It’s no secret Team Ahlan! loves a good party brunch, but what about a pool party brunch with giant inflatables? We may just have found the perfect combination for every Friday afternoon for the foreseeable future! It’s that combination that makes The Dek on 8’s newly launched brunch a winner in our books. Although the venue o ers an array of seating options, we’ve made ourselves comfortable
in a fully shaded, cosy poolside booth. Thanks to the Audio Tonic resident DJs on the decks, swift service and countless scatter cushions, before we know it, we’ve kicked o our shoes and made ourselves (very) comfortable.
In terms of food, we’re presented with numerous sharing platters consisting of a huge variety of options to keep the entire table satisfied. From sushi, grilled meats and salads to veggies, breads and burger sliders, it’s a light but filling selection.
The platter of desserts, featuring everything from tarts to macarons, is also impressive.
Of course, no pool brunch is complete without a dip in the actual pool. Fortunately, this one isn’t jam-packed with people like many other pool parties we’ve attended. We manage to get our hands on both the enormous inflatable flamingo and swan (which we’ve been eyeing all afternoon), and spend the rest of the afternoon floating around to the DJ’s poolside beats. Of course, we also spend a large chunk of the afternoon snapping pictures of ourselves on the aforementioned inflatables – the perfect pool party shots for our Insta account. Obviously.
And just in case swimming at brunch sounds like a mission, fear not, for the venue has changing rooms close at hand and conveniently supplies towels, so all you need to do is bring your swimwear along.
Overall, The Dek on 8 brunch is the perfect way to spend a Friday afternoon with friends while soaking up the sun, listening to house music and indulging in delicious poolside treats. Oh, and lounging on giant inflatable birds. We need more of those inflatables in our lives. INFO: Dhs250 (sharing platters and free-flow house beverages), Fri 1pm-4pm, Media One Hotel, 04 427 1000, mediaonehotel.com