From roast dinners to spas, here’s where to spoil your dad this Father’s Day…

This year, Father’s Day falls on Sunday June 16 for the UK and the USA and Friday June 21 for the UAE, and there’s plenty of exciting things happening on these dates to celebrate.

Here are 15 places to celebrate Father’s Day in Dubai.

1. Black Tap

In celebrations of Father’s Day, Black Tap has released a limited edition Boss Burger. A double bacon cheeseburger topped with lettuce, tomato, pickles, American cheese and special sauce, the burger is only available from Friday June 14 to Sunday June 16. 

Black Tap, all Dubai and Abu Dhabi locations, Friday June 14 to Sunday June 16, Dhs99 with soft drinks.

2. Wavehouse

Family fun destination, Wavehouse, is offering dad a complimentary ride on the adrenaline-filled Surf’s Up Wave Rider, as well as Dhs50 credit for the arcades and a complimentary beverage. The offer is valid on Saturday June 15, to all dads who have a child present.

Wavehouse, Atlantis the Palm, Palm Jumeirah, noon to 1am, Saturday June 15. Tel: (04) 426 2626.

3. Reform Social & Grill

Dads of canines as well as humans are welcome to join Reform on Sunday June 16. Any father can enjoy two hours of house beverage for free when a two-course meal is ordered. Note: Child or puppy must be present.

Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes, Emirates Hills, Sun June 16, 8am to midnight. Tel: (04) 454 2638.

4. McGettigan’s, Hilton JBR

Brits will know Father’s Day is about one thing and one thing only – roasts. On Sunday June 16, McGettigan’s Hilton JBR is offering a Daddy’s Day roast of chicken or lamb with roasted potatoes, glazed parsnips and cauliflower cheese, bone marrow gravy alongside the all-important Yorkshire puddings.

McGettigan’s, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR, Sunday June 16, 12.30pm to 3am, Dhs69. Tel: (04) 318 2580.


Dads in the Studio City area will enjoy this daily deal from LARTE, Studio One Hotel. From Sunday June 16 to Thursday June 20, dads who dine with their families in the neighbourhood eatery can enjoy two complimentary house beverages.

LARTE, Studio One Hotel, Dubai Studio City, Sunday June 16 to Thursday June 20. Tel: (04) 581 6870.

6. Gürkan Şef

From Thursday June 20 to Saturday June 22, dads who dine at Gürkan Şef will receive a mysterious gift. Surprises range from complimentary desserts to a free meal but you’ll have to head to the Turkish steakhouse with your family to discover them.

Gürkan Şef, City Walk 2, Downtown Dubai, Thursday June 20 to Saturday June 22. Tel: (04) 379 9777.

7. Matagi

For Dad’s looking who appreciate the finer things in life, Matagi, Emerald Palace Kempinski is offering dads a free main course on Friday June 21. Enjoy complimentary premium cuts of meat, seafood and sushi for either lunch or dinner when accompanied by a guest also paying for a main course.

Matagi, Emerald Palace Kempinski, Palm Jumeirah, noon to 2am, Friday June 21, free main course with one paid. Tel: (04) 248 8850.

8. The Smash Room

How many times has your dad said he wants to throw his computer/TV/remote/phone out of the window? Dads who need a little (or a lot) stress-relief might want to check out The Smash Room on Friday June 21. Dads who visit the junk-bashing space will be offered a complimentary electronic item to smash – that should release some anger…

The Smash Room, 195 Umm Suqeim Street, Al Quoz, 11am to 11pm, Friday June 21. Tel: (058) 198 2323.

9. Khyber

At Khyber, on Friday June 21 dads who choose an appetiser, a main course and a dessert will receive two complimentary house beverages. Guests can create their own three-course meal selection from a wide choice of tasty Indian options. 

Khyber, Dukes The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Friday June 21, 6pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 455 1101.

10. Villamore

On Friday June 21, Dads can enjoy a complimentary four-course lunch at Villamore when one is purchased in full. The Barefoot Lunch comes with freshly shucked Oysters, Lemon Risotto, Sirloin Tagliata and unlimited antipasti so makes for the perfect laid-back afternoon.

Villamore, Emerald Palace Kempinski, Palm Jumeirah, noon to 2am, Friday June 21, free Barefoot Lunch with one paid. Tel: (04) 248 8890.

11. Studio One

Treat your dad to a weekend staycay at Studio One. From Thursday June 20 to Saturday June 22, the trendy hotel is offering dads a one-night stay for only Dhs249, including a complimentary karting session at Dubai Kartdrome, plus 20 per cent off karting for the rest of the family and two free drinks at LARTE Studio City. Guests staying on Friday June 21 can also enjoy a free movie screening at 8pm.

Studio One Hotel, Dubai Studio City, Thursday June 20 to Saturday June 22. Tel: (04) 581 6800.

12. Rixos the Palm

Dads who love a brunch will enjoy the Grill-tastic Father’s Day Brunch on Friday June 21 at A La Turca, Rixos the Palm. The first 50 fathers to book the buffet feast will receive complimentary pool and beach access. The real treat is for the grandfathers however, who will receive a discount on the brunch which is equivalent to their age. 

A La Turca, Rixos the Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Friday June 21, 12.30pm to 4pm, from Dhs315. Tel: (04) 457 5454.

13. Dubai Ice Rink

Looking for something out of the ordinary to do with your dad? Picture this: Mini golf… on ice. Dubai Ice Rink’s Ice Golf are hosting a live broadcast radio show from 4-7pm on Friday June 21 and dads are invited to come and try the Hole in One Challenge for the chance to win prizes.

Dubai Ice Rink, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, Friday June 21, 4pm to 7pm.

14. Hilton Garden Inn, Ras Al Khaimah

In the mood for a road trip? Hilton Garden Inn, Ras Al Khaimah has an exciting brunch offer for fathers on Friday June 21. Dads who book a table of three or more guests can enjoy their brunch completely for free.

The Garden Grille Terrace & The Pool Bar, Hilton Garden Inn, Ras Al Khaimah, Friday June 21, 12pm to 3pm, Dhs119 soft, Dhs139 house. Tel: (04) 307 0707.

15. Caesars Palace

Qua Spa in Caesars Palace is offering dads the chance to relax and unwind with the Gentlemen’s Signature Treatment, The Back Masque. Now, when men book the bespoke treatment they can also receive a 20-minute head and shoulder massage.

Qua Spa, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai, Bluewaters, available until July 31, Dhs700. Tel: (04) 556 6666.

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