Celebrate Friendship Day with these great mates’ rate plates

International Friendship Day is a time to celebrate how great it is to have mates. We’ve tracked down some of the best deals and venues to pay homage to your homies.

Here’s where you can celebrate International Friendship Day (IFD), officially on Tuesday, 30th July, but as we know, it’s all about the BFF.


Citymax Hotels – all dining outlets

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To celebrate International Friendship Day in an appropriately warm and friendly manner, Citymax hotels are offering a selection of two-for-one deals on food and beverages across their various eateries. This includes brand new Brit-fluenced pub, The Stag, at Citymax Al Barsha; the recently renovated Maxx Music Bar at Citymax Hotel Al Barsha at The Mall; authentic Indian restaurant, Claypot and popular Chinese spot Sizzling Wok at Citymax Hotel Bur Dubai. Whatever your flavour craving, you can satisfy it for half the price if you roll up with your ‘ride or die.’

For bookings at Bur Dubai call 050 100 7065. For Al Barsha and Al Barsha at the Mall, contact 050 100 7046.


Away Spa, W Dubai, Palm Jumeirah

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Pals with sore backs will be your BFFs after you’ve teamed up with them for a Friendship Day offer at Away Spa, W Dubai – The Palm. Until 31st August, all 30, 60 and 90-minute massages are BOGOF. Whether you go doubles on a half-hour pack rub, or pair up for a one hour 30 Thai experience, the spa’s ‘stroll in, strut out’ ethos will leave you both feeling your best.

From AED 350 (30 minutes), AED 520 (60 minutes) and AED 750 (90 minutes). 10am-10pm daily. Emirates ID and appointments required – call 04 245 5533. W Dubai – The Palm.


London Dairy Bistro, Business Central Tower, Dubai Media City

If you and the squad are desperately seeking craft caffeine, head to London Dairy Bistro for a plum chum deal. Especially for IFD, get five coffees for the price of four, or to needlessly rephrase it, buy four drinks and get the fifth free. Rachael Green isn’t on the staff rota – so you won’t have to worry about getting the wrong order.

Drinks from AED 12. Until 7pm, 30th July only. Dubai Media City. 04 526 9280.


Cross Cultural – Café & Bistro, Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa 

Cross Cultural Cafe Friends

How you doin’? Whether you’re a college professor, ‘a transpondster,’ aspiring actor, chef or your job’s a joke, you’re broke and your love life is D.O.A. – this Friends (the TV show) themed restaurant and cafe in Bur Dubai will be there for you. Whilst there are no specific friend’s deals (hint: missed a trick there guys), prices are pretty attractive year-round and there’s even a replica of the iconic orange sofa.

Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, Al Fahidi. Mains from around AED 20. 7am-midnight. 04 351 9111. 


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