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A cleansing treat at The Fairmont’s spa: Pamper yourself with a 110-minute ritual that includes a body scrub, full-body massage and facial. While you’re there, enjoy free access to the hotel’s health club and swimming pools.
Dhs595. Until August 31. The Spa, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8800).
Learn to sail a yacht: Ever wanted to captain a private yacht and its crew up to 30km offshore? Take this seven-day IYT course, starting today, and you’ll soon be taking to the waves.
Dhs7,500, includes weekend and evening classes. Marine Concept, Al Barsha, www.marine-charter-concept.com (055 960 3030).
Tuck into Sunday roast at The Wharf: There’s a choice of roast beef, spit-roast chicken and rosemary lamb leg, all served with root vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and gravy.
Dhs90. Sunset-11pm. The Wharf, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).
Enjoy a dip with Tom Hanks: The Address Dubai Mall’s poolside venue, Cabana, is hosting movie nights where you can lounge in the pool as you watch the film. Tonight’s flick is rom-com classic You’ve Got Mail, with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. The Dhs99 entry fee includes snacks and drinks.
From 8.30pm. Cabana, The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8999).
Enjoy an Emirati iftar: Make the most of Ramadan’s culinary offerings by taking the family for a traditional iftar. We particularly like the feast laid on by The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, because the dishes are exclusive to the UAE, which means you’ll get to sample proper Bedouin fare, cooked in a traditional manner (it makes a change from the usual cold and hot regional mezze served at most other Middle Eastern outlets). A top mid-week treat for all the family, enjoyed in the historically charming surroundings of Bastakiya. Book ahead to avoid disappointment.
Dhs135 (adults) children under 12 eat for free. Open daily sunset ’til late throughout Ramadan. Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, Bastakiya, www.cultures.ae (04 353 6666).
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Bag a bargain at the Baby Bazaar or feast on sea bream at Long Yin’s
Party at Yalumba for Aussie Day or watch Birdman at the cinema