Dine half-price at the Fairmont and hit the spa with a friend
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 11 Half-price dining at The Fairmont
Finish your week with a slap-up meal for half price at top international restaurant Spectrum on One – the venue is offering a 50 per cent discount on its à la carte menu until August 31.
Prices vary. 6.30pm-1am. The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).
Thursday 11 Enjoy art with your coffee
Aspen Café at the Kempinski is open throughout the day during Ramadan, and it also has art on its walls. This month the artist on show is Aboud Salman, whose colourful, bold works are Time Out favourites.
Open 24 hours. Exhibition continues until September 6. Aspen Cafe, Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates (04 427 0219).
Thursday 11 Get two nights of luxury for the price of one
Book a night at equine-themed boutique hotel Desert Palm and receive a night free – hello staycation. That means Palm Suites start at Dhs497 per night, and Pool Villas from Dhs1,595 per night.
Until August 30. Al Awir Road (04 323 8888).
Friday 12 Dubai Roadsters’ Friday ride
This popular bike ride attracts about 150 cyclists each week, and there are three distances to choose from: 80km, 120km or 140km. The ride starts and finishes at the Lime Tree Café in Jumeirah (perfect for a post-ride coffee).
Free (riders must provide their own bike and helmet). 5.30am. The Lime Tree Café, Beach Road, www.dubairoadsters.com (04 339 4453).
Friday 12 Try delectable dim sum
Partake in the Cantonese custom of yum cha with your family and friends at Hukama every Friday. Enjoy a selection of the finest Chinese teas along with a deliciously unique dim sum.
Dhs145. Noon-3pm. Hukama, The Address Downtown Dubai (04 436 8928).
Friday 12 Sample the Mina Seyahi’s iftar feast
Le Méridien Mina Seyahi’s double-decker tent boasts spectacular views of the marina and serves an authentic Arabic menu.
Dhs140, Dhs100 for kids under 12; Dhs70 minimum spend for suhoor menu. Sunset-late. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi (04 318 1398).
Friday 12 Pop to Aquara Lounge
Buy one selected drink and get one free at this popular Marina bar, which boasts panoramic views of the JBR skyline.
8pm-9.30pm. Dubai Marina Yacht Club (04 362 7900).
Saturday 13 Hit The Palace spa with a buddy
Enlist your best friend, sibling, partner or colleague and, when one of you enjoys any 60-minute treatment at The Spa at The Palace, the second treatment is 50 per cent off.
Prices vary. Until August 31. The Spa at The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7805).
Saturday 13 Cheap golf for Ramadan
If you’re one of those golfers who is determined to play whatever the weather, Arabian Ranches Golf Club is offering discounted rounds during Ramadan, and as many holes as you like during the whole of summer. You can also pay Dhs60 for unlimited balls at the driving range.
Ramadan offer from Dhs205 (members), Dhs255 (visitors); unlimited golf Dhs255 per daily session (visitors), Dhs225 (members). Available Sun-Wed 6am-5pm. Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Emirates Road (04 366 3000).
Saturday 13 Make time for designer tea at Raffles
Raffles’ afternoon tea features savouries and sweets inspired by designer fashion collections. This season’s tea showcases the block and pastel colours of the spring/summer catwalk.
Dhs199 (for two). 2pm-7pm. Crossroads, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Saturday 13 Levantine eats at Al Nafoorah
This Middle Eastern favourite has been serving delicious Lebanese cuisine for almost 10 years, and continues to raise the bar this Ramadan with a wide-ranging iftar buffet.
Dhs180. Sunset-8pm. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, www.jumeirah.com (04 319 8088).
Saturday 13 Not fasting? Grab a takeaway
Our new favourite high-end grocer is serving takeaway throughout the day this Ramadan. Jones the Grocer will prepare sandwiches, salads and juices for you to gobble up in privacy.
Prices vary. Open 10am-9pm. Al Manara, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 346 6886).
Sunday 14 A cleansing treat at The Fairmont’s spa
Pamper yourself with a 110-minute ritual that includes a body scrub, full-body massage and facial. While you’re there, enjoy free access to the hotel’s health club and swimming pools.
Dhs595. Until August 31. The Spa, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8800).
Sunday 14 Learn to sail a yacht
Ever wanted to captain a private yacht and its crew up to 30km offshore? Take this seven-day IYT course, starting today, and you’ll soon be taking to the waves.
Dhs7,500, includes weekend and evening classes. Marine Concept, Al Barsha, www.marine-charter-concept.com (055 960 3030).
Sunday 14 Tuck into Sunday roast at The Wharf
There’s a choice of roast beef, spit-roast chicken and rosemary lamb leg, all served with root vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and gravy.
Dhs90. Sunset-11pm. The Wharf, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).
Sunday 14 Enjoy a dip with Tom Hanks
The Address Dubai Mall’s poolside venue, Cabana, is hosting movie nights where you can lounge in the pool as you watch the film. Tonight’s flick is rom-com classic You’ve Got Mail, with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. The Dhs99 entry fee includes snacks and drinks.
From 8.30pm. Cabana, The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8999).
Monday 15 Grab lunch at La Petite Maison
This French favourite at DIFC is open for lunch throughout Ramadan. We recommend the scallop carpaccio (above) and the green beans with foie gras.
Prices vary. Noon-3pm. DIFC (04 439 0505).
Monday 15 Fill a shoe box for a good cause
Today is the first day of The Box Appeal (formerly known as the Shoe Box Appeal). Collect a box from any Radisson Blu or Park Inn Hotel and fill it with items from the list – boxes will then be distributed to migrant workers.
See the Facebook page for info.
Monday 15 Try a three-day detox at Talise Spa
Cleanse your body as well as your mind this Ramadan with a detox combining diagnostics, a lifestyle consultation, fitness sessions and a full-body treatment.
Dhs1,495. Talise Spa, Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6818).
Tuesday 16 Burger night
Head to C.Taste to feast on all-you-can-eat burgers prepared at the live cooking station, plus two hop- or grape-based beverages.
Dhs80. 8.30pm-11pm. C.taste, Centro Barsha, Al Barsha (04 704 0000).
Tuesday 16 Hang out at Rosso
This popular Italian eatery and bar is one of our favourite Dubai Marina hangouts, and Ramadan hasn’t changed that. Ladies get two free glasses of bubbly and complimentary bruschetta from 9pm.
Open from 7pm. Amwaj Rotana, Dubai Marina (04 428 3088).
Wednesday 17 Save a bundle on pampering
Book any treatment at the One&Only Royal Mirage’s several spas and you’ll get a second treatment in the same category half price.
Until August 31. The One&Only Royal Mirage, Jumeirah (04 315 2140).
Wednesday 17 Snap up a bento box
Japanese food fans should try Tokyo@The Towers’ two-course teppanyaki menu with special bento box.
Noon-2.30pm (weekdays), 1pm-3.30pm (weekends). Dhs79-89; Dhs180 (bento box). Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8088).
Wednesday 17 Buy local fashion
Today is the first day of Dubai Ladies Club’s four-day fashion bazaar, showcasing the products of small local businesses and designers.
Free. 8pm-midnight. Dubai Ladies Club, Jumeirah,
(04 349 9922).
Wednesday 17 Late-night munchies at Mirdif City Centre
This mega-mall has plenty of festive decor and traditional gazebos during Ramadan, as well as charity collection points. The food outlets will also be open until 3am.
Shops open daily 10am-1am. Mirdif (800 6422).