13 of the Best Mother's Day Deals in the UAE
It's the day when we all celebrate that special lady in our lives, so whether you make like the Brits and celebrate on 15 March or go with the official celebrations in the UAE on 21 March, here are our top picks to spoil her rotten!
Teatime at Karat
This mother and daughter afternoon tea includes a selection of sweet and savoury delicacies to choose from and on Mother’s Day weekend the pastry chef will also present you with a cake to mark the special occasion.
INFO: Dhs125 per person, 3pm-6pm until Mar 31, The Address Dubai Mall, 04 888 3444, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dinner at Koi
Indulge in a four-course tasting menu at this Japanese A-list endorsed restaurant, to show your mum some star style, with a menu that includes a sashimi tasting plate offering, pan roasted guinea fowl and sesame ice cream with chocolate crumble.
INFO: Dhs295, 6pm-2am, 15 and 21 Mar, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 678 3334, www.koirestaurant.ae
Desert Palm Retreat Spa and Bubbly Tea
To really spoil your mum this Mother’s Day and catch up on some quality time together, this retreat will be offering a 60 minute massage for two with full access to all facilities including steam, sauna and ice rooms, followed by a leisurely afternoon tea with home baked scones, cakes and a bottle of bubbly, while you overlook the property’s lush green polo fields.
INFO: Dhs940 for two, Sun 15 Mar, Al Ain Road, 04 323 8888, www.desertpalm.ae
Celebrate your Mum the Italian Way at Bice Mare
We all know that Italians love their mums, so this special five-course menu is sure to wow the most special woman in your life, with a fruity twist to traditional flavours on the menu which include crab and lobster salad served with passion fruit, papaya and mango and Chilean Seabass with peach, spinach and coffee sauce.
INFO: Dhs450 per person, 6pm-12midnight, 21-31 Mar, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, 04 423 0982, www.bicemare.com
Van Gogh Afternoon Tea
If your mum is an art aficionado, this collection of fine-art reproductions of seven of Van Gogh’s works which is on display right up until the end of the month, is a perfect choice for Mother’s Day. Combined with a creative afternoon tea, inspired by the great artist himself, this Mediterranean offering includes dishes such as Provençal shrimps and basil on capsicum bread, and roasted and lavender infused duck with plum chutney. For an extra table fee of Dhs100, you can also be seated right next to the Sunflowers reproduction, for a leisurely afternoon with one of the most sought-after views in the world.
INFO: Dhs125 per person, plus additional fee for Sunflowers seating, 12noon-6pm, until 31 Mar, Mashrabiya Lounge, Fairmont The Palm, 04 457 3457, www.fairmont.com/palm
Buffet Lunch at Imperium
Gather the family for a feast of fine French fare at this opulent restaurant on The Palm. Mums receive a bouquet of flowers and dine for free when you book a table for four people or more.
INFO: 12.30pm-4pm, Sun 15 Mar, Dhs225 with tea, coffee and water, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, The Palm Jumeirah, 04 453 0444, www.jumeirah.com
Free Dinner at Frankie’s Restaurant and Bar
Mums dine for free on whichever national day you choose to celebrate; from the Brits on the 15 March, the UAE on 21 March or our Stateside counterparts who don’t celebrate until 10 May. The authentic Italian flavours on offer are sure to delight, with pizza and pasta such as the spaghetti Ai frutti di mare for seafood lovers, finished off with a trio of tiramisu.
INFO: Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Al Maqtaa, Abu Dhabi, 02 654 3333, email@example.com
Mums Dine for Free at La Farine’s Award-Winning Afternoon Tea
If your mum is partial to a good brew, the ‘Salon de The’ offers a journey of flavours, with an introduction to Tchaba, the venue’s signature tea brand, followed by recommendations from the in-house Tea Sommelier. A mouthwatering spread of mid-afternoon bites to complement each cup makes this an ideal destination to spoil your mum this Mother’s Day, with the bonus of her treat being free.
INFO: Dhs140 for additional guests, 3pm-6pm, 14 and 21 March, 04 414 3000, www.jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com
Three-Course Set Menu at Soul Restaurant
To celebrate the UAE date, the chefs at Soul restaurant have crafted a special three-course set menu to include smoked duck breast, slow braised welch lamb shoulder and a chocolate dessert. Mums also get a welcome drink, a fresh cut flower and a spa voucher for a discount treatment at the Body Talk Wellness and Fitness Centre.
INFO: Dhs200 per person with soft drinks, Dhs480 per couple with a bottle of house grape, 6.30pm-11.30pm, 21 March, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, 04 449 8836, hotel.jumeirahbeach.FB@moevenpick.com
Mother’s Day Brunch at M’s
It’s an early celebration with a full weekend of Friday frolics on offer, where mums can enjoy a delicious international buffet brunch, with gifts of chocolates and a bouquet of flowers too! With plenty of kids’ entertainment on offer, it’s a well-deserved break for that special lady in your life to enjoy.
INFO: Dhs160 with soft drinks, Dhs300 with selected house drinks and Dhs360 Including some sparkles, Dhs45 for kids aged 5-12, under 5s dine free, Emirates Golf Club, 04 417 9999, firstname.lastname@example.org
A Ladylike Food Fest at Nosh
Show your mother some extra love by taking her for a chilled out brunch, with a selection of fresh salads, an outdoor barbecue, a roast with all the trimmings and a massive dessert station on offer. Mums also get an exclusive welcome drink, a box of chocolates and a bunch of red roses.
INFO: Dhs205 including soft drinks, Dhs315 including selected drinks, Dhs535 including selected drinks and bubbly, kids 6 and under dine free, 12.30pm-3.30pm, Fri 20 Mar, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, 04 438 0000, www.moevenpick-hotels.com
Put Some Ooh La La into Mother's Day at Le Classique
For Gourmet mums who love the finer things in life, this brunch at the award winning Le Classique, is sure to tick all the boxes. Following a welcome glass of bubbly, an endless a la carte main menu and multiple starters and desserts to choose from at the vast respective buffets will make the afternoon complete, set to a soundtrack of live Jazz throughout the afternoon. If you can’t make it for brunch, mums can also benefit from a 25 percent discount when dining for lunch or dinner from the a la carte menu on Sunday 15 March.
INFO: Dhs265 for food only, Dhs435 including selected grape, Dhs525 including bubbly, kids 5-12 years Dhs75 for brunch, Fri 14 Mar, Emirates Golf Club, 04 417 9999, email@example.com
A Latino Celebration at Asia de Cuba
This Mother's Day, Asia de Cuba Abu Dhabi, the internationally renowned Chino-Latino restaurant, lounge and beach will be offering a complimentary traditional Cuban Mojito or mocktail for mums on the 15 and 21 March, along with a signature dessert of their choice following a culinary treat of exotic flavours. INFO: 12noon-2am, Nation Riviera Beach Club, St Regis Hotel, Corniche Road, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi, 02 699 3333, www.asiadecuba.com