Easter in Abu Dhabi - brunch, hunts and other fun
What’s On lists brunches and activities for kids this Easter in Abu Dhabi, featuring Easter egg hunts and family-friendly brunches Abu Dhabi.
Sofitel Abu Dhabi
The Corniche restaurant will serve up international and Arabic favourites this Easter. Live music from the Luna Soul band and an egg hunt will also be on offer.
Sofitel Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, 12.30pm to 4pm, Dhs245 with soft drinks, Dhs295 with house beverages, Dhs440 with bubbly. Tel: (02) 8137777. Taxi: Sofitel. sofitel.com
Sheraton Abu Dhabi
Celebrate Easter with a celebration at Flavours. There will also be live entertainment from the piano player.
Sheraton Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, 12.30pm to 4pm, Dhs199 with soft drinks, Dhs249 with wine, beer and cocktails, Dhs299 with sparkling wine. Tel: (02) 6773333. Taxi: Sheraton Corniche. sheratonabudhabihotel.com
Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi
Head to Giornotte for an Easter brunch featuring a scallop and foie gras station, stuffed lamb saddle, whole roasted goose and wagyu beef leg carving station. There will also be a selection of over 55 deserts at Dolce café.
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta’a, Abu Dhabi, 12.30pm to 4pm, Dhs325 for food, Dhs425 with house beverages. Tel: (02) 8188888. Taxi: Ritz-Carlton. ritzcarlton.com
St. Regis Abu Dhabi
Sugar fans should head to the Terrace on the Corniche for this chocolate lovers family brunch. In addition to the cooked-to-order seafood, lobster, crab and oyster bars there will also be a selection of white, milk, and dark Swiss and Belgian chocolate treats.
St Regis Abu Dhabi, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi, 1pm to 4pm, Dhs255, Dhs365 with grapes and hops, Dhs450 with bubbly. Tel: (02) 6944444. Taxi: St Regis Abu Dhabi, Corniche. stregisabudhabi.com
Rosewood Abu Dhabi
Celebrate Easter this Friday with a brunch at Aqua. The kids will be able to join in the fun at the Rose Buds egg hunt.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, Abu Dhabi, 12.30pm to 4pm, Dhs250 per person. Tel: (02) 8135550. Taxi: Rosewood. rosewoodhotels.com
This themed brunch at Origins will see guests hunt for a golden egg, with the finder winning a one-night stay for a family of four including breakfast and tickets to Yas Waterworld. Other activities on offer include a magician, bouncy castle and egg decoration station.
Yas Viceroy, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 12.30pm to 4pm, Dhs390. Tel: (02) 6560600. Taxi: Yas Viceroy. viceroyhotelsandresorts.com
Westin Abu Dhabi
Head over to Fairways for an ‘Easterlicious Brunch.’ The brunch will see an appearance from the Easter Bunny, who will be handing out chocolate eggs to all.
The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, 12.30pm to 4pm, from Dhs290 per adult. Tel: (02) 6169999. Taxi: The Westin. westinabudhabigolfresort.com
Iris Yas Island
Enjoy a BBQ brunch as part of the Spring Time festival being held on Yas Island on Saturday. Kids can play on the playground adjacent to the restaurant.
Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Dhs175. Tel: (055) 1605636. Taxi: Yas Marina. irisabudhabi.com
Saadiyat Beach Golf Club
Head to Saadiyat Island to celebrate Easter on Saturday with a BBQ buffet. Entertainment for the kids include a bouncy castle, face painter, balloon bender and kids’ golf.
Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 11am to 3pm, Dhs90 per adult. Tel: (02) 5578000. Taxi: Saadiyat Beach Golf Club. sbgolfclub.ae
Eastern Mangroves Hotel
This Easter brunch at Ingredients features five live cooking stations, egg painting for the kids, live entertainment and an egg hunt.
Eastern Mangroves Hotel and Spa by Anantara, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, Dhs240 with soft drinks, Dhs320 with house beverages and Dhs475 with French bubbly. Tel: (02) 6561000 Taxi: Eastern Mangroves. abu-dhabi.anantara.com
Featuring food from Essence, Brauhaus and Benihana, guests can sample a variety of cuisines while kids can go on an Easter egg hunt and get their faces painted.
Beach Rotana, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi,12.30pm to 4.30pm, Dhs280 with soft drinks, Dhs370 with wine and hops, Dhs500 with bubbly. Tel: (02) 6979011. Taxi: Next to Abu Dhabi Mall. rotana.com
St. Regis Saadiyat Island
Check out the golden egg hunt on offer at Oléa. This egg hunt will see adults also win prizes with a diamond brunch package for two and bottle of premium French sparkling up for grabs.
St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 1pm to 4pm, Dhs300 with soft drinks, Dhs395 with house beverages, Dhs495 with bubbly. Tel: (02) 4988888. Taxi: St. Regis Saadiyat. oleaabudhabi.com
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Head to a brunch that spans both all-day-dining restaurant CuiScene and Frankie’s Italian Restaurant and Bar. In addition to that, there will be a Marco Pierre White station serving up rotisserie chicken, black angus prime rib eye and Yorkshire puddings.
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, Dhs269 with soft drinks, Dhs319 with wine and hops, Dhs489 with bubbles. Tel: (02) 6543238. Taxi: Fairmont. fairmont.com
Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi
This holiday brunch will also have Easter eggs for sale, of which a portion of the proceeds will be given to charity. Other events include the annual Easter egg hunt, a visit from a life-size bunny and a egg workshop (Dhs80 extra to participate).
Holiday Inn, Al Sarafat, Abu Dhabi, noon to 3pm, Dhs139 with soft drinks, Dhs179 with brews and spirits. Tel: (02) 6574856. Taxi: Holiday Inn, Airport Road. holidayinn.com
Ginger is hosting a festive international brunch in honour of Easter. Kids can also participate in an Easter egg hunt.
Park Rotana, Al Matar, Abu Dhabi, noon to 4pm, Dhs190 for food only. Tel: (02) 6573333. Taxi: Near Khalifa Park. rotana.com
Khalidiya Rayhaan by Rotana
Head to Horizon for a holiday brunch on Sunday. Activities on offer for the little ones include face painting, golden egg hunting and a special kids’ corner.
Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan By Rotana, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi, Dhs175 with juices. Tel: (02) 6570000. Taxi: Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan By Rotana. rotana.com
For a Thai twist to your celebrations visit Urban Kitchen. In addition to fresh seafood, Thai curries and menu items from Benjarong and The Capital Grill will also be served. Kids can busy themselves by decorating cookies and hunting for eggs.
Dusit Thani, Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi, 12.30pm to 4pm, Dhs199 with soft drinks, Dhs299 with house beverages. Tel: (02) 6988137. Taxi: Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi. dusit.com
Yas Island Rotana
This brunch at Choices features the longest brunching time and will include a live carving station with lamb, roast beef and turkey.
Yas Rotana, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 12.30pm to 5pm, Dhs180 for soft drinks, Dhs260 with house beverages. Tel: (02) 6564000. Taxi: Yas Island. rotana.com
Head to Porto Bello Italian restaurant for a holiday brunch. There will also be an egg hunt and face painting for kids.
Grand Millennium Al Wahda, Al Wahda Complex, Abu Dhabi, Dhs229 with house beverages. Tel: (02) 4953890. Taxi: Next to Al Wahda Mall. millenniumhotels.com