With UAE Mother’s Day today (March 21), and the British version on Sunday March 26, we can’t think of a better reason to celebrate mums this week.
Whether you’re after a meal out or a pampering spa day, we’ve got you covered.
Brunches, dinners and more...
Mothers can sit back and relax with a complimentary foamy latte or cappuccino, hand decorated by Aubaine’s baristas. Peckish? You’ll also receive a freshly-baked patisserie as a gift to take home.
Free. March 21 and 26. City Walk and Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai www.aubaine.co.uk
Boardwalk and BBQ Donut
Book a fun trip out on Dubai Creek for four on one of the barbecue donuts (that’s boat, not an actual barbecued donut, mum) or at Boardwalk and the mother of the party will get her meal on the house. Plus mum will also get a gift hamper with flowers and sweets, and all-day pool access.
Prices vary. Sun March 26. Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club (04 295 6000).
Mums will get a special chocolate dessert and house beverage for free when dining at Chival in City Walk this week.
Prices vary. March 21-26. La Ville Hotel & Suites, City Walk (04 403 0311).
Celebrate at Desert Palm Per Aquum any time over Mother’s Day weekend, from Friday March 24 until Sunday March 26. There’s a special roast menu at Epicure, choose from roast chicken or beef, with roasties, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Dine in the brasserie or sit outside overlooking the polo fields. And mum will get a special gift to take home, too.
Dhs150 (two glasses of grape), Dhs70 (kids aged four-12). 12.30pm-10pm. March 24-26. Desert Palm Per Aquum (04 323 8888).
Sit back and catch up over a special Mother’s Day Gourmet Brunch on Saturday March 25. Mothers will enjoy a glass of celebratory bubbly on arrival, alongside an endless starter and dessert buffet, and unlimited a la carte main course menu, all set against the backdrop of the plush green golf course. Plus, if you book for four or more, mums will get a free 60-minute Balinese massage at SensAsia Urban Spa.
Dhs245 (food only), Dhs415 (house beverages), Dhs465 (bubbly). Noon-3pm. Sat March 25. from 12 noon to 3pm. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Living (04 417 9999).
Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Naya, Dhow & Anchor and Latitude are all celebrating the girls, mums included, as ladies get 50 percent off food during lunch and dinner on March 21 and 26. Whether you’re a fan of Indian, seafood, grills or more casual pub grub, there’s something for everyone.
Prices vary. March 21 and 26. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).
Book a table for four at Legends steakhouse restaurant and lucky mum will eat for free, as well as being treated to a gift hamper with flowers, sweets, and all-day pool access.
Prices vary. Sun March 26. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club (04 295 6000).
For fine dining in a cool location, plus stunning Marina views, head to Jason Atherton’s restaurant to treat your mum. For Dhs295 you can have a special menu, plus mum gets a glass of bubbly, cake and card.
Dhs295. March 21, 25, 26. InterContinental Dubai Marina (04 446 6664).
Treat your mum on either Friday March 24 or Saturday March 25 with an international buffet brunch. Plus, all bookings with receive free pool access to Emirates Golf Club afterwards.
Dhs160 (food only), Dhs300 (house beverages), Dhs360 (bubbly). Fri Mar 24-Sat Mar 25. From noon. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Living (04 417 9999).
Take a break from the city with a leisurely brunch at Ranches. Enjoy a buffet brunch, with plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained. Plus, all mums will receive a free glass of bubbly in honour of them being so great.
Dhs139 (mums only, soft drinks plus a glass of bubbly), Dhs149 (members, soft drinks), Dhs169 (non-members, soft drinks), Dhs75 (kids under 12). Sat March 25. Noon-4pm. Arabian Ranches Golf Club (04 360 7935)
Sapori di Bice
A special menu is being served up at this City Walk location. Enjoy ginger-marinated prawns followed by your choice of homemade fettucine tossed with salmon, asparagus risotto or chicken roulade
stuffed with spinach and mushroom, and finish off with a classic Italian dessert.
Prices vary. Until March 31. City Walk (04 344 2550).
Nibble on scones, sandwiches at cakes with your girlfriends at an al fresco afternoon tea on UAE Mother’s Day (March 21). Plus, you’ll get a Dhs50 voucher to use at one of the neighbouring nurseries, so you can relax while the kids play.
Dhs125 (two people including Dhs50 nursery voucher). 3pm-6pm. March 21. Ramada Plaza JBR (04 439 8888).
Treat your wonderful mum to lunch or dinner at Tesoro on Mothering Sunday (March 26) and you’ll get 30% off her bill, including the à la carte menu and soft drinks.
Prices vary. 12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-11pm. Sun March 26. Taj Hotel Dubai, Business Bay (04438 3111). ,
Willow Stream Spa
Enjoy a mother and daughter spa day with afternoon tea at the Willow Stream Spa. Have a 60-minute treatment of your choice, followed by a decadent afternoon tea at Mashrabiya Lounge.
Dhs450 (per person). Daily 10am-9pm. Until March 31. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3545).
Tips & Toes
In the mood for some pampering? Take your mum along to the salon for “Mother’s Funday”. On any Sunday in March mums can get 50 percent off a selection of treatments.
Various locations including Dubai Media City and Palm Jumeirah. www.tipsandtoes.ae
The Spa The Address Dubai Marina
Mums: it’s time to relax. While you are getting your youthful glow back, your little ones will be having fun thanks to free access to Qix club. Choose from a 50-minute aromatherapy massage or a 50-minute radiance facial.
Dhs299. Access to kids club for kids aged four-12. Sun-Thu 10am-7pm. Until March 31. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7424).