Here is a list of The Best Picnic brunches in Dubai

The other day my friends and I (with kids) went to the new Picnic Pantry brunch – It was just the perfect way to spend a chilled Friday with the babies, friends and family.  I loved the picnic concept so much that I thought I would do a post on where else you can go.

We have my mother in law staying next month so I thought this would be something lovely to do again but I am all for trying new places. I was actually very surprised I could only find the two below! Defiantly a niche in Dubai – unless you know of any more I have missed?

1) Picnic Pantry brunch at Crowne Plaza Festival City

Located at The Crowne Plaza Festival City, on level 5. It truly is a fantastic venue for al fresco dining and some quality family time!

The 5th floor grassed outdoor terrace is transformed into a picnic wonderland that children will love, complete with all the things you’d need for a picnic reminiscent of home. Think white benches, picnic mats, comfy cushions and umbrellas – (to wade off the sun, rather than rain we might add!)

At the heart of The Picnic Pantry is the creation of a one-of-a-kind walk-in pantry where you and the children can take your baskets and fill them up with whatever takes your fancy from a selection of handmade sandwiches; gourmet salad jars; lavish spreads, and artisan cheeses and pickles.

Now for the meat – I thought this brunch was all about the setting and the kids so the fact that the meat was sooo good was a massive added bonus and the pork selection! Well thats just very rare in Dubai (The cheese sausages where by far my favorite!!) There was so much choice of BBQ meat with a separate smoked section!

Finally, if you have room the sweets section is defiantly worth making some room for!

As for the drinks think Pimm’s and pitchers of traditional British drinks and plenty of them! The staff where very quick to react to any request we made. (Last orders are at 3.30 but we where able to sit till gone 5pm!)

Another mega plus about this brunch (but something we didn’t actually take advantage of) is that this brunch includes pool access

This place is just perfect if you have older kids that don’t need to be supervised as the pool and colourful kid’s area will keep them entertained for hours!!

  Picnic Brunches in Dubai

So what are the details you need to know:

  • When: Every Friday
  • Where: Crowne Plaza Festival City
  • Time: 12:30pm to 4pm.
  • Cost: AED 245 for the soft drinks package | AED 345 for house beverages | Children twelve and under dine completely FREE


2. Urban Picnic at 3in1

If you have been in Dubai for a while you will defiantly have heard of this brunch – probably on the coolest al fresco brunch in town.

Lounge under the endless blue skies around Vida Downtown’s pool area or delight in the charming indoor area as you indulge in picnic-style food from a picnic basket.


Picnic Brunches in Dubai

What you need to know:

  • When: Every Friday
  • Where: Vida Downtow
  • Time: 1.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Price: AED 310 per person including soft beverages | AED 360 per person including selected house beverages
  • Extra: Book a private cabana and access to the pool for an additional AED 100 per person

3. Pik-Nik

Picnic on the lawns of a 5 star hotel surrounded by fantastic boutiques with the latest trends in fashion, accessories and homeware… Yes please!

This Picnic is the brainchild of the brand Pretty Chic where you can shop from 15 market place boutiques.

Looks like a fun day in the sun!

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What you need to know:

  • When: Every other Saturday
  • Where: The Westin lawns
  • Time: 11:30AM – 4:00PM
  • Price: Pick Up A Food Basket (2 Adults & 2 kids) for AED265

Book here 

I’m sure there must be more Picnic Brunches in Dubai but sadly I couldn’t find any. I did actually see that reform do one every month by the lakes but couldn’t see much information on it. 

If you have been to any Picnic Brunches in Dubai then please let me know i’m keen to give them a go 🙂 

If you enjoy outside brunches then check out this post on the top spots for brunching outside

A FULL List of Friday Outdoor Brunches in Dubai