Top 14 Ways to Spoil Mum this Mother’s Day
BEST FOR: PAMPERING
The Deal: Think inside the box this Mother’s Day with Cure’s Pamper Box. The box contains a spa gift voucher for a full body massage, facial which includes cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, vacuum suction, relaxing Swedish face massage and a Dermalogica rejuvenating mask and a manicure/pedicure. Plus, it has a spa relaxation CD, a strawberry body scrub, relaxing oil and yummy-licious chocolates. Wow! This package will surely make her feel like a queen.
INFO: Relax and Rejuvenate Pamper Box costs Dhs650, until 31 March 2012. The Cure: Beauty and Wellness Lounge, Dubai Media City, Dubai, 04 391 6485.
THE SPA AT THE ADDRESS
BEST FOR: MUMS-TO-BE
The Deal: The Spa is offering a special massage for the mums-to-be. Choose from the three oils, which can be used without harming the baby, to nourish and care for your expanding skin. You’d be given a traditional aromatherapy massage for the whole body. This deal will definitively prepare you for the new arrival.
INFO: Mums- to-be Package is Dhs380 for 50 minutes, until 31 March 2012. The Spa at The Address Marina, Dubai, 04 436 7424.
SPA AT MEDIA ROTANA
BEST FOR: DE-STRESSING
The Deal: This spa offers a De-stress Yourself package for the mothers. It has a massage with rosemary and ginger oil (to ease the muscle soreness!). Plus, she’d be given a facial to brighten the complexion, boost circulation and restore skin suppleness. Ah, we can feel her relaxing already.
INFO: De-stress Yourself Package costs Dhs350 for 90 minutes, until 31 March 2012. Media Rotana Dubai, 04 435 0000
BEST FOR: SPA-LOVERS
The Deal: Called Marvellous Mother’s Day Package, this one is to pamper and moisture body. Treat your ma to Honey and Rose body ritual which includes body massage, body wrap and a spa meal. She truly deserves it!
INFO: Marvellous Mother’s Day Package costs Dhs550, valid until 31 March 2012. Cleopatra Spa, Wafi Pyramids, Dubai, 04 324 7700.
ABU DHABI MINI-BREAK
BEST FOR: A SPLURGE
If you really want to pamper your mum, put her up at the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi, where they have created a special one-night stay and spa Mother’s Day package for the weekend.
Relax at the Iridium Spa with a 60-minute massage and a 30-minute facial of your choice from the fab spa menu. The package also includes breakfast at the hotel’s Mediterranean restaurant Olea, plus use of the St Regis butler service!
INFO: Dhs1650, St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, 02 498 8888, www.stregissaadiyatisland.com.
BREAKFAST IN BED
BEST FOR: EARLY RISERS
Start Mother’s Day on the right note with a tailor-made breakfast box from Baker & Spice Dubai. This may sounds like a lazy option but unless you’re prepared to source local ingredients and bake fresh bread, let the professionals do the work while you get brownie points.
Choose from a selection of freshly baked croissants in a number of flavours such as almond and chocolate, home-made marmalade and jams, fresh fruit salad, muffins and freshly squeezed juice, all presented in the Baker & Spice Dubai box.
Treat your mum even further by picking a breakfast box up and treating her to a luxe breakfast in bed – trust us, she won’t forget it!
INFO: Breakfast boxes start at Dhs98, open daily ay 8am, Baker & Spice Marina Promenade, 04 425 2240, Baker & Spice Souk Al Bahar, 04 425 2240; open daily at 7am, Baker & Spice Dukkan Al Manzil, 04 427 9856, www.bakerandspiceme.com.
ULTIMATE PAMPERING PACKAGE
BEST FOR: MUM AND DAUGHTER
Stuck on whether to take your mum for lunch, to the spa or to a salon? Well at Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort and Spa Dubai you can do all three! Start with lunch at Italian restaurant Ossigeno, where mums get their main course free when dining with a family of four.
Then head to Caracalla Spa for the 2hr 30mins Elemis Secret Indulgence package. The treatment starts with a lime and ginger salt scrub to make your skin soft and vibrant, followed by an Elemis wellbeing massage and a tailor-made facial, leaving your mum refreshed and relaxed.
The hotel’s Royal Cut salon also has a great hair package for further pampering, including a colour consultation, Kérastase hair treatment and eyebrow shaping, so you can give your mum a new look too!
INFO: Menu is à la carte, mums dine for free when dining with four or more people, if the group is smaller than four the mum gets a free dessert. Offer only valid for lunch and dinner on Sunday 18 March, Ossigeno; Dhs875, Caracalla Spa, valid until 31 March; Dhs450, Royal Cut, valid until 31 March; Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort and Spa Dubai, 04 399 5555, www.leroyalmeridien-dubai.com.
A LUXE FEAST
BEST FOR: MOTHER’S DAY DINNER
If you’re aim is to treat your mum to a royal feast, look no further than Cipriani on Yas Island. The Mother’s Day set menu, includes swordfish carpaccio, potato gnocchi, sirloin steak or seared monkfish, and apple pie. The deal includes a free glass of bubbly and all mums will walk away with a box of homemade chocolate truffles.
Cipriani is described as “an enclave of old-school glamour straight out of a billionaires yacht”, so expect a glam lunch of gourmet standards, and use this as an excuse to dress up!
INFO: Dhs350, 5pm, deal ends 25 March, Cipriani, Yas Yacht Club, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 565 0050, www.cipriani.com.
MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH
BEST FOR: FAMILIES
Planning a Mother’s Day lunch for all the family? Take them to AOC French Brasserie on Friday 16 March where the restaurant will host a gourmet brunch featuring a sushi corner, a live rotisserie, a variety of seafood, a crepe station, plus a chocolate fountain and sweets for the little ones. Kids will be kept busy with baking, painting or sculpturing a gift for the lucky mums.
INFO: Dhs195, Dhs195 with bubbly and cocktails, kids under 12 dine free; 12.30pm to 4pm, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, 04 448 4870, www.sofitel.com.
SUPER SPA PACKAGES
BEST FOR: PAMPERING
The Westin Heavenly Spa have created two fab Motherly Moments spa packages especially for deserving mums. The first is for relaxation and rejuvenation, and includes a heavenly touch back massage, hydrate facial and a vitality scalp massage, while the seocnd option is for comfort and revitalisation, and includes a renewal body scrub, heavenly massage and a refresher facial.
The treatments take 1hr 45mins, and includes free access to The Westin’s pool and beach, so you can make a full day of it!
INFO: Dhs595, 8am to 9pm, valid until 31 March, Heavenly Spa, The Westin Mina Seyahi, Dubai, 04 511 7901, www.starwoodhotels.com.
FREE LUNCH FOR MUMS
BEST FOR: MOTHER’S DAY LUNCH
Mums will be truly and utterly spoiled at the InterContinental this Mother’s Day. Mums dining at Anise with a full paying adult and children will eat completely for free! They will also receive a colourful posy of flowers and a special Anise recipe to take away. Free food, flowers and a recipe for the cook book... we’re sold!
INFO: Anise, Dhs195, 12.30pm to 4pm, InterContinental Dubai Festival City, 04 701 1127, www.intercontinental.com.
BEST FOR: THE MOTHER-IN-LAW
Stuck for Mother’s Day gift ideas? Keep it simple with choccies. Luxe French chocolatier Forrey & Galland have created special Mother’s Day gift boxes that you can fill with 18 goodies of your choice. The chocolatier specialises in handmade chocolates and macaroons made fresh daily, with flavours ranging from Earl Grey tea infused chocolates to Arabic Rahash macaroons. Just make sure to subtly find out her faves before you order.
INFO: Dhs315, Forrey & Galland, The Dubai Mall, 04 339 8850, www.forreygalland.com.
BEST FOR: BUSY MUMS
If you haven’t got the time for a weekend away or full day out, head to The Palace – The Old Town where the 24-hour lobby lounge Al Bayt lounge are running a special Mother’s Day afternoon tea deal for a full week. Munch on a delicious spread of pastries, sandwiches and sweets, plus your choice of soft drinks or bubbly.
INFO: Dhs130, Dhs150 with a glass of vino, offer valid from 18 March to 24 March, The Palace – The Old Town, Dubai, 04 428 7888, www.theaddress.com.
BEST FOR: YOUNG MUMS
If you’ve planned a big night out with your mum, treat her even further by getting her makeup done at Make Up For Ever. The Dubai Mall boutique has an in-store makeup studio, offering one-on-one makeup consultations and makeovers for any occasion from professionally trained makeup artists. Make Up For Ever is a fave of celebs worldwide, so make your mum feel like a star and book now.
INFO: Prices start at Dhs150, Make Up For Ever Boutique, Dubai Mall, 04 325 3710, www.makeupforever.ae.