7 Pinktober initiatives taking place in the UAE

As the month of Breast Cancer Awareness approaches, hotels and restaurants in the UAE are embracing remarkable endeavours to show their support and raise awareness

Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri

Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, is introducing the ‘Many Shades of Pink, One Purpose’ afternoon tea in support of Breast Cancer awareness. Guests can enjoy this artfully crafted tea experience at the hotel’s Lobby Lounge featuring pink-themed pastries like the ‘Pinkish Victoria Roulade’ and ‘Rhubarb and Strawberry Tart,’ along with traditional sandwiches, scones, and savoury bites. Guests can complement their tea time with a selection of Shangri-La’s teas and coffees or opt for a glass of bubbly for added sophistication.

Every day between 2-6pm. From AED150 per person. Call +9712 509 8555 or email restaurantreservations.slad@shangri-la.com.

Intellect Coffee

Intellect Coffee, a UAE-based female-led coffee brand, is excited to announce its second collaboration with Pink Caravan, a prominent non-profit organization focused on raising breast cancer awareness and providing free breast scans. The collaboration involves Intellect Coffee’s mobile coffee C-Wagon following Pink Caravan to prime locations in Dubai, offering free coffee to women after undergoing mammograms, enhancing the overall testing experience and promoting women’s health.

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Bounty Beets

Bounty Beets invites you to explore a unique weekend afternoon tea experience. Indulge in a delectable assortment of expertly crafted sweet and savoury treats, all meticulously prepared to be 100% gluten-free. This exquisite pink high tea extravaganza features timeless finger sandwiches served on elegantly pink-toasted bread, an array of delectable pastries that includes the much-loved strawberry tart and pineapple friands, alongside the quintessential British scones accompanied by jam and luscious pink clotted cream. To complement your meal, enjoy unlimited servings of tea, coffee, and juices, with the option to elevate your experience with bottomless bubbles. 10% of the proceeds from this exceptional experience will be generously donated to Al Jalila.

Every Saturday and Sunday throughout October. AED145 for soft beverages and AED199 for sparkling beverages. Visit Instagram.


Pinktober intiatives in the UAE

Treat your taste buds to scrumptious baked goods at the Gourmandises’ pop-up bake sale, where you can delight in divine, airy cupcakes. Starting at 8am on Thursday, these heavenly cupcakes are available for just AED10 each, with a generous AED7 from each purchase dedicated to supporting the Al Jalila Foundation.

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Embark on a month-long culinary journey with Ladurée in support of a crucial cause. Ladurée beckons you to relish an array of pink-themed delights, including the exquisite Pink Afternoon Tea, heavenly Religieuse strawberry candy, elegant Pink profiterole, and vibrant Beetroot feta salad. Treat yourself and a loved one to an elegant Pink Afternoon Tea for two, featuring brioche buns with beetroot cream, rose macarons with goat cheese, Chef’s special petit fours, macarons of your choice, and two hot beverages.

Available throughout the month of October. AED204 for two persons. Visit website.

Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection

Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection is presenting pink-themed culinary delights and generously donating 10% of their earnings to the Al Jalila Foundation, contributing to the cause. Additionally, the resort is actively participating in the “PINKtober Walk” on October 22nd to raise awareness. For those seeking a gastronomic journey with a purpose, the resort presents a range of dining experiences. These include an exquisite afternoon tea featuring delightful pink macaroons at Acacia Lounge, a special burger served with a pink brioche bun at Sauce, and a Pinktober Brunch on October 21st at The Underground Pub.

Call +97150 780 6342 or email hgrs.fbreservation@habtoorhospitality.com.


The renowned candy haven of the Middle East, Candylicious, has partnered with Pink Caravan to introduce a special edition lollipop in solidarity with Breast Cancer Awareness month. Candylicious encourages its enthusiasts to relish a meticulously crafted lollipop (priced at AED20), produced in-store, harmoniously combining a delightful confection with a meaningful cause. This delectable treat will be available throughout the month of October at Candylicious stores situated in Dubai Mall, DXB Airport Terminal 3 departure, concourse B, and Yas Mall Abu Dhabi.

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The St. Regis Downtown Dubai

The Library, a haven for afternoon tea, coffee, and pastries, will offer a daily pink-themed afternoon tea experience tailored to PinkTober. Guests can enjoy an array of delicate sandwiches and treats while indulging in delicious leaf teas and specialty coffees. Additionally, for every purchase of a pink dessert or pastry, the hotel will contribute AED5 to the cause.

Call +9714 512 5555.