From ladies' days to spa nights, here are some alternative ladies' offers
1 Ladies’ Day at Barasti If you’ve got a day off this week, what better way to spend it than at one of these three ladies’ days? Yes, that’s right, it’s three days long. The recently expanded weekly deal runs from 10am until 10pm every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, so grab your gal pals and head on down to one of the city’s most popular beach spots. You’ll get free frozen pink grape all day, plus 50 percent off food and drink. Free. Sun-Tue 10am-10pm. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 318 1313).
2 Ladies’ Pool Days at Azure Every Monday and Tuesday, girls can get totally free entry to this swanky beach club.Your comp day will give you access to the infinity pool and, well, beach for the whole day. Once you’re finished why not head to the new Lock, Stock & Barrel or STK, both of which have more conventional ladies’ nights on a Tuesday. Free. Mon-Tue, 10am-sunset. Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR (052 777 9472).
3 Ladies’ Spa Night at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray If you really want to treat yourself to an evening of relaxation, Monday nights at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray are for you. Dhs620 gets you a night that includes a 45-minute hammam treatment, followed by a 60-minute body massage and a range of complimentary spa refreshments. You’ll get full access to the top-class facilities (which include an ice cave and sauna), too. Dhs620. Mon 5pm-9pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0455).
4 Pour elle! at Nikki Beach Head to one of the city’s hippest, most happening and straight-up glamorous beach clubs for a special ladies’ day.From 11am until 6pm, ladies can get their hands on a free day bed for the seven-hour stint – which are given out on a first come, first served basis, so don’t hang around (and you can’t make reservations, sadly). You’ll also get six selected beverages for your Dhs130 fee. Dhs130. Tue 11am-6pm. Ongoing. Nikki Beach Dubai, Pearl Jumeira (04 436 6162).
5 SoSPA Ladies’ Night at Sofitel The Palm This alternative ladies’ night offers up a range of massages, treatments and more for a night of proper relaxation. For Dhs265, you’ll be treated to a foot massage, a back massage, skin consultations, brows and nails, plus access to various spa facilities on hand. Healthy drinks and snacks are provided, and for an extra Dhs75 you’ll get three glasses of bubbly at the Porterhouse Bar straight after your spa treatments. Sounds ideal. From Dhs265. Tue 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 5433).
6 Spa Ladies’ Night at Fairmont Dubai Every week at Fairmont Dubai on Sheikh Zayed Road you can have a full day and night of pampering with a little extra treat chucked in for good measure. For Dhs365, you can enjoy full access to the spa’s facilities including the pool, gym, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. That’s followed by two different 30-minute treatments (which you choose from a select menu) and a one-hour yoga session.The day is topped off with a little gift to take away, too. Dhs365. Tue 2pm-10pm. Ongoing. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8800).
7 Sparkle in the Sand at Anantara The Palm While this isn’t necessarily a truly alternative ladies’ night offer, Sparkle in the Sand does present something a bit different. Every Tuesday, ladies can get their hands on unlimited bubbly for Dhs75 – sounds lovely, right? Well, the first 50 ladies also get a silk pouch containing a gem. Most of the gems will be faux glass stones – however, one is a genuine gem, and you’ll get to keep it after you have it verified by the hotel. Dhs75. Tue 8pm-11pm. Anantara The Palm Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 567 8302).
8 The Ladies’ Night at The Heavenly Spa Once a month you can spend your Tuesday evening having a good old pamper session. Head to The Heavenly Spa offers a special ladies’ night where you can recharge with a 30-minute yoga session, plus mini facials and massages alongside access to the steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi. There are also a range of healthy treats on offer too. Dhs150. Tue 7pm-9pm. Last Tuesday of every month. The Westin Dubai – Al Habtoor City (04 437 3300).
9 W+F Wednesday at Zero Gravity Well, how could we not include our Beach Club of the Year on this list? And it has got a sparkling ladies’ day addition which recently took a twist. There’s a Dhs160 deal for ladies, which comes with a bottle of grape and unlimited fruit all day to keep you hydrated and healthy. Yum. Dhs160. Wed 10am-7pm. Skydive Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).