Daycation brunch at Dubai's Lapita Hotel
There are well over 1,000 Polynesian islands, but you can get a taste of the best of them all in a single afternoon. Lapita Hotel at Dubai Parks and Resorts has an international brunch that serves up the finest dishes from the South Pacific and beyond. And, best of all, it’s more of a daycation than a brunch, with pool and kids club access thrown in for free.
The family brunch takes place every Friday from 1pm-5pm, with a spread created by executive chef at Lapita, Ansgar Werneke. The barbeque grill station is a must-try, with plenty of options to please carnivores. However, the speciality here is Poisson Cru, Tahiti’s national dish made with tuna marinated in lime juice, diced vegetables and fresh coconut milk.
But it’s not just Polynesian food that’s on offer here – the whole brunch gives you the opportunity to taste over 200 dishes from across the seven oceans, including a sushi counter, seafood buffet, carving station and a selection of Indian food.
There’s a special buffet for “younger explorers”, too – with a juice station where they can mix their very own drink with the help of the Lapita crew. They can then enjoy the Luna & Nova Kids and Teens Club between 1pm-5pm, leaving you four hours of peace and quiet while you tuck into all of the good food on offer.
Brunch packages give you a day-pass to the pool, too, so there’s no need to limit yourself to the four hours of brunch. Enjoy the live entertainment, take a dip in one of the two outdoor pools, or chill out with a cocktail in the lazy river.
Lapita is the on-site hotel at Dubai Parks and Resorts – a mammoth theme park that encompasses Motiongate Dubai, Legoland Dubai, Legoland Water Park, Bollywood Parks Dubai and Riverland Dubai. So, you may even want to make a whole weekend out of it as all guests who book a room at Lapita also receive complimentary theme park access.
When: Fridays, 1pm-5pm
Price: AED195 with soft drinks; AED295 with house beverages; AED95 for children up to 12.
Where: Lapita Hotel, Dubai Parks and Resorts
Contact: +9714 810 9999, website