From pampering spa sessions to retail therapy and the best spot for a girly lunch, we present the best bonding experiences to try in Majid Al Futtaim shopping malls.
Treat your mother to a special day
In-between work, errands and social plans, fitting in family time can sometimes feel like a chore. But why not show the extraordinary woman in your life some love with a special day for just the two of you?
Whether your mother lives close-by or is in town on a visit, plan a day fun-filled day of bonding.
With hundreds of retail outlets, countless dining options, beauty salons and activities on offer, the shopping malls across the Middle East will act as the perfect spot to host the occasion.
Scroll down below where we share out favourite activities for the ultimate mother and daughter day out.
One cannot go to the mall without whizzing round at least a few stores – after all, shopping can be counted as cardio and will certainly up your daily step count. At Mall of the Emirates and City Centres, you will find endless retail havens devoted to everything you could imagine from fashion and beauty to lifestyle and interiors, plus electronics, sportswear and so much more.
Why not treat your mum to a little something special, be it a handbag she admires or matching bracelets for you both. It will act as a tiny token for her to remember your day together.
Silver bracelet, Pandora, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Bahrain and Mall of Egypt
We love Pandora’s custom bracelets – pick any metal and add as many charms as you wish. You can also gift a new charm to celebrate occasions such as your mum’s birthday or anniversary each year.
Ladies Who Lunch
All that shopping will leave you both in need of refuelling so enjoy a bite at one of the numerous culinary offerings in the malls. In Mall of the Emirates we can vouch for Common Grounds and Besh Turkish Kitchen, and if you fancy indulging, a tasty Italian feast at 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza. In City Centre Mirdif you must try the super fresh salads at Le Pain Quotidien or Bistro Domino, in City Centre Deira, for mouth-watering French fare.
800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza
Enjoy a dose of R&R with a pampering treatment at the spa. In Mall of the Emirates, The Nail Spa is a top pick (also located in City Centre Deira) – choose from a broad menu of options including manicures/pedicures, massages and facials. The Spa By Pullman is one of the best spas in Dubai (located inside the Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre), and we recommend trying the Marine Breeze facial, which costs AED450 for 75 minutes of pure bliss.
In City Centre Mirdif, Nstyle Nail & Beauty Lounge does unbeatable manicures and pedicures, while the newly opened Clarins is your one-stop-shop for all the latest in skincare and makeup treats.
The best spa treatments