From calming afternoon tea to custom cakes with the kids, there are plenty of ways to spoil your mum this Mother’s Day
It’s that time of year where we celebrate our marvelous mums. Whether it’s a homemade card or a decadent dinner out, we all make the effort to show mamma why she’s so magical.
Mother’s Day in the UAE is celebrated on 21st March so if you haven’t already made a plan, it’s time to get started.
Time for some bonding with your babies. Mothers and their children can head to any Bloomsbury’s boutique café on 20th and 21st March to try a Pipe a Cake with Mummy experience. Stop by at any time and decorate a cupcake with icing before taking it home. Cupcake and decorating are both free. Opening hours vary. Contact: (Mushrif Mall) 02 491 4537 [email protected] www.ilovebloomsburys.com
Anahata Wellness Spa
Every mother deserves to be pampered and Anahata Wellness Spa has created two offers for March to make sure they are treated like royalty.
The three-hour Pampered Mother treatment includes a back massage followed by a facial, eyebrow threading, a kevin.murphy hair treatment and blow dry. Top it all off with a luxury manicure and pedicure and mum’s sure to leave the spa glowing, with a bouquet of flowers from the spa team in hand.
The two-hour Beautiful Mum treatment starts with an Arabian bath – a steam bath with exfoliation using black soap – followed by a foot massage, manicure and pedicure.
But what we really like is the complimentary 15-minute life coaching taster session. Coach Madalena Carvalho will lead the free class, which will provide brief guidance on eight topics including career, money and family.
AED 750 for Pampered Mother, AED 250 for Beautiful Mum. Life coaching session requires prior booking. 35th Street, off 16th Street, behind Sas Al Nakhl Primary School, Khalifa City A. Contact: O2 557 7722 www.anahataspa.ae
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Catering to the British, UAE and American Mother’s Days – on 15th March, 21st March and 10th May, respectively – Fairmont Bab Al Bahr has it covered when it comes to food.
When two dine on these dates at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse and Grill, Frankie’s Italian Restaurant and Bar or the all-day dining restaurant CuiScene, you’ll receive a 50 per cent discount on your bill. If a table of three or more dine, mum eats for free.
CuiScene features a plethora of dishes such as seafood and Arabic grilled meat, while Frankie’s Italian Restaurant and Bar serves up a must-try spaghetti ai frutti di mare – pasta with seafood, garlic, chili and Frankie’s own tomato sauce. If you make your way to Marco Pierre White’s, be sure to try the Kobe steak and triple-cooked chips.
Contact: 02 654 3333 [email protected] www.fairmont.com
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
Want lunch without the pricey punch? Then take mum to Urban Kitchen at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi. On 21st March you’ll be able to take your mother, grandmother or wife to enjoy a sumptuous international buffet for free. Those joining will pay AED 139 per person, inclusive of soft drinks. One free lunch per table. Reservations are advised. Contact: 02 698 8137 [email protected] www.dusit.com
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
Tea for free? Yes please. Throughout March, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi is offering mums a complimentary St. Regis Afternoon Tea when accompanied by a family member. Choose from 25 loose-leaf tea options to create your perfect blend. You can then relax with finger sandwiches, pastries and some gluttonous scones served with clotted cream and jam.
Head to the Tea Lounge in the grand reception hall or seclude yourselves in the private curtained coves in Crystal Lounge, on the mezzanine floor. From AED 160++ per person.
The hotel is also offering a spa treatment discount. When two people book the Remède Spa Escape treatment or Asian Discovery treatment, mum gets 50 per cent off her bill, as well as a Remède Cleansing Soufflé gift. The Remède Spa Escape treatment includes a two-hour body wrap and massage while the Asian Discovery treatment is a two-hour and ten-minute Balinese or Asian head and foot massage. Each treatment costs AED 850++.
Alternatively, you could book a weekday treatment between 9am and 4pm and receive complimentary admission to Nation Riviera Beach Club. Got kids? No stress. The staff at Treasure Island Children’s Club will look after your little ones so you can enjoy some down time – even if it is just for a few hours… Contact: 02 694 4553 www.stregisabudhabi.com
Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche
Forget ladies night, it’s mum’s night at Sofitel. On Sunday 15th March all mums that make their way to Jazz&Fizz at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche will receive complimentary drinks from 6pm onwards. Contact: 02 813 7777 www.sofitel.com/Abu_Dhabi
Bawabat Al Sharq Mall
Social media savvy mums might like the sound of this competition from Bawabat Al Sharq Mall. Mums of the capital are invited to share their best mother moments on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #MOMents until 23rd March. Eight winners will be selected and will win AED 500 to spend at the mall. Bani Yas East. Contact: 02 503 1400 www.bawabatalsharqmall.ae
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