Beat the summer blues or celebrate US Independence Day
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 3 Enjoy iftar at Eggspectation The egg-focussed Montreal café serves fresh juice, soup, salad, main courses and desserts for iftar. Dhs185. From sunset. The Beach, JBR, Dubai Marina (04 430 7252).
Thursday 3 Celebrate US Independence Revel in the best of US telly from the comfort of a squishy beanbag at Reform Social & Grill. Watch everything from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to Saved by the Bell inside the restaurant’s air-conditioned tent. Free with the purchase of food and drink. 8pm. Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes, www.reformsocialgrill.ae (04 454 2638).
Thursday 3 See Bliqis by Kamal Boullata Allow your perception of spatial ambiguity and transparency to be challenged by this collection of 15 large artworks. Until July 31. Meem Gallery, Al Quoz (04 347 7883).
Friday 4 Find evening bargains in Safa Park Dubai Flea Market continues outdoors for summer, with a new evening slot. The market area will be close to the exhibitor gate between gate 4 and 5 so you don’t have to walk far. Dhs3 entry. 7pm-11pm. Gate 4, Safa Park (055 452 6030).
Friday 4 Meet the Governor of Massachusetts The US business community is hosting Governor Deval Patrick at a breakfast event, where he will be discussing the business relationship between Massachusetts and the UAE. Call to register. Dhs50 for members, Dhs125 for non-members. 8am-10am, The Ritz-Carlton DIFC, www.abcdubai.olasoft.com (04 379 1414).
Friday 4 SoHo’s Independence Day menu SoHo Bar & Grill marks American Independence Day by launching an ‘Americana’ menu of burgers and hot dogs, starting today. From Dhs55 per dish. Sat-Wed 7pm-1am, Thu and Fri 7pm-2am. Until September 4. Century Village, Garhoud (04 286 8520).
Friday 4 Beat the summer blues at The D For the summer only, Irish restaurant The D adds an extra night to the evening buffet, now on Fridays, as well as Thursdays. Dhs299 per person. Thu and Fri 8.30pm-11.30pm. Until further notice. McGettigan’s DWTC, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 378 0808).
Saturday 5 Discover how to live fearlessly Find out how to remove fear from your life and take charge of your destiny. Register online. Dhs599. 10am-5pm. Illuminations Well-Being Center, 409 Fortune Executive Towers, Cluster T, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, www.meetup.com/Illuminations (800 4235).
Saturday 5 Check out Calligraffiti The first ever show here devoted to this style, which fuses calligraphy with street art. This is the most intriguing show to emerge for a while. Until July 31. Street Art Dubai, Jumeirah (055 515 7976).
Saturday 5 Qbara’s Ramadan experience Try the iftar degustation menu at this top spot. Dhs180 per person (Ramadan juices). Dhs450 per person (Ramadan experience menu). Daily sunset-11pm. Wafi, Oud Metha (04 709 2500).