5 things to do today
Arboretum dry brunch: It’s just like the Al Qasr brunch, but cheaper and with soft drinks only. The buffet includes a feast of international and regional cuisine, and there’s also a kids’ corner with face-painting.
Dhs250 (includes soft drinks). 12.30pm-4pm. Until end of Ramadan. Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).
Try a day-long detox: Get rid of the bad stuff with a body composition analysis, colon hydrotherapy, acupuncture, cupping and a five-day supply of detox tea.
Dhs899. Until August 31. Dubai Herbal & Treatment Centre, Oud Metha (04 335 1200).
View art where you least expect to: Window-shop at Mall of the Emirates, then pop into Aspen Café (open as normal throughout Ramadan) to check out Aboud Salman’s new exhibition, ‘River Mermaids’. The Syrian artist’s colourful paintings have a dreamlike feel.
Free. Until September 6. Aspen Café, Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates (04 427 0219).
Kickball tournament: Fancy trying a new sport? Sometimes called ‘soccer baseball’, kickball is played on a softball diamond and involves kicking a big red bouncy ball. Duplays is organising a tournament tonight, with mixed 10-a-side teams.
Dhs100 per player, or Dhs1,000 for teams. 5pm-9pm. Today only. Metropolitan Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.duplays.com (055 224 0187).
Break your fast at Khan Murjan: Time Out favourite Khan Murjan serves three kinds of soup, eight mains, and Egyptian and Lebanese desserts. Shisha and coffee cost extra.
Dhs135, Dhs90 (kids aged five to 12). Sunset-late. Until end of Ramadan. Khan Murjan Souk, Oud Metha (04 327 9795).
Time Out Dubai,
Hit up caféM’s cheese night or party in a tent for Eid
Watch a legendary guitarist or check out At.mosphere’s August menu
Lunch specials at Armani/Deli or join the Dubai Runners