Weekend in Dubai Calls For A Brunch, A Picnic Brunch!
This is going to be one post where I am deliberately not writing much. I want the pictures to convey it all! An amazing day – a real break away from the city’s manic lifestyle… lazing on the mat, surrounded by the greens of Al Badia Golf Club, and the famous cityscape at the backdrop… this was a real picnic – a perfect picnic, a posh picnic, a must-do picnic, a can’t-wait-to-return picnic. I have never experienced such a relaxed day out in the city which boasts of as many different kind of brunches as the number of nationalities that make up the city’s demography! On top of that I hear that the picnic brunch is being extended to a Moonlit Picnic on the Valentine’s Day (priced at AED 580 per couple, inclusive of food, soft drinks and a bottle of sparkling beverage)… please can someone offer to baby sit the Z-Sisters so that I avail this offer? For now, enjoy the Dubai weather as long as it lasts… and go out on a picnic… it’s that simple. Trying to match the dictionary meaning of the word picnic with the experience that we had – yes, a match made in the greens of Al Badia Golf Club!
Unblogging it all… Ishita
picnicˈpɪknɪk/nounnoun: picnic; plural noun: picnics
- 1.an occasion when a packed meal is eaten outdoors, especially during an outing to the countryside.“we swam and went on picnics”
synonyms: outdoor meal, al fresco meal, barbecue; Moreinformalbarbie;fête champêtre, déjeuner sur l’herbe;“a picnic on the beach”
- a packed meal eaten outdoors.“we packed up a picnic and went to the reservoir”verbverb: picnic; 3rd person present: picnics; past tense: picnicked; past participle: picnicked; gerund or present participle: picnicking
- 1.have or take part in a picnic.“in summer they picnicked on the beach”
Originmid 18th century (denoting a social event at which each guest contributes a share of the food): from French pique-nique, of unknown origin.
Disclaimer: The Picnic Brunch at Blades in Al Badia Golf Course takes place every weekend 11:30 am – 3:30 pm and costs Dhs 275/person with soft beverages and Dhs 375/person with house beverages. We were invited by VOSS Water and Al Badia Golf Club for a family day out at theAl Badia Brunch and there was no obligation for me to write any blogpost.Only, that I couldn’t resist sharing my post! While you enjoy reading my posts with lot of visuals, please do not use any material from these posts. You can catch my daily food and travel journey on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Your pictures are beautiful! They tell the story really well.
Thank you Kate!
Your pictorial picnic tour is amazing ! – will soon myself, try to grab this beautiful opportunity.
You got to be fast… the weather is soon going to be clumsy!
Beautiful “déjeuner sur l’herbe”, Ishita. Monet would have been delighted to paint this scene 😉
Actually… so rightly said!
Sold! Must go check this out! It’s been on my list for a few winters now. Your pictures make me want to book like now 🙂
Let me know how you liked it Nancy!
Beautiful pictures Ishita!
Just so you know I am avidly following your blog these days. In the midst of different career, I’m trying to reinvent myself as food blogger and you are a true inspiration! Although its at its initial stages, please do check out my blog.
I will for sure. And once you are a pro, do check out the magazine that I edit – all contributions are from bloggers. Yes, I am that committed to blogging. http://foodemagdxb.com/magazines/dec-2014/magazine.html
What is it about eating outdoors? If I can drag my lot out for brunch this is top of my list. With a golf club view for KP 🙂
Absolutely a top pick while the weather lasts. I have also booked myself into the moonlit picnic brunch on the Valentines Day. I find the entire Valentine thing very cliched, but really fell for it!
Those pictures you have are very beautiful. I love traveling and part of it is exploring new things to do. Last I went to Dubai, I had my first Lebanese taste of food in Zahr El-Laymoun. The place was perfect for relaxation and they had best salad ever. This time, you just give me the idea what to do next. Thanks!
Thank you Kris… think you should try this while the weather lasts:)