Father’s Day is right around the corner, and there’s no better time to celebrate the man behind those numerous bad-dad jokes.
Thankfully, a number of Dubai venues are here to help you do exactly that. Whether you're thinking of treating your father to a good old-fashioned roast dinner or a spot of pampering, here's a look at some of the offers on and leading up to June 21.
The modern Japanese pizzeria is giving away a round of desserts for guests who stop by for a celebratory meal with their old man or son on Sunday, June 20. So, once you're done with Neopolitan pizzas, you can tuck into a dessert such as the matcha molten brownie, hakata or lotus cheesecake and taiyaki, a classic Japanese street-food dessert that features a fish-shaped cake, filled with three secret chocolate sauces. It's a sweet way to cap off that special meal with dad.
Sunday, June 20; noon to midnight; Building 8, Dubai Design District; akibadori.com
Beluga Restaurant & Lounge
If your father loves all things chocolate, this might pique interest. Those dining at the French restaurant on Father's Day can get a complimentary Chocolate Discovery, a decadent dessert comprising fondant chocolate and chocolate fudge topped with chocolate ice cream. There's a minimum spend of Dh200 to avail of the offer.
Monday, June 21; 1 pm - 11 pm; Mandarin Oriental Jumeira; 043408882
Bread Street Kitchen
Treat dad to a classic roast lunch, and he will also enjoy a traditional British trifle on the house. The Bread Street Kitchen roast includes sirloin of beef, lamb or chicken, with all the trimmings, making this a hearty affair.
Sunday, June 20; noon to 3pm; Dh135 per person; Atlantis, The Palm; atlantis.com
To remind your dad of what a boss he is, Black Tap is offering a special Father’s Day burger, available from Sunday to Wednesday, June 20 to 23.
The Boss Burger is a double bacon cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and special sauce. For Father's Day, dads can tuck into this monster creation as well as a drink, for Dh99.
Sunday to Wednesday, June 20 to 23; Dh99 for the Boss Burger with a drink; Jumeirah Al Naseem and Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR; blacktapme.com
The Blacksmith Dubai
Dine with the family at the venue on Father's Day and dad gets to enjoy a "cowboy" steak, on the house. The steak comes grilled to perfection, served with steak fries and featuring a delicious BBQ sauce, making it a meal to remember.
Monday, June 21; 5pm-2am; free steak for dad when dining with the family; Wyndham Dubai Marina; Wyndham Dubai Marina
Casa de Tapas
It’s never too late to learn something new, which is why Casa de Tapas’ chef, Juan, is having a special Father’s Day cooking class. Dads can learn how to make chicken croquettes, seafood paella and chocolate mousse. They can also invite their partner to try the meal they cooked (if they dare). The package also includes two drinks.
Monday, June 21; 5pm-7pm; Dh225; Park Hyatt Dubai; hyatt.com
The salon, located in Dubai Media City, is holding four days of offers to pamper dad. On Friday and Saturday, June 18 and 19, all dads (and dads-to-be) that book a haircut will get a free facial, worth Dh80.
On Sunday and Monday, June 20 and 21, dads are encouraged to bring in their little ones, who will get a free trim for every adult haircut purchased. It's an ideal way to clock in some bonding time.
Friday, June 18 to Monday, June 21; offers valid on purchase of an adult haircut; Arjaan by Rotana, Dubai Media City; cgbarbershop.com
If the plan is to spend some quality time with dad, with sun, sea and sand, Cove Beach is your place. The venue is offering a complimentary cabana or sun lounger (subject to availability) all day on Father’s Day, as well as 20 per cent off the final bill.
Monday, June 21; Cove Beach at Caesars Palace, Bluewaters Island; covebeach.com
Couqley French Bistro
If dad loves steak, look no further because Couqley French Bistro has teamed up with Deliveroo to offer its famous steak frites for a special price for two days only. On Sunday and Monday, June 20 and 21, you can order in the tender steak, with signature sauce and chunky fries, for Dh39.50. The order also comes with a card with foodie dad jokes to chuckle at over your meal, while fathers will receive a pop quiz to test their children on how well they know them.
Sunday and Monday, June 20 and 21; Dh39; order via Deliveroo
Dubai Creek Academies
For the more active dad, Dubai Creek Academies is holding a complimentary golf, tennis, padel tennis and boxing clinic on Monday, June 21. Simply book them a spot, and they will be introduced to the respective sports, with insights from the professionals, including former World Boxing Champion Paul “Silky” Jones.
Monday, June 21; tennis clinic 5pm-6pm; golf, padel and boxing clinic, 6pm-7pm; Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club; Golf.Academy@hyatt.com
Eeten Urban Kitchen
The popular all-day eatery in Dubai Marina Mall is giving away a complimentary specialty coffee as well as their their signature French toast to all dads who order a main on Father's Day.
Monday, June 21; 8am-midnight; www.instagram.com/eeten.urban/?hl=en
Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen
The celebrity chef-helmed restaurant at Caesars Palace Dubai is celebrating Father’s Day with a traditional roast feast. On Saturday and Sunday, June 19 and 20, the “ultimate Father’s Day feast” offers the choice between roast beef, lamb, corn-fed chicken and a vegetarian Wellington, with all the trimmings – think seasonal veggies, Yorkshire pudding and a dessert.
Moreover, every dad in attendance gets the chance to win prizes such as pool and beach day passes, Qua Spa vouchers and afternoon tea at The Roman Lounge. The meal also includes complimentary access for all guests to Caesars Palace Dubai’s private beach for a post-lunch dip in the sea.
Saturday and Sunday, June 19 and 20; Dh195 for roast and dessert; Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen, Caesars Palace Dubai; caesars.com/dubai
For the health-conscious dad, new online brand Hayawiia has launched a number of Father’s Day hampers. There’s the “Chef Dad” hamper, which will allow the gourmand to experiment with ingredients such beetroot spaghetti and walnut oil; a “Fitness Dad” hamper, with everything from peanut butter protein balls to vanilla honey; and the “Midnight Snack Dad” hamper with millet snack bars, nutty date bites and more.
Prices start at Dh135 for the Midnight Snack Dad hamper; hayawiia.com
Those dining with family at any of the 12 branches across the UAE can get a complimentary dessert for dad on Father's Day. He can choose between favourites such as rasmalai and gulab jamun to end the evening on a sweet note. To make things better, the restaurant is also running a Father's Day contest on its Instagram page, with 10 lucky winners standing the chance to win a meal voucher of Dh200. The competition runs until Sunday, June 20.
Monday, June 21; 5pm-2am; Branches across the UAE; www.indiapalace.ae/
La Fabbrica Italiana
If your dad loves bread and meat, UAE's first focacceria has the answer: on Monday, June 21, La Fabbrica Italiana is offering a 21 per cent discount for all dads dining in and ordering a meat focaccia. This includes bestsellers such as their trentina, campana, calabrese and more.
Monday, June 21; Wasl 51; lafabbricaitaliana.com
Every day of the month of June is Father's Day at Legoland, as it has a special offer that allows dads to enter for free with a fully paid child’s ticket (valid for children aged 3 to 12).
Moreover, those visiting the park between Thursday and Saturday, June 17 and 20, also dine for free at Market Restaurant (offer valid on one fully paid child’s ticket for Dh275). This offer is not valid with any other promotion, is exclusively for UAE residents and needs to be booked online.
Until Wednesday, June 30; Dh275; dads enter for free with one fully paid for children’s ticket; legoland.com/dubai/dads
Lotsa! Lazy Cake
The online dessert company is inviting you to show “lotsa” love to dad this Father’s Day with two limited-edition packaging sleeves. The Superhero Dad box cover is all about thanking him for all he does for you, while the Questionnaire box comes with a sharpie for those wanting to personalise it with fun facts and quirky answers about dad.
Hopefully, both sleeves will be something he will treasure for years to come, and the boxes will also be loaded with 36 slices of fudgy, crunchy cakes.
Dh150 per box; available until Monday, June 21 or until stocks last; order via Deliveroo
MasterChef, the TV Experience Restaurant
Dine with the family at the restaurant this Father's Day, and dad will get a special, limited-edition dessert. The Choco Cubana is a decadent chocolate creation, creatively designed to look like a burning cigar. A sweet way to cap off that family meal.
Monday, June 21, from 7pm to 11pm; Millennium Place Marina; 04 550 8111
To help you show some appreciation for the super-dad in your life, online dessert company Sugargram has launched a limited-time special superhero-themed box.
These cool Father’s Day boxes are priced at Dh125, come packed with sweet treats in a multitude of flavours and have a lovely “I have a hero; I call him dad” message to boot. There are 25 bite-sized cupcakes in a box, so there’s plenty to go around.
Dh125; available until Monday, June 21 or until stocks last; order online via ChatFood and Deliveroo
All papas heading over to the fun-filled venue on Monday, June 21, can enjoy a main course on the house. Other guests can take advantage of Wavehouse's Monday Madness offer: for Dh99, they get five tickets that can be redeemed on food, beverages or arcade games (or a mix of all three). There's a 50 per cent discount on bowling, live entertainment and plenty of arcade games, ensuring there isn't a dull moment.
Monday, June 21; noon to midnight; Wavehouse, Atlantis, The Palm; atlantis.com