Why limit celebrating Mother’s Day to just one day of the year? Here’s how to spoil the most important women in your life in the run up to March 21 all week long…
SUNDAY MARCH 14
If your mum loves both horses and yoga, this is one Mother’s Day treat she simply cannot miss out on.
Melia Desert Palm Dubai already hold a ‘Mental Wellness for Mums’ program every Sunday, which includes leadership programs and yoga around horses. But this Mother’s Day, they’re adding to the usual offering an exceptional package including yoga with horses, access to the gorgeous leisure facilities, and a healthy breakfast, all for just AED500 per person.
WATCH THE VIDEO: YOGA WITH HORSES MOTHER’S DAY EXPERIENCE AT MELIA DESERT PALM
Offering a sun-soaked day of yoga, a delicious breakfast and luxurious spa pampering, the Equine Yoga Experience is an out-of-the-ordinary gift that rejuvenates the body and soul – so much more fulfilling than a bunch of flowers and a box of chocolates!
We’re obsessed with everything created by luxury skincare line 111SKIN – so the thought of spending the day in The Spa Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah being lavished with new treatments from the acclaimed British skincare brand will no doubt top the wishlist of numerous mums across the city too!
The award-winning Spa is the first in the UAE to introduce the luxurious Celestial Black Diamond Sculpting, an exclusive body treatment using 111SKIN’s Celestial Black Diamond Intensive Collection to shape, smooth and saturate the skin with nourishment. Add that to the new collection of high-performing facials, including the rejuvenating 90-minute Celestial Black Diamond Non-Surgical Face Lift which strengthens, sculpts and tightens the skin, and the 90-minute Meso Infusion Hydration Therapy Facial, which promises to give severely dehydrated skin an instantly plumed and glowing complexion. Topped off with some award-winning SKIN111 goodies from the Spa Boutique, this is one heaven-sent Mothers Day pampering experience we’d happily accept any day of the year.
For more information or to make a reservation, book here.
TUESDAY MARCH 16
Koko Bay is celebrating UK Mother’s Day, on 14th March and UAE’s Mother’s Day, on 21st March by offering a complimentary glass of house grape with any main course from the extensive Koko Bay menu to all mums that dine with their kids.
One of our favourite spots to soak up the sun and enjoy the glorious view of the Dubai Marina skyline while topping up our tan, as an extra Mother’s Day bonus, all kids under the age of 12 celebrating their mum’s special day will receive a free meal from the Kid’s menu.
For more information and bookings, call 04 5723444
WEDNESDAY MARCH 17
Sofitel Dubai The Palm are offering ladies a special deal for the rest of the month– giving you the perfect excuse to spoil your mum on numerous occasions throughout March! For every woman who books a full body massage for AED299, you’ll also receive complimentary spa facilities, pool and beach access along with 30% discount on all F&B at the hotel on any week day.
Call 04 455 6677 to book.
Your Female Email
Gaggler your inbox for a 10% discount on your first order!
Dubai, globally renowned for its tourism appeal, presents a surprising array of hidden picnic spots that seamlessly merge nature’s tranquillity with the city’s vibrant allure. Beyond the iconic skyline and luxurious attractions, Dubai showcases a commitment to preserving culture and heritage. Diverse outdoor spaces have been created to offer a refreshing respite amidst the city’s hustle. There are plenty of places to enjoy a day with friends and family. Let’s explore the best outdoor spots in Dubai, where you can relax, unwind, and create fantastic memories.
Dubai Creek Park
Dubai Creek Park is the second largest park in Dubai. Spread across vast green lawns, the park offers stunning views of Dubai Creek, botanical gardens and an amphitheatre. Dubai Creek Park has many amenities like mini golf, go-karting and a vast playground for kids. It is the very first theme park for children. Children City and Dubai Dolphinarium are the major attractions of this park. You will witness traditional dhow boats gliding through the water. With children’s play areas and a cable car ride, Dubai Creek Park promises an enjoyable time for the entire family.
Jumeirah Beach Park
Jumeirah Beach Park offers stunning views of the Arabian Gulf. Home to a variety of attractions, including a playground, a barbecue area, and a water park, it offers plenty of shady spots to relax and picnic. Offering some beach sports for both children and adults, you come across beautiful tranquil spots as well.
A sprawling oasis spanning over 1,300 acres, this is located in the eastern part of the city, near the suburb of Al Khawaneej, about 16 km from the traditional centre of Dubai. This park boasts of lush gardens, vast open spaces, and tranquil lakes. It also has a train ride facility that tours the beauty of the park. Here, you can find designated picnic areas equipped with barbecue facilities, providing the perfect setting for an alfresco feast. For added adventure, you can explore the park’s cycling tracks, and horseback riding trails, and even take a stroll through the botanical gardens in the evenings.
Al Qudra Lake
An expansive Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve built to promote eco-tourism in Dubai, it features multiple artificial lakes, surrounded by dunes and fauna. The attraction gained popularity in 2015 for its authentic desert vibe and seclusion. It is a popular spot for fishing and water sports. The lake is surrounded by desert dunes, which provide a stunning backdrop for a break from the grind.
Spreading across an area of 45 football fields, it has three zones, namely, Techno Zone, Communications Zone, and Alternative Energy Zone. Situated in the shadow of Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, across 47.5 hectares, the park offers lush greenery, lakes, and picturesque gardens. With designated barbecue areas, ample seating spaces, and well-maintained lawns, Zabeel Park’s unique features, such as the Dubai Frame and the Dubai Garden Glow, add an extra touch of magic for residents and tourists.
Expanded to around 64 hectares of land, it is home to a variety of attractions, including a playground, a zoo, and a lake. There are also plenty of shady spots to relax and picnic.
Al Barsha Pond Park
If you are planning to escape from the city and spend some time in a peaceful residential area then this would be the right place for you. Al Barsha Pond Park is a small park located in the Al Barsha area of Dubai. It is home to a variety of attractions, including a playground, a pond, and a walking track. There are also plenty of shady spots to relax and picnic.
Al Mamzar Beach Park
Nestled along Dubai’s coastline, this pristine park features five beautiful beaches, extensive green lawns, and palm-fringed pathways. Picnic shelters, barbecue sites, and playgrounds are scattered throughout the park. Swim in the crystal-clear waters, play some beach volleyball, or simply relax on the sandy shores. Al Mamzar Beach Park offers a perfect blend of sun, sand, and picnic bliss.
These are just a few of the many great recreational spots in Dubai. With so many options to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect place to enjoy a day out with friends and family.
When deciding on a spot, consider the weather conditions for the day. If it’s scorching hot outside, opt for a location with ample shade to provide relief from the sun’s intense rays. Pack plenty of food and drinks, ensuring that you include items that will help you stay hydrated and energised in the heat. Bring a first-aid kit just in case. Lastly, remember to be responsible and respectful by cleaning up and leaving the park in the same pristine condition as when you arrived.
Going on a picnic is fun. Our team at Gaggler has some recommendations to make your family time enjoyable and to collect some of the precious moments.
Take a break from your bustling life with an Intention Setting Kit to enhance your productivity. Wear a Labradorite Bracelet to welcome your mind and heart for new ideas and thoughts. Going outdoors in Dubai may cause sweating so use UnderArm Sweat Pads to feel fresh and relaxed. Treat yourself to some Brownie Bossbabe Cookies for a healthy boost of energy. Staying hydrated is essential outdoors so don’t forget to carry a Rose Quartz Crystal Water Bottle for your 2 Litres of daily water intake.
Intention Setting Kit
As you embark on your picnic adventure in Dubai Creek Park, set your intentions for the day with an Intention Setting Kit. This kit includes items like a Patchouli Tealight, a Palo Santo Wood Stick, Frankincense Incense, a White Sage Stick, and a Clear Quartz Crystal. Use the guide provided to perform a DIY ritual and set your intentions for fresh starts and positive energy.
Incorporate crystals by wearing a Labradorite Bracelet when you decide to connect with nature. It is known for its purifying and enlightening properties. It helps to calm an overactive mind, open up new ideas, strengthen your aura, and rejuvenate your mind. A perfect accessory while taking a stroll in the Jumeirah Beach Park!
Stay fresh and confident throughout your day out with No Stain Underarm Sweat Pads. These disposable pads are easy to use and prevent sweat stains on your clothing. Simply place them on the inside of your garment to absorb sweat and avoid any embarrassing stains. Enjoy your time at the Mushrif Park without the fear of visible sweat marks.
Treat yourself to a delicious and nutritious snack with the Brownie Bossbabe Cookie. This soft-textured cookie is packed with cacao and dark chocolate, providing antioxidants and immune support. Indulge in the rich and powerful flavours perfect for your outdoor adventure at the Al Mamzar Beach Park.
Rose Quartz Crystal Water Bottle, known for its love, empathy, and healing properties can help nourish your heart, promote self-love and self-awareness, and attract love from others. Sip on crystal-infused water as you relax and enjoy your picnic in Safa Park Dubai.