Isabella’s first birthday at Fume

When planning Isabella’s first birthday, initially in my head I had this huge garden party with hundreds of balloons, a bouncy castle, a swimming pool and a magical unicorn serving rainbow ice cream (yes I day dream) however, I soon realised ones budget doesn’t stretch that far, especially for a day that Isabella wouldn’t actually remember. Also, even at the end of September it’s still far too hot to be drinking pimms in the garden, so I went for the most Dubai option there is for birthdays, brunch.

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Top of my list, was somewhere super kid friendly and somewhere Isabella could crawl around. I had heard of a few family friendly brunches but one that kept coming up on mum groups and Instagram was Fume Kids brunch for 30AED! Every Friday and Saturday Fume set up a children’s play pen with toys, colouring table and a little buffet bar for just 30AED, the kiddies food includes pizzas, mini burgers, chips, pasta, vegetables, carrot sticks, popcorn and ice cream! It really is good value for money.

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Fume thought about the parents too, for just 199AED per person you can have a selection of wines, beer and cocktails including their infamous “ultimate gins”,  the food is served to the table, on sharing platters. The adults menu includes a selection of starters, and for mains they offer ribs, mac and cheese, pasta, meatballs and sliders, yeah the food is pretty basic but again, great value.

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If you’re looking for somewhere great for the all the family, able to eat without your child hanging off you then fume is a great shout, be warned there are children everywhere and one thing that was a little frustrating, there is no age limit on the play pen so lets just say there were a few older kids trying to smash stuff up and mummy had to step in when a few blocks were being thrown.

 

Location: Fume, Pier 7, Marina
Timings: 12-4pm, Friday & Saturday
Children’s brunch: 30AED
Adults brunch package: 199AED
Contact: +971 4 421 5669

 

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