Time for tea
What could be more indulgent than afternoon tea in one of the hippest salons in town? Throw in a hair treatment and blow dry at Marquee for both you and your mum and you’ll be in your mum’s good books for a long time.

Marquee at Arabian Ranches

Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Arabian Ranches, Dubai, daily 8am to 8pm, Dhs600. Tel: (04) 4207700. Taxi: Arabian Ranches Golf Club. marquee.ae

A sweet gift
If your mum has a sweet tooth, she’ll love these cute cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery in The Dubai Mall. The classic vanilla and chocolate cupcakes are decorated with vintage-style pictures of mums baking. An individual cake costs Dhs20 but buy six and Magnolia will present them in a gift box tied with ribbon and a gift tag.

Magnolia Bakery

March 16 to 22
Magnolia Bakery, Bloomingdale’s Home, The Dubai Mall, Dubai, Dhs120 for six. Tel: (04) 3505440. Metro: Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall. magnoliabakery.com

Mani-pedi deal
Treat mum to a mani or pedi at The Cure during March and get one for free for yourself. The offer applies to any manicure treatments, including gels, with the cheaper treatment provided free of charge. Bonding time without putting a huge dent in your pocket? We like it.

Manicure spa treatment

Building 10, BBC World, Media City, Dubai, Sat to Thur 9am to 8pm, Fri 10am to 8pm. Tel: (04) 8830818. Metro: Nakheel. thecure.ae


La Porte des Indes
The newly opened French Indian dining restaurant at The Address Dubai Mall, has designed an exclusive Mother’s Day menu with the aim of celebrating, they say, ‘the diverse roles of females in the UAE’. Mums will enjoy three artfully prepared starters before moving onto the entrée – choose from a diverse selection including paneer tikka masala, mutton pepper fry or boneless methi chicken – and ending with blueberry cheesecake , Mango and Cardamom brulee or a more traditional gulab jamun.

La Porte des Indes

La Porte des Indes, Address Dubai Mall, Dubai. Tel: (04) 4388610. Taxi: Address Dubai Mall. Metro: Dubai Mall. laportedesindes.ae

Reform Social and Grill
From lunchtime to close on March 21 and March 30, this beautiful lakeside dining and social hotspot are giving free desserts to Mums when ordering a main meal, among them chocolate pot, lemon meringue pie, Eton mess, Reform sherry trifle, sticky toffee pudding, bread & butter pudding, and apple & sultana crumble.

Reform Bar and Grill

The Lakes, Dubai, daily 8am to midnight. Tel: (04) 4542638. Taxi: The Lakes. reformsocialgrill.ae

Get your brunch on
The good folk at The Address want to make the brunch experience on Mother’s Day that little bit more special with a range of exquisite dishes created by chef Hanna and a box of chocs for each mum.


The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown, Dubai, 12.30pm to 4pm, Dhs295 with selected beverages, Dhs210 with soft drinks. Tel: (04) 4368888. Metro: Burj Khalifa/Dubai Malll. Theaddress.com

Cavalli Club
Why not treat Mum to dinner at the stylish Cavalli Club Restaurant & Lounge on March 21, safe in the knowledge that they’ll be rewarded further down the line as well? That’s right, all mothers tucking into the Italian and international around which Cavalli Club, with its zebra print chairs, crystal chandeliers and waterfalls, will receive a three-course champagne dinner for four friends to be availed at the launch of the all new ladies night April 1.

Cavalli Club

Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Tel: (04) 3329260. Metro: World Trade Centre. cavalliclubdubai.com

Almaz by Momo
Try something a little different this Mother’s Day with a gourmet experience in the legendary Maghrebin style of cuisine. Mum’s will eat free for every family of four who dine at the stylish Almaz by Momo in Harvey Nichols. The restaurant is a sensory sensation, awash with the colours and smell of the region, from the deep browns of the fresh bread, to the orange of the apricot that perches on top of the succulent lamb. This is Arabic food at its finest.


Mall of the Emirates, Barsha, Dubai. Tel: (04) 409 8877. Metro: Mall of Emirates. Taxi: Mall of Emirates. momoresto.com

Take the pick of the bunch from around the world at Kris Kros offers mums and their families a free dessert this Mother’s Day. Why not try the Cassata Mafrouke, Crème Brulee On Your Table or Chocolate Fondant with with vanilla ice cream? And there’s plenty more to choose from. And as the restaurant itself says, ‘we may travel the world, but we always come back to Mum’. How true.


Boulevard, Downtown, Dubai. Tel: (04) 453 9994. Taxi: Boulevard Downtown. Metro: Dubai Mall. kriskros.com