Birthday discounts and freebies you can claim in Dubai

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We love birthdays. We love free stuff.

It turns out, the two go together like cake and candles. There are a bunch of restaurants, bars and attractions around Dubai that want to treat you on your birthday, with great discounts and deals… and even freebies.

Some require a little planning in advance – you might have to register your details or sign up to a loyalty programme beforehand. With others, you simply have to rock up on your big day with proof of your date of birth.

Happy birthday… love Dubai!

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Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark

Register your date of birth on the Aquaventure website and you’ll get a free day pass to this epic waterpark, to be used within a week of your birthday.

Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, 10am to 6.30pm. Tel: (04) 426 0000. More info on website

Hub Zero

Have your birthday party at this entertainment hub with a minimum of 10 guests (Dhs120 per person) and you, the birthday boy/girl, will get free entry. Everyone will get a choice of one retro meal and drink, plus unlimited access to the attractions on the ground floor.

City Walk, Dubai, 2pm to 1opm. Weekday birthday rate only applicable Sunday through Wednesday, not available on public holidays. Tel: 800 637227. More info on website

AB’s Absolute Barbecues

Bring your Emirates ID along with you to prove it’s your birthday, and you’ll receive a free buffet dinner at this grill restaurant.

Dubai outlets located in Dubai Media City, Deira and Sheikh Zayed Road. More info on website

Tribeca Kitchen & Bar

Celebrate your birthday with at least five friends at this hip JBR hangout and you’ll get a free bottle of bubbly to share – plus, the birthday boy/girl will get a free three-course dinner or brunch.

JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR, noon to 3am. Tel: (050) 345 6067. More info on website

Almaz by Momo

You’ll get a free strawberry tart when you dine at this restaurant, valid for up to one month after your birthday. All you have to do is present your Amber Card and proof of your date of birth.

Dubai outlets located in Mall of the Emirates and The Beach JBR. More info on website

Armani Dubai Caffe/Emporio Armani Caffe

Enjoy a free chocolate fondant when you dine at this cafe, valid for up to one month after your birthday. Again, you’ll need an Amber Card, and proof of your date of birth.

Dubai outlets located in Downtown Dubai and Mall of the Emirates. More info on website

Paul Cafe

Bring a valid ID with proof of your date of birth to any Paul outlet, and you’ll receive a free cake from the French patisserie.

Several Dubai outlets. More info on website

Marina Social

Let the team at Marina Social know it’s your birthday when making your reservation, and you’ll get a cake and a birthday card.

InterContinental Dubai Marina, 7pm to midnight. Tel: (04) 446 6664. More info on website

The Scene

This gastropub will let you select a free dessert when you dine – and the chef will even write a personal birthday message on your plate.

Pier 7, Dubai Marina, 8am to 2am. Tel: (04) 4222 328. More info on website

Bagatelle Dubai

Let the reservations team know it’s your birthday, and you’ll get a free dessert with a sparkle and a singalong.

Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, 8pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 354 5035. More info on website

Ramusake

You’ll get a free chocolate fondant, complete with celebratory sparklers, when you spend your birthday at this JBR hotspot – just present a valid photo ID containing your date of birth. 

DoubleTree by Hilton, JBR, 6pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 559 5300. More info on website

Mahiki

Head to this Polynesian-themed bar with a photo ID containing your date of birth, and you’ll get a free “Flower De Sour” welcome drink, as well as a signature Mahiki cocktail.

Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, 7pm to 3am. Tel: (04) 380 7731. More info on website

Jodhpur

You’ll get a free dessert after your meal when you celebrate your birthday at this Indian fine-dining spot.

Roda Al Murooj Downtown Dubai, noon to 3pm, 7pm to midnight. Tel: (04) 355 9846. More info on website

Zahira

This modern Middle Eastern restaurant will whip you up a special birthday beverage made from your favourite scent and spirit. And, if you’re dining in a group of six or more on your big day, they’ll treat you to a free bottle of sparkling.

The H Hotel, Dubai, 6pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 501 8606. More info on website 

Reform Social & Grill

Join this British gastropub’s birthday club, and you’ll get a free dessert. If you’re in a group of eight or more, you’ll also get a free jug of Pimms.

The Lakes, Dubai, 8am to midnight. Tel: (04) 454 2638. More info on website

The Black Lion

Sign up to the birthday club, and you’ll enjoy a free slice of cake on the big day, as well as a jug of frozen margarita if you bring more than eight friends along.

The H Hotel, Dubai, 8am to 3am. Tel: (04) 359 2366. More info on website

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