8th of March – International Women’s Day

Written by Silvana Fitzpatrick

On March 8th, we're calling on all women from all over the world who call UAE their home to gather and celebrate International Women's Day, in a country that has been empowering women for fifty years.

This year, on the 8th of March, we celebrate every woman. In recognition and love for their achievements, we honour the social, cultural, and economic accomplishments of women everywhere – the change makers, the problem solvers, the leaders, the wives, mothers, and sisters.

Globally, International Women's Day is a momentous occasion that commemorates the progress and accomplishments of women throughout history. Through this global recognition, we collectively honour and elevate women, celebrating their many contributions to society.

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How and Where Will You Celebrate in Dubai?

If you are ready to celebrate the day with lots of fun and enthusiasm with special women in your life, there are plenty ways to mark the occasion and make a difference. To give you a headstart, we’re listing some ideas to spend Women’s Day in Dubai in a most memorable fashion, with a Spa day, dinner, drinks, or afternoon tea packages.

The Spa At Palace Downtown

When you're looking for a luxurious spa experience, think of The Spa at Palace Downtown. With its elegant decor featuring muted earth tones, inviting furnishings, and Arabesque patterns, this wellbeing haven offers a relaxing retreat. Using premium and organic beauty brands like Natura Bisse and Les Sens de Marrakech, the treatments are designed to bring out the goddess in you.

The Karak Chai Adventure, a 90-minute treatment priced at AED850, is a must-try. It incorporates Emirati tradition with black tea leaves, saffron, and camel milk, followed by a signature massage that will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

After your treatment, you can unwind in the comfort of an outdoor cabana overlooking the Burj Lake. With its stellar reputation and attention to detail, The Spa at Palace Downtown is the perfect destination for ladies seeking a premium spa experience.

Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic X Amelia Lounge

The elegant lounge restaurant in Downtown Dubai offers the best in Mixology, Gastronomy and Music. In celebration of International Women's Day, Amelia Lounge has partnered with Lyre's Non-Alcoholic, the finest range of non-alcoholic drinks, for a special event.

This Latin and Japanese award-winning restaurant has invited three skilled female bartenders from different venues, including Blind Tiger, Mimi Kakushi, and Zuma, to take over the renowned bar for ladies’ day tomorrow. Through this collaboration, they hope to empower women in the industry and showcase their talent. The bartenders will create unique and flavorful cocktails using Lyre's Non-Alcoholic beverages, providing guests with a refreshing and delicious experience.

Whether you're looking for a classic drink or a new and exciting venture, these skilled mixologists are sure to deliver. Don't miss out on this fantastic event, as it's a celebration of women and the growing trend towards non-alcoholic drinks.

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Babylon DIFC

Babylon is an exciting venue in DIFC that promises a hedonistic playground for those looking to indulge in pleasure and materialism. Babylon aims to offer a restaurant-meets-nightclub vibe, making it a trendy new hangout in Dubai.

The venue's reputation as an upmarket restaurant puts it in close proximity to some of Dubai's most beloved fine dining establishments like Amazónico Dubai, Shanghai Me, and Zuma Dubai. Babylon is captivating and utterly decadent, offering a high-energy atmosphere filled with dancing and excitement.

On March 8th, Babylon is celebrating International Women's Day by offering ladies a complimentary glass of bubbly and a Berry Pavlova dessert. The main menu features sharing dishes like hot and cold amuse-bouches, a sushi selection, and a raw bar. Entertainment, including singers and dancers, will also be available to enhance the overall experience.

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Atelier M Dubai Marina

Looking for a stylish and sophisticated spot to unwind with a drink or bite to eat after work? Come to Atelier M Lounge, located in the heart of Dubai Marina. This charismatic and bold rooftop bar and lounge offers the perfect ambiance for a night out with friends, featuring live entertainment, and pool tables to keep you entertained all evening.

On International Women's Day, Atelier M is offering a special treat for all the ladies out there – a complimentary glass of rosé to kick off the festivities. And while you're there, be sure to indulge in the mouth-watering menu, which includes a variety of delicious pizzas, pastas, and meat dishes that are sure to satisfy all tastes.

From the 12-hour Slow Cooked Lamb Shank to the Black Onyx Rib Eye, Atelier M offers a range of options that are sure to please your palate. So come for the free drink and stay for the food and ambiance, as you soak in the breathtaking views of the Marina from the comfort of this sleek lounge.

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If you're looking to make this Women's Day in Dubai more meaningful, you can attend one of the many women's conferences held throughout the month. These conferences bring together women from different backgrounds to share their stories and experiences, giving you a unique chance to learn from inspiring women leaders. It will be nice to foster new connections, network with other participants, and develop valuable skills to enhance your personal growth or career.

For those looking for something more creative, Dubai's thriving art scene needs no further introduction. There are numerous art galleries and exhibitions to discover, and you can attend a women's art exhibition to appreciate the work of female artists and support their work.

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These events serve as a great opportunity for all of us to advocate and show support for women’s empowerment and their many talents.

As Women's Day is just around the corner, take this opportunity to treat yourself, appreciate the remarkable women in your life and the countless women worldwide who continue to make a difference each day.