But what if the brunch was in a different emirate? Would you be willing to drive a long way to get there? And would it be worth it?
Well, a few weeks ago, my family and I were invited to try the GourMed Brunch in Basilico Restaurant. Understandably, Hubby was hesitant to go because he didn't want to drive all the way to Ras al Khaimah (it was a little over an hour from our home), but I managed to convince him when I said it was at The Cove Rotana Resort. We've always wanted to visit the place so this was a good opportunity. And besides, spending weekend afternoons in the malls was getting boring, so the new scenery would be a very welcome change.
So that Friday found us driving up the road towards the entrance of The Cove Rotana Resort, which is nestled on the beachfront of UAE's northern most emirate. As soon as we stepped out of our car, we were enchanted by the serene atmosphere of the place and the sparkling blue water on the pristine beach. Caila and Sophie were immediately excited and I remember hearing my youngest singing the song from Moana: "See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me. And no one knows how far it goes..."
Oh, and you can Win an Overnight Stay for Two at The Cove Rotana Resort!
Simply make sure to follow @thecoverotanaresort on Instagram, take a selfie during the brunch, post your photo on Instagram with #GourMedBasilico and tag @thecoverotanaresort and 2 of your friends, and wait for Sunday for the resort to announce who took the best photo that weekend.
Basilico Restaurant, The Cove Rotana Resort
Ras al Khaimah