Mothers Day is almost upon us and coincidentally, you might well have heard that British Mums has just turned 7 years old. To sing the praises of a British mum we are inspired by, motivated by, and impressed by every single day, we thought we’d push the boat out – and totally spoil YOU!
Whether you’re working long hours in an office – or staying at home with the children every single day – we know you always put your children’s happiness and wellbeing way above your own… You worry, you feel guilt, you sometimes doubt yourself and you often count the hours until bedtime, but whilst days can often seem long and exhausting, our children will eventually grow up – and will remember a brave, kind, and exceptional woman who raised them in this dusty, fabulous, and exotic part of the world.
To celebrate you this Mothers Day, we’re bringing you not just one, but 7 days of AMAZING Mothers Day treats and we hope you’ll agree that there’s something for everyone. From fabulous venues in the city that we know and love to fantastic offers that represent even better value, the chance to meet like-minded British Mums members and the opportunity to have fun – we hope you’ll RSVP quickly to secure your spots!
Happy 7 days of Mothers Day ladies! x
Day 1 – British Mums Edition of The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai Afternoon Tea
First up is the most fabulous place for Afternoon Tea – The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai who are getting ready to really spoil everyone with this very special event!
Set on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, with breathtaking views of the azure ocean and dazzling skyline, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai will be rolling out the red carpet on Friday 22nd March from 2pm until 5pm to celebrate Mothers Day – in some serious style that they’re known for!
In a very special, British Mums edition of The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai Quintessential Afternoon Tea experience, you’ll get to relax to the sound of the pianist in luxurious surroundings with an elegant buffet spread that features the best of British treats – and a much-deserved glass of bubbly too!
Ditch the kids (for one afternoon only) and gather up your friends, for this is a time to savour a blissful afternoon spent al fresco on the terrace or dining in grandeur indoors under sparkling chandeliers…. Chat away as you tuck into traditional British scones accompanied by lashings of Devonshire clotted cream, strawberry jam and lemon curd and choose your favourites from a selection of elegant sandwiches such as smoked salmon rilletes and roast beef, horseradish and caramelised onions – all complemented with a sweet assortment of chocolate truffles, macaroons and delicious light teacakes and more!
British Mums Afternoon Tea Experience at The Ritz Carlton, Dubai has an exclusive price of AED 99 per person (normally AED 305), which includes unlimited loose-leaf tea infusions and a wide range of coffees as well as bubbles on arrival!
What: British Mums edition of The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai Quintessential Afternoon Tea experience
When: Friday 22nd March from 2pm until 5pm
Cost: AED 99 all-in!
To book: Spaces are limited for this exclusive event, so if you’d like to reserve a table at one of the best spots in town, you’ll need to be quick! RSVP by clicking HERE
Day 2 – British Mums Exclusive Brunch Feast at Hillhouse Brasserie
If you saw all the buzz in the British Mums Dubai group about our amazing giveaway at Hillhouse Brasserie, then you too could get to experience why Dubai’s latest-and-greatest brunching spot, is the talk of the town!
Head for the hills for a jam-packed day full of fun (and all-important family feasting) where from noon until nightfall, the peeps from behind The Ivy will be serving up a totally British brunch (at a special British Mums price) in the form of Hillhouse Brasserie’s fantastic High Tea!
Sit indoors near all the foodie-action, luxuriate on the wraparound terrace (with a fantastic view of the Burj Khalifa BTW), sprawl out on the lawns on rugs and cushions, or take refuge in one of the garden teepee’s. In true brunch style, you’ll order small plates to start with such as Benedict with spinach, bacon & avocado, smoked salmon & scrambled eggs, shrimp cocktail with Marie Rose sauce, smoked duck salad with soy & lime dressing and there’s more….
Next, you’ll get to feast away from the hearty roast beef and lamb carvery that’s served with all the trimmings you’d expect from a great British roast. Finish up full-to-the-brim with a selection of desserts that are all A-MAZING.
We’d describe this High Tea brunch as having a chic, vintage, garden party kind-of-vibe with an a la carte concept. You can order what you like when you like, (and as much as you like) then drinks come on top. They serve up brilliant pitchers of cocktails such as Pimms and Aperol Spritz for AED 120 and a AED 180 bottle of Prosecco will always keeps nattering Mummy’s happy whilst there’s plenty that will keep Daddy’s smiling too!
Children aged 3 years and under dine free eating from the carvery, whilst 4 years and above order from the Kids Menu. Prices range from AED 10 for ‘The Ice Cream Shop’ to AED 45 for Beef or Chicken sliders with French Fries. There are plenty of firm-favourites for children but we think the Mini Jam doughnuts are a huge hit! Hillhouse Brasserie also has a children’s playground close-by along with a bouncy castle so there’s plenty to keep children busy whilst adults can relax.
What: Hillhouse Brasserie High Tea.
When: Saturday 23rd March from 12 noon until nightfall.
Cost: British Mums exclusive price of AED 195 for 2 adults (children 4 years and over can order from the Kids Menu whilst 3 and under go free)
To book: Spaces are limited for this fantastic brunch. To book a table for your crowd, RSVP HERE
Day 3 – British Mums Exclusive Breakfast & Beach Club at Hilton, Jumeirah Beach
The sun’s out and the temperature’s heating up which means it’s time to grab the sunnies, don your cozzie and hit one of Dubai’s best beach clubs, the Hilton, Jumeirah Beach for a much-deserved treat. To celebrate Mothers Day in true Dubai-style, we’ve teamed up with this fabulous, five-star resort where, for one day only, you can enjoy breakfast and a ‘Daycation’ with your children up to 12 years – for just AED 50 all-in! (Whaaaaaaat?!)
Under the umbrella or in the bright sunshine, you’ll start the day with a scrumptious breakfast (with your little ones if you bring them) served right by the beach. Offering a casual atmosphere, prompt service and stunning views of the pristine, private beach that awaits, Wavebreaker Beach and Grill will be serving piping hot coffee, freshly squeezed juices, and tasty breakfast treats.
Feet in the sand, drink in your hand, you’ll get to relax with complimentary access to Hilton, Jumeirah Beach’s newly extended beach club that will offer a blissful day of sandcastle-making, wave-breaking fun, striking views, and more. Catch some rays and enjoy unlimited access to Wavebreaker’s fantastic facilities for the entire day that also includes complimentary use of towels and showers.
The usual price for access to the Hilton, Jumeirah Beach beach club is AED 180 per adult and AED 90 for children 6 years and above (and that’s without breakfast!) This British Mums exclusive price of just AED 50 AED all-in means you can bring along your children (under 12 years) who will enjoy their breakfast and beach club access with you for next-to-nothing.
This offer is exclusively for British Mums members and you won’t find it anywhere else!
What: Breakfast & all-day beach cub access for British Mums member and your children
When: Sunday 24th March from 9:30 am until sunset
Cost: AED 50 all-in!
To book: Spaces are limited for this high-value event. Click HERE to RSVP
Day 4 – British Mums Snow Mums & Toddlers at Ski Dubai
Mark your diaries British mums for an action-packed Winter Wonderland and toddler-tastic snow fun in Dubai’s home-grown equivalent to Val-D’Isere – Ski Dubai!
To get you in the mood for having oodles of fun in the Middle East’s largest indoor ski resort for almost nothing, North 28 will be laying on an extravagant FREE breakfast – that your little ones will LOVE. At the entrance of Ski Dubai you’ll enjoy fantastic views of the Snow Park from this casual Alpine chalet restaurant as you tuck into a range of granola, avocado on toast, banana bread, bread baskets, croissants, coffee, tea, juices and more.
Then it’s time to swap the flip flops for your snow gear, as you change in to complimentary ski outfits, boots and protective helmets and venture into the cold of Dubai (but don’t worry, you’ll be toasty warm inside!) You’ll get to experience the very special Penguin March where you’ll learn all about the super-cute Gentoo and King Penguins and you’ll get to watch them going about their thing as they dive into icy waters.
Then you’ll have plenty of time to head into Ski Dubai’s fun-tastic Snow Park to explore the 3,000-square-metres of beautiful, fresh, white snow. Little ones will never have had so much fun as they delight in the unlimited access to rides including the super-fun Bobsled, Tubing Run, Snow Bumpers, Climbing Wall, and the Snow Plough Playground, not forgetting the brilliant Ice Cave. Please note that the Ski Dubai Snow Mums Event is suitable for children aged 2 years and above, (although mums with younger babies are welcome to join in breakfast) but please ensure your children are supervised by an adult in the Snow Park.
Be sure to bring your own hats, warm clothes and gloves, as it’s a chilly minus 1 degrees in there!
What: Breakfast with drinks, Ski Dubai Snow Park access, rides, an exclusive Penguin March experience & all snow outfits & boots for British Mums members and up to two children both to the age of 5 years and below. The third child or children aged 6-11 years will be charged at AED 25 each.
When: Monday 25th March 2019 09:30 until 13:00
Price: AED 50 all-in for Mum and up to 2 children age 5 and below. The third child or children aged 6-11 years will be charged at AED 25 each.
To book: As usual, spaces are limited! Please click HERE to RSVP
Day 5 – Ladies Night with Sharing Platters, Wine, Massages & Hotel Prizes at Jones The Grocer, Emirates Golf Club
On to day 5 of a week-long of British Mums Mothers days treats and this time it’s a ladies night with wine, food, a beauty twist and plenty of chances to win prizes!
Set at Jones the Grocer Emirates Golf Club this location’s pretty special if we say so ourselves, as it’s all about the lush green surroundings overlooking the greens and fairways. With both indoor and outdoor seating, this is the perfect spot to savour Jones’ nutritious (and ultra tasty) emporium of artisan cheeses, charcuterie and organically sourced goodies – and great news ladies; it’s fully licensed too!
With a glass or two of your favourite wine and with some great company too, you’ll receive their famous sharing platters of beef sliders, chicken sliders, wagyu croquette, courgette pizzeta, aubergine dips and marinated olives.
Designed to melt away the stresses of everyday life and take away any woes of your week, from 7-9pm you’ll also get to sample two blissful mini treatments from Sensasia Urban Spa. They’ll provide a brief oasis of calm and luxury away from the frantic pace of being a mum as their indulgent mini head massage and mini neck and shoulder massages combine Balinese grace, Japanese elegance and Thai charm.
If you fancy scooping a night away, there’ll be fantastic raffle prizes that are up for grabs – including a nights stay at Fairmont the Palm with breakfast for two with a round of night golf at the Faldo course for two people, you could win introductory golf lessons for two people at Peter Cowen Academy at Emirates Golf Club, or a much-needed 60-minute Essential Massage at SensAsia Urban Spa. How about a personal training session with Fit Lab at Emirates Golf Club for two people, or even an introductory a Padel tennis session for two people? There are loads of prizes being given away, and plenty going on!
To top off the evening, everyone attending will take away a Jones’ tea-riffic mug, one of their yummy bags of pasta with an Artisan pasta sauce, a treatment voucher from Project Beauty (who specialise in Margaret Dabbs mani/pedi’ , LVL lashes and loads of other fab brands) and many more!
What: Jones The Grocer food and drink, mini-massages from Sensasia plus prizes!
When: Tuesday 26th March 2019 from 7pm onwards
Cost: AED 75 all-in for two glasses of wine, a Jones Sharing Platter, a goodie bag of treats and a voucher to redeem at Project Beauty (with a value much higher!)
To book: RSVP for you and a friend by clicking the link here HERE
Day 6 – British Mums Exclusive Free Film Screening of Dumbo at Roxy Cinemas, City Walk
It’s time to relive our childhood British mums, (ahem, its time to take the kids), to a film that everyone will LOVE, as we’ve laid on a very special British Mums Mothers Day treat for you to watch Disney’s all-new grand live-action adventure Dumbo.
This is a film your family will LOVE as it re-tells the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished, and dreams take flight of course…
Circus owner Max Medici (played by the brilliant Danny DeVito) enlists former circus star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell.. swoon!) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for the cutest newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (played by Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland.
Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (played by Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets…
Held at the city’s most thrilling 74-seater Roxy Cinema in City Walk, all British Mums members and your children will not only receiving the film screening for FREE but you’ll also be receiving a complimentary soft drink and popcorn too…
This is a brilliant, brilliant, BRILLIANT film and a fantastic family event and as with all British Mums events places are strictly limited…
What: Free screening of Disney’s Dumbo at Roxy Cinema, City Walk.
When: Wednesday 27th March starting at 4pm prompt (be there for 3:45pm).
To book: RSVP by clicking HERE
Day 7 – British Mums Make-Overs by Be Bar’s Glam Squad
Last but not least in British Mums fabulous 7 days of Mothers day special events, we’re partnering with Be Bar, Dubai’s first LA-style Blow Dry Bar that’s in the heart of Umm Suqeim.
On Thursday 28th March, from 10am until 12pm, Be Bars’ Glam Squad will be transforming British mums to look picture-perfect as you choose from a variety of treatments in store – all at a snip of the regular price – hooray!
The Creative Director of Be Bar was trained by, and worked alongside one of Hollywood’s most iconic hairdressers. She spent years perfecting blow drys worn by some of LA’s most glamorous women and now you could be sporting the same lustrous locks by taking advantage of some seriously good offers!
Lets not mince our words here – we’re talking the gold standard of a blow dry experience as the Be Bar environment is like nothing else here in Dubai. Every detail of your busy lifestyle will be considered as they boost your confidence with finishing touches that allow your natural beauty to shine through. Whatever your hair type, they’ll transform your locks choosing from big, beautiful hair, full of oomph to make a serious impact, classic curls full of body, soft, enchanting waves for a modern, fairytale look, sleek, smooth looks that are highly sophisticated and high on shine, or tousled waves to give a relaxed, breezy, beach vibe. All their looks range from everyday, wearable styles for women on-the-go, to a range of speciality looks and up-dos for partygoers and special events.
Be Bar also offers a variety of A-MAZING up-do’s, braids and extension styling as well as classic and shellac manicures and pedicures, massages and threading too. All blow-dry styles are normally priced at AED 150 each with a slightly higher rate of AED 220 for ladies who are blessed with extra long or thick hair and require more time, but for this very special British Mums event, you’ll be paying just AED 50 for any wash and blow dry, braids, curls or dry styling, AED 15 for a 30 minute polish change for your hands or feet, and AED 23 for threading too!
Located in Umm Suqeim 1, on Jumeirah Beach Road next to the equally fab Hamptons Café, Be Bars’ motto is ‘’Be you. Shine true.’’ It’s easy to park on the street right in front of the salon and upon leaving, you’ll feel like a new woman, relaxed and looking a million dollars too!
What: Wash and blow dry, braids, curls, dry styling polish changes for hands and feet and eyebrow threading just for British Mums members
When: Thursday 28th March 2019 from 10am until 12pm
Cost: AED 50 for all hair-do’s listed above, AED 15 for a polish change and AED 23 for threading
To book: Choose the appointments you want by clicking this link
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