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34 ways to celebrate Emirati Women’s Day in the UAE

From afternoon teas to spa treatments, we’ve got it all.

This year marks the eighth 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.

Not only is it a day to honour and celebrate these fabulous women but do so in style. From mesmerising spa treatments to delectable high teas and or even some smashing fun (yes, you read that right!), we’ve curated a list of amazing offerings that’ll make your Emirati Women’s Day unforgettable. So gather your besties, your family, or just treat yourself like the queen you are and dive into these fantastic experiences happening all around the UAE.

Aamara

Blending Indian and Arabic flavours inspired by the ancient silk route, Aamara at voco Sheikh Zayed Road is giving away a free dessert to all the amazing women dining in. Get ready to dive into the heavenly Dulce Pannacotta, paired with the oh-so-tempting Katafi Pastry crowned with Cream Cheese Ice Cream. It’s time to celebrate and indulge in a lavish, mouthwatering sweet offering with your meal at Aamara.

GO: Visit http://www.aamara.ae for reservations and more information.

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Address Beach Resort

Prepare for a one-of-a-kind Emirati Women’s Day celebration at Address Beach Resort JBR. You get to experience an enchanting Perfume Making Masterclass with Oo La Lab, where you’ll craft your own signature scent. How cool is that? And that’s not all. Brace your taste buds for an afternoon tea that’s inspired by the essence of Emirati Women’s Day itself. AED 499 per person.

GO: Visit https://uae.oola-lab.com for reservations and more information.

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Address Fountain Views

Ready for a taste of sheer delight? Treat yourself to a Tea Time Flavours extravaganza that’s got it all. From scrumptious savouries to delightful desserts, this place has got your cravings covered. Imagine savouring Coffee Cinnamon Mousse, Mascarpone Rolls, and Crunchy Pistachio Flowers – just a sneak peek of the yumminess that awaits. And that’s not all, there’s an aromatic symphony of teas and coffees to sip on too. From Apricot Compote to luscious Lattes, they’ve got your afternoon cravings sorted. Swing by The Tea Lounge in Address Fountain Views and get ready for a summer treat that’s truly unforgettable this Emirati Women’s Day. AED 175 per person.

GO: Email dineatfountainviews@addresshotels.com for reservations and more information.

Address Fountain Views

Armani Hotel Dubai

With the Dubai Fountains as your backdrop, prepare for an afternoon of elegance and inspiration at Armani Hotel Dubai’s Lounge. From slow-cooked corn-fed chicken with sun-dried tomato pesto to maple-glazed roasted pumpkin with feta roll and “The Armani” white chocolate cheesecake with berries, indulge in a spread that’ll make your taste buds dance. And what’s tea without, well, tea? Sip on a variety of speciality brews and coffees this Emirati Women’s Day and enjoy a rendezvous of flavours and empowerment. AED 199 per person.

GO: Email restaurant.reservations@armanihotels.com for reservations and more information.

Armani Hotel Dubai

Boaz

If you’re craving a taste of Istanbul’s culinary magic, head to Boaz in City Walk for a delightful treat this Emirati Women’s Day. They’re rolling out the red carpet with a complimentary dessert spread that’ll transport your taste buds straight to Turkey. Picture Carrot Slice Baklava, Sutlac Traditional Rice Pudding, Trilece Milk Cake, velvety Chocolate Souffle, creamy Keskul Milky Pudding, and the irresistible Tahinli Kabak paired with Turkish Ice Cream. 

GO: Email restaurants@jumeirah.com for reservations and more information.


Bombay Bungalow

Bombay Bungalow is pulling out all the stops this Emirati Women’s Day with a complimentary treat – the Moong Dal Kunafa. Picture a blend of classic Indian dessert vibing with a cool Arabic-inspired twist, expertly crafted with split yellow mung beans and a generous cream cheese touch. The result? A medley of textures and flavours that’ll take your taste buds on a ride of pure delight. Every table of two gets a complimentary serving of Moong Dal Kunafa, while larger groups of three or more enjoy two to three servings of this exquisite dessert. So whether you’re honouring the women who rock your world or just having a great time with loved ones, Bombay Bungalow is your go-to spot for a flavorful celebration. 

GO: Follow @bombaybunglow on Instagram for more information.

Bombay Bungalow

Burj Al Arab

Dive into a treasure trove of delights at Sahn Eddar in Burj Al Arab. From tantalising sandwiches to exquisite pastries and homemade scones crowned with clotted cream and jams, you’ve got everything. And guess what? Emirati women are in for a sparkling treat. A complimentary glass of Gold Emotion — a non-alcoholic dazzler infused with sparkling apple juice and 24-carat edible gold flakes — awaits. Now that’s how you go big. AED 490 per person

GO: Email restaurants@jumeirah.com for reservations and more information.

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Butcha Turkish Steakhouse

If you’re in the mood for authentic Turkish dining, Butcha at City Walk has a special treat for you this Emirati Women’s Day. Indulge in the rich and savoury flavours of their steakhouse delights and enjoy a complimentary dessert that’ll make your taste buds dance with joy. From the classic Kunafa and irresistible Turkish Baklava to the creamy San Sebastian Baked Cheesecake and the flaky goodness of Turkish Katmer, the dessert selection is a true delight. It’s the sweet ending you deserve.

GO: Email restaurants@jumeirah.com for reservations and more information.

Butcha Turkish Steakhouse

Caesars Palace Dubai

With stunning sea views, chic design, and an air of timeless sophistication, The Lounge at Caesars Palace Dubai is the perfect setting to honour the incredible contributions of Emirati women. Your journey begins with an organic rooibos tea mocktail, setting the tone for a memorable afternoon. Pair your teas with delectable smoked salmon, coronation chicken, and cucumber sandwiches, and follow up with plain and raisin scones accompanied by signature jams and velvety Cornish clotted cream. Served on an Instagram-worthy golden tea set, this afternoon tea is a celebration of flavour, femininity, and finesse. AED 180 per person.

GO: Email dine@caesarsdubai.ae for reservations and more information.

Caesars Palace Dubai

Cafe Society

Kickstart your day with a tasty breakfast featuring an Emirati-style egg served with chapatti bread and delightful feta cheese, alongside classics like Toasted French Brioche and Chocolate Pancakes. And for lunch, gather your crew and dive into an array of mouthwatering dishes like Rigatoni, Filet Mignon, Brazilian Picadinho Carioca, Wagyu Beef Burger, and Grilled Norwegian Salmon. And if you’re craving dessert, Cafe Society is all about lip-smacking sweets. Indulge in the Rose & Strawberry Vanilla Cheesecake, savour the richness of Dark Chocolate Ganache Macaron, and finish off with the oh-so-special Chocolate Dulce De Leche. And that’s not even the best part because you get 50 per cent off at Cafe Society this Emirati Women’s Day.

GO: Email info@cafesociety.ae for reservations and more information.

Cafe Society

Carine

As a token of appreciation, Carine is rolling out a special handpicked menu and a beautiful rose during lunch. The celebrations kick off with a fruity mocktail on the house and then, it’s a feast fit for royalty. Imagine grilled tiger prawns with apple-harissa relish, confit duck leg with roasted potato and caramelised endives, and spinach ricotta ravioli with tomato sauce. Each dish, crafted with love and passion by the talented chefs, is a dance of flavours that’ll make your taste buds do a happy jig. And there’s a sweet ending too: a to-die-for dessert that’s too good to share.

GO: Email reservations@carine.ae for reservations and more information.

Carine

Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, Abu Dhabi

Immerse yourself in either the divine Le Hammam Maroc or the rejuvenating Oriental Essence – both 60-minute spa treatments that’ll have you floating on a cloud at Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, Abu Dhabi. Afterwards, an exquisite Afternoon Tea awaits, featuring local delights, French pastries, and premium tea leaves, all served with an extra sprinkle of tranquillity and calm. AED 750 per person.

GO: Email moauh-spa@mohg.com for reservations and more information.

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental

Farzi

Swing by Farzi in either Mall of the Emirates or City Walk for a day dedicated to celebrating amazing Emirati women. A two-tier stand brimming with delectable treats such as flavour-packed golden samosas and creamy rasmalai to classic tea cake awaits your arrival — all accompanied by a pot of aromatic Karak Chai. Get ready to be wowed by Dahl Sev Puri, Bombay Bhel, warm carrot and walnut tea cake and the stunning rose cake infused with Emirati flair. It’s the ultimate indulgence for a special day. AED 149 for two people.

GO: Visit https://farzidubai.com for more information.

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Fouquet’s Dubai

From sweets to savouries, Le Gouter du Fouquet’s Afternoon Tea experience is crafted exclusively to honour Emirati Women’s Day. Paired with breathtaking views of the Burj Khalifa, the pastry chefs here promise to take the experience up a notch with three delectable desserts, including a chocolate perfume bottle filled with hazelnut praline, a chocolate handbag filled with almonds, and a macaron adorned with a beautiful motif, housing raspberries and vanilla cream. Homemade mini pastries and cakes, macarons, hazelnut fudge, chocolate, caramel, and lemon meringue tarts, and plain and raisin scones are all part of the experience, complemented by clotted cream and Fouquet’s jam. AED 390 for two people.

GO: Email reservations-dubai@fouquets.com for reservations and more information.

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Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection

Grab your girl squad and hit up Acacia Lounge at Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection for an Afternoon Tea that’s pure sophistication. This two-for-one offer lets you dive into a feast of classic delights. From traditional scones to oh-so-delectable sandwiches and heavenly cakes, you’re going to love it here. And don’t even get us started on the hot beverages and the mesmerising tea collection. AED 195 for two people.

GO: Call 04 399 5000 for reservations and more information.

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Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown

Immerse yourself in creativity and culture with their Artful Afternoon Tea experience at Hotel Indigo Dubai. This unique offering lets you savour a delectable Afternoon Tea paired with an exclusive art tour. Dive into the vibrant world of art with over 200 captivating artworks by renowned artists like Ahmed Almahri and Zahra Gulraiz. Explore at your own pace via the ARTin Hotel Indigo mobile app or opt for an exclusive guided tour with the art expert Astrid Lesuisse. It’s art, culture and indulgence all wrapped up in one unforgettable experience. AED 125 for two people.

GO: Visit www.hotelindigodubai.com for more information.

Hotel Indigo

JA Hatta Fort Hotel

Get ready to be pampered like the queens you are at JA Hatta Fort Hotel this Emirati Women’s Day. If you’re in the mood for some spa magic, dive into a 30-minute aromatherapy massage and imagine the soothing scents of lavender, lemongrass, and sweet almond whisking you away into relaxation heaven. You’ll be treated to a complimentary beverage and scrumptious Emirati delights after the massage. And the celebrations don’t stop there. As the sun sets, you can enjoy a ladies-only nighttime swim under the stars in the pool, surrounded by the majestic Hatta mountains. AED 95 per person

GO: Email reservations@jaresorts.com for reservations and more information.

JA Hatta Fort Hotel

Jumeirah Al Naseem

Get ready to be wowed by a limited-edition treat at Jumeirah Al Naseem’s Al Mandhar Lounge, offering a traditional afternoon tea experience. A flower-shaped Cake with layers of raspberry and rose marmalade dancing with an almond crunch, will be up for grabs this Emirati Women’s Day. Elegantly shaped like a bloom, it’s not just a cake, it’s an edible work of art that’ll make your taste buds sing. Pretty cool we think. AED 245 per person

GO: Email restaurants@jumeirah.com for reservations and more information.

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Jumeirah Al Qasr

Imagine being in the lap of luxury at Al Fayrooz Lounge in Jumeirah Al Qasr, soaking in breathtaking views of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Drumming up a feast for the senses is the limited-edition Strawberry Signature dessert, featuring fresh strawberries, a luscious ‘Tahiti Diplomate’ cream, and a velvety whipped Chantilly Cream on almond shortbread. AED 60

GO: Email restaurants@jumeirah.com for reservations and more information.

Al Fayooz Lounge

Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Get ready for a limited edition spread of local-inspired sweet and savoury delights that have been carefully crafted to perfection at Pearl Lounge, nestled in the lobby of the ever-popular Jumeirah Beach Hotel. You’re in for a treat with an extensive selection of teas and coffees that’ll keep you sipping happily. And every cup of tea or coffee comes with a surprise – a complimentary Emirati Women’s Day macaron! It’s time to savour the flavours and celebrate the day in the most delectable way. AED 210 per person

GO: Email restaurants@jumeirah.com for reservations and more information.

Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Jumeirah Mina A’Salaam

Embrace Emirati Women’s Day with a touch of Parisian flair at the Afternoon Tea by Margaux, hosted in the tranquil embrace of Al Samar Lounge in Jumeirah Mina A’Salaam. Imagine savouring a meticulously crafted selection of savoury treasures and exquisite pastries, each a culinary masterpiece, perfectly paired with a range of black, green, and white teas. And as you indulge, let your eyes feast on the majestic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and the scenic waterways of Madinat Jumeirah. It’s not just tea, it’s a rendezvous with Parisian luxury, a dance of flavours, and pure relaxation – all harmoniously set in the lap of Dubai’s beauty. AED 240 per person

GO: Email restaurants@jumeirah.com for reservations and more information.

Al Samr Lounge

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

Sultan’s Lounge at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is rolling out the red carpet – or should we say, the scrumptious spread – exclusively for 20 lucky bookings. Imagine savouring the likes of Beef Pastrami, Chicken Coronation, and Egg Mousse sandwiches, followed by a parade of decadent delights like Opalys Chocolate Cheesecake, Strawberry Rose Cake, and Chocolate Tart. And of course, what’s a royal feast without freshly baked scones, aromatic coffee, and fragrant tea? You get it all here — like a Sultan-ah. AED 199 for two people.

GO: Email restaurants@jumeirah.com for reservations and more information.

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Kata

With Barbie just having been released in the UAE, what better way to celebrate Emirati Women’s Day than with a touch of pink? Kata is offering an exclusive Pink Roll throughout this month for those who dare. This creation, crafted with absolute precision, is a delightful medley of salmon, prawn tempura, and avocado, enhanced by a secret ingredient. And the presentation? Adorable alert! It arrives on a balloon-shaped plate that’s almost too cute to eat. And to complete this picture-perfect combo, KATA’s Mixologist has whipped up the Barbie Fizz – a shimmering, refreshing drink fit for the real-life Barbies out there. AED 85

GO: Email reservations@kata.ae for reservations and more information.


Ladurée

For this Emirati Women’s Day, picture a unique and oh-so-delicious Ladurée experience, fit for queens. The renowned Parisian patisserie is turning up the sweetness with an offering that’s simply tantalising. Brace yourselves for a box of 12 exquisite signature macarons, each flaunting distinct flavours. This special collection is a true ode to the inspiring women of the UAE, making it the perfect treat. So whether it’s about indulging yourself or honouring someone extraordinary, Laduree’s tiara collection promises an unforgettable, regal experience that’ll have you saying, “Macarons, please!” AED 210 for a box of 12 macarons.

GO: Visit www.laduree.ae for more information.


LDC Kitchen + Coffee

Every wonderful lady stepping into LDC venue will be treated to a mouthwatering date scone. Bursting with the rich flavour of dates and a touch of tradition, it’s a delightful treat that says, “Hey, fabulous ladies, you deserve the best!” And these scones are the perfect match for a freshly brewed cup of tea or coffee. But here’s the icing on the cake (or should we say scone?) – they come with a generous dollop of luxurious clotted cream. It’s a celebration that brings together flavour and tradition in the best way possible.

GO: Follow @ldckitchen on Instagram for more information.

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Lebanese Terrace

Spice up your day with a three-course set menu that’s a tribute to the vibrant flavours of the region. From hot and cold starters that tickle your palate to authentic main dishes that’ll transport you straight to the Levant, they’ve got it all covered. And let’s not forget the Emirati desserts and refreshing drinks like karak tea and mint lemonade – the perfect companions to your meal. Whether it’s lunch or dinner, gather your loved ones for an unforgettable culinary adventure. AED 395 per person

GO: Visit moauh-reservations@mohg.com for reservations and more information.

Lebanese Terrace

One&Only The Palm

Inspired by the strength and beauty of Emirati women, get ready to embark on the Path to Calm ritual. This two-and-a-half-hour indulgence is a haven of self-care. Two luxurious treatments will be meticulously crafted to pamper your mind, body and soul. The Dubai Harmony treatment kicks things off, gracefully blending hot and cold temperatures to revitalise your skin and melt away stress. Then, brace yourself for the Orchidee Imperial Prestige Face Treatment, inspired by the tenacity of orchids. Expect radiant, velvety skin that’ll have you glowing from within. AED 1600 per person.

GO: Visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com for reservations and more information.

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Raffles The Palm Dubai

Make your way to Raffles The Palm Dubai and embark on a luxurious journey at the FACT Award winning Cinq Mondes Spa. Start with a 30-minute Oud Back Massage followed by a 60-minute Henna Body Scrub and access the spa’s grand facilities, including the majestic hammam and a lavish indoor swimming pool. But that’s not all. Experience the signature Royal Afternoon Tea at the regal Bluthner From Pin Wheel Salmon and Cream Cheese sandwiches to Mini Chicken Tartine and more, every bite is a delight. Traditional British Warm Scones with Strawberry Preserve and Cornish Clotted Cream, and patisserie gems like Chocolate Tacos, Pistachio Choux Puff, and Mango Tart are also up for grabs. AED 599 per person

GO: Visit www.rafflesthepalmdubai.com for reservations and more information.

Cinq Mondes

TABŪ

Get ready to dive into a zero-waste extravaganza at TABŪ this Emirati Women’s Day. Picture a tantalising five-course menu filled with culinary magic, where you can pick five scrumptious dishes out of nine mouthwatering options. Think Salmon Croquettes, Toothfish Skewers, and Slow Braised Wagyu Beef Short Ribs. What’s extra cool? This menu is all about sustainability, using trimmings and irregular ingredients that usually go to waste. And while you savour these delights, prepare to be wowed by Tabu’s August of Thrills show featuring acrobatics, hand balance, and aerial acts. AED 300 per person.

GO: Email reservations@tabudubai.com for reservations and more information.

TABŪ

The Artisan

The Artisan is all set to celebrate the art of Italian cuisine in style this Emirati Women’s Day. From Sea Bream Carpaccio to zesty Insalata Rucola, Pere E Noci, and the comforting Spaghetti Alla Norma – every dish is an ode to Italy’s culinary heart. And the cherry on top? A delectable Chocoa shortbread with salted caramel ice cream, Crostata Al Cioccolato, that’s the sweetest finale. And as a big thank-you to all the wonderful ladies, The Artisan is offering a complimentary drink. It’s a tribute to the spirit and achievements of Emirati women, blending modern elegance with cultural richness. AED 135 per person.

GO: Visit www.theartisan.ae for more information.

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The Nice Guy

Get ready for a sweet surprise at The Nice Guy because you’re getting a complimentary serving of the eatery’s iconic milk & cookies dessert to cap off your meal. This dessert isn’t just about indulgence, it’s a taste of comfort and togetherness and a reminder of life’s simple joys. Plus, the restaurant wants to thank you for being truly exceptional this Emirati Women’s Day. So make your dining experience unforgettable and head to The Nice Guy. Or be an actual nice guy and take your lady love to a special night out here.

GO: Email reservations@theniceguydubai.ae for reservations and more information.

The Nice Guy

The Smash Room

Looking for an unconventional way to celebrate Emirati Women’s Day? Look no further than The Smash Room – your ultimate destination for an adrenaline-packed adventure. They’ve rolled out a special package just for you, aptly named The Fierce and Fabulous. Embrace your inner warrior and let loose as you unleash your strength while having a blast. As part of the package, you get to smash one printer and 30 glass items. AED 199 per person

GO: Visit www.thesmashroom.com for more information.

The Smash Room

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

Pamper yourself with a luxurious spa session at Iridium Spa and drift into relaxation heaven. The Hydration Rose Body Wrap is a dreamy journey that uses the magic of real fresh roses to leave you glowing and confident. With a detoxifying balm, a layer of nourishing Roses de Sucre cream, and expert therapist care, you’ll emerge refreshed and energised. Your celebration continues with a charming Afternoon Tea at The Drawing Room with views of the tranquil Arabian Gulf. Dive into delicate sandwiches, delectable cakes, golden pastries, and freshly baked scones – all curated to perfection. Pair them with your choice of fresh loose-leaf teas or artisanal coffees for an indulgence that’s second to none. AED 699 per person

GO: Email iridium.saadiyat@stregis.com for reservations and more information.

The St. Regis Saadiyat

Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens

Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens is rolling out the red carpet – or should we say dessert tray – by offering you scrumptious desserts absolutely free of charge for one whole day. And you’ve got choices, lovely ladies. Whether you’re into edgy pan-Asian vibes at LAH LAH or love the trendy neighbourhood atmosphere at Social Company, your complimentary dessert awaits. All you need to do is order a main course, and the sweetness is on the house.

GO: Email lahlah@jumeirah.com for reservations and more information.

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