First launched in 1975, next week will mark the 47th International Women’s Day on March 8, 2022.

A time to celebrate women around the world, the UAE will be marking the day in style.

From spa treatments to staycations, Emirates Woman has curated the ultimate guide on how best to celebrate Women’s Day this year.


Experience a rejuvenating spa session at Talise Spa

Talise Spa

The new Rose ritual treatment at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel’s Talise Spa is designed for women to feel rejuvenated and nourish the body and face. With this pampering package guests also receive a complimentary set of rose products from Aromatherapy Associates for post-treatment care. The treatment length is 80 minutes and is priced at Dhs1,250 per person.

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Enjoy the special INSTARUNWAY pampering package


With fashion, food and fun all combined into one, this exclusive Instarunway x Shangri La partnership allows guests to savour scones while shopping for their favourite handbag. This luxe private shopping experience gives guests an opportunity to enjoy an afternoon tea session For a much-deserved break, guests can relish a luxurious afternoon tea priced at Dhs275 at Shangri-La hotel. This Instagrammable spread comes with sweet and savoury flavours including a Furla-themed chocolate handbag and Sarah Jessica Parker edible shoes. Ladies also have an opportunity to stay at the horizon club room and suites, receive an INSTARUNWAY voucher of Dhs500 and take in the views of Burj Khalifa, upon reservation at Shangri-La.

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Let men prepare the meal at Ristorante, Armani


With men taking the lead when it comes to cooking on this special occasion, Ristorante is hosting a special session under the guidance of Chef Giocanni on how to prepare an appetizer, a main course and a dessert made by the master pâtissier, while the women sit back and relax. This three-course menu is priced at Dhs388 and will take place on March 8, 2022, from 10:30am to 12:30pm and will be complemented with a personalised Armani apron.

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Pick up an exquisite bouquet from Darcey Flowers

As women continue to play an important role in many people’s lives, a small token of appreciation can go a long way. The premium floral destination has curated a special set of bouquets to celebrate International Women’s Day. Starting from Dhs650, Darcey Flowers has an array of special bouquets to choose from.

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Put fitness first at Aura Skypool


Ladies can experience a special 60-minute Pilates in the Sky session which will exclusively take place in partnership with RAISE Fitness & Wellness and Lululemon. Inspiring female instructor Aliona Kalugina will host the session for women to feel de-stressed and re-energized. Priced at Dhs290, this breathtaking session will take place between 8am to 10am on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 with impressive 360-degree views of Dubai. After the session, ladies can relish a healthy breakfast from 9am to 10am with nutritious dishes ranging from an Açai bowl to avocado on toast accompanied by coffee or tea. As part of the programme, guests can also take home the yoga mat, towels, an AURA branded bottle and an opportunity to win a Lululemon voucher. Guests will have access to a complimentary valet, which will be provided at St. Regis The Palm.

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Head for a luxe dinner to Nova


No dinner is complete without some live entertainment and for that, Nova is the place to be. From black truffle risotto to cheesecake, this early bird dinner is the perfect opportunity to celebrate, to celebrate for the occasion. Accompanied with sweeping views of the Dubai Marina skyline, guests can let loose for the evening and also expect to be entertained with live music, that will keep those feet moving. Located at Address Dubai Marina, this premium experience will take place from 6pm to 8pm, March 8 and is priced at Dhs250 for a three-course set menu and three drinks.

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Indulge in a daycation package at Ajman Saray


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To celebrate women all month, this luxe property is offering a special daycation package entitled “All-Say Rose” with complimentary access to the beautiful pool and beach while sipping on Rosé all day for Dhs195 per person. For a rejuvenating day, the Zihn Spa offers a results-proven journey allowing guests to indulge in two or more 60 minutes treatments or rituals of their choice along with full-day complimentary pool and beach access for Dhs410. For the ultimate ‘spacation’ package, ladies can try two signature detox treatments which include an elegant pearl treatment to release tension and enjoy a full day of complimentary beach and pool access for Dhs1,200.

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Abu Dhabi

Receive complimentary salon services at the Rossano Ferretti Hair Spa


If you’re in the need of a sophisticated pampering session, one of the UAE’s most prestigious hair salons will give a complimentary blow-dry session when any service is booked on March 8, 2022. To ensure women feel great and receive the pampering they deserve, women also have an opportunity to receive professional headshots, making it a moment worth remembering. Located at The Abu Dhabi EDITION, this salon truly redefines the traditional codes of luxury.

Enjoy a luxurious staycation

With restrictions easing and the weather still being cool, there’s no better place to escape than the UAE’s capital. A plethora of luxury hotels await you in Abu Dhabi offering exceptional services to cater to all your needs. From Anantara Eastern Mangroves to the Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas, there are plenty of options to unwind and rejuvenate at. For a complete guide on where to go, see the ultimate Emirates Woman editor-approved guide.

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