NAME Soft Drink House Drinks Bubbly Child Free Age Child cost Buffet Menu
Al Qasr 450 dhs 550 dhs 650 dhs under 4s 250 dhs yes no
Bab Al Shams 295 dhs 440 dhs 195 dhs yes no
Bubbalicous 299 dhs 450 dhs 650 dhs under 6s 150 dhs yes no
Beachcombers 185 dhs 285 dhs 450 dhs under 4s 45 dhs yes no
Calabar 290 dhs 425 dhs 195 dhs yes no
Shangri-la L2 250 dhs 395 dhs 450 dhs under 12s yes
ADULT FOOD: Live cooking stations offer an array of sea food and tasty Malay and Thai Cuisine including of course noodles and rice dishes.
CHILD FOOD: There is plenty of choice for little ones at a well stocked kids buffet.
CHILD ENTERTAINMENT:Supervised kids corner with face painting, crafts, balloon bending, DVDs and two play stations. A magician also does tricks.
ADULT FOOD: Enjoy Alaskan crab legs, seafood tartar, fresh fish, sushi sashimi and family style seafood pot, as well as Moroccan favourites of lamb, mechoui and cous-cous.
A few choices, but children are welcome at all the main buffet stations.
CHILD ENTERTAINMENT: unsupervised play area.
ADULT FOOD: You are handed a map, and will be overwhelmed by the choice. A great place to take Granny on her annual visit! Food stalls are spread across three restaurants and the terrace.
There is plenty of choice for little ones and an area is set aside to keep them in control.
CHILD ENTERTAINMENT:Usual childrens stuff.
ANY TIPS: Watch the weather and sit inside if its cold or vice a versa in the summer!
ADULT FOOD: Just about everything you could imagine and more. This must be one of the more exciting brunches in Dubai.
Kids will love the unique culinary presentation ideas, including mini packs of fish and chips in newspaper and take-out boxes of Thai noodles, while their own buffet includes fish fingers, macaroni cheese, ice cream, cakes and a great pick-and-mix of sweets.
CHILD ENTERTAINMENT:A small kids’ area offers the standard face painting, crafts, games and PlayStation, but outside of this, there’s some pretty zany stuff. Little ones will love the hands-on petting zoo, where they can handle everything from rabbits to snakes. Then there’s an inspiring display of balancing and juggling tricks byChinese acrobats, including a chair-spinning-with-feet routine
ANY TIPS: Don't order the bubbly brunch, there are so many exciting choices of drink, have the house beverage package and top up at the drinks stations
ADULT FOOD: Arabic brunch offering live cooking stations out at the desert resort of Bab al Shams
Some kids food, but the emphasis is on Arabic cuisine and flavours.
CHILD ENTERTAINMENT:Face painting, pony rides, balloon making and kite flying will keep them busy.
ANY TIPS: Although a lovely location, do remember this is a 40 minute drive from Dubai.
ADULT FOOD: South American inspired dishes, from live cooking stations. Try oysters, tacos and quesadillas, sliders, mini hot dogs, noodles and of course churros.
Not really a place for younger children.
ANY TIPS: When it is warmer ensure you book an indoor table.
There are plenty of places that cater for families in Dubai, and they offer wall to wall chicken nuggets, candy floss and entertainment to keep your little ones busy while you enjoy your brunch. While this is lovely, don't forget you have to handle the "sugar high" when you get home.
While i love these "kiddy friendly" brunches I equally enjoy going to lunch with my kids where we are each others entertainment and have time for conversation! Everything is a balance, but I can't forget when we were children going out to supper and getting dressed up was a treat in itself.