If this is the first time you’re reading about Mother’s Day this year, don’t panic – there’s still time for you to plan something special.
For Americans, Mother’s Day falls on Saturday March 21, while Brits will celebrate on Sunday March 22.
Whether you want to take your mum out for dinner, or treat her with a spa treatment, there’s plenty of options in Bahrain.
Read on for our top picks.
Al Hadiqa Pool & Beach
If you missed out on Jumeirah Royal Saray’s International Women’s Day offer, don’t worry - it’s coming back for Mother’s Day too. You’ll get a complimentary day pass for the pool, and 15 percent off all spa treatments.
Free. Sat Mar 21 10am-2pm. Jumeirah Royal Saray, Seef (7770 7070).
If you’re not flush for cash but still looking to treat your mum, why not head to the brunch at Mercure Seef where they’ll dine for free. Plus, the house beverage package will only set you back BHD14++, so you won’t have to spend that much even if you bring dad along too.
Free (mothers), BHD12++ (soft drinks), BHD14++ (house beverages). Fri Mar 20 12.30pm-4pm. Al-Sofra, Mercure Seef (1758 4400).
This Mother’s Day, The Gulf Hotel is giving mums 50 percent off its Saturday brunch. You’ll get to dine on an international buffet from 12.30pm until 4pm for just BHD9+++. A proper bargain.
BHD9+++ (food only, mothers), BHD18+++ (food only). Sat March 21 12.30pm-4pm. The Gulf Hotel Convention and Spa, Road 3801, Adliya (1774 6425).
Flowers are the go-to gift for sons and daughters who need to grab a last minute Mother’s Day gift, and if you head to Choices you won’t even have to do that as every mother will be gifted a bouquet at the Friday brunch. You can expect all the usual dishes and live cooking stations, plus performances from in-house band Soneando.
BHD25 (soft drinks), BHD36 (house beverages), BHD12.5 (kids six-12). Fri Mar 20 12.30pm-4pm. Choices Restaurant, ART Rotana, Amwaj Islands (1600 0111).
All mums deserve a bit of luxury for putting up with us, and there’s no better way to do that than with afternoon tea. If you head to the Four Seasons this year, you’ll get all the usual sandwiches and treats, plus a bouquet of flowers and a chocolate box to take home.
BHD48 (for two). Fri Mar 20-Fri Mar 27 noon-9pm. Four Seasons Bahrain Bay (1711 5044).
The Palm Lounge
If a free pool day wasn’t enough to tempt you over to the Jumeirah Royal Saray, the five-star hotel is also offering up an afternoon tea at The Palm Lounge. The kids will be kept entertained by the Bulbul Kids Club while you graze on pastries, savoury dishes and scones.
BHD10 (per person, includes one hot drink), free (kids club access for kids three-12). Sat Mar 21 1pm-7pm. The Palm Lounge, Jumeirah Royal Saray (6672 0026).