February 4, 2014

Family-Friendly Restaurants in Dubai

Family dining can be a bit of an ordeal, especially when you’re on holiday and things are out of your control. Anyone thinking of heading to glamorous Dubai for a family break might be a bit apprehensive about finding good places to eat that will be up to the task of pleasing everyone.

So if you’re looking to treat everyone to a meal out in the Emirati city, we’ve come up with a list of some superb Dubai restaurants where families are really taken care of…

Baker & Spice

This is the perfect place for parents who want to fill their kids with “real” food. The European roots of this business shine through with delicious fresh fruit and veg sourced locally and cooked in-house. Breakfast is great here – try the omelettes with the incredible homemade bread if you’re looking for a filling, sumptuous treat in the morning that’s sure to keep you all going as you explore the town!

Lime Tree Café

Again, this is a top spot for a good breakfast to get your day started. They also provide books, toys and crayons to keep the kids busy while you’re waiting for your food. There’s a great buzz here, but overall it’s very relaxed.


If you’re looking for an authentic Italian restaurant experience, Dubai might not be the first place you think of. However, Bussola is exactly that! Certified by the Italian Cuisine Academy, this place does the best pizza, which is sure to please the little ones. In cooler weather, you can dine ‘al fresco’ on the beach.

Afghan Khorasan Kabab House

This delightful little eatery is a little out of the way, wedged between the wall of a mosque and a fabric shop, but definitely somewhere to head for if you and the family are keen to try some authentic Arabic food. The service is quick and efficient and the food is very affordable. A nice spot if you want to get a taste of the real Dubai.


This is a top-class Mexican restaurant in a truly exceptional setting. The restaurant is surrounded by a Mexican-style garden. You enter via a bridged pond and are greeted by staff who show you to your table in the dimly-lit restaurant that feels more like a gathering at a friend’s house than a fancy place to eat. There’s a great range on the menu for evening meals and brunch.

Remember the main point of the holiday is to relax and enjoy yourself, so don’t get too stressed out about where to eat – with such a large expat population, there are plenty of places which welcome families all over the city!