When you are a mother, there is nothing more precious than peace and quiet, a little ‘me time’, and some one-on-one attention – so we know first hand that mothers across the UAE will appreciate the gift of a pampering spa treatment when they wake up on Mother’s Day (while it’s March 21 in the UAE, if your mum is from the UK, it’s March 26, or from other countries such as India, the Philippines, South Africa or Australia, it’s May 14).


Mum’s Heavenly Unwind at Hiltonia Spa, Hilton Abu Dhabi

What she gets: Deep tension-relieving massage (concentrating on neck and shoulders), followed by an advanced Elemis Biotec facial. And for 90 minutes of spa time at under Dh600, the price is very reasonable indeed – especially when it all takes place in one of the most luxurious spas in town.

Price: Dh599 for 90 minutes

Available: Until March 31

To Book: 02 692 4324

Relaxed Mums at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

What she gets: The desert setting of Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa is hard to beat with its infinity pools, dunes and palm trees. The hotel is offering a weekday promotion with a full day’s access to the facilities, a lunchtime buffet at Al Forsan restaurant, and 50-minute traditional Balinese massage in the spa.

Price: Dh600 for a full day

Available: Until March 31

To Book: 04 809 6167

Mother’s Day at Armani/SPA, Armani Hotel Dubai

What she gets: There are few more glamorous spas to and this blissful 90-minute package includes a signature Crema Nera facial, a massage with hot and cold stones and a luxury silk wrap.

Price: Dh850 (with use of the facilities)

Available: Until March 31

To Book: 04 888 3282

Tribal Reconnect Aromatherapy Massage at TribeSpa, Dubai Marina

What she gets: We are big fans of TribeSpa – and its Mother’s Day packages are the ideal way to treat your mum without blowing the budget. This signature 60-minute aromatherapy massage is followed by a gift of a bracelet from the Tribal Love Collection.

Price: Dh250 for 60 minutes

Available: Until March 31

To Book: 800 87423

Natural Elements Spa & Fitness at Le Meridien Dubai

What she gets: With 50 per cent off treatments at this luxury spa, could there be a better way to spoil your mum? Yes, by treating yourself too! Take your pick from a selected spa menu throughout March – the package is valid every day bar Fridays.

Available: Until March 31

To Book: 04 702 2550


NStyle (locations across the UAE)

The deal: The Beauty and Bonding promotion at NStyle gives 25 per cent off on all services when a mum and daughter book their treatments together. March also sees Mummy Spa Packages from Dh240-Dh815. The salon has also partnered with Sapori di Bice (City Walk) for 20 per cent off the Mother’s Day set menu, and Bice Mare (Souk Al Bahar) for a free beverage and a dessert platter.

Available: Until March 31

To Book: 800 678953

Be Bar Blow Dry Bar

The deal: At Be Bar Blow Dry Bar throughout March, simply mention ‘I Love My Mum!’ when you book your mum in, and you’ll get a free service of equal or lesser value (and that includes blow-dries, braids, nails, treatments and massages). The perfect way to celebrate together!

Price: Blow-dries from Dh150, braids from Dh40

Available: Until March 31

To Book: 04 321 2348

Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah

The deal: How about escaping for a weekend of quality time with your mum in Ras al Khaimah? Every mum will receive a Dh500 voucher for use on any spa treatment when staying at the resort in April, which gives you the perfect incentive to book a visit ahead of time and surprise her with the news on Mother’s Day!

Price: One night stays start at Dh995 in a deluxe room

Available: April 1-30

To Book: 07 203 5555

Free nail art alert!

From Audrey Hepburn to Marilyn Monroe, The Nail Spa is celebrating influential women. Head to any UAE branch on Mother’s Day and you can add the Feminista Nail Art Collection to any treatment, free of charge.

Available: Until March 31

To Book: 04 321 2348

Softouch Spa, Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates

The deal: This Mother’s Day package will treat mum and adult or young daughter. Mum enjoys a slimming and firming massage, an anti-ageing facial and a gel manicure from Shellac while adult daughters have an aromatherapy massage and prescriptive facial; under-16s will get an express mani-pedi.

Price: Dh3,000 (with adult daughter); Dh2,000 (with a daughter under 16).

Available: Until the end of the year

To Book: 04 409 5909

SPA InterContinental, Dubai Festival City

The deal: At Spa InterContinental, mother and daughters will enjoy the spa’s signature treatment, a massage with antioxidant green tea to detoxify the body. And when you are both feeling suitably relaxed and refreshed, your mum will be handed a gift set from ESPA to carry on the pampering at home.

Price: Dh1,590 for 120 minutes (for two people)

Available: Until March 31

To Book: Call 04 201 1257 or email spa.icdfc@ihg.com