Easter falls on Sunday April 21 this year, so it’s time to gather the family and make your plans. Here are some top brunches to try, whether you’re looking for a meal with plenty of kids’ activities, Easter egg hunts and more, or something more sophisticated – such as a special Italian Easter meal.
A La Turca
This Turkish buffet restaurant will have range of dishes for Easter, plus live entertainment and an egg hunt.
Dhs239 (soft drinks), Dhs300 (with two house beverages), half price (kids aged six-12). Rixos The Palm Dubai Hotel & Suites (04 457 5454).
Bayside Restaurant & Terrace
Make a date at this chilled-out Business Bay restaurant and you’ll get a family-friendly Easter brunch. There will be live entertainment from a jazz band, kids’ activities including an egg hunt.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs375 (house beverages), Dhs475 (sparkling), free (kids under four). Fri Apr 19, 12.30pm-4pm. Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay (04 369 0000).
Fancy chowing down on some good old comfort food? This newly opened casual spot is serving up a buffet on Sunday April 21, with dishes including burgers and wings, plus you’ll receive a gift voucher to try “Irene’s Doughnuts” to be used on your next visit.
Dhs99 (food only). Sun Apr 21, 1pm-5pm. First Central Hotel Suites, Barsha Heights (04 454 4950).
Time Out Dubai’s Best Outdoor Restaurant is hosting a special Easter lunch, with a traditional buffet and kid-friendly activities including an egg hunt and face painting.
Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs300 (house beverages), Dhs80 (kids aged six-12), free (kids under five). Sun Apr 21, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 205 4647).
BQ – French Kitchen & Bar
This fancy French restaurant is hosting the Grand Family Easter Brunch, with live music, tasty food and a glam location. There will also be an Easter egg hunt.
Dhs350 (soft drinks), Dhs480 (house beverages). Fri Apr 19, 1pm-4pm. Habtoor Palace, Al Habtoor City (04 435 5577).
This sprawling London-themed brunch is taking on an Easter twist on Friday April 19. Choose from dishes at 12 live cooking stations dotted throughout the resort’s gardens and a enjoy live musical performance. Expect a dessert station featuring plenty of chocolate. There’s a visit from the Easter bunny, an egg hunt and a petting zoo, too.
Dhs395 (soft drinks), Dhs495 (house beverages), Dhs650 (bubbly). Dhs200 (kids ages six-11), free (kids below six). Fri Apr 19, 1pm-4pm. The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, JBR (04 399 4000).
This isn’t techincally a brunch, but it does have a set menu for one price. Cipriani Dubai is running a special Italian Easter meal on Sunday April 21, and it’s available all day. Dishes include baked white asparagus with Hollandaise sauce, risotto with white asparagus and red prawns, lamb spezzatino with artichoke and mashed potatoes, while there’s a traditional tiramisu to finish.
Dhs400. Sun Apr 21, noon-11.45pm. Gate Village, Building 3, DIFC (04 347 0003).
This family-friendly brunch is taking it to the egg-streme (sorry) this year. As well as live entertainment and a multi-cuisine buffet, Falcon Kids Club will run activities including face painting, arts and crafts and an Easter-egg hunt. Little ones will also make some furry friends at the petting zoo.
Dhs395 (soft drinks), Dhs495 (house beverages), half price (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six). Apr 19 and 21, 12.30pm-3.30pm. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).
Head to this golf club restaurant to enjoy a special three-course Easter menu to include roast lamb. There’s also an egg hunt, bouncy castles and more.
Dhs175 (food only). Sat Apr 20-Sun 21 noon-4pm. Dubai Hills Golf Estate (800 666 353).
JA Hatta Fort Hotel
Take a trip to Hatta this Easter to enjoy brunch in the Hajar Mountains. The special meal features egg decorating, an Easter egg hunt and loads of food. Kids will also get a bunny rabbit to name and adopt. Although the bunnies will continue to live in Hatta, children can visit their pet anytime and receive personalised updates about their animal from the resort team. One for pet-lovers.
Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs265 (house beverages). Sat Apr 20, noon-4pm. JA Hatta Fort Hotel, Hatta (04 809 9333).
Visit this family-friendly Easter brunch where you’ll find breakfast favourites, a live carving station and more. There’s also face painting, a bouncy castle and an Easter egg hunt for the kids.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs495 (sparkling), Dhs695 (bubbly), Dhs155 (kids aged six-12), free (kids five and under). Fri Apr 19, noon-4pm. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 205 4670).
Head over to Liwan Restaurant at Swissotel Al Ghurair and you’ll find a brunch filled with special Easter entertainment including egg painting, live music, an egg hunt in the dedicated kids’ area and a special visit from the Easter bunny. Expect a buffet featuring rabbit roulade, lamb shank, chicken liver peri peri and much more. Finish off with chocolate bunny domes, Easter egg macaron, jelly bean Easter egg cookies and Easter buns.
Dhs189, Dhs25 (egg hunt). Fri Apr 19, 12.30pm-4pm. Swissotel Al Ghurair, Al Rigga (04 293 3000).
Take a trip to the Palm for this special Easter brunch. Dig into roasts, egg dishes and more, plus there are heaps of live stations featuring cuisine from around the world. Plus there’s an Easter egg hunt for the kids with plenty of sweets. Fancy a dip in the pool? You can add beach and pool access for Dhs45.
Dhs325 (soft drinks), Dhs450 (house beverages), Dhs95 (kids aged nine-12), free (kids under eight). Fri Apr 19, 12.30pm-4pm. Sofitel The Palm Dubai Resort & Spa, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 5656).
Head to this golf club restaurant for a family-friendly Easter brunch with egg colouring, face painting and an Easter egg hunt around the lawns of the Address Montgomerie. There’s a full buffet spread, and if you book before Saturday April 13 you’ll get buy one, get one free on all soft drinks packages.
Dhs325 (soft drinks), Dhs445 (house beverages), Dhs175 (kids aged six-11), free (kids under six). Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm. Address Montgomerie, Emirates Living (04 888 3444).
Who needs shoes at Easter? No one at this beach brunch. On Saturday April 20, the casual beachside restaurant is hosting a relaxed “Chill and Grill” brunch, featuring a selection of barbecued specialities and music from a live band. While the little ones embark on a wild Easter egg hunt, there’s plenty of time for adults to relax with the sea views.
Dhs275 (soft drinks), Dhs425 (house beverages), Dhs125 (kids ages six-11). Sat Apr 20, 1pm-4pm. The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, JBR (04 318 6150).
There’s a huge Easter brunch and egg hunt taking place at this resort with food (well, of course), kids’ entertainment and live music. At JA’s Palmito Garden, you’ll find salad stations, tapas, meat carveries, barbecue stations and dessert with plenty of Easter eggs and chocolate fountains.
Dhs190 (soft drinks), Dhs325 (house beverages), Dhs85 (kids aged six to 12). Sat Apr 20, 12.30pm-4pm. JA Beach Hotel, Jebel Ali (04 814 5604).
You get a generous seafood offering from this romantic restaurant this Easter. Plus there’s a special kids menu, too.
Dhs495 (soft drinks), Dhs695 (selected beverages), Dhs850 (bubbly). Fri Ap 19. 12.30pm-4pm. Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).
Pure Sky Lounge & Dining
The special edition of this sunset brunch runs on both Friday and Sunday for Easter. As well as offering up 15 dishes to share there’s also live entertainment and an Easter egg hunt at this rooftop lounge. Dishes on the menu include yellowfin tuna ceviche, roasted striploin and applewood smoked salmon, plus a trolley of Easter desserts including Eton mess to enjoy along with the views.
Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs425 (bubbly). Fri Apr 19 & Sun Apr 21, 5.30pm-9pm. Hilton Dubai The Walk, JBR (04 374 7888).
Raffles Dubai’s family-friendly brunch is back with heaps of live cooking stations, music and kids’ entertainment are sure to keep you occupied. Taking place on Friday April 19 with an Easter twist, the feast will feature international specialties while there’s also an egg hunt with the Easter bunny.
Dhs290 (soft drinks), Dhs440 (house beverages), Dhs145 (kids aged six-12). Apr 19, 1pm-4.30pm. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Plant-based? Head to Deira for an Easter brunch with a vegan twist. Enjoy a buffet of dishes from around the world, with plenty of choice for non-meat eaters.
Dhs234 (soft drinks), Dhs302 (house beverages), Dhs360 (premium beverages), Dhs77 (kids aged six-12), free (kids under 6). Crowne Plaza Dubai, Deira (04 262 5555).
This bar at Emirates Golf Club is hosting a brunch with a live band, bouncy castle and an egg hunt.
Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs340 (house beverages), Dhs365 (sparkling), Dhs60 (kids aged 12 and under). Fri Apr 19, noon-3pm. Emirates Golf Club, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 417 9999).
This newcomer at Trump International Golf Club is serving up an Easter brunch with plenty of kids’ activities, including games, egg painting, a cooking masterclass, a Disney film session and an Easter egg hunt.
Dhs165 (soft drinks, members), Dhs195 (soft drinks, non-members), Dhs265 (house beverages, members), O Dhs295 (house beverages non-members). Fri Apr 19, 12.30pm-3.30pm. Trump International Golf Club (04 245 3939).
Enjoy an Easter-themed buffet at this brand-new spot at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira. Bring the kids too as the kids’ club will be hosting a range of activities to keep the little ones entertained. Dishes include sharing starters, a carving station, desserts and even a special childrens’ buffet. There will also be Easter egg designing, jewellery making and face painting.
Dhs395 (soft drinks), Dhs595 (house beverages). Fri-Sat Apr 19-20, 12.30pm-4pm. Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Jumeirah (04 777 2222).
The Irish Village
Time Out Dubai’s Pub of the Year and Jumeirah Creekside Hotel are teaming up to host Dubai’s “biggest good brunch”. The Easter feast will take place on Friday April 19 from 12.30pm until 4pm, and you’ll be absolutely spoiled for choice. Kids will stay entertained with not one, but two, kids’ areas. Plus, there’s a bouncy castle and petting zoo.
Dhs225 (soft drinks), Dhs325 (house beverages), Dhs95 (kids aged four to 11), free (kids under four). Apr 19 12.30pm-4pm. Garhoud (04 230 8555).
Enjoy views of Burj Khalifa while digging into dishes including a full roast dinner with lamb, beef, chicken or salmon as the options. There will also be a chocolate fountain and egg hunt.
Dhs350 (soft drinks), Dhs450 (house beverages), Dhs650 (bubbly). Fri Apr 19 1pm-5pm. Address Downtown (04 888 3444).
The City Brunch Easter Edition
Join us for the Easter Edition of our award-winning family brunch where kids are covered with a large play area full of fun activities, face painting, Faberg, Egg decoration and an egg hunt with our very own Easter bunny.
Dhs300 (soft drinks), Dhs425 (house beverages), Dhs150 (6 to 12 years, kids below 5 free). The Market, Hilton Al Habtoor City, Al Habtoor City. email@example.com (04 435 5577).
Time Out Dubai’s Best Brunch 2019 is going all out to celebrate Easter this year, promising “hundreds of chocolate eggs”. The dessert room will be transformed into an Easter wonderland while there are dishes on offer including fresh seafood and roast dinners.
Dhs495 (soft drinks), Dhs695 (sparkling grape), Dhs775 (bubbly), Dhs895 (premium bubbly). Fri Apr 19 1pm-4.30pm. The Promenade, Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 602 1234).
Atlantis The Palm’s newest family hub, Wavehouse, is hosting an Easter Bunny Brunch with a funky twist this year. Mums and dads can enjoy live music as kids take part in face painting and unlimited soft play, as well as their very own buffet. Little ones get a Dhs100 to play at LEVELS arcade, plus, there’s an egg hunt.
Dhs199 (soft drinks and kids aged 11-20), Dhs399 (house beverages), free (kids aged zero to ten). Sat Apr 20, 1pm-4pm. Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
This longstanding party brunch in Garhoud is hosting a special Easter brunch. We’re promised an “egg-cellent” (groan) twist on the usual Friday feast, which will include an egg hunt, chocolate themed event and creative dishes. There’s also roast turkey to dig into.
Dhs389 (house beverages), Dhs529 (bubbly). Fri Apr 19 12.30pm-3.30pm. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud (04 702 2328).
This Mexican restaurant is throwing an Easter shindig with a Latino twist. The salad bar boasts a selection of nine different seasonal salads along with tuna tataki and smoked salmon, while the cold station features unlimited guacamole and ceviche. Love tacos? There’s a live station of those, plus a nacho station and more. There will also be a live mariachi band, face painting and an Easter egg hunt. Arriba.
Dhs265 (soft drinks), Dhs370 (house beverages), Dhs440 (bubbly), Dhs135 (kids aged six-12), free (kids under 6. Fri Apr 19 12.30pm-4pm. The Atrium, Al Habtoor City (04 437 0044).