Claw movie night, learn parkour, iftar ideas, indoor football and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 24 Join Moti Roti in the spirit of giving Moti Roti has introduced its charitable iftar initiative Filling the Blues. Local food brands such as Taqado and Lebaneesh will donate iftar meals for labourers. Volunteer to help hand the meals out. Bring additional donations of water and snacks. Free to attend. Daily from sunset. Until the end of Ramadan. www.motiroti.me/fillingtheblues.
Wednesday 24 Head to a photography exhibition Today is your last chance to see local photographer James Harvey’s exhibition, which showcases a series of images in black and white, shot under and on top of the water, featuring surfers, divers and swimmers. Free. 10am-6.30pm. Until June 25. Showcase Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 379 0940).
Wednesday 24 Read with Safar Dubai Book Group Join this club to read fiction and non-fiction, alternating every other month. This month the group are reading Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami. Read the book, RSVP online and turn up. Free. 11am. Le Pain Quotidien, DIFC, www.meetup.com/safar-dubai-book-group (no number).
Wednesday 24 Watch retro films at Claw BBQ Classics such as Top Gun will be screened. The menu will be tailored to match dishes from key moments in each film. Dhs300 per person. Wed 7pm-9.30pm. Until August 19. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 432 2300).
Thursday 25 Boys! Shop for a new look Check out edgy menswear in the new Maison Margiela Pre-Fall 2015 collection, available from shopping portal Stylebop. www.stylebop.com.
Thursday 25 Eat more at Restaurant Week Jumeirah Zabeel Saray enjoyed Jumeirah Restaurant Week so much that its restaurants (The Rib Room, Lalezar, Al Nafoorah and Amala) will continue to run this set-price menu promotion into August. Al Nafoorah and Lalezar will offer this promotion only after Ramadan. From Dhs120 per person. Times vary. Until August 23. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Thursday 25 Get fit with basic parkour techniques Try basic training techniques used in parkour at Gravity Calisthenics Gym’s ‘Streetfit’ class. Dhs399 per month (basic membership, excludes classes), Dhs50 (day pass for non-members), Dhs80 per class. Daily 7am-11am, 5pm-1am. Ongoing. Al Quoz 4 (04 321 6006).
Thursday 25 Have a Japanese iftar at Nobu The meal features signature dishes such as steamed sea bass, dry miso with eggplant puree and creamy rock shrimp, with iftar staples such as dried fruit and vegetables to break the fast. Dhs270 per person. Daily from sunset. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Friday 26 Enjoy Ramadan at the mall At The Dubai Mall, watch Afghan master weavers spin wool and design carpets in The Souk Atrium, support Dubai Cares’ campaign to teach kids how to read in The Waterfall Atrium and view art installations by Emirati artist Mattar Bin Lahej. The mall is now open from 10am to 2am, with restaurants open as late as 3am for suhoor. Until Eid. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.thedubaimall.com (800 382 246 6255).
Friday 26 Paddleboard free when you eat at SALT Eat at SALT and then take your receipt to Surf House Dubai to claim a free 45-minute paddleboarding session at the weekend between 4pm and 7pm. Free. Fri-Sat 4pm-7pm. Ongoing. Kite Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road (no number).
Friday 26 Learn Metaphor Therapy This two-day basic course teaches you to understand the psychological tool of using metaphors in counselling and healing. Dhs999. 10am-6pm, June 26-27. Illuminations Well-Being Center, Fortune Executive Towers, Cluster T, JLT (04 448 7043).
Friday 26 Break the fast at Shores Restaurant Enjoy the restaurant’s oriental buffet. Iftar: Dhs155 (adults), half (children aged six to 12), free (children under six). Suhoor Dhs120 per person. Iftar: daily from sunset. Suhoor: daily 8pm-2am. Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 439 8888).
Saturday 27 Check out modern artworks Talar Aghbashian unveils paintings that represent people caught between deconstruction and reconstruction in ‘Site/Sight’. She works with a photograph’s original composition and simplifies the characters into obtuse shapes. Free. 11.30am-7pm. Until June 30. Carbon 12, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 340 6016).
Saturday 27 Help The Mission to Seafarers Volunteer to distribute Ramadan care packages. To get involved, email Theresa Dommett, firstname.lastname@example.org. 8am-noon. Until June 28. Al Nasr Plaza, Oud Metha (04 357 6060).
Saturday 27 Spend Ramadan at Angelina Try a selection of three à la carte dishes for iftar: baba ganoush soufflé, spring fattoush and kataifi pastry; kousa meshi, quinoa tabbouleh and puy lentil velouté; thareed, slow-cooked lamb shank, regag bread, heirloom carrots and baby marrow. The iftar menu is also available for suhoor. From Dhs75-Dhs119. Daily sunset-2am. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 442 0814).
Sunday 28 Admire calligraphy Iranian calligraphy artist Mohammad Bozorgi’s exhibition ‘Transcendental Strokes’ merges text-based Islamic art with contemporary paintings. Free. 10am-6pm. Until July 30. Ayyam Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 323 6242).
Sunday 28 Book a yoga retreat The Ayurvedic Healing Village in Palakkad, Kerala, offers a week of rejuvenation from Thursday July 2. From Dhs2,500 per day. Valid July 2-14. Lakshya Yoga, Palakkad, Kerala, www.lakshyayoga.com.
Sunday 28 Take the kids to Bystro Kids will have a build-your-own buffet with staff on hand to help them create burgers, pizzas, hot dogs and sundaes. Dhs95 per person, Dhs110 (with dessert), Dhs50 (for children). Daily sunset-10pm. Al Manara, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 336 8056).
Monday 29 Send e-greetings Support the work of the Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs by buying e-cards with designs created by the students. From Dhs2 per design. www.greetingsbyalnoor.com (04 340 4844).
Monday 29 Spend iftar at Lafayette Gourmet The international iftar buffet features mezze, sushi, grills, Arabic sweets, tea and juice. Dhs155 per adult, Dhs75 (children aged 6-11). Sun-Thu sunset-8.30pm, Fri-Sat sunset-9.30pm. Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9933).
Monday 29 Donate at Nando’s Order the ‘Altogether Platter’ for Dhs36, and Nando’s will donate the entire cost of the meal to children’s charity, Dubai Cares. Dhs36. June 18 until Eid. Various locations including The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.nandos.ae (04 434 0190).
Monday 29 Swim with Speedo Swimmers of all levels can visit the new ‘Get Speedo Fit’ website and watch tutorial videos, workout plans and get tips on equipment to use to get the most out of pool time. www.getspeedofit.co.uk.
Tuesday 30 See a group art show The annual summer show, ‘Made in Tashkeel’, features hand-made jewellery, bespoke furniture, typography, painting, digital and screen prints. Free. 8am-10pm. Until August 20. Tashkeel, Nad Al Sheba (04 336 3313).
Tuesday 30 Pamper yourself Raffles Spa and Salon is promising the ‘ultimate 60-minute pampering experience’, including sweet and savoury treats afterwards. Dhs399. Until September 17. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 314 9870).
Tuesday 30 Buy your Eid outfit Head to ValleyDez to check out the new Eid collection from Manish Arora. The designer has garnered clients such as Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Katy Perry. Expect summery hues and modest hemlines. Ongoing. ValleyDez, Sunset Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 394 1290).