Iftar, sports and more ways to enjoy the weekend in Dubai
Time Out Dubai staff
Thursday 24 Get discounts on watersports Watersports fans can enjoy 50 percent extra time on all sailing and windsurf hire, 50 percent extra time on private lessons, 20 percent off a sunset boat cruise and ten percent off all bookings for water ski and wakeboard tows. Until July 27. Watercooled UAE, JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, Jebel Ali, www.watercooleduae.com (04 887 6771).
Thursday 24 Break your fast at The Palace’s Ewaan A popular iftar with live oud music. Iftar: Dhs220 per person. Sunset-9pm. Suhoor: Dhs160 per person (minimum spend). 10pm-2am. The Palace Downtown Dubai, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7806).
Thursday 24 Try the iftar at The Ivy The four-course sharing menu with an Arabic twist includes warm harissa with chickpeas and feta, pan-fried Sultan Ibrahim with seafood machboos and sticky toffee and date pudding. Dhs250. Sunset-midnight. The Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 319 8767).
Thursday 24 ‘Make a difference this Ramadan’ It's your last chance to donate your unwanted clothes, books, reading glass and mobile phones to charity to Make a Difference this Ramadan. Special collection boxes are placed in City Centre Ajman, City Centre Deira, City Centre Fujairah, Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Sharjah. All donations will go to Red Crescent who will then distribute the goods to those in need.
Friday 25 Smile on the Face iftar distribution Volunteer to help distribute meal boxes and toiletries to blue collar workers. To lend a hand, email email@example.com. Free. 3pm. Khansab, Sharjah. www.facebook.com/smileontheface
Friday 25 Buy last-minute Eid gifts Make your way to the Ramadan Night Market for traditional food and garments, fashion, electronics, beauty, jewellery, home appliances and souvenirs. There’s even a kids’ play area. Until July 27. 8pm-2am. Za’abeel Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.ramadannightmarket.com (04 388 5191).
Friday 25 Last chance to ‘rule the roast’ The roast dinner special at Tom & Serg’ finishes this week. Flock down to try 150-day Angus rib eye beef, corn-fed organic chicken or Western Australian lamb leg with a selection of trimmings. From Dhs80. Dhs290 (for four). Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until the end of Ramadan. Al Joud Center, near Ace Hardware, Al Quoz (04 338 8934).
Friday 25 Try an iftar buffet at Crescendo This relaxed event at Crescendo includes Arabic and international dishes, served beside the hotel’s infinity pool. Dhs185 per person. Sunset-10pm. Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort and Spa, Palm Jumeirah (04 567 8304).
Saturday 26 Buy Eid cakes at Gourmandises The café and bakery introduces special flavours to celebrate Eid, including a date and chocolate recipe. From Dhs130 per kilo. Daily 7.30am-10pm. Until July 31. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Airport Road (04 702 2455).
Saturday 26 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).