We love birthdays. We love free stuff.
It turns out, the two go together like cake and candles. There are a bunch of restaurants, bars and attractions around Dubai that want to treat you on your birthday, with great discounts and deals… and even freebies.
Some require a little planning in advance – you might have to register your details beforehand. With others, you simply have to rock up on your big day with proof of your date of birth.
Italian Venetian restaurant, All’onda at Emerald Palace Kempinski, is offering a complimentary brunch to anyone celebrating their birthday. The newly launched Casanova party brunch includes a six-course sharing menu. To make use of the offer you must present a valid ID and your birthday should be within seven days of the brunch date.
All’onda, Emerald Palace Kempinski, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 1pm to 5pm, Fridays. Tel: (04) 248 8870. allondadxb.com
Asia de Cuba
Celebrate your birthday or any special occasion and the team at Asia de Cuba and Bar Rumba will make it special with cake, sparklers brought to the table and more.
Asia de Cuba, Westin Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina, 7.45pm to 11pm, Sat, Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs, 7.45pm to 1am, Tues and Fri. Tel: (04) 511 7333. asiadecuba.com/dubai
Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark
Register your date of birth on the Aquaventure website and you’ll get a free day pass to this epic waterpark, to be used within a week of your birthday.
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, 10am to 6.30pm. Tel: (04) 426 0000. atlantisthepalm.com
Let the reservations team know it’s your birthday, and you’ll get a free dessert with a sparkle and a singalong.
Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, 8pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 354 5035. More info on website
Miss Tess/Treehouse’s epic party brunch, Hidden, celebrates birthdays in a big way, with multiple cakes, sparklers and treats being given out every week. Make sure to let them know if you’re celebrating and they’ll include you when it’s time to sing.
Hidden, Treehouse, Taj Dubai, Business Bay, 1pm to 4pm, Fridays. Tel: (058) 827 2763. hiddenbrunch.com
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Let the team at Marina Social know it’s your birthday when making your reservation, and you’ll get a cake and a birthday card.
InterContinental Dubai Marina, 7pm to midnight. Tel: (04) 446 6664. marinasocialdubai.com
Sign up for the Paul mobile app and take a valid ID with proof of your date of birth to any Paul outlet, and you’ll receive a free cake from the French patisserie.
Several Dubai outlets. facebook.com
You’ll get a free chocolate fondant, complete with celebratory sparklers, when you spend your birthday at this JBR hotspot – just present a valid photo ID containing your date of birth.
DoubleTree by Hilton, JBR, 6pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 559 5300. ramusake.ae
Reform Social & Grill
Join this British gastropub’s birthday club, and you’ll get a free dessert. If you’re in a group of eight or more, you’ll also get a free jug of Pimms. Sign up here.
The Lakes, Dubai, 8am to midnight. Tel: (04) 454 2638. reformsocialgrill.ae
Tribeca Kitchen & Bar
Celebrate your birthday with at least five friends at this hip JBR hangout and you’ll get a free bottle of bubbly to share – plus, the birthday boy/girl will get a free main course dish.
JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR, noon to 3am. Tel: (050) 345 6067. tribeca.ae
During the month of your birthday you can enjoy the Urban Picnic brunch at Vida Downtown with up to nine of your friends, and redeem 50 per cent off the total bill. All you need is a valid ID. The birthday brunch offer is valid every Friday until May 3 2019 with the exception of April 19, which is their Easter brunch.
3in1, Vida Downtown, Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, 1pm to 5pm, Fridays. Tel: (04) 888 3444. bit.ly/urbanpicnicatVida
Bring three or more people with you to Wild Wadi on the month of your birthday and your entrance ticket will be complimentary. Make sure to bring a valid ID with you and avoid public holidays when the offer is invalid.
Wild Wadi, next to Burj al Arab, Jumeirah, Dubai, 10am to 6pm, daily. Tel: (04) 348 4444. jumeirah.com