Night market, calligrafiti, new sports and other things to try this weekend
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 17 Find Eid gifts at a night market The Ramadan Night Market features an array of stalls selling traditional food and garments, fashion, electronics, jewellery, home appliances and souvenirs. They even have a kids’ play area. Until July 27. 8pm-2am. Za’abel Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.ramadannightmarket.com (04 388 5191).
Thursday 17 Get your skates on for the Ramadan Jam A skating and BMXing competition, where participants will be judged on the style and difficulty of their tricks. Free to participate, Dhs30 entrance fee. 8pm-10pm. Rage Indoor Skatepark, Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.rage-shop.com (052 996 5527).
Friday 18 Learn Arabic for free If you’ve been putting off learning Arabic, now is the time to take advantage of Eton Institute’s free introductory classes. Book your spot in advance – they’re sure to be popular. Free. Sun, Tue, Thu 3.30pm-5pm. Until July 24. Eton Institute, Knowledge Village, Al Sufouh, www.etoninstitute.com (800 3866).
Friday 18 Pick up a padel for beach tennis Head down to Kite Beach and discover one of the fastest-growing sports in the region. Dhs80 per court per hour. Ongoing. Daily 7.30am-10.30am and 5.30pm-7pm. BTME Sports Club, Kite Beach, Umm Suqeim, www.btmesports.com (055 268 6090).
Friday 18 Head down to curry night at Reform Every Friday evening, British gastro pub Reform Social & Grill hosts ‘The Great British Curry’ night, serving a selection of Indian dishes, including a choice of main courses. Dhs99 per person. 8pm-midnight. Ongoing. The Lakes, Emirates Hills (04 454 2638).
Friday 18 Ponder hard-hitting works Iranian artist Amir Hossein Zanjani’s latest works revolve around the idea of submission to power, featuring military themes, including soldiers and masses of individuals mobilised by the army. Until August 17. Salsali Private Museum, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 380 9600).
Saturday 19 Buy Frida Kahlo-inspired threads The Queen of Spades summer collection features elements of folk art, Columbian crafts, embroidery and textiles, and takes inspiration from Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Queen of Spades, available at Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall (04 339 9933).
Saturday 19 Check out Calligraffiti Feast your eyes on the first ever show devoted to this new style, which combines calligraphy with street art. Fifteen local and international artists showcase their works. Until 31 July. Street Art Dubai, behind Jumeirah Mosque, Jumeirah (055 515 7976).
Saturday 19 Enjoy iftar on the Palm at Zest This ambient restaurant offers both Arabic and continental food for iftar. Dhs220. From sunset. One&Only The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 440 1030).
Saturday 19 Learn Brazilian capoeira at Miraman Discover this explosive South American discipline with experienced tutor Nina Stone. Dhs75 per session. Mon, Wed and Sat 8.30pm. Ongoing. Miraman Health Club, Al Joud Building, Al Quoz, www.miraman.ae (04 338 9148).