5 ways to celebrate Easter Sunday
Eastern Mangroves Hotel and Spa by Anantara
Visit Ingredients all-day-dining outlet for a special bunny brunch that includes egg painting, colouring and an egg hunt for the kids.
Eastern Mangroves Hotel and Spa by Anantara, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, 12.30pm to 4pm, Dhs260 with soft drinks, Dhs350 with Italian sparkling, Dhs495 with French bubbly. Tel: (02) 6561000. Taxi: Eastern Mangroves. abu-dhabi.anantara.com
St Regis Abu Dhabi
For an Italian celebration this Easter, head to Villa Toscana for a traditional Tuscan family lunch.
St Regis Abu Dhabi, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi, noon to 3pm, Dhs250 per person, half price for children aged six to twelve. Tel: (02) 6944444. Taxi: St Regis Abu Dhabi, Corniche. stregisabudhabi.com
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Spanning both CuiScene and Frankie’s restaurant, there will also be a BBQ station and Marco Pierre White Station serving up items such as black angus prime rib eye, rotisserie whole chicken and traditional Yorkshire puddings. Kids can check out the Easter egg hunt on the hotel terrace or check out the bunny burrow for arts and crafts, cookie decorating and more.
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, noon to 4pm, Dhs269 for soft drinks, Dhs369 for house beverages, Dhs499 for bubbles, Dhs135 for kids aged six to twelve. Tel: (02) 6543333. Taxi: Fairmont. fairmont.com
St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort
Head to Saadiyat Island to dine alfresco at Oléa, the Mediterranean all-day-dining outlet. This Sunday brunch will also host a special children’s Easter camp.
St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 1pm to 4pm, Dhs300 with soft drinks, Dhs395 for house beverages, Dhs495 with bubbles, Dhs150 per child, aged six to twelve. Tel: (02) 4988888. Taxi: St. Regis Saadiyat. oleaabudhabi.com
For a dinner celebration, head to this Italian restaurant on Yas Island. There is a four-course set menu for Easter that includes steak tartare, risotto with asparagus and herbs, pan seared turbot with artichokes and napoleon cake. There’s also a dessert tasting menu that includes a trio of dishes – napoleon cake, chocolate bell cake and traditional Colomba – for serious sugar addicts.
Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 6pm to late, Dhs370 per person for four-course menu, Dhs145 per person for dessert tasting menu. Tel: (02) 6575400. Taxi: Yas Marina. cipriani.com