What to do on and in the lead-up to Mother’s Day in and around Dubai on March 21
1 Go to Jump Boxx Jump Boxx is inviting all wonderful mums to jump for free when accompanying their child(ren). It’s their way of saying thank you for all the love, dedication and care for little ones. Imagine jumping off the walls, having fun with friends in a playground of over 22,000 sq ft of interconnected trampolines!
Jump Boxx offers a unique design that includes twin dodge-ball courts, slam dunk hoops, Dubai’s first ever foam pit and much more. Standard admission is AED 69 per hour, and an additional hour is AED 59. Ages 3-5 years old jump for AED 39 per hour. All jumpers must purchase the Jump Boxx rubber grip socks for Dhs11. Jump Boxx is located in Uptown Mirdiff Mall, opposite the food court. For more information visit www.jump-boxx.com or call 04 288 5744.
2 365 Restaurant Come and celebrate Mother’s Day at 365 on Saturday 21 March. Mothers and their kids can indulge in delicious buffet of Mediterranean food. Mothers eat for free and get a rose plus there’s a raffle to get a chance to win a stay in our suite. Dhs150 per adult, Dhs75 per children ages from six to 12, Additional Dhs100 per adult for unlimited house sparkling beverages from 12:30am to 4pm. Novotel Dubai Al Barsha, Sheikh Zayed Road Al Barsha 1 (04 304 9142).
3 Enjoy some nosh Designating the month of March as a time to show gratitude and appreciation, a lavish Mother’s day buffet warms hearts with delicious and treasured moments on Friday, March 13 to celebrate the European Mother’s Day or Friday, March 20 to celebrate the local Mother’s Day. Guests can enjoy a delectable display of brunch favourites including chef’s selection of fresh salads, a bountiful seafood spread, an outdoor BBQ, a choice of roast with all its trimmings and an over the top dessert station. Mothers receive an exclusive welcome drink, a complimentary box of chocolates and red roses to ensure a touch of appreciation on this special day. Young guests have tasty bites at the special kid-friendly buffet. The Friday Brunch is served from 12.30pm to 3.30pm and priced at Dhs205 including buffet and soft beverages; Dhs315 including buffet and selected beverages; and Dhs535 including buffet, selected beverages and bubbly. Kids aged six and under dine complimentary.
4 Dine at Rang Mahal in JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Indulge in Indian culinary delights, a feast for the senses at Rang Mahal this Mother’s Day. Presenting the talents of celebrity, Michelin star Chef Atul Kochhar, offering a delectable set menu. Guests can enjoy a welcoming glass of bubbly followed by a gastronomic journey featuring crafted award-winning favourites and variety of authentic Indian spices and flavours. Get a glass of Prosecco upon arrival, the cost including soft drinks is Dhs450 per person and the deal is available from 6pm on 14 and 21 of March.
5 Van Gogh’s arty afternoon tea Van Gogh Museum Relievo Collection. Official reproductions of six of Vincent Van Gogh’s most famous works will be available for viewing throughout March at the Fairmont The Palm’s Mashrabiya Lounge. Informative tours of the collection will take place every Saturday in March starting at 2pm in the lobby and to complement this exhibition (which is also for purchase), the talented culinary team has created a Van Gogh-inspired afternoon tea menu. Both exciting events start 26 February, with the food inspired by the Mediterranean flavours from where the great artist lived and worked. To make a reservation or for more information, call +971 4 457 3457, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.fairmont.com/palm
6 SensAsia Urban Spa’s Adore Mum facial The 60 minute facial costs Dhs399 and is valid until April 30. The gift is an all-organic Eve Lom Ultimate Cleanse Facial, with its international cult following, and endorsements from a host of celebrities including Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow. My Mum & I lasts 105 minutes, costs Dhs799 or Dhs1,499 for two and is valid until the end of the year.
The package includes any Elemis Anti-Ageing facial, plus a 45-minute Rapid Rub intensive back massage, this is a seriously rejuvenating and stress-relieving experience, best taken together. All Mother’s Day gift treatments are packaged as bespoke ‘You’ve Got SensAsia’ vouchers. SensAsia is located at Emirates Golf Club and Palm Jumeirah, and most recently the Downtown Dubai hub of Souk Al Manzil.
7 Take tea at Leopold’s of London The acclaimed brasserie and café will offer an array of delicious meals and an extensive variety of teas. In addition, guests can select from the library of 75 teas advised by in house tea doctors for perfect pairing with handmade chocolates; ideal for thoughtful gifting.
The bespoke menu available for lunch and dinner is a delicious choice for families looking to celebrate the special occasion. Families visiting Leopold’s of London in Nation Towers can look forward to High Tea, choosing from 70 different types of tea, such as Emerald Green, a luscious blend of organic green tea infused with Italian orange bergamot or White Orchard, whole leaf white tea blended with wild apples, pear and peach and offset by white rose. The teas will also be available for gifting, for those looking to surprise their mums with a morning pick-me-up. Leopold’s of London is also offering boxes of handmade chocolates that can be combined with the teas to make a beautiful Mother’s Day present. The Mother’s Day specials will be available at all venues until March 21. Visit at The Beach, JBR, Dubai open 7 am – 12am. Call +971 4 430 6841 for bookings.
8 Have steak at Prime 68 in JW Marriott Marquis Dubai This Mother’s Day, celebrate with picture perfect views of the Dubai skyline from the 68th floor and impeccable cuts at the classic steakhouse, Prime 68. Elevate your Mother’s Day with a glass of bubbly on arrival and set menu to delight taste buds. The boutique restaurant combines traditional elements with modern presentations ensuring the ultimate recipe for an unforgettable experience. Get a glass of Prosecco upon arrival, the cost including soft drinks is Dhs450 per person and the deal is available from 6pm on 14 and 21 of March.
10 Pizza Express On 21st March, PizzaExpress UAE will let the kids pay so mum can eat for free with a complimentary pizza. For one day only, mums dining with their children will receive a Classic pizza of their choice, for free, when an item is purchased from the kid’s menu. The special offer is valid at all PizzaExpress restaurants* across the UAE excluding Jazz @Pizza Express.
9 La Porte des Indes Mother’s Day is given an authentic Indian touch with a selection of traditional dishes lavishly spread across four courses. The appetizers comprise Chard Pakoda, Paneer Kebabs and Tandoori Broccoli, served with sweet mango chutney, spicy tomato chutney and three cheese kulcha. The main course features a lamb platter comprising Barra Lamb chops, Gilafi Seekh Kebab and Kari de Mouton, served with cucumber raita and saffron rice. Furthermore, the mother at the table can enjoy her meal free of cost and will also receive a special gift hamper. The Mother’s Day set menu is priced at Dhs225 per person, available 20 – 31 March. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 438 8610).
11 Delphine LA based Delphine Restaurant & Bar, recently opened in The H Dubai will be having a special weekend brunch offer for Mother's Day. Visit Delphine Restaurant & Bar's sparkling Hollywood brunch to treat your mother to her complementary package in celebration of the special occasion, when dining together. Dhs230 (soft drinks), Dhs390 (selected house beverages). Available on Friday, March 13 and 20. Reservation mandatory. This offer is not applicable in conjunction with any other offer. Call 04 501 8623 for reservations.
12 La Serre Bistro and Boulangerie This Mother’s Day French restaurant La Serre Bistro and Boulangerie, located in Downtown Dubai is offering little ones the opportunity to get involved by creating their own floral bouquets. Mothers won’t be left out either and can enjoy the delicious homemade pastries, fresh coffee and tea provided. Budding florists will be rewarded for their efforts with a mini pastry and babyccino or juice.
Held on the ever popular family-friendly Terrace, children will be entertained and Mothers will go home with a beautiful bouquet - the perfect way to spend a leisurely Saturday morning (10am-12pm). Vida Downtown Dubai, Downtown Dubai (04 428 6969).