Thursday 28 Eat lunch at Okku while you can
Okku won’t be serving lunch in August, so sample some of the signature dishes over two, three or four courses while you still can.
Dhs69 (Sui), Dhs89 (Daichi), Dhs99 (Kaze), Dhs125 (Hibachi). Sun-Thu noon-3pm. The Monarch, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).
Thursday 28 An hour of free drinks at Shangri-La
If you dine in either Marrakech or Amwaj at the Shangri-La this July, you receive 30 per cent off your entire bill. You’re also invited to arrive one hour before your reservation and enjoy complimentary hops, grapes and mixed drinks.
Offer continues until the end of July. Prices vary. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 343 8888).
Thursday 28 Ladies’ night at Wild Wadi
Until October, Thursday nights at Wild Wadi are dedicated to ladies and boys under eight only, with female staff members on duty to help guests feel at ease.
Dhs170 (adults), Dhs135 (kids under 1.1m tall) 9pm-1am (June-August). Wild Wadi, Jumeirah (04 348 4444).
Thursday 28 Dance until you drop at Sanctuary’s season closing party
Italian DJ and recent Kelly Rowland collaborator Alex Gaudino will be headlining the night, with support from the club’s popular residents.
Entry price TBC. Open 10pm-3am. Sanctuary, Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0561).
Thursday 28 Yolanda Be Cool
The quirky Australian duo behind last year’s hit ‘We No Speak Americano’ return to Dubai for a session at XL Beach Club, courtesy of Infusion.
Dhs100, free for ladies and Face card holders and Dhs50 for men before 8pm. Doors open 5pm. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort (056 640 6161).
Friday 29 Last chance to get Loaded
The city’s newest indie night runs for the last time until September, and tonight they’ll be sticking to the playlist submitted by party-goers in the lead-up to the event. People’s choice! Selected drinks are Dhs20 all night.
Free. 9pm-3am. Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel, Al Barsha (04 399 6699).
Friday 29 Discounts at Traiteur
Traiteur is closed for Ramadan, so bag a table now and receive 20 per cent off the total bill.
Book at www.opentable.com/traiteur-park-hyatt-dubai
. Valid for lunch and dinner. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 602 1804).
Friday 29 A one-night only play
Head out tonight to see ‘Broken Images’ a psychological thriller stage play about the 21st century’s obsession with celebrity. Promisingly, it stars legendary Indian actress Shabana Azmi.
Tickets from Dhs200-Dhs1,000. 7pm & 9.45pm. Madinat Theatre,
Saturday 30 Try Indoor karting
Beat the heat (and your opponents) at the warehouse-style Kartdome, which houses a 500m track where up to 20 drivers can race.
Dhs100 for 15 minutes, Dhs10 registration for first-timers (suits, gloves and helmets provided). Open daily, times vary, see website. Kartdrome, Motor City, www.dubaiautodrome.com.
Saturday 30 Understand Ramadan better
The course is geared to expatriates and aims to answer questions and address hesitations commonly associated with all that is involved with the Holy Month – from fasting to prayer.
Free. 10am-2pm. Dubai Knowledge Village Atrium, www.eton.ac (04 375 3285).
Saturday 30 Adopt a cute kitten
Give an abandoned cat a loving home at this adoption day, a Feline Friends initiative. Be
sure to remember, however, that a cat’s for life, not just for Ramadan.
Free. 1pm-4pm. The Veterinary Hospital, Al Quoz (04 338 7726). www.felinefriendsdubai.com.
Saturday 30 Dubai Golf Summer Series
Challenge yourself on the championship courses at Emirates Golf Club and Dubai Creek this summer. Tonight is the second of four fixtures and is open to all with a valid handicap.
Members Dhs175, visitors Dhs375, 6pm start, Faldo course, Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, firstname.lastname@example.org (04 380 2222).
Saturday 30 One last lunch at Ritz-Carlton JBR
Gobble up Italian at Ritz-Carlton, which serves a buffet of antipasti, pasta and traditional desserts. Pool and beach access is also available.
Dhs275 (food only, including pool and beach access); Dhs175 (food only); Dhs140 (kids aged five to 12, including pool access); Dhs90 (kids, food only). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Splendido, The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, JBR (04 399 4000).
Sunday 31 A great massage deal for golfers
Treat yourself to a massage at SensAsia in Emirates Golf Club: book anything over Dhs310 you’ll get 50 per cent of the cost back in SensCash vouchers to use against your next treatment.
Prices vary. Valid Sun-Thu until September 10, excludes the Mall of the Emirates branch. Various locations including Emirates Golf Club (04 417 9820).
Sunday 31 BurJuman and BMW
Spend Dhs200 at BurJuman and head to the information desk to enter the raffle to be in-to-win a BMW every week.
Until August 31. BurJuman (04 352 0222).
Sunday 31 Say au revoir, Reflets
Reflets Par Pierre Gagnaire is closing for August, so sample the business lunch menu (Dhs180) or go all out for dinner while you still can.
Noon-2.30pm (lunch), 7pm-late (dinner). InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1199).
Monday August 1 Enjoy Ramadan deals at Zen
Zen Beauty Lounge is offering an organic hair treatment and blow dry, plus a fresh date facial for only Dhs300 (normal price Dhs425). You can also enjoy a full body scrub or a full body massage priced at Dhs250, and receive a free pedicure worth Dhs80.
Until August 31. Zen Beauty Lounge, Discovery Gardens (04 434 3017).
Monday August 1 Bidi Bondi Pub Quiz
This Aussie-themed favourite is open for lunch and starts serving beverages after the Ramadan permitted hours. Be sure to book a table, as it’s extremely popular.
Free. From 8pm. The Palm Jumeirah (04 427 0515).
Monday August 1 Iftar with a view
Get your kicks by breaking the fast in Dubai’s only revolving restaurant. Other than 360˚ views of the city, there will be a special buffet featuring traditional Ramadan favourites and Emirati dishes.
Dhs150, Dhs75 (kids aged 6 to 12 years). Sunset-8.30pm. Al Dawaar, Hyatt Regency (04 317 2222).
Tuesday 2 Have a half-price massage
Get 50 per cent off a number of luxurious spa journeys at the InterContinental Festival City, including the French Polynesia, which involves a body buff and a Tahitian body glaze massage.
Prices vary. Until August 31. InterContinental Festival City (04 701 1257).
Tuesday 2 Hang out at Double Decker
This Brit pub has one of the earliest Ramadan happy hours where you’ll get 20 per cent off selected drinks.
Prices vary. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Al Murooj Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 321 1111).
Tuesday 2 A conversation with Sultan Al Qassemi
Head down to Jumeirah tonight to hear local art collector and social commentator Sultan Al Qassemi discuss a range of cultural topics. It’s sure to be enlightening.
Free entry for both men and women. 9.30pm-11pm. Funoon, Dubai Ladies Club, Beach Road (04 349 9922).
Wednesday 3 A very berry detox session
This package includes an Elche No1 facial, a fruit enzyme renewal facial and a detoxifying lymphatic drainage massage each tailored to your skin type.
Dhs1,550 (Dhs300 saving). Until August 31. Elche Natural Beauty Retreat, Jumeirah (04 349 4942).
Wednesday 3 2-for-1 vouchers at Thai Privilege Spa
Buy a Summertime Belle package consisting of a skin scrub followed by a pampering foot reflexology session and get your second free with our 2-for-1 voucher.
Dhs500. Valid until September 1. Thai Privilege Spa, Jumeirah
(04 348 9679).
Wednesday 3 UAE: A Work of Art
This exhibition features the visions of a range of young Emirati creatives – well worth a look.
The Ara Gallery, Downtown Burj Khalifa (04 454 2784).