Charity iftar for East Africa: This fundraising iftar is held in support of the Red Crescent relief effort in drought-hit areas such as Somalia. All proceeds will go to charity, and the event itself aims to raise awareness of those affected by the current famine. Dhs150. 6pm-9pm. Qamardeen Hotel, Downtown Burj Khalifa (04 428 6888).
Watch Alvin and the Chipmunks in your trunks: Relax in the pool at Dubai Polo Club and enjoy the family-friend animated escapades of three helium-voiced woodland creatures. Dhs35 for adults, Dhs20 for kids. From 7pm. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches (04 361 8111).
Spend the day detoxing before Eid: Get your body ready for the Eid celebrations with acupuncture, a body composition analysis, colon hydrotherapy, cupping and a five-day supply of detox tea. You should walk out expelled of bad stuff. Dhs899. Until August 31. Dubai Herbal & Treatment Centre, Oud Metha (04 335 1200).
Three-course deal at Ruth’s Chris: Enjoy a three-course dinner, a free welcome drink and a bottle of grape per couple at this popular American steakhouse. Dhs295 per person. Daily sunset ’til late. Until the end of Ramadan. The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8666).
Grab a drink at The Music Room: There may not be any live music to enjoy just yet, but this venue is still a good spot for unfussy bar snacks and cheap drinks, with selected drinks for Dhs20 from 8pm-9pm. Free. Open 8pm-2am. Majestic Hotel & Tower, Bur Dubai (050 248 4054).