It's Father's Day today (Sunday June 21) and whether dad is up for a feast for free or wants to spend time getting groomed, there's a treat for him.
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A dish on the house at Kad Ché
Looking to spend quality time with dad while tucking into Arabic dishes? Kad Che is your ideal spot, as all dads will get a main dish completely dirham-free. Just order a dish for yourself and dad can dig in to a list of meals including the omega boost salmon salad, a hand-crafted selection of gourmet sandwiches, crunchy chicken waffles, Kad Che keto burgers and an all-day breakfast. Sounds like a deal to us.
Sun Jun 21. Open 8am-10pm. Building 7, Bay Square Business Bay, www.kadche.co (04 338 8243).
A Paddington Hamper from Marks & Spencer
If you’re scratching your head on gift ideas for dad, why not get a bundle of treats? Marks & Spencer’s Father’s Day Paddington Hamper comes packed with Belgian chocolates, hand-decorated fruit and nuts, special tea and chocolatey tea cake mini bites. Especially good if he likes a cuppa. There’s also sparkling grape juice and Marks & Spencer’s signature milk, dark and white chocolate selection box. An all-rounder of a gift.
A week-long celebration at Rose & Crown
These are deals any father would want, especially when they include roasts, discounts and pints all week long. Expect a lunch with your dad with a 50 percent discount on food and drinks from noon to 3pm, pints from Dhs33 all day and an extended happy hour from 4pm until 8pm with pints from Dhs29, and a special British roast every weekend from Dhs90.
Until Sun Jun 21, open 11am-10pm. The Atrium, Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.roseandcrowndubai.com (04 437 0022).
Does your old man love a grill session? Well, you’ll have plenty to grill with thanks to Deliveroo’s special deal on Couqley French Bistro’s DIY burger kits. The ‘Grill Your Own Burgers’ package comes with burger patties, potato buns, aged cheddar cheese, lettuce, sliced tomatoes, sliced onions, condiments and frozen fries. And, it’s buy one, get one free, meaning you’ll get double the amount from the original kit order. A grill session with pops? Sounds like a splendid Father’s Day to us.
Fri Jun 19-Sun Jun 21. Open Sun-Thu noon-1am, Fri-Sat noon-2am. Cluster A, JLT, www.deliveroo.ae (04 514 9339).
If your ideal way to celebrate Father’s Day involves some well-deserved grooming, along with a relaxing facial thrown in, Dubai Media City’s CG Barbershop has the offer you’re after. To mark the occasion, the barbershop is giving a free facial with every hair cut booking made on Sunday June 21. And, for any dads who visit along with their son, their little one can also enjoy a free kid’s haircut. Now that’s a stylish with for father and son.
Sun Jun 21, open 10am-8pm. Arjaan by Rotana, Dubai Media City, www.cgbarbershop.com (04 227 4666).
Free pints at McGettigan’s JLT
It’s free pints for all dads when they dine at McGettigan’s JLT on Sunday June 21. Tuck into a roast for Dhs99 and ‘ol pops will get a free pint. That’s not all, as little ones will get a free lunch for families that come between noon and 3pm. Not a bad way to spend Father’s Day.
Dhs99. Sun Jun 21, noon-10.30pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10.30pm. Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster J, JLT, www.mcgettigans.com (04 356 0470).
Get a free pint at Stars ‘N’ Bars
Find yourself walking along La Mer on Father’s Day, you may as well head to Stars ‘N’ Bars, as its offering a free pint with every main dish they serve. Taking place on Father’s Day, expect American grub including burgers, nachos, quesadillas, steaks and pizzas, and get a free pint to go along with it.
Sun Jun 21, 10am-9.30pm. La Mer, Jumeirah 1 (04 349 9903).
Get a gift for ‘Daddy Cool’ at Jones The Grocer
If your dad loves to cook up plenty of steaks or loves a hot cuppa, Jones The Grocer has a list of gifts perfect for Father’s Day. There’s everything from the SteakChamp Meat Thermometer that makes cooking steaks easy with colour signals, and the very cool Corksicle Gun Metal Triple Insulated Keep Cup which keeps hot drinks warm for three hours and cold ones for nine. If you’re after a fine gift…
Get a special half-price deal at The Irish Village
Looking for something affordable and cheerful to do with dad in one of the best spots in the city? The Irish Village is celebrating Father’s Day with a super deal, offering 50 percent off the entire bill for a limited-time, and all you have to do is bring your dad along. Taking place on Sunday June 21 from noon until 4pm, expect everything from the Irish dishes and pub grub to selected beverages including hops, grape and short measures to be included in the deal. The limited-time offer can be used at both The Irish Village branches, including at Al Garhoud – a Time Out Dubai favourite – and at the more recent Dubai Studio City.
Sun Jun 21, noon-4pm. Multiple locations including 31 A Street, Al Garhoud (04 282 4750); Dubai Studio City, www.theirishvillage.com (04 241 8444).
Get free cookies at London Dairy Café
Whether the man of the hour is looking for a hearty breakfast, roast chicken dinner or a fine steak, London Dairy Café across Dubai will be offering up specialty Father’s Day free cookies to go along with the meal. They’re just for him though, don’t be nabbing them.
Prices vary. Various locations including North La Mer, Jumeirah 1; The Springs Souk; Golden Mile, Palm Jumeirah; Cluster W, JLT, www.londondairycafe.com.
Have a ‘Dad-cation’ at Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens
Forget daycation, it’s all about a dad-cation for Father’s Day, and Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens has the perfect package. For Dhs79, dads will get access to the hotel’s pool, a pint of hops and a bowl of restaurant Lah Lah’s noodles. Even better, dads will get another pint of hops on the house when they sow a selfie with their little ones to show off. Father’s Day in the sun.
Dhs79. Sun Jun 21, noon-10pm. LAH LAH, Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens, www.zabeelhouse.com/thegreens (04 519 1111).
Have a mega roast at The Duck Hook
No need to cook up a roast for Father’s Day yourself, as dad will be plenty happy with The Duck Hook’s Father’s Day ‘roast in the post’ special. And, there’s plenty of choices, as dad’s can choose from roast chicken, beef, lamb or vegan. He can also expect roasted Maris Piper potatoes, honey roasted parsnips, buttered carrots, steamed broccoli and braised red cabbage. For dessert, expect apple crumble with custard, baked lemon cheesecake or sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce. Better yet, the delivery comes with a free, edible chocolate and toffee tool kit. Sunday roast, here we come.
From Dhs265 (for two). Fri Jun 19-Sun Jun 21. Order 24 hours in advance. Dubai Hills Golf Club, Al Khail Road (800 666353).
Steak night for dads at The London Project
If nothing sounds better to your dad than a fancy steak dinner with a smooth mixed drink to match, The London Project will be treating fathers to its very finest Wagyu flank steak, served with a special mixed drink for Dhs199. The steak dish comes with beetroot puree, beef cheek tortellini, Wagyu coppa crumb, asparagus, pickled candy beets and mustard veal jus. However, if he’s looking for something more fishy, The London Project will also have a two-for-one fish and chips deal all day long.
Dhs199. Sun Jun 21, noon-7pm. Bluewaters Dubai, www.thelondonproject.com (056 913 4699).
One thing every dad will always be up for is a free meal, and if they so happen to love French cuisine, they’re in luck. On Sunday June 21, Pascal Tepper French Bakery at Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road is offering a free starter, main course and dessert to all dads, which means tucking into burgers, steaks, duck legs, seafood dishes and plenty more. All you have to do is book in advance and mention your father will be coming along, and the meal for him will be completely dirham free. Not a bad way to celebrate at all.
Sun Jun 21, open 7am-11pm. Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre Area (056 414 2213).
Have a super sporty dad or an old man that loves the great outdoors? Well, KARE has the perfect quirky gifts to match those interests – whether it be a golden gorilla for the alpha male dad or a slick Texas cactus art deco object for the outdoors man. The Dubai-based furniture store is now offering a special deal for Father’s Day. Customers can save Dhs250 when they spend Dhs1,000 at Festival Plaza or in any of the Chattels & More stores in Dubai. If your dad is hoping to add of his own style to the house, these gifts will bring a smile to his face.
Until Wed Jun 24. Multiple locations including Umm Hurair Road, Oud Metha (04 609 7555); Mall of the Emirates (04 609 7532); City Centre Mirdif (04 609 7544); Festival Plaza, Jebel Ali Village (04 609 7600), www.kareuae.ae.