Fill a shoe box for a good cause and try an Egyptian iftar
Time Out Dubai staff
Grab lunch at La Petite Maison: This French favourite at DIFC is open for lunch throughout Ramadan. We recommend the scallop carpaccio (above) and the green beans with foie gras. Prices vary. Noon-3pm. DIFC (04 439 0505).
Fill a shoe box for a good cause: Today is the first day of The Box Appeal (formerly known as the Shoe Box Appeal). Collect a box from any Radisson Blu or Park Inn Hotel and fill it with items from the list – boxes will then be distributed to migrant workers. See the Facebook page for info. www.facebook.com/theboxappeal.
Try a three-day detox at Talise Spa: Cleanse your body as well as your mind this Ramadan with a detox combining diagnostics, a lifestyle consultation, fitness sessions and a full-body treatment. Dhs1,495. Talise Spa, Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6818).
An Egyptian iftar: Chef Habiba from Jordan is on hand at the Grand Hyatt to prepare traditional kunafa for the hotel’s iftar feast, while Chef Al Thahir from Egypt will mix up Arabic drinks. Dhs150, Dhs75 (kids aged six to 12), free for kids under six. Sunset-9pm. Al Ameera Ballroom, Grand Hyatt Dubai (04 317 2222).
Mum’s Night Off at The Westin: Kids under 12 eat for free at Blue Orange, Spice Emporium, Hunters Grill, Waves and Barasti when accompanied by their parents. That means no cooking, no washing up, and no having to berate junior for not eating his peas, pizza linguini, burger and so on, because he’ll doubtless find something to suit his picky palate in at least one of the venues. Prices and times vary. Offer valid every Monday until September 30. The Westin Mina Seyahi, www.thewestinminaseyahi.com (04 511 7136).