Attend a first aid class, catch Jumeirah Restaurant Week and more in Dubai
Time Out Dubai staff
Wednesday 15 Last chance to fill the blues Get involved with local wrap specialist Moti Roti’s Filling the Blues charitable iftar initiative. Local food brands including Taqado and Lebaneesh will donate iftar meals to labourers. Volunteer to help hand the meals out. Bringing additional donations of water and snacks is encouraged. Free to attend. Daily from 5pm. Until the end of Ramadan. www.motiroti.me/fillingtheblues.
Wednesday 15 View modern artworks The ‘Summer Sale Exhibition’ features a range of sculpture, photography and works on canvas and paper by emerging Middle Eastern artists. Free. 10am-7pm. Until July 18. The Mine, Street 8A, Al Quoz (04 379 1704).
Wednesday 15 Save on pampering sessions De La Mer Day Spa’s sale ends today – choose between Balinese, deep tissue, slimming, prenatal or Thai yoga stretch treatments and get 40 percent off. Until July 15. Jumeirah Beach Road (04 328 2775).
Wednesday 15 Go to ‘The House’ at La Serre La Serre Bistro and Boulangerie has turned itself into a unique art pop-up, which ends this week. Prices vary. Daily. Boulangerie: 6.30am-10.30pm. Bistro: noon-3pm, 7pm-11pm. Until July 17. Vida Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 428 6966).
Thursday 16 Attend a first aid class at Optimal Fitness This paediatric first aid course aims to teach the skills that could save a child’s life. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to attend. Dhs350 per person. 9am-4pm. Optimal Fitness, Commercial Offices, Building 3, Dubai Studio City, www.optimalfitness.ae (04 457 2048).
Thursday 16 Don’t miss RWAQ Ramadan This late-night event located at the Murjan and Sadaf areas of The Walk, JBR, features five zones dedicated to food, culture, art, fashion, and installations. For dining, two dedicated marquees serve contemporary Arabic fusion fare. Free entry. Daily 7pm-2am. Until the end of Ramadan. The Walk, JBR, www.rwaq.ae (800 62728).
Thursday 16 See photography on show Photographer Peter Sanders’ new collection ‘The World is but a Moment’ is on show at Raffles Salon in partnership with The Empty Quarter Gallery and Habibi Communications. The exhibition comprises ten large-scale original pieces taken over the last 30 years. Until September 15. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Friday 17 Enrol kids into a summer film camp Budding directors and scriptwriters aged nine to 18 can spend four weeks learning the process at Reel Cinemas’ Future Filmmakers summer camp. They’ll also get to see their creations on screen at the cinema’s Short Film Festival. Dhs1,500 per student. 9am-noon. August 2-31. Reel Cinemas, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.reelcinemas.ae (800 3822 46255).
Friday 17 Catch Jumeirah Restaurant Week Only at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray that is. 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 after Ramadan. From Dhs120 per person. Until August 23. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Friday 17 Terminator Genisys in 3D Head out to watch Arnie star in the latest Terminator movie. Directed by Alan Taylor, this episode of the franchise sees John Connor send a Terminator back to 1984 to protect his mother. Out in cinemas across Dubai from Thursday 16.
Friday 17 Spend an evening at Blue Elephant Enjoy the extensive royal Thai buffet with live cooking stations. Dhs209 (soft drinks). Tue-Thu 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana Dubai, Garhoud (04 282 0000).
Saturday 18 Admire mixed media art ‘Double Truth’ by Casablanca-based artist Zoulikha Bouabdellah features a wall-to-wall ornamentation, encompassing works on paper, installation, embroidery and video. Free. 10am-7pm. Until July 25. Gallery Isabelle Van Den Eynde, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 323 5052).
Saturday 18 Volunteer at Senses Residential children’s care home Senses needs volunteers aged 18 and over for domestic chores on a bi-weekly basis. Register online to help. 2pm-5pm. Ongoing. Senses Residential Care Home, Umm Suqeim 3, www.volunteerinuae.com.
Saturday 18 Learn Photoshop Lazy artist will teach novices the basics of photography editing in Adobe Photoshop Dhs40. 7pm-11pm. La Parilla, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.meetup.com/lazy-artist_photoshop-classes-for-beginners (050 476 4551).
Saturday 18 Celebrate Eid at La Résidence La Résidence Restaurant & Lounge offers a four-course sharing menu of signatures including duck foie gras. Dhs250 (soft drinks). Dhs395 (beverages). 7pm-11pm. Three days of Eid. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 396 2211).
Sunday 19 Eat out at Jones the Grocer for Eid Enjoy the restaurant’s limited-edition Eid menu, available at all outlets. Prices vary. Daily 8am-10.30pm. Until July 26. Al Manara, Sheikh Zayad Road (04 346 6886). Other location: Ethiad Travel Mall (04 388 1038).
Sunday 19 Have a spa happy hour Head to Body Talk Wellness Centre between 6pm and 9pm, Sunday to Thursday, for 60-minute body treatments starting from Dhs220. Until July 31. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 449 8850).
Sunday 19 Speak Arabic Learn the lingo at times that suit you with this four-week beginner’s programme. Dhs600. Daily, times vary. Top Leaders Institute, Al Mamzar Business Centre, Al Ittihad Road, Deira, www.meetup.com/dubai-arabic-language-club.
Sunday 19 Guys, go out to Rosso The gentlemen’s night offers a Dhs50 discount tonight, with two and a pizza for Dhs120 per person. Dhs120 per person. Sun 9pm-midnight. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, The Walk, JBR (04 428 2000).
Monday 20 Groom for less Get 50 percent off a blow-dry after any full-price facial, save 15 percent on KeraStraight hair treatments and get 15 percent off manis and pedis Sundays and Mondays at Pastels Salon. Manis from Dhs95, facial from Dhs400, KeraStraight from Dhs1,000. Until August 31. Jumeirah (04 388 3534).
Monday 20 Buy budget homewares Dubai’s famous ‘Dhs7 shop’ Daiso is now carrying a new collection, including crockery and much more. Various locations including Al Barsha Mall (04 297 6829).
Monday 20 Get fit at Physique 57 Work out in the new gym within Al Thanya Mall. The 4,800 square feet space includes two exercise studios. Al Thanya Mall, Umm Suqeim, www.physique57.com/dubai (04 321 0577).
Tuesday 21 Head to an exhibition Vahid Jafarnejad’s ‘Metamorphosis’ attempts to show the horror and the grotesque of the human face. Free. 11am-6pm. Until August 28. Mottahedan Projects Gallery, Al Joud Centre, Al Quoz (052 607 6878).
Tuesday 21 It’s ribs galore at ubk Eat all the ribs you can, plus fries, salad, coleslaw and corn bread. Dhs175. Tue 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, JLT (04 438 0000).
Tuesday 21 Take better photos Join this group and get feedback on your snaps from peers with an eye for photography and advice from experts on how to use post-processing tools. Dhs20. 7pm-9pm. Studio Attitude, 22, 6 Street, Al Quoz 1, www.meetup.com/emiratesphotoclub (04 338 4114).