Have a last lunch before Ramadan or watch a German indie horror
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 19 Jig along to the Maplejacks If Ramadan is yet to be called, you’ll have one last chance to dance around like a loon to The IV’s loveable party band. Free. 9.30pm-12.30am. The Irish Village, Garhoud (04 282 4750).
Thursday 19 Watch a German indie horror film New movie Urban Explorer is about a group of four travellers who set out to investigate the mysterious abandoned tunnels beneath metropolitan Berlin. In cinemas from today.
Thursday 19 Take tea one last time in Sahn Eddar Afternoon tea is moving to Sky View bar during Ramadan (where it will cost Dhs425), but now’s the time to enjoy fancy cakes and scones in the usual (not to mention spectacular) venue, Sahn Eddar. Dhs350. Daily 1pm, 3pm, 5pm. Burj Al Arab (04 301 7600).
Thursday 19 Take a thali lunch Chutney’s thali lunch, featuring a platter of various curries and breads, is super speedy (it takes 15 minutes to prepare), so is ideal if you’re in a hurry. This is your last chance to try it before Ramadan. Dhs55, Dhs75. Noon-3pm. Until Ramadan begins. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai (04 310 4340).
Friday 20 Have one last lunch before Ramadan Providing the Holy Month hasn’t started, book yourself a gourmet Friday lunch at award-winning Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire. Dhs250 (food only), Dhs390 (grape pairing). Noon-2pm. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1199).
Friday 20 Keep on brunching! The Market Café will be one of few venues still hosting brunch over Ramadan, it will, however, only be serving soft drinks. Dhs190 (soft drinks), Dhs95 (children aged six-12), free for children under six). 12.30pm-4pm. Until the end of Ramadan. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2618).
Friday 20 Get happy at Trader Vic’s in the Crowne Plaza Get half price selected drinks every day before 8pm. Once Ramadan has been called, it’s worth nothing that the restaurants in the Crowne Plaza will be discreetly serving throughout the day. 6pm-8pm. Ongoing Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).
Friday 20 Check out XL’s new tent If Ramadan is not yet called XL Beach Club will be hosting one last party in it’s special summer tent – and if the Holy Month has begun, the tent will be transformed into an iftar venue. You’re a winner either way. From Dhs150. 6pm-3am. Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa (056 640 6161).
Saturday 21 Do your bit by donating charity ‘iftar boxes’ If you want to make a gesture this Ramadan, the Hyatt Regency is putting together iftar Sa’em boxes, which will be handed out at mosques. Dhs20-25 per box. Call 04 209 6990 or email email@example.com.
Saturday 21 Book a weekend spa treat at Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa Enjoy a 60-minute Swedish, European, Thai or Balinese massage or foot reflexology at The Spa every Friday and Saturday. Dhs495 per person. Until July 31. The Spa, Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, Jebel Ali (04 814 5810).
Saturday 21 Take a workshop on fashion design Fashion Atelier Training at Traffic gallery hosted by expert Lejla Redja is an ongoing design course operated on a walk-in basis. Free. 10am-7pm. Until July 31. Traffic, 179 Umm Suqeim Road, Al Quoz (04 347 0209).
Saturday 21 Break your fast at a cultural iftar Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding is offering an authentic iftar. Dhs135. Free for children under 12. Sunset ’til late. Bastakiya, Bur Dubai (04 353 6666).
Saturday 21 Play Super 8s cricket with Duplays This outdoor league is open to adults of all skill levels. Dhs350 individual, Dhs2,800 team. 8pm-11.30pm. Until August 11. Dubai Modern High School, Nad Al Sheba, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Sunday 22 Enjoy an opulent iftar The Asateer tent offers an iftar with six buffet menus. Dhs175 per person (iftar). Sunset-8pm (iftar); 9.30pm-2.30am (suhour). Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0000).
Sunday 22 Enjoy two-for-one food Head to either one of the Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse venues for a two-for-one deal on main courses throughout Ramadan. Prices vary. Daily Sunset-11.30pm. The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8666); The Address Dubai Marina (04 454 9538).
Sunday 22 Watch an art film and enjoy Emirati snacks Satellite is screening two films; Christian Jankowski’s The Eye of Dubai as well as Collaboration Culture. Free. 9pm-midnight. Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 347 0209).
Monday 23 Try an alternative iftar This Moroccan-style iftar takes place in Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate’s huge Al Bahou venue, which has been artfully recreated to resemble a bustling Marrakech souk. Dhs150. 6.30pm-8.30pm. The Gardens (04 444 5613).
Monday 23 Attend a ThetaHealing mediation Calm your mind with this meditation session that focuses on thought and prayer. Dhs10. 7.30pm-8.30pm. The Third Eye, 1101, Saeed Tower II, above KFC and Nandos, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.thirdeyeonline.com (055 809 8595).
Monday 23 Head for plentiful iftar options on The Palm Imperium will host an iftar buffet, while Al Nafoorah will lay on a family-style iftar. Dhs170-Dhs195. Sunset-9pm. All Jumeirah Zabeel Saray venues, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0000).
Monday 23 Go loco Head to Channels tonight for a feast of unlimited Mexican food. Dhs155 (soft drinks), Dhs219 (premium beverages). Sunset-11.30pm. Ongoing. Media Rotana Hotel, Al Barsha (04 435 0201).
Tuesday 24 Give to charity and get a blow-dry N.Style has teamed up with Dubai Cares and is donating 100 percent of proceeds from its Dubai Cares nail polish and Kitsch sticky date cupcake set. It is also offering customers a complimentary blow-dry when they make the purchase. Dhs60 per set. Until August 15. Various locations including Marina Mall (04 434 2616).
Tuesday 24 Dine on the cheap Crowne Plaza Dubai is open all day, offering 50 percent discounts for repeat visitors. Prices vary. Daily noon-8pm. Until August 31. Sheikh Zayed Road (800 276 963).
Tuesday 24 Check out the new ladies’ night at Blends Free drinks before midnight. 8pm-midnight. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Wednesday 25 Laser hair removal and body-contouring treatments for less Throughout Ramadan, Aesthetics International is offering 20 per cent off listed prices for laser hair removal and Velashape II anti-cellulite body-contouring treatments. Hair removal from Dhs350 for upper lip, Velashape Dhs1,500 per session. Until August 14. Aesthetics International, Al Wasl Road, www.aesthetics.ae (04 346 9888).
Wednesday 25 Visit S*uce’s new Ramadan corner Update your wardrobe for the Holy Month and check out the new Ramadan-inspired corner at eclectic boutique S*uce. The haven will feature modest cuts and colourful designs, plus Arabic-inspired accessories and jewellery by our favourite local designers including Khatoon, Sheikha, Lum and many more. Kaftans from Dhs1,180 to Dhs7,000. S*uce, various locations including Village Mall (04 344 7270).