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Best family brunch deals in Dubai

Mon, September 28, 2020

With so many restaurants offering delicious food and festivities, no one should be left out of the culinary carnival.

With so many restaurants offering delicious food and festivities, no one should be left out of the culinary carnival.


Reform Social and Grill

Cool and casual always wins at Reform, a quintessential British tavern. Book a table for this Friday to enjoy their brunch, which runs from 12 noon to 3pm. Adults can enjoy a hearty three-course meal from just AED199, while kids aged six to 12 can dine for AED55. It's a popular destination for residents in the surrounding Emirates Hills neighbourhood, so you'll see plenty of families with little children and dogs of different breeds roaming about its air-conditioned porch.

Cost: From AED199 for adults, AED55 for children
Contact: +971 4 454 2638


Launched on 27 September, the Eat Play Brunch at Olea is sure to be a big hit for families with young kids. Start your day at 10am with a Parisian breakfast of freshly-baked boulangerie delights at Aspen by Kempinski. Children can then take off on a thrilling expedition at Mall of the Emirates' Magic Planet (included in the package) where they can enjoy indoor rides and play for fun prizes at the arcade. Return to Olea by 1pm where an international feast awaits with live food stations serving fresh pasta, spit-roast lamb, paella, barbecued delights and more.

Cost: From AED245 for adults, 50% off for children under 12 years, and free for children under 5 years
Contact: +971 4 409 5999 

The Scene

The Scene by Simmon Rimmer
Self-taught celebrity chef Simon Rimmer opened this effortlessly chic hangout spot at Dubai's Pier 7, a buzzing seven-storey dining destination. The Scene's brunch specialises in British and European fare along with family fun – which includes dressing up as your favourite princess, superhero or cartoon character for a chance to win exciting prizes. Dine on a delicious three-course set menu while the little ones make the most of arts and crafts stations, balloon animals and a surprise visit from a magical friend.

Cost: From AED299 for adults, AED49 for children 7-12 years, and free for children under 6 years.
Contact: +971 4 422 2328

Bistro Des Arts

Bistrot des Arts
It might not be the Seine river floating beyond the window, but it feels much the same at Bistro Des Arts with views of Dubai Marina's buzzing waterfront. This charming Parisian bistro serves home-style food which makes it a favourite amongst foodie families. Take your pick of Friday or Saturday and make brunch a classy affair with delicious food and drinks starting from just AED99 per person. Doors open as early as 10am for the feast, so book your spot now for a table with a view.

Cost: From AED99 for adults and children
Contact: +971 4 551 1576  


Mekong Restaurant
Mekong brings bold Asian flavours to Anantara The Palm. An award-winning destination, it's a great spot for families with older children to gather around a feast of Vietnamese, Chinese and Thai specialities. Tuck into their brand new Friday brunch of dim sum, grilled chicken satay and pan-Asian mains such as steamed seabass with chilli coriander sauce. Of course, no meal is complete without dessert, and Mekong's selection of exotic sweets will not disappoint.

Cost: From AED295 for adults, AED199 for children 12-18 years 
Contact: +971 4 567 8304

El Chapo

Mexico is known for its fiestas and El Chapo carries on the legacy with zest. This funky Dubai Studio City gem has a brunch where tots, teens and adults alike can revel in a carnival-esque setting while diving into a three-course set menu of authentic Mexican street food. While ice cream flows freely throughout, children can busy themselves with arts and crafts in the Cartel Cave, a popular family-friendly section at the restaurant.   

Cost: From AED149 for adults, AED49 for children 7-12 years, and free for children under 6 years.
Contact: +971 4 514 5411

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