Dads, a breed distinguishable by their bad jokes and worse dancing. They’re often embarrassing, strict and occasionally shouty, but they’re one half of who we are and we’d be lost without them.
Father’s Day is the time of year we get to make a flap over our papas, for the UK and the US it fell on the 16th June, whilst here in the UAE it’s celebrated on 21st June. We’ve rounded up the best deals around the emirate to help show your dear old dad some love and appreciation.
Fuchsia Urban Thai – Barsha Heights and Bay Square
If your dear papa digs dumplings, Fuchsia Urban Thai restaurant has the perfect gift. A free portion of prawn, chicken, beef or vegetable dim sum for all dads dining in on UAE Father’s Day (Friday, 21st June). It’s a clever move from the contemporary Asian restaurant as the literal translation of the characters ‘dim sum,’ is ‘touch the heart.’ As we know there are only three ways to a dad’s heart – good grades, responsible automobile maintenance and good food.
Bay Square Location – Building 4, 04 425 3080. Barsha Heights location – Two Towers, 04 361 7117. 21st June only.
The Smash Room – Al Quoz
We all know being a dad can be a stressful job. It’s not just the occasional accidentally standing on Lego. Just imagine trying to teach some of us to drive *shivers.* Show daddio just how much you ‘get his struggle’ – by booking him a session at Dubai’s spiritual home of stress relief, The Smash Room on 21st June. As a salute to padre, the venue is giving dads one free electrical item to smash. To help them let out all that ‘you’re always on that phone’ energy.
From AED 99. 21st June only. 195 Umm Suqeim Street, Al Quoz. 058 198 2323.
The Els Club, Dubai Sports City
So, your dad’s a golf man too eh? Yeah? Tee the celebrations off properly at The Els Club this Father’s Day. Kids (under 16) get to play a round free of charge when accompanied by dads. Not a golf fan? Head straight to hole 19 (the club’s eateries), either 261 or Big Easy with the family and the big man gets the main course and a welcome drink for free.
Just make sure he brings a spare change of trousers, in case he gets a hole-in-one. And don’t forget the big day, that sort of thing is known for driving a wedge between families. Those jokes were for you dad 😉
Deal valid on 17th and 21st June only. 6am-11.30pm. The Els Club, Dubai Sports City. 04 425 1000.
La Serre, Downtown Dubai
Book big poppa in for some fine French déjeuner at La Serre on Friday and he’ll be given one free grape pairing with his main course. There’s also a medium to high chance of him embarrassing you by ordering his food with a farcical put-on French accent, but that’s just what dads do.
Mains from about AED 130. Only on the 21st June. La Serre, Vida Downtown Dubai. 04 428 6969.