Mothers are so special that there is not just one Mother’s Day dedicated to them yet you have just one mother to cherish.
So grab her by the hand and show her all your love and appreciation by treating her to one of Yalla – Abu Dhabi’s perfect day out of memory-making moments
A day of serenity awaits Mum far from the madding crowd yet the beauty of this island where a gentle wind blows in from the sea is that it is just minutes from the built-up zone of the capital.
Louvre Abu Dhabi is the obvious stop to soak in centuries of culture from around the world. But surprise Mum to a table at Fouquet’s Abu Dhabi, the most iconic Champs-Elysées brasserie, tucked away in the heart of Louvre Abu Dhabi itself.
Authentic French delicacies such as Burgundy Snails with Garlic, Tuna Tataki Prawns, Avocado and Pink Grapefruit, and more. Call 02 205 4200.
Then let Mum relax into the island way of life at Jumeirah at Saadiyat Resort and indulge in a fabulous SPA treatment where she will be able to rejuvenate body and mind with the Saadiyat Signature Hammam Ritual.
To end this special day, head to the rooftop where the Lobster Lounge surrenders dramatic sea views as she tucks into freshly caught lobster. Bliss! Call 02 811 4444.
Sauntering around Al Bateen Marina is a great way to start the day and to take in the fresh air before the day begins to heat up. It is also a prelude to the relaxation that awaits Mum.
The Abu Dhabi EDITION Mother’s Day Mini Retreat is where Mum will get to choose one of a number of 60-minute massages, before entering leisurely Mother’s Day Tea on the Terrazza and a day-pass to the rather splendid swimming pool. Call 02 208 0000.
Or perhaps you will head over to Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers and take the elevator to Level 74 to the Observation Deck at 300 where a delightful Cherry Blossom High Tea awaits.
Sip tea from delicate china cups and enjoy the 360 degree panoramic views with its uninterrupted bird’s-eye perspective of the city’s skyline, the Corniche and Arabian Gulf.
Expect delightful sandwiches and pastries of course, including the famous Green Tea and Red Bean Cheesecake, Matcha Roulad and Matcha White Chocolate and Plain Scones with condiments.
Leave time for spa time too. Unwind with the sound of the ocean in Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers’ Tranquilly Cabana and discover a world of relaxation and rejuvenation.
Rebalance body and mind with a 30 minute massage, specially designed to improve overall health and well-being. Call 02 811 5555.
Mother’s Day, on both dates – 14 March, 21 March – fall on a Sunday, so surely a weekend staycay is in order?
We say go west to The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, located on the edge of Abu Dhabi city and far enough to feel as if you have arrived in a country park where lushness merges with luxury.
Mums will love this hotel and at the moment there is a staycay that includes the famed Bubbalicious Brunch.
Book this and Mum gets to stay in a deluxe room that even has its own balcony surrendering astounding views over the expansive golf course.
Those all-important Mother’s Day spa treatments are a must-book and you receive 30 per cent off each treatment if you book the staycay too and Mum can stay on till 6pm on the second day.
The hotel has six fabulous restaurants to choose from, so Mum will be spoiled for choice and it is your job to spoil her. Call 02 616 9999.