Where to spend Easter weekend in the UAE

Family friendly Dubai Easter brunches

From Easter egg hunts and visits from the Bunny himself, and specially themed Easter brunches, there are plenty of fun-filled activities taking place across the UAE that you should know about this weekend.

Enjoy a fairytale egg hunt at Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Whisk off with Tinker to the bunny’s secret hiding spots, as Souk Madinat Jumeirah prepares to celebrate with open doors and a festive spirit… with a sprinkle of magic dust.

Easter celebrations will begin at 2pm on Friday, 19 and Saturday, 20 April 2019. Easter eggs will be scattered and hidden around the stores and restaurants for an afternoon of fun. Children will race around a unique array of activities to find as many eggs as they can and fill their very own bags, while parents can take advantage of special offers and a diverse range of eateries and shopping. Face painters are all set to colour kids happy, and there’ll be excitement galore at the chance to meet some of their favourite characters such the Easter bunny, Jasmin, Aladdin, Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and many more.

Souk Madinat Jumeirah’s popular petting zoo, held in association with Animal Care Centre, returns at 4pm with loads of cuddly fun to be had with furry friends, as we whisk you away to a magical Easter wonderland.

Check out this fun family brunch on The Palm

The DUKESY Family Brunch at West 14th Steakhouse guarantees amusement for everyone! Guests can take pleasure in an unlimited spread of smoky barbecued meats, freshly grilled seafood and decadent desserts as the live band play. Brunch-goers can take to the terrace and enjoy the stunning views of the Dubai Marina skyline while the kiddos enjoy activities at the DUKESY Kids Club. The brunch will run every Friday until 26 April (next week!) from 1pm-4pm. Packages start at AED 315 inclusive of soft beverages. Children from 6-12 years for AED 160 per child.

Spruce up your science skills at this school community event

Parents and children will have the opportunity to get active together while learning about science at Foremarke school’s Community Event, held in association with Dubai Science Park. Hosted within the school grounds, and open to all, the event will offer visitors a range of activities including basketball, football, rugby, gymnastics, karate, archery minesweeper, hockey, science experiments and a dedicated arts and crafts corner. The event will take place on Saturday 20 April from 3pm-6pm at Foremarke School, Dubai Science Park, Al Barsha South, Dubai. The best news? The event is free for all!

Catch a blockbuster film at an outdoor cinema in Abu Dhabi

The UAE’s only immersive outdoor cinema experience returns this weekend with a blockbuster lineup of free movies for everyone to enjoy at du Arena, Yas Island on Thursday 18th, Friday 19th and Saturday 20th April, doors open at 4pm each day. For the first time Yas Movies in the Park will host the Grand Circus Show on Thursday 18th April with acrobatics, balancing acts and juggling kick-starting the weekend of entertainment. On Friday, catch London West End performers singing and dancing to the hit songs from Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again at 8:30pm. On Saturday at 5pm and at 8pm, UAE’s favourite magician – Magic Phil takes to stage for a show full of silliness, songs and magic and non-stop laughter. There will be feet tapping with Happy Feet at 6pm featuring the best tap dancer, Mumble, followed by a journey through the fantasy world with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire at 8:45pm.

Head to an Easter-themed brunch

Check out our round-up of family-friendly Easter brunches taking place this weekend by clicking here.

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