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11 free birthday meals and treats in Dubai

Food taste better when it’s free, especially on your birthday

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If you love freebies, especially on your big day then you have many options for places to go and enjoy an edible birthday present on the house. We scoured the scene and found a bunch of Dubai restaurants, where you can eat for free on your birthday.

Bring your Emirates ID, to show them you aren’t fibbing about when you were born. Some restaurants also may require a pre-registration or some kind of sign up, while other places will only give you your free meal if you have enough people eating with you. Make sure you plan ahead.


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Waking up to well wishes from your loved ones on your birthday is a fantastic feeling, but nothing can beat getting a free breakfast from your favourite neighborhood restaurant to enjoy on your special day! Simply show them your Emirates ID to Sophie’s staff to confirm your birth date and enjoy your favourite breakfast meal and hot beverage on them. Better still, there’s no expiry on this treat, so even if your Birthday is 11 months from now, come on in! 

Location Barsha Heights Cost Free Timings Open Daily from 7am to 9pm

Wild Wadi

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The waterpark is offering complimentary access for the birthday guest only when they bring three additional members, either friends or family who will purchase their entrance ticket. The offer is subject to availability and can be combined only with UAE Residents Offer or the Ladies Night Offer. Just show up with your ID and and you can claim your gift on any day in your birthday month. The Birthday offer is valid daily, except during Public Holidays.

Location Jumeirah Beach Hotel Cost Free with 3 other guests Timings Any day, except public holiday months

AB’s Absolute Barbecues

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This delicious grill spot will give you a free meal on your birthday. Whether it is lunch or dinner, make sure you call ahead because this popular place might have a long waiting list.

Location Dubai Media City, Deira and Sheikh Zayed Road Cost Free Timings Open daily from 12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 12am Contact 600577776


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Head over to Ramusake for some  Japanese food and you will get a complementary chocolate fondant, decked in free sparklers. 

Location Double Tree by Hilton, JBR Cost various Timings Daily from 6pm to 2am Contact 04 5595300

Aquaventure Waterpark

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Make sure you register your birthday date on the Aquaventure website so you can get a a free day pass to spend the day at the waterpark. You have to use it during your birthday week. So make sure you plan ahead for this one.

Location Atlantis The Palm Jumeirah Cost free with registration Timings Daily from 10am to 6.30pm

Tribeca Kitchen and Bar

Plan ahead at this lively spot and bring 5 friends along in order to get a free three course dinner or brunch. Your table will also get a free bottle of bubbly.

Location JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR Cost Free meal Timings Daily from 12pm to 3am Contact 050 3456067

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This special offer needs you to sign up for the Amber rewards program and you can enjoy a free Frozen Hot Chocolate.

Location City Walk 3, Al Wasl Cost Free Timings Daily from 10am to 10pm Contact 04 2759053

Bagatelle Dubai

Bagatelle knows how to party. If you celebrate a birthday dinner there, you will get a show stopping dessert with sparklers and loud music.

Location Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road Cost various Timings Daily from 8pm to 2am Contact 04 3545035

Armani Dubai Caffe

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If you dine at Armani Caffee in Dubai Mall or Mall of the Emirates, you'll get a free chocolate fondant. The best part is, the special offer is valid for up to one month after your birthday! This spot will also need you to be an Amber card member.

Location Downtown Dubai and Mall of the Emirates Cost various Timings Daily from 10am to 12am Contact 04 4298968

Paul Bakery and Cafe

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If you pass by any Paul on your birthday, you’ll get a free cake from the French bakery. Make sure you show them your ID.

Location multiple locations Cost free

Marina Social

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This high end British restaurant will get you a free birthday cake as well as a birthday card on your special day!

Location InterContinental Dubai Marina Cost various Timings Daily from 7pm to 12am Contact 04 4466664