College basketball, charity iftar, pre-Eid detox and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 25 Duke Blue Devils in Dubai
The famous US college basketball team, led by legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski, will take on the UAE national team at Al Wasl Club in a high-profile exhibition match.
Dhs70 to Dhs800. Doors open 8pm; match starts 9.30pm. Al Wasl Club, Bur Dubai, www.duplays.com (055 224 0187).
Thursday 25 Browse the Ramadan fair
The second annual Ramadan fair takes place at Dubai Ladies Club, and this week is your last chance to see the local female designers and young entrepreneurs showcasing their wares.
Free. Daily 9.30am-11pm. Until August 27. Dubai Ladies’ Club, Jumeirah, email@example.com (04 349 9922 ext 300).
Thursday 25 Kick back at McGettigan’s
It’s been a long week – as the evening sets in, head to McGettigan’s for a cold one. It may feel like everyone’s away for summer, but the Irish pub is bucking the trend and is AS busy as ever.
Free entry. Open daily 8pm-2am. Bonnington Hotel, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 356 0560).
Friday 26 Charity iftar for East Africa
This fundraising iftar is held in support of the Red Crescent relief effort in drought-hit areas such as Somalia. All proceeds will go to charity, and the event itself aims to raise awareness of those affected by the current famine.
Dhs150. 6pm-9pm. Qamardeen Hotel, Downtown Burj Khalifa (04 428 6888).
Friday 26 Watch Alvin and the Chipmunks in your trunks
Relax in the pool at Dubai Polo Club and enjoy the family-friend animated escapades of three helium-voiced woodland creatures.
Dhs35 for adults, Dhs20 for kids. From 7pm. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches (04 361 8111).
Friday 26 Three-course deal at Ruth’s Chris
Enjoy a three-course dinner, a free welcome drink and a bottle of grape per couple at this popular American steakhouse.
Dhs295 per person. Daily sunset ’til late. Until the end of Ramadan. The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8666).
Friday 26 Grab a drink at The Music Room
There may not be any live music to enjoy just yet, but this venue is still a good spot for unfussy bar snacks and cheap drinks, with selected drinks for Dhs20 from 8pm-9pm.
Free. Open 8pm-2am. Majestic Hotel & Tower, Bur Dubai (050 248 4054).
Saturday 27 See unusual Iranian artworks
When the riots broke out in Iran in 2009, Nargess Hashemi took photographs of her family at impromptu gatherings. She has recreated these scenes as intricate artworks using black marker on plastic sheets interlaced with embroidered fabrics.
Until September 15. Gallery Isabelle Van Den Eynde, Al Serkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 323 5052).
Saturday 27 Get vouchers to spend when you buy a massage
Treat yourself to a SensAsia massage for Dhs310 or more and get 50 per cent off the cost back in SensCash vouchers to use next time.
Prices vary. Valid Sun-Thu. Until September 10; excludes MOE branch. SensAsia, various locations including Emirates Golf Club (04 417 9820).
Saturday 27 Sonamu meal deal
Asiana Hotel’s signature restaurant, Sonamu, offers a Dhs150 deal on Korean delicacies and two bottles of premium Korean beverage.
Dhs150. Daily sunset-11pm. Ongoing. Asiana Hotel, Salahuddin Road, Deira (04 238 7777).
Saturday 27 Donate to The Box Appeal
This local Ramadan appeal aims to provide labourers across the UAE with essential everyday necessities. See the Facebook page for more info and a full list of box collection locations.
Until August 31. www.facebook.com/theboxappeal.
Saturday 27 Sip cool drinks at Nelson’s
Kick back in this English-themed pub and enjoy a bucket of five bottles for Dhs110. Peckish?
We recommend a plate of potato skins.Free. Open 8pm-2am. Media Rotana, TECOM (04 435 0000).
Sunday 28 Indian nights at Gharana
Feast on a tasty set menu at this Barsha venue. You’ll receive a Dhs100 voucher (valid for two months) to spend on your next visit when you book a group of 10 people, or a Dhs200 voucher when you book a group of 20 people.
Dhs99. Sun-Thu sunset-11.30pm. Until end of Ramadan. Holiday Inn Al Barsha, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 323 4333).
Sunday 28 See Adam Sandler in Click
Lounge in the pool and watch the US comic as he uses a magic remote control to skip through life’s worst moments. Entry fee includes snacks and drinks.
Dhs99 per person. From 8.30pm. Cabana, The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8999).
Monday 29 Last-chance iftar at the Royal Mirage
Iftar buffets are served in Tagine (at The Palace) and The Rotisserie (in Arabian Court). Guests can then spend the rest of the evening relaxing in this stunning setting.
Dhs175. 7.10pm-8.30pm. The Palace, One&Only Royal Mirage, firstname.lastname@example.org (04 399 9999).
Monday 29 See the world’s top glass artist
Ever wondered who crafted the centrepiece at Atlantis? Glass sculptor Dale Chihuly is currently showing at Cuadro DIFC, alongside some of the gallery’s top artists.
Until August 31. Cuadro, DIFC (04 425 0400).
Monday 29 Enjoy a final iftar at Atlantis
Asateer is serving a traditional iftar buffet to ‘awaken the senses’. Try it while you can.
Dhs165 (iftar and suhoor), Dhs80 for kids aged three to 12, free for kids under three. Sunset-8pm (iftar); 8pm-late (suhoor). Atlantis, The Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Tuesday 30 Last chance to see one-off Ramadan art
Poke your head into Showcase Gallery to view remarkable Ramadan-inspired artwork ‘99 Names of Allah’. It’s made up of hundreds of embroidered buttons, and was crafted by 99 women in Pakistan.
Until August 31. Showcase Gallery, Jumeirah (04 348 8797).
Tuesday 30 Get a discount gym membership
It’s your last chance to snap up a three-month gym membership at The Palace for a reduced rate. Members can enjoy a free massage, discount spa treatments and personal training, and more.
Dhs1,800 for singles, Dhs3,000 for couples. Until August 31. The Spa at The Palace, The Old Town, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7805).
Tuesday 30 Three restaurants; three times the discount
Get a 33 per cent discount when dining at Certo, Chef’s House or Icon Bar at the Radisson Blu Media City.
Prices and times vary. Not valid for iftar or brunch. Until September 10. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Tuesday 30 Bag Armani deals while you still can
Get a three-course meal at Armani/Amal for Dhs225; three courses with selected beverages at Armani/Peck for Dhs195; and a four-course menu at Armani/Ristorante for Dhs300 (soft drinks), Dhs400 (grape).
Prices vary. Until August 31. Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3444).
Wednesday 31 Have a discounted men’s massage
Try a treatment that’s tailor-made to address muscle stiffness: a perfect post-workout treat.
Dhs195 for 60 minutes. Until September 30. Akaru Spa, The Aviation Club, Garhoud (04 282 8578).
Wednesday 31 Start Eid at Long’s
Eat all you can at Long’s celebratory Eid al-Fitr buffet. The spread features plenty of traditional British culinary classics.
Dhs155 (soft drinks and one beverage), Dhs175 (selected beverages). Noon-4pm. Until September 2. Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 312 2202).
Wednesday 31 Meatpacking District dinner menu
Enjoy an New York culinary experience as high-end steakhouse Manhattan Grill introduces a two-course menu, including an appetiser and main course or a main course and a dessert, plus a glass of red or white.
Dhs195. 7pm-8.30pm. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
Wednesday 31 Have an Italian evening
Grab a friend and treat yourselves to a relaxed Italian dinner at Rosso. Ladies get two free glasses of grape on Wednesdays.
Open daily from 7pm, free grape for ladies from 9pm. Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 3088).