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Where to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee!

Where to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee


Media One Hotel

The Big Jubilee Brunch on Friday June 1, set up like a traditional street party with bunting, flags and hats. There will be traditional British food with extra dishes from the Commonwealth to suit the multicultural society  though look out for the red, white and blue trifle. A King and Queen will be crowned for the day to oversee the celebrations throughout the brunch, along with the chance to win special spot prizes. Expect the best of British music.  Choose from 12 noon — 4pm for the early birds or 7pm — 11pm for the night owls. To make a reservation phone 04-427 1000.

Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee street party celebration on Monday, June 4, from noon  – 9pm.
Live performance by a solo artist to entertain guests with British rock/pop tunes during the event, vendor stalls will include home made lemonade, cakes, mini scones, tarts, Victoria sponges, traditional ice tea and coronation chicken sandwiches. Activities on the day include guests being invited to guess how many sweets are being held in the jar for a chance to win a prize and count the crowns from 6-9pm. To make a reservation phone 04-409 8888.

Grosvenor House Dubai

Rhodes Mezzanine: Eat the same menu the Queen had at her coronation in 1953 on June 5 with a menu created by top British chef Gary Rhodes, who brings his sophisticated touch to tomato and tarragon soup, fillet of trout, roast chicken and strawberry shortbread. There are also coronation chicken sandwiches at the afternoon tea at the hotel. Call: 04 317 6000.

Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

Barasti: Watch all the royal festivities on the big screens: the Epsom Derby, the big lunch, Buckingham Palace lunch, Thames river pageant and thanksgiving. Free entry. From 11am-2.30am on June 2. Phone: 04-3993333

Grand Hyatt

Street party brunch on June 1 in the summer tent. British brunch, DJ playing the best of British and kids entertainment. From 12.30 to 4pm. Dh350, inclusive of buffet and soft beverages, Dh450 inclusive of buffet and house beverages, Dh150 for kids from four to 12 years. Phone: 04-4456842

Raffles Dubai

Raffles Roast on June 1. The festivities begin at 12.30pm and will include all the elements of a street party — bunting, fish market and pie and mash shop and entertainment for kids. There are prizes to win, including a two night's stay for two at the Savoy in London with round trip tickets, and a diamond ring. Dh475 inclusive of house beverages, Dh150 for children between six-11 years old, two children below six years eat free. Phone: 04-3248888

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

Imperium: Brunch featuring classic English dishes served with a twist on June 1. Dh275, inclusive of soft beverages, Dh395, inclusive of house beverages or Dh550 inclusive of premium house beverages. Participate in the Mad Hatter's competition. Children between the age of four and 12 years get a 50 per cent discount. Children below the age of four years eat free. Phone: 04-4530444

Madinat Jumeirah

Al Qasr: A special brunch serving traditional British favourites and live performance by the band Heart and Soul on June 1. Dh425, inclusive of non-alcoholic beverages, Dh525 inclusive of select beverages and Dh250 for children between four-12 years; children below four years dine for free. 12.30pm to 4.00pm

Mina A'Salam: Traditional British food and a kids corner with fun activities on June 1. Dh385 inclusive of soft beverages, Dh465 inclusive of select beverages and Dh220 for children between eight-12 years. Children below eight years dine for free. Phone: 04-3666730

Jumeirah Emirates Towers

Street party on June 2 with entertainment, traditional British food, competitions and live jazz band. Children can enjoy games and activities. Guests can also participate in search for the lookalike of Queen Elizabeth II. Dh200.Phone: 04-3198088