As Queen Elizabeth II reaches an incredible milestone, the UK is gearing up to celebrate the platinum jubilee of their longest reigning monarch with four-day-long celebrations and events. For all the Brits who are missing out on the festivities, here are six splendid ways to celebrate the royal event right here in Dubai and feel at home.
Named after the Queen, the floating hotel in Dubai is all set to celebrate the milestone with a grand evening. The adults-only event will be hosted by Dubai Eye’s Tom Urquhart with first-class entertainment flown in all the way to Dubai for the two-day festivities. Guests will be entertained by a Royal Marine Corps of drums, a piper, and a military band while also being served a three-course meal with beverages. Once the band finishes, Dubai 92s Remix Rich will take over to further entertain its guests. The celebrations will require formal wear.
Qe2.com, +971 600 500 400
Get ready to indulge in a classic English breakfast and afternoon tea at the Armani Hotel/Lounge from June 2-5. The hotel is set to host 54 guests from the commonwealth countries and will also serve its guests a hearty English breakfast and a royal garden afternoon tea party. A special brunch will also be hosted on Sunday afternoon featuring a traditional roast, fish and chips, pies, and some of the Queen’s favorite desserts such as the Eton mess, trifle, and cake.
Armanihoteldubai.com, 04 888 3666
The British seafood restaurant at Dubai Marina will be hosting a themed brunch for its guests on June 4 and 5. The brunch will include delicacies like the coronation chicken wrap, cod bon bon, roast beef, fish and chips, and classic British desserts like apple crumble and sticky toffee pudding. The two-day celebration can be attended by families, and will include entertaining activities like face painting, and arts and crafts.
Geales-dubai.com, 04 316 5555
The European restaurant at Grosvenor House Dubai will be hosting a lavish two and three-course set menu to mark the platinum jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II on June 4 and 5. The menu will feature themed dishes like the coronation prawn cocktail and roast tomato soup, among many other treats. Sweet lovers can end the feast with the mint-chocolate ‘After Eight’ cake, or the treacle sponge pudding with vanilla custard.
Rhodesw1-dubai.com, 04 317 6000
Mezzanine Bar and Kitchen
The Mezzanine Bar and Litchen located at Souk Madinat Jumeirah is set to have a four-day British food fest from June 2 to 5, to celebrate the platinum jubilee. Diners can feast on a specially curated menu that includes dishes like scotch egg, sausage rolls and shepherd’s pie while watching the celebrations from England that will be streamed on the restaurant screens in real time. The event will also be graced by Brit pop classics on Friday and Saturday.
Mezzaninedubai.com, 04 548 8999
Reform Social and Grill
Dubai’s self-acclaimed “first true British gastropub” will be hosting a four-day brunch for its diners and their furry friends from June 2 to 5. The menu will feature a traditional roast brunch which includes three courses paired with three hours of free beverages. The restaurant will also include British high tea favorites on Thursday and Friday.
Reformsocialgrill.ae, 04 454 2638
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