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 serves free flowing drinks and a selection of bites for Dhs150 for ladies and Dhs250 for guys. The Wet Deck is an 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: The Westin Mina Seyahi
What’s the deal: On Sundays at The Westin Pool, ladies can get pool and beach access for Dhs100 with 25 per cent off food and drink, and a complimentary paddle board for the beach. It’s got a fabulous swim up pool bar too so you can laze the day away.
Best for: Keeping cool for less this summer
The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai, Sundays, pool & beach access Dhs100 with 25 per cent off food and drink. Tel: (04) 399 4141. marriott.com
Sunday to Thursday: Villamore
What’s the deal: Available from 12pm to 4pm, Sunday to Thursday, this day-long ‘Rosamore’ deal 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 for Dhs195.
Best for: A luxe day out
Villamore, Emerald Palace Kempinski, Palm Jumeirah, 10am to 5pm, Sunday to Thursday, Dhs195. 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 five house drinks for Dhs50 and 30 per cent off food.
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 & Tuesday: Barasti Beach
What’s the deal: Every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, 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. Note: Summersalt is closed for summer and will reopen in September.
Best for: Checking out a luxe spot for less
Jumeirah Al Naseem, 9am to 9pm, Dhs100. Tel: (04) 366 7680. jumeirah.com
Monday: Azure Beach
What’s the deal: This JBR hotspot offers free pool access to the first 100 ladies through the doors every Monday evening, where from 4pm to 9pm, you’ll get 5 free drinks.
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.
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”. Before it closes its doors for summer on July 6, head down on a Monday or Tuesday and get pool access, a glass or rose and a poolside fruit platter for Dhs100. Note: Drift Beach is closed for summer and will reopen in September.
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, Ladies Day Monday’s & Tuesdays, Dhs100. Tel: (04) 315 2200. 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 email@example.com 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. Note: Nikki Beach is closed for summer and will reopen in September.
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
Wednesday: Cove Beach
What’s the deal: 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. On Saturdays, ladies can alo enjoy free sun beds, perfect for if you’re only off on the weekend.
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 & Thursday: Riva Beach
What’s the deal: At Palm Jumeirah’s Riva Beach, ladies can enjoy half price passes, making it Dhs55 for entry, plus 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 & Thursdays, 7am to 5pm, Dhs55. Tel: (04) 430 9466. More info on website.
Thursday: Playa Nomade
What’s the deal: For Dhs145 ladies can enjoy free flowing cocktails from 1pm to 5pm, as well as a light food platter and a sun bed. 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
Everyday: Atlantis, The Palm
What’s the deal: With the launch of Atlantis’ ‘Summer Pool Sessions @ Atlantis’, girls and guys can get free access to the Zero Entry Pool, every day of the week. Between 12pm to 3pm, ladies can get a complimentary drink from a special cocktail menu and there’s loads of deals on throughout the day like a beer and a burger or wings for Dhs100 or a bucket of six beers for Dhs180.
Best for: A chilled day in the pool
‘Summer Pool Sessions @ Atlantis’, daily from 11am, free pool access for ladies and gents, ladies will receive one selected cocktail. 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 Dhs399.
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