Lunch in Dubai with a baby – outdoors and with a great view
It’s still just about cool enough to enjoy have my lunch outside as long as there’s some shade and whether you’re in Dubai on holiday or you live here you’ll probably agree it’s always nice to have a view too.
So for discerning babies, here’s some inspiration before it gets too hot for great places to fling / eat your lunch outside and with that view…
Elevated at first floor level for beautiful views of the driving range from the terrace, there’s plenty of umbrellas for shade and fantastic food very reasonably priced. It’s also licensed in case mum or dad fancy a cheeky glass of something. A light lunch for 2 adults (with me sharing their food and the delicious bread basket) costs around Aed 100-200. Naturally there’s valet parking too if it’s too much hassle to walk from the car park right next door. Use your Timeout City card for a discount.
Decked terraces over the water and a fantastic view over the Creek and Dubai skyline views, this is one of my favourite haunts. It’s abit of a pain lifting my pushchair up and down the steps but the staff are always on hand to help and it’s totally worth it. Wide variety of excellent food. Licensed. A light lunch for 2 adults (without alcohol) is around Aed 150-250. They also provide a bread basket which keeps me occupied til the food arrives. You can also use your Timeout City card here.
This is an arabic inspired cafe but even if you’re not mad about arabic food you’ll still find something you’ll love on this menu. The date bread they bring out is amazing. Not licensed but Mum and Dad love the coffee here, not least because of the toffee-like date they serve with it. It’s located on the Marina so you can people and boat watch at the same time. You can even round off your lunch with a trip on Captain Jack (boat tour around the Marina) that departs just opposite. Light lunch around Aed 100-200.
If you’re after a lush green view come here! Situated on the ground floor in the clubhouse and close to the pool. Large range of food, great atmosphere but still always possible to get a table even on a weekend. Of course the food is top notch and you can even get a real (pork) bacon sandwich. A light lunch is around aed 150-250 for two without alcohol. Licensed.
The view from here is pretty incredible as you look over Dubai’s coastline from the Palm. This licensed restaurant is by the beach at Tiara Residences but is open to non- residents. It’s a bit tricky to find your way to the restaurant from the basement car park but once you emerge into daylight and see the view, you won’t be disappointed. Food is good although not as great as some of the other places mentioned and Mum finds the chairs too low for the tables but she is a bit fussy. All worth it for that view. Use your Entertainer voucher for buy one get one free on main courses.
Want to have lunch whilst gawping at the Burj Khalifa? This is your place! Very popular with families you’re in good company as you watch how far you can fling your bread roll. I’ve seen Mum’s eyes light up at the cakes here. Can get very busy and you might need to wait for an outside table. If the wait’s too much, head down to the other end where there’s another Cafe Bateel or The Social House is also nice and similar to More.
If you have any outdoor lunchtime favourites with a view let me know as I’m always keen to try somewhere new!