We found ourselves driving to the Palm for a brunch last week, our invitation came with a promise of a lazy river, tons of kids activities and beach access. While good food is an essential part of brunching, the question if my two kids will have fun tops the list.
FUN is an understatement of how my kids describe the DUKESY Family Brunch.
I asked Kuya V and Chloe to tell me why this could be the best family brunch in the UAE…
Both the beach and pool was just a few steps away from the restaurant area, which is awesome according to Kuya V because he can just easily go back and grab some food. Guests are welcome to enjoy the beach and pool from 10am – 6pm. It is included on the brunch deal. Beach towels are available for all guests to borrow, free of charge.
LittleMiss Chloe (5yrs old) was tall enough to walk around the lazy river pool. Three lifeguards were on watch to make sure every one was safe. Swim rings both for kids and adults are available for guests to use for free.
Water in this pool is heated which made it more inviting, it is unusually cold here in Dubai at March. Pool is deep that I myself need to tiptoe while carrying Chloe in my back, I forgot to pack her swim vest.
After enjoying dessert we headed down to enjoy sunset by the beach. Plenty of lounge chairs were available as well. Both kids hurried to the water, Chloe singing to “How Far I’ll Go” while Kuya V was looking for seashells.
A toddler pool is also available for young swimmers just outside DUKESY Kids Club.
Shower and changing rooms are available, toiletries such as shampoo and soap are not available so pack some. And bring some floaters and life vest for the little ones.
If swimming is such a hassle, worry not because kids can enjoy various activities such as bouncy castle, an outdoor play area, kids club with qualified nannies, movies and a lot more.
Activities may vary every week depending on the theme, from superheroes and princess to pirates.
- 31st March: Movies and Cartoons Characters
- 7th April: Superheroes
- 14th April: Fairytale and Princesses
- 21st April: Mermaids and Pirates
- 28th April: Movies and Cartoons Characters
- 5th May: Superheroes
- 12th May: Fairytale and Princesses
- 19th May: Mermaids and Pirates
Pack some extra clothes, kids are guaranteed to have fun.
A wide range of food is available for all to enjoy from Arabic, vegetarian and seafood, plus live cooking stations of pasta and stir-fry vegetables. They had a wide array of appetizers and freshly baked breads to snack on in between all the entertainment. Food is served from 12:30 pm to 4pm.
A kids have a dedicated buffet with ample seating just beside the movie area. During our visit, they had assorted sandwiches, pizza, pasta and colorful pancakes made upon order right in front of them. My kids however preferred to have some freshly grilled chicken, steak and lamb.
Good Value for Money
With all the entertainment for the whole family to enjoy, I personally think it is worth every dirham spent. Remember that all the stuff I mentioned above is included in the brunch cost, arriving as early as 10am and leaving till late at 6pm gives you 8 whole hours of fun with good food too.
Complete price list below.
|0-5 years old||Free of charge|
|6-11 years old||AED 97.50|
|Adults – with soft drinks||AED 195|
|Adults – with house beverages||AED 369|
|Adults – with unlimited bubbles (including signature drinks Piña Colada and Mojito)||AED 419|
We do think Dukesy Beach Brunch is one of the best family brunch available in Dubai.
A shout out to Mr. Tauseef for making our brunch experience extra special.
For Reservations: Call 04 447 7601 or email email@example.com.
All activities are subject to change and guests are advised to visit the West 14th social media pages for updates in advance of their visit. For more details, visit West14th site, Facebook page and Instagram. Available every Friday from 10am-6pm.
Disclaimer: We were invited for the launch of Daycation Brunch at no cost and no obligation to write. It was wonderful Friday brunch for our family that we just had to share. As always all opinions are my own.