The weekend starts here with these child-approved culinary offers and events!
BUBBALICIOUS AT WESTIN MINA SEYAHI: One of Dubai’s most famous and fabulous brunches is back on, offering the same sprawling outdoor terrace, dazzling array of food options spread across multiple venues, live cooking stations and themed food and drink carts as ever – except now there is kids’ entertainment on offer too.
There are a range of family-friendly activities for little ones to get stuck into, from face, animal toy and pot painting, to themed arts & crafts, customised magnet-making, and a slime workshop. With lots of space for kids to run around outside, this is a flagship Friday brunch to tick off the bucket list. DETAILS: Fridays, 1pm – 4pm, Dh300pp soft, Dh450 with house beverages, Dh 650 with bubbles, Dh150 for kids aged 6-12 years, children under 6 are free. Call 04 511 7373 or email email@example.com, www.minaskitchendubai.com/specials.
IN TO THE JUNGLE BRUNCH AT PALAZZO VERSACE: This all-new, animal-themed brunch is packed full of entertainment for the kiddies, with animal impersonators, a performance from Magic Phil himself, face painting and mini chef experiences to balloon making, jungle crafts and a planting station. Meanwhile parents can choose from a selection of international gourmet delicacies, from roasts to sushi, seafood and Indian cuisine, while enjoying the live musical entertainment. Access to the Central and West pools before or after brunch is included, and children also get access to the kids’ club. DETAILS: Every Friday, 1-5pm, Dh299pp soft package, Dh385 house beverages, Dh499 with sparkling, Dh699 with premium sparkling, teens 12-20 Dh299, kids 4-11 Dh150, ages 3 years and below are free. See www.familybrunchdubai.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +971508361513.
PICNIC PANTRY BRUNCH AT CROWNE PLAZA: Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City’s hugely popular picnic pantry brunch is back with a socially distanced twist. Still offering its delectable walk-in pantry, BBQ stations, live music, kid’s activities – including soft play, bouncy castle, and arts and crafts – as well as all-day pool access, and stunning views of the city skyline, it makes for a fun-filled family day out. Don’t forget to bring your swimmers! DETAILS: Dh245 or Dh345 (house beverages) including pool access, children kids 6-12 Dh75, under 6s are free. Dubaifestivalcityhotels.com, 04 701 1111.
PLAYHOUSE BRUNCH AT SWISSOTEL AL GHURAIR: Children can play at being chefs, gardeners and artists at Swissôtel Al Ghurair’s revamped ‘Playhouse Brunch’, which relaunches for the first time since the pandemic this weekend. Welcoming your little ones with a personalized passport at the door, kids will enjoy healthy meals served at their own tables in the special Little Explorers area. Then they can get stuck into the“Little Chef”, “Little Green Fingers”, and Little Picasso activities, while parents watch from afar on the special brunch TV monitors. DETAILS: Fridays, 12.30-4pm, Liwan, Swissotel Al Ghurair, Dh 160 per person, half price (kids aged six to 12), kids under five eat free. Email FoodandBeverage.AlGhurair@swissotel.com or call 04 2933270.
LA TAVOLATA BRUNCH AT STUDIO ONE: Bring the family for some all-Italian, sharing-style food, featuring a selection of starters and mains, including the crispest calamari, bruschetta, burrata and saffron risotto, grilled salmon, beef lasagne and fresh pizza, as well as unlimited drinks. But the best part is the kids’ entertainment – as well as getting free pool access, children can have fun in the kids’ play area, watch cartoons in the Screening Room, play games in the Studio Arcade, as well as be chef for a day with pizza making workshops. DETAILS: Fridays, 1-4pm, Dh269 for adults with free-flowing beverages and sharing Italian menu (3 starters, 3 mains, 3 desserts), or Dh299 for premium packages, including sparkling wine. To book, call 04 581 6780 or email email@example.com.