The UAE celebrates Mother’s Day on 21 March every year. While stores and restaurants across the Emirates have geared up to observe this day with special activities and offers, have you thought out your plans for Mother’s Day as yet?

Whether you’re a mum looking to enjoy a day out with your kids or if it’s the other way around – and you want to take your mother out for an evening of pampering, here are some ideas we have put together for you.

Mother’s Day in the UAE: Top things to do

A fun filled activity, a gourmet meal or a luxurious spa session – the options are many:

Category What Where Details Price
  • Go for a session of ‘jumping’ with your kids at 22,000 plus square feet of interconnected trampolines. Mothers get free access when they accompany their children.
Jump Boxx, Uptown Mirdiff Mall – Dubai
  • Activity on 21 March 2015.
  • All jumpers are required to buy rubber grip socks priced at AED 11.
  • Admission prices: AED 39 for kids aged between three to five years for one hour, AED 69 for all ages above five years for one hour, AED 59 for every extra hour.
  • Have your kids attend a “Supper Mummy” workshop, where they will learn to mold clay figures of you from a trained clay animator. The children’s clay masterpieces will be displayed at the Little Explorers Atrium for the whole week .
Little explorer, Mirdif City Centre
  • Your child attends two workshops of 45 mins workshop each. On 20 March 2015 the timings are 4 pm and 6 pm and on 21 March 2015 the timings are 3 pm and 5 pm.
  • Children must be 3 years and above.
  •  Workshop price is AED 120 per child.
  • Take a Careem ride at a 10% discount by using the promo code: MUMSRULE when you book your trip.
  • If you take five trips between March 16 and March 19 (until 5 pm), you can get a chance win a prize, worth AED 1,400.
  • The prize includes a family portrait shoot with The Studio worth AED 295, Careem rides to and from the shoot, a 10 inch print of your shots, a make-over by Dennie from Bareface, manicure vouchers from N.Bar and cupcakes.
  •  The cost of the Careem ride will depend upon the car you choose and your destination.
Spa & Beauty
  • Get a free hair treatment service when you book a paraffin based manicure and pedicure treatment.
Sisters Beauty Lounge The Village Mall, The Dubai Mall, Mirdif City Centre, Mall of the Emirates in Dubai and Al Bateen in Abu Dhabi.
  • Offer for 21 March 2015.
  • The manicure is priced at AED 185 and the pedicure costs AED 195.


Spa & Beauty
  • Get an Armani or Dolci gift with every 80-minute spa treatment.
Armani Spa 
  • Offer for 21 March 2015.
  • Treament price is AED 850.
Spa & Beauty
  • Get the all-organic Eve Lom Ultimate Cleanse facial voucher free with a 60 minute facial.
  • You can also opt for the ‘My Mum & I’ package of 105 minutes.
SensAsia Urban Spa located at the Emirates Golf Club, Palm Jumeirah and Downtown Dubai.
  • Offer valid until 30 April 2015.
  • Mother’s Day gifts will be received as the  ‘You’ve Got SensAsia’ vouchers.
  • The 60 minute facial costs AED 399.
  • ‘My Mum & I’ packages range between AED 799 to AED 1,499.
  • Mothers get a free classic pizza on purchasing an item from the children’s menu.
PizzaExpress restaurants across the UAE
  • Offer for 21 March 2015.
  • Children’s pizza prices start at AED 30.
  • Get a three course set menu for lunch or five course set menu for dinner at the Bord Eau restaurant.
Shangri-La hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi
  • Mother’s Day set menus by Chef Didier Quennouelle on 20 and 21 March 2015.
  • Lunch includes salmon and fennel panacota, roasted lamb and seabass filet. Dinner has brittany scallops, foie gras, poached wild seabass and smoked wagyu striploin.
  • Lunch prices start at AED 250 per person.
  • Dinner prices start at AED 600 per person.
  • Go for a Mother’s Day themed brunch with live food stations and free beach and pool access at Sofra BLD restaurant.


Shangri-La hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi
  • Offer for 21 March 2015.
  • Brunch prices start at AED 159 per person for food only and AED 195 per person with beverages.
  • Get a five course gourmet dinner with lobster, truffles and Chilean seabass while watching views of the Burj Khalifa and dancing fountains.
Bice MareSouk Al Bahar Dubai
  • Offer between 21 to 31 March 2015.
  • AED 450 per person.
  • Go for for a family buffet of Mediterranean food. Mothers get a free meal plus an entry to win in the lucky draw for a one night stay at the Novotel Suite.
365 restaurant at Novotel Dubai located in Al Barsha, Sheikh Zayed Road
  • Offer for 21 March 2015 from 12:30 am to 4 pm.
  • AED 150 per person for adults for food only.
  • AED 250 per person for adults with unlimited house sparkling beverages.
  • AED 75 per child up to the age of 12 years.

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Mother’s Day gifting options

Hunting for unique gifts you can buy for your mum this year? Check out some of these ideas:

What Where
Gift your mother a bunch of fresh handmade cosmetics such as ‘Yummy Mummy’ body conditioner starting from AED 30. Lush cosmetics
Buy her any one of the two signature perfumes specialist Mohammed Ne’emah has created for Mother’s Day starting from AED 300. Sephora stores across the UAE
If your mum is a fitness fan, you could get her a compact bike from Mini. The folding two wheeler comes with an air pump and detachable saddlebag in a lime green colour and is priced at AED 2,300. BMW showrooms across the UAE.
Buy a Mother’s Day pendant with your Emirates NBD card. From Farah & Jawaher Al Sharq for AED 700 or from Pure Gold Jewelers for AED 1,399.

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