Take a look at our regular pages of discounts, deals and ideas for mums, dads and tots to enjoy as a family, one-to-one with junior, or blissfully alone, morning, noon or night.
For the Kids
Mini Monsters deals
Get your little monsters down to Mini Monsters for all day play every day in the soft play area for just Dhs50. And, on Sundays and Tuesdays between the hours of 9am and 2pm play is free! You can relax too while the kids run riot and enjoy Starbucks’ special promo of coffee and a Krispy Kreme donut for just Dhs20. Promotions not available on public or school holidays. Mini Monsters, off exit 42 on Sheikh Zayed Road. www.minimonsters.ae (04 341 4459).
This is a deal too good not to take advantage of – running right up until the end of March, every time you dine at Jamie’s Italian the kids can eat for free. With two branches to choose from in Dubai at either Dubai Festival City or Jumeirah Beach Hotel there’s never been a better time to take the family out to eat.
Offer valid Sundays to Thursdays, 11am-4pm. Valid until end March. www.jamieoliver.com/italian/dubai Festival City (04 232 9969) Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 380 8890).
Children’s reading group
A new initiative by the Emirates Airline Lit Fest the group is open for kids aged 10 to 12 years old to meet monthly during term time at Costa Coffee Arabian Ranches to discuss books by festival authors past and present. Kids are required to register in advance and the book should be read before each session.
Books must be purchased at own cost. 10am-12am. March 22nd. Costa Coffee, Arabian Ranches (04 362 4114).
Art for All
Every Thursday Art for All classes are held at The Archive. With two timings catering for different age ranges, get the kids along to explore their artistic side and learn about everything artsy. Featuring a different theme every week, theme for March 6th is card making.
Booking required. Dhs70 per child plus Dhs30 for materials. 10-11.30am for kids up to five, 4-5.30pm for kids aged six and up. The Archive, gate 5, Safa Park. email@example.com (04 349 4033).
Evenings and Weekends
Luxurious Mother’s Day afternoon tea
Throughout the month of March, Marquee are offering a Mother’s Day afternoon tea with a difference. Mums and daughters will receive a relaxing 30 minute Kevin Murphy hair facial to moisturise and pamper your hair and a 30 minute blow dry to leave you feeling red carpet ready along with a selection of traditional and more unconventional savoury and sweet treats. You’ll also receive a fun polaroid picture to take home to remember your afternoon together.
Dhs600 per package. www.marquee.ae (04 420 7700).
Mum and daughter time
To enjoy some quality time together why not give the nail spa mum and daughter package a go for Mother’s Day. Enjoy a package of Nail Spa signature treatments including a classic manicure and pedicure and an aromatherapy indulgence for aching feet. You will be treated to a non-alcoholic flute of bubbles for the added air of luxury and all mums will also receive a ‘pamper at home’ gift as an extra treat.
Dhs650 per package. Available throughout March. Available at four locations across Dubai including The Dubai Mall, www.thenailspa.com (6005 44001).
Pamper and play at Caboodle
If you are struggling to find the time to get time away from the kids to get to the salon, Caboodle has the answer for you. Now open in two locations in Dubai, your little ones can play video games, watch cartoons, play dress ups and more, all while you get your beauty needs seen to. The new branch at Caboodle Citywalk also offers services for kids including haircuts and pampering packages.
Dubai Mall (04 325 3367), Citywalk (04 325 3367) www.caboodle.ae.
Wednesday afternoons are the time to get your little princesses down to Favourite Things in Marina Mall to try out the Tutu Princesses class, a beginner’s ballet class especially for kids. As well as being lots of fun using props and sparking imagination and wonder it also encourages good posture and strong discipline.
Dhs65 per class, block bookings required. Class timings vary according to age group, ends April 9th. Sunday to Saturday 9am to 9pm. Second floor, Dubai Marina Mall, www.favouritethings.com (04 434 1984).
Without the Kids
Relax with The Cure
Not that you need an excuse to treat yourself, but if ever there was a better time – it’s now. With Mother’s Day around the corner The Cure are offering their manicure / pedicure packages as a buy one get one free during the month of March so now you can bring your best friend, your mother or your sister along with you.
Prices start from Dhs40 for a shape and polish. www.thecure.ae Media City, BBC World building (04 391 6485) and Green Community, Park n shop plaza (04 883 0818).
Build strength and relax with Yogalates
Take some time out to concentrate on yourself and relax with Yogalates. Yogalates combines the best of both yoga and pilates to not only leave you feeling relaxed, but to help build core strength. Yogalates is suitable for all ages and is especially beneficial for sufferers of back pain, arthritis, osteoporosis and post natal women. Soothe your nervous system, release stress and aid relaxation – what’s not to like about that?
Mondays and Wednesdays, 8.30am and 7.15pm at Fraser Suites, Sheikh Zayed Road. Dhs70 per class. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.yogalatesblissindubai.com.
Pink jasmine beauty salon
Located at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Pink Jasmine’s professional staff will take care of your every beauty need offering hair styling and hair care, make up, hammam, facials, manicure and pedicure and more. Perfect for busy mothers they strive to cater to all need and are constantly growing their spa services to ensure all your needs are met at this one stop shop.
Pink Jasmine beauty, Dubai World Trade Centre email@example.com (04 326 6066).
Ladies, once you’ve packed the kids off on the school bus and waved them goodbye for the day, hot foot it down to The Spa at The Address Dubai Marina on Tuesdays to receive 30% off on any spa treatments 50 minutes or more. Get into the zone before your treatment by taking some time to chill in the steam room, sauna and other relaxation areas. Not valid for spa packages and promotions.
Tuesdays only. The Spa, The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina, www.theaddress.com (04 436 7424).