What kind of coffee will a dad whose family forgot to treat him on Father’s Day be drinking? A depresso. *Groan*, yes. Now that we’ve got the obligatory cringe dad joke out of the way, we’re here to ensure Daddy’O isn’t the one groaning in despair. Celebrated on the third Sunday of June internationally, which is June 18, or June 21 in the UAE, you’ve got double the opportunity to treat him this Father’s Day in Dubai.
We’ve done all the grunt work, so you can walk away with the glory. There are activities here for dads and grown-up kids. If you have young kids, we’ve thrown in relaxing experiences you can gift your partner, or even dinner for that father figure in your life to thank them for all the sage wisdom.
1. A theatrical sushi night
Roll into a spectacular evening with your main man at TABU’s Sushi Matsuri nights on June 17 and 18. Bond with dad over unlimited nigiri and maki rolls for only AED 199 per person while an eye-grabbing dinner theatre show with wild characters, choreography, and costume changes plays out in the background at this Japanese eatery in St. Regis Hotel in Business Bay.
From 7pm-10pm; call 052 950 1309 or email email@example.com
2. Dad’s get a free main course at Meda
Take the man you’d travel the ends of the earth for to the middle of it. Or just the restaurant that translated to Middle of Earth in Latin. Meda in Taj Dubai is a gorgeous new restaurant that exudes the breezy ambiance of a South European city. For Father’s Day, celebrations kick off early on June 18 when and dad dining at the restaurant can enjoy a complimentary main course from hearty seafood paellas to truffle raviolo and lamb rack in herbs that would otherwise set you back by AED 100-AED 200.
Call 56 711 2277 or visit www.medadubai.com
3. Cart your father over to Hotel Cartagena for a Colombian fiesta
This exuberant Latin American eatery perched on the topmost floor of the JW Marriott Marquis has an offer to make dad feel on top of the world. Their Papi’s Day (Father’s Day) offer on June 21 will get dads and their (adult) niños two hours of unlimited beverages and a 30% discount on all main courses for just AED 150 per person. The menu’s bursting with fresh new options such as Lamb Chuleton and an Anticuchos Platter.
From 6pm until late; call 050 119 7743 or 043 50 9287. Visit www.hotelcartagena.ae
4. A pampering spa treatment
Pop goes the stress when you sign your father up for a pampering spa day at the Address Sky Views. The deep cleansing back treatment and back massage will help him drift into complete relaxation and forget about school runs and work meetings for 60 minutes. Trust us, even the most macho dad out there needs all the TLC he can get. Guests treating themselves to the Father’s Day spa package also get a complimentary Hot Stone treatment to truly release and destress muscles. Valid from June 17 to June 25.
Price: AED450 per person; call 04 873 8882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Indulge dad’s sweet tooth with a complimentary dessert and drink at Jones The Grocer
Sugar, spice and everything nice await fathers at the Jones The Grocer outlet in the Emirates Golf Club. Desert and a drink are on the house for the man-of-the-house – dads dining at this Sydnersider gourmet eatery set in the lush golf course can enjoy this offer from June 20- June 22.
Call 04 417 9999
6. Dads can crack open a cold one with this AED 99 beer bucket deal
Twenty Three Rooftop Bar at Grand Plaza Movenpick in has a Father’s Day deal to celebrate dads around town. Those visiting the rooftop bar in Media City on June 18 can nab five bottles of selected beer per bucket and drink up in honour of the fathers and father figures in our lives. AED 99 per bucket.
Call 054 793 1425
7. Tuck into a complimentary set menu at Observatory Bar and Grill
Treat papa to panoramic views of Dubai and a kingly feast for free at Observatory Bar & Grill. On June 21, this steakhouse in Dubai Marriott Harbour and Hotel Suites is paying homage to every child’s original hero with a gratis set menu. Alternatively, they can also enjoy an AED 250 credit to spend at the restaurant on dishes of dad’s choice. The offer is only valid on bookings of three people or more.
From 12pm-10:30pm; call 04 319 4000 or email email@example.com
8. Free brunch for fathers at Punjab Grill
Your dad probably taught you that there’s nothing called a free lunch, but Punjab Grill in Dubai’s Antatara hotel begs to differ. On June 18, the fine-dining Indian restaurant is serving up its Weekend Brunch experience completely free to dads who visit. The brunch usually costs AED 195. Add an additional AED 69 to get unlimited servings of hops, grapes and frozen margaritas for daddy’o.
From 12pm – 4pm; call 050 194 1107
9. Sign dad up for a steak masterclass at Bull and Bear
The award-winning DIFC steakhouse Bull and Bear in Waldorf Astoria has the perfect gift for fathers who are proud grillmasters. Or at least think of themselves as one. Learn how to grill the perfect steak with Chef De Cuisine Luca Depalo while sipping on luscious wines handpicked by the in-house sommelier. The 90 minute-class will teach participants about the art of butchery, cooking techniques that lets the perfect cut of meat truly shine.
From 7pm-8:30pm; AED 450 per person. Purchase gift certificate here
10. Gorge on a steak dinner with 50% discounts at Beef Bistro
From June 19 to 21, the steakhouse in Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre is firing up their Josper charcoal oven specifically for dads. Patriarchs get a 50% discount on an Angus Tomahawk steak paired with a glass of Bordeaux Blend.
Call 04 702 2455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
11. Take baba to the Bubbalicious Roast Father’s Day festivities
A special Father’s Day edition of The Roast by Bubbalicious at Mina’s Kitchen will see the legendary brunch celebrate fathers. Besides a a lavish spread, the festivities on June 18 will have live music spot prizes and kids’ entertainment to make it a great day out for the whole family.
Call 04 511 7373 or email email@example.com
12. Steak frites delivery from half the price from Couqley
For the dads that deliver their 100% with parenting, French-Lebanese bistro Coquley will deliver their signature Steak Frites home and at half the price. Your pere can pair his favourite meal with his favourite place on earth – home. Couqley’s Father’s Day delivery offer will be available exclusively on Deliveroo from both Couqley JLT and Downtown on June 21st.
If you choose to dine-in at one of the Couqley outlets in Business Bay or JLT, there’s a special Father’s Day drink menu to try featuring dad hits such as has launched a special Espresso Martini, Whiskey Sour, Cote D’Azure mocktail and more. The first drink will be on the house. This exclusive drinks menu is available for dads on June 18 and 21 June only.
13. Tap into all-day Happy Hour and Roast Dinner at The Tap House
On Sunday, June 18, the award-winning gastropub is offering an all-day Happy Hour because every minute spent with dad is a happy one, right? The Father’s Day celebrations here will also plate up a special edition of Tap House’s infamous ‘Nan’s British Roast’ Dinner complete with a pint of hops for AED 99. The meal includes roast lamb and chicken, Beyond Meat roulade for the vegan fathers, Duck fat roasted pots, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. The deal is available in all three The Tap House locations at Club Vista Mare, Souk Al Bahar and Dubai Hills.
From 12pm to 11pm at Dubai Hills and Club Vista Mare and from 12pm to 6pm at The Souk Al Bahar. Bookings at www.thetaphouse.ae
When you dine with your dad on June 17 or 18 at this sports bar at Emirates Golf Club to celebrate Father’s Day, you can get a discount on the entire bill that’s equal to the temperature outdoors. Click here for booking details and info.
15. Sort out sugar for daddy with these cute cupcakes from Sugargram
Sometimes, a man just wants a sweet treat and some sweet jokes from his sweet child. You can ditch the big gestures and opt for small cupcakes that are big on love from homegrown bakery Sugargram. They’ve packed all the sweetness of the father-child bond into a special Father’s Day cupcake gift bundle of 25 cupcakes and the silliest dad jokes so you and your baba can haha together. The entire bundle costs AED 170, order via Deliveroo.