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Celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in Dubai

This weekend marks 60 years of The Queen’s reign of the United Kingdom (UK) and the Commonwealth, and so all around the UK and much of the world, people will be unfurling the Union Jack bunting and celebrating.

Never to be one to miss out on a party, expats in Dubai can join in with all the pomp and ceremony and celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee right here in Dubai.

Many famous Friday Brunches will be transformed into ‘Street Parties’ with buffets flowing with British favourites, fun entertainment for the kids, ‘best hat’ competitions, along with some Queen lookalikes… All events promising to make this a weekend to remember.

British Street Party, Raffles Hotel

Date: 1st June, 2012
Time: 12:30 – 4 pm
AED 475 inclusive of house beverages
AED 300 for ages between 12 to 20 years
AED 150 for children between 6 to 11 years
2 children per couple below six years eat free
Reservations: Tel +971 4 324 8888

Raffles Friday Brunch will be turned into a British Street Party to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.  It will be a fun-filled day for all the family with themed areas such as the Mile-End Pie & Mash Shop, Billingsgate Fish-market, plus a vast array of other British favourites such as Scotch Eggs, Bakewell tart and much much more.  For the children there will be lots of entertainment with a clown and face-painting.

Fountain Restaurant, Movenpick Hotel

Date: 1st June, 2012
Time: 12 – 4 pm
Price: Dhs 300 inc house beverages
Reservations: Tel: +971 4 310 4320

This is always a really popular brunch each Friday serving up ‘the full Monty breakfast’ plus a great buffet filled to the brim with delicious seafood and this week will be extra special for the Queen’s big day.  There is a separate area for the kids to be kept entertained and the DJ will keep the rest of the festivities going with hits from 1952 – 2012 to celebrate the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

Diamond Jubilee Street Party Brunch, Grand Hyatt Summer Tent

Date: 1st June, 2012
Time: 12:30 to 4 pm (doors open from 12 noon)
Ticket Prices:
Adult Full House Package (unlimited buffet & house beverages) AED 450
Adult Soft Package (12yrs plus, unlimited buffet & soft beverages) AED 350
Kids (4 to 12 years, unlimited buffet & soft beverages) AED 150
Infants (3 years & below, unlimited buffet & soft beverages) FREE
Dress: Street Party Chic /Fancy Dress (optional, prizes to be won)
Reservations: Contact Urban Events on +971 4 445 6842 for more details

Join in and celebrate the Queen’s 60 year reign as you enjoy a British themed buffet, free flowing drinks and entertainment for all the family.

As the Queen celebrates 60 years as Monarch, come down in fancy dress (optional) as you enjoy a British themed brunch and free flowing drinks with friends and family:

• Street party theme
• Look back at the Queen’s 60 year reign
• Prizes for best fancy dressed couple, family & kids
• Kid’s entertainment
• Best of British music
• ‘You’ve been papped’ – get your photo on the wall of fame

Bateaux Dubai

Celebrate like Royalty this coming weekend onboard Bateaux Dubai! Enjoy an Afternoon Tea cruise to mark the Diamond Jubilee and get one package free, if you buy one. Quote “Facebook’.

Limited availability. Book via or call us on 04 3994994

Royal Flair at Imperium Brunch, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

Date: 1st June, 2012
AED 275 per person | inclusive of soft beverages
AED 395 per person | inclusive of house beverages
AED 550 per person | Champagne Brunch with free flowing Mumm Cordon Rouge
Children between the age of 12 and 4 years are eligible to a 50% discount. Children below the age of 4 years dine for free.
:  Tel: +971 4 453 0444 or Email:

Delight in a royal setting featuring elegant crystal chandeliers and gilded columns as you savor a regal experience. Indulge in the exceptional Friday Brunch featuring classic English delicacies served with a twist only at Imperium.  And so the fun doesn’t end, you are invited to Voda Bar from 4.00 pm to 9.00 pm, where you can enjoy one drink with their compliments with every drink purchased.

Mad Hatter’s Competition

Let your creative juices start flowing and stand out from the crowd, by participating in the Mad Hatter’s Competition. Showcase innovative hats that capture the spirit of celebration and you could win fantastic prizes.

Brunch with a British Flair at Al Qasr

Date: 1st June, 2012
Timing: 12:30 to 4 pm
AED 425 per person | inclusive of non-alcoholic beverages
AED 525 per person | inclusive of bubbly, cocktails, grape beverages, juices and soft drinks
AED 250 per child | 4 – 12 years
Children below 4 years dine for free
Reservations: Tel: +971 4 366 6730 or Email:

Expect all the traditional British favourites, with individual stations set up celebrating the glories of British food and drink and with a live performance by the ever popular band Heart and Soul, your day is guaranteed to be a memorable experience.

Luxuriously spread across the ground floor of Al Qasr, this special Friday brunch serves sumptuous favourites from three restaurants – Al Hambra, Arboretum and MJ’s Steakhouse. From freshly barbecued Wagyu burgers to delicious desserts, guests can savour a delectable array of options while enjoying live entertainment and special activities for children.

Brunch at Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah

Date: 1st June, 2012
Pricing: AED 465 per person | inclusive of bubbly, cocktails, grape beverages, juices and soft drinks
AED 385 per person | inclusive of non-alcoholic beverages
AED 220 per child | 8 – 12 years
Children below 8 years of age dine for free at the Mina A’ Salam brunch.
Reservations: Tel: +971 4 366 6730 or Email:

Enjoy the award-winning Brunch, to celebrate and commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. With traditional British food on offer, a kids’ corner with fun activities and decorations in spirit of the celebrations, the event promises to be a truly grand affair.

Media One Hotel

Date: 1st June
Times: 12 noon – 4pm AND 4pm – 11pm
Reservations: +971 4 427 1000

The MED will be set up like a traditional street party with bunting, flags and hats. There will be traditional British food….so look out for the red, white & blue trifle! The best of British music will be played by the DJ.

Diamond Jubilee at The Barasti Bar, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi

Date: 2nd June, 2012
Free Entry all day and all night

Barasti will be celebrating the Diamond Jubilee in style.  Watch all the royal festivities on the big screens – The Epsom Derby, The Big Lunch, Buckingham Palace Concert, Thames River Pageant, Jubilee Beacons, & The Service of Thanksgiving.

Celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee at Jumeirah Emirates Towers

Date: 2nd June, 2012
Pricing for Afternoon Tea:
AED 200 per person
AED 100 per child
Children under 3 years dine free
Tel: +971 4 319 8088, or Email:

Enjoy a grand spectacle at Dubai’s ultimate lifestyle destination as it unveils a traditional British Street Party with a variety of entertaining events, dining experiences and incredible competitions. Children can enjoy a variety of entertaining games and activities, while the young at heart will be enchanted by the melodious tunes of a jazz band. Guests can also participate in an exciting search for the Queen’s lookalike, or refresh yourselves with a complimentary cocktail at The Ivy.

For those that want something more subdued, spend the afternoon reliving English traditions as you savor a refreshing cup of tea as well as a delicious selection of sandwiches, cakes and scones. What’s more, with a plethora of children’s activities ranging from Face Painting, Royal dress up clothes and 2 large castles from Art Room Dubai to decorate and play in, this will be a day of fun for the entire family.

Rhodes Twenty10, Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort + Spa

Date: 2nd – 5th June, 2012
Times: 7 pm – midnight
Reservations: Tel: +971 4 317 6000

Enjoy a unique take on the Queen’s traditional coronation chicken dish with seared spicy coronation sticks and salad with sultana and raisin dressing for the ultimate way to celebrate the Queen’s 60 years on the throne. The à la carte menu will also be available to enjoy throughout this period.

Rhodes in Residence, Grosvenor  House

Times: 3 – 6 pm
Reservations: Tel: +971 4 317 6000

Indulge in the exclusively created Coronation Chicken sandwich as part of the overall Afternoon Tea offering. This includes a variety of finger sandwiches, freshly baked cakes, pastries and scones as well as some exciting savouries alongside a wide selection of delicious teas to compliment Chef Gary’s bespoke creations.

Rhodes Mezzanine, Grosvenor House

Date: 5th June, 2012
Times: 7 – 11:30 pm
Reservations: Tel: +971 4  317 6000

Set menu inspired by the original menu served at Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953.

For other events happening in and around Dubai
this month check out What’s On in June

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