x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 January 2018

M is all about: Mum's Day

Celebrate Mum on UAE Mother's Day on March 21

An antique gold jewellery box from 2XL Furniture & Home Decor helps mum keep her bling in order.
An antique gold jewellery box from 2XL Furniture & Home Decor helps mum keep her bling in order.

Where to take Mum


1. Afternoon tea at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers: Enjoy this traditional treat, from Dh165 per person. 02 811 5555

2. Mediterranean cuisine or steakhouse fare at St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort: Buy your mum a meal at Olea or 55 & 5th, The Grill (pictured), and get one for free. 02 498 8888

3. Set menu at Cipriani, Yas Island: Try a five-course meal with a complimentary glass of bubbly at the renowned Italian eatery for Dh350. 02 565 0050

4. Breakfast in bed from Baker & Spice, Dubai: Choose what to include in Baker & Spice's Breakfast Box from Dh98. Souk Al Bahar, 04 425 2240; Dukkan Al Manzil, 04 427 9856; Dubai Marina, 04 362 4686


Swing by the new Esmod Fashion Designers Incubator where fashion graduates from the Dubai branch of the Parisian fashion school Esmod will sell their creations.


The artist Sacha Jafri will be working on new pieces with children from the Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs from March 18-20 at DIFC's Gate Village. The artwork will be auctioned in April with all proceeds going to the centre.


A stitch in time

Trust the Italian knitwear specialists at Missoni to come up with this brilliant set of unscented candles. We're sure that any mum would love to show these yarn lookalikes off on the dining room table as a fresh take on the traditional candelabra centrepiece.

Dh1,095, Missoni, Mall of the Emirates, 04 347 5383; Dubai Mall, 04 339 8686


Just peachy

Snap up this ultra-feminine bag from Tod's Signature Collection for a sleek gift this Mother's Day. The lightweight tote may look small but it packs in all our things without looking like it's about to burst.

Dh6,170, Tod's, Marina Mall, 02 681 6562; Mall of the Emirates, 04 341 3033; BurJuman Centre, 04 355 4417


Headline news

Bonnets and boaters, cloches and caps, fascinators and fedoras - hats in every size, shape and style are the ultimate topping this season. Plus, with the Dubai World Cup around the corner, any fashionista worth her weight in millinery knows a show-stopping hat is the only way to ensure you stand out from the crowd. Luckily for us girls and our stylish mums, the BurJuman International Millinery Exhibition starts on Thursday. The largest and only exhibition of its kind in the region, the event brings together the most extensive collection of designer headgear. Exhibitors this year include the celebrity favourites Marilena Romeo, Walter Wright Ltd, Christiane Edmondson, Liza Georgia, Jacqueline Kolbe and John 3v3 Hats, as well as the locally based talent Nazgul Nejmi.

The millinery exhibition will be on display at South Village, BurJuman from 10am-10pm, March 22-31; www.burjuman.com


Box set

Storing jewellery can be a nightmare - tangles of necklaces and mounds of bangles are the norm for most dressing tables. When it comes to organising your accessories, less is more, because the clearer you see them the more likely you are to wear them. This box from 2XL does just the thing, so spare your mother the hassle of picking out her bling every morning with this delicate gift from the store's new branch in Marina Mall.

Dh79, 2XL, Marina Mall, 02 491 6855; Al Ghurair City, 04 288 8071; and elsewhere


Bend and stretch

It's time to immerse yourself in a full weekend of yoga or just drop in for the odd workshop with the instructor Shiang Ying. Returning to Abu Dhabi for the second year, Ying will gently guide you through your sun salutations, empower you with a new sense of vitality and get your mind focused for meditation. The sessions are ideal for both beginners and those who are more advanced, plus it's a great gift for yoga-keen mums.

Dh600 for two days, Dh450 for one day, Dh250 for individual sessions, 9.30am-12.30pm and 2-4pm, March 23-24, Abu Dhabi Country Club. For reservations call Ria on 050 615 9144 or email yoga@riahaffar.com