Admire calligraphy: Iranian calligraphy artist Mohammad Bozorgi’s exhibition ‘Transcendental Strokes’ merges text-based Islamic art with contemporary paintings. Free. 10am-6pm. Until July 30. Ayyam Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 323 6242).
Book a yoga retreat: The Ayurvedic Healing Village in Palakkad, Kerala, offers a week of rejuvenation from Thursday July 2. From Dhs2,500 per day. Valid July 2-14. Lakshya Yoga, Palakkad, Kerala, www.lakshyayoga.com.
Shop to win in Sharjah: Spend Dhs200 or more in the Sahara Centre and enter a raffle draw for the chance to win a Mercedes-Benz G500, a package holiday for two to Switzerland and Dhs200,000 worth of vouchers from Rivoli. Until August 30. Sahara Centre, Sharjah (06 531 6611).
Take the kids to Bystro: Kids will have a build-your-own buffet with staff on hand to help them create burgers, pizzas, hot dogs and sundaes. Dhs95 per person, Dhs110 (with dessert), Dhs50 (for children). Daily sunset-10pm. Al Manara, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 336 8056).
Speedo swim squads: Keep them cool this summer by signing them up for swim camp. Dhs325-475 depending on age and level. Times vary. June 28-September 3. Various locations including Nord Anglia International School, Al Barsha South, www.speedoswimsquads.com (04 354 9525).