Take discounted Arabic lessons this Ramadan: The Arabic Language Centre is offering cut-price beginner lessons throughout Holy Month. Dhs1,700. 9.30am-11.30am, noon-2pm, 4pm-6pm. Until August 14. Dubai World Trade Centre Sheikh Rashid Tower, www.arabiclanguagecentre.com (04 331 5600).
Enjoy an opulent iftar: The Asateer tent offers an iftar with six buffet menus. Dhs175 per person (iftar). Sunset-8pm (iftar); 9.30pm-2.30am (suhour). Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0000).
Enjoy two-for-one food: Head to either one of the Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse venues for a two-for-one deal on main courses throughout Ramadan. Prices vary. Daily Sunset-11.30pm. The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8666); The Address Dubai Marina (04 454 9538).
Go for a family-friendly iftar: Get into the spirit of the Holy Month and head to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding for a traditional Emirati iftar in Bur Dubai’s oldest neighbourhood, Bastakiya. The evening begins at 15 minutes before sunset, with a breaking fast prayer followed by dates and refreshing drinks. Then iftar begins, with plenty of local flavours to experience, while the evening focuses on explaining the principles behind Ramadan. This is very popular, so book in advance. Dhs135 (adults), children under 12 eat for free. 6.30-10pm. Bastakiya, Bur Dubai, www.cultures.ae (04 353 6666).