Do yoga under the stars, learn how to make your own blog and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 17 Hakkasan’s fusion iftar Break your fast with a three-course deal. The menu features an innovative fusion of Chinese and Arabian flavours. Dhs188 per person. From 7pm. Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 384 8484).
Wednesday 17 Learn how to write your own blog The brand new Barjeel Bloggers Group gets together to discuss the art of blogging, why you should do it and what software to use. Free. 7pm-8.45pm. Location TBC. www.meetup.com/barjeel-bloggers-lounge (no number).
Wednesday 17 Pretend you’re in the Alps Italian restaurant Carnevale launches ‘La Cucina Di Montagna’ – which literally means you’ll get to sample cuisine from the Italian mountain region. The July promotion showcases dishes on offer including cold cuts with figs and mustard. Prices vary. Tue-Sun 6.30pm-midnight. Until July 31. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 406 8999).
Wednesday 17 Buy pre-loved fashion at the My Ex Wardrobe pop-up shop Pick up bargains on pre-loved designer wear and high-street pieces. The evening also includes complimentary pampering and drinks deals. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Rivington Bar & Terrace, Madinat Jumeirah (050 524 5721).
Wednesday 17 Check out a new basketball league Back for another season, sign up for the Dynamite Divas III Ramadan basketball league, open exclusively to the fairer gender. Women of all abilities will be welcome in this competitive recreational tournament. Dhs250 individual, Dhs1,500 team. 8pm-10pm. Until August 7. Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Thursday 18 Buy hand-made bohemian bags The vibrant range of ethnic-style woven cross-body Miss Mochila bags are made in South Africa and will update your summer accessories in an instant. Dhs370 to Dhs1,400. Comptoir 102, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1 (04 385 4555).
Thursday 18 Have an Éminence Organics facial Try three new facials including a citrus deep- cleansing treatment. Dhs250 for bright eyes and lips, Dhs400 deep cleansing, Dhs500 paprika facial. Ongoing. Pastels Salon, various locations including The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai Marina (04 399 5016).
Thursday 18 Check out some paintings from Singapore Online gallery Kobo has collaborated with Scafa restaurant to exhibit a number of paintings from a series inspired by a Shakespearean quotation. A P Gnana’s work is also based on ideas about collage. From sunset. Scafa, JLT (04 379 40 44).
Thursday 18 Sample Bavarian delicacies Brauhaus hosts a Thursday night special with food from this Southern German province. Dhs179 (food only). 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Rotana, Satwa (04 345 5888).
Friday 19 Donate your unwanted clothes Do a summer clean-out and take your unwanted clothing to drop-off points within Deira City Centre, Mall of the Emirates, Mirdif City Centre and Lamcy Plaza. Until July 31. Various locations including Deira City Centre (04 295 6688).
Friday 19 Take part in a cycle challenge Race on static CycleOps I400 indoor bikes every Friday until the first week of August. Participants must cover the most distance in a set period of time to win, with prizes every week. The final offers the chance to win a CycleOps trainer worth Dhs7,000. Dhs50 per person. From 5pm. Until August 9. Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre (052 904 0031).
Friday 19 Suhoor at MusicHall An à la carte menu or Arabic food is accompanied by performances by artists from around the region at this Beiruti nightspot. Dhs95 (Minimum spend per person). Sat-Sun 9pm-2am. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (056 270 8670).
Friday 19 Tuck in at Traiteur The impressive French restaurant offers an evening buffet special throughout Ramadan. Dhs295 per person (food). Thu and Fri 7pm-midnight. Until Eid. Park Hyatt (04 317 2222).
Saturday 20 Pound the streets with a new running club Community running club Dubai Runners meets to tackle the jogging track along Russian Beach, doing one, two or three laps. For those who don’t want to go for the third lap (and take their run to 9km), exercises will be held before a group stretch and cool down. Free. From 7.45pm. Russian Beach, next to Dubai Marine Beach Club, www.meetup.com/gardens-discovery-gardens-decc-runners (no number).
Saturday 20 Donate old computers and phones Donate shoes, clothes, books, computers, mobile phones, medicine and non-perishable foods. Until last day of Eid Al Fitr. Dubai Outlet Mall (04 423 4666).
Saturday 20 Dine on Pacific Islands-themed cuisine at Channels Try a variety of French Polynesian specialities, including tropical paella and baked mahi-mahi served with pineapple salsa. Dhs155 (soft drinks), Dhs215 (house beverages), Dhs225 (premium beverages). 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Media Rotana, Tecom (04 435 0201).
Sunday 21 Peer at Persian artwork Acclaimed Iranian artist Reza Derakshani’s exhibition features textured canvases, which explore modern conceptual and philosophical ideas. Salsali Private Museum, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz 1 (04 380 9600).
Sunday 21 Yoga under the stars Salute the Moon on the patch of sand facing the Burj Al Arab. Wellness consultant Shibashis Chakraborty leads the class. Dhs99. 7.30pm. Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6818).
Sunday 21 Enjoy Ramadan at the Sunken Garden The al fresco café has set up an air-conditioned Ramadan tent, which will serve a buffet iftar and an à la carte suhoor. Iftar: Dhs225 (adults), Dhs110 (children). Sunset-9pm; suhoor: from Dhs100 (adults), Dhs50 (children). Soft beverages included. 9pm-2am. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).
Monday 22 Take a spin on new rides at Sega Republic The indoor theme park has had a complete makeover, with new rides including Xyclone, Robotnik, Lazeraze and bumper cars, plus a new entrance. From Dhs15-30. Ongoing. Sega Republic, The Dubai Mall (04 448 8484).
Monday 22 Snap up a photography lesson Head to Pink Pepper for a special photography course. The classes cover landscape photography to shutter speeds and posing techniques. 7pm-10pm. Pink Pepper Photography, The Dubai Mall, www.pinkpepperuae.com (04 454 0437).
Monday 22 Stretch on a rooftop Yogalates Bliss holds Yogalates classes indoors in the morning and outdoors on the terrace in the evenings. Dhs70 per class or Dhs500 for 10. Fraser Suites Tower, Dubai Media City (www.yogalatesblissindubai.com).
Tuesday 23 Play golf for Dhs100 The Track’s June golf deal was so popular, it has been extended. Play nine holes between 6.30am and 4pm, Sunday to Thursday, at a heavily discounted rate. Dhs100 per person. Ongoing. Meydan Golf, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3733).
Tuesday 23 Dine at Asateer Atlantis’ Ramadan tent serves up great views, traditional games and an iftar buffet of Middle Eastern cooking. Dhs185 per person. Sunset-8.30pm; suhoor: à la carte menu with minimum spend Dhs120. 9.30pm-2.30am. Atlantis (04 426 2626).
Tuesday 23 Try Arabic calligraphy The Media One Hotel will be exhibiting colourful Arab-inspired abstract calligraphy by Syrian artist Helen Abbas. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).