Pool and beach access, unlimited drinks and free lunch. Girls, you’re welcome…
Free drinks, discounted food and VIP treatment, Dubai is famed for its ladies’ night deals. No longer limited to Tuesday nights, you can now enjoy ladies night deals every night of the week.
But then ladies’ days are the new ladies’ nights, and they come complete with complimentary access to some of Dubai’s best pools, unlimited free drinks and even lunch thrown in.
Here are some of the best the city has to offer…
Sunday: Wet Deck
What’s the deal: Cool new hotel W Dubai has launched ‘Not Another Ladies Day’, which is running from 12pm to 4pm every Sunday. The four-hour package will offer unlimited free flowing drinks and a selection of bites for Dhs150 for ladies and Dhs250 for guys. The Wet Deck is adults-only swimming pool with a swim up bar, loungers and cabanas dotted around the swimming pool, and an elevated DJ booth at the back.
Best for: Bringing the boys along
Wet Deck, W Dubai – The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, 12pm to 4pm, Sundays, Dhs150 ladies, Dhs250 guys. Tel: (04) 245 5555. More info on Facebook
Sunday to Thursday: Villamore
What’s the deal: Available from 10am to 5pm Sunday to Thursday, this day-long pass includes access to the lagoon-sized swimming pool and beach, unlimited access to the Antipasti Room at Villamore, where guests can tuck into an array of cold cuts of meat, cheese salads and seafood and free flowing Rose wine. The package also includes a 60-minute massage at the Kempinski spa, and you can book a time slot to suit you.
Best for: A luxe day out
Villamore, Emerald Palace Kempinski, Palm Jumeirah, 10am to 5pm, Sunday to Thursday, Dhs599. Tel: (04) 248 8890. More info on website
Sunday: Coco on 8
What’s the deal: Formerly known as the Dek on 8, the poolside outdoor lounge at Media One Hotel has had a Miami-inspired makeover, and now goes by the name of Coco on 8. Every Sunday, there’s free pool access for ladies all day alongside three free drinks from 12pm to 5pm, plus three free drinks from a house selection from 5pm to 10pm.
Best for: Office-avoiding tanning.
Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, 12pm to 10pm, free. Tel:(04) 427 1000. More info on website
Sunday & Monday: Barasti Beach
What’s the deal: Off the back of the opening of Barasti’s brand new pool area, What’s On’s bar of the year has decided to introduce not one but two ladies’ days. Every Sunday and Monday from 10am to 6pm there’s unlimited Frose for ladies as well as complimentary towels and 50 per cent off additional drinks and the food menu.
Best for: Party people kicking off the week
Barasti Beach, 10am to 6pm, free. Tel: (04) 399 3333. More info on Facebook
Summersalt, situated at the gorgeous Jumeirah Al Naseem, is definitely one for the Dubai bucket-list. Although perhaps not your regular tanning spot (entrance has previously been quite pricey), the beach club has now introduced a ladies’ day offer that won’t have you taking out a bank loan to cover it. Every Monday, ladies can now spend the day at Summersalt and pay Dhs100 for the day. You’ll also receive a refreshing welcome cocktail, a sun lounger, access to the shower facilities and a cool 25 per cent off food and drink.
Best for: Checking out a luxe spot for less
Jumeirah Al Naseem, 9am to 9pm, Dhs100. Tel: (04) 366 7680. jumeirah.com
Monday & Tuesday: Drift Beach
What’s the deal: Located in the swanky One&Only Royal Mirage, DRIFT is described as a destination where “luxury beach chic meets casual simplicity”. There’s an infinity pool, 1km of prime beachfront real estate, and a restaurant and bar serving up Provencal cuisine and interesting cocktails.
Best for: Soaking up the sun in a luxury setting
DRIFT, One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh. Pool and beach open daily 10.30am to 7pm, restaurant open daily 12.30pm to 7pm. Tel: (04) 315 2200. More info on website.
Monday & Tuesday: Azure Beach
What’s the deal: This JBR hotspot offers free pool access to the first 100 ladies through the doors every Monday and Tuesday
Best for: A girls get together with your JBR-residing pals.
Rixos Premium, JBR, 10am to 7pm. Tel: (052) 777 9472. More info on website.
Tuesday: Zero Gravity
What’s the deal: It’s Insta-famous for its see-through poolside, international DJs and as Justin Bieber’s go-to spot in the city. So it’s no wonder that Zero Gravity’s ladies’ day is one of Dubai’s most popular. Get on the guestlist by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for free entry, and arrive early to bag one of the best beds. There’s no actual drinks offer during this ladies’ day, but it does mean free entry to the gorgeous pool.
Best for: Bumping into everyone else who decided to bunk off work.
Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina, Free entry with guestlist. Tel:(04) 399 0009. More info on website
Tuesday: Nikki Beach Dubai
What’s the deal: One of the stalwarts on the ladies’ day scene is Nikki Beach Club, who serves up a lively atmosphere, live music and some top beats alongside their ladies day deal. Priced at Dhs130, ladies can enjoy six complimentary beverages and take advantage of a complimentary day bed.
Best for: Getting some insta-worthy snaps.
Nikki Beach Dubai, Pearl Jumeira, Tuesdays, 11am to 6pm, Dhs130. Tel: (04) 376 6162. More info on website
Tuesday: Soho Beach
What’s the deal: Soho Beach is Meydan’s lesser-known party spots, but that’s all about to change with their new Tuesday ladies’ day. Every Tuesday, Made In Soho will run from midday until 4pm, offering free flowing food and drink for Dhs145 for ladies. Best of all, this ladies’ day also comes with a package for guys, who can avail the exact same offer for Dhs245.
Best for: Checking out somewhere new
Soho Beach, Medyan, Dubai, 12pm to 4pm, Tuesdays, Dhs145 ladies, Dhs245 guys. Tel: (052) 433 3375. More info on website
Wednesday: Cove Beach
What’s the deal: Cove Beach is back at a new location, but thankfully they’ve brought their signature ladies’ day with them. For Dhs100, ladies can enjoy five ours of free-flowing rose and house beverages from 12pm to 5pm, plus a lunch platter from the buffet selection. Ladies can also take advantage of a complimentary sun bed, although these are given on a first come, first serve basis, so we’d recommend heading down early so you don’t miss out.
Best for: A lively Wednesday party spot
Cove Beach, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai, Bluewaters, off JBR, 12pm to 5pm, Wednesdays, Dhs100. Tel: (050) 454 6920. More info on website
Wednesday: Riva Beach
What’s the deal: There’s a new ladies’ day at Riva Beach every Wednesday called ‘Baewatch’. It offers all ladies half price passes, making it Dhs55 for entry, and also comes with three free drinks. There will be resident DJs spinning relaxing house hits throughout the day, plus it’s open from 7am to maximise tanning time
Best for: An all-day tanning session in a family friendly space
Building 8, The Shoreline, Palm Jumeirah, Wednesdays 7am to 5pm, Dhs55. Tel: (04) 430 9466. More info on website.
Wednesday: Aloft City Centre Deira
What’s the deal: Aloft City Centre Deira’s newly launched ladies’ day (and night) will take place every Wednesday, and offers ladies’ free pool access to their stunning infinity pool from 10am to 6pm. You’ll want to stick around through, from 6pm to 11pm, there will be free cocktails on offer, accompanied by some smooth DJ beats.
Best for: Cooling off in Old Dubai
Aloft City Centre Deira, Wednesdays, 10am to 11pm, free for ladies. Tel: (04) 210 3333. More info on website
Thursday: Playa Nomade
What’s the deal: For Dhs140 ladies can enjoy free flowing cocktails from 1pm to 5pm, as well as a light food platter. Plus, if you’re quick enough, the first 20 ladies will get a free massage too.
Best for: Getting some epic insta shots
Playa Nomade, Rixos The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, 1pm to 5pm, Thursdays. Tel: (054) 449 6464. More info on Facebook
Thursday: V Hotel
What’s the deal: Running from 12pm to 5pm every Thursday at the V Deck, ladies can enjoy complimentary entry with a towel and sunbed alongside free-flowing Frose cocktails. But the deal doesn’t finish when ladies’ day does. From 5pm to 11pm, ladies can enjoy a further three free cocktails with the V Deck’s ladies’ night offering.
Best for: A value girls day out
V Deck, V Hotel, Al Habtoor City, 12pm to 11pm, Thursdays. Tel: (04) 436 6666. More info on website
Thursday: Praia at FIVE Palm Jumeirah
What’s the deal: The Dhs149 deal runs from noon to 4pm. Ladies can take advantage of access to the oh-so-Instagrammable infinity pool at the hotel, as well as four hours of unlimited cocktails and sangria. But it’s not just drinks included in the package – a two-course a la carte lunch is also provided at the recently opened Praia lounge, which has some stunning views out across the Palm and back towards Dubai Marina.
Best for: Warming up for the weekend
Secret Parties at Praia, FIVE Palm Jumeirah, 12pm to 4pm, Thursdays, Dhs149. Tel: (058) 870 0708. More info on website
Thursday and Saturday: Andreeas
What’s the deal: Andreeas’ ladies day by the pool kicks off at midday every Thursday and Saturday. For Dhs125, ladies can enjoy complimentary sunbeds at the pool, a mixed platter of selected light bites, and unlimited frozen beverages. There’s beats by DJ Josho, and a swim-up bar that means you don’t have to leave the water.
Best for: Soaking up the sun in a chilled-out space
Andreeas, Habtoor Grand, Dubai Marina, 12pm to 6pm, Dhs125. Tel: (04) 408 4400. More info on website
Saturday: Atlantis, The Palm
What’s the deal: Say goodbye to brilliant ladies’ day deals being reserved for mid-week, and head to House in Paradise’s new Saturday ladies’ day. The deal runs from 12pm to 4pm every Saturday, and there are packages for both ladies and gents, starting from just Dhs99. The drinks-only package for ladies’ offers four hours of free-flowing house drinks for Dhs99, or upgrade to the Dhs150 package, and ladies can enjoy free flowing Rose, cocktail pitchers, and a choice from the food menu. But this isn’t just for the girls. Guys can take advantage of the same package for Dhs200.
Best for: Switching up your Saturday brunch scene
House in Paradise ladies’ day, Atlantis Beach Club, Atlantis The Palm, 12pm to 4pm, Saturdays, from Dhs99. More info on Facebook.com
Saturday: Penthouse, FIVE Palm Jumeirah
What’s the deal: Candypants seem to be taking over the city. Their latest event runs from 12pm to 5pm every Saturday, and there are three packages available for ladies. For Dhs149, take advantage of access to Penthouse and unlimited wine and frozen cocktails at the bar, for Dhs249, ladies can enjoy unlimited wine, frozen cocktails and a food platter of light bites with seating included, and for a more premium offering it’s Dhs349, which includes prosecco and spirits on top of the standard package. Guys are invited to join for a minimum spend of Dhs249 for seating, or take advantage of free entry to the standing bar.
Best for: A luxury, lively pool day to see out the weekend.
Candypants at Penthouse, FIVE Palm Jumeirah, 12pm to 8pm, Saturdays, from Dhs149. More info on website