15 cafes and restaurants in Dubai you can now visit with children

Many restaurants are now allowing diners between the ages of 3 and 12

Children between the ages of 3 and 12 can dine in at independent and hotel restaurants in Dubai. Unsplash
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In news that's likely to be welcomed by parents, children between the ages of 3 and 12 are now allowed into independent and hotel restaurants once again.

It comes as Dubai continues to ease restrictions put in place across the emirate to stem the spread of Covid-19.

It’s important to note that children below the age of 12, and those above the age of 60, are still not allowed to enter malls, cinemas or sports facilities. So, by default, food and beverage outlets within malls are off-limits for children, for now.

Here is a list of some of the restaurants you can now visit together as a family.

To be on the safe side, do call and make reservations where possible, keeping in mind that most places are operating under reduced capacity and seating.

Arrows and Sparrows

The much-loved breakfast spot in the Greens is now open to the little ones.

9am to 6pm; Emaar Business Park, The Greens; 04 558 8141; www.arrowsparrows.com

Al Nafoorah

Parents can now take their children, aged 3 to 12, to the Lebanese restaurant.

12pm-10pm; Jumeirah Emirates Towers; 800 666353; www.jumeirah.com

Black Tap Dubai

The burger joint has announced that children are allowed within its Jumeirah Beach Residences branch.

Noon to 11pm; Rixos Premium Hotel, JBR Ground level; 04 399 9076; www.blacktapme.com

Bystro Dubai

The cafe has been celebrating the fact that children can come in once again, since they are a huge part of the establishment’s clientele.

8am to 5pm; Al Manara; 04 336 8056; almanara@bystrodubai.com

Circle Cafe

The popular cafe is allowing children in all its branches that are now open in Dubai.

Timings differ across branches; 800 247 253; www.circle-cafe.com

Clinton Street Baking Company

The New York export announced that children under the age of 12 can now dine in at its City Walk branch. It's open all week starting Wednesday, June 3.

9am to 9pm; City Walk, Al Safa; 04 344 0705; http://clintonstreetbaking.ae

Couqley French Bistro

In order to comply with social distancing rules, the children's play area remains closed. However, the restaurant is serving its kids menu, Petit Couqley.

1:00pm until 10:50pm; Cluster A, Jumeirah Lakes Towers; 04 514 9339; www.couqley.ae. Reservation is required.


Families can stop by this home-grown cafe for its range of healthy bites.

8am-5pm, Sun-Thu; Jumeirah Emirates Towers; www.flowdubai.com

Fuchsia Urban Thai

Both of the Thai restaurant’s branches in Barsha Heights and Bay Square are open for dine-in.

Noon to 11pm (the Barsha Heights location is open until midnight on weekends); 04 361 7117; fuchsiame.com

London Dairy Cafe

All three branches of this restaurant are now welcoming children aged 3 to 12. The restaurant has also introduced all-day fare with its kids' menu. Priced at Dh30, young diners can choose from one main item, one side dish and either a freshly squeezed apple juice, orange juice or chocolate milk as drink options.

Timings differ according to branches

Maria Bonita

A family-friendly establishment for those craving Mexican cuisine, Maria Bonita is now allowing youngsters in.

Noon to 9.30pm; Umm Suqeim; 04 395 5576; www.mariabonita.ae

Pai Thai

The much-loved Thai restaurant is now open for dine-in four days a week.

3pm-10pm, Wed and Thurs; 12pm-10pm, Fri and Sat; Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah; 800 666353

Reform Social and Grill

The British restaurant which prides itself on being a family-friendly joint, is ready to welcome kids once more.

8am to 9.30pm; The Lakes, Emirates Hills; 04 454 2638; www.reformsocialgrill.ae

The Duck Hook

The restaurant has daily British roast deals available, making this a tempting option for the whole family.

6.30am-10pm. Dubai Hill Golf Club; 800 666353

Wokyo Noodle Bar

Both branches of the popular noodle joint (at JLT and Al Safa) are now open to families.

11am to 10.30; 800 96596; wokyo.com

Note: This list will be updated. To add timings for your restaurant, please email listings@thenational.ae