Easter weekend events for all
Dubai Parks and Resort’s Polynesianthemed hotel is pulling out all the stops for an egg-ceptional Easter brunch that will include a range of exciting themed activities, including an Easter egg hunt for the kids. There’s a half price happy hour at the Lani rooftop bar afterwards, and you could even opt to add an overnight stay from just Dhs504 for bed and breakfast for two when booking the brunch.
Dubai Parks and Resorts, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, Fri 1pm to 5pm, Dhs195 with soft drinks, Dhs295 with house drinks, under-12s Dhs95. Tel: (800) 2629464. Taxi: Dubai Parks and Resorts. dubaiparksandresorts.com
Easter meets The Great Gatsby? A strange combination perhaps, but one that definitely works at this Easter brunch, which takes place across the Art Deco restaurant Café Belge and the adjoining Sunken Garden. Along with the Prohibition-themed brunch, expect flapper dancers, live music and cooking stations, as well as an Easter egg hunt for grown-ups where you stand to win amazing prizes, such as complimentary spa treatments.
Ritz-Carlton DIFC, DIFC, Dubai, Fri noon to 4pm, Dhs295 with soft drinks, Dhs395 with house drinks, Dhs450 with prosecco, Dhs525 with champagne. Tel: (04) 3722323. Metro: Financial Centre. ritzcarlton.com
You know you can rely on an Argentinian restaurant to serve up delicious cuts of meat, so tuck into a tasty Easter roast at Gaucho Dubai. Expect all the trimmings including roast potatoes and homemade Yorkshire puddings, washed down with signature Easter cocktails. There’ll be entertainment for the little ones too, including an egg decoration station.
Gate Village, DIFC, Dubai, Fri and Sat noon to 11.30pm, Dhs185 for roast, Dhs365 for roast with two hours of unlimited house drinks. Tel: (04) 4227898. Metro: Financial Centre. gauchorestaurants.com
Indulge in a special Easter a la carte menu for lunch or dinner at Fümé. Available at both the Pier 7 and Downtown locations, it’s packed full of modern takes on traditional favourites, from scotch eggs with creamy spinach to lamb saddle with Thai asparagus. Just don’t miss out on the seven-layer carrot cake…
Pier 7, Dubai Marina, Dubai, Thur noon to 1am, Fri and Sat 9am to 2am. Tel: (04) 4215669. Metro: JLT. fume-eatery.com
For an Easter brunch that’s stylish but still family-friendly, head to Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. The stunning restaurant Imperium is putting on a sumptuous spread, along with plenty of activities for the little ones, including face painting.
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, West Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Sat 1pm to 4pm, Dhs250 with soft drinks, Dhs395 with house drinks, Dhs495 with champagne. Tel: (04) 4530444. Taxi: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. jumeirah.com
Celebrate Easter at the Hilton and choose between two restaurants: dining from an Italian feast at Bice Ristorante or an international buffet at Oceana. While parents can relax and enjoy the live music, children can have fun in the gardens, which will be transformed into a playground featuring a bouncy castle, magic show, face painting, Easter egg hunt and more.
Hilton JBR, The Walk, JBR, Dubai, Fri 1 to 4pm, Dhs295 with soft drinks, Dhs395 with house drinks. Tel: (04) 3991111. Metro: JLT. hilton.com