Celebrate Ramadan, try a new sport and visit an art gallery
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 10 Take a friend to two fitness classes at Spadunya and get a third free Get two classes for Dhs150 and the third free when you exercise with a friend. All three classes must be done together. Until August 31. Spadunya, JBR The Walk, Shams Bldg, Plaza Level (04 439 3669).
Wednesday 10 Unlimited golf at the Creek Pay one fee and get unlimited access to the 18-hole championship course seven days a week, including cart hire and other benefits. Dhs4,350 per person. Until September 30. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club (04 295 6000).
Wednesday 10 Break fast with healthy iftar options The special Ramadan meal programme for fasting Muslims, which features healthy iftar and suhoor options. Dhs2,950 from July 9 to August 9. Delivery across Dubai, www.healthfactory.com (04 347 3808).
Thursday 11 Break your fast in the world’s tallest building Head on up to At.mosphere to break your fast with breathtaking views of the city. Delights include orange blossom éclairs and sumac-spiced turkey. Dhs290 per person. Daily, timings vary. At.mosphere, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, www.atmosphereburjkhalifa.com (04 888 3444).
Thursday 11 Enjoy a feast at the end of the Palm Kaleidoscope will have an outdoor covered terrace where you will get to enjoy views over Atlantis The Palm’ Royal Pool and the Palm. Dhs195 per person (including Ramadan juices). Daily 6pm-8.30pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Thursday 11 See an award-winning photography exhibition Head to Gulf Photo Plus to see the winning entries in a show celebrating Arabic culture. Gulf Photo Plus, Street 8, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 380 8545).
Thursday 11 Enter a squash tournament With categories for three different levels of play, battle it out to win a prize of Dhs20,000. Dhs150 per entrant. Thu-Sat 9am-10pm. Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Thursday 11 Sign up to the corporate cricket league Open to companies in any industry, the league runs for five weeks, and it all kicks off starting from today. Dhs3,500 per team. Fri-Sat 8.30pm-11.30pm. Until August 5. Dubai Modern High School, Nad Al Sheba, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Friday 12 Learn more about Ramadan The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding will be holding an evening that starts with the call to prayer followed by an iftar banquet with Emirati hosts, a trip to the Diwan Mosque, dessert and tea. Dhs135 (adults), free (children under 12). Daily (until Aug 5) from 15 minutes before the call to prayer (approx. 7pm). Al Musallah Road, House 26, Al Fahidi Neighbourhood, Bur Dubai, www.cultures.ae (04 353 6666).
Friday 12 Find unique buys at ARTE Market Features the hand-made wares of more than 1,800 eclectic artisans from 30 countries. Don’t miss the cool kimonos from Aussie label Lady Mauve. Free entry. Noon-9pm. Times Square Centre (04 341 8020).
Friday 12 Explore the colour and form at Gallery Isabelle Van Den Eynde Jessica Mein and Adbelkader Benchamma are exhibiting their works which study how colour and form affect the human psyche. Until July 28. Gallery Isabelle Van Den Eynde, Street 8, Building 17, Alserkal Avenue (04 323 5052).
Saturday 13 Have a go at paddleboarding Riva Beach Club Surf School UAE is offering stand-up paddleboarding lessons as well as board hire. Board rental Dhs85, express lesson Dhs125, group lesson Dhs150. Ongoing. Surf School UAE, Riva Beach Club, www.surfschooluae.com (04 379 1998).
Saturday 13 Save on slimming treatments Ultrasound cavitation treatments and radiofrequency treatments are on special offer – buy two and get an additional session free. Clients who take advantage of the offer will also get three free sessions of Proellixe. Ultrasound cavitation Dhs4,000, radiofrequency Dhs1,400. Until August 31. Rebecca Treston Aesthetics, Euromed, Villa 611, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 394 5422).
Saturday 13 See some surreal artwork The third solo exhibition of oil paintings from Austrian artist Philip Mueller is a showcase of his abstract and dramatic painting style. Carbon 12, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 340 6016).
Saturday 13 Dine under a canvas Head to the Sheraton after sunset for a huge selection of Arabic cuisine in the comfort of an air-conditioned Ramadan tent. Iftar: Dhs185 per person; suhoor: Dhs125 per person (minimum spend). Daily from sunset-3am. Sheraton JBR The Walk (04 399 5533).
Sunday 14 Break your fast with 1,000 guests Madinat Arena has seating for up to 1,000 diners along with the opportunity to book one of the venue’s 16 private majilis, where you and 15 of your guests can break your fast. Iftar: Dhs195 per person. Daily from sunset-9pm. Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).
Sunday 14 Visit a wellness retreat The four-week programme includes colonic hydrotherapy, human regenerator sessions, eight yoga sessions, three detox treatments and use of the spa. Dhs2,990. Until September 15. Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6810).
Sunday 14 Marvel at Flemish art An exhibition of different media that recreates classic Flemish renaissance floral paintings. The Third Line, Street 6, Al Quoz 3 (04 341 1367).
Sunday 14 Check out Zara Home The new range includes some metallic crocodile print-skull candles, metal stools, old-school crystal ice-cream bowls and more. Dhs25 to Dhs1,150. Zara Home, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 339 9105).
Monday 15 Sample a healthy iftar With a menu that’s been designed specifically to help the body with fasting during the intense summer heat, you can expect less conventional dishes on the menu, such as mushroom risotto and fig tarte. Dhs55. Sun-Thu sunset-10pm; Fri-Sat sunset-11pm. Balance Café, level three, Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 515 4051).
Monday 15 Try your hand at ultimate frisbee Join the mixed Ultimate Frisbee league and make new friends. Dhs50 per session, Dhs400 for ten sessions. Mon 7.30pm-9.30pm. Until August 12. Gems World Academy DXB, Al Barsha, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Monday 15 Get discounts on Arabic treatments The Arabic ritual includes an antioxidant rich chocolate peel facial, and a Sense of Arabia body massage. Dhs800 for two hours instead of Dhs1,125. Until July 30. Royal Rixos Spa, Rixos Palm Jumeirah (04 457 5415).
Tuesday 16 Iftar at the JW Marriott Marquis Celebrate sunset with a generous buffet of themed Arabic cuisine in the world’s tallest hotel. Call for times and prices. JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com (04 414 3000).
Tuesday 16 Try a Dhs90 mani-pedi The pop-up Princess Spa offers treatments for little girls as well as cheap mani-pedis, foot massages and head, neck and shoulder massages for mums. Dhs15 entry. Modhesh World, Dubai World Trade Centre (04 445 5642).
Tuesday 16 Get a free treatment at Akaru Spa Book three hour-long treatments and you’ll receive the cheapest for free. Offer valid on treatments 60 minutes or longer. Until September 30. Akaru Spa, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel (04 230 8565).