Arty film screenings, 9 ball live or hit a new gym
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 10 Watch a brand new billiards contest See some of the region’s top billiards professionals (plus a smattering of amateurs) play in the first ever UAE 9 Ball Arab Open Championship, taking place this week in Dubai. Free. Until July 19. Flamingo Billiards, Oud Metha, www.pro9.ae (04 254 5577).
Thursday 10 Watch a new Kevin Costner movie The Dances with Wolves actor plays Sonny Weaver, the general manager of the Cleveland Browns, who must decide what he’s willing to sacrifice to build his team after the NFL Draft dawns and he acquires the number one pick. Out now in cinemas across Dubai.
Thursday 10 Sign up for free Arabic classes This course is a head start for anyone interested in learning Arabic. Spaces are limited, so be sure to book in advance. Free. Sun,Tue,Thu 3.30pm-5pm. Until July 24. Eton Institute Eton Institute Dubai, Block 3, Knowledge Village, Al Sufouh, www.etoninstitute.com (800 3866).
Friday 12 Buy handmade items at Arte Market Head to Times Square Center today to browse hand-made products from local artisans, including aromatherapy oils, unique toys and even fridge magnets from animal charities. Free. Noon-7pm. Until July 11. Times Square Center, www.arte.ae (no number).
Friday 12 Attend a fund-raising iftar for PCRF Break your fast with the Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund this Friday and help raise money to support the medical needs of Arab children throughout the Middle East. Email UAE-Admin@pcrf.net for tickets. Dhs300 per person. 6.30pm. Dubai Emirates Ballroom, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.pcrf.net (050 559 5804).
Get fit at Fitness First, Al Barsha Check out the new gym branch of Fitness First. The Al Barsha location offers new members who sign up during Ramadan a chance to take part in a competition to win a year’s free membership. Dhs450 per month. Sat-Thu 6am-11pm, Fri 7am- 9pm. Rasis Business Centre, Al Barsha, www.fitnessfirstme.com (800 3486377).
Friday 12 A cultural iftar at the SMCCU Iftar at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding includes a discussion, walking tour and Emirati cooking. Dhs135, free for under 12s. Daily from 6pm (or approximately 15 minutes before sunset). Al Fahidi District, Bur Dubai (04 353 6666).
Saturday 12 Check out young designer talent The Prime Dubai Fashion market offers young designers the chance to raise their profile, network and showcase their latest designs. Free. 3pm-9pm. Until July 12. Sunset Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 3 (no number).
Saturday 12 See Thank You For Your Cooperation This exhibition tackles the preoccupation with self-image in a series of hyper-realistic portraits. Until July 28. Gallery IVDE, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 323 5052).
Saturday 12 Free film screening at The jamjar In readiness for the World Cup final, watch this screening of The Cup, directed by Khyentse Norbu. The film is set in India where football fever erupts in a serene monastery. Free. 8.30pm-10.30pm. The jamjar, Al Quoz, www.facebook.com/locomotionuae (no number).