Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 21 August 2019

Mother's Day 2019: where to treat your mum in the UAE

Whether she loves yoga, pampering, flowers, sweet treats or just a little bit of 'me time', here's how to spoil mum this year

From March 21 to March 31, South African restaurant Walnut Grove offers mums a complimentary cake and coffee for both UK and UAE Mother's Day celebrations. Courtesy Walnut Grove 
From March 21 to March 31, South African restaurant Walnut Grove offers mums a complimentary cake and coffee for both UK and UAE Mother's Day celebrations. Courtesy Walnut Grove 

With UAE Mother's Day on Thursday, March 21, and UK's Mother's Day on Sunday, March 31, restaurants, spas, hotels and more are offering discounts and special packages that your mum – and you – can enjoy.

ABU DHABI

Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences

Thursday, March 21

Courtesy Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences 
Courtesy Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences

Mum can enjoy breakfast or afternoon tea at Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences. Start her day off at Morjana Lounge, where she can indulge in freshly baked breads, pastries and pancakes, and sip on fresh juices and unlimited teas and coffees. Afternoon tea for mothers and daughters features an assortment of pastries and sandwiches, teas and coffees, plus mum can take home a miniature shoe made of chocolate as a gift.

8am to noon, from Dh89 for breakfast; 3pm to 6pm, from Dh89 for afternoon tea, Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences, Abu Dhabi, 02 205 3000, reservations@babalqasr.com

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Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche

Until Thursday, March 21

Courtesy Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche
Courtesy Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche

Treat mum to an authentic French experience this Mother’s Day at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche. Pastry chef Guillaume brings his favourite childhood flavours to the capital by way of a selection of flavourful cakes and tarts (pictured, apricot tart) inspired by the ones his mother used to make. And on March 21, all mums are welcome to the Corniche All Day Dining restaurant, where they will be treated to a complimentary lunch or dinner when accompanied by two paying adults. Reservations are required.

12.30pm to 4pm for lunch; from 7pm to 11pm for dinner on March 21, from Dh100 for the apricot tart; from Dh130 for the Mother's Day cake, Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, Abu Dhabi, 02 813 7777, www.sofitelabudhabicorniche.com

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Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Thursday, March 21 to Saturday, March 23

Courtesy Rosewood Abu Dhabi 
Courtesy Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Visit the Majlis Lobby Lounge at Rosewood Abu Dhabi and enjoy a special edition of the afternoon tea with the Chocolate Extravaganza spread, which is full of artistically crafted treats that mum will love. Best of all, atop the 3.5-metre-long table, everything – even the plates – is edible. The tea includes sandwiches, scones, cakes, pastries, loose-leaf teas, handcrafted coffees and more.

3pm to 9pm, from Dh220 per person, Majlis Lobby Lounge, Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 813 5550, abudhabi@rosewoodhotels.com

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Anantara Eastern Mangroves

Until Sunday, March 31

Courtesy Anantara Spa
Courtesy Anantara Spa

Join mum for a spa day at Anantara Spa at Anantara Eastern Mangroves. Enjoy a relaxing day for two by the pool, a luxurious steam bath, a three-course set menu lunch at The Pool Deck and a 60-minute massage of your choice: Anantara signature massage, traditional Thai massage, Arabian massage or the stress-relief massage.

10am to 5pm, from Dh1,150 for two, Anantara Eastern Mangroves, Abu Dhabi, 02 656 1146, easternmangroves_spa@anantara.com

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YogaOne

Thursday, March 21

Mums can enjoy a free ladies-only hot hatha yoga class at YogaOne. Led by Sara, the class is made up of 26 postures and two breathing exercises and is designed to relieve stress, strengthen the glandular system, reverse the ageing process, and reshape muscles, tendons and posture. The room will be heated between 38 and 40 degrees. The class is suitable for all levels and mothers will receive a special gift.

9.15am, free, YogaOne, Mangrove One, Abu Dhabi, book at 02 562 1217, info@yogaone.ae

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Rixos Saadiyat Island

Thursday, March 21 to Saturday, March 23

Courtesy Rixos Saadiyat Island 
Courtesy Rixos Saadiyat Island

Treat mum to a Mother’s Day Weekend Getaway at Rixos Saadiyat Island, the all-inclusive luxury hotel, where families can enjoy two nights with an upgrade to a premium room, a yoga session and a free full-body Anjana Oriental Massage. Mothers can enjoy a yoga session while you have fun in the sun with free pool and on-site water park access, as well as activities to keep younger kids busy. The package includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, a midnight buffet and snacks.

From Dh4,500 for two adults and two children, Rixos Saadiyat Island, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 492 2222, reservations.saadiyat@rixos.com

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Bodytree Studio

Thursday, March 21

Treat mum to a free class at Bodytree Studio this Mother’s Day. Book in advance and take part in classes that run all day, from the 6.45am Spin Tribe cycling class to the 6.15pm Ashtanga 1.5 combined series class. In between, try Strong by Zumba, power flow yoga, Xtend Barre, prenatal yoga, Mommy and Baby yoga and beginner yoga – mixed.

Various timings and prices, Bodytree Studio, Abu Dhabi, book at 02 443 4448, info@bodytreestudio.com

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Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas

Until Sunday, March 24

Treat mum to the Mother’s Day Week Package at Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas, where she can enjoy a relaxing 60-minute treatment – either the Balinese, active muscle ease or the aromatherapy – and lunch at Si Ristorante Italiano & Bar.

10am to 10pm, from Dh595, Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 697 4140, zenspa.saadiyat@rotana.com

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DUBAI

Walnut Grove

Thursday, March 21 to Sunday, March 31

Visit Walnut Grove with mum, where she can enjoy complimentary cake and coffee across 10 days in honour of both UAE and UK Mother’s Day. The rustic South African eatery has a range of sweet treats and freshly brewed beans from 10am to 2pm daily. A complete a la carte menu and children’s menu are also available.

10am to 2pm, Walnut Grove, City Walk Phase 2, Al Safa; and The Dubai Mall, Ground Floor, Dubai, www.walnutgrove.ae

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Wavebreaker Beach Club

Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23

Courtesy Baby Pop Up 
Courtesy Baby Pop Up

Mothers and mums-to-be can enjoy a relaxed day out at the Baby Pop-up Market at Wavebreaker Beach Club, where they can swim, shop, enjoy a gourmet meal and more. The market area will feature stalls stocked with artisan crafts, kids’ fashion, hand-made toys, beauty products, packaged meals and snacks to go. Children can have fun with Play-doh and slime, and take part in activities including face-painting and bubble-painting. There will be beach yoga, as well as classes and workshops on topics such as organic clothing, prenatal holistic care, reiki and baby massage.

9am to 5pm, free entrance to the market; from Dh180 per person for entrance to the private beach; from Dh25 to Dh35 for kids’ activities, Wavebreaker Beach Club, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 318 2999, www.designerspopup.com

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Tania’s Teahouse

Thursday, March 21 to Sunday, March 31

Courtesy Tania's Teahouse 
Courtesy Tania's Teahouse

In honour of both UAE and UK Mother’s Days, Tania’s Teahouse offers the Jumeirah Jane (JJ) platter, customised for the celebration, for Dh100, which is 50 per cent off the regular price. The sharing plate includes Tania’s top goodies, including pastries, sandwiches, desserts and tea or coffee for two.

Open 8am to 10pm, from Dh100 for the JJ platter, Tania’s Teahouse, Villa 779A, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, 04 324 0021, www.taniasteahouse.com

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Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

Thursdays, starting March 21

Courtesy Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates 
Courtesy Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

The Breakfast and Blooms package at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, is a two-hour flower-arrangement workshop paired with a healthy breakfast in the Aspen Lounge. Mums can get into the spirit of spring, and learn the art behind flower arranging as an experienced florist from 800 Flower shares professional tips and tricks, so they can take home a bouquet to be proud of. The Aspen Healthy Breakfast includes homemade pastries, healthy-blend juices and smoothies, salmon, quinoa and avocado salad, egg white omelette with asparagus and more.

9am to 11.30am, from Dh290, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 409 5999, dining.moe@kempinski.com

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Address Boulevard

Until Tuesday, April 30

Address Boulevard offers mums an indulgent spa package this Mother’s Day, which features a 30-minute back massage and 60-minute facial. Combining mindfulness, the power of touch and the benefits of antioxidants, the holistic pampering experience for mind and body will leave her feeling refreshed.

9am to 10pm, Sundays to Thursdays, from Dh400, Address Boulevard, Dubai, 04 561 8126, spa.adboh@addresshotels.com

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Pastryology

Thursday, March 21

Courtesy Pastryology
Courtesy Pastryology

Pastryology luxury desserts and Peppermint bespoke florist are offering curated gift hampers this Mother’s Day, which feature a floral arrangement, a card in English or Arabic text designed by Emirati artist Moza Al Mannaee, and signature delicacies including tarts, cookies, carrot cake, cheesecake and more. The hampers come in various sizes, including small, from Dh290, which features an Everyday Cheesecake or Fluffy Carrot Cake; and large, from Dh350, and includes a variety of tarts in flavours such as lotus and espresso rocky road, plus cookies such as the lotus chocolate chip.

Order by March 21 for delivery by March 23, Pastryology, Mina Rashid, Dubai, 04 330 0056, www.pastryology.ae

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XPark Jr

Thursday, March 21

XPark Jr lets mums relax with a manicure, pedicure and mini-massage, while their children scamper about under the watchful eyes of the park’s expert and experienced carers. The natural playscape is a great place for children to explore and build confidence through outdoor adventure, and for mums to enjoy a restful day in a forest-like setting. No pre-booking required.

9am to noon, from Dh150 for one mother and child, includes manicure, pedicure, mini-massage and child care, XPark Jr, Kite Beach, Dubai, www.facebook.com/XParkJr

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Wavehouse

Saturday, March 30

Wavehouse offers mothers a free two-course meal with their families. Mums can either go for a starter and a main or a main and a dessert. They will also get a free ride on the Surf’s Up wave rider, one free game of bowling and Dh100 gaming credit for the arcade. A child must be present for mothers to take advantage of the offer.

Noon to 1am, Wavehouse, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 426 2626, restaurantreservations@atlantisthepalm.com

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ACROSS THE EMIRATES

Eggspectation

Thursday, March 21

Courtesy Eggspectation 
Courtesy Eggspectation

Mothers dining at any Eggspectation location in Dubai or Sharjah will receive a free plate of crispy chocolate crepes stacked with banana, strawberry and creme anglaise.

From 7am, City Walk, The Beach at JBR, Dubai; and Matajer Mall, Sharjah, www.facebook.com/eggspectationuae

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Park House

Sunday, March 31

If you visit any Park House location in the UAE on March 31, mums can enjoy a freshly baked croissant and unlimited coffee for Dh20.

Reem Central Park, Abu Dhabi; and Kite Beach, Nessnass Beach, XPark Jr, Dubai, parkhouse.ae

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Tips and Toes

Until Sunday, March 31

Courtesy Tips and Toes 
Courtesy Tips and Toes

Tips and Toes offers 20 per cent off on the Mum’s Escape Package, a mini-makeover session featuring a full-body massage, a mani-pedi and a blow-dry. Choose from Swedish, Thai and twilight candle massages; nail services including gel, Shellac and Vinylux; and styling options for various lengths of hair, as well as choice of stylist.

Various timings and prices, all Tips and Toes locations in Al Ain, Ras Al Khaimah and Abu Dhabi (except Yas Mall); as well as Business Bay, Golden Mile, Panorama, Me'aisem, Dubai Festival City, Mira, Springs Souk and Al Barsha in Dubai, 04 399 0550, www.tipsandtoes.com

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Sisters Beauty Lounge

Thursday, March 21

Book any treatment over Dh500 at Sisters Beauty Lounge locations across Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and mum will get a free hair wash and blow-dry.

Al Bateen Villa, St Regis Nation Towers, Abu Dhabi; and Jumeirah Beach Residence, Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, The Village Mall, The Dubai Mall, Dubai, www.sistersbeautylounge.com

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Treej Cafe

Thursday, March 21

Courtesy Treej
Courtesy Treej

Treej Cafe offers mums free raspberry cheesecake in honour of Mother's Day, all day this Thursday. Enjoy traditional Emirati and international cuisine for breakfast, lunch or dinner and top it off with a sweet slice for mum.

10am to 11pm, La Mer, Dubai; 9am to 11pm, Matajer Mall, Sharjah, www.treejcafe.com

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Updated: March 21, 2019 02:41 PM

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