See baby seahorses
Rare baby seahorses will be living in The Palm Fish Nursery for the next two months. See them on a professionally run tour.
Dhs125 (adults), Dhs75 (children). Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 1000).
Visit a swish new restaurant
Blue Flame at Jumeirah Creekside orders its fresh cuts of meat and fish from sustainable sources. Worth a visit after the sun has set.
Open daily sunset until late. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8580).
Thursday movie night at Make Business Hub
Concept café Make Business Hub now holds regular film screenings on Thursdays, and is currently showing a series of movies from director Wes Anderson. Entry and popcorn are free. Tonight’s movie is The Royal Tenenbaums.
Free. From 7.30pm-10pm. Until August 16. Al Fattan Towers, Dubai Marina (04 392 9216).
Join the chef’s table at Chutney’s
Sample a selection of Awadh cooking from northern India, served at the chef’s table.
From Dhs95 (soft drinks). 7pm-11.15pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai (04 310 4340).
Volunteer at Ramadan Care Packages Night 2012
Adopt-a-Camp’s annual care packages night returns, with volunteers needed to assemble boxes for labourers filled with essentials such as towels, pillows, plates, socks, toiletries and more. To take part, apply online.
Free. 9pm-3am. Dubai World Trade Centre, www.adoptacamp.ae (050 455 3157).
Ride with Dubai Roadsters
Cycling club Dubai Roadsters’ Friday morning rides are still taking place throughout summer. All are welcome, though cyclists must be in good shape, and bring their own equipment and water.
Free. 5.30am. Meet at Lime Tree Café, Jumeirah, www.dubairoadsters.com.
Check out The Ivy Museum
The Ivy takes over the Boulevard in Jumeirah Emirates Towers with an art exhibition themed around diamond-shaped graphics, reflecting The restaurant’s famous stained glass windows.
Free. Open daily noon-late. Until August 31. Outside The Ivy, The Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8767).
Try an exclusive iftar at Kempinski
Break fast with the hotel’s kitchen team at the special chef’s table. Guests can also tailor the iftar menu to their group’s desires.
Prices vary. Booking essential. From sunset. Mall of the Emirates (04 409 5999).
Play in a charity five-a-side tournament
Duplays is running a charity five-a-side football competition, with all proceeds going to the Adopt-a-Camp charity. All players must bring two items to donate, such as clothing or sports equipment.
Dhs100 per person, Dhs700 per team. 8pm-midnight. Sheikh Saeed Halls 1-3, Dubai World Trade Centre, www.duplays.com (04 447 2394).
Shop at a seasonal night market
Pick up bargains at this special evening market, featuring products from across the globe: items range from food to electronics.
Free. 8pm-3am. Until August 19. Dubai World Trade Centre, inside Sports City, www.ramadannightmarket.com.
Play summer golf for discounted prices
Head to Deira for good deals on the driving range or cut-price lessons.
From Dhs695. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 380 1234).
Dine like Thai royalty
Blue Elephant’s Royal Thai night offers an impressive buffet of Thai dishes.
Dhs189. Sunset-midnight. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana, Garhoud (04 282 0000).
Enjoy South American flavours
Pachanga steakhouse is serving a new Argentinian-themed summer menu.
Dhs150. 7pm-midnight. Until August 20. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR (04 318 2520).
Relax at the spa with your girlfriends – for free
Ladies can enjoy facilities including hammam, Jacuzzi, steam room and snow room every Saturday evening. There are 50 spaces available each week on a first-come, first-served basis.
Free. 8pm-midnight. Ladies only. Ongoing. Talise Ottoman Spa, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, email@example.com (04 453 0455).
Watch the final day of athletics in the London Olympics
Get one last fix of the 2012 Games by tuning in for what should be an exciting athletics finale. The evening session starts with the women’s high-jump final and finishes with the final of the men’s 4x100m relay.
10pm-midnight. Screened live on OSN Sports.
Admire Iranian artworks in JLT
Five Iranian artists are exhibiting at Arsh Art Gallery this month. Works on show include Taha Behbahani’s key sculptures including ‘Hou Hagh’ and ‘Lock and Bird’.
Free. Until August 31. Arsh Art Gallery, 2204 Indigo Icon Tower, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 420 3471).
Cheap membership at Dubai Aquarium
Visitors who buy the Ultimate Aquarium Package can upgrade to an annual membership for an extra Dhs100, giving them free entry for a year.
Dhs100. Open daily 10am-1am. Until the end of Ramadan. The Dubai Mall (04 448 5200).
Watch the Olympic closing ceremony
Expect fanfares and fireworks at the close of the London Games and see the handover to Rio, which hosts the event in 2016.
7pm-10pm. Screened live on OSN Sports.
Try an evening roast
Head to Channels to tuck into a traditional English Sunday meal, including roasts and pies.
From Dhs145 (soft drinks). Sun 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Media Rotana, TECOM (04 435 0201).
See a culturally inspired group art exhibition
Professional and amateur artists come together in ‘Celebrating Ramadan’, which reflects the spirit and culture of the region.
Until August 21. Gallery 76, Villa 27, Street 75b, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 344 4398).
Hop on board the Wonder Bus
See the city by land and water on this yellow and blue boat-shaped coach.
Dhs140 per person. Departs daily at 11am, 2.30pm and 4pm. Burjuman, Bur Dubai, www.wonderbustours.ae (04 359 5656).
Walk with sharks
Take a stroll along the bottom of Aquaventure’s shark lagoon, wearing a special underwater helmet.
Dhs275 per person for a 20-minute safari. Daily 11am-noon, 1pm-4pm. Until August 31. Atlantis The Palm (04 426 0000).
Enjoy an African iftar
Head to slick new African venue Kiza for a set-menu iftar.
Dhs150. Sunset-8.30pm (iftar); suhoor from 8.30pm. The Lodge, Oud Metha (04 334 4159).
See African art
‘Taste Binds the Tribe’ is a group show featuring the works of Zimbabwean artist Daryl Nero and Mozambique’s late Isaac Sithole.
Free. Until September 1. Showcase Gallery, Unit 35, Alserkal Avenue, Street 8, Al Quoz 1 (04 379 0940).
Play for less at Sega Republic
Take advantage of discounted rates on games and rides.
Dhs200 for 25 games, Dhs300 for 50 games. Open daily 11am-1am. Until the end of the Ramadan. Sega Republic, The Dubai Mall, www.segarepublic.com (04 448 8484).
Buy early Eid gifts
When the sun sets, head to Gourmandises, which is selling special cakes for Eid.
From Dhs110. Open daily sunset-10pm. Until August 30. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Feast on steak
Diners can enjoy meaty treats after sundown at Rodeo Grill’s carvery night.
From Dhs185 per person. Wed sunset-midnight. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana, Garhoud (04 282 0000).
Discounts on Kaya’s couture face therapies
Kaya Skin Clinic if offering 15 percent off its couture face therapies this month, plus a free skin health check. Couture face therapies claim to combine the best of science and nature to rehydrate, smooth and brighten the skin.
From Dhs850. Until August 23. Kaya Skin Clinic, various locations including Marina Walk (04 450 8438).
Donate to the World Food Programme’s campaign
All donations to the World Food Programme’s ‘school meals’ scheme in developing countries will be matched by Dubai’s Rotary Club. Donate Dhs100 and feed a child for an entire year.
Get painting at thejamjar
The open studio concept at thejamjar invites aspiring artists to put their creativity to good use. The studio is fully equipped with easels, paints and art supplies.
From Dhs100 per person. Ongoing. Thejamjar, behind Dubai Garden Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, Street 17a, Al Quoz 3 (04 341 7303).
Try a Thai feast
Thai Kitchen will bring unlimited servings of specialities to your table.
Dhs220. Wed, 7pm- midnight. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (O4 317 2222).
Break your fast at the Dusit Thani
An iftar with impressive views and dishes from Benjarong, PAX Romana and The Californian.
Dhs150. Dhs75 for children aged six to twelve. Sunset-9pm. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).