10 best restaurants in the UAE for Easter

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Looking for somewhere to celebrate Easter on Sunday, March 27? We’ve got you covered with our top picks in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Abu Dhabi

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

The pre-Easter brunch on Friday, March 25, will feature signature dishes and live cooking stations from Marco Pierre White Steakhouse and Grill and Frankie’s Italian Restaurant. There will also be barbecue and caviar stations.

On Easter Sunday, March 27, the hotel offers a brunch that spans across CuiScene and Frankie’s with black Angus rib-eye; rotisserie whole chickens and traditional Yorkshire pudding. The kids will enjoy arts, crafts, an Easter egg hunt and a raffle prize draw as well as a visit from the Easter bunny.

Both brunches run from noon to 4pm, Dh269 with soft drinks; Dh135 for kids between the ages of 6 and 12. Call 02 654 3238

Abu Dhabi

Emirates Palace

Las Brisas has a poolside Friday brunch serving international cuisine while a cellist and DJ keep the mood festive. Little ones can join in the Easter egg hunt and festive games. The hotel will also host an Easter picnic in the West Wing Garden on Saturday, where chefs will serve picnics on the lawn, including meat and veggies from the grill. Don’t miss the chocolates, waffles, crepes and ice cream wagon in the dessert hut. There will be an Easter egg hunt from 1.30pm to 2pm as well as tennis and football games for kids.

Friday brunch at Las Brisas from 12.30pm to 4pm, Dh340 with soft drinks; Dh170 for kids (6 to 12). Saturday picnic from 2pm to 5pm, Dh370; Dh185 for kids (6 to 12). Call 02 690 7999

Abu Dhabi

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island

Feast on all the bites at The Cafe’s Easter Sunday brunch while little ones search for eggs hidden around the property. There will also be games and entertainment.

The Easter egg hunt starts at 11am. Brunch is on Friday, March 25 from noon to 4.30pm, Dh350 with soft drinks. Call 02 407 1234

Abu Dhabi

The Sportsman’s Arms in Zayed Sports City

Egg hunts, chocolate egg decorating, face painting, T-shirt decorating and a movie will keep kids entertained while parents can feast on the traditional Easter roast, served from noon until 11pm on Saturday. Choose from beef striploin, leg of lamb or turkey with all the trimmings included. Sides include sweet potato mash, Yorkshire pudding, cauliflower cheese and more.

Noon to 11pm, Dh95 or Dh115 for a mixed meat selection; Dh55 for kids. Kids' entertainment from 1pm to 6pm. Call 02 403 4235

Abu Dhabi

Yas Viceroy

Bring the kids over to The Palm Garden for a picnic brunch on Saturday. You’ll get a basket filled with starters, a selection of meats from the barbecue and as many trips to the dessert station as you can handle. Kids will get to meet the Yas Farm animals and there will be special Easter desserts, chocolate eggs and an egg hunt.

From 12.30pm to 4pm, Dh140; Dh70 for kids ages five to 12. Call 02 656 0600


InterContinental Dubai Festival City

Al Badia’s picnic brunch gets even better on Easter weekend with an egg hunt, face painting and a host of activities for kids while parents can relax in the grass. The Easter bunny will be on site giving away special treats to little ones.

Friday and Saturday from 11.30am to 3.30pm, Dh275 with soft drinks; Dh135 for kids (6 to 12). Call 04 701 1127


Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach

AOC French Brasserie has a family brunch on Friday with a traditional roast lamb and all the trimmings. Kids can have fun in the Angry Bird-themed play area where they’ll find colourful Easter eggs and treats.

Alternatively, hit up the all-you-can-eat Easter Sunday dinner on the restaurants’ terrace.

Friday brunch from 1pm to 4pm, Dh230 with soft drinks; half price for ages 13 to 17; free under age 12. Sunday Easter dinner buffet from 7pm to 11:30pm, Dh220 with soft drinks. Call 04 448 4848


Fairmont Dubai

Kids can spend Saturday morning decorating Easter cookies, candies and other sweets with the hotel’s pastry team. The Easter bunny will also make an appearance. When the young chefs are finished, move on to the barbecue family lunch on the pool deck. There will be plenty on offer to fill you up — and for kids, there will be a cinema room showing cartoons on the 9th floor.

Kids' decorating activities from 10am to 1pm, Dh60 per child; family lunch is from 11am to 3pm, Dh150 with soft drinks; Dh110 for kids ages 10 and up. Call 04 311 8316


The Four Seasons Dubai

Suq, the hotel’s signature restaurant, is offering an array of international cuisine along with Arabic cuisine. On Easter Sunday, Suq will host a special feast throughout the day and night — enjoy food fresh from the live cooking stations with dishes such as Atlantic lobster, roasted Irish spring lamb; a foie gras station; and a dessert selection that includes blueberry white chocolate cream puffs and Nutella pecan tarts. Includes a kids’ area with face painting, a chocolate fountain and Easter egg giveaways.

Friday brunch from 1pm to 4pm; Easter Sunday feast from 1pm to 9pm. Both are Dh350 with soft drinks with a 50 per cent discount for kids up to age 12. Call 04 270 7803


Raffles Dubai

Check out Friday’s Easter party at The Garden. The brunch will serve up a traditional roast with additional dishes such as heirloom tomato salad with goat cheese and smoked duck breast with honey and balsamic dressing. The kids’ corner includes an ice cream truck and a popcorn cart with an entertainment zone complete with bouncy castle, face painting, art stations and more. There will also be an Easter egg hunt for kids.

From 1pm to 4:30pm; Dh235 with soft drinks. Call 04 324 8888