What’s On previews the best brunches and activities for kids this Easter in Dubai, featuring Easter egg hunts and family-friendly brunches.

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Movenpick Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Easter bunnies, face painting and an Easter-themed brunch buffet complete with an outdoor barbecue. There’s also an Easter egg hunt for the little ones.

April 5 to 12
Movenpick Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, Dubai, 12.30pm to 3.30pm, Dhs205 (soft drinks), Dhs315 (selected beverages), Dhs535 (selected beverages and bubbly). Tel: (04) 4380000.  Metro: Jumeirah Lakes Towers. movenpick.com

Eat Greek
To celebrate Easter the restaurant is offering a feast of slow-roasted lamb marinated in Greek herbs and served alongside roasted vegetables.

April 12
The Beach Opposite JBR, Dubai, noon to 1am, Dhs90. Tel: (04) 4305249. Tram: Dubai Marina Mall. eatgreekkouzina.com

Eat Greek

Big kids can tuck into a hearty brunch while the little kids take part in an Easter egg hunt or get their faces painted. As you’d hope, the dessert station is the highlight with an assortment of chocolate eggs and white chocolate bunnies to gobble down. Look out for the Easter bunny who’ll be handing out mini chocolate eggs to all.

April 4
The Address Dubai Marina, Dubai, 12.30pm to 3.30pm, Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs370 (house drinks). Tel: (04) 4367777. Metro: Dubai Marina. theaddress.com

Reform British Bake-Off
The connoisseurs of all things British, Reform Social & Grill is debuting The Great Reform Bake Off over the Easter weekend. Residences of Dubai are encouraged to get creative and bake their finest sweet treats, which will be judged by a panel of industry foodie professionals, including Head Chef, Ryan Waddell. First, second and third prizes will be awarded to the cream of the crop. Entry is free of charge.

April 4
The Lakes, Dubai, Sat 1pm. Tel: (04) 4542638. Taxi: The Lakes Club. reformsocialgrill.ae

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Easter Carnival
Alongside The Great Reform Bake Off (see above), there’ll be an Easter Carnival providing something for all the family to get involved in. Teaming up with Tickles and Giggles, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt, along with other fun filled family activities including carnival games, two bouncy castles, a train and merry-go-round, arts and crafts station and a photo booth.

April 3 and 4
The Lakes, Dubai, Fri and Sat noon to 6pm, Dhs100. Tel: (04) 4542638. Taxi: The Lakes Club. reformsocialgrill.ae

Eggspectation has gone all out to put on a ‘cracking’ line-up of activities for children this Easter. There’s a children’s arts and crafts station followed by a huge Easter egg hunt.

April 1
The Beach Opposite JBR, Dubai Marina, 3pm to 6pm, Dhs90 (including all activities and a kids’ meal). Tel: (04) 4307252. Metro: Dubai Marina. eggspectation.com



Celebrate Easter on the Palm at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray with an Easter-themed Sunday lunch.

April 5
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, The Palm, Dubai, 1pm to 4pm, Dhs225. Tel: (04) 4530444. Taxi: The Palm, west crescent. jumeirah.com

The Rib Room
If you fancy your Easter lunch with a side order of steak, the Rib Room is the one for you. Offering a signature cut selection of top of the range meat as well as the ‘Best of British’ cheese trolley, this is home comforts at its best.

April 3
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, The Palm, Dubai, 12.30pm to 3.30pm, Dhs350. Tel: (04) 4530444. Taxi: The Palm, west crescent. jumeirah.com


To mark Easter Sunday diners at Suq can look forward to a menu featuring a barbecue station, a traditional spring lamb, plus a whole host of chocolate treats to feast on. Expect a visit from the Easter Bunny and an organised Easter egg hunt at 10.30am.

April 5
Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2, Dubai, 6pm to 11pm, Dhs275. Tel: (04) 2707777. Taxi: Four Seasons Hotel. fourseasons.com



Pronto Café
If you need to satisfy a sugar fix look no further than Pronto Café at Fairmont Dubai. Treats include huge Easter eggs, mini chocolate eggs’ bag, Easter cupcakes, and an Easter fruitcake. The café also offers guests choices for Easter-themed coffees such as Salted Caramel Latte and White Chocolate Mocha.

April 5
Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Tel: (04) 3325555. Metro: World Trade Centre.  fairmont.com/dubai

Pronto Café at Fairmont Dubai

Expect an Easter feast with a selection of food from the carving stations. Kids also have the opportunity to get creative in a dedicated children’s area. The family style brunch will offer kids’ activities including face and egg painting as well as an Easter hunt.

April 3 and 4
The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, 12.30pm to 4pm, Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs300 (house drinks), Dhs150 (kids). Tel: (04) 4388888.Metro: Dubai Mall/ Burj Khalifa. theaddress.com

A traditional British roast Easter theme with meats accompanied by roast potatoes and fresh seasonal vegetables.

April 4
The Address Montgomerie, Emirates Hill, Dubai, noon to 3.30pm, Dhs235 (soft drinks), Dhs325 (house drinks), Dhs550 (with bubbly). Tel: (04) 3631275. Taxi: The Address Montgomerie Dubai. theaddress.com

Raffles Garden 
The Raffles patio is transformed into an Easter garden brunch. Sample Raffles’ Friday roast with an Easter twist including elderflower and mint cucumber shooters, grape and almond gazpacho and asparagus vnaigrette with truffles , followed by an Easter themed carvery and seafood stalls. The kids corner has an ice-cream truck and popcorn cart. There’s even a bouncy castle and the obligatory Easter egg hunt.

April 3
Raffles, Wafi, Dubai, 1pm to 4.30pm, from Dhs235. Tel: (04) 32488888. Taxi: Wafi mall. raffles.com/dubai

Desert Palm
Rare restaurant hosts a vintage brunch with a fusion of European and Asian cuisine complete with live cooking stations and specific wine pairings to add to the occasion. The Easter Vintage brunch includes half a bottle of champagne per person, unlimited sparkling wine, bottle beers, wines, spirits and Easter cocktails.

April 5
Desert Palm, Dubai, 12.30pm to 4pm, Dhs350 to Dhs495. Tel: (04) 3238888. Desertpalmperaquum.com

Arabian Ranches Golf Club
This family-friendly buffet brunch also offers a traditional egg hunt, face painting, bouncy castle and egg painting.

April 3
Arabian Ranches Restaurant & Terrace, Arabian Ranches, Dubai, noon to 4pm, Dhs225. Tel: (04) 3607935. Taxi: Arabian Ranches Golf Club. arabianranchesgolfdubai.com

The Urban Picnic serves up a gourmet twist on a good old-fashioned family picnic, with special Easter treats for all ages.

April 5
Vida Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, 1pm to 4pm, Dhs225 (with soft drinks), Dhs295 (with house drinks). Tel: (04) 4286827. Taxi: Vida Hotel. vida-hotels.com

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Al Bayt 
Guests can indulge their sweet tooth with this lavish afternoon tea that puts chocolate centre stage.

Throughout April
The Palace Downtown Dubai, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, Wed and Sat, 2pm to 6pm daily, Dhs145. Tel: (04) 4287888. Taxi: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard. theaddress.com


Sugar Moo
Online bakery Sugar Moo has prepared a selection of Easter treats from Bunny carrot cakes and Easter basket cupookies (that’s a cupcake cookie to the uninformed). Door to door delivery available. sugarmoo.com