Treat the kids: A branch of mammoth toy chain Toys R Us has opened in Deira City Centre – head there to stock up on treats for your (or somebody else’s) tiny terrors. Deira City Centre (04 295 4545).
Sharjah Ramadan Festival 2011:
Head over to Sharjah to catch the Ramadan Festival, which starts today. Friends of Cancer Patients will be distributing brochures and selling merchandise to raise money for cancer sufferers. Free. 9pm-noon. Sharjah Expo Center, www.focp-uae.org (06 506 5543).
Celebrate Ramadan at BurJuman:
Experience traditional hospitality at this mostly designer mall. Head straight to the Observatory area, where a majlis tent has been set up – you’ll find free dates and Arabic coffee, and can play a ‘quick’ game of chess or backgammon. Open from iftar-1am. Bur Dubai (04 350 0222).
Enjoy Dhs1 drinks: Enjoy selected drinks for Dhs1 when you buy a two-course meal at Glasshouse. This offer also takes place on Wednesday. Note that times are now slightly later than before. Prices vary. From 8pm. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (04 212 7551).
Fool around at Fun City: Make the most of one of the UAE’s biggest indoor play areas by booking the little monkeys in for some serious fun and games. Fun City at Oasis Centre has everything you need to keep the little tykes amused for hours, while you go and enjoy a relaxing shop and coffee. With two separate areas, one for children aged one to seven, and another for kids aged up to 14, you can also be assured that the play won’t get too rough or tumble. Dhs20-25 per hour Sun-Wed; Dhs25-30 Thu-Sat. Open daily 10am-midnight. www.funcity.ae (04 339 7782).