Who says you can’t have fun brunchin’ with the kids?
Brunching season is back and we are being spoilt for choice! The bonus? Your kids are absolutely invited along to one of Dubai’s favourite pastimes – check out some of our top picks below.
1. QE2 Friday Brunch
Enjoy a family-friendly brunch set against the backdrop of Dubai’s iconic skyline and shimmering emerald waters below.
From classic British roasts, Indian delicacies, Asian flavours and fresh seafood counters to live cooking stations, artisan cheese platters, delicious salads and an unparalleled dessert selection – the QE2 Brunch is the feast of all feasts!
Your children will enjoy the dedicated playroom that takes over the entire Queens Room ballroom – complete with bouncy castles, interactive games and a dedicated children’s buffet.
Queen Elizabeth 2, Fridays 1pm-4pm, starting from AED 225 for adults, AED 95 for kids 5-11yrs and free for kids under 4, more info
2. Olea Family Brunch
Tuck into a feastful brunch at Olea featuring world cuisine and live entertainment while your boys and girls are kept busy in the dedicated kid’s corner with LEGO & American Girl activities.
Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates, Fridays 10am to 5pm, starting from AED 245 for adults, 50% off for kids 4-12yrs and free for kids under 4, more info
3. Pirates & Mermaids Brunch
Get your family dressed up as pirates or mermaids and head to an exciting Saturday brunch that has something for everyone. Win a prize for best costume, go on a treasure hunt or jump on the bouncy castle. And, of course, meet the ever so quirky Magic Phil.
Look out for the exciting activities that rotate weekly, including pizza making, cupcake decorating, sandwich making and create your own mocktail.
Mazina, The Address Dubai Marina, Saturdays 12:30pm-3:30pm, starting from AED 325 for adults, 50% off for kids 6-11yrs and free for kids under 6, more info
4. Daycation Luau
Join in for Daycation Luau – a tropical Polynesian feast filled with live cooking stations and endless entertainment from Polynesian dancers and more!
Let your little ones channel their inner Moana with face painting, golden coconut treasure hunt, limbo game and even access to the kids club. Your entire family can also splash about with your all-day access to a lagoon-style pool, a lazy river and kids’ pool with splash park.
Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Fridays 1pm-4pm, AED 99 per adult, complimentary for 2 kids between 4-17yrs, more info
5. Friday Garden Brunch
Experience the ultimate family brunch set in the beautiful gardens of Al Forsan, with so many exciting activities for everyone. Find all your favourite foods in the indoor and outdoor live cooking stations, which include organic and healthy spreads, as well as a special kids buffet.
You can also enjoy live musical entertainment while your kids get their faces painted, enjoy the petting zoo, bouncing castle as well as camel and pony riding. Magicians and jugglers will also be around to entertain you all.
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Fridays 1pm-4pm, starting from AED 365 for adults, 50% off for kids 6-12yrs and free for kids under 6, more info
6. Saturday Family Blunch
Enjoy a wonderful family brunch with great food and kid-friendly entertainment that is sure to lighten up your Saturday. Don’t miss out on the face painting, pizza making, kids movie marathon, magic show, competition and much more.
Yalumba, Le Meridien Dubai, Saturdays 12:30pm-3:30pm, AED 119 person, free for kids 12 and under, more info
And if you’re staying in Abu Dhabi, you are going to want to try these brunches out…
7. Chef's Brunch
Blending an engaging market-style experience with Ritz-Carlton’ fine dining service, Chef’s Brunch is a perfect way to start off your family weekends.
Good luck keeping your little ones away from the ‘World of Chocolate Corner.’ Rest assured, they’ll stay occupied at the designated kids area with a dedicated kids buffet, activities and cooking classes.
Giornotte, Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi, Fridays 1pm-4pm, starting from AED 299 for adults, AED 90 for kids 6-12yrs, more info
8. Fire & Spice Brunch
Take your family on a gastronomical journey every weekend, and enjoy the endless variety of exotic cuisines from Choices and Rangoli. Along with the delicious food, you can also enjoy the hotel’s pool while your kids stay entertained at the recently opened Kids Club.
Choices/Rangoli, Rotana Yas Island, Fridays 12:30pm-4pm, starting from AED 208 for adults, AED 110 for kids 6-12yrs, and free for kids under 6, more info