We've always loved the fabulous, family-friendly Al Badia picnic brunch and were gutted when we found out it had been discontinued. So we're thrilled to hear it's now relaunching at the grassy outdoor terrace of The Pantry by Skyline on level 5 at Crowne Plaza Festival City.  

The Al Badia Picnic Brunch will now feature a pantry full of gourmet treats, with which you can fill your picnic basket

Every Friday from 12 noon to 4pm you'll be able to grab the same cute picnic basket and fill it with delicious treats from the pantry - from smoked salmon bagels to gourmet beetroot and feta salad jars, artisan cheeses and prawn and avocado cocktail - and munch it alfresco on one of the pretty white picnic tables, or on a picnic rug on the grass, all with a new-and-improved panoramic view of the Dubai skyline and creek.

There's a whole host of barbecue delights in store at the new and improved Al Badia Picnic Brunch at The Pantry by Skyline, Crowne Plaza Festival City

Plus, an array of succulent meats and seafood sizzling on the barbecue, a kid’s area featuring arts and crafts and face painting, popcorn, candy floss and ice creams, all against a backdrop of a live guitarist.

The new Al Badia Picnic Brunch is still very child-friendly, with a kids' area and entertainment also on the menu

Prices for The Pantry by Skyline start at Dh245 for soft beverages, Dh345 for house beverages and Dh445 for French bubbly. Children under five dine free with one paying adult per two children, whilst kids aged 6-12 years are priced at Dh125.

For more information visit www.diningdfc.com