Colour therapy, dry brunch, kickball and more Dubai fun
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 18 Watch Coraline from the pool
From the director of The Nightmare Before Christmas, this fantasy tale of childhood angst is simultaneously dazzling and terrifying, with a dark edge. Watch it tonight from the cool confines of Dubai Polo Club’s pool.
Dhs35 for adults, Dhs20 for kids aged 12 and under, free for members. 7pm. Today only. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club (04 361 8111).
Thursday 18 Try a colour therapy session
If you have time on your hands this Ramadan, see if a colour therapy session at Spa Dunya can help improve your emotional wellbeing.
From Dhs200 for a colour back massage. Ongoing. Spa Dunya Colour Experience, Shams 1, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 439 3669).
Thursday 18 A super-cheap suhoor
Budget hotel chain Citymax is offering a purse-friendly iftar and suhoor buffet throughout Ramadan. The buffets include 35 dishes – Asian, Arabic and continental – and will be available at all properties, including Al Barsha and Bur Dubai.
Dhs49 (iftar), Dhs29 (suhoor). Sunset-late. Until end of Ramadan. Citymax Hotel Al Barsha (04 409 8000); Bur Dubai (04 407 8000).
Thursday 18 Feast on American steak
Enjoy an authentic New York culinary experience as the aptly named Manhattan Grill introduces a two-course menu featuring NYC-style steak.
Dhs195 for two courses (including a glass of grape). 7pm-8.30pm. Until end of Ramadan. Manhattan Grill, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
Friday 19 Arboretum dry brunch
It’s just like the Al Qasr brunch, but cheaper and with soft drinks only. The buffet includes a feast of international and regional cuisine, and there’s also a kids’ corner with face-painting.
Dhs250 (includes soft drinks). 12.30pm-4pm. Until end of Ramadan. Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).
Friday 19 Kickball tournament
Fancy trying a new sport? Sometimes called ‘soccer baseball’, kickball is played on a softball diamond and involves kicking a big red bouncy ball. Duplays is organising a tournament tonight, with mixed 10-a-side teams.
Dhs100 per player, or Dhs1,000 for teams. 5pm-9pm. Today only. Metropolitan Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.duplays.com (055 224 0187).
Friday 19 Break your fast at Khan Murjan
Time Out favourite Khan Murjan serves three kinds of soup, eight mains, and Egyptian and Lebanese desserts. Shisha and coffee cost extra.
Dhs135, Dhs90 (kids aged five to 12). Sunset-late. Until end of Ramadan. Khan Murjan Souk, Oud Metha (04 327 9795).
Saturday 20 Check out a diverse art show
Tashkeel is one of the few galleries with an exhibition running during Ramadan, and its members’ show features diverse art across a range of mediums. Recent works include photography, paintings, digital pieces, video and installation.
Free. Until September 1. Tashkeel, Nad Al Sheba (04 336 3313).
Saturday 20 Detox sports massage for men
This month, The Aviation Club is offering a treatment tailor-made to tackle muscle stiffness while detoxifying the body: perfect if you’ve just finished a workout at the club’s gym.
Dhs195 for 60 minutes. Until September 30. Akaru Spa, The Aviation Club, Garhoud(04 282 8578).
Saturday 20 Have lunch at Sloane’s
Situated on the mezzanine level of the Grosvenor House hotel, Sloane’s will be open 24 hours a day during Ramadan, serving a range of cuisines.
Prices vary. Open 24 hours. Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina (04 317 6000).
Saturday 20 Tuck into great-value Italian fare
Choose two or three courses at Carluccio’s and enjoy complimentary coffee and chocolate.
Dhs89 (two courses), Dhs119 (three courses). Sunset-11pm. Until end of Ramadan. Carluccio’s, Dubai Marina Mall (04 399 7844).
Saturday 20 Watch Arsenal take on Liverpool
Head to the Crown & Lion, one of the few pubs still open during the day this month (though not serving alcohol until 8pm) to watch the biggest Premier League match on Saturday.
Free. Kick-off 3.45pm. Today only. Byblos Hotel, TECOM (04 448 8000).
Sunday 21 Charity drop at Mirdif City Centre
Before you fill your shopping bags at this mega family mall, drop those unwanted goods you’ve been meaning to give away at the charity collection points located throughout the mall.
Free. Open daily 10am-1am (food outlets open until 3am). Until end of Ramadan. Mirdif (800 6422).
Sunday 21 Iftar at The Address Dubai Marina
Iftar is held in the specially decorated Constellation Ballroom, while suhoor and shisha are served in the Terrace Tent. There’s also a bouncy castle for kids.
Dhs155. Sunset-8pm. Until end of Ramadan. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Monday 22 Go dragon boating
Join Dubai Flying Dragons for their training sessions every Monday and Wednesday at Barasti Beach. A newbie session with a specialised coach takes place on Saturdays at 4pm to take beginners through the basics.
Prices vary. Mon and Wed 5.55am, Sat 4.30pm. Ongoing. Various locations across Dubai, www.dubaidragonboat.com.
Monday 22 Monday lobster night at The Wharf
Try North Atlantic Canadian Hum lobster (500g-600g) cooked in three different ways: grilled, thermidor, and steamed, served with mash and salad.
Dhs450. Sunset-11.30pm. Ongoing Mina A’ Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).
Monday 22 End your day with a good ribbing
One of the many reasons we love Mexican venue Loca: ribs and a pint night every Monday evening.
Dhs65. From 8pm. Ongoing. Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah (04 346 1111).
Monday 22 Watch Man Utd take on Tottenham
Man U fans should head to Harvesters to cheer their team among fellow supporters, while Spurs fans should make for the Dhow & Anchor.
Free. Kick off 11pm. Harvesters, Crowne Plaza Dubai (04 331 1111); Dhow & Anchor, Jumeirah Beach Hotel (04 406 8999).
Tuesday 23 Get refreshed with a hydrating spa treat
Beat the dry summer heat with a hydrating spa therapy that includes a 60-minute massage using almond oil and a 30-minute foot reflexology session, which works with pressure points to enhance circulation.
Dhs320. Until August 31. Grand Spa, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2333).
Tuesday 23 Burgers galore
Head to C.Taste to sample all-you-can-eat burgers prepared at the live cooking station, plus two hop- or grape-based beverages.
Dhs80. 8.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. C.Taste, Centro Barsha (04 704 0000).
Tuesday 23 A seafood feast
Indulge in a Wednesday night seafood buffet with delicacies such as lobster, crab, oysters and shrimps.
Dhs215 (with selected beverages from 8pm), Dhs190 (soft drinks), Dhs95 (kids aged six to 12), free for under sixes. Ongoing. 7pm-11.30pm. The Market Café, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
Wednesday 24 Banish that cellulite
Take advantage of Elche’s anti-cellulite vacuum package offer: if you buy seven treatments, you’ll get five free speed fitness cellulite sessions, each worth Dhs150.
Dhs3,750 per package. Until August 31. Elche Natural Beauty Retreat, Jumeirah (04 349 4942).
Wednesday 24 Go running
Lace up those trainers and join the popular ABRaS club. Tonight is new runner night.
Free for first three runs. 6.30pm. Ongoing. Various locations; check website for details. www.abrasac.org.
Wednesday 24 Enjoy an Italian lunch
Ronda Locatelli at Atlantis is serving its signature high-end Italian fare for lunch throughout Ramadan. If you’re not fasting, stop by for pasta, pizza and more.
Noon-3pm. Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Wednesday 24 Enter a 3D gaming competition
Compete in this new 3D contest and win prizes every day at this video games café.
Free. 9pm-midnight. Until January 6. Living Rooms, Festival Centre, www.facebook.com/lggulffanclub (04 232 9291).