Eid Al Adha is right around the corner, and that means countless family outings, gatherings, lunches, and dinners during the long holiday weekend. This can be an incredibly exciting time, except for that one crucial question - "Where should we eat?".
This year, instead of arguing over which restaurant is best, suggest one of these 13 family oriented venues and be the hero your family deserves.
Via Veneto is an Italian concept restaurant amazingly located in the heart of Downtown Dubai. The first floor of this two story restaurant exudes a trattoria feel, offering pizzas and freshly baked breads, while the second floor serves up approachable yet refined Italian fare. Designed in an industrial chic style, Via Veneto offers a value orientated menu that focuses on fresh ingredients and delicious specialty cocktails. Due to it's location in close proximity to Dubai Mall, it is the perfect spot to stop for a bite to eat before heading to the mall for some Eid entertainment.
A progressive transition that reflects the traditional Indian cuisine in a more modern and casual setting. Bombay Bungalow will be your new neighborhood retreat to experience the lighter, fresher flavours of India keeping the classics that you have come to love from the region. This restaurant is perfectly situated at The Beach Jumeirah Beach Residence, one of the most lively destinations during the holidays. You can guarantee there will be a lot going on around Bombay Bungalow after your meal.
Nestled in the paradise that is Al Barari, The Farm Dubai allows you to escape the busy city life and trade the concrete jungle for a truly magnificent tropical oasis. Right off Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Al Barari has managed to create a world of its own within the heart of Dubai complete with winding roads and an abundance of natural greenery - a hidden gem by every definition. This restaurant is ideal for families looking to enjoy each other's company in peace over a good meal while surrounded by nature.
With its prime location at The Palace Hotel Downtown Dubai, Ewaan is a luxurious international restaurant with a focus on Middle Eastern cuisine. Set against a backdrop of regal arches and wooden trellises, the restaurant will provide you with an escape from the city life to a more relaxed and laid back fine dining experience set to the tune of live music.
Created by Zengo’s Head Chef, Akmal Anuar, 3 Fils is a cosy, unpretentious eatery in the Jumeirah Fishing Village. With seating for around 25 people, the rustic interior with terrace overlooks the harbour. Food is simple and reasonably priced, with sushi and hearty portions. The casual dining menu and vibe influenced by contemporary Asian with a nod to Japan. Due to its close proximity to most of the Eid celebrations happening in the Jumeirah area, this spot is a perfect pit stop to grab a delicious bite to eat.
Le Petit Belge brings authentic Belgian cuisine to the heart of Dubai in a funky and dynamic atmosphere. The perfect spot for large groups of friends and family looking to catch up over some delicious food.
La Serre is a two storey French bistro in the centre of downtown Dubai. Encased in glass the first floor is a boulangerie serving freshly baked bread daily and a breakfast menu. While the second floor is an elegant French bistro, the menu is inspired by the Mediterranean. There is the option of dining at the chef’s table so you can gain a first hand introduction to the menu and food of the region.
Zahira is a concept restaurant created by the Australian/Lebanese chef Greg Malouf. Based at the H Hotel in Dubai this restaurant offers Middle Eastern cuisine with a contemporary twist. The menu has a selection of dishes from the chef’s childhood but made with flare and an eye for detail. The culinary treats are a feast for the senses, with luxurious décor and beautifully plated meals.
Aprons & Hammer is a family dining experience situated on a moored dhow off the Dubai Marina. An interactive dining experience, you will be armed with a hammer and apron to crack open seafood served with a variety of sauces and sides. The venue is ideal for a relaxed meal out with the family, the décor creates a warm and inviting ambiance, while the gentle rocking of the boat and views over the water, add to the diner’s experience.
SUQ at the Four Seasons is a market themed restaurant, with a buffet breakfast and an a la carte lunch. There are live cooking stations giving the restaurant a lively and interactive atmosphere. The menu is a fusion between the Middle East, Asia and the West, so a great choice if you enjoy a varied meal. The restaurant is bright and inviting, an ideal choice for Dubai families.
This Dubai showstopper is all about the entertainment. Mazina has 5 show-kitchens, where you and your fellow diners will be kept engaged with the non-stop action. Interactive is the word, and with an eclectic mix of cuisines on offer, including Cantonese, rotisserie, as well as, Asian, Arabic and European dishes, you won’t be at a loss when ordering. There is something for everyone.
Every Saturday, Mazina hosts its "Superhero Brunch", a brunch aimed at not only adults, but their kids too. With a dedicated kids section decked out with a mini brunch buffet, bouncy castle and live entertainment, it is the perfect spot for your little ones.
Warm Middle Eastern hospitality is de rigeur at this upscale eatery at The Address Dubai Mall. At Na3Na3 food is plentiful and traditional with spices and seasonings carefully selected. Nothing but the best of ingredients are used and live cooking stations are sure to impress guests. Beautifully appointed, you can dine in style.
Sitting in one of the best locations in Dubai, on Madinat Jumeirah's private beach, Shimmers offers unparalleled views of Burj Al Arab and the sea. Perfect for those looking for delicious Greek cuisine in a casual chic setting paired with refreshing drinks and cocktails. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and head to the beach for your next meal, where you can enjoy shisha in their lounge section or endless dish options at their restaurant.