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It’s often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it’s easily skipped by those who prefer a few more minutes in bed, or who just don’t have enough time in the morning. Shangri-La’s new Breakfast Collection gives plenty of reasons to rise and shine with experiences that go far beyond the ordinary. From private rooftops to clifftops, and from floating breakfasts to creek-side breakfasts, Shangri-La hotels and resorts across the Middle East have curated some incredible experiences that will have guests leaping out of bed in the morning.

A private couple’s breakfast with a jaw-dropping view in Dubai

In the superlative city, Shangri-La Dubai takes the morning meal to new heights. Head up to a private terrace on level 42 of the hotel for a breakfast with a view unlike any other. Start the day with coffee, pancakes, freshly baked pastries and more, combined with a side helping of views over the skyscrapers of Sheikh Zayed Road, and the jaw-dropping ultimate superlative – Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Reserved for only one couple each day, this is a truly exclusive breakfast with a view. AED 3,500 per couple. Visit shangrilaexperiences.com or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for bookings.

A floating family breakfast in Dubai

For a breakfast guaranteed to get the kids out of bed in the morning, opt for Shangri-La Dubai’s new floating family breakfast. Served on a floating tray in the Ikandy pool on the 9th floor of the hotel, this breakfast guarantees to delight the whole family, but children will get an extra thrill out of splashing around and starting their day with some wholesome family fun. Loaded with healthy and delicious options including sliced seasonal fruits and berries, pancakes and waffles, yoghurt and granola, as well as eggs and sides, it’s a guaranteed fun way of starting a day. And there’s also the option to add a bottle of bubbles for the parents. Well worth getting out of bed for. AED 499 inclusive of soft drinks for two adults, AED 799 inclusive of your favourite bubbly for two adults. Children priced at AED 99 each. Visit shangrilaexperiences.com or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for bookings.

A private couple’s breakfast on the banks of the Khor Al Maqta Creek in Abu Dhabi

Dining in a private gazebo on soft sands with views over one of the United Arab Emirates’ most renowned landmarks is a pretty spectacular way to begin any morning. With Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi’s new canal-side breakfast, the day starts in the comfort of a private gazebo on the shores of the Khor Al Maqta Creek. Sip coffee and nibble on croissants in the shade of a private gazebo, before indulging in homemade gravlax salmon and black truffle omelette for a luxurious start to the day, accompanied by panoramas of the dazzling white domes of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

AED 700 per couple. Visit shangrilaexperiences.com or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +971 2509 8555 for bookings.

A family breakfast picnic onboard an abra in Abu Dhabi

Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi’s canals are the perfect place to ease into the day with a gentle ride on a traditional abra wooden boat. Spread out over 200 islands, the sea has always been an important part of Abu Dhabi’s culture and heritage. This early morning boat trip is a great way not only to enjoy a delicious breakfast, but also to learn about Qaryat Al Beri’s history as a fishing town from the abra master. Glide along the smooth waters and nibble on freshly baked pastries and muffins, cheeses, cold cuts, sandwiches and more on this hour-long journey. It’s a lovely, relaxing and entertaining way to start the day for the whole family.  

AED 1,200 for up to six people. Visit shangrilaexperiences.com or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +971 2509 8555 for bookings.

A cliff-top start to the day in Muscat

Shangri-La Al Husn Muscat’s location, perched high up on cliffs above the blue waters of the Gulf of Oman, is nothing short of spectacular. And the hotel’s new Clifftop Breakfast ensures a beautiful start to the day from one of the resort’s most dramatic vantage points, accompanied by a selections of local breakfast items and traditional favourites. An adults-only retreat, Al Husn is a place to celebrate life’s special moments, and the new breakfast has been designed to let guests do exactly that. Arabic carpets and cushions fill a private gazebo that’s just perfect for lounging and gazing at the surrounding scenery as the sun rises over the turquoise waters. It’s a relaxing way to watch the day come to life from a setting like no other.

OMR 15 per couple. Visit shangrilaexperiences.com or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +968 2477 6565 for bookings.

Shangri-La Jeddah’s new floating breakfast – on a yacht

Shangri-La Jeddah takes the concept of the floating breakfast to a whole new level with its new breakfast onboard a luxury yacht in the Red Sea. Setting sail from Jeddah’s waterfront, this new culinary adventure showcases views of the glittering sea and the city skyline, accompanied by a menu of premium items that takes breakfast to new horizons. Start with Saudi date champagne before diving into decadent by Beluga caviar accompanied by blinis and condiments. And with healthy additions like peach chia pudding, fresh blueberry granola bars, and Saudi sidr honey and fig breakfast parfait, it’s an energizing start to the day, as well as a touch of pure luxury. SAR 9,000per family for a maximum of 5 persons. Visit shangrilaexperiences.com or call +966 12 696 8888 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for bookings.

A fun family breakfast in the Kids’ Club at Shangri-La Jeddah

Sometimes the little ones love the kids’ club so much it’s hard to get them out of there. Parents won’t need to with this new breakfast at Shangri-La Jeddah for all the family, served right in the heart of the hotel’s facility dedicated to fun. A personal chef creates family favourites served at a kid-sized bespoke breakfast buffet station, including items such as frozen yoghurts and smoothies, milk ice lollies, banana hot dogs, pancakes, French toast and waffles cooked to order, and plenty more. It’s the perfect excuse to let kids play with their food. SAR 600 per person. Visit shangrilaexperiences.com or call +966 12 696 8888 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for bookings.

And this is just the beginning. The new Breakfast Collection by Shangri-La will continue to grow, with an ever-evolving selection of reasons to become an early riser. To see the latest offerings, as well as other experiences at Shangri-La hotels and resorts around the world, head to shangrilaexperiences.com.

Source: The Qode