Celebrated annually on 8 March for over a century, International Women’s Day celebrates women’s social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. Here are 17 of the best places in Dubai to celebrate.
Dine on a special ‘I Am Woman’ Menu at Address Boulevard
Celebrate the inspirational women in your life at The Restaurant and indulge in a specially prepared degustation menu. Gather with female friends to commemorate International Women’s Day and enjoy an inspired selection of delicious dishes from the ‘I Am Woman’ menu, along with the option of a grape pairing. Available daily until 24 March. AED 299 per person or AED 399 per person with grape pairing.
Learn to cook an Italian feast at Armani Hotel Dubai
Chic Italian restaurant Armani/Ristorante invites gentlemen to show their support this International Women’s Day with a unique master class. The event will showcase a three-course set lunch for women, prepared in their honour by the men who love and appreciate them. Under the tutelage of Chef Giovanni, guests will take the reins for the appetiser and main course, while Armani Hotel Dubai’s master pâtissier will prepare the decadent dessert. Tuesday 8 March 2022, from 12:30pm to 3pm. AED 388 per couple.
Relax with Pilates in the Sky at AURA Sky Pool & Lounge
The world’s first and highest 360-degree infinity pool has partnered with RAISE Fitness and Lululemon to host an exclusive event this International Women’s Day. The event will include a 60-minute “Pilates in the Sky” experience alongside a healthy breakfast. In addition, Lululemon will provide yoga mats, towels and a special raffle draw, where one lucky lady will win a Lululemon voucher. Guests can also expect an AURA branded bottle with infused water to take home, alongside an AURA wellness morning shot. Tuesday 8 March, from 8am to 10am. AED 290 per person.
GO: Visit auraskypool.com for reservations and more information.
Test your culinary skills with a cooking class at Bellavista
This International Women’s Day, Bellavista at Grosvenor House Dubai invites ladies to a cooking class where they can bond whilst learning the secrets to cooking authentic Italian cuisine. Most importantly, all aspiring chefs will get to enjoy their delightful creations at the end of the class with a glass of bubbles. Tuesday 8 March, from 2pm to 5pm. AED 250 per person.
Relax poolside at Coco Lounge
International Women’s Day can be spent by the pool at Coco Lounge with a complimentary pool pass and a refreshing welcome drink. Ladies are greeted with either a cocktail of choice or a glass of red or white grape. Additionally, ladies can redeem a free drink if they snap a photo with Coco Lounge’s new flower wall as their backdrop and tag the venue in their social stories and posts. Alongside the complimentary pool pass and two free drinks, ladies can indulge in selected cocktails and glasses of grape for AED 30 all day. Saturday 12 March.
Treat yourself to a Tension Release Massage at Jumeirah Al Qasr
This March, it’s all about women at Jumeirah Al Qasr’s Talise Spa. Ladies can indulge in a 60-minute Tension Release Massage, a specialised full body massage using Sodashi’s signature products that works deep into the muscles to help release tension, stimulate circulation and remove accumulated toxins. This will be followed by a 30-minute express brightening and hydrating facial treatment guaranteed to leave your skin glowing. Available daily until 31 March, from 10am to 9pm. AED 680 (90-minute treatment).
Celebrate the women of the world with afternoon tea at Kambaa
Indulge in an exquisite International Women’s Day Afternoon Tea at Address Dubai Marina. Gather your friends and indulge in the flavour and refinement of Arabic, vegetarian and healthy fare, along with a selection of teas and coffees from around the globe. Available 4 to 10 March, from 3pm to 6pm. AED 190 for two guests.
GO: Call 04 436 7777 for reservations and more information.
Enjoy five glasses of grape at Luigia
Expect a night filled with food, drinks and entertainment where five glasses of selected house beverages will be offered complimentary to women dining at Luigia. Savour authentic Italian cuisine, including salads, pasta, more than 50 varieties of pizza and the sweetest desserts. DJ Rudy will set the mood with a playlist of popular Italian tunes from the ’60s and ’70s. Tuesday 8 March, from 8pm to midnight.
Drink a Cosmo poolside at Manzil Downtown
Manzil Downtown will make International Women’s Day a month-long celebration with a complimentary Cosmopolitan cocktail for ladies every evening. Enjoy the picturesque Pool Bar and watch the sunset with your free drink. Available daily, from 6pm to 8pm.
GO: Call 04 428 5858 for reservations and more information.
Ladies Night at Marina Social
In celebration of inspiring women everywhere, Marina Social is hosting a special Ladies Night where you can gaze over the views of the glittering waterfront whilst tucking into the restaurant’s signature dishes. Ladies will receive a complimentary cocktail, followed by a three-course menu featuring Norwegian cured salmon, Wagyu flank steak and buttermilk panna cotta. Tuesday 8 March. AED 300 per person.
Have an Early Bird Dinner at NOVA Restaurant & Lounge
Raise a glass with the girls and celebrate International Women’s Day on the gorgeous new terrace at Nova and enjoy an early dinner at the dinner and a show venue in Dubai Marina. Expect a lavish menu featuring dishes such as Saffron Arancini, Black Truffle Risotto and Nova’s Cheesecake. Entertainment can be expected to be top tier with rhythmic live music that will have the ladies moving and grooving. Tuesday 8 March, from 6pm to 8pm. AED 250 per person (three-course set menu and three drinks).
GO: Call 04 578 4444 for reservations and more information.
Celebrate with the girls at SHI
Experience International Women’s Day with the launch of a new ladies’ night at SHI on Bluewaters. Set on the stunning terrace, expect three courses and three selected drinks will make for an exceptional evening just for the girls. The gastronomical experience includes plates such as the SHI sushi platter, a range of dim sums, and crispy soft-shell crab, alongside three selected drinks from a menu of premium grape, hops, spirits, and craft cocktails. Tuesday 8 March, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 299 for ladies and AED 399 for gents.
Enter a prize draw at Sloane’s
Gather your girlfriends and celebrate International Women’s Day at Sloane’s. All ladies who dine on 8 March will automatically be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win a brunch for four, so you can extend the celebration to another day. Expect cold and hot breakfast dishes like waffles and crepes and a range of lunch and dinner options such as pizzas, wok dishes, fish, rotisserie, and a carving station with the choices of beef, lamb, and chicken. Tuesday 8 March, from 7am to 11pm,
GO: Call 04 317 6000 for reservations and more information.
Sip on complimentary Champagne at VIBE Café DIFC
In honour of International Women’s Day, VIBE Café will be offering a special dine-in package to all the strong, powerful women of Dubai. A minimum of four women who each order a main course will receive a bottle of champagne or non-alcoholic champagne to celebrate with. Tuesday 8 March, from 12pm.
GO: Visit www.vibeuae.com for reservations and more information.
Indulge in the Queen Bee Afternoon Tea at Vida Downtown
Celebrate International Women’s Day and indulge in sweet treats and savoury bites with a limited-edition afternoon tea at Vida Downtown. Enjoy a delightful selection of Arabic, vegetarian and healthy savouries, desserts and sweets, topped off with an eclectic assortment of teas and coffees. Available daily until 31 March. AED 199 for two guests.
GO: Call 04 428 6888 for reservations and more information.
Free drinks at The Vault
To commemorate International Women’s Day in style, The Vault at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai invites ladies to enjoy two complimentary drinks alongside stunning views of Downtown Dubai. Extend the night of celebration with a special Ladies Night offer for just AED 99 per person. Tuesday 8 March, from 5pm.
GO: Call 04 414 6339 for reservations and more information.
Receive a gift to celebrate womanhood at Waldorf Astoria DIFC
Book any 90-minute indulgent treatment at the FACT award-winning Waldorf Astoria Spa on International Woman’s Day and receive a voucher for AED 250, redeemable on the same day at the hotel’s signature restaurant Bull & Bear, Peacock Alley or St. Trop. Starting from AED 820.