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10 Unique Dining Experiences For The Whole Family

May 18, 2021 Posted by: Kidzapp Team Kids Activities

There are many restaurants in the UAE that have a family-friendly atmosphere. Sometimes, however, you want to try something different than your usual go-to place. Check out this list of 10 unique dining experiences both you and the kiddos will love.

1. Cereal Killer Cafe

This is a fun one and not just because of the clever wordplay. Imagine choosing from heaps of cereal brands from five different countries. Add over twenty different kinds of milk to the flavoured, lactose-free, organic mix. Now throw in a bunch of fruity or chocolaty toppings. Heavenly. The kids are sure to love the entire experience.

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The Dubai Mall
Working Hours:
Daily 9:00 to 13:00
Bowl from AED 42

2. Chillout Ice Lounge

Head to the Middle East's first sub zero lounge where you can finally beat the desert heat and enjoy some tasty refreshments. The entry fee includes a complimentary welcome drink such as tea, coffee and their signature hot chocolate; just like you find in the Alps. 

A unique time out, you and your kiddos will be spellbound with the gorgeous ice sculptures, carved out seating arrangements, illuminated interiors - all at a temperature of minus six degrees.

Save up to 50% off your entry fees with Kidzapp!

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Times Square Center
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 22:00
Entry for 1 Child : AED 20
Entry 1 Adult : AED 72
Entry for 1 Adult + 1 Child : AED 85
Entry for 2 Adults + 2 Children : AED 170

3. Oompa Loompa

Step into the Willy Wonka's world (without the need for a Golden Ticket) at this quirky and family-friendly restaurant. Alongside the international comfort food, the eatery is home to a themed soft play area and also hosts fun-filled chocolate masterclasses just for kids.

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The Walk, JBR
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 00:00
Mains from AED 45
Kids Dishes from AED 20

4. Mazmi Cafe

An absolute Dubai gem, this cafe, located right on the creek inside the old textile souk, is the perfect experience of tradition with a modern twist. While you and your littles dig into delicious dishes, you can enjoy watching the magic of the creek as busy abras sail by back and forth. Plus there are plenty of food options to satisfy both big and small tummies. 

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Old textile souk, Bur Dubai
Working Hours:
Daily 8:00 to 20:00
Breakfast from AED 15
Mains from AED 25
Sweets from AED 13

5. Night Pass at Dubai Safari Park

Looking for something new and cool? How does night time access to Dubai Safari Park sound? Now you and the kiddos can buy a ticket to enter the park and enjoy a fun family outing. You'll be able to access the food trucks, enjoy the weather, and take a walk through the surrounding landscape. 

It'll be bedtime for the animals, but who doesn't want to enjoy an evening out at a safari park? (Do note that there will be no viewing of animals during the night time visits).

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Ras Al Khor Rd
Working Hours:
Sun-Thu 18:00 to 22:00, Fri-Sat 18:00 to 00:00
Per Person: AED 10

6. Dine In Cinema at Reel Cinemas The Pointe

A restaurant and cinema rolled into one - how does that sound for a fun time out? Say goodbye to standard cinema snacks and enjoy restaurant-prepared culinary delights served to your diner-style seats, while you enjoy the latest blockbusters on the big screen. 

Choose what you want from the extensive restaurant menu, and while it's being freshly prepared, relax in your leather seat that looks like it's been taken straight from your local diner. Once your meal's ready, waiters will bring it to the bench-table in front of you, so you can tuck in without taking your eyes off the screen. 

Choose between breakfast, lunch or dinner, served directly to your seat while the action's on.

Get 30% off your Full Meal Package + Movie Ticket!

This offer is also available at Reel Cinemas, Jebel Ali Recreation Club

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Reel Cinemas The Pointe
Working Hours:
Timings vary based on movie schedule
For 1 Person: AED 110
For 2 Persons: AED 220

7. Last Exit AUH Bound

Explore a pit stop featuring great food and a post-apocalyptic scenery filled with monster trucks, war rigs, abandoned vehicles, and delicious flavours. 

Some of the food trucks you can find on-site are Burger Pit, Cupagahwa, Johnny Rockets and My Karak.

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Sheikh Zayed Road, E11
Working Hours:
Daily 9:00 to 22:00
Food from AED 14
Drinks from AED 5

8. The Roseleaf Cafe

This cafe brings the garden indoors with its glass-roofed gazebo. It offers you and your littles a light and airy spot to enjoy a fantastic coffee and delicious munchies. It's fully equipped with toys and books too to keep the kiddos busy while you kick back and relax.

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Dubai Garden Center, Al Quoz
Working Hours:
Daily 9:00 to 18:00
Food from AED 20

9. Rainforest Café

This popular amazonian-inspired restaurant is now open at Yas Mall Abu Dhabi. Head deep into the rainforest for a dining experience your little explorers will be keen to try. One of the biggest reasons behind the brand’s continued popularity is the mid-meal theatrics of the ‘living decor’. Enjoy wild animal noises, including crocodiles and elephants, and the crash of thunder that will keep young ones entertained throughout the meal.

You can also find Rainforest Café at The Dubai Mall.

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Yas Mall
Working Hours:
Daily 10:00 to 22:30
Mains from AED 51

10. Boomah, The Owl Café

Abu Dhabi is now home to the region’s only owl café. Boomah Café is home to nine owls that you can learn about and hold when buying a ticket, under the supervision of trainers that care for the birds of prey. These birds aren't kept for entertainment; many of them wouldn't survive in the wild due to injury or disability, so the Café is the perfect place for kids and adults alike to learn about these magnificent birds. And a delicious meal on the side won't do any harm

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Al Seef Village, Khalifah Park
Working Hours:
Daily 14:00 to 22:00
Entry: AED 70

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