Family-friendly Brunches in Dubai

There’s brunches that allows kids, and then there’s brunches with kid’s entertainment. Some even go so far to have a designated area for kid’s to play in. I spent nearly two hours (sadly) browsing through the Entertainer, Google, and various listings online last night trying to find a spot for our next gathering. So after all that hard work, I’m putting this listing together for myself for future reference, and for families in the same boat :

  1. You have young kids that wouldn’t sit still,
  2. You would like to spend an afternoon chatting with friends over a couple of glasses of wine without having to stress over the little ones as they would be very much entertained,
  3. Preferably in the Entertainer or some sort of discount offer, and
  4. Not too far from the marina

Note that I haven’t included prices for the “premium package” because well…… we never do that option. Premium and toddlers/babies don’t really go hand in hand. Unless you’re talking about Pampers. Just click on the website if you need more details. Enjoy 🙂

Brunches with a play area within the restaurant

This is the ones where your kids will be running around within the restaurant, and within the play area located in the restaurant. You’ll be able to / want to….. see them. 

Pots, Pans & Buckets Brunch @ BFF, Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai

Enclosed play room located through that door on the right. Lots of space for the kids to run around elsewhere
  • Website
  • Friday : 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Price : 260 AED for house beverages
  • Deal : Entertainer 241, valid for house beverages (Monthly offer…)
  • House beverages with deal : 130AED per person 
  • Full Review with pretty pictures : Click here. 
  • In a nutshell : Huge space where kids can roam free. Enclosed play room where you can pop them in. Book the table facing the play area if you want to keep an eye on them (Note : There are only about 4 tables there…)

The Village Brunch @ Clubhouse, Jebel Ali Recreation Club 

Face painting, Balloon Bending, located adjacent to the stage where all the kids were playing
  • Facebook Page
  • Friday : 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Price : 180AED for soft beverages, 265 AED for house beverages
  • Deal : Entertainer 241, valid for soft beverage and house beverage
  • House beverage with deal : 132.50 per person
  • Full review with pretty pictures – Click here
  • In a nutshell : Simple brunch with pub-grub and kid’s favourites. Face painting and balloon bending. Large space where kid’s can run around and you can still see from from one end of the room to the other…. just tell them not to run into the actual pub area. 
  • Extra note : Part of Privilee, so you can jump in the pool afterwards

Luigia @ Rixos Premium JBR

  • Website 
  • Friday & Saturday : From 1pm
  • Price : 220AED for soft beverages, 320AED for house beverages
  • Deal : Entertainer 241, valid for house beverages
  • House beverage with deal : 160AED per person. 
  • Review – To come.

Cartoon Brunch, Nosh @ Movenpick JLT 

An entire play area for the little ones
  • Website 
  • Friday : 12:30pm – 4:00pm
  • Price : 179AED for soft beverages, 289AED for house beverages
  • Deal : Entertainer 241, valid for soft beverages, top up 110AED for house beverage option
  • House beverage with deal : 199.50AED per person. 
  • Review – To come.
  • In a nutshell : Lots of cute cartoon decorations amongst the food. Large play area with swings and toys. There was a magician when we were there as well. Book the tables close to the play area, as all other tables are in the other side of the restaurant. 

City Brunch @ The Market, Hilton Al Habtoor City

  • Website 
  • Friday : 1:00 – 4:30pm
  • Price : 300AED for soft beverages, 425AED for house beverages
  • Deal : Entertainer 241, valid for both packages
  • House beverage with deal : 212.50AED per person. 
  • ReviewWe did this about 3 years ago now when it was still under the Westin and the eldest was a teeny weeny baby…. we’ll return in the coming months and see how it’s like with two active toddlers! 🙂
  • Extra note : Part of Privilee, so you can jump in the pool afterwards

Friday BBQ Brunch @ Mazina, The Address Dubai Marina 

  • Website 
  • Friday : 12:30 to 3:30pm
  • Price : 325AED for soft beverages, 450AED for house beverages
  • Deal : Entertainer 241, valid for both packages.
  • House beverage with deal : 225AED per person. 
  • Full Review with pretty pictures : To come.
  • In a nutshell : Face-painting by the amazing Liezl (who’s usually at Qix Club), bouncy castle, arts & craft. 
  • Extra notePart of Privilee, so you can jump in the pool afterwards

Friday Family Brunch @ Al Bahou, Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai

  • Website
  • Friday : 12:30pm to 4:00pm
  • Price : 295AED for soft beverages, 395 AEDfor house beverages
  • Deal : Entertainer 241, valid for soft beverages only, top up 100AED for house beverage option. Check out Groupon as well.
  • House beverages with deal : 250AED per person  (Ent), otherwise 209AED per person (Groupon)
  • Full Review with pretty pictures – To come
  • In a nutshell : Huugggee spread. Tables located underneath the lanterns so it’s a large area for kids to run free. Bouncy castle and slides play area next to tables, so you could choose those tables! There’s also a TV room/play area that you might not be able to see entirely from the tables, but your child can easily go in and out back to your table. Additionally, another supervised kid’s club for arts and craft, books and games. 

Le Grand Friday Brunch @ A.O.C, Sofitel Jumeirah Beach

  • Website 
  • Friday : 1:00 – 4:00pm
  • Price : 259AED for soft beverages, 359AED for house beverages
  • Deal : Entertainer 241, valid for soft beverage package, top up 100AED for house beverage option
  • House beverage with deal : 229.50AED per person. 
  • ReviewAnother one we need so long ago when the eldest was a baby, gotta return with the two toddlers!
  • Input from another mum KP : Great for seafood and meat lovers, fantastic dessert room, and separate entertainment room for kids.

Bubbalicious @ Mina’s Kitchen, Spice Emporium & Hunter’s, The Westin Mina Seyahi 

  • Website 
  • Friday : 1:00 – 4:00pm
  • Price : 480AED for soft beverages, 580AED for house beverages
  • Deal : I’ve never seen a deal for Bubbalicious before. That’s probably why we’ve never been there, hehehe.
  • Review – One day.
  • Input from another mum DMGreat area for kids and entertainment. Nannies come in for free! 

 

Brunches which are ‘family-friendly’, however doesn’t actually have a play area within the restaurant. You could pop them in the Kid’s Club

These are the ones which doesn’t have a designated play area per se, but is aimed at families nonetheless so you’ll see kids running around. You also have the option to pop them in the kid’s club.

Flow Kitchen @ Fairmont The Palm Dubai

Fresh watermelon juice for the kids
  • Website 
  • Friday / Saturday : 12:30 – 3:30pm
  • Price : 180AED food only, ala carte for drinks
  • Deal : Entertainer 241 for food only package.
  • Full review with pretty pictures – Click here
  • In a nutshell : Large open space so you’ll see kids running around. You can pop them in the kid’s club (3 and over) for 65AED per hour, OR complimentary for 2 hours with Privilee
  • Extra note : Part of Privilee, so you can jump in the pool afterwards

Giardino @ Palazzo Versace Dubai 

I know this isn’t actually close to the marina but it’s one of our favourite hotels so I’ll make an exception and include them here

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Enjoying some jazz
  • Website 
  • Friday : 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Price : 390 AED for soft beverages, 570 AED for house beverages
  • Deal : Entertainer 241 for both packages
  • House beverage with deal : 285AED per person. 
  • Full review with pretty pictures – Click here
  • In a nutshell : Really nice buffet spread, stunning venue, one to bring guests to. No play area per se but there’s a live jazz band and kids can dance and play around. Comp 2 hours access to the Kid’s Club (unlimited, with Privilee). Comp access to the pools too.
  • Extra note : Part of Privilee

There’s tons of family-friendly brunches when winter hits. Outdoor, bouncy castle, the whole Dubai-standard. Piknik @ Westin, Geales @ Le Royal Meridian, Bab al Shams, Kalea @ Lapita, the list goes on. If I struggle to find a consolidated listing which has the deals incorporated, I’ll do one for myself (and you) later on. For now, this will do …. 😉

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Dubai resident. Stays most of the time in the marina as she can't be bothered going anywhere else after work and in the weekends. Originally from the land of the orang utans, spent the latter half of her life in the land down under. Always on the look out for deals, loves organising get-togethers, and occasionally steals some time for a sip of wine or four at ladies nights.

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