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 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: An afternoon of tanning and grazing.
Villamore, Emerald Palace Kempinski, Palm Jumeirah, 10am to 5pm, Sunday to Thursday, Dhs195. Tel: (04) 248 8890. More info on website
Sunday: Coco Lounge
What’s the deal: Every Sunday at the Miami-inspired Coco Lounge, 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.
Coco Lounge, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, 12pm to 10pm, free. Tel:(04) 427 1000. More info on website
Sunday and Monday: Barasti Beach
What’s the deal: Every Sunday and Monday, from 10am to 4pm 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 8pm, free. Tel: (04) 399 3333. More info on Facebook
Monday: La Piscina
What’s the deal: Filling the Monday ladies’ day void is La Piscina, the newly opened chic new pool at Palazzo Versace Hotel. Ladies can enjoy free entry between 1pm and 4pm every Monday and complimentary bubbles too.
Best for: Luxe sun sessions.
La Piscina, Palazzo Versace, Jaddaf Waterfront, Dubai Creek, 1pm to 4pm, Mondays from September 29, free. Tel: (058) 226 6443. More info on website
Monday and 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 and the option to purchase five drinks for Dhs100.
Best for: A girls get together with your JBR-residing pals.
Azure Beach, Rixos Premium, JBR, 10am to 8pm. Tel: (052) 777 9472. More info on website.
Monday & Tuesday: DRIFT Beach Dubai
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”. Every Monday and Tuesday offers ladies pool access, a cocktail on arrival and a poolside fruit platter for Dhs100.
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: One of Dubai’s longest-standing ladies’ days is Zero Gravity. Get on the guestlist by emailing email@example.com for free entry, and arrive early to bag one of the best beds. You’ll get free entry, a welcome drink on arrival, and there’s a selection of four ladies’ day cocktails priced at Dhs37.
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
Wednesday: Cove Beach
What’s the deal: For Dhs100, ladies can enjoy five hours 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, 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 and Saturday: Andreea’s
What’s the deal: Located on the beachfront of the Habtoor Grand hotel in Dubai Marina, the beautiful Andreea’s beach club has had a revamp, and now features a super sized swimming pool three times the size of the original. The brilliant bi-weekly Andreea’s ladies’ day returns every Thursday and Saturday. For Dhs125, ladies can enjoy six hours of free flowing frozen beverages and a chef’s selection lunch platter from 12pm to 6pm.
Best for: Checking out somewhere new.
Andreea’s Beach Club, Habtoor Grand, Dubai Marina, 12pm to 6pm, Thursday and Saturday, Dhs125. Tel: (058) 693 5778. Facebook.com/Andreeas.dubai
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 sun bed 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: Arguably one of the city’s biggest and best ladies’ days, Praia has recently been extended and now runs from 12pm to 9pm. Girls, you can attend Praia Ladies Day from 12pm to 4pm, where Dhs150 will get you pool access, unlimited house drinks and a two course meal or you can opt to come for the Secret Ladies Night Pool Party from 4pm to 9pm where Dhs150 gets you unlimited house drinks. However, if you fancy making the full day of it, you can combine the two to get nine hours of unlimited drinks, pool access and a two course meal for Dhs300. Guys can get in on the action too, with pool access and six beers for a wallet-friendly Dhs250.
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
Saturday: Penthouse, FIVE Palm Jumeirah
What’s the deal: Part ladies’ day part party brunch, this upscale Saturday party takes place 16 floors up at The Penthouse. Run by party brand Candypants, expect a lively vibe as local DJs spin on rotation, five hours of free flowing drinks as well as regular fashion shows and pop-up boutiques. It’s Dhs149 for two hours of drinks, Dhs249 for five, and Dhs349 for the food and drinks package. Guys can get in on the action for 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