5 ways to celebrate mothers day in dubai
Dubai Lifestyle, Motherhood

5 ways to celebrate mothers day in Dubai

If you live in the GCC region, like the UAE, Oman or Saudi Arabia, you would know that Mothers day is fast approaching. With Mothers Day approaching, I began to think of the moms in my life as well as the mothers who connect with me on a daily basis either through my blog or my various social media channels or events that I attend across the cities. A running theme for many of them is the struggle with balance, happiness, and the demands of motherhood. They are all trying their best to Mommy and almost for all of them their kids, and their family comes first.
I can totally relate to this emotion and I know as a Mom, it is very difficult at times, to take time out for yourself. And as a result, a lot of us suffer from a lack of “Me time” and a super lack of ” Self Care”.

One reason we moms often give for not taking better care of ourselves is, that we feel it’s selfish, I like to give an analogy of the airplane. I say to them that when we are given in-flight instructions, we are told that if the oxygen masks drop, we are to put them on ourselves first, then assist our family. So, the same works with happiness. What mothers tend to overlook is that their own self-care is a way to make them happier and healthier, which, in turn, makes them a more effective member of the family. It’s also an opportunity for them to model health and balance for their children. Mothers give up a lot of their jobs: their waistlines, sleep, the backseat of their cars, years of peace and quiet. They’d even give their lives.

So this mother’s day here is my list for the MOMS IN DUBAI, don’t wait for your family and kids to pamper you, I am sure they love you and they will make you feel special, but follow my 5 tips, and enjoy your day, your way.

5 ways to celebrate the Mother’s Day

 

1. Pamper yourself mothers

Tell yourself that you are a fab mom, and go visit these fab beauty salons in Dubai. Get your hair done, or sit back and enjoy a wonderful mani-pedi to go out with family in style in the evening or go, treat yourself with a rejuvenating facial or spa to take away that sleep deprived and tired damsel look for some time off your face.

a) Jacques la coupe :

“I ALWAYS BELIEVED THAT BEAUTY IS A BLESS AND WE STRIVE TO CRAFT IT…” JACQUES LA COUPE

This is a beautiful little beauty center based in JBR, Dubai. They are welcoming all Moms for a fabulous pamper session, so book your appointment now. Check out their website here.

Jacques La Coupe beauty salon
Jacques La Coupe, JBR

b) Serenity Beauty Salon:

Inspired by Dr. Azita Ahmadi’s vision and experience on the cutting edge cosmetic surgery and skin treatments Serenity offers a vast portfolio of treatments of excellence. Their luxury salon, spa, and a clinic are located in Dubai Marina just on the corner of Princess tower building and Cafe Martinez. It features six ornately designed treatment rooms fitted with highly engineered furniture for the ultimate medical and spa experience. In addition, they also have various beauty care services too.
They are also currently offering 50% off in all cosmetic services like laser hair removal, LPG, others. 

What more you ask? They will also offer 20% off to all mothers, on their beauty services on 21st March 2018 as a Mother’s Day special discount. 

Serenity Spa & Salon, Marina
Serenity Spa & Salon, Marina

Check out their website here and give them a call to book your appointment.

c) Glossy Globe

If you are a new mom, with a baby literally attached to you, going to a spa or salon looks like a far-fetched dream. But guess what, there is an app now in the UAE, where you can call a beauty service home like food or grocery that too at a very reasonable price.
Open your App store or Google play and download it to order an amazing pamper session at the comfort of your home. See their website here for more information.

Glossy globe beauty app
Download the Glossy Globe App now

2. Get Arty with your kids:

Sometimes, all you need is to bring your inner artist in fore. How wonderful it will be to walk into a DIY art studio with or without your kids and just sit back, put your thoughts and mood on the canvas. Almost like meditation, yes?
I found just the place for you to do so. It is called TheJamJar and you can see their website here. Founded in 2005, thejamjar is a community arts space that works to promote artists and support the development of Dubai’s arts scene through its extensive arts programme, educational initiatives, and community projects. The studio and project space offers the region’s first Public DIY Painting Studio alongside a year-round exhibition and events calendar presenting a diverse range of art forms, including visual art, film, music, theatre and more

5 ways to celebrate mothers day in Dubai
5 ways to celebrate mothers day in Dubai

3. Party with your Mommy friends

Did you see my pictures and stories on my Instagram, where I partied with my Mommy friends and my social media followers at QWERTY , in Media One hotel? You can see the pictures here. We had a limousine, great company and a good time.
It’s mother’s day so, ask Daddy dear to fill in for you while you go enjoy a little bit of girly fun with your girlfriends in any of your favorite places in Dubai. I recommend Coco on 8. 

Coco on Eight: Every Friday, Coco on 8 is giving away 1 free bottle of pink champagne, per group of 6 ladies. So if you are 12 girls, you get 2 and do the maths for more. Sounds good for a Mom’s night out, right?

Beautiful Miami theme restaurant in Dubai. Coco on 8
Love the place called Coco on 8 in Media One Hotel

4. Go shopping Mommy

Show me a woman who doesn’t like to shop? We women love to shop. And jewelry, shoes, and clothes make us very happy. But ever since we became a mom, we just walk towards the various baby and kids shop as if on Autopilot. When was the last time you bought yourself something wonderful? When was the last time, you treated yourself a piece of jewelry? Check out the various bling bling beauties by Pure Gold Jewellers, in their Mothers Day collection here. You can select your favorite and treat yourself to a beautiful memento of your motherhood. Why wait for others to gift us, when we can do our own shopping right?

Mom pendants from Pure Gold
Mom pendants from Pure Gold

5. Eat that cupcake … Now!!

Motherhood has taken a toll on our waistline. Agreed. But can we ever celebrate anything without something sweet and delicious? How about ordering some fabulous cupcakes from Ralph Chef for you and your family to mark this motherhood in pure gourmet style. Give them a call and avail some exclusive discounts for Mother’s day order. Just use the code, “Lovelifelittle1” and get 10% discount on your first order. 

Order a cake or cupcake from Ralph Chef with exclusive Lovelifelittle1 discount
Order a cake or cupcake from Ralph Chef with exclusive Lovelifelittle1 discount

Or if Pancake is your guilty pleasure, you can walk into Eggspectation at the JBR beach, it’s an all-day Canadian eatery famous for its breakfast and lunch and receives a complimentary stack of pancake skewers with your lunch. Now that’s a great motherhood treat for us Moms in Dubai.

Eggspectations restaurant at the JBR beach
Eggspectations restaurant at the JBR beach

Hope you liked my mini list to have major fun on Mother’s day. My parting request to you my dear is that please focus on your self too.

 

Do not lose yourself in motherhood. Think about what you love, what might be missing, or where you want to be.
Start a journal in order to reconnect with you. It doesn’t have to be every day, or for hours, but carve out 30 minutes a week to self-reflect. Put that in your schedule, like you would your daughter’s tennis, or your son’s piano lesson. You know you would never miss those things, so consider this on the same level of importance. This mothers day, resolve to be a good mother to your inner child. She needs loving too..

Happy Mother’s day.

 

 

PS:

Please also read my blog on various facets of motherhood here. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram & Facebook to join my social media tribe.

Picture Credit for Featured Image: Megha Chopra Photography 

20 Comments

  1. A very happy Mother’s Day to all mums in Dubai! I love the idea of walking into a DIY art studio and enjoying some creativity for an hour or so!

  2. These are great ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in Dubai. It’s really important that we treat our moms to a day off! I think any mom would love these ideas!

  3. Oh yes, this is absolutely what every Mom deserves on this very special day… Happy Mother’s Day to you, Meg <3 hugs!

  4. Rose Mont

    I like the arty one because that’s not very common. My daughter likes art and would have fun with that. She makes cards for holidays so anytime she can get creative she would appreciate it.

  5. I love the idea of being artsy! I really enjoy creating things. Although a cupcake sounds super fab, too! 🙂

  6. Karishma

    Thanks for sharing some great options!

  7. I love this celebration! We don’t have it in my country but I think it’s a must! And your ideas are great for us grateful daughters to pamper our mothers!

  8. These are some great ideas for mothers day. I love spending the day with my mother and my kids. My daughter loves art and she starts the preparation few days before the actual day, I love to get creative with my kids.

  9. We’ve actually already had mothers day here in the UK – it seems we have it earlier than the rest of the world, as I know that the USA has it coming up soon! x

    1. Love Life And The Little One

      Yes, I know. Hope you had a great time

  10. Elizabeth O

    You provided some wonderful ideas for Mothers Day. The cupcakes look delicious. Getting arty is a lovely idea too.

  11. Daisy

    Aww these are all such fun and fabulous ideas to celebrate Mother’s Day!! I love taking my little boy out to lunch and somewhere like the zoo or aquarium for mamas day .

    1. Love Life And The Little One

      That’s fantastic. Thank you for your comment

  12. My mom loves to be pampered on any holiday. I think I’ll do that for her this Mother’s Day, I know she will love it.

  13. Such wonderful ideas for Mother’s Day in Dubai! COCO on Eight sounds very exciting, invite the whole group. Jacques Le Coupe would be an amazingly relaxing and enjoyable. The Jam Jar would be a silly good time, I’m not artsy.

  14. polishedpath

    I love that app idea – how neat would it be to get beauty services in home! Perfect for a busy mom. Also, who doesn’t love cupcakes on demand? Very thorough post about potential gifts for Mother’s Day. You’ve given me a lot to think about for my mom!

    1. Love Life And The Little One

      Thanks so much

  15. I love the getting arty with your kids idea. Its something not only that you will remember but something they can too, plus you will have a trinket to always cherish.

    1. Love Life And The Little One

      Exactly. Can’t wait for it

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