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 & Tuesday: Drift Beach
What’s the deal: Located in the swanky One&Only Royal Mirage, DRIFT is described as a destination where “luxury beach chic meets casual simplicity”. There’s an infinity pool, 1km of prime beachfront real estate, and a restaurant and bar serving up Provencal cuisine and interesting cocktails. On Monday and Tuesday, ladies can enjoy a 50 per cent discount off their sunlounger (usually Dhs250) as well as a welcome cocktail.
Best for: Soaking up the sun in a luxury setting
DRIFT, One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh. Pool and beach open daily 10.30am to 7pm, restaurant open daily 12.30pm to 7pm. Tel: (04) 315 2200. More info on website.
Monday & Tuesday: Azure Beach
What’s the deal: This JBR hotspot offers free pool access to the first 100 ladies through the doors 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 email@example.com 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: Day to night party spot Drai’s runs its ‘Hot Mess’ ladies’ day every Tuesday. The Meydan hotspot will offer ladies free flow house beverages from 11am to 4pm, a food platter of the chef’s selection, a complimentary sun bed and beauty services. You can expect some weekly live performances too, and a party that carries on way into the evening.
Best for: Celeb spotting poolside
Drai’s DXB, Gate B, Meydan, ladies’ day from 11am to 4pm, club open until 9pm. Tel: (052) 388 8857. More info on website
Tuesday: Nikki Beach Dubai
What’s the deal: One of the stalwarts on the ladies’ day scene is Nikki Beach Club, who serves up a lively atmosphere, live music and some top beats alongside their ladies day deal. Priced at Dhs130, ladies can enjoy six complimentary beverages and take advantage of a complimentary day bed.
Best for: Getting some insta-worthy snaps.
Nikki Beach Dubai, Pearl Jumeira, Tuesdays, 11am to 6pm, Dhs130. Tel: (04) 376 6162. More info on website
Wednesday: Riva Beach
What’s the deal: There’s a new ladies’ day at Riva Beach every Wednesday called ‘Baewatch’. It offers all ladies half price passes, making it Dhs55 for entry, 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 to maximise tanning time
Best for: An all-day tanning session in a family friendly space
Building 8, The Shoreline, Palm Jumeirah, Wednesdays 7am to 5pm, Dhs55. Tel: (04) 430 9466. More info on website.
Wednesday: Aloft City Centre Deira
What’s the deal: Aloft City Centre Deira’s newly launched ladies’ day (and night) will take place every Wednesday, and offers ladies’ free pool access to their stunning infinity pool from 10am to 6pm. You’ll want to stick around through, from 6pm to 11pm, there will be free cocktails on offer, accompanied by some smooth DJ beats.
Best for: Cooling off in Old Dubai
Aloft City Centre Deira, Wednesdays, 10am to 11pm, free for ladies. Tel: (04) 210 3333. More info on website
Thursday: Praia at FIVE Palm Jumeirah
What’s the deal: The Dhs149 deal runs from noon to 4pm. Ladies can take advantage of access to the oh-so-Instagrammable infinity pool at the hotel, as well as four hours of unlimited cocktails and sangria. But it’s not just drinks included in the package – a two-course a la carte lunch is also provided at the recently opened Praia lounge, which has some stunning views out across the Palm and back towards Dubai Marina.
Best for: Warming up for the weekend
Secret Parties at Praia, FIVE Palm Jumeirah, 12pm to 4pm, Thursdays, Dhs149. Tel: (058) 870 0708. 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: Soaking up the sun in a chilled-out space
Andreeas, Habtoor Grand, Dubai Marina, 12pm to 6pm, Dhs125. Tel: (04) 408 4400. 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