Friday brunch with our friends at The Farm
Living away from the family brings you closer to your friends. We like to call each other
“our Dubai family”. It is truly a unique bunch of lovely people and dear friends who share
with us all the good and the bad. Each and every one of them is a limited edition and I feel so
lucky to have them all in our lives.
Overhere in the desert we do brunches on Fridays. Bruch is neither breakfast (we all like to
sleep a bit longer on weekend) nor lunch (too late for our rumbling stomachs), it is a
combination of both, eaten usually from 10am until 2pm and it is famed for its size.
We love our gatherings with friends especially when kids are in a happy mood and they play
nicely together. On such days our brunch can extend until afternoon hours and it can
spontaneously turn into dinner, too! (but that’s a whole other blog post…)
A while back we picked a nice family friendly restaurant for our Friday gathering, we liked
its name – The Farm. Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect from the place (except a buzzing
crowd) so it all came as a pleasant surprise to me.
The Farm is located in Al Barari residential compound which is an oasis in the desert, as
green as it can be, with beautiful gardens and nurseries. I was wondering why I’ve never heard
of this hidden gem before?! My friends and I immediately fell in love with the place, wishing
if we could stay here for hours…And for hours we stayed!
The Farm is truly an oasis of flavor and tranquility, I felt we’re miles away from the city life
and for a change it felt so good. Within The Farm’s indoor and outdoor spaces I was able
to enjoy time with my friends, lush green surrounding and great food that was eaten leisurely,
not rushed. The Farm restaurant offers excellent menu with lots of varieties (and images of the
dishes on iPads), portions are decent and at reasonable prices. I found their drinks a bit
overpriced (coffee 25Dhs) and their home-made bread and desserts delicious.
Everytime we say bye-bye to our friends we promise to meet again very soon. Sometimes the
pace of life doesn’t let us do what pleases us the most, as much as we would want to, and those
occasional moments shared with friends are therefore precious and unforgettable.
..The FarmAl Barari, Opposite Falcon City 04 392 5669