Friday brunch in Dubai is a legendary institution, but it’s not always easy to find family-friendly venues where kids are well-catered to. By popular request, we’ve put together a list of the top kid-friendly brunch Dubai hotspots designed for parents and little ones. Spread the love and share it with all your favourite mums and dads!
1. Head to the racecourse for family fun
Race your kids to Farriers every Friday to enjoy picture-perfect views of the world famous Meydan Racecourse and a range of children’s activities that’ll keep them entertained all afternoon. From a bouncy castle to face painting, video games and more, this super laid-back brunch has plenty of space for children to run and play. Best part for parents? Farriers also hosts a live jazz band if you’re up for some swing action.
2. Let your little ones enjoy the fun
Weekends are a time to indulge and nobody knows this better than Olea restaurant at the Kempinski Hotel. Check out the elegant Levantine hotspot’s popular Thursday night ‘Linner’ that features authentic Middle Eastern specialties and a dedicated kiddie station packed with treats and fun-filled activities like magic shows, face painting and our personal favourite, a cotton-candy machine!
3. Hop on board the abra express
Nothing gets the kids quite as excited as a trip by Abra boat, so head down to the Mina A’Salam Brunch in Souk Madinat where you’ll get to enjoy a gourmet foodie showcase alongside carefully crafted cocktails (the views aren’t half bad either!) And for the little ones? Well, they have a choice of entertaining activities like mini golf, a dedicated play area and ring toss games… something tells us you’ll want to get in on the golfing action yourself.
4. Let the little ones be in charge
One of the most popular brunches in Dubai for families, Füme makes sure kids get the boss treatment on Fridays and Saturdays with a specially crafted buffet designed just for them (parents are free to indulge in Füme’s à la carte food and drinks menu.) This kids’ brunch GREAT value for money, and little ones also get to enjoy the on-site play area that’s always an energetic space packed with fun activities.
5. Take a road trip into the desert
Deep in the Dubai desert lies an oasis of calm…before the kids arrive that is! At Al Forsan’s Friday brunch at Bab Al Shams, kids can get their fill of culture and fun including a petting zoo, pony & camel rides, a giant chessboard, entertainers and a bouncy castle. Be sure to book a table on the outdoor terrace where kids can run around on the lawn all afternoon.
6. Go on trek into the “jungle”
Do your kiddies love Middle Eastern food? Well, they’re in for a treat at The Collective in Grand Hyatt. With food stations serving Moroccan, Iranian and Lebanese cuisine, this family friendly brunch boasts an awesome jungle-style area for your little monkeys to run around in once they’re done filling their tummies. The hotel also boasts a dedicated ‘Kidz Club’, which your little one can join for an extra charge.
7. Go kid-free for the afternoon
Want a bit of child-free time? You’ll want to book your space at the incredibly popular Big Brunch @ Amwaj which is chock full of on-site entertainment for the little ones. (Translation: while they’re munching through their mini brunch and enjoying the special children’s entertainment, you’re free to dance to live DJ sets and savour over 100 dishes and countless drinks on offer!