It’s time to bust out the bunny ears…
Easter is very nearly upon us, and that means egg hunts, feasts (aka brunch) and chocolate… lots of chocolate. Here are 15 places to celebrate Easter in Dubai.
Fairmont The Palm
Fairmont The Palm is holding an ‘Egg-streme’ family brunch on Good Friday, where you can experience all of the hotel’s top restaurants – including Flow Kitchen, Little Miss India, Frevo and Seagrill. There will also be live music, a petting zoo, face painting, a magician, and an Easter egg hunt. At the end of the day, you can enjoy a brunch after-party at Seagrill Restaurant & Lounge, with a free drink for all brunch guests.
Fairmont the Palm, Friday March 30, 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Packages from Dhs295 per person, Dhs180 for children aged six to 12 (under six dine free). Tel: (04) 457 3457. More info on website.
Farmer’s Market on the Terrace
The Farmer’s Market on the Terrace at Bay Avenue Park is holding an Easter cookie decorating workshop this Friday, using icing made from natural ingredients. There will be plenty of yummy Easter treats available from Baker & Spice too, such as hot cross buns and bunny ear cupcakes.
Farmer’s Market on the Terrace, Bay Avenue Park, Business Bay, Friday March 30, 8am to 2pm (cookie workshop from 9am onwards). Tel: (04) 427 9856. More info on Facebook.
Gaucho DIFC is offering a special two-for-one roast deal over Easter weekend, complete with all the trimmings. Roasts will be served all day on Saturday and Sunday, and prices are Dhs215 for a one-course main roast, Dhs270 for two courses and Dhs320 for three courses. There will also be a games and colouring station to keep the little ones entertained.
Gaucho, DIFC, Saturday March 31 and Sunday April 1, noon to 11.30pm. Kids under six eat free of charge, kids six to 12 dine for half price. Tel: (04) 422 7898. More info on website.
Vida Downtown’s Urban Picnic brunch has a special Easter theme this Friday, with bunny-shaped pinatas and egg-shaped desserts (in addition to the usual line-up of churros and nachos). There will also be a golden egg hunt where the grand prize is a free brunch.
3in1, Vida Downtown, Friday March 30, 1pm to 5pm. Dhs310 including soft beverages, Dhs360 including house beverages. Tel: (04) 888 3444. More info on website.
Brasserie 2.0 at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa is hosting two Easter brunches, one on Good Friday and one on Easter Sunday. Expect more than 10 live cooking stations including seafood, pizzas and BBQ, as well as a dedicated dessert counter with plenty of chocolate treats.
Brasserie 2.0, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina, Friday March 30 and Sunday April 1, 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Packages from Dhs425 on Good Friday and Dhs380 on Easter Sunday. Kids aged six to 12 dine for Dhs210, under fives dine free. Tel: (04) 316 5550. More info on website.
Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Mövenpick Hotel in JLT is hosting a family-friendly Easter brunch at Nosh on Sunday, with a special buffet for little ones, face painting, an egg hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny. There will also be a carvery, seafood, live BBQ and sushi and sashimi stations, as well as a colourful dessert display with a chocolate and vanilla fountain.
Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Sunday April 1, 12.30pm to 4pm. Dhs179 including soft beverages, Dhs289 with house beverages. Kid aged six to 12 dine half-price, kids under six dine free. Tel: (04) 438 0000. More info on website.
Pierchic is holding a special Easter Sunday edition of its Chic Brunch. Expect fresh seafood, laidback sounds from the DJ, and spectacular views from the al fresco dining spot.
Pierchic, Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah, Sunday April 1, 12.30pm to 4pm. Packages from Dhs395. Tel: (04) 432 3232. More info on website.
Sofitel The Palm
Sofitel The Palm is hosting a Good Friday brunch at Manava, its all-day dining restaurant. Meat lovers can tuck into smoked BBQ short rib or a juicy roasted lamb leg, while those with a sweet tooth can indulge in an impressive Chocolate Island complete with Easter bunny display. There will be face painting, arts & crafts, and a magic show for kids, while adults can enjoy an Easter egg hunt where the prize is a precious stone from Dhamani Jewels. All packages include beach access.
Sofitel The Palm, Friday March 30, 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Packages from Dhs395, teens aged 13 to 20 Dhs155, kids nine to 12 Dhs100. Kids up to eight years old dine free. Tel: (04) 455 5656. More info on website.
Taj Dubai is hosting its Hidden Brunch at global eatery Tesoro and rooftop lounge Treehouse on Good Friday with an Easter twist. Expect traditional roast lamb with all the trimmings, decadent honey chili beef, and an array of sweet treats including lavender baked yoghurt and raspberry eclairs.
Taj Dubai, Business Bay, Friday March 30, 1pm to 4pm at Tesoro and 4pm to 8pm at Treehouse. Packages from Dhs299, after-party drunch package (five beverages) for Dhs150. Tel: (058) 827 2763. More info on website.
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is celebrating Easter Sunday with a brunch featuring special Easter dishes from around the world. Kids will be entertained with plenty of activities, including a traditional Easter egg hunt, visit from the Easter bunny, Easter egg painting, mini-zoo, and camel and pony rides. There’s also a pool access package available.
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Sunday April 1, 12.30pm to 4pm. Packages from Dhs395, half-price for children aged five to 12, and children under four dine free. Pool access package from Dhs525. Tel: (04) 809 6194. More info on website.