Dubai

Where to eat with the family during Eid

Celebrating Eid in Dubai? Here's where to eat with the family.
Dubai is home to a number of cultures and nationalities, making diversity one of its key characteristics. During Eid Al Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, it is traditional for families to gather together and share an Eid feast. Whether you're adhering to a budget or looking to splurge, Dubai offers a variety of family-friendly restaurants where you can take your family out for a delectable meal.
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Contemporary bites

Sikka Café

Contemporary bites

Sikka Café

Local flavours in a charming old-world setting

This recently opened cafe in the newer section of Dubai’s upscale shopping district, City Walk, serves locally-inspired bites designed to share. Bond over a spread of homestyle Emirati dishes, inspired by India and Iran, presented in uncluttered simplicity. Sikka’s vintage design and wooden interiors pay homage to the winding alleyways of early Dubai, aiming to transport diners to a bygone era. Early risers can opt for the signature breakfast with Baith Tamat, a slow-cooked egg and tomato concoction seasoned with cumin and herbs, and served alongside Arabic cheeses, falafel and a variety of breads.
Contact Details
City Walk, Al Safa
  +971 4 421 5669

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Family-friendly fare

Fume

Family-friendly fare

Fume

Satisfy little appetites at this stylish Marina eatery

It might be situated in one of Dubai's most stylish venues, but this no-frills smokehouse in Dubai Marina is surprisingly gentle on the wallet. Situated on the first floor of Pier 7, a sparkly cylindrical glass structure housing some of Dubai's top dining spots, this eatery has spectacular views of the marina and offers a great setup for families. Every Friday and Saturday, including the long Eid weekend, the restaurant hosts a kids’ buffet brunch with a large play area for just AED30 per child. Adults can feast a la carte on dishes spanning Asian, American and European cuisines including crispy duck, watermelon and cashew salad and six-hour smoked beef chuck rib.
Contact Details
Level 1, Pier 7, Dubai Marina
  +971 4 421 5669

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Tasty retreat

Arrows & Sparrows

Tasty retreat

Arrows & Sparrows

Enjoy tasty treats at this hidden community cafe

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this stylish spot has an affordable kids menu, with dishes for the little ones priced between just AED18 and AED22. Located in The Greens residential neighbourhood, families flock here for the casual atmosphere, crayons and colour-me-in placemats. Healthy kids dishes include grilled chicken with mashed potato and roasted cauliflower or penne pasta with homemade tomato and cream sauce. There's plenty to entice parents as well, starting with the porcini mushroom risotto and pan-seared salmon.
Contact Details
Emaar Business Park, Building 4, The Greens
  +971 4 558 8141
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Fine-dining for all

Ronda Locatelli

Fine-dining for all

Ronda Locatelli

Authentic Italian delicacies to keep you satisfied

Dubai boasts an extensive portfolio of upmarket dining spots, with some catering to families. Authentic Italian restaurant Ronda Locatelli brings the worldly taste buds of Michelin-starred chef Giorgio Locatelli and welcomes diners of all ages. At this eatery located opposite The Lost Chambers Aquarium at Atlantis The Palm, staff are friendly, service is spot on and there's a good selection of wood-fired pizza and pastas. Saturday brunch is especially family-friendly, with pizza-making, an art studio and an in-house magician on hand to keep kids entertained. Plus, kids under 11 eat for free.
Contact Details
Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah
  +971 4 426 2626
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Lunch and a show

Baker and Spice

Lunch and a show

Baker and Spice

An all-day diner with fountain views

You’ll find several locations of this London import across the city, however the Souk Al Bahar is a cut above the rest. In full view of the Burj Khalifa and the dancing Dubai Fountain, this restaurant offers the perfect distraction for energetic kids. As well as wholesome breakfast options including omelettes and fresh fruit, the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. You’ll find a salad bar to pick from, and a number of kid-friendly options including roast chicken, with desserts including ice cream sandwiches and chocolate sundaes. Adults too won't be disappointed, with grilled baby octopus, beetroot dumplings and quail and mushroom ravioli, all vying for your attention.
Contact Details
Baker and Spice, facing the Dubai Fountain, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai
  +971 4 425 2240

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