Pool and beach access, unlimited drinks and free lunch. Girls, you’re welcome…
Free drinks, discounted food and VIP treatment, Dubai is famed for its ladies’ night deals. No longer limited to Tuesday nights, you can now enjoy ladies night deals every night of the week.
But then ladies’ days are the new ladies’ nights, and they come complete with complimentary access to some of Dubai’s best pools, unlimited free drinks and even lunch thrown in.
Here are some of the best the city has to offer…
Sunday: Coco on 8
What’s the deal: Formerly known as the Dek on 8, the poolside outdoor lounge at Media One Hotel has had a Miami-inspired makeover, and now goes by the name of Coco on 8. Every Sunday, there’s free pool access for ladies all day alongside unlimited slushy cocktails from 12pm to 5pm, plus three free drinks from a house selection from 5pm to 10pm. A ten hour ladies’ day? That might be the longest one out there.
Best for: Office-avoiding tanning.
Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, 12pm to 10pm, free. Tel:(04) 427 1000. More info on website
Sunday & Monday: Barasti Beach
What’s the deal: Off the back of the opening of Barasti’s brand new pool area, What’s On’s bar of the year has decided to introduce not one but two ladies’ days. Every Sunday and Monday from 10am to 6pm there’s unlimited Frose for ladies as well as complimentary towels and 50 per cent off additional drinks and the food menu.
Best for: Party people kicking off the week
Barasti Beach, 10am to 6pm, free. Tel: (04) 399 3333. More info on Facebook
Monday to Thursday: Drift Beach
What’s the deal: Everything about Drift Beach is high-end. Set in the grounds of the celeb-favoured One & Only Royal Mirage, this beautiful beach club takes you out of Dubai and over to the luxury resorts of Italy or Greece. On Monday and Tuesday, ladies’ can 50 per cent off sun loungers and a welcome cocktail on arrival.
Best for: Getting the most amazing poolside snaps
Drift Beach Dubai, Al Sufouh, 10.30am to 7pm. Tel: (04) 315 2200. More info on Facebook
Monday & Tuesday: Azure Beach
What’s the deal: This JBR hotspot is a recent addition to the ladies’ day scene. Kicking things off next week, they’ll be offering free pool access to the first 100 ladies every Monday and Tuesday
Best for: A girls get together with your JBR-residing pals.
Rixos Premium, JBR, 10am to 7pm. Tel: (052) 777 9472. More info on website.
Tuesday: Zero Gravity
What’s the deal: It’s Insta-famous for its see-through poolside, international DJs and as Justin Bieber’s go-to spot in the city. So it’s no wonder that Zero Gravity’s ladies’ day is one of Dubai’s most popular. Get on the guestlist by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for free entry, and arrive early to bag one of the best beds. There’s no actual drinks offer during this ladies’ day, but it does mean free entry to the gorgeous pool.
Best for: Bumping into everyone else who decided to bunk off work.
Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina, Free entry with guestlist. Tel:(04) 399 0009. More info on website
What’s the deal: Brand new day to night party spot Drai’s has just launched a brand new ladies’ day every Tuesday. The Meydan hotspot will offer ladies free flow house beverages from 3pm to 8pm, a chef’s selection of light bites and complimentary sun bed. You can expect some weekly live performances too.
Best for: Celeb spotting poolside
Drai’s DXB, Soho Garden, Meydan, 3pm to 8pm. Tel: (052) 388 8857. More info on website
Tuesday: Nikki Beach Club
What’s the deal: Ladies can enjoy six selected beverages from 11am to 6pm for Dhs130 while lounging on a complimentary day bed every Tuesday at Nikki Beach’s Pour Elle ladies’ day. Reservations for the ladies’ day offer cannot be made in advance, so be sure to arrive early to bag the best beds.
Best for: A girls day with added glamour, this one comes complete with live entertainment, dancers and DJs
Nikki Beach Club, Pearl Jumeirah, 11am to 6pm, Dhs130. Tel:(04) 376 6162. More info on website
Wednesday: Cove Beach
What’s the deal: This is one of Dubai’s original ladies’ days. Sit back and relax on complimentary loungers, enjoy free-flowing house Rosé, cocktails of the day and a huge food platter all for Dhs100. There are stunning views of the Burj Al Arab, and a live DJ gets the party started. Get there early to get a lounger.
Best for: A lively atmosphere to get you in the mood for a big night out.
Cove Beach, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, 11am to 5pm, Dhs100. Tel: (04) 379 1194. More info on website.
Wednesday: Riva Beach
What’s the deal: There’s a new ladies’ day at Riva Beach every Wednesday called ‘Bella Wednesdays’. It offers all ladies two-for-one day passes, making it Dhs100 for two, and also comes with three free drinks. There will be resident DJs spinning relaxing house hits throughout the day, plus it’s open from 7am until midnight.
Best for: An all-day tanning session in a family friendly space
Building 8, The Shoreline, Palm Jumeirah, Wednesdays 7am to 12am, Dhs100 for two. Tel: (04) 430 9466. More info on website.
Thursday and Saturday: Andreeas
What’s the deal: Andreeas’ ladies day by the pool kicks off at midday every Thursday and Saturday. For Dhs125, ladies can enjoy complimentary sunbeds at the pool, a mixed platter of selected light bites, and unlimited frozen beverages. There’s beats by DJ Josho, and a swim-up bar that means you don’t have to leave the water.
Best for: Kicking off the weekend early.
Andreeas, Habtoor Grand, Dubai Marina, 12pm to 6pm, Dhs125. Tel: (04) 408 4400. More info on website
Thursday: Praia, FIVE Palm Jumeirah
What’s the deal: One of two recently launched ladies’ days at FIVE, this deal runs every Thursday from 1pm to 5pm. Hosted by Secret Parties, girls can take advantage of four hours of free flowing cocktails and sangria, pool and beach access to the ground floor pool at FIVE, as well as a two course A La Carte lunch served in Praia lounge. Reservations are essential.
Best for: A high-end, lively day at the pool that’s oh-so insta worthy.
Secret Parties at Praia, FIVE Palm Jumeirah, 1pm to 5pm, Dhs149. Tel: (058) 870 0708. More info on website
Saturday: Penthouse, FIVE Palm Jumeirah
What’s the deal: Candypants seem to be taking over the city. Their latest event runs from 12pm to 5pm every Saturday, and there are three packages available for ladies. For Dhs149, take advantage of access to Penthouse and unlimited wine and frozen cocktails at the bar, for Dhs249, ladies can enjoy unlimited wine, frozen cocktails and a food platter of light bites with seating included, and for a more premium offering it’s Dhs349, which includes prosecco and spirits on top of the standard package. Guys are invited to join for a minimum spend of Dhs249 for seating, or take advantage of free entry to the standing bar.
Best for: A luxury, lively pool day to see out the weekend.
Candypants at Penthouse, FIVE Palm Jumeirah, 12pm to 8pm, Saturdays, from Dhs149. More info on website