15 ways to celebrate Emirati Women’s Day in Dubai
Commemorate Emirati Women’s Day with afternoon teas, dining deals, spa offers and more.
This year marks the seventh annual Emirati Women’s Day celebration. Launched by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Al Ketbi, the wife of the late Sheikh Zayed and Mother of the Nation in 2015, the date was chosen due to the founding of the UAE’s General Women’s Union, which launched on 28 August. Here are 15 ways to commemorate the occasion in style.
Celebrate Emirati Women’s Day with an assortment of themed cakes and savoury treats, complemented by a range of custom-blend premium loose-leaf teas. Gather with your loved ones as you take in the luxurious surroundings of Address Boulevard’s chic Lobby Lounge. Sunday 28 August, from 2:30pm to 6pm. AED 250 for two persons.
GO: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04 561 8888 for reservations and more information.
Bulgari Resort Dubai
The luxurious Bulgari Resort Dubai will offer a special Afternoon Tea in its beautiful Lobby Lounge to celebrate Emirati Women’s Day. Expect coffee and tea from across the globe and a selection of the finest Bulgari pastries. Sunday 28 August, from 3pm to 6pm. AED 300 per person.
GO: Email email@example.com or call 04 777 5433 for reservations and more information.
Give in to your sweet cravings with a visit to Godiva, the chocolate specialists at Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR. Savour an afternoon tea at the home of Belgian chocolate and sample some of the famous Godiva masterpieces in this picturesque café. Sunday 28 August, from 3pm to 6pm. AED 179 for two people.
GO: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04 520 0000 for reservations and more information.
Palazzo Versace Dubai
Dubai’s fashion-forward hotel celebrates Emirati Women’s Day with a high tea featuring a selection of tempting Emirati delights. The afternoon tea embraces the flavours of the Emirates through curated savoury and sweet bites presented in opulent Versace style. Expect rose apricot tartlet, saffron cream with pistachio basbousa and Arabic coffee while overlooking the waters of Dubai Creek. Sunday August 28, from 10:30am to 7pm. AED 360 per stand.
GO: Email email@example.com or call 04 556 8805 for reservations and more information.
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm joins the UAE in celebrating Emirati Woman’s Day with a curated afternoon tea. Enjoy a variety of Emirati-inspired treats along with unique Newby tea blends. Available 20 to 28 August, from 2pm to 5pm. AED 225 per stand.
GO: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04 275 4444 for reservations and more information.
Surrounded by glamorous interiors, Café Society is a dreamy spot to celebrate Emirati Women’s Day. Guests can embark on a culinary journey for breakfast, lunch or dinner while choosing from an enticing menu featuring toasted French brioche, chocolate pancakes, eggs Benedict, filet mignon, wagyu beef burger, grilled Norwegian salmon, mushroom lasagna, sushi and sashimi. The restaurant will offer a 50 per cent discount on the entire menu for ladies on Sunday 28 August.
GO: Visit https://cafesociety.ae or call 04 318 3755 for reservations and more information.
Eunoia by Carine
Eunoia by Carine will celebrate Emirati Women’s Day with a sumptuous breakfast feast. Surrounded by elegant interiors and spectacular sea views, ladies can enjoy delicious signatures dishes crafted by chef Izu Ani, such as eggs royale, French toast, shakshuka and a bakery basket filled with delicate viennoiseries. The offer includes bottomless breakfast dishes, in addition to free-flowing hot and cold beverages (teas, coffees, fresh juices, and water). Available on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August, from 7am to 11am. AED 99 per person.
GO: Call 04 302 1241 for reservations and more information.
This Emirati Women’s Day, the FACT award-winning Marea is introducing a specially curated three-course lunch menu to celebrate the occasion. The exclusive menu offers three courses, allowing ladies to enjoy a choice of a starter, main course and a refreshing strawberry sorbet to end the meal. Available from Sunday 28 August to Sunday 3 September. AED 99 per person.
GO: Call 04 583 6366 for reservations and more information.
The Crossing presents diners with a modern dining space featuring potted greenery, colourful tiled floors, gold accents and leather seating. An appealing menu features food from the Rajput kitchens, hidden gems from northeast India and robust yet straightforward recipes from India’s coastline. Those dining on Emirati Women’s Day will be rewarded with a free gift hamper curated by the venue upon providing proof that they are an Emirati national.
GO: Visit https://crossingtherestaurant.com for reservations and more information.
Calm the mind and retreat into the FACT award-winning relaxation sanctuary at Armani Hotel Dubai this Emirati Women’s Day. Relax with 90 minutes of Arabian-inspired relaxation, inhale the traditional scents of rose and oud with a soothing body wrap, followed by the fragrant pairing of sandalwood and bergamot and our special candle massage. Available from 26 to 28 August, from 9am to 10pm. AED 999 (90-minute treatment).
GO: Email email@example.com or call 04 888 3282 for reservations and more information.
The SPA at Palazzo Versace Dubai
Spoil yourself this Emirati Women’s Day with a powerful anti-ageing treatment at a one-day-only special price. The Precious Facial at The SPA combines high-performance ingredients to provide a real-life “camera filter” effect, masterfully combining rose, gold, and platinum ampoules with infusion techniques to invigorate, plump, and firm the skin. Sunday August 28, from 11am to 10pm. AED 500 (75-minute treatment).
GO: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04 556 8750 for reservations and more information.
The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm
Inspired by the Iridium Room of St. Regis New York, The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm’s Iridium Spa offers rejuvenating experiences targeting the mind, body, and soul to ensure a sensorial escape for its guests. To commemorate Emirati Women’s Day, ladies can avail a 25 per cent discount across all treatments, including the Caviar Body Ritual. A full body cleanse using Rarity body soap, formulated with the finest ingredients such as pearl, caviar, gold, diamond, platinum, ruby, sapphire, and meteorite. Available on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August, from 10am to 10pm.
GO: Visit stregisdubaithepalm.com or call 04 218 0140 for reservations and more information.
Al Habtoor Polo Resort
Al Habtoor Polo Resort has an enticing offer this Emirati Women’s Day, with all rooms and villas discounted by 25 per cent. To add to the sense of occasion, guests can indulge in a relaxing spa treatment and enjoy a 25 per cent discount at the same time. To top off the weekend, all food and beverages, including the Argentinian-inspired Grill Pit, British-style pub Horse & Hound, and the exquisitely furnished Equestrian Lounge, will also offer a 25 per cent discount all weekend. Available between Friday 26 and Sunday 28 August.
GO: Email email@example.com or call 04 435 4496 for reservations and more information.
Available until the end of August, Sugargram will offer a beautiful Emirati Women’s Day-themed cupcake box for the occasion. This box is designed with line art of a woman’s face wearing a floral crown covered in gold foil. Not only do these tiny cupcakes have a beautiful Emirati Women’s Day cover to seal them in, but they also welcome a brand-new flavour of the month – Coconut Chanel. AED 135 (a box of 25) or AED 300 (a box of 50).
GO: Call 056 242 3435 for orders and more information.
The Cake Boutique
The newly launched Cake Boutique at Waldorf Astoria DIFC will celebrate Emirati Women’s Day with a five-layered honey and buttermilk sponge cake from cake artist Beth Lauren. The UAE-inspired sweet masterpiece features tasteful gold detailing and a bloom of white petals, taking inspiration from the shimmering city of Dubai. A decadent filling of Swiss meringue buttercream, rich whipped cream cheese, and vanilla bean brings the layers together, revealing a surprise UAE flag once the cake is cut. Available from 26 to 28 August. AED 560.
GO: Visit www.thecakeboutiquedifc.com for orders and more information.