in the playground.


PIK-NIK @ Westin Mina Seyahi

Make a beeline for the Westin hotel every Saturday for PIK-NIK. This English-style countryside picnic is set out on the lawns of the hotel, enclosed by a twee white picket fence with tartan rugs and bean bags laid out for families. You’ll receive a wicker basket filled with assorted salads, cheeses, breads, cold meats and scrummy madeleines and muffins. The children’s entertainment means you won’t be seeing much of your kids for the next few hours.

Farriers @ The Meydan Hotel

Head to the races and watch the horseracing action unfold on the racetrack while the whole family digs into the brunch at Farriers. The children’s entertainment area is particularly immense here with face painting, candyfloss machine, mini golf, computer games and bouncy castle. Meanwhile, the resident jazz band keeps everyone on their toes.

Beachcombers @ Jumeirah Beach Hotel

The sandy beach that sits a stone’s throw from the iconic Burj Al Arab is not a bad playground for your kids is it? While you dine on Pan Asian cuisine seated on the terrace of the Beachcombers restaurant within the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, your children can feel the sand between their toes or venture inside into the kids’ club where the movies will be rolling and they’ll be kept busy with arts and crafts.

Maya @ Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & SpaMaya @ Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa

Why wait to start at lunchtime. Let the entertainment begin early in the morning and head to Le Royal Meridien Resort where brunch goers at the Mexican-themed Maya restaurant includes access to the pool and beach. Let the kiddies splash out in the pool and run wild in the hotel’s vast grounds and long sandy beach before digging into plates of guacamole, fajitas, enchiladas and tacos – all overseen by celebrity chef Chef Richard

Flow-Kitchen-Fairmont-PalmFlow Kitchen @ Fairmont The Palm

Children are the guests of honour at Fairmont the Palm’s Flow Kitchen. The minute they finish their “healthy” lunch, they are whisked away to the hotel’s Falcons Kids Club where there’s no time to rest. Every half an hour the trained child carers will do a different activity – whether arts and crafts indoors or beach and water games outside.


Don’t think just because you have the kids in tow that you have to miss out experiencing the cuisine at one of the best restaurants in the world (ranked number 88 in The World’s Best Restaurants list sponsored by San Pellegrino & Acqua Panna). This swish Japanese bolt hole in the Dubai International Financial Centre is surprisingly family friendly – the supervised kids’ corner keeps them entertained when they want to stray from the table. www.zumarestaurant.com