Your mum can enjoy a host of dedicated offerings, ranging from complimentary brunches and afternoon teas, to spa sessions and bespoke gifts.
Mitchelle D’Souza, Sub-editor/Reporter
As Mother’s Day beckons — it is celebrated on March 21 every year in the UAE — it is only fitting that we honour the queens of our families in the most special way possible.
A celebration of motherhood and maternal love, the day is often marked by treating mums to gifts, greeting cards, grooming and spa sessions, and specially curated meals among other things.
The UAE, too, is going all out to honour mothers with a range of offerings. So if you’ve been deliberating ways to make the day a stellar one for your mommy dearest, here’s our helpful guide to all the best deals in town.
Special Mother’s Day offers at Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
Whether you want to treat your mum to a three-course meal or brunch on the house, or a revitalising spa session, Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island is the best way to indulge her. Here are some of the resort’s special offerings:
Queen of the world package at Anjana Spa
Offering a tranquil haven of serenity, the award-winning Turkish-inspired Anjana Spa housed within the hotel is celebrating women all through the month of March with two special spa offers, perfect for a mother-daughter duo or girlfriends, where ladies are invited to experience a day of pampering and ultimate relaxation.
Offer 1: A 120 minutes pampering package that includes a customised express facial (30 min), Turkish Hammam (45 min) and a relaxing full body massage (45 min) at a special price of Dhs550.
Offer 2: Book any 60 minute massage or 60 minute facial for just Dhs400 all of March.
Three-course meal for mum
Celebrate your mum and treat her and your family to a special three-course meal at one of the four a-la-carte restaurants — all offering diverse cuisines ranging from Far Eastern to Mediterranean — at Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island.
Whatever mum’s choice, an indulgent three-course meal with compliments is guaranteed from the resort.
The meal is available from Sunday, March 15 to Saturday, March 21, from 6.30pm to 10.30pm.
Mother’s Day weekend brunch
Honour that special woman in your life with Rixos’ Mother's Day weekend brunch and treat her to a widespread buffet of delicious dishes and drinks, offered complimentary for your mum.
Live cooking stations include the Ceviche Corner, Italian “Risotto” Corner, Sushi Corner, Live Grill Seafood & Meat Section and the Mixology Stand.
A brunch for mum will be served with the hotel’s compliments when she’s joined by three family members. This offer is applicable from 1pm to 4pm on Friday, March 20 and Saturday March 21, and costs Dhs350 per person, including beverages.
Mums eat free at Gaucho, Dubai
DIFC’s stylish Argentinian restaurant Gaucho is treating mums to a complimentary roast dinner when they dine with their family on Saturday, March 21.
The set menu includes a selection of tasty starters to share, roast beef cooked to perfection and served with all the trimmings.
Children under 6 years also eat for free when dining on the kids menu, which includes delicious burgers, chicken and pasta dishes.
Gaucho's Mother’s Day Roast is available on March 21 only, from 12pm to 11.30pm and is priced at Dhs250pp. Mum’s eat free when dining with a table of four people.
Special discount at Le Meridien Al Aqah, Fujairah
Le Meridien Al Aqah is celebrating Mother’s Day by offering a 30 per cent discount on family dining across all its F&B outlets on Saturday March 21. That’s not all! Families can enjoy a dip or lounge by the resort’s temperature-controlled pool or the beach at 30 per cent discount, only on Mother’s Day.
50 per cent discount on meals at Al Maha Desert Resort, Dubai
Unveiling a treat for Mother’s Day, the luxury resort set amidst a mystical desert landscape is offering a special discount at Al Diwan restaurant for lunch or dinner. Celebrate your love and gratitude for your mother on March 21 with an assortment of international and regional delicacies, and exciting beverages, where your mother dines at a 50 per cent discount.
Complimentary afternoon tea at the QE2, Dubai
Make this Mother’s Day truly special and treat your dearest to a memorable afternoon tea aboard the historic Queen Elizabeth 2. In celebration of the occasion, the QE2 invites mothers to dine with compliments on Saturday, March 21, when accompanied by a family of three or more.
Priced at Dhs195 for adults and Dhs95 for children above the age of 7, the tea party will run from 3pm to 5pm.
Located against the elegant backdrop of The Chart Room, the QE2 Afternoon Tea menu features classic finger rolls and sandwiches, including smoked salmon and horseradish and roast chicken with pommery mustard to name a few.
A decadent sweet selection includes melt-in-the-mouth scones with clotted cream and jam, macaroons, chocolate tart, salted caramel choux and baked cheesecake.
Mother’s dine for free at Marea, DIFC, Dubai
This Mother’s Day, turn your celebration into something special for the most precious lady in your life. Marea Dubai invites mother’s to dine on the house, as you indulge as a family in a special set menu curated by Chef Michael White.
Enjoy a beautiful and heart-warming three-course meal surrounded by loved ones and soak in the restaurant’s elegant atmosphere, perfect for a laid-back Saturday lunch or dinner.
Some of the dishes from the three course set menu you can sample include signatures such as Lobster Burrata (lobster, crema di burrata, pickled eggplant, basil) and Marea’s fresh Capesante (seared scallops, wild mushrooms, asparagus, truffle butter).
The lunch/dinner package is priced at Dhs250 for a three course set menu, and mothers dine for free when dining with their family on Saturday, March 21.
A Mother’s Day gift guide by Namshi
Be it your mother, grandmother, mum-in-law or simply a special lady who deserves some spoiling, Namshi has put together a carefully curated gift guide for Mother’s Day that is sure to sweep her off her feet.
Featuring a stellar range of bath and body essentials, luxurious fragrances, statement accessories and sparkling jewellery, the edit reveals an array of thoughtful gifting ideas to ensure your present stands out from the rest.
You can check out the selection at namshi.com/women/gifts/
Free sweet treats at 1762 The Gourmet Deli, Dubai
There's nothing quite like a nice cup of tea and cake, and this Mother's Day, 1762 is offering all mums a complimentary mini-cupcake when they purchase any hot drink. The indulgent Red Velvet Cupcakes are the mini versions of the classic cake, generously topped with cream cheese frosting and sprinkled with red velvet crumbs.
Available on Saturday 21st March only, at all locations.
Dining deals at Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi
Showing your mum some love this Mother’s Day is much easier with the dining deals at Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi.
Those dining at Khayal, the hotel’s upscale buffet restaurant, on March 21, will be able to surprise their mother with a spa voucher that entitles her to a 40 per cent discount on any spa treatment at the hotel’s Saray Spa.
Lunch is available in Khayal for Dhs157 from 12.30pm until 3.30pm, and dinner, priced at Dhs220, will be served from 6.30pm until 10.30pm.
And the offers don’t stop there! For each family that orders two sets of afternoon tea at the Lobby Lounge on March 21, the mother at the table gets a complimentary set. Available from 2.30pm to 5.30pm, the afternoon tea is priced at Dhs99.
Brunch at Dhs99 at Yalumba, Le Meridien Dubai and Hotel Conference CentreThis Mother's Day, all mums dining with their families can relish Yalumba’s Family Brunch on March 21 for just Dhs99 and enjoy an impressive variety of international dishes, sinful desserts, and live music.
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