Jones the Grocer JBR : Play corner included!

Jones the Grocer have opened another branch in Dubai, here in Jumeirah Beach Residence also known to most as JBR. We took the little people over early December (after a very chaotic tree lighting ceremony closeby….haha) – to review the venue over dinner. Here’s what to expect in the newly opened Jones the Grocer JBR.

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Luigia : A family-friendly Italian spot in JBR

I should have gone to Luigia when they first opened up in JBR. Kids play area, authentic Italian food, close to home – ticks all the boxes, right? 🙂 After their back to school event in September recently (which was so much fun, by the way) – we returned with the family to review the […]

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Family Brunch @ Bread Street Kitchen, Atlantis Dubai

A popular one with the Brits for obvious reasons is the family brunch at Bread Street Kitchen – Gordon Ramsey’s award-winning restaurant. We headed down the Palm towards Atlantis on a Saturday afternoon late October to review their family brunch, three little kids in tow. If you’ve always been planning to do this and wasn’t […]

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FamBam Brunch @ Social Distrikt, The Pointe Dubai

We are always happy to see another family brunch being launched in Dubai. I first found out about the FamBam brunch from a sponsored, probably targeted ad on instagram. Congratulations, you guys got the right demographic, and the right person 😉 I had seen press releases about Social Distrikt from their PR company so reached […]

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A Family Entertainment Centre & Bar – Wavehouse @ Atlantis the Palm, Dubai

Just before the little man turned 2, we thought it be fun that we took him to a family restaurant that had a live band to celebrate. After some research, I remembered Wavehouse, which I had popped in once before, for a wander. Wavehouse is one of those venues which ticks most boxes. It’s got […]

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Thai BBQ Night @ Mango Tree Thai Bistro, Hilton Dubai the Walk

We returned with the family on a Wednesday night to review the BBQ Night at Mango Tree Thai Bistro. This was early May, and surprisingly it was so nice and cool to sit outside in their terrace. For one evening, we forgot that summer was coming soon 😉 Here’s a rundown of what to expect, […]

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Licensed Dubai Family Restaurants where kids can play

The following listing contains all the licensed family restaurants in Dubai, where kids can play. Also know as ‘Restaurants where daddy mummy can have a drink and the little ones can play.’ ‘Restaurants where you can catch up with your friends and your little ones won’t bother you.” Or basically “Somewhere to go where the […]

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Breakfast @ Isola Ristorante, Jumeirah Islands Clubhouse Dubai

A friend had suggested ‘this new place in Jumeirah Islands Clubhouse’ for breakfast. I remember seeing Isola on socials, and it had always been on the to-go-list. Good time, seeing that the weather is still *thankfully* quite cool, or actually very cold and windy these daysearly Feb 2022. Off I went on a school day […]

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Picnic Brunch with Animals @ The Green Planet Dubai

Have you been to the Green Planet? Over the cooler months, they have a brunch in their outdoor cafe. We brought the family over as part of an invitation to their Gender Reveal celebration for the very first sloth born in the UAE. Some may say that is absolutely ridiculous but c’mon, we are in […]

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A family Turkish breakfast @ Huqqabaz Jumeirah

Last weekend, we drove up to Jumeirah to review the newly opened Turkish restaurant – Huqqabaz. The name is quite familiar by now, isn’t it? With the first branch in Dubai Mall, and the other in MOE which we have just recently visited. How is Huqqabaz like? How does it differ from its other branches?

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Breakfast @ The Pangolin Restaurant and Lounge Dubai

2022 Update : The Pangolin is now called The Green Room. To the few who guessed the restaurant was ‘The Elephant’, ‘The Meerkat’ or ‘The Hippo’…. you were either taking the mickey (very funny indeed), or you honestly thought there was an actual restaurant called The Meerkat in Dubai. Imagine if there was! Wouldn’t that […]

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Restaurants with Indoor Play Areas in Dubai

Possibly the most asked question in all mummy forums. To make it easier for all of us, here’s a list of restaurants and cafes with indoor play areas in Dubai. Some have a proper multi-storey soft play structure, whereas most have just created a play corner for the little ones. Please click on their website […]

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Friday Family Brunch @ Mango Tree Thai Bistro, Hilton JBR Dubai

A family-friendly brunch down in our neighbourhood here in the marina? And it’s pocket-friendly as well? Where? Mango Tree Thai Bistro at the Hilton. To be exact it’s in JBR. Happy to pop in on a Friday afternoon to review the Family Brunch with the little ones, plus it was always nice to catch up […]

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Friday Mediterranean Brunch @ Mistral, Oaks Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai

2022 Update : This brunch is now renamed to ‘Al Bahou The Grand Atrium Saturday Family Brunch’ We went to the Mistral brunch with low expectations, simply because we had never heard anyone else talk about it. There were no recent reviews online either, which was quite odd. But hey – the price was good […]

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Breakfast @ Phileas Fogg’s, Address Montgomerie Dubai

2022 Update : The review below was written in May 2021 when I went to Phileas for the very first time. We have been back there numerous times since and absolutely love the place. Highly recommend breakfast at Phileas. Original Review : May 2021 I was this close on leaving, standing in the heat, trying […]

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Breakfast, Take 2 @ The Farm, Al Barari Dubai

The menu at The Farm has evolved quite a lot since it first opened its doors. My visit back in 2015 wasn’t exactly the best, and I’ve only been back twice since. Okay, I admit – the fact that Al Barari is a road-trip away from the Marina didn’t exactly help, plus it’s one of […]

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Happy Hour @ Wavebreaker, Hilton JBR Dubai

Did you know that Wavebreaker has a playground right next to it on the sand? And they serve drinks as well? And, it’s got a baby swing? Ha, the little things that get parents excited these days 😉 Here’s a run-through of the happy hour deal at Wavebreaker – Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, which we had […]

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Where to go to for babycinos in Dubai

With the toddlers growing up, it also means the extra little expense as they want to “drink coffee” like mummy. I don’t like paying for frothy milk with chocolate sprinkles on top. After many breakfast and coffee dates with the little ones, here’s my personal round up of where I like to bring the toddlers […]

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Chocolate Masterclass @ Oompa Loompa, The Beach JBR Dubai

2022 Update : Oompa Loompa is now calle Masha the Bear Restaurant The quickest way deals get around these days when it comes to kid’s activities is social media. Saw a post in the JBR Mums Dubai FB group (credits entirely to Kristel!), a hunt through instagram, a couple of emails and phone call later, […]

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Friday Brunch @ BFF Bar, Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai

With temperature hitting mid-40s and humidity on the high (ugh!), we’ve been on the lookout for more indoor restaurants with play areas – now that the littlest one is also full-on mobile. Happy to see that there is yet another new restaurant not too far away from us in the marina – this time at […]

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