What To Do This Week, March 28

Pool days, family staycays and Italian culinary masterpieces – there’s so much to enjoy as Spring Break returns!



SUNDAY MARCH 28

Extend the weekend with a day on a sunlounger with your BFFs at WET Deck, W Dubai. Running from 12-4 pm every Sunday, the newly-relaunched ‘Not Another Ladies Day’ package includes a prime spot poolside, the main course, and unlimited drinks, all for just AED150 per person. Guests who take part in a yoga session between 11am and 12pm are also treated to a 20% discount at the AWAY Spa – just the thing if you need a massage to blast away the onset of any back-to-work tension.  

MONDAY MARCH 29

From March 25 to April 10, parents dine free with every paying child at The Daily restaurants in Rove Trade Centre, Rove Healthcare City, Rove Dubai Marina, Rove City Centre, Rove At The Park, and Rove La Mer Beach – kids just need to order their favourite meal from the main menu and treat mum or dad to a free dish of their choice from The Big Kids’ Menu. Better still, if you’re looking to make the most of the school holidays with a staycay, Rove At The Park’s special room-stay deal is brilliant value for money. Starting from AED399, book any staycay online at rovehotels.com from now until April 10, and get two tickets to Dubai Parks and Resorts with your booking. Tickets grant access to one park per day, with the choice of three exciting theme parks, plus a water park, right on the doorstep.

Call 04 561 999 or Whatsapp 050 517 6833 for more.

TUESDAY MARCH 30

As Dubai Restaurant Week continues, foodies should seek out the latest addition to Dubai’s bustling F&B scene – the city’s first ever focacceria.

Opening their doors at Wasl 51, and co-founded by acclaimed chef Davide Galbiati, the super-Instagrammable La Fabbrica Focacceria Italiana has just three classic Italian items on the menu: Focaccia, Burrata and Tiramisu – all handmade in the homegrown, family-run new culinary hotspot. 

Serving more than 15 variations of authentic, 72-hour fermented dough focaccia, including signature Italian favourites like Barese, Ligure and Trentina along with a sprinkle of adaptation to local flavours like Zaatar Man’ousheh, all focaccia are baked fresh daily, and based on a 2000 year old recipe. With spectacular Burrata the focal point of meals at La Fabbricca Italiana, served as a main course with sides to enjoy, dessert is Tiramisu – with an original recipe from the Galbiati family’s great Aunt Speranza Bon, who first created the dessert for a visiting Greek Princess in 1958. Served in a coppa imperiale – an imperial cup – to stay true to the dessert’s history and their aunt’s legacy, and made with exclusively imported Italian ingredients to maintain its authenticity, including Italian yellow egg yolks, Bialetti-brewed mocha coffee, whipped mascarpone, and dark chocolate shavings, the original tiramisu is set to become the most-wanted dessert in Dubai.

Call 04 547 0719 or check out their Instagram here.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 31

Dubai’s only mountain resort, JA Hatta Fort Hotel, is now ‘officially dog friendly’ – which means you can enjoy a staycay for the whole family – including your four-legged friend. 

Open to dogs of any size, the new doggie staycations allow guests to  stay overnight with their furry friends as well as enjoy picnics and barbecues for dogs amidst the glorious greenery and landscaped grounds of the Hajar Mountain resort.

With doggy beds and toys provided upon request by the hotel, pets and their owners can dine in their rooms or in the picturesque, shaded area of the Palm Tree Garden with dining options available from all restaurants in the hotel. While dogs must remain on a leash in most areas for the safety of other native wildlife, they are permitted to roam free in the designated outdoor marquee area with plenty of rocky terrain to explore. 

A must-visit for animal lovers, aside from two outdoor pools, there’s a shaded mini zoo with ponies, deer, goats, peacocks and tortoises, pedal boat rides at Hatta Dam, visits Hatta Honey Bee Farm, horse riding and spa treatments to enjoy, while adventurers can jump into activities like zip-lining, wall climbing, mountain biking and kayaking and more at the newly re-opened Wadi Hub. 

The hotel has also exclusively partnered with FLOPSTER, the UAE-based app that centralizes all pet-friendly venues and activities throughout the UAE. A “Flopster” menu will be available every day of the week for visiting guests and pets at JA Hatta Fort Hotel, for AED 80 per person.

For overnight stays, pet owners will be charged a fixed sanitization fee of AED 150 for the un-fur-gettable stay, plus an additional AED 50 per pet, per day for additional cleaning.

To book, call 04 8099 333, or email reservation.hfh@jaresorts.com.

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