Think of others during Ramadan and Eid and take this chance to treat them
Time Out Dubai staff
This Palestinian cushion cover is ideal as, not only does it look the part, but proceeds go to The Qalandia Camp Women’s Handicraft Cooperative – a non-profit, non-governmental organisation that aims to raise the educational, social, cultural, health and economic standards of women and children in Palestine – so it’s charitable too.
Dhs995, The One (04 345 6687)
Ramadan is a time for friends and family, so help someone special keep in touch by buying them a mobile phone with a videophone app, like this new Puma phone or, if you haven’t got the cash to flash, a phonecard holds just as much sentiment.
Dhs2,099, Jumbo Electronics, Sharaf DG, Virgin, E-max and Compu Me stores
Know someone who’s going to be slaving over a hot stove preparing iftars? This new appliance from Kenwood will stir and heat at the same time – giving the chef more time to spend with the family.
Kenwood Cooking Chef, Dhs7,000 available at Jashanmal, Spinney’s and more
Make someone’s day with a gift and make a child’s year by buying a handmade card – perfect for Ramadan wishes – from Soboho, as all proceeds go to their ‘Drop of Milk’ charity. This charity provides milk, free treatment and medication for needy children, as well as financial aid for children who have to undergo surgeries.
Cards Dhs15 each. Soboho, Dubai Marina Mall
Give something back
Several of Dubai’s malls are joining forces to help you help the community. Look out for the Red Crescent Society collection bins in Deira City Centre, Mirdif City Centre and Mall of the Emirates, and drop off your unwanted glasses and spectacles, clothing, mobile phones and books, which will be distributed to underprivileged people inside and outside the UAE. In return shoppers will receive a ‘special offer coupon’ as a token of appreciation; plus, you get that feel-good feeling for free.
Kempinski is obviously in the generous Ramadan spirit: if you enjoy an iftar in the cosy confines of a Grand Ski Chalet for Dhs365 per person, you and up to five guests can stay at the chalet following the iftar – for no extra cost.
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