Tuck into pies and get active at Ramadan sports festival
Time Out Dubai staff
August 03, 2011 1:58 PM
Thursday 4 Eat pie!
Tuck in to a special selection of home-made pies every Thursday and Saturday at The Wharf. Dhs90. Sunset ’til late. Mina A’ Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).
Thursday 4 Dive trips to Musandam
Nomad Ocean Adventures offers three-day package trips with accommodation from
Thursday to Saturday, with full-board on Thursday and Friday nights and free Nitrox for certified divers. The trip includes three dives on the Friday and two on the Saturday. Dhs1,100. Nomad Ocean Adventures, Oman, www.discovernomad.com (+968 2683 6069).
Thursday 4 Al Majlis at Madinat Jumeirah
Enjoy an authentic iftar with a buffet including dates, fruit and a host of Arabic delicacies. Stay on until late to enjoy traditional entertainment and an à la carte suhoor menu (prices vary). Dhs195 (iftar). Sunset ’til late. Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 8888).
Thursday 4 Head over to Fibber Magee’s
If you’re one of the unfortunate few who aren’t able to work Ramadan hours, console yourself with a hearty Irish meal at Fibbers, and get selected drinks for Dhs20 until 9pm. Free. Doors open 8pm ’til late. Behind Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 2400).
Friday 5 Zuma dry brunch
Dishes such as robata and sushi, alongside non-alcoholic beverages, cleansers and boosters, will be served every Friday during Ramadan. Dhs315. 12.30pm-4pm. DIFC, (04 425 5660).
Friday 5 Iftar at Asateer
Asateer will offer a traditional iftar buffet to ‘awaken the senses’. Suhoor will be served nightly from 9pm with a wide à la carte menu. Dhs165 (for iftar and suhoor), Dhs80 for kids aged three to 12. Free for kids under three. Sunset-8pm (iftar); 8pm ’til late (suhoor). Atlantis, The Palm (04 426 2626).
Friday 5 Lanka Challenge
Today is the deadline to register for this unique trip, which takes participants into the heart of Sri Lanka, where they will drive a tuk-tuk over terrain that is as challenging as it is beautiful. Dhs14,325 for two, Dhs19,467 for a team of three (money raised goes to charity).
August 18-30. www.lankachallenge.com.
Friday 5 A cheap night at a beach resort
Stay at Le Méridien Mina Seyahi this month for just Dhs222 per person on a twin-sharing basis. We’ll be lounging by the beach today and then heading to Barasti in the evening. Perfect. Valid until August 27. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, Al Sufouh Road (04 399 3333).
Friday 5 Double Decker Friday deal
Every Friday during August, enjoy an international buffet and unlimited selected beverages at this popular Brit-themed pub. Dhs159. 7.30pm- 10.30pm. Al Murooj Rotana (04 321 1111).
Saturday 6 Keep your skin looking youthful
Try Kaya’s Aqua Radiance treatment this Ramadan, which claims to promote younger-looking skin through exfoliation, hydration and nourishment. Buy a package of four Aqua Radiance treatments and you’ll get one free, or buy eight and get two free. Four sessions Dhs2,040. Until August 31. Kaya Skin Clinic, Knowledge Village (04 438 0122).
Saturday 6 Henna tent
Today is the launch of the special henna tent at Mercato Mall. It will run until September 4, allowing you to get a henna tattoo for just Dhs15. Open 6pm-11pm. Mercato Mall, Jumeirah, www.mercatoshoppingmall.com.
Saturday 6 Saturday night roast at Nineteen
For a traditional roast with all the trimmings, head to Nineteen and tuck in. Dhs235 (soft drinks), Dhs325 (selected house beverages), free for children aged 12 and under. Sunset-10.30pm. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Saturday 6 Dubai Chamber Ramadan Festival
Throughout Ramadan, Duplays is organising sports events at Dubai Sports World in
Dubai World Trade Centre. Join in with basketball, football, beach volleyball, table tennis and touch rugby tournaments at the purpose-built facility. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9.30pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, www.dubai.duplays.com/dubaichamber.
Sunday 7 Learn the art of applying make-up
Find out how to apply flawless cosmetics with renowned make-up artist Katie Cousins. Each evening course runs for two weeks, three nights a week on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays. Dhs3,000. From 5pm-8pm. Formul’A Academy, Knowledge Village (04 438 0122).
Monday 8 Treat the kids
A branch of mammoth toy chain Toys R Us has opened in Deira City Centre – head there to stock up on treats for your (or somebody else’s) tiny terrors. Deira City Centre (04 295 4545).
Monday 8 Celebrate Ramadan at BurJuman
Experience traditional hospitality at this mostly designer mall. Head straight to the Observatory area, where a majlis tent has been set up – you’ll find free dates and Arabic coffee, and can play a ‘quick’ game of chess or backgammon. Open from iftar-1am. Bur Dubai (04 350 0222).
Monday 8 Enjoy Dhs1 drinks
Enjoy selected drinks for Dhs1 when you buy a
two-course meal at Glasshouse. This offer also takes place on Wednesday. Note that times are now slightly later than before. Prices vary. From 8pm. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (04 212 7551).
Tuesday 9 Buy affordable, local artwork
Every year, members of the Dubai International Art Centre put on a Ramadan show of their varied works. Not only is it a good chance to see local talent, it’s also a great place to buy very affordable art and start your own collection. Prices vary. Until August 24. Gallery 76, Jumeirah (04 344 4398).
Tuesday 9 Sip drinks overlooking the marina
Take in spectacular views of Dubai Marina while enjoying buy one, get one free offers on selected drinks at Aquara Lounge. 8pm-9pm. Dubai Marina Yacht Club (04 362 7900).
Tuesday 9 Catch happy hour at Long’s Bar
Blink and you’ll miss it – Long’s is holding happy hour from 8pm to 9pm, meaning discounts on a wide range of drinks. Free entry. 8pm-9pm. Towers Rotana Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 312 2202).
Wednesday 10 Take advantage of discounted pampering
There are four summer deals at Caracalla Spa, including 120 minutes of facial goodness for Dhs850 with a free eye treatment; and a back massage and foot and leg treatment for Dhs800 with a free head and shoulder massage. Prices vary. Until August 31. Caracalla Spa, Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort, JBR (04 399 5555).
Wednesday 10 Enter the UAE’s key art competition
The Sheikha Manal Young Artist Awards is now open to entrants, so why not spend this Ramadan creating? By this time next year you could be a renowned artist. www.youngartistaward.ae
Wednesday 10 Iftar at Esca
Enjoy iftar amid traditionally inspired architecture and warm Mediterranean hues. The buffet features iftar favourites such as hummus, roast chicken, lamb kabsa and katayaf. Dhs145. Sunset-midnight. Qamardeen Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 428 5888).
Wednesday 10 Visit Media Rotana’s new terrace tent
Unwind with friends post-iftar at this new, air-conditioned tent in the midst of TECOM. Ladies get five free mixed drinks. Free. 8pm-1am. The Terrace, Media Rotana, TECOM (04 435 0000).