Wednesday 17 Head to Em Sherif’s first-ever iftar Expect set menus in signature Em Sherif style for both iftar and suhoor. There will be traditional entertainment during suhoor, including live tarab music. Iftar: Dhs320. Sunset-9pm; suhoor: Dhs360. 11pm-3am. The Address Downtown Dubai (04 424 3000).
Wednesday 17 Have a look in Brooks Brothers American fashion brand Brooks Brothers is now open in Festival Square at Dubai Festival City. Find both menswear and womenswear in the new 224 sqm store. Festival City Mall, Dubai Festival City (04 288 1810).
Wednesday 17 Try Japanese food at Blue Jade Don’t miss the set menu. From Dhs250 for food only. Daily 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 318 6150).
Wednesday 17 See a film screening ‘Here Comes The Sun’ is a summer-long film series. Tonight’s screening is of a movie by Russian filmmaker Alexander Sokurov. Solntse (The Sun) depicts Emperor Hirohito, who led Japan during The Second World War and his surrender to the US General Douglas MacArthur. Free. 9pm. Until June 19. Cinema Room, A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (050 556 9797).
Thursday 18 Get a month free at the gym Sign up for three months at CoreFit before the end of June and get one month free. Call to book your membership. Dhs1,647 (standard membership). Until June 30. Dreams Tower 2, Dubai Marina, www.corefit.me (04 422 5338).
Thursday 18 Play squash There will be giant inflatable courts for kids and knock-out rounds for adults at the Elite Squash Festival. Dhs185 (adults), Dhs85 (under 18s). 6pm. Until June 20. Fitness First Community Club, The Springs, www.premieronline.com (055 553 1499).
Thursday 18 Go to MusicHall for suhoor This Beiruti entertainment venue will offer suhoor with an à la carte menu of Arabic dishes and live acts from across the region. Dhs190 (minimum spend). 9pm-2am. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0000).
Thursday 18 Attend the Holy Qur’an Award This event runs from the first to the 12th day of Ramadan and features Holy Qur’an memorisation contests and lectures on Islam. Free. 10.30pm. Until July 7. Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, off Baniyas Road, Deira (04 261 0666).
Friday 19 Learn the joy of business The Joy of Business workshop aims to help owners change their views to enjoy better work-life balance. Register online to attend. From Dhs1,470. 8.30am. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud, www.accessjoyofbusiness.com (050 654 6238).
Friday 19 Donate to Dubai Cares Chalhoub Group’s annual education campaign in collaboration with Dubai Cares offers customers the chance to buy silver pins with the word ‘Education’ written on them in Arabic to raise funds for two schools in Palestine. Dhs25 per pin. Until June 30. Chalhoub Group stores across the UAE including Level Shoe District, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.chalhoubgroup.com (no number).
Friday 19 Help The Mission to Seafarers This organisation requires volunteers on Saturday June 27 and Sunday 28 to help distribute its Ramadan care packages. Volunteers must have a valid Emirates ID and be over 16. To get involved, email Theresa Dommett, email@example.com. June 27-28. www.missiontoseafarers.org (04 357 6060).
Friday 19 A month of roasts at Tom & Serg Tom&Serg will be serving a choice of roast dinners with trimmings. This year, there is a pop-up souk with a regularly changing selection of items on sale. Dhs100. Daily from 7pm. Al-Joud Center, Al Quoz (056 474 6812).
Saturday 20 Book a cultural iftar at the SMCCU Break the fast with the team of Emirati volunteers at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and learn more about the meaning of Ramadan. Dhs135. Daily 6.45pm-9pm. Until July 15. Al Fahidi, Bur Dubai (04 353 6666).
Saturday 20 Watch Dolphins in Vox Cinemas Directed by Waleed Al Shehhi, this drama follows a family as they deal with separation. Out in Vox Cinemas across Dubai from Thursday June 18.
Saturday 20 Check out a photography exhibition ‘Imaginary Extensions’, an exhibition by French movie set designer and artist Didier Naert, explores the potential of vintage photographs. Free. Until July 31. Plantation, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 448 4848).
Sunday 21 Shop for surf gear Check out the new online store from the UAE’s Surf Shop Arabia. Ongoing. www.surfshoparabia.com.
Sunday 21 Head to an art show ‘Mzungu, The Aimless Wanderer’ features 25 new pieces from photographer Christian Ghammachi, captured during the artist’s motorbike journey across Africa last year. Free. 10am-9pm. Until July 29. La Galerie Nationale, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 380 4652).
Sunday 21 Do sunset yoga Find your zen in the most stunning of locations at the daily sunset yoga at Talise Spa. The beach venue offers unrivalled views of the iconic Burj Al Arab. Dhs80 per class. Sun-Thu 6.30pm; Fri-Sat 5.30pm. Ongoing. Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 6818).
Monday 22 Buy sportswear for less Sportswear and lifestyle store Stadium is offering huge discounts until the end of July. Get up to 50 percent off major brands including Reebok. Until July 23. The Dubai Mall (04 434 0641).
Monday 22 Support children Children’s clothing brand Poupette à La Plage will donate ten percent of sales proceeds from its BoxPark store to registered charity Dar Al Ber Society to help support orphans in Syria throughout the month of Ramadan. Until Eid. BoxPark, Al Wasl Road, www.poupettealaplage.com (04 342 7720).
Monday 22 Dine at Sho Cho The open buffet selection includes seafood. Dhs125. Mon 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 346 1111).
Monday 22 Cruise on Bateaux Dubai Enjoy a four-course à la carte menu freshly prepared on-board this air-conditioned boat, at a special summer rate. From Dhs295 with soft drinks. Daily 7.45pm-11-pm. Until August 31. Baniyas Road, in front of Emirates NBD Headquarters, Deira (04 814 5553).
Tuesday 23 Get to know old Syria ‘Damascenes’, the solo show by Syrian artist Khaldoun Chichakli, showcases drawings and woodcuts that offer a poignant look into the Damascus of years gone by. Free. 10am-7pm. Until June 27. Green Art Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 346 9305).
Tuesday 23 Buffet at Blue Elephant The extensive buffet of Thai food features live cooking stations. Dhs209 (soft drinks). Tue 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana Dubai, Garhoud (04 282 0000).
Tuesday 23 Book a blow-dry Head to BdB blodrybar in Motor City for a range of summer deals, including a month of unlimited blow-outs for Dhs750. Until June 30. First floor, Atrium Apex Building, Motor City (04 447 3826).