Grab a coffee and croissant from Pascal Tepper Bakery: This Media City venue will be open for breakfast during Ramadan. If you’re not fasting, grab a pastry on your way to work (just remember to eat it in private). Prices vary. Open daily 7am-11pm. Near Radisson Blu, Dubai Media City (04 454 2408).
Dive trips to Musandam: Nomad Ocean Adventures offers three-day package trips with accommodation from Thursday to Saturday, with full-board on Thursday and Friday nights and free Nitrox for certified divers. The trip includes three dives on the Friday and two on the Saturday. Dhs1,100. Nomad Ocean Adventures, Oman, www.discovernomad.com(+968 2683 6069).
Al Majlis at Madinat Jumeirah: Enjoy an authentic iftar with a buffet including dates, fruit and a host of Arabic delicacies. Stay on until late to enjoy traditional entertainment and an à la carte suhoor menu (prices vary). Dhs195 (iftar). Sunset ’til late. Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 8888).
Eat pie! Tuck in to a special selection of home-made pies every Thursday and Saturday at The Wharf. Dhs90. Sunset ’til late. Mina A’ Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).
Head over to Fibber Magee’s: If you’re one of the unfortunate few who aren’t able to work Ramadan hours, console yourself with a hearty Irish meal at Fibbers, and get selected drinks for Dhs20 until 9pm. Free. Doors open 8pm ’til late. Behind Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 2400).