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When it comes to Dubai brunches, Crescendo at Anantara The Palm is one of the city’s reigning favourites for family-friendly fun, extensive food offering and brilliant beverages.

An extensive buffet and live stations aplenty take you on a culinary journey around the world, endless dessert stations and did we mention the oh-so-impressive array of drinks?

A perfect brunch for all the family, there’s a specially-dedicated kids’ corner with a buffet, candy station, play area and tons of activities to keep them entertained, while you have some much-needed adult time.

Food is served buffet-style, meaning you can fill your plate with every cuisine you can imagine from the Middle East to Western or Asian. Seafood lovers can feast on fresh oysters, mussels and freshly-rolled sushi and for those who love to graze on fruit, there’s impressive tables lined with smoked duck, wagyu beef bresaola, 30 different kind of cheese, lobster and crab risotto station and a paella station.

The dessert station is sure to tempt even the most resistant of sweet tooth’s; with candy floss stations and cold stone ice cream, pastries and colourful cupcakes.

Live entertainment from a Colombian duo sets the scene all day and now the weather has cooled down, you can take full advantage of brunching alfresco on the outdoor terrace, which has stunning views overlooking the infinity pool. Bliss.

Drinks stations include a special espresso Martini bar, cooling slushy cocktails, crisp house beverages or even refreshing coconut water, served in a carved coconut shell.

Running from 1pm to 4pm every Friday, the brunch is priced from Dhs365 for the soft package and Dhs525 for house beverages, and with a location like the idyllic Anantara The Palm, there aren’t many better ways to spend a Friday afternoon.

Fork & Cork Friday Brunch, Crescendo, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, East Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE, 1pm to 4pm, Fridays, Dhs365 soft, Dhs525 house, Dhs630 Italian sparkling, Dhs735 bubbly. Tel: (04) 567 8310. anantara.com

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