Things to do for Father Day 2019 in Dubai and Abu Dhabi
There’s big burgers, a relaxing spa and loads of family fun to enjoy
It’s almost a full week to celebrate dads, with nearly 90 countries celebrating Father’s Day on Sunday, June 16 as well as Arabic Father’s Day on Friday, June 21. We’ve rounded up places you can go with Dad to show your appreciation for all he does.
Attend the family-friendly Kabayan Fiesta at Yas Waterworld the weekend before Father's Day and enjoy live music, an all-you-can-eat Filipino-themed buffet, five hours of after-dark access to the more than 40 rides, slides and attractions. There will be a Filipino music village with Sari-Sari stores, cultural performances, a karaoke beach club with English and Tagalog songs, and Amwaj Pool will have games for all ages.
June 14, 6pm to 11pm, from Dh55 entry; from Dh50 for the Filipino buffet, Yas Waterworld, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 600 511115, www.yaswaterworld.com
Black Tap, the popular New York burger joint, has a special burger on the menu just in time for Father’s Day. The limited-edition Boss Burger is a double-bacon burger topped with lettuce, tomato, pickles, American cheese and a special sauce. The meal combo comes with a beverage, and we recommend saving room for the new Churro Choco Taco CrazyShake.
Offer valid June 15-17, various timings, from Dh85 in Abu Dhabi; from Dh99 in Dubai, Black Tap, Cascade Dining, Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi; Jumeirah Al Naseem, Dubai; Rixos Premium Dubai JBR; InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai, www.blacktapme.com
Gentlemen’s Corner at Remede Spa
Treat Dad to a day at the Gentlemen’s Corner at Remede Spa, where he can release fatigue and renew energy, with a 40-minute body polish, 50-minute Balinese massage and an additional 30-minute foot massage or facial. On top of unwinding with this relaxing treatment package, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi offers a day pass for two at their Nation Riviera Beach Club, so Dad can enjoy a dip in the pool or a stroll on the beach.
Offer valid June 14-21, from Dh1,050, Remede Spa, The St Regis Abu Dhabi, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, 02 694 4100, email@example.com
Atlantis The Palm
Head to Wavehouse for Father’s Day Palooza this weekend, where dads can enjoy complimentary rides on the Surf’s Up Wave Rider, Dh50 gaming credit at Levels arcade, and a complimentary beverage with 10 options to choose from. A child must be present to obtain the offer.
June 15, noon to 1am, Wavehouse, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 426 2626, firstname.lastname@example.org
Additionally, on June 16, Gordon Ramsey’s Bread Street Kitchen offers a classic roast lunch that ends with a British trifle on the house for dads, along with a crafted beverage. Also on June 16, as well as on Arabic Father’s Day on June 21, families can celebrate with a three-course set menu featuring a soup, tartare, and pie at Seafire Steakhouse.
June 16, noon to 3:30pm, from Dh135, Bread Street Kitchen; June 16 and June 21, 5pm to 10:45pm, from Dh285 per person, Seafire Steakhouse, Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, 04 426 2626, email@example.com
Faith Healer performance
Take Dad to a performance of Brian Friel’s Faith Healer by Dubai Drama Group. The play tells the story of Francis Hardy, a con artist and tyrant of a husband, yet a saviour to the ill. Through a series of monologues narrated by Francis, his wife Grace and his manager Teddy, they return to Francis’s homeland and hope for salvation in various forms.
June 20; June 22; June 25; June 27, 8pm daily plus 4pm on June 22, register for entry; contributions welcome, Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, Dubai, register at courtyardplayhouse.com/events
Drift Beach offers
Go with Dad to witness the panoramic view of Palm Jumeirah and Dubai’s skyline from Drift Beach. Featuring an infinity pool and beachfront that spans a kilometre, lay in a lounger until sunset for a tranquil day under the sun or grab a few drinks by the pool. Their restaurant and bar offers a novel take on classic Provençal cuisine using the organic ingredients with a menu of drinks.
Offer valid until July 5, 10.30am to 8pm, from Dh200, Drift Beach Dubai, One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai, 04 315 2200, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Smash Room
Let Dad de-stress this Father’s Day at The Smash Room, where all fathers will be offered a complimentary electronic item to smash. Dress in protective gear and smash items such as glasses, DVDs and TVs. The Dubai Summer Surprises offer lets two adults and two children aged five and older enjoy a smash session from Dh200.
June 21, 11am to 11pm, The Smash Room, Umm Suqeim, Dubai, 058 198 2323, www.thesmashroom.ae
Gurkan Sef steakhouse
This Father’s Day weekend, dine at Gurkan Sef Steakhouse, where every family will receive a gift, such as traditional desserts, instant buy-one-get-one on your meal, vouchers and more. Plus, enjoy the ambience as well as dry aged and wet aged steaks from Turkey in dishes such as veal tenderloin, lamb shoulder and sliced tenderloin.
June 20-22, noon to 1am, Gurkan Sef Steakhouse, City Walk 2, Al Safa, Dubai, 04 379 9777, www.gurkansefdubai.ae
Let Dad indulge in a roast this Father’s Day at McGettigan’s JBR, where he can enjoy chicken and lamb along with all the trimmings such as roasted potatoes, glazed parsnips, cauliflower cheese croquette, Yorkshire pudding and gravy.
June 16, 12.30pm to 3pm, free entry, from Dh69 for the roast dinner, McGettigan’s JBR, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 318 2580, email@example.com
Free burgers for Dad from Couqley French Bistro and Deliveroo
Sunday, June 16 to Friday, June 21
Celebrate Dad with a buy-one-get-one-free burger offer from Couqley French Bistro through the Deliveroo app. The offer runs for six days so choose among the raclette burger, classic cheeseburger, truffle brie burger and the mini burger trio and relax at home with dad with this delivery deal.
Noon to 2am, Couqley French Bistro, JLT, available on Deliveroo Editions in Business Bay and Downtown Dubai, www.deliveroo.ae
Free dim sum for Dad at Fuchsia Urban Thai
Friday, June 21
Fuchsia Urban Thai is offering dads dining at either the Tecom or Bay Square locations a portion of authentic dim sum on the house in honour of Father’s Day. Choose among prawn, chicken, beef or vegetable dim sum, which will be prepared the way you like.
Noon to 11pm, Fuchsia Urban Thai, Fuchsia Bay Square, Business Bay, 04 425 3080; Two Towers, Barsha Heights, Dubai, 04 361 7117
Father’s Day Brunch at Hilton Garden Inn, Ras Al Khaimah
Friday, June 21
Dads can enjoy a free brunch this Father’s Day at The Garden Grille Terrace & The Pool Bar when a table of three or more is booked. Choose among salads, soups, a sushi platter, mezze, roasted chicken, beef steak pie, a pasta station and a kids’ buffet, plus panna cotta, chocolate cake and coconut mango mousse for dessert. Then relax by the swimming pool with beverages, cool music and views of the creek. Children can enjoy slushies in a variety of flavours.
Noon to 3pm, from Dh119, The Garden Grille Terrace & The Pool Bar, Hilton Garden Inn, Ras Al Khaimah, 04 307 0707, hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com
Father’s Day Brunch at A La Turca
Friday, June 21
Visit A La Turca this Father’s Day for the Grill-tastic Brunch, a buffet with a live grill station, where the first 50 dads to book will receive complimentary pool and beach access. Grandfathers will receive a discount equivalent to their age.
From 1pm to 4pm, from Dh315, Rixos The Palm Dubai Hotel & Suites, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 457 5454, firstname.lastname@example.org
Father’s Day Special at Anjana Spa
Offer valid until Saturday, June 22
Treat Dad to a massage at Anjana Spa this Father’s Day. With a 60-minute massage, he will receive a free Royal Ottoman Hammam, which will leave him feeling energised. After which, he can enjoy the relaxation area, outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, snow room and rock waterfall.
From Dh500, Anjana Spa, Rixos Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 492 2333
Updated: June 16, 2019 02:36 PM