Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

Hey everybody, wishing you all a very Happy Easter.

All weekend I had messages popping in on my FB chat with people inquiring about places that were doing something special for Easter, which is why I thought of doing a little research work and compiling a list of few places in Abu Dhabi and Dubai that are celebrating Easter

Firstly if you're in Abu Dhabi - 

Easter Sunday Brunch at Urban Kitchen
This Thai restaurant will be buzzing with live music, face painting, an Easter egg hunt, cookie decoration and a visit from the Easter Bunny himself. Brunchers can relish a selection of fresh seafood, roasts, French cheese and authentic made-to-order Thai curries. INFO: 12.30pm-4pm Sun 5 Apr, Dhs199 with soft drinks, Dhs299 with house drinks, children aged six-11 dine for Dhs80, kids aged five and under dine free, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, 02 698 8137,

Book in for a Sunday Brunch in Bab Al Bahr
For those who have the luxury of taking the first day of the week off to celebrate in the traditional way, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr will be offering a brunch spanning three of its restaurants, CuiScene, Frankie’s and Marco Pierre White, for a buffet offering with barbecued delights, British staples of ribeye, rotisserie chicken and Yorkshire puds and fresh homemade ravioli and risotto. INFO: 12noon-4pm Sun 5 Apr, Dhs269 with soft drinks, Dhs319 with grape and hops, Dhs489 with bubbly, Dhs135 for kids aged six-12, Khor al Maqta, Abu Dhabi, 02 654 3238,

Explore Jones the Grocer’s Egg-tastic Menu
The Australian food emporium is presenting a Chef’s Special menu with treats such as omelette with green and white asparagus, smoked salmon and hollandaise sauce; salt cod quiche and dukkah-crusted lamb rump with beetroot, roasted onions and peas. You’ll also find hot cross buns, plus gourmet chocolate eggs that sounds way too good for the kids! Choose from Artisan du Chocolat’s Kaleidoscope eggs with folded layers of dulce de leche, couture ganache and praline overlaid with a myriad of natural colours; Pandora Bell’s Real Eggshell Eggs filled with chocolate praline or Valrhona’s Milk, Dark and Grand Cru eggs. Mmm! INFO: Until Sun 12 Apr, Abu Dhabi branches in Al Mamoura, Khalidiyah, Al Raha Gardens, Al Muneera and Sowwah Square, for all stores ring 02 4438 762; Dubai branches in Al Safa and Sheikh Zayed Rd opposite Time Square Centre mall, for either store call 04 388 1038,

And for the Dubai folks,

Try International Fare in TECOM
Buffet restaurant Channels will be hosting an international Easter brunch with an Easter egg hunt and face painting put on for youngsters. INFO: 12noon-3pm Sun 5 Apr, Dhs195 with soft drinks, Dhs270, with selected grape, Dhs290 with spirits, kids aged six-12 dine for Dhs100, those aged five and under dine free; Media Rotana, Hessa St, TECOM, Dubai, 04 435 0201, 

Enjoy Easter Brunch - Al Bahou hosts festive brunches on Friday with an appearance from the Easter Bunny. Dhs 295 (soft drinks) Dhs 395 (house beverages) Dhs 495 (bubbly) Dhs 145 (ages 13 - 16) Dhs 95 (ages six - 12) Free for children aged six and under. Fri and Sat 12.30 - 4 pm.  04 444 5613 M√∂venpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate 

Eat at Suq this Easter - Brunch with the kids and the Easter bunny or head to the evening outdoor barbecue. Friday : Dhs 350. Half price for kids under 12. 1pm - 4pm. Sunday : Dhs 275. Half price for kids under 12. 1 pm - 4pm, 6 pm - 11 pm. Four Seasons Resort Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Road. (04 270 7777)

Hope the list helps you; have a superb Easter :) 

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