Celebrating a birthday in Dubai? Here's where you can dine and play for free

Consider this our gift to you…

Got a birthday coming up? We’ve got a little something for you… These Dubai restaurants and attractions are offering freebies for your birthday – just remember to bring your Emirates ID or passport along.

AB’s Absolute Barbecues

ABs Absolute barbecue

Go to this popular grill restaurant on your birthday with at least two friends (adults) and the birthday boy or girl will receive their meal on the house.  Make a reservation well in advance to ensure you have a table.

Available at all three branches in Dubai: Dubai Media City, Deira and Sheikh Zayed Road. Tel: (600) 577 776. @abbqme


Celebrate your birthday at any Wagamama branch in UAE and you will get a free main course of your choice on your birthday. Just download the WagamamaUAE app, and fill in your details. On your big day, you will receive a gift voucher for the main course.

Several locations across Dubai, @wagamamauae

Paul Bakery and Restaurant

Paul cafe

Who can say no to a free birthday cake? This popular bakery gives you a cake for free on your birthday (you can even claim it seven days after your birthday) and all you have to do is download the Paul Arabia app.

Several locations across Dubai, @PaulArabia



Asian restaurant SHI on Bluewaters offers a free brunch for the birthday celebrant. Guests are advised to mention a birthday upon booking and show a valid ID for confirmation. The free brunch is valid five days before or after the birthday date.

Shi Restaurant, Bluewaters Island, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 393 9990, shirestaurant.com

mama zonia

All Secret Parties brunches offer a free brunch to the birthday person but do mention thebirthday at the booking. The free birthday is only valid on bookings of five or more guests. Your reservation must be five days before or after the birthday date. Brunches currently on during summer are; 3BK brunch and 3BK dinner brunch, Secret Circus at Nonya, Secret Jungle at Mama Zonia, Naughty Noddles brunch at Maiden Shanghai, and Secret Wonderland at Treehouse, Taj.


Yummy Dosa

yummy dosa

Love Mumbai street-style food? Head to Yummy Dosa and indulge in one (or two) of 99+ dosa varieties. There’s Mysore masala dosa, Cheese burst pizza dosa, chilli paneer dosa and much more. They also have a number of delicious Chinese dishes on the menu, too.  On your birthday, you’ll get a free complimentary dosa from the menu and a brownie dessert.

Yummy Dosa, 83 Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Street, Dubai, Tel: (0)4 342 6332. @yummydosa


atlantis aquaventure

Prefer to make a splash for your birthday bash? Celebrate your birthday at Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis The Palm to be used within a week of your birthday. All you have to do is register your date of birth on the Aquaventure website and you’ll get a free day pass to this epic waterpark. Two friends will also get 20 per cent off on their pass so you won’t be alone. Additionally, you and your friends can also get 20 per cent off on the Aquaventure Annual Pass.

Aquaventure, Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, open daily 9.45am to 6.30pm. Tel: (0)4 426 0000. atlantisthepalm.com

Wild Wadi

This popular waterpark is also offering free tickets to the birthday boy or girl during their birthday month when they bring along two of their loved ones. It’s only valid for UAE residents and you’ll need to show proof with your Emirates ID card. Blackout dates apply. Read more here.

Wild Wadi Waterpark, Dubai, open 10am to 6pm. Tel: (0)4 348 4444. jumeirah.com

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