More iftars to try, photography exhibition, night swimming, art workshops and more
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 1 Have a midnight munch Maison Mathis Dusit Thani, the 24/7 dining destination, has launched Mmmm… the Maison Mathis Midnight Menu. They have dishes such as baby spinach and feta cheese tarte or Fish N Chips consisting of a lightly battered Atlantic black cod accompanied with fries. Dhs150 per person for two courses. Available 10pm to 1:30am. Dusit Thani Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road (04 343 3333).
Wednesday 1 See a calligraphy exhibition See a total of 70 works from calligraphers alongside five sculptural pieces as part of ‘The History and Art of Arabic Calligraphy’ exhibition. Free. Until July 6. 10am-1am. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (800 38224 6255).
Wednesday 1 Check out RWAQ Ramadan This late-night event for Ramadan features five zones dedicated to food, culture, art, fashion, and installations at the Murjan and Sadaf areas of The Walk, JBR. For dining, there will be two dedicated marquees serving contemporary Arabic fusion menus. Free entry. Daily 7pm-2am. Until the end of Ramadan. The Walk, JBR, www.rwaq.ae (800 62728).
Wednesday 1 Catch a flick at A4 Space Check out the ‘Here Comes the Sun’ film screening series at A4 Space. This week, enjoy El Sol del Membrillo (The Quince Tree Sun). Free. 9pm. Until July 3. A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, www.alserkalavenue.ae (050 556 9797).
Wednesday 1 Attend The Dubai Ramadan Forum Hear lectures on different aspects of Islam by speakers from all over the world, with live translation from Arabic into English. Register online to attend. Free. 10pm-midnight. Until July 4. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.almultaqa.ae (600 555 559).
Thursday 2 Get a discount at Sass Café The early-bird menu is a three-course menu deal for early diners. Dhs195 (food only), Dhs380 (beverages). Sun-Fri 7pm-8pm. Ongoing. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 352 7722).
Thursday 2 Cheer on the athletes Support the annual Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament, which includes several competitions such as volleyball, marathon, padel tennis and cycling with total prize money of Dhs8 million. Spectators can also participate in daily raffles. Free. 9pm-1am. Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex, www.nasst.ae (050 507 0311).
Thursday 2 Beat the buffet Enjoy iftar at Pantry Café. There will be no waiting in lines just eight courses of delicious food served straight to your table. Sunset to midnight. Dhs115 per person. Building 6, Ground Floor. Bay Square, Business Bay. (0 4 558 7161).
Friday 3 Go to a photography show ‘Blank Pages of an Iranian Photo Album’ reveals Iranian artist Newsha Tavakolian’s collection of family photos of life in Iran for her generation. Free. 10am-3pm, 5pm-8pm. Until September 3. East Wing, 12 Limestone House, DIFC (050 553 3879).
Friday 3 Watch Cold in July Head to the cinema this weekend to watch this gripping, Jim Mickle-directed crime thriller based on the novel by Joe R. Lansdale. The film stars Dexter lead, Michael C. Hall. Out in cinemas across Dubai from Thursday July 2.
Friday 3 Peruse Guess’ Ramadan collection Check out the seasonal threads for women and kids. The womenswear line features soft silhouettes, flowing fabrics and pastel hues of mint green and peach. Ongoing. Guess, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9185).
Friday 3 Iftar on the Creek Get away from the bustling city centre and enjoy a relaxed iftar at QD’s tent at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. On offer is hot and cold Arabic mezze, rustic soups, plus delicious desserts. Pay Dhs150 per person (buffet, water and selected juices) or Dhs65 per child (between 6 to 12 years). Enjoy the iftar buffet, sunset to 9pm or an la carte suhour available from 9pm to 1am. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club (0 4 295 6000)
Saturday 4 Admire photographic works Christian Ghammachi’s exhibition ‘Mzungu, The Aimless Wanderer’ features 25 images. Free. 10am-9pm. Until July 29. La Galerie Nationale, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 380 4652).
Saturday 4 Understand the basics of first aid Learn how to respond to an emergency situation at the 40-minute Simple Skills Save Lives workshop held at The Perfect Help with First Aid Training Center in association Firstaid.ae. Free. Noon-1pm. Suite 3501 Aspect Tower, Tower D, Business Bay, www.meetup.com/dubai-first-aid-awareness-simple-skills-save-lives (055 129 6832).
Saturday 4 Sponsor a child Support the training of children with special needs at Al Noor by sponsoring families who can’t afford the centre’s subsidised fees. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved. From, Dhs25,000. Ongoing. www.alnoorspneeds.ae (04 340 4844).
Saturday 4 Lose weight with Breath & Health Get 40 percent off the holistic weight loss pack. Dhs7,950 (regular price Dhs13,250). Ongoing. Al Wasl Road (04 348 9940).
Sunday 5 Give a friend a bracelet Spend Dhs750 or more on jewellery by Trollbeads and you’ll be able to give a starter bracelet worth Dhs290 to one of your friends for free. Until Eid. Trollbeads, Dubai Festival City (no number).
Sunday 5 Learn screen printing Design a pattern to be screen printed on a canvas tote bag. Call to book your spot. Dhs200. 3.30pm-6.30pm. reMADE DXB, Objects & Elements, Al Quoz (050 227 4432).
Sunday 5 Book into Tri Camp Legs and Lungs Tri Camp is an endurance training camp for experienced triathletes to get ready for the season ahead. Sessions include cycling and running at Jebel Jais, as well as conditioning work, with up to five nights’ stay at The Cove Rotana, Ras Al Khaimah. Dhs850-2,250 (including breakfast). Until July 11. www.premieronline.com (050 873 1989).
Monday 6 View sculpture on show Jordanian sculptor Mona Saudi’s ‘Poetry in Stone’, brings together seven sculptures from 2003 to 2012. Free. 10am-6pm. Until July 16. Lawrie Shabibi, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 346 9906).
Monday 6 Go for a makeover Choose from a range of weight, teeth, hair or skin treatments, including a free assessment. Prices vary. Ongoing. Quality Life Medical Clinic, Marina Terrace, Dubai Marina (800 1397).
Monday 6 Get frizz-free hair BdB BloDryBar’s July promotion offers smooth, frizz-free hair with radiant shine. This month, book a Brazilian Blowout and get a 30 percent discount or book an Essentia detoxifying treatment and get a 20 percent discount. Prices vary. Until July 31 Ongoing. Motor City (04 447 3826).
Tuesday 7 Grab a foodie deal Crab Tavern has launched and is offering a great discount until July 31. Get 50% off your food bill! Dubai’s latest dining hub will merge New York style sandwiches and salads with seafood favourites and a selection of more refined classics from the grill. Level 9, Media One Hotel, Media City, Dubai Open 12pm-2am daily. 8pm-1am during Ramadan (04 427 1000).
Tuesday 7 Donate at MAF malls Donate cash, clothes, books, food and mobile phones at Majid Al Futtaim malls, to be distributed to those in need around the region by the Red Crescent Society. Until the end of Eid. Mall of the Emirates, Deira City Centre and Mirdif City Centre, www.majifalfuttaim.com.
Tuesday 7 Swim at night During Ramadan, the Olympic-sized pools at the Hamdan Sports Complex are open for adult swimmers until midnight. Those entering the pools must be over 18 years old. Dhs25. Sat-Thu 7am-midnight. Hamdan Sports Complex, Emirates Road (04 306 2666).