The best family-friendly brunches to try this weekend

Whether you’re in Abu Dhabi or Dubai, brunch season is well and truly back! Treat the family to an afternoon of good food, free-flowing beverages and kids activities at these top family-friendly brunches this weekend. 

Bytes Restaurant at Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City – Bytes Family Brunch

Embark on a culinary journey with a choice of indoor dining or al fresco by the pool while soaking in views of the Palm Jumeirah. Little ones will enjoy the dedicated kids play area, offering a kids’ cinema, bouncy castle, face painting and balloon-bending activities. Meanwhile, parents can relax with live entertainment from DJ Kat Sizova and singer Alex. Expect cheese raclette, a pasta station, bruschetta bar, and two-meter pizzas from the live cooking stations. Dessert options include Mövenpick signature ice cream, cinnamon churros and a waffle station. Fridays, from 12:30 pm to 4pm. AED 249 (soft beverages), AED 349 (house beverages), AED 249 (teenagers aged 13 and above) and AED 89 (children aged six to twelve years).

GO: Email or call 054 793 1424 for reservations and more information.

Farriers Restaurant at The Meydan Hotel – Big Meydan Brunch

The Big Meydan Brunch is brimming with fun and laughter, so gather your loved ones and tuck into an expansive menu featuring culinary delicacies from around the world. Expect ten live cooking stations including Spanish, Japanese, and Arabic, plus a special buffet for kids. The Little Fun Land corner will keep children busy in between bites, as they enjoy arts and crafts, balloon bending and face painting. There will also be live singers and saxophonists. Fridays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 249 (soft beverages), AED 399 (house beverages) and AED 499 (sparkling).

GO: Email or call 04 381 3111 for reservations and more information.

Liwan Restautant at Swissôtel Al Ghurair – Around The World Brunch

Swissôtel Al Ghurair’s ‘Around The World Brunch‘ pays homage to the countries that Dubai is hosting during the six month World Expo. The international buffet features regional classics such as Herdsman’s macaroni from Switzerland, French ratatouille, Chinese Yang Chow fried rice, Japanese parfaits and Italian panna cotta. Throughout the brunch, kids can enjoy specially themed cooking, gardening and dance workshops. Fridays, from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 175 for adults and AED 88 for children.

GO: Email or call 04 293 3270 for reservations and more information.

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Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort – Carnival Brunch

Featuring live cooking stations, kids activities and plenty of entertainment, the Carnival brunch is held in the garden of the five-star hotel. Enjoy appetisers, entrees and live stations featuring dishes from different countries as you take in the views of Ain Dubai and Jumeirah beach. Children’s activities include face painting, a magic show and a bouncy castle, while the live entertainment features a saxophonist and vocalist playing commercial hits. Fridays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 249 (soft beverages) and AED 348 (house beverages).

GO: Call 04 315 3838 for reservations and more information.

Sloane’s at Grosvenor House Dubai – The Grosvenor House Family Brunch

Sample tastes and aromas from around the world. Indulge in a wide range of choices at the live cooking stations, serving seafood, plus a carving station with cuts of beef, lamb and chicken. You can also enjoy signature dishes and drinks from Indego by Vineet, Toro Toro, Siddharta Lounge, Buddha-Bar and Bellavista. If you book and pay by Thursday, you’ll receive a 20% discount too. Fridays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 395 (soft beverages) and AED 495 (house beverages). One child under 12 years old will dine for free with each paying adult.

GO: Visit or call 04 317 6000 for reservations and more information.

Abu Dhabi 
Dino’s Bistro Italiano at Pearl Rotana Capital Centre – Dino’s Weekend Brunch

With its warm, casual and friendly atmosphere, Dino’s brings you the finest Italian flavours, paired with a selection of premium beverages. Visit with your friends and family for a weekend à la carte brunch served directly to the table. An Abu Dhabi dining experience for the entire family. Fridays and Saturdays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 180 per person (soft beverages) and AED 240 (house beverages).

GO: Email or call 02 307 5551 for reservations and more information.

Graphos Social Kitchen at Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas IslandMarket Brunch

Kick start the weekend with an array of dishes from 15 interactive food stations. Begin the culinary adventure at the cold buffet and salad station, before tasting the flavours of the east with sushi, sashimi, Indian, Asian, manakeesh and hot mezze. Finish brunch at the Sweet Corner, which features a range of whole cakes and nitro-ice cream. Children will enjoy the Kids Corner, which includes a Snowstorm Popcorn Corner and Candy Station. Fridays, from 1pm to 4:30pm. AED 269 (soft beverages), AED 379 (house beverages) and AED 499 (premium bubbly).

GO: Email or call 02 208 6900 for reservations and more information.

Sim Sim at Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas – The Market Brunch

The FACT award-winning Friday brunch is back for a new season. Witness the charm of a farmer’s market with an array of delicacies complemented by a carnival-themed ambience. Tuck into live cooking stations, fresh seafood, BBQ stations, succulent meats, a salad bar, cheese, cold cuts, and dessert stalls. Fridays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 390 (soft beverages), AED 515 (house beverages) and AED 615 (bubbly and premium beverages).

GO: Call 02 697 0000 for reservations and more information.

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