Here are 18 places to celebrate Easter in Dubai

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From a laid back lunch or a party-ready egg-stravaganza to a traditional Easter roast…

It’s April and Easter is upon us, and that means egg hunts, lots (and lots) of chocolate and plenty of delicious feasting. If you’re looking for a spot to celebrate the joyous season, we’ve got you covered. 

Whether it’s a laid back set lunch, a party-ready egg-stravaganza, or a roast at Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen, we’ve rounded up a list of restaurants offering up some tasty Easter meals.  

While Easter Sunday is on Sunday April 21, many venues across Dubai are hosting their Easter celebrations during the weekend running up to Easter, while some venues are running week-long offers, so check before you book in a table for your celebrations.

Here’s a list of 18 options for you to choose from:

1. Traiteur Brunch at The Promenade

It’ll be an Easter sp-egg-tacular at Park Hyatt’s famed Traiteur brunch on Friday April 19. As well as the usual lavish buffet and free-flowing drinks, guests can expect a magical Easter forest comprised of hundreds of chocolate eggs and have a chance to crack the golden egg to win one of the prizes including a night’s stay at the resort.

Traiteur brunch, The Promenade, Park Hyatt Dubai, Dubai Creek, 1pm to 4.30pm, Friday April 19, Dhs495 soft, Dhs695 sparkling, Dhs775 premium. Tel: (04) 602 1814. thepromenadedxb.com

2. Flow Kitchen

Branded the ‘Double Egg-streme’ Easter brunch, this family day out at Fairmont The Palm promises something for all ages. DJ Timo will provide the live entertainment while you soak up the sun, take in the sights and tuck into your meal. As for the kids, plenty of fun-filled activities await, including a kids’ club with face-painting, arts and crafts, a petting zoo and the obligatory egg hunt. The food and drink spread will come from the hotel’s top restaurants and will comprise of multi-cuisine specialties and Easter favorite dishes.

Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 12.30pm to 3.30pm, April 19 and 21, Dhs395 soft, Dhs495 house, Dhs195 for children aged six to 12, under six years is free. Tel: (04) 457 3457. palmdining.com

3. Raffles Easter Brunch

This egg-citing brunch will feature several live cooking stations, featuring Arabic, Mediterranean and Asian specialties, including live BBQ serving up steaks, ribs, gourmet burgers, hot dogs, grilled seafood and a tandoori station. Kids will be kept busy too, with an Easter bunny-led egg hunt. There will also be a bouncy castle, face-painting, and balloon bending, as well as a dedicated kids’ buffet and juice stations. The Raffles Easter Market Brunch will takes place in Azur and across the third-floor outlets.

Raffles Dubai, Sheikh Rashid Road, Wafi City, Dubai, 1pm to 4.30pm, April 19, Dhs290 soft, Dhs440 house drinks, children aged six to 12 Dhs145, under six years is free (up to two complimentary children per two paying adults). Tel: (04) 324 8888. raffles.com

4. Palmito Garden

This picturesque spot will be serving up a truly gourmet feast alongside stellar sea and marina views, live music and an egg hunt that’s open to children and adults alike (don’t get too competitive now!). Arrive early to get access to the pool and beach.

JA The Resort, Jebel Ali, Dubai, 12.30pm to 4pm, April 20, Dhs190 soft, Dhs325 house, Dhs85 for children aged six to 12 under six years is free. Tel: (04) 814 5604. jaresorts.com

5. Bread Street Kitchen & Bar

Known for its British menu and traditional roasts, Gordon Ramsay’s Award Winning restaurant is a prime spot for a traditional Easter lunch with all the family. With a kids’ masterclass and traditional playground activities as well as an egg hunt, little ones will be well taken care of, so the grown-ups can kick back and relax.

Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 12.30pm to 4pm, April 19, Dhs240 soft, Dhs355 house. Tel: (04) 426 2626. atlantisthepalm.com

6. Manava

A true family affair, this Easter event will be serving up traditional festive French dishes and egg-based brunch favourites, as well as a host of global cuisines, pastries and decadent chocolate desserts. There’s an Easter bunny and egg hunt for the kids, and beach and pool access is available for an additional fee.

Sofitel The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 12.30pm to 4pm, April 19, Dhs325, Dhs95 for children aged nine to 12, under nine years is free, Dhs45 additional for beach and pool access. Tel: (04) 455 6677. sofitel-dubai-thepalm.com

7. The Talk

One for those with kids, The Talk’s Easter extravaganza comes with a huge array of activities that’ll keep little ones busy and offer adults a chance to truly kick back and relax. Expect a dedicated kids’ area, an Easter Bunny-led egg hunt, egg decorating and face painting, as well as live cooking stations and food from across the globe.

Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai, 12.30pm to 4pm, April 19, Dhs299 soft, Dhs399 house, Dhs150 for children aged six to 12, under six years is free. Tel: (04) 4498888. Taxi: The Walk. movenpick.com

8. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

For a family celebration with Middle Eastern flair, head to Al Forsan. There’s live music, one of the city’s best buffet spreads and a huge range of children’s entertainment, from clowns to camel rides. There’s also a nanny-dines-free deal too, for those with a brood to keep track off.

Bab Al Shams Resort and Spa, 1pm to 4pm, April 21, Dhs365 soft, Dhs545 house, Dhs182 for children five to 12, under five years is free. Tel: (04) 809 6194. meydanhotels.com

9. Palazzo Versace

Two restaurants from this -fivestar luxury hotel will be celebrating Easter this year. Vanitas, the hotel’s Italian restaurant will be offering a set four-course menu for Dhs350 from April 19 to 21 with dishes like Hokkaido Scallops Carpaccio, Fava Beans & Mint Risotto on the menu.

Vanitas, Palazzo Versace, Jaddaf Waterfront, Dubai, April 19 to 21, Dhs350 per person for a four-course meal, Tel: (04) 556 8888, palazzoversace.ae

Giardino, the hotel’s International restaurant will be hosting an Easter brunch from 1pm to 4pm on April 19 that includes an Easter egg hunt among other exciting activities for the kids. You can choose to spend Easter dinner here as well on April 21 for Dhs230 (no drinks).

Giardino, Palazzo Versace, Jaddaf Waterfront, Dubai, 1pm to 4pm, April 19, Dhs390 soft, Dhs570 house, Dhs720 champagne, April 21, Dhs230 dinner only, Tel: (04) 556 8888, palazzoversace.ae

10. The City Grill

Located at The Atrium in Al Habtoor City, this South African Steakhouse is celebrating Easter with a special weeklong steak promotion. Starting April 14, guests can purchase one steak, and get another one of the same kind absolutely free. And as if that wasn’t enticing enough, you’ll also get a free Easter dessert. You can have your pick from a variety of meats like the South African Rump, Argentinian Grass Fed Filet, Australian Angus Sirloin, Australian Angus Rib Eye, mighty Tomahawk steak and more.

The City Grill, The Atrium in Al Habtoor City, deal runs from April 14 to 22, Sunday to Friday 5pm to 1am, Saturday 4pm to 1am, Tel: (04) 437 0022 thecitygrillsteakhouse.com

11. Cipriani

Cipriani will be celebrating the joyous occasion with an Easter inspired menu designed to bring all your loved ones together with their four-course meal. Begin your meal with a baked white asparagus with hollandaise sauce or buffalo mozzarella, followed by white tagliardi pasticcio with veal ragu or risotto with white asparagus and red prawns. The main course includes lamb spezzatino with artichoke and mashed potatoes and pan seared monkfish with artichoke. Finish off your meal on a sweet note with a whipped tiramisu alongside a premium cup coffee of tea.

Cipriani, Dubai International Financial Centre, noon to 11.45pm, April 21, Dhs400, Tel: (04) 347 0003 cipriani.com 

12. ZOCO

Celebrate the Easter season in true Mexican and Latin American style with a mouthwatering brunch and an Easter egg hunt with some fantastic prizes up for grabs. The spread is vast so apart from the nine different seasonal salads, you will also find a cold station featuring unlimited guacamole and ceviche, a live nacho station, and tacos. The main course station features seven delicious dishes from seafood, beef, lamb to chicken so there’s something for everybody’s palette. Save some room for dessert as there’s a special Easter-themed dessert counter serving Easter eggs, bunnies and an assortment of pastries. There’s also face-painting and fun, interactive games for the kids.

ZOCO, The Atrium in Al Habtoor City, Dubai, April 19, Dhs265 soft, Dhs370 house, Dhs440 bubbles, Dhs135 for children aged six to 12, under six years is free. Tel: (04) 437 0044, zocodubai.com

13. Yalumba

The usual Friday brunch at Yalumba gets an egg-celent twist to celebrate Easter on April 19. Apart from some delicious eats like roast turkey and cured meats, there will be an exciting egg-hunt, live music, fun activities and many chocolate-themed events that adults and kids can enjoy. You can also enjoy a 20% discount on all beverages from 3.30pm.

Yalumba, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Airport road, Garhoud, Dubai, April 19, Dhs389 selected wine, beer and house drinks, Dhs529 champagne and selected wine, beer and house drinks. Tel: (04) 702 2328, yalumbadubai.com 

14. Liwan

One of the most family friendly eateries in Dubai is celebrating Easter with a sumptuous Easter themed buffet feature an array of dishes such as farmed rabbit roulade, lamb shanks, seared fish, and much more. For dessert, there are chocolate bunny domes, Easter egg macaroons, jelly bean Easter egg cookies, and more. There’s a play house for the little ones with activities like egg decorating and an egg hunt and there will be a special visit by the Easter Bunny.

Liwan, Swissotel Al Ghurair, Deira, near Fish Roundabout, Dubai, 12.30pm to 4pm, April 19, Dhs189 per person, Dhs95 children aged six to 12, under five years is free,  Tel: (04) 293 3000 swissotel.com/hotels/dubai

 15. Alloro

If you’re in the mood for some delicious, home-cooked Italian food this Easter, then make your booking at Alloro where you can enjoy just that. The authentic Tuscan restaurant will be hosting a Friday Easter themed brunch on April 19, featuring a lavish buffet and plenty of presents for kids.

Alloro, Wyndham Hotel Dubai Marina, Dubai, 1pm to 5pm, April 19, Dhs169 soft, Dhs229 house, Dhs299 prosecco, Dhs99 for children aged 12 to 16, under 12 years is free, Tel: (04) 407 8872, allorodubai.com

 16. The Restaurant at Address Downtown

Celebrating it’s first Easter since reopening, The Restaurant at Address Downtown will be hosting a lavish Easter weekend brunch on April 19. Take in the iconic views of the Burj Khalifa while enjoying a buffet-style feast for appetisers, family-style mains and sharing-style desserts. Don’t miss the overflowing chocolate fountain and the Easter egg hunt for the little ones.

The Restaurant, Address Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Dubai, April 19, 1pm to 5pm, Dhs350 soft, Dhs450 house, Dhs650 house and bubbly, Tel: (04) 888 3444 addresshotels.com

17. Azure Beach

Have a relaxing Easter Sunday whilst on a sun bed on Azure Beach’s large lawn while enjoying the beats from a live DJ and Saxophonist. The specially-curated Easter Brunch features a mouth-watering Asian fusion cuisine paired with your choice of either soft, house or champagne package. You can even mix things up and select a drink (or two) from the pop-up drinks bar. Catch the Easter bunny who will be hopping around serving sweet treats to all guests.

Azure Beach, Rixos Premium, Jumeirah Beach Residence, The Walk, Dubai, 1pm to 4pm, April 21, Dhs225 soft, Dhs345 unlimited house, Dhs445 bubbles, Tel: (04) 342 1924 azure-beach.com

18. Stoke House

For a family-friendly Easter feast, make your way to Stoke House on Friday April 19. Their Easter brunch will serve up free flowing seafood, pizzas and barbecued meats alongside unlimited drinks from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. With something for everyone, there will be plenty of activities for the kids including games, egg painting, egg hunt with the Easter Bunny, a cookie masterclass as well as Disney classics screening in the kids’ area!

Stoke House, Damac Hills Golf Course, Damac Hills, 12.30pm to 3.30pm, Friday April 19, Dhs195 soft, Dhs295 house, Dhs85 children.