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Where to celebrate Emirati Women’s Day in Dubai

Emirati Women’s Day was first launched by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Al Ketbi, known as the Mother of the Nation, in 2015. The choice of August 28 is due to the founding of the UAE’s General Women’s Union, which launched on August 28 1975.

BASTA! at Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai

Embark on an Italian culinary journey this Emirati Women’s Day and treat your sweet tooth to a free dessert with every dinner at BASTA! The buzzing restaurant fuses the feel of a Roman trattoria with that of a Neapolitan pizzeria and boasts a menu of authentic Italian cuisine. Saturday 28 August.

GO: Call (0)4 512 5522 for reservations and more information. 

Café Society at Dubai Marina

Café Society invites all Emirati women to partake in a timeless afternoon tea on Emirati Women’s Day. Enjoy an indulgent selection of hot and cold canapés and delicate bite-sized sandwiches, complemented by tea blends from across the world. Saturday 28 August, from 2pm to 6pm. AED 199 for two people.

GO: Email or call (0)4 318 3755 for reservations and more information.

CÉ LA VI Dubai at Address Sky View

To celebrate Emirati Women’s Day, downtown restaurant CÉ LA VI Dubai are giving away a complimentary vanilla bavarois, poached pear and génoise dessert to all ladies dining in the restaurant. Set 54 floors up, with unrivalled views of Burj Khalifa, it’s the ideal way to end the weekend in style. Saturday 28 August, from 12pm to 3am.

GO: Email or call (0)4 582 6111 for reservations and more information.

ILA at Al Seef 

If you feel like having an authentic Arabic breakfast this weekend, head to this contemporary Arabic restaurant at Al Seef. Indulge in the breakfast for two that offers omelette/shakshuka, foul of your choice, falafel, mixed manakeesh and a fresh vegetable platter. Backed by views of Dubai Creek, ILA offers ample seating both indoors and outdoors. Saturday 28 August. AED 79 for two people.

GO: Call (0)4 358 5822 for reservations and more information.

L’ETO Caffe at The Dubai Mall

Swiss Arabian, the UAE’s first fragrance house, will be offering complimentary coffee and gifts to all women visiting L’ETO Caffe in The Dubai Mall on Emirati Women’s Day. With coffee being a cultural sign of hospitality and the art of perfuming an integral part of the UAE’s heritage, the two worlds blend seamlessly together to celebrate the occasion. Saturday 28 August.

GO: Email or call 800 6177 for reservations and more information.

OPSO at The Dubai Mall

Mediterranean restaurant OPSO located at Fashion Avenue in The Dubai Mall marks this year’s Emirati Women’s Day by offering women a 25 per cent discount on the total bill when dining. During the four-day promotion, diners can come for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and choose from an enticing menu filled with the flavours of Mediterranean and modern Greek cuisine. Available from Wednesday 25 to Saturday 28 August 2021, from 9am to 1am.

GO: Email or call (0)54 424 4999 for reservations and more information.

Peacock Alley at Waldorf Astoria DIFC

On the occasion of Emirati Women’s day, Waldorf Astoria DIFC will take guests on a journey from their spa to Peacock Alley. Marvel at the DIFC skyline while enjoying a generously crafted Emirati afternoon tea, coupled with a 30-minute bespoke spa treatment at The Waldorf Astoria Spa. Saturday 28 August, from 3pm to 6pm. AED 400 per person

GO: Call (0)4 515 9818 for reservations and more information.

YAVA at Wasl 51

Celebrate Emirati Women’s Day at YAVA restaurant, where all ladies will receive a complimentary handcrafted dessert of their choice when they purchase any main or breakfast dish. The dessert options include From Heaven (pistachio, lemon cream and berries), chocolate surprise (a chocolate dome served on a bed of cotton candy which can only be opened using warm chocolate sauce), Nutella Oreo cake, chocolate cheesecake, tahini soufflé and triple chocolate mousse cake. Saturday 28 August.

GO: Call (0)4 548 5733 for reservations and more information.


Six Senses Spa at Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai 

Book a 60-minute treatment at the Six Senses Spa this Emirati Women’s Day and receive a complimentary 15-minute extension. This offer is applicable for all ladies on Saturday 28 August.

GO: Call (0)4 512 5566 for reservations and more information.

Sofitel Spa at Sofitel Dubai The Palm

In celebration of Emirati Women’s Day, Sofitel Dubai The Palm offers ladies an unmissable spa deal this weekend. Ladies who visit the resort can avail of either a Knesko Gold Eye Mask and massage, Knesko Diamond Eye Mask and massage or Knesko Lip Mask and massage for AED 610 per person. Those availing of these treatments will be entitled to a complimentary 30-minute back, neck and shoulder massage. Available Friday 27 and Saturday 28 August, 

GO: Email or call (0)4 455 6677 for reservations and more information.

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre 

To honour the nation’s Emirati women, The Ritz-Carlton DIFC invites them to experience a luxurious getaway designed to make them feel like royalty. During the stay, guests will enjoy a complimentary breakfast along with a decadent afternoon tea, featuring a wide variety of speciality tea blends and sweet and savoury treats. Those seeking tranquillity can head to the spa and choose between a spa facial and body treatment, integrating restorative traditions from around the world with rituals native to the Middle East. Available Friday 27 August to Friday 3 September. Rates from AED 1,800++.

GO: Email or call (0)4 372 2555 for reservations and more information.


As a tribute to all the Emirati women who have uplifted the nation, Sugargram has launched a limited edition sleeve that says “7ABIBTI WE CAN DO IT!” This commemorative sleeve designed in a comic book style graphic has an Emirati woman in the iconic J. Howard Miller poster style of the early 1940s. Priced at AED 135, the box includes 25 assorted itty bitty cupcakes filled with a variety of nine flavours including red velvet, peanut butter jelly), Lotus, Oreo and many more.

GO: Follow @sugargram_me on Instagram for more information.

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