Adopt a cat, head to a film screening or sign up for a challenge in Dubai
Time Out Dubai staff
Wed 8 Spend less at Marina Mall Check out sales at stores including Vince Camuto, The Kooples, Quicksilver and Ted Baker, all offering 25 to 50 percent off selected lines. Until July 31. Dubai Marina Mall (04 436 1020).
Become a photojournalist Amateur photographers with a passion for telling stories can learn the role of a photojournalist and get feedback from peers. Dhs200. Wed-Sat 4pm-6.30pm. Until July 11. Emirates International Holdings Group, MM Towers, Al Maktoum Road, Deira, www.meetup.com/dubaiphotojournalismclubuae (055 834 1157).
Journey to Japan with Blue Jade Try the set menu of dishes with Blue Jade’s Journey to Japan dining experience. Dhs250 (food only). Dhs385 (beverages). Daily 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 318 6150).
Thu 9 Try the Anne Semonin beauty ritual Lavish two hours on yourself at Grosvenor House Dubai’s Retreat Spa, with the Anne Semonin facial and body treatment session (Dhs650). Alternatively, cake yourself in mud with the Summer Escape (Dhs450). Until July 31. Retreat Spa, Tower 1, Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 399 8888).
Watch Pressure in cinemas This Ron Scalpello directed action thriller sees Danny Huston, Matthew Goode and Joe Cole star as deep-sea divers trapped in a small pod deep in the ocean. Out in cinemas across Dubai from Thursday July 9.
Head to a film screening Enjoy Little Miss Sunshine at the ‘Here Comes the Sun’ film screening series this week. Free. 9pm. Until July 10. A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (050 556 9797).
Fri 10 Explore vintage photography Didier Naert, a movie set designer and artist from France, explores the potential of vintage photographs in ‘Imaginary Extensions’. Free. Until July 31. Plantation, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 448 4848).
Shop at the Ramadan Night Market Head to Dubai World Trade Centre to shop clothes, ornaments, jewellery and more. There’s also entertainment for kids, a gaming zone food court and more to keep families entertained. Daily 8pm-2am. Until July 11. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.ramadannightmarket.com.
Suhoor at Sama Lounge For suhoor, expect live entertainment, great views of the Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina, board games and more. Priced à la carte. Daily 8pm-2am. Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 439 8888).
Go to Pecha Kucha Night This creative event is aimed at designers, musicians and artists. The night will consist of selected speakers, presenting on the theme of city storytelling. Each speaker presents 20 slides, 20 seconds each. Free. 9pm. The Third Line, Street 6, Al Quoz 3, www.thethirdline.com (04 341 1367).
Sat 11 Discover a parkour playground Learn parkour at Against Graviti’s new padded workout area at Dubai Sports World. From Dhs60 per hour. Sun-Thu 4pm-9pm (group exercise), Fri-Sat 10am-10pm (open playground). Until August 29. Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 306 4000).
Get advice on autism Parents with autistic children can meet medical professionals and get support from each other at this event. RSVP online to attend. Free. 10.30am-12.30pm. Kids in Motion, Al Razi Medical Complex, Oud Metha, www.meetup.com/the-dubai-autism-meetup-group (no number).
Adopt a cat from Feline Friends Dubai Give an abandoned cat a permanent home. Adopters must be over 21 and attend with valid ID and a cat carrier. Free to attend. 2pm-5pm. The Pet Shop Dubai, Creatures Oasis, 31A Street, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 342 0555).
Try the iftar served at Naya A set menu will be served. Dhs205 per person. From sunset. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 366 5866).
Sun 12 Pamper at a new spa Nysa Spa is now open at Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights, offering discounted summer treatment packages for your face and body. Until July 31. Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights, Dubai Healthcare City (04 553 1259).
Sign up for a challenge The 10km obstacle event takes place on Friday October 23. Unseasoned enthusiasts can take part in a 5km non-timed course. Dhs315-570 (adults), Dhs170 (kids). October 23, 7am-5pm. Dubai Police Academy, Al Rawia Training Fields, www.desertwarriorchallenge.com (no number).
Donate to those in need Hand in unused items at specially marked donation points in Majid Al Futtaim’s malls across the UAE, including Deira and Mirdif City Centres. Until the end of Eid. www.majidalfuttaim.com (04 295 1010).
Bond at Butcha Enjoy a four-course set menu for iftar at Butcha Steakhouse & Grill. Dhs160 per person. Daily sunset-3am. The Beach, JBR, www.butcha.com (04 533 0684).
Mon 13 Check out an art show UAE-based artists join for the annual summer show, ‘Made in Tashkeel’. Works include hand-made jewellery and bespoke furniture and paintings. Free. 9am-5pm. Until August 20. Tashkeel, Nad Al Sheba (04 336 3313).
Buy posh furnishings Shop art nouveau-inspired homewares and vintage-look furniture with a distinctly regal feel, courtesy of Burgundy Designs’ new line. Ongoing. Burgundy Designs, Al Wasl Road (04 388 8591).
Spend less at B/Attitude Spa This month, get 30 percent off any 60-minute or longer treatment, or 40 percent off two treatments. Discounted packages include The Secrets of Argan – three luxurious treatments for Dhs610. Prices vary. Until July 31, excluding public holidays. Tower 2, Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 399 8888).
Treat the gang to Zafran The iftar buffet includes a special drink, dates and cut fruit to break the fast, then dishes such as fish curry. Dhs99 per person. Daily from sunset. Mirdif City Centre (04 284 0987).
Tue 14 See calligraphy art Iranian calligraphy artist Mohammad Bozorgi’s ‘Transcendental Strokes’ displays the text-based abstraction of Islamic art. Free. 11am-4pm. Until July 30. Ayyam Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 323 6242).
Get boxing club deals Round 10 Boxing Club is offering new member discounts on classes booked during Ramadan. Pay Dhs650 (reduced from Dhs850) a month for unlimited ‘Round 10’ workouts, or buy a three-month membership for Dhs2,000 and get an extra month for free. From Dhs650. Sat-Thu 3pm-midnight. Until July 17. Al Quoz 1 (04 338 0101).
Dial a spa Azur Spa on Wheelz is offering Dhs60 off hair packages, featuring re-bonding, colouring and trimming in the comfort of your own home. Dhs540. Ongoing (04 447 5284).