With International Women’s Day right around the corner, here at the ENTERTAINER we wanted to celebrate all things women. For this, we wanted to let all you ladies of the UAE know just where to go if you want to hang out with your girlfriends. From hour-and-a-half-long exceptional massages, to loading up your scones with clotted cream, here’s where you should head for your next date day/night with the girls.
For the ladies of Dubai
Experience utter bliss at Talise Spa
Location: Madinat Jumeirah
Estimated savings: AED 795
Set amidst the tropical landscapes of Madinat Jumeirah with unrivalled views of the Arabian Gulf and the iconic Burj Al Arab, this is one of the most soothing and picturesque locations to receive a 90-Min Balinese Massage. You and your girlfriend are just going to love it – especially as you get your massages 2 for 1! Take full advantage of the infra-red sauna, steam rooms and plunge pool while you’re there, too.
Work your best celeb impressions at Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai
Location: Pearl Jumeirah
Estimated savings: AED 250
If you want to feel like a celeb for the day then head to Nikki Beach. Featuring cutting-edge architecture, all white decor, and stylish ambience, Nikki Beach Dubai is an extravagant and luxurious experience to remind yourself that you’re in one of the most stylish cities in the world. Hang out with the girls in the pool – it’ll be a day to remember. Want some more ideas of where to spend your weekends on the water? We have a whole list here!
Dine in style at The Artisan by Enoteca Pinchiorri
Estimated savings: AED 120
Boasting 3 Michelin stars at their original restaurant in Florence, it’s easy to see why their Dubai branch has been named one of the top 15 Italian restaurants in the world (outside of Italy) by Vanity Fair. With the likes of spaghetti with Canadian lobster, datterino tomatoes and fresh basil, as well as roasted marinated lamb rack, Bronte pistachios, aubergine cream, fresh thyme and Taggiasca olives sauce on the menu, you won’t go hungry. Book in for a date with your best girl, and receive one of your main courses for free.
Get cooking with Culinary Boutique
Location: Jumeirah Beach Road
Estimated savings: AED 295/AED 395/AED 395
If you’d like to add to your skill set, and prepare for your next dinner party, choose your most creative friend and get cooking! Choose from an array of classes (all at 2 for 1), including the breakfast class, where you will learn to make Eggs Benedict, Chicken Avocado Toast, Banana and Yoghurt Granola, Chocolate Chip Muffins and Jasmine & Lime Iced Tea, or opt to try your hand at a few Mexican numbers, including Empanadas, Beef Tacos and Chicken & Chili Cheese Quesadillas. However, if Italian cuisine is more your thing, learn how to perfect homemade Pasta Dough, Pea & Feta Tortellini, Chicken & Foie Gras Ravioli and Tiramisu. So, whose is going to be the tastiest?
And the chicas of the capital
Feel sassy at Saadiyat Beach Club
Location: Saadiyat Beach Club
Estimated savings: AED 200
The king of all beach clubs and a haven from your usual busy schedule, Saadiyat Beach Club will make you and the ladies feel like VIPs. This exclusive club nestled away on the island of Saadiyat boasts out of this world luxury, top service, and beautiful natural surroundings. Built on a 39,500-square-metre site along the shores of the Arabian Gulf, this private beach club is your place to bask in the sun, take a dip in the stunning pool and treat yourself to a tasty bite at one of the signature restaurants. A true treat in every sense (and a steal with 2 for 1 offers).
Sink into a state of pure relaxation at Rayana Spa
Location: Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi
Estimated savings: AED 510
Melt tension away this month with an incredible 60-Minute Balinese or Swedish Massage, in a beautiful room overlooking the Arabian Peninsula. If you deserve some ‘me time’ this month, take the opportunity to book in for this treatment, and receive a second one completely free with your ENTERTAINER – saving you AED 510. (Who will be the lucky friend?)
Catch up over some Thai cuisine at Pachaylen
Location: Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara
Estimated savings: AED 160
Allow the very gorgeous Thai restaurant, Pachaylen, welcome you into the open kitchen and regal environment, with gold bronze screens providing you and your friends with a private dining space (and a royal touch). Choose from the likes of stir-fried Andamon scallops and tiger prawns with roasted chillies and fresh basil, or roasted marinated duck curry with lychee. Grab a big group of you, and make the most of your buy one get one free offers on main courses.
It’s all about the scones at Majlis
Location: Rosewood Abu Dhabi
Estimated savings: AED 150
Majlis in the Rosewood Abu Dhabi is every bit as impressive as you’d imagine. With an airy lounge featuring floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views of Abu Dhabi and a delicious afternoon tea full of roast beef sandwiches, macaroons and profiteroles, this is one of the finest ways to spend a couple of hours. But don’t take our word for it. Book in with your girlfriends and experience it for yourself!
And for when you’re between both Dubai and Abu Dhabi
Get working on that glow with a Tanning Session at MegaSun Lounge
Location: Various, including Business Bay, Dubai Media City & Jumeirah Beach Park Plaza (Dubai) and Deerfield Mall & Al Muroor (Abu Dhabi)
Estimated savings: AED 100
If you’d rather work on that glow indoors, step inside MegaSun Lounge, where you can jump into a multilevel tanning bed. Whether you want to feel a little more bronzed for an event coming up, or whether you just haven’t had the time to catch a few rays outdoors, book in now to receive buy one get one free offers on a Tanning Session with your App.
Whether you’d prefer to get pampered, welcome the sun on your skin, or feel posh with an afternoon tea, don’t forget to use your ENTERTAINER while out with your female friends. It’s the month to celebrate us, after all!