March 21 is Mother’s Day and the capital is marking the occasion with restaurant deals, afternoon tea packages and more

Dining deals for mum

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Le Méridien’s all-day dining restaurant has a special deal for Mother’s Day – eat dinner here and mum will get 50 per cent off the price of her meal, and she’ll also go home with a box of sweet treats from the outlet. What’s more, she’ll receive a spa voucher at the end of the evening, offering a 50 per cent discount on a massage.
March 21
Le Méridien, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, Wed 7pm to 11pm, Dhs149, Dhs239 with house drinks. Tel: (02) 6446666. Taxi: Le Méridien.


Treat mum to lunch at the Jumeirah all-day dining restaurant and she’ll be given a pink rose when you pay the bill.
March 21
Jumeirah At Etihad Towers, West Corniche, Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi, 12.30pm to 3.30pm, Dhs260 to Dhs390. Tel: (02) 8115666. Taxi: Etihad Towers.


There’s a new Rotana in Abu Dhabi – the Pearl Rotana near Adnec is now open and mums eat for free here on March 21, at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant Saffron, if you order the soft drinks package.
March 21
Pearl Rotana, Adnec, Abu Dhabi, 7pm to 11pm, free. Taxi: next to Adnec. Tel: (02) 3075555.


Al Raha’s Italian outlet is offering 50 per cent off the bill this whole month in celebration of Mother’s Day if you visit with your mum and order from the a la carte menu.
Al Raha Beach Hotel, Al Raha, Abu Dhabi, Sun to Wed 5pm to midnight. Thur to Sat 12.30pm to midnight. Tel: (02) 5080431. Taxi: Al Raha Beach Hotel.

Sofitel Corniche

Take mum for lunch at Sofitel’s all-day dining restaurant Corniche and her bill is picked up by the hotel.
March 26
Sofitel Corniche, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, Dhs210 with soft drinks. Tel: (02) 8137777. Taxi: Sofitel.


Khalidiya Palace’s all-day dining outlet is offering a free lunch or dinner to mums for three days to mark Mother’s Day
March 21 to 23
Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan By Rotana, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi, daily 12.30pm to 4pm, 6.30pm to 10.30pm, Dhs180. Tel: (02) 6570200. Taxi: Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan By Rotana.

Take her for afternoon tea

St Regis Saadiyat Island

The hotel has created a bespoke Balcony Tea Experience for mums to try in March, featuring cakes, scones, sandwiches, a variety of teas, coffees and Rossini Italian bubbles. Afternoon tea takes place in the Drawing Room, and offers spectacular views of the beach on Saadiyat. We recommend sitting alfresco.
St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, daily 2pm to 6pm, Dhs180. Tel: (02) 4988443. Taxi: St Regis Saadiyat.

Dusit Thani

Abu Dhabi’s Thai hotel is offering afternoon tea for you and your mum at the absolute bargain price of Dhs76. Ask for the Mother’s Day Royal High Tea upon arrival at Orchid Lounge.
March 19 to 22
Dusit Thani, Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi, daily 3pm to 6pm, Dhs76 for two people. Tel: (02) 6988137. Taxi: Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi.


Take mum for a Chinese-inspired afternoon tea at the Palace. As well as a selection of Chinese and Taiwanese teas (think detoxing Anxi Tie Guan Yin, jasmine and Four Seasons Oolong from Taipei), you’ll get roast duck pumpkin croquettes, venison puffs, opera layered cake with mascarpone and chocolate coffee, plus macarons.
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, 3pm to 5pm, Dhs288. Tel: (02) 6907999. Taxi: Emirates Palace.

Also try… A weekend away

Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort

The Western Region hotel is offering a getaway package this month to celebrate Mother’s Day. Stay for a minimum of two nights in a sea view room and mum gets a bouquet of flowers when you reach the hotel. You get a buffet breakfast at Tides in the price, along with an afternoon tea, and an hour-long massage for your mum.
March 21 to 24
Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort, Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, daily from sunset, Dhs899. Tel: (02) 8012222. Taxi: Danat Jebel.

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