Eid brunch, fireworks on the Creek, Persian pop and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 7 Sample dishes from North Germany Der Keller’s Frisian night offers an à la carte selection on Wednesdays of dishes from Friesland in North Germany. Prices vary. 6pm-11.30pm. Until August 31. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 406 8999).
Wednesday 7 Book three treatments and get the cheapest free at Akaru Spa This Old Dubai spa is offering a special deal during August and September on treatments of 60 minutes or more. Until September 30. Akaru Spa, Garhoud (04 230 8565).
Wednesday 7 Learn about Iraqi art See an extensive collection of artworks from some of Iraq’s finest artists. Meem Gallery, Umm Suqeim Road, Al Quoz 3 (04 347 7883).
Wednesday 7 Buy some sweet Eid gifts Get last-minute presents at Gourmandises bakery, which has launched a selection of cakes for Eid. From Dhs130 (Eid cakes). Daily 7.30am-10pm. Until August 15. Le Méridien Dubai, Airport Road (04 702 2455).
Thursday 8 Spend charitably at Dubai Outlet Mall’s Ramadan campaign Buy unique hand-made items made by children at the Rashid Paediatric Centre and donate your mobile phones too. Until last day of Eid. Dubai Outlet Mall (04 423 4666).
Thursday 8 Sample a lunch buffet at Chutneys The Indian restaurant hosts a special lunch deal for those no longer fasting, with an international twist, including a selection of food laid out at the buffet. Dhs75 per person. Daily noon-3pm. Until Eid. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai (04 310 4340).
Thursday 8 Attend a Ramadan Night Market Lots on show here, featuring food, garments, leather, electronics, handicrafts, musical instruments and toys. Entry is free. Open from sunset to 2am during Eid. Hall No seven and eight (04 327 7743).
Thursday 8 Join Traiteur for a feast The Park Hyatt restaurant’s buffet selection of signature dishes taken from the menu will end to coincide for Eid. Dhs295 per person (food only). Thu and Fri 7pm-midnight. Until Eid. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
Friday 9 Cool down at Wild Wadi Throughout the Eid weekend, the themed waterpark will be open until 10pm. Get there when the doors open to beat the crowds, or after 7pm. Dhs235 (adults), Dhs175 (kids less than 1.1m tall). Open 10am-10pm throughout Eid. Umm Suqeim (04 348 4444).
Friday 9 Win prizes at an indoor cycling competition Race on programmable CycleOps I400 PRO indoor bikes. The aim is to cover the greatest distance during a set amount of time. There are prizes handed out after each race and today is your last chance to take part. Dhs50 per person. From 5pm. Until August 9. Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre (052 904 0031).
Friday 9 BiCE’s Eid brunch Celebrate with a set menu of Italian cooking, served directly to your table. Dhs395 per person (house beverages). Dhs295 (soft drinks). Fri and Sat 1pm-4pm. Until August 10. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, The Walk, JBR (04 318 2520).
Friday 9 Watch fireworks to mark Eid Dubai Creek and Festival City will be lit up with fireworks each night of Eid from 8pm. Head to Creek Park to be part of the crowds, or watch from your favourite nearby nightspot. From 8pm. Various locations (no number).
Friday 9 See ten rock bands Head out to check ten different live acts at a night described as Eid mayhem. Dhs60. 8pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (05 011 39873).
Saturday 10 Visit Ibn Battuta Mall The mall is housing a special tent with dates, coffee and a henna artist. Check out stilt walkers, African drummers and jugglers, with on-the-spot giveaways too. Until end of Eid. Jebel Ali Village (04 362 1901).
Saturday 10 Partake in some Eid pampering Get an Angel Face Lift facial, head and neck massage and a mani-pedi for Dhs780. Until September 30. The Nail Spa, locations including Mercato Mall (04 349 7766).
Saturday 10 A celebratory seafood feast The Qasr Al Sultan Tent special offering for Eid is the choice between a seafood-inspired à la carte or four-course set menu for dinner. Dhs275 per person (four course dinner). 12.30pm-4pm, 8pm-3am. Throughout Eid. Rixos The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 5454).
Sunday 11 Watch traditional dancers at the Arabian Centre Entertainment such as dabkeh dancing, tannoura dancing, free henna tattoos and kids’ arts and crafts. Until August 14. Mirdif (04 284 5555).
Sunday 11 Fun at Al Hadheerah A fun programme of entertainment, as well as fireworks. Dhs495 per person. Half price for children aged six to 12, free for children under six. 7.30pm-11.30pm. Throughout Eid. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa, Al Qudra Road (04 809 6194).
Sunday 11 Party on a Sunday Head to the seasonal relaunch of the Japanese restaurant’s popular night, L.O.V.E. Sundays for a fashionable evening. Free (reservations required) Sun 8pm-3am. Ongoing. Okku, The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).
Monday 12 Enjoy a spa package Restore your energy with a soothing lavender milk bath soak, a Swedish massage and a reflexology treatment. Dhs500 for 120 minutes. Until August 31. Senso Wellness Centre, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City, West Tower (04 366 9111).
Monday 12 Leonardo da Vinci art Leonardo da Vinci’s visionary inventions are on display after being made by engineers and carpenters from Italy. Until August 13. The Grand Atrium at The Dubai Mall (04 362 7500).
Monday 12 Dinner in Dubai may lead you to Singapore As part of Raffles’ 125 year anniversary, guests at Fire & Ice will have the chance to win a trip to Raffles Singapore. Dhs125 (two course set menu). Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until September 17. Raffles Dubai, Wafi (04 324 8888).
Tuesday 13 Be inspired by Proust And take tea in Paris. Or rather Bistro Madeleine in Festival City, which has just introduced a Parisian-inspired tea menu. Priced à la carte. Daily 3pm-7pm. Until November 1. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Tuesday 13 Join a corporate football league A three-week men’s league open to companies in all areas of business. Dhs2,450. Tue 8.30pm-11pm. Until September 3. Gems World Academy DXB, Al Barsha, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Tuesday 13 Check out new tunes The Music Room’s talent platform returns with aspiring musicians showcasing their skills at the open mic event. Dhs50. 8pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower (056 799 6335).