For tea connoisseurs
Create a bespoke ‘Mother’s Blend’ tea
Sit back and enjoy a decadent meal at Fortnum & Mason while, with the help of seasoned Tearistas, your kids can pour their creative efforts into creating a bespoke blend of tea for you to taste. They can make the special ‘Mother’s Blend’ by choosing a combination of your favourite scents and flavours, from fragrant green to fruity black teas. Each brew is blended according to personal taste. Let’s just hope you like what they pick!
Where: Fortnum & Mason Dubai, Downtown Dubai
When: Throughout March
Much much: From AED40
Book it: Call 04 3882627 to book
For brunch fans
Waldorf Astoria Mother’s Day Brunch
Foodies can feast on everything from Waldorf Salad to eggs benedict and Red Velvet Cake at the Waldorf Astoria Mother’s Day Brunch. The hotel is offering all mums 50 percent off its popular Waldorf Astoria Brunch, which serves up a selection of dishes inspired by the Middle East and New York, including ‘fagotelli carbonara’ from contemporary Italian restaurant Social by Heinz Beck, a three Michelin-star Chef, and Vietnamese cuisine by Chef Mai and her culinary team at LAO.
Where: Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
When: 18 March
How much: AED345 per person inclusive of soft drinks, or AED465 per person inclusive of house beverages
Book it: Call 04 8182222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For beauty queens
Mother & Daughter Day of Beauty
Those with older daughters can unwind with some top-to-toe pampering at The Spa at JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort. The 90-minute package includes The Spa Bliss Sugar Body Scrub, a Stress Relieving Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage and Elemis Purifying & Hydrating Facial for the both of you. Afterwards, you can enjoy pool and beach access for some more, relaxing quality time together.
Where: The Spa, JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort
When: Available to book on weekdays only, during March. The Spa is open from 9am to 7pm Saturday to Wednesday and from 9am to 8pm Thursday and Friday.
How much: AED1,200 (for two people)
Book it: Call +971 4 8145555 or email email@example.com
Active mums break at Banyan Tree Al Wadi
Get away from it all on an Arabian adventure at Banyan Tree Al Wadi desert resort. From guided nature walks to archery, falconry, horse riding and stargazing, there is plenty to keep you fit. After a fun day out, you can head back to your Bedouin-inspired tented villa complete with private pool, enjoy a treatment at the spa and tuck into a three course Table D’Hote at Al Waha restaurant.
When: Available throughout March
Where: Banyan Tree Al Wadi
How much: From AED1,900 a night, including AED200 daily resort credit, daily 90-minute falconry and interaction with indigenous owls, daily 35-minute archery session for two and a 35-minute nature walk and Trail Tales & Feathered Friends Activity.
Book it: Available to purchase through the Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts e-Gift card service. Visit gifting.banyantree.com.
For leading ladies
Mother’s Day photoshoot
Although we wouldn’t change it for the world, being a mum often leaves us little time to focus on ourselves. Take your chance to shine with a photo session at the new Picture People photography studio in Jumeirah. The first branch of the studio to open outside of North America, it offers a same-day shoot and print service so you can walk away with a selection of your favourite shots, including four 8x10 prints and one 16 x 20 canvas – all in under 90 minutes. Additional prints such as photo cards or larger prints can be purchased separately.
Where: Picture People, Wasl Vita Mall, Jumeirah 1
When: Available during March
How much: AED1,995
Book it: Call +971 43434413 or visit picturepeople.ae