Evening cycling, discount golf, meditation camp and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 24 Mexican cooking class at Scafa The cooking academy’s regular Wednesday class for couples features a lesson in on-trend Latin food. Dhs500 per couple (including dinner). 6.45pm-10pm. Cluster 1, JLT (04 379 4044).
Wednesday 24 Admire award-winning photography Photomentaries is an exhibition of the winners of and shortlisted entrants in a competition based on the theme of celebrating Arab culture. Gulf Photo Plus, Street 8, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 380 8545).
Wednesday 24 Stay fit after dark Peddle, jog, rollerblade or walk your way around the Dubai Autodrome with Revolution Nights at the track. All cyclists must wear a helmet. Free. Wed 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Dubai Autodrome, Motor City (04 369 7441).
Thursday 25 Get Dhs400 off a traditional Chinese medicine package The treatment aims to enhance the immune system and the package includes a consultation with traditional Chinese medicine practitioner Zhong Yuchao and three acupuncture sessions. Dhs499 instead of Dhs900. Until July 28. Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre (04 335 1200).
Thursday 25 Unlimited golf throughout summer At Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, get unlimited access to an 18-hole championship course, driving range and practice areas, free cart hire, a golf lesson, discounts on dining and more. Dhs4,350 per person. Until September 30. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).
Thursday 25 Donate unwanted clothes at Mall of the Emirates Clean out your wardrobe and donate any unwanted items the UAE Red Crescent at 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).
Thursday 25 Share a meaty iftar at Tribes The African restaurant introduces an iftar special of sharing platters of roast meats for two or four people. Dhs220 for two people (500g), Dhs340 for four people (1kg). 7pm-1am, Mall of the Emirates, Barsha (04 395 0660).
Thursday 25 Find unique buys at a Twilight Bazaar Rivaage Boutique is hosting this one-off Ramadan shopping event, where young talent from the region will be displaying their crafts to the public. 8.30pm-3am. Rivaage Boutique, Sunset Mall (04 325 3778).
Friday 26 Stay cool by carving a snowman Beat the heat by heading into Ski Dubai’s snow park to create and dress your own snowman and work on your aim with snowball target games. There’s also a weekday camp for kids. Snow park access Dhs140 (adults), Dhs130 (kids). Until Eid. Mall of the Emirates (800 386).
Friday 26 A tour of the Orient via dinner at Blue Jade Blue Jade introduces a set menu designed for two diners, featuring dishes from across Asia, such as the chef’s special of Vietnamese lemongrass chicken. Dhs300 per couple (three courses and mixed drink). Tue-Sun 7pm-11pm. Until July 31. The Ritz-Carlton JBR, Dubai Marina (04 318 6150).
Friday 26 See some summer art A showcase of the Mussawir’s nine most popular artists, head down to the gallery and check out the contemporary paintings. 6.Mussawir Art Gallery, Al Marabea Street, opposite Al Shirawi Equipment, Al Quoz 1 (04 388 11663).
Friday 26 Head to the movies Make your way to the IMAX screen to catch a special Ramadan screening of Journey to Mecca, a documentary that tells the story of famed explorer Ibn Battuta, on his first pilgrimage from Tangier to Mecca. Dhs45. 9.30pm. Meydan IMAX Theatre, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3760).
Friday 26 Enjoy iftar at The Ivy The English restaurant takes inspiration from the Middle East with a menu of sumac spiced lamb chops and seafood machboos. Dhs190 per person. 7pm-8pm. À la carte menu will resume from 8pm onwards. The Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8767).
Saturday 27 Check out Arabic art at The Dubai Mall Local charity Dubai Cares is showcasing Arabic art, as well as the world’s biggest book and rare educational artefacts. Until the end of Ramadan. The Dubai Mall (800 382 246 255).
Saturday 27 Take in calligraphy art Fereydoon Omididi’s solo exhibition uses repetition to achieve a dance-like quality. Until September 30. XVA Gallery. Building 7, Gate Village, DIFC (04 358 5117).
Saturday 27 Play in a sports tournament Dubai Sports World and Duplays host a series of sports tournaments today, including a men’s football and mixed volleyball competitions. Dhs1,500 team. 8pm-midnight. Dubai World Trade Centre, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Sunday 28 Download a free Ramadan app Eton Institute has created a Ramadan app packed with cultural tips, daily phrases, a glossary of terms and more to help educate expats on Arabic culture. Visit the website to download it. www.eton.ac.
Sunday 28 Book a date facial and get a free foot massage Enjoy a one-hour organic fresh dates facial and get a free foot massage during the treatment. Dhs220 for 60 minutes. The Organic Glow Beauty Lounge, Al Wasl Road (04 380 4666).
Sunday 28 Stay trim with circuit training sessions Buy five circuit training classes or bring a friend with you and get special discounts. Dhs100 for 60 minutes. Until September 31. Spa Zen & Health Club, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 308 0000).
Sunday 28 Last chance at L’Olivo The Italian restaurant’s discount for early diners finishes at the end of this month. Get a 30 percent discount on dinner if booked between 8pm-9pm. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until July 31. Rixos The Palm Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 5454).
Monday 29 Find Eid gifts at the Sal y Limon pop-up shop This Swiss accessories brand is running a temporary pop up store near the entrance to the Laylati Ramadan Tent. Lower Ground, Grand Hyatt Dubai, at the entrance of Laylati Ramadan Tent (04 317 2403).
Monday 29 An Arabic tradition in Thai style Try iftar on the 24th floor, with food prepared by The Californian and Pax restaurants. Dhs160 per person, Dhs80 for children age 6-11, Dhs145 for groups of 20 or more. Sunset-9pm. Dusit Thani, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 343 3333).
Tuesday 30 Double your donation For every dollar donated to the World Food Programme, Rotary Clubs of the UAE will match the amount. Donate online, and help feed the hungry around the world. Until Eid. www.wfp.org/ramadan.
Tuesday 30 Peer at political art See paintings and photos that explore the relationship between art and politics in the context of before and after various uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa. Until July 33, Ayyam Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 323 6242).
Tuesday 30 Exercise with a friend and get a class free Get two classes for Dhs150 and a third free when you go with a friend. All classes must be done together. Until August 31. Spadunya, Plaza Level, Shams Building, JBR 04 439 3669).