Birthdays are the best – not only do you feel loved up, but you’re also spoiled with lots and LOTS of gifts! In that spirit, we thought we’d go out on a limb to bring you the best places in Dubai where you can celebrate your birthday, and score cool freebies as well.


It is quite a treat when one of the best Japanese restaurants in the city offers you a FREE birthday cake along with a 15% discount on your main bill. Tripling up as a bar, lounge and restaurant, you’re going to fall in love with the food and the stunning view of Dubai’s gulf coast. If your birthday happens to fall on a Sunday, gear up for a night of old-school tracks that’ll have you reminiscing about the good old days with your friends.

Location: Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa, Jumeirah | Contact info: 04-346 1111


3in1, the casual-chic eatery at Vida Downtown, is offering a birthday deal you simply can’t refuse this year. If you’re a fan of their Urban Picnic brunch, bring up to nine of your friends and enjoy 50% off the total bill. That’s right, a half-priced brunch for you and your squad – gives you plenty of reasons to celebrate already. Make sure you carry a valid ID as proof of your date of birth. The offer is valid until the 3rd of May but excludes their Easter brunch party on the 19th of April.

Location: Vida Downtown, Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard | Contact info: 04-888 3444


Fancy a FREE birthday brunch at one of the top Italian restaurants in Dubai? All’Onda is offering you a complimentary six-course party brunch if you simply present a valid ID that clearly states your date of birth. Also, your birthday will need to fall within seven days of brunch day. Once you check off these two requirements, it’s time to dig in and party on at the beautiful Venetian-inspired venue. We’re already big fans of their Casanova brunch – so there’s no doubt you’re going to have a great time with your squad.

Location: Emerald Palace Kempinski, Palm Jumeirah | Contact info: 04-248 8870

Asia de Cuba

To make your birthday extra special this year, the world-famous Chino-Latino eatery Asia de Cuba will be teaming up with Bar Rumba to arrange for a delicious cake with sparklers – as you eat, drink and be merry with friends and family. The vibrant venue is known for throwing some of the best feasts in town with its exciting food menu that features signature dishes such as Tunapica Tartare and Roasted Peking Duck. Make sure you also head over to the bar to try out authentic South American drinks too.

Location: Westin Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina | Contact info: 04-511 7333

Bagatelle Dubai

This stylish French-Mediterranean eatery will be making your birthday celebrations ‘sweeter’ this year. Enjoy a free dessert topped off with a sparkler brought to your table by the crew who’ll even do a singalong for you. Wait till you see what’s on the menu – expect all your favorite French classics prepared with a New York spin – we’d recommend trying the Wagyu Beef Rib-Eye which is served with a delicious pink and green peppercorn sauce. As the DJ plays out one party anthem after another, you’ll be on your feet all night long.

Location: Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road | Contact info: 04-354 5035


You’ll never forget a Candypants party – wild, uninhibited and downright unforgettable – we can’t think of any other way of ringing in a birthday. So, imagine our excitement when we heard that the party brand is going all out to make sure you have the craziest time on your birthday. While the details are a secret, you wouldn’t be wrong in getting your hopes high – again, we’re not sure if we’ve said this enough yet, but these guys really know how to throw a party. So, gather the crew and get ready for the time of your life.

Location: Tuesdays at STK Downtown (04-425 3948), Fridays at Maiden Shanghai (04-455 9989), Saturdays at The Penthouse (052-900 4868) and Saturday nights at Base Dubai (055-313 4999).


This high-end British restaurant sure knows how to make someone’s day special. If you happen to be there on your birthday, you’ll receive a complimentary cake AND 20% off on your next visit. What’s more, you’ll also be treated to beautiful views of the Marina while enjoying the finest in British and Mediterranean cuisine. Started by Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton, this is the perfect place for catching up with friends over drinks or for celebrating birthdays!

Location: InterContinental Dubai Marina | Contact info: 04-446 6664

Paul Café

Known for its exquisite selection of breads, pâtisseries, viennoiseries, etc. (basically, all things French!), you can indulge in one of Paul Café’s delish cakes absolutely FREE on your birthday. Simply, sign up to their mobile app and present a valid ID that states your date of birth at the reception. While you’re there, make sure you try out any one of their signature French dishes too – you won’t regret it, trust us on that.

Location: Many branches

Reform Social & Grill

We were thrilled to hear about one of our favorite British gastropubs Reform Social & Grill joining in on the celebratory offers. By signing up to their birthday club – you’ll be treated to a tasty dessert absolutely free! What’s more, if you show up with eight or more of your friends, you’ll also receive a FREE jug of Pimms. With a menu that features only the best in British cuisine, gear up for an exciting start to another trip around the sun.

Location: The Lakes, Dubai | Contact info: 04-454 2638


For those of you who are familiar with this trendy restaurant and bar in JBR, you’ll be thrilled to hear that you can get a FREE three-course meal or brunch AND a bottle of bubbly, simply by bringing along five or more of your friends on your birthday. Keep in mind though that each guest will have to order a main course. With live entertainment and a Mediterranean-themed menu, this just might be the best birthday treat ever!

Location: JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR | Contact info: 050-345 6067


Still deciding on a birthday brunch or party? Why not do both instead?! Treehouse, the stunning rooftop lounge, organizes one of the craziest party feasts in the city every week known simply as Hidden. We were pleasantly surprised to ‘discover’ that they also go all out for birthday celebrations with FREE cakes and sparklers. If you’re lucky, you might just end up scoring a whole bunch of treats as well. Let them know at the time of reservation that it’s your birthday, and simply sit back and enjoy being spoiled.

Location: Taj Dubai, Business Bay | Contact info: 058-827 2763

*Call the venue ahead of your visit for confirmation* 
**Pictures courtesy of venue's Facebook page or website**

Article Published: 31st March, 2019
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