Being blessed with all year round sunshine in Dubai means there is always an excuse for al fresco dining, and what better way than with a picnic? Picnic Pantry at the Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City is a picnic brunch with a twist, for a fun-filled family day out with fabulous views of the Burj Khalifa!

Held every Saturday from 1pm to 4pm, the 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 but to wade off the sun, rather than rain!

We asked British mum Amy Mulgrew to sample the brunch for us. Here’s what she had to say:

“From the moment we arrived, the staff were warm, welcoming and friendly. The talented singer, picnic set-up and perfect temperature made for a relaxed and laid backatmosphere.”

“The kids were entertained with colouring, face-painting, a bouncy castle, individual pitch and putt, an archery station and a photo booth. The staff in the children’s area struck the perfect balance of playing with the children and entertaining them whilst not being overbearing; my clingy 1.5 year old was happy to play with them! This was a huge plus for us parents as it meant we could relax and enjoy our brunch.”

“The food choices included hot meat stations, cold jars of salads and a few sandwiches. The beef ribs were soft and succulent and the chicken breast was well cooked.  They also serve Wagyu beef brisket and Norwegian salmon skewers along with other sumptuous barbecue treats! The desserts in jars were delicious and a particular highlight. Clear winners for me were the chocolate mousse, tiramisu and crème brulee. Our drink attentive waiters were always on hand to refill drinks generously; with a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.”

“The brunch also included access to the hotel’s pool, which was a great way to cool down after all the delicious food. There were three pools to choose from; the adults pool, kids pool and hot tubs overlooking the skyline. Towels were included so you only need to pack your swimsuit!”

We are convinced! Are you? It’s AED 265 per adult for a soft package, AED 395 for house, children from 6 to 12 years old eat for AED 120 and under 6s are free.

Picnic Pantry is also offering British Mums an amazing 25% discount! To book your spot call 04 701 1127 or email quoting ‘British Mums’.

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