Talk books, buy candles, eat curry or watch footie
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Thursday 26 Watch a French flick Catch charming French language film Belle and Sebastian. Set in the during the Second World War, the film tells the story of a young boy and his mountain dog as they try to foil a Nazi plan. Dhs35. All Vox Cinemas, including Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.voxcinemas.com (600 59 9905).
Thursday 26 - Tuesday July 31 Summer at At.mosphere Today marks the start of the sky-high restaurant’s new menu for July. Try dishes such as chilled white gazpacho or Atlantic turbot with olive and caper quinoa. Dhs650 per person (five courses). Dhs900 per person (seven courses). Daily 6.30pm-11pm. Until July 31. Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).
Thursday 26 See months of culture in one night See Close Encounters – Summer Accrochage, a ‘best of’ exhibition featuring artworks seen at the gallery in shows earlier this year. Until August 8. Carbon 12, Alserkal Avenue, (04 340 6016).
Thursday 26 Play life-size Monopoly If you spend Dhs300 at any mall mentioned below you’ll get to be invited to play the life-sized version of the family boardgame that everyone loves. Fun times. Until June 26. Mall of the Emirates (04 409 9000), Deira City Centre (04 295 1010) and Mirdif City Centre (800 6422).
Friday 27 Donate your old clothes Support the ‘Make a Difference this Ramadan’ campaign by donating old clothes, reading glasses and mobiles to the Red Crescent Society. Look out for collection boxes in Majid Al Futtaim Malls across Dubai including Mall of the Emirates and Deira City Centre. www.rcuae.ae.
Friday 27 Buy hand-made candles and art Arte Market moves to Times Square Center this Friday, head down to browse hand-made products such as funky baby clothes, art and photography. Free. Noon-9pm, June 27, Dubai Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.arte.ae.
Friday 27 Some like it hot at Reform Reform Social & Grill launches ‘The Great British Curry’ promotion. Choose butter chicken, beef madras or aubergine and mushroom masala and you’ll get pilaf rice, dahl, roti, cucumber raita and Bombay potatoes, all for under Dhs100. Dhs99 per person. 8pm-midnight. Ongoing. The Lakes, Emirates Living (04 454 2638).
Saturday 28 Run the Sun Man for Rich Race Push yourself with this half or full Ironman. Athletes can complete the run, swim and cycle distances in any order and in any place. But you have to do it outdoors, and log your actual time. Dhs300 for individuals, Dhs450 for teams. Noon, www.premieronline.com (050 873 1989).
Saturday 28 Take in a group art show Three female artists demonstrate their skill and celebrate the surreal at this summer-long show titled ‘Butterflies in my Stomach’. Until September 1. XVA Gallery, Al Fahidi, Bur Dubai (04 353 5383).
Saturday 28 Mastercard discount with Jumeirah Mastercard holders receive a 20 percent discount at participating Jumeirah restaurants. Prices and times vary. Until October 15. www.jumeirah.com/mastercard (no number).