A few of our favourite things to do in & around Dubai this week
Don’t let the Easter celebrations stop… this week is filled with the joy of bunnies and chocolate eggs! Check out the Willy Wonka Afternoon Tea at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, Egg-ceptional Easter Affair at Manzil Downtown Dubai, Movie Night with Surprise Cinema at Burj Park and more. Mark these dates in your diaries, mamas!
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort is giving this Easter a famously magical twist and the kiddies are going to love it! The fantastical ‘Willy Wonka Afternoon Tea’, crafted by renowned Dutch pâtisserie, Marike Van Beurden, is a dreamlike feast for all the senses, immersing the whole family in the much loved crazy world of the movie ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’. The delightful Afternoon Tea features an indulgent array of finger sandwiches and freshly baked scones, along with a fine selection of Willy Wonka chocolates and sweets. Adding to the fantasy drama, favourite characters from the movie will entertain little ones and offer surprise gifts of Willy Wonka swirl candies. Sounds like the perfect family Easter treat!
When: Sunday, 16, April & Monday, 17 April (2pm-5pm)
Where: Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
How much: AED195 per person, unlimited tea, coffee and juices; AED299 per person, unlimited tea, coffee, juices and sparkling wine
There are plenty of reasons why we love Easter: family, friends, traditions and candy (of course!). This Easter Sunday, bring the fam over to Boulevard Kitchen at Manzil Downtown Dubai for a family-filled feast along with kid-friendly activities including an exciting Easter egg hunt! With more fun planned, a buffet spread to indulge all your cravings and activities to keep the young ones entertained while parents indulge in all their favorites, recreated with a twist. If the little ones refuse to leave, don’t worry, sit back and enjoy the hubbly bubbly on offer till the sugar rush wears off.
When: Sunday, April 16, from 1pm to 5pm
Where: Boulevard Kitchen & The Courtyard, Manzil Downtown Dubai
How much: AED295 (includes a delectable buffet, house beverages and sparkling wines); AED195 (includes a delectable buffet and house beverages); Children under the age of 12 dine with compliments
Did you know ‘Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark’ won an Academy Award for ‘Best Sound’? Now here’s an exceptional opportunity for you to hear the soundtrack in all its glory. ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’, one of the best-loved action films of all time, will be screened in the auditorium, accompanied by the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra. Indiana Jones’ adventures will come to life like never before as the live music enhances the suspense and excitement of the archaeologist’s adventures. Indiana Jones is taking centre stage at the Dubai Opera for two nights only so grab your spot ASAP!
When: Wednesday, 19 April & Friday, 21 April (8pm)
Where: Dubai Opera, Dubai
How much: From AED150
Can you believe Reform Social & Grill Springfest is coming to an end? Get ready as Springfest will finish with a family day full of activities to satisfy both adults and kiddos alike! Kiddies can enjoy face painting, bouncy castle and many other kids entertainment while parents can enjoy mouth watering dishes from charcoal BBQ, live band and wide selection of beers and ciders from around the world. Here’s to a fun-filled weekend for all!
When: Saturday, 22 April – 12pm to 6pm
Where: Reform Social & Grill Dubai, The Lakes, Emirates Hills, Dubai
How much: AED50 per person (under 21’s enter for free!)
It’s hot in the desert city but outdoor cinema when the sun is down is never a bad idea! Spend the evening spread out on the grass, on your picnic blanket or a camping chair and breathe in the fresh air while you watch surprise movies under the stars. The movie itself is a secret and won’t be revealed until the very last minute. They only thing you can be sure of is that they are all popular Hollywood hits. A range of action, comedy, adventure, drama and classics will be screened, so check online to see which day shows your favourite genre.
When: Screenings will take place every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between Tuesday, 11 April and Friday, 19 May at 7:30pm
Where: Burj Park
How much: General admission: AED40-50; VIP: AED120-150
Have a fab week, mama!