6 cool things to do in Dubai this week: March 28 to 31

A handy guide to the best of the city…

This week we welcome a new set of fun things to do in Dubai. From a birthday celebration to a new focacceria, here are our top picks to keep you busy in Dubai this week.

Here are six things to do in Dubai.

Sunday March 28

1. Check out an awesome new eatery

If you’re in the mood for proper Italian food, look no further than casual diner La Fabbrica Italiana. The new eatery has opened on Wasl 51 and is already a big hit with the residents. Serving only three items, the ingredients are all imported from Italy and it shows in the flavour. The spot serves more than 12 varieties of focaccia with toppings from bresaola to truffle, smoked salmon, Nutella and much more. Other items on the menu include fresh buratta and traditional tiramisu.

La Fabbrica Italiana, Wasl 51, Al Wasl, daily 11am to 11pm. Tel: (0)4 547 0719. @la_fabbrica_italiana

2. Marea turns 2

It’s hard to believe that upmarket New York restaurant Marea opened its Dubai branch two years ago. The fancy spot is celebrating at its home in DIFC on March 28, and you’re all invited. Guests are welcome to book in for lunch or dinner, and there will be a complimentary glass of bubbles for every diner.

Marea, DIFC, Dubai, Sunday March 28, lunch 12pm to 5pm, dinner 7pm to 12am. Tel: (0)4 583 6366. marearestaurant.com

Monday March 29

3. Workout for Dh1

Bare DXB has just opened a new branch in That Concept Store, Mall of the Emirates. The brand new studio comes equipped with everything you could need for an intense sweaty session, in one of its hype-worthy classes. For this week only, fitness fans (old and new) can book a class for just Dh1, between March 28 and April 3.

Bare DXB, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, March 28 to April 3, 7am onwards, Dh1. Tel: (0)5 445 5059. bare.fitness

Tuesday March 30

4. Enjoy a new ladies’ night deal

If you’re looking for a new night to enjoy with the girls, Nara Pan Asian is offering five free drinks every Tuesday. All you need to do to redeem the offer is order a main course between 7pm and 10.45pm.

Nara Pan Asian, JLT, Tuesdays, 7pm onwards. Tel: (0)4 421 1356. @narapanasian

Wednesday March 31

5. Take a hike

Al Rabi Mountain Trails

Spring is the season of adventure, and nothing has residents more pumped this year than the UAE wilderness and its amazing hiking trails. They’re beautiful, they’re all unique, and they get you outside. They are also free, which we can’t say was true for your Deliveroo order last night.

Check out all the best hiking trails here.

6. Head to Global Village

If you haven’t had a chance to check out Global Village this year, you still have time. Due to popular demand, Dubai’s multi-cultural attraction, Global Village, has announced it will be extending its current 25th season by two weeks. The popular park was due to close at the beginning of Ramadan but will now continue until May 2.

Global Village, Saturday toWednesday 4pm to 12am, Thursday & Friday 4pm to 1am, Dhs15 entry. globalvillage.ae