With UAE Mother's Day today (Thursday March 21) and UK Mother's Day fast approaching on Sunday March 31, it's time to show your mum how much you care. And what better way to do that than with a plateful of cake and a mountain of cucumber sandwiches? Here are five afternoon teas to take your mother to this month.
To celebrate the UAE and UK Mother’s Days, Café Bateel is serving up a special tea all month, complete with sparkling date juice.
Dhs89. Call for times. Various locations including Dubai Marina Mall, Mall of the Emirates and JBR. www.bateel.com.
This healthy spot at The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery By Sofitel is serving up a special guilt-free, 100 percent vegan tea. Snacks include crockpot sandwich – grilled vegetables and sundried tomatoes on vegan bread – and protein burrito (a quinoa and lentil stuffed cabbage roll). Paired with sweet snacks including healthy cookies to blueberry vanilla cake, all served with signature matcha, beetroot, almond, soya and rice cappuccinos, charcoal cappuccino or tea.
Dhs140. Served daily 2pm-6pm. The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery By Sofitel, Palm Jumeirah (04 524 7777).
This famous lounge, which was established in Waldorf Astoria New York, is celebrating women by offering two for one on teas throughout March. As if we needed an excuse to spoil our mums.
Dhs178. Served daily 2.30pm-6pm. Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah (04 818 2222).
Rixos Premium Dubai
This JBR hotel is offering an afternoon tea and spa package for mums this month. Tea is served in the Crystal Lounge in the hotel’s grand lobby, boasting views out to sea, while you’ll also get a 60-minute massage at Natureland Spa.
Dhs729 (for two). Daily 3.30pm-6pm (spa open 9am-10pm). Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR (04 520 0000).
The Lobby Lounge
The Ritz-Carlton Dubai’s Lobby Lounge is presenting a special afternoon tea served buffet-style across the final weekend in March so you’re not restricted to one day only. It’s served on the pretty terrace and sandwiches include cucumber and dill cream cheese, Scottish salmon rilletes, roast beef, horseradish and caramelised onions. There’s also a display of tea cake, chocolate truffles, macaron and more. Want to really spoil mum? There’s a package that includes a glass of bubbly.
Dhs195 (tea), Dhs305 (tea and a glass of bubbly). Served daily 12.30pm-5pm. Mar 29-31. The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, JBR (04 318 6150).