Try Jones the Grocer's new iftar or learn to cook for Ramadan
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 26 Try Jones the Grocer’s new iftar The iftar menu changes week to week throughout Ramadan. Expect gourmet dishes such as chicken and date pot pie. 10am-sunset (takeaway), sunset-midnight (business as usual). Al Manara (04 346 6886).
Thursday 26 See a thought-provoking art show The works featured in ‘Urban Epidermis: A Journey of Dilapidation’ comment on the relationship that people have with their urban surroundings. Until September 1. Traffic, 179 Umm Suqeim Road, Al Quoz (04 347 0209).
Thursday 26 Weekday deals at Natural Healing Spa Get discounted foot reflexology from Sunday to Thursday, with the option to add a neck and shoulder massage for Dhs50. Dhs99 (foot reflexology), Dhs149 with neck and shoulder massage. 10am-3pm. Ongoing. Natural Healing Spa, Al Wasl Road (04 348 3896).
Thursday 26 Check out Little More Dubai favourite More Café has opened a new, bite-sized branch in Dubai Marina Mall. You can visit after sunset, or order treats such as North Indian chicken toasted sandwiches or veal croquettes for delivery throughout the day. Dine-in available daily sunset-midnight. Dubai Marina Mall (04 432 4608).
Thursday 26 Head to a charity iftar on behalf of Operation Smile This iftar aims to raise funds for kids with facial disfigurements. Dhs130 of the cost goes towards the meal itself, while Dhs220 goes to the charity. Tickets available at time of going to press. Dhs350 per person. 6.30pm-10.30pm. The Ritz-Carlton DIFC, email@example.com.
Friday 27 Get online discounts at my-wardrobe.com Shop ’til you drop without parting with your annual salary – online store my-wardrobe.com sells great designer clothing and accessories, with certain prices currently reduced by up to 70 percent for a limited period. Until August 1. www.my-wardrobe.com.
Friday 27 Play in a women’s netball tournament This women’s seven-a-side netball tournament runs over two days at Dubai Sports World, hosted by Duplays. Teams play two games lasting 50 minutes each. Dhs100 individual, Dhs800 team. Fri 11am-3pm, Sat noon-3pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Friday 27 Get your grill on The Fountain serves meat cuts and seafood. Dhs125 (soft drinks), Dhs165 (selected house beverages). Sunset-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).
Friday 27 Ring in the London Olympics West Beach Bistro & Sports Lounge is screening all the events from the 2012 Games, including tonight’s opening ceremony. There’s also a half-price happy hour until 9pm. Free entry. Sunset-2am. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).
Saturday 28 Watch a light-hearted comedy Kelly Macdonald stars in The Decoy Bride, in which the world’s media descends on a remote Scottish island where a Hollywood star is preparing to marry. So the crafty critters decide to hire a decoy bride to lure the attention away. In cinemas across Dubai.
Saturday 28 Free pampering at Ahasees Spa Book either the revitalising golden rich massage or the renewing cool stone facial with green tea and cucumber, and get a free 60-minute Ahasees experience including a 30-minute wrap and 30-minute body polish. From Dhs630 for 90-minute facial. Until July 31. Ahasees Spa, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2333).
Saturday 28 Enjoy prime steak deals this Ramadan Two-for-one deals every night at Ruth’s Chris. Dhs199. Daily sunset-midnight. The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8666); The Address Dubai Marina (04 454 9538).
Saturday 28 Ladies’ night at Talise Ottoman Spa Facilities include a hammam, jacuzzi, steam room and snow room every Saturday. Free. 8pm-midnight. Ladies only. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray (04 453 0455).
Saturday 28 Head to one of the fanciest iftars in town Break your fast with traditional Arabic delights at this Madinat Jumeirah venue. Dhs195. Sunset-8pm (iftar). Until August 22. Al Majlis, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).
Sunday 29 See the Artspace Summer Show Regional artists including Yousef Ahmed, Mohamed Abu El Naga and Joe Kesrouani feature in this exhibition, which touches on the sacred and the surreal. Until July 31. ArtSpace, Gate Village 3, DIFC (04 323 0820).
Sunday 29 Try Prego’s discreet Ramadan lunch deal Dishing up Italian cuisine. Dhs99 (two courses). Sun-Thu noon-3.30pm. Media Rotana Hotel, Al Barsha TECOM (04 435 0201).
Sunday 29 Try gong bath mediation Relax, de-stress and hopefully improve your sleeping. Dhs60. 7pm-8.30pm. The Third Eye, Saeed Tower II, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.thirdeyeonline.com (055 809 8595).
Monday 30 See ‘Vac.u.um’ at Grey Noise This exhibition brings together current works from Pakistani and global artists, whose pieces examine the concept of vacuum and identity. Until September 1. Alserkal Avenue, Street 8, Al Quoz 1 (04 379 0764).
Monday 30 Support the UAE Red Crescent Society Throughout Ramadan, donate clothes, books, computers, stationery, medicine and more to the Red Crescent. Sun-Thu 10am-10pm; Fri-Sat 10am-midnight. Until August 14. Dubai Outlet Mall, Al Ain Road (04 423 4666).
Monday 30 Enjoy all-day dining at a new restaurant Drawing inspiration from the cuisines of the Far East, Asia Republic is the latest addition to the Atlantis culinary family. Open Sat-Wed noon-10pm; Thu-Fri noon-11pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Tuesday 31 Join mall walkers at Mall of the Emirates Break a sweat in the mall for free. This indoor walking club meets five teams a week to scamper through the giant shopping hub. Free. Sun-Thu 8.20am. Ongoing. Meet at customer service desk opposite Nike store, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 9000).
Tuesday 31 Get into the swing of things at Dubai Creek Get golfing discounts on one-month unlimited driving range and par 3 access throughout July and August. From Dhs695. Until September 30. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira, firstname.lastname@example.org (04 380 1234).
Tuesday 31 Check out an all-day dining option in DIFC High-end Italian Roberto’s will be discreetly serving lunch behind closed doors. Prices vary. 1pm-11pm. DIFC Gate 1 (04 386 0066).
Wednesday 1 Enjoy a special Ramadan detox package at the Hyatt Regency This detoxifying package includes a citrus Dead Sea salt scrub to stimulate circulation and gently exfoliate, followed by a deep-tissue massage. Dhs500 for 100 minutes. Until August 31. Club Olympus Fitness & Spa, Hyatt Regency, Deira (04 209 6802).
Wednesday 1 Give a pet a loving home Looking to expand your family this Ramadan? Animal Action has dozens of dogs on its books looking for forever homes, including our pet of the week, a one-year-old labrador cross called Troy. Turn to our community pages to learn more about him. To enquire about adopting Troy or any other dog, contact Mel at Animal Action (050 315 1427).