To start the month off, we’ll be celebrating Mothers’ Day (marked in the UK on March 6) by taking ourselves – or our mums if they’re in town – to Chi, The Spa at Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai (04 405 2441). Their Mother and Daughter Day Pamper Package includes a 60-minute Asian Blend massage and full access to the pool and spa facilities. We’ll also be heading over to Lush to pick up one of the Mothers’ Day gift boxes, and of course, a little treat for ourselves.
Then, as we’ve been looking forward to eating everything in sight and watching master chefs in their element, that’s exactly what we plan to do at the Dubai Food Festival. We’ve already got our eyes on The Great British Garden Party on March 5 at Reform Social and Grill (04 454 2638) and Taste of Dubai from March 10-12 at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre (www.tasteofdubaifestival.com).
When we aren’t trying to see how much food we can eat without having a calorie-induced nap, we’ll be heading down to the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (March 1-12) to meet and listen to the literary geniuses behind some of our favourite novels. And of course we’ll have to pick up a couple of books while we’re there (www.emirateslitfest.com).
Since it’s a month of indulgence, we’ll be treating ourselves to seeing Irish comedy giant Dara O’Briain live on stage on March 17 for St Patrick’s Day at Dubai World Trade Centre. It’ll be a night of laughter, joviality and probably more food (www.doneevents.com/dara/).
Obviously, laughing for hours on end is quite tiring work but thankfully the next day is World Sleep Day so we’ll be spending it in our pyjamas, staying in bed and watching films.
Finally, we’ll join in the Holi Hai festivities at Zabeel Park on March 25 to enjoy some live music, dance performances and a big old splash of Holi colour. Words from the wise: do not wear expensive clothes or anything you don’t want ruined; it’s about to get colourful out there!