Mothers' Day in Abu Dhabi 2017

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Afternoon teas

We’d like to think that afternoon tea was invented for occasions such as Mother’s Day. Delicate, sweet, lady-like – just the perfect set-up to enjoy dainty nibbles over a catch up with Mum.

Alba Lounge

This elegant offering includes savoury hors d’oeuvres, scones and chocolate treats, served alongside tea blends that have been carefully selected to complement the menu.
Dhs125 (per person). Daily 2pm-5pm. Until Fri Mar 31. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta’a (02 818 8888).

Al Liwan
Enjoy this traditional high tea out by this gorgeous location’s sand dunes. Once you’re finished sipping and snacking, you are free to lounge around by the pool or stretch out on a day-bed and soak up some vitamin D.
Dhs135 (per person). Tue Mar 21, 1pm-6pm. Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara (02 886 2088).

The Drawing Room
Dress up for the lobby lounge’s bespoke Balcony Tea Experience. Sumptuous savouries, delicious cakes and blended tea brews are all served at your leisure. The stunning views of turquoise blue waters make it an afternoon to remember.
Dhs250 (for two, includes two glasses of bubbly). Daily 2pm-6pm. Until Fri Mar 31. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort (02 498 8008).

Meal deals

Our pick of complimentary dining, delightful dinners, midday meals and more.

Brasserie Flo
The posh French restaurant has all the tools to impress your favourite leading lady. Its team has crafted a selection of drinks for her to enjoy on the house. Mum also receives a 50 percent discount on her entire meal. If that won’t make her happy, then we don’t know what will!
Price varies. Tue Mar 21, 6pm-11pm. Venetian Village, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta’a (02 404 1931).

Treat your mum to an extravagant buffet dinner. The international restaurant is lined with well-stocked counters of delicious dishes that will make sure she walks out feeling well-fed and satisfied. The best part of it all? She eats for free (when accompanied by a paying guest – you?), and also receives a Dhs100 voucher to Bodylines Fitness & Wellness Club.
Dhs170 (soft drinks), Dhs190 (house beverages). Tue Mar 21, 6pm onwards. Centro Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street (02 409 6666).

The Italian restaurant will spend Tuesday March 21 showering mums with love – and a specially-crafted four-course set menu. The meal includes a fennel and avocado salad, roasted veal shoulder, tagliatelle with mushrooms, pan-seared seabass, and vanilla meringue for dessert. Mothers will also be greeted with a peach-flavoured sparkling drink.
Dhs370 (per person). Tue Mar 21, from 6pm. Yas Marina, Yas Island (02 657 5400).

Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi
The hotel’s signature restaurants – Spaccanapoli, Cho Gao and The Garden – will be welcoming all mums to dine for free for the entire week. Challenge accepted!
Prices and timings dependent on restaurant. Mar 21-27. Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street (02 304 8033).

InterContinental Abu Dhabi
Mums who choose to eat at Selections, Circo, Belgian Café, Byblos Sur Mer or Fishmarket, for lunch or dinner, are eligible to a Dhs100 dining voucher and a free massage. Each restaurant has also marked out a selection of favourite dishes on their menus that mums can enjoy for free.
Prices and timings dependent on restaurant. Tue Mar 21. Al Khubeirah (02 666 6888).


Enjoy a star-lit meal with your favourite lady under the Arabian sky at this Lebanese restaurant. The Arabic band will play through a charming set-list as you work your way through a Middle Eastern sharing-style menu.
Dhs230 (per person). Mar 19-25, 4pm-1am. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta’a (02 818 8888).

Silk Route Café

The team at this Asian-Middle Eastern restaurant are showing some love for Abu Dhabi’s mums, with a one-day-only special deal. Mothers eat for free!
Free (mothers), Dhs99 (accompanying guests). Tue Mar 21, 12.30-3.30pm, 6.30pm-10pm. Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi, Dhafeer Street (02 657 4856).

You’re in for a sweet dining experience at Rosewater. Not only will mothers be given a single-stemmed pink rose, but they will also receive a 20 percent discount on their individual lunch bill. So book your spot at this special buffet today.
Prices vary. Mar 21-25, 12.30pm-3.30pm. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Corniche Road (02 811 5666).


Escort your mother for a meal brimming with English classics at this lovely restaurant. The menu includes roasted lamb served with mint jelly, beef stroganoff and crème brûlée (everyone loves a good custard dessert). The kind folks at Tamarind have promised to pick up your mum’s tab, too, while offering her a Dhs100 voucher to Bodylines Fitness & Wellness Club, and entry in a raffle draw, with prizes including tickets for Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld.
Dhs199. Mar 21, 7pm-1pm. Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotan, next to ADNEC (02 495 4444).

Todd English’s Olives

The charming chef is showing his love for foodie mamas, as they’re invited to tuck into complimentary flat-bread pizzas and pastas to celebrate Mother’s Day. Todd English’s Olives is also extending a sweet offer for dessert, with two different sizes of a specially-created cake being sold for a discounted price.
Pizza & pasta deal: Free. Tue Mar 21 12.30pm-4pm. Cakes: Dhs60 (small), Dhs110 (medium). Venetian Village, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta’a (02 404 1941).

Precious pampering

Because the day would be incomplete without a little extra-special relaxation session.

Anantara Spa
Daughters can team up with Mum to enjoy a relaxing 60-minute massage at this idyllic location. The session ends with a delicious afternoon tea selection of cakes for two at Mangroves Lounge. The deal includes access to the steam and sauna rooms as well.
Dhs699 (per mother-daughter pair). Until Fri Mar 31, 10am-5pm. Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa Abu Dhabi by Anantara (02 656 1146).

Chi Spa

Your mum is bound to feel like a million dirhams and walk out with a radiant glow after her session at this spa. The luxurious caviar facial uses high-quality products and includes a hand and foot care session.
Dhs675 (90 minutes). Open daily 10am-midnight. Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Khor Al Maqta (02 509 8511).

Heavenly Spa
March your mum off for a few hours of relaxation with a 90-minute facial treatment and a de-stressing massage that looks after the sore muscles in the back, neck and shoulder.
Dhs475. Until Fri Mar 31. Open daily 10am-10pm. The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Sas Al Nakhl (02 616 9999).

Hiltonia Spa
The 75-minute lift and glow facial treats signs of ageing and pigmentation, leaving your skin looking youthful and luminous. Sounds ideal for a mum who likes to look her best.
Dhs575. Open daily 10am-10pm. Hilton Abu Dhabi, Corniche Road West (02 681 1900).

InterContinental Abu Dhabi
The spa staff at The Bayshore Beach Club and the InterContinental’s health club are rolling out the red carpet for mums on Mother’s Day. The cost of all spa treatments will be slashed by 50 percent at both venues. The hotel is also offering female membership to its Leisure Club for a discounted rate of Dhs5,000.
The Bayshore Beach Club: 8am-sunset. Health Club: 6am-11pm. Tue Mar 21. Al Khubeirah (02 666 6888).

Iridium Spa

Book your mum into one of three relaxing massages – choose between the Iridium Cleanse, Iridium Refined and Iridium Transformed massages – at this beach-front spa and receive 25 percent off on the same selected treatment.
From Dhs650. Mar 19-30, 8am-8pm. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort (02 498 8008).

Saray Spa
The Downtown Marriott’s signature spa is getting in on the international Mother’s Day festivities with a deal that covers all mums, whether they are celebrating on March 21 (UAE Mother’s Day) or March 26 (UK). The offer bags you and your mum a customisable 60-minute massage each, for the price of one.
Dhs396. Tue Mar 21 and Sun Mar 26, 10am-10pm. Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street (02 304 7531).

Zen the Spa

The tranquil space is pampering mums all month long, offering a well-deserved day of rest and relaxation. The session starts with a one-hour aromatherapy massage, followed by an hour-long hydrating facial. Make a full day of it – guests can also enjoy complimentary access to the Beach Rotana’s private beach, swimming pool, steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi.
Dhs800. Sun-Wed 10am-10pm, Thu-Sun 10am-11pm. Until Fri Mar 31. Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiya Area (02 697 9333).

Zayna Spa

Treat Mum to the new range of Elemis Spa treatments at Zayna Spa, with the spa offering all ladies a 20 percent discount on its extensive menu of skin-soothing facials, spine-melting massages, and pore-refining scrubs for the entire month of March
Prices vary. Every Sun-Fri 10am-11pm. Until Fri Mar 31. Grand Millennium Al Wahda, Hazza Bin Zayed Street (02 495 3822).

Special deals

Abu Dhabi City Golf Club

Mothers can tee off with glee as the golf club rolls out a special offer for the day – 50 percent off on golf lessons.
Prices vary Tue Mar 21, 8.30am-8pm. Al Saada Street, Al Mushrif Area (02 445 9600).

Circle Café
Treat your mum to breakfast in bed, with a little help from the guys at Circle Café. The spot is launching a gift tray that includes bagels with spreads, chocolate-banana cake, zaa’tar bagel chips with a labneh dip, a healthy juice and a single white rose, this Mother’s Day. All you need to do is order it in advance and present her with it. You’re welcome.
Dhs300. Available from Tue Mar 21, with 24 hours’ notice. Various outlets, including Al Raha Gardens Plaza, Khalifa City A (02 556 1550).

Tam Tam Drumming
This cool one-day-only event is for mums that march to their own drum! Channel the rhythm that beats within as you pound away at this Tam Tam drumming show. The event also features a bazaar, arts and crafts centres and other kid-friendly activities.
Fri Mar 17, 11am-6pm. The Mall at World Trade Center, Khalifa Street

The Fairmont
Think your mum deserves more than a sumptuous meal? This is a deal any mother is bound to love – a weekend’s getaway with her plus-one. The luxe package includes one night’s stay, dinner and breakfast at CuiScene resturant, and full access to the pool and private beach area.
Dhs949. Until May 25. Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Khor Al Maqta’a (02 654 3333).

By Vanessa Fitter
Time Out Abu Dhabi,

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