Check out our roundup of some of the most fun ways to celebrate Easter with kids in Dubai!
Whatever your take on Easter, one thing’s for sure – the kids aren’t going to want to pass up an opportunity to hunt for eggs, eat chocolate and get a visit from the Easter bunny! We’ve rounded up some of the most egg-cellent kid friendly events and treats, so hop to it and start planning!
psst..if you don’t want to head out and fancy doing Easter at home then we know just the place to stock up on all your seasonal treats (and then some) – we’re talking The Lime Tree Café & Kitchen where the team have been busy whipping up a storm in the kitchen and creating delicious cookies and confectionary. From hand-iced biccies to chocolate hens and eggs, farmyard babies, iced bunnies and carrots, Easter shortbread, Easter cupcakes and… drum roll please…THE BEST freshly baked hot cross buns with an added new apricot and dark chocolate flavour. Stock up and surprise the kiddos on Easter morning….
Available to pre-order via email@example.com and also in-store at Jumeirah, Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Quoz.
Scroll through the gallery for some of this year’s most fun family events.
Atlantis, the Palm goes all out this Easter with a ton of activities catering for the whole family. Nothing beats the Atlantis Easter line up with a never-ending options to keep you and your littles amused. The options range from a daily underwater egg hunt (Ambassador Lagoon), family yoga, to scuba diving with Easter Bunny all happening from now to the 1 April. Then there is the Big Bunny Bash – a kids party on Thursday, 29 March with egg hunting, games, face painting and much more. For the adults there’s an adventure hunt on 29 March too, several huge egg hunts throughout the grounds with the sea lions and dolphins also participating, and a family movie fest. Is there anything they have not thought of? We don’t think so. So head down to Atlantis for a eggsperiential Easter this year and oh, don’t forget to pick up their Easter hampers with goodies on your way out.
For more information or to book, please call +971 4 426 1387 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Now here’s an Easter eggs-perience not to miss! Super family friendly destination Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is putting on an Easter brunch and kids celebration with tonnnes of entertainment including that all-important Easter egg hunt, egg painting, egg on spoon decorating, magicians, jugglers, a mini-zoo and the famous ‘sand man’ together with his camel and pony for little riders and a special visit from the Easter Bunny to greet all children on the day! (does he also help the kids sleep?!…Ed..). And the food? Every kind you can imagine, from seafood to live-cooking stations to kids corner to Middle Eastern – go with an appetite!
For competition lovers, ‘Easter Brunch’ presents the exciting ‘Guess The Weight’ competition, where lucky winners receive various prizes including complimentary brunch, lunch, and dinner or pool access. Perfect family day out al fresco.
When: Sunday 1 April 12.30pm to 4pm
Where: Al Forsan Restaurant, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
How much: AED 395 per person inclusive of food and soft drinks
AED 575 per person inclusive of food and selected house beverages
Children between the ages of 5 and 12 receive a 50% discount
Children under four eat free
Special Easter Pool Access Package:
AED 525 per person inclusive of pool access from 8am to 7pm on the day, Easter brunch buffet, still water, soft beverages and 4 types of fresh juices served only at Al Forsan restaurant
AED 705 per person inclusive of pool access from 8am to 7pm on the day, Easter brunch buffet, still water, soft beverages and 4 types of fresh juices and selected house beverage served only at Al Forsan restaurant
Contact +971 (0) 4 809 6194 or email BAS.Restaurants@meydanhotels.com
How about celebrating Easter in true French Style? The cosy French bistro Couqley in JLT is celebrating Easter on Friday, 30 March. They are also, welcoming back their “Family Fun Friday” event, complete with a face painter and entertainment for the little ones. That’s not all, get the little bunnies (kids) ready as there will be an Easter Egg Hunt in the Petit Couqley play area, with presents, chocolate and sweets galore!
Where: Couqley, JLT
When: Face painter at 1pm-4pm / event from 12pm – 4pm
How much: A la carte meal and the kids get to participate in the egg hunt, as well as have their faces painted for free!
For reservations please Whatsapp 055 4910097, or call 04 5149339 or click here.
Spend your Easter at Dubai Garden Center! The fun includes hunting for the classic “The Adventure of Peter Rabbit” by Beatrix Potter during their famous Easter Egg-book Hunt on Tuesday, 27 March 2018 between 10am and 12pm and a morning of Easter fun at the magical Easter Garden making workshop (a chance for parents to muck in… or take a seat and allow the children to just get stuck in!). This hands on 60 minute workshop uses a few succulents, bunnies, some Easter eggs couple with a little imagination and guidance you and your littles can create your own miniature Easter bunny world. Perfect to get your hands dirty with your littles (aged 4 years to 10 years)!
Easter Egg-book Hunt
When: Tuesday, 27 March 2018 between 10am and 12pm
Where: Dubai Garden Center
How much: Free
Easter Garden Making Workshop
When: Thursday, 29 March 2018 between 11am-12pm
Where: Dubai Garden Center
How much: AED 50 inclusive of supplies
Book your slot now by mailing email@example.com
Feast like a queen at Fairmont The Palm, a copious buffet of the best of what all the restaurants at Fairmont has to offer (including Flow Kitchen, the newly launched Little Miss India, and stations from Frevo and Seagrill Restaurant and Lounge). This ‘Egg-streme’ brunch promises a fun family day out, with plentiful food and drinks to choose from. With so many amazing dishes to choose from, you’ll be filled to the brim – but make sure to save just enough room for dessert. Finish off on a sweet note while enjoying the in-house entertainment such as saxophonist, guitarist and violinist playing thier finest tunes whilst you dig into the ooey gooey chocolate treats. An afternoon to sit back and take in the Easter-mazing atmosphere.
When: Friday, March 30, 2018, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: Fairmont The Palm
How much: AED 295 per person (soft drink package)
AED 395 per person (house beverage package)
AED 495 per person (bubbly package)
AED 180 per child (between ages 6-12 years)
Children below 6 years dine complimentary
For reservations, please call +971 4 457 3457 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get your Fresh Produce Fix at the Farmer’s Market On The Terrace while the kids enjoy an Easter Cookie Decorating workshop with Pastry Chef Aaliya Randeree from award-winning restaurant Baker & Spice! Let the littles go crazy painting the town pink, yellow, white, purple and brown with icing made from all natural ingredients such as pomegranate for pinks, saffron for yellows, and blue pea for purple. So cool. Oh and you can pick up some seriously delicious hot cross buns, cookies and cupcakes to enjoy at home. YUM!
When: Friday, March 30, 9am
Where: Baker & Spice (Souk Al Bahar, Souk Al Manzil, Dubai Marina Promenade, Town Centre, Gold and Diamond Park)
Available at the Farmer’s Market on Friday and Saturday.
Get it delivered or do a quick pit-stop to your nearest Baker & Spice (Souk Al Bahar, Souk Al Manzil, Dubai Marina Promenade, Town Centre, Gold and Diamond Park)
Contact Number: 04 4279856
Craft your own festive experience by choosing the signature Gaucho Roast in style for the Easter weekend by choosing 2 Main course Roasts for the price of one. Prefer a bespoke experience, mamas? Then choose the delightfully tender yet succulent Bife De Chorizo, or the mouth-watering whole Spatchcock Chicken and the delicately marbled full bodied Bife De Ancho with Malbec jus. Pair this with Gaucho’s very own signature roasted potatoes, carrots, parsnips, sautéed broccoli, homemade Yorkshire pudding and have yourself a truly delectable Easter weekend that’s all about great food!
psst…With kids’ games, colouring station, crafts and more, there’s so much fun to be had for all, mamas.
When: 31 March and 1 April – 12pm-11:30pm
Where: Gaucho Dubai, DIFC
How much: Easter Roast – AED 215 (2 for 1 on Easter weekend only)
ASADO – AED 405
Beverage package – AED 210 (Two hours of unlimited wine and beer)
For bookings and more information visit here.
There’s a cracking time to be had for the kids with their favourite Easter activities of egg painting, egg racing, egg hunting and much more at one of Dubai’s favourite and most established family resorts! The Jebel Ali Resort is offering Sunday Easter Lunch in Palmito Garden for all the family, paired with live entertainment and the chance to make a day of it and enjoy pool and beach access too – HEAVEN! The little ones will find hours of fun with an exciting Easter egg hunt and many more activities to join in on – plus loads of chocolate (because what’s Easter without that, right mamas?!).
When: Sunday 1 April 12.30pm – 4pm
Where: Jebel Ali Resort
How Much: AED 200 for adults and AED 100 for children. For pool and beach access plus lunch, the price is AED 300 for adults and AED 150 for children.
For reservations call +971 (0) 4 814 5604
British gastropub Reform Social & Grill is inviting families to celebrate KidsFest this Easter and promising a weekend full of fabulous activities! at Reform Social &Reform Social & Grill brings kids the ultimate Easter treat with a weekend full of activities! Head lakeside for the ultimate kids’ festival filled with fun-packed activities including an Easter egg hunt with special prizes, a disco with Magic Phil, face painting, arts & crafts courtesy of our friends at Malaak Mama & Baby Care, s very special bouncy castle from Kids HQ AND a waterslide all the way from Splash and Party. Oh and the fun doesn’t stop there – there’ll also be special appearances from Magic Phil, a disco dancing competition with the chance to win free ice cream for a whole year (err, can we enter please?!) and fun science experiments for kids by Oscars Lab who’ll be bringing everything from slime to exploding substances and more (all supervised, of course!). Delicious food and treats will also be on offer throughout the festival including candy floss, popcorn, an array of mini hotdogs and burgers, a mocktail bar – and of course, ice cream!
When: Friday, 30 March – Saturday, 31 March
Where: Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes
How Much: Free! Just bring your wallets for food and for a go on the waterslide (AED 25 per child)
The one activity that reminds us of our own childhood at Easter? Egg dyeing! Yup, creating pretty pastel eggs and colourful, beautiful patterns. Fun for the whole family and FREE too – eggcelent!
When: Friday, 30 March – Saturday, 31 March at specified times between 4pm and 7pm – please keep an eye on the OliOli Facebook Page for info.
How Much: Free!
How about letting the kids spend the Easter weekend with some real chickens and bunny rabbits, mamas?! This gorgeous new playscape is not only home to some gorgeous animals but also the perfect place to get stuck into Easter egg hunting amongst the trees plus arts & crafts sessions in a beautiful barn plus lots more too. Heavenly.
When: Friday, 30 March – Saturday, 31 March at specified times – please keep an eye on the XPark Jr Instagram Page for details.
Where: XPark Jr just off Kite Beach (behind the Skate Park)
How Much: Entry to the park is AED 45 per child (including one accompanying adult) for 2 hours. Some Easter activities may be charged as extra.