With Father's Day falling on Monday, it's time to show some appreciation for that super-dad in your life.
Luckily, a number of venues in the capital have launched offers and promotions to make the gesture effortless.
From complimentary cabanas to burgers, here's a look at some bonding opportunities to enjoy with dad.
Cove Beach Abu Dhabi
Top up your vitamin D levels while spending some quality time with dad over at Cove Beach. The popular beach club, located at Makers District, is offering a free cabana as well as 30 per cent off your total bill all day on Father's Day.
Monday, June 21; Makers District, Al Reem Island; www.covebeachabudhabi.com
Looking for an action-packed adventure for the sporty dad? Circuit X is offering all fathers a free pass with the purchase of a full-price child ticket for a limited time only. The pass is valid on any of the destination's four parks – BMX Park, Ropes Park, Skate Park, and Splash Park. Whether you dare dad to zip line or bust some moves on skates, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
Monday to Saturday, June 21 to 26; Hudayriyat Leisure and Entertainment District; www.circuitxuae.com
Order any of your usual favourites from the Denny’s UAE app – be it steaks, burgers, pastas or sandwiches – on Sunday and Monday, and you get a treat on the house: two fluffy buttermilk pancakes, drizzled with cream cheese icing and topped with strawberries and whipped cream.
Sunday and Monday, June 20 and 21; Denny’s locations across UAE
New Mediterranean haunt Medi Terra is making a case for more family time with a special offer. All dads dining at the restaurant with their children on Sunday and Monday will get a main course on the house. You can enjoy dishes such as seafood linguini or beef tenderloin for free, along with water views from the Marsa Al Bateen Marina location.
Sunday and Monday, June 20 and 21, noon to 11pm; Marsa Al Bateen Marina; 02 633 6366
Gourmet Burger Kitchen
If there’s nothing dad loves more than a hearty burger, then Gourmet Burger Kitchen has just the thing. Dine at any of the outlets of the burger chain on Monday, and your father gets a classic cheeseburger on the house. With prime beef patty, house mayo, cheddar, house relish, lettuce, tomato and onion within a brioche bun, this deal is sure to earn you some brownie points.
Monday, June 21; Abu Dhabi Mall and DIFC, Mirdif City Centre, JLT in Dubai
To help show your appreciation for your father, Mister Baker has launched an entire range of cakes. Be it golf-themed or gym-themed cakes for the sporty dad, or the “monsieur” cake for the gentleman, it’s a great way to surprise him. The fact that they’re customisable is, well, the icing on the cake. Prices start at Dh54 for cupcakes.
Available for pre-order now, while stocks last; Mister Baker locations across the UAE; www.misterbaker.com