Head to a photography exhibition
Today is your last chance to see local photographer James Harvey’s exhibition, which showcases a series of images in black and white, shot under and on top of the water, featuring surfers, divers and swimmers.
Free. 10am-6.30pm. Until June 25. Showcase Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 379 0940).
Read with Safar Dubai Book Group
Join this club to read fiction and non-fiction, alternating every other month. This month the group are reading Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami. Read the book, RSVP online and turn up.
Free. 11am. Le Pain Quotidien, DIFC, www.meetup.com/safar-dubai-book-group (no number).
Watch retro films at Claw BBQ
Classics such as Top Gun will be screened. The menu will be tailored to match dishes from key moments in each film.
Dhs300 per person. Wed 7pm-9.30pm. Until August 19. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 432 2300).
Join Moti Roti in the spirit of giving
Moti Roti has introduced its charitable iftar initiative Filling the Blues. Local food brands such as Taqado and Lebaneesh will donate iftar meals for labourers. Volunteer to help hand the meals out. Bring additional donations of water and snacks.
Free to attend. Daily from sunset. Until the end of Ramadan. www.motiroti.me/fillingtheblues.
Boys! Shop for a new look
Check out edgy menswear in the new Maison Margiela Pre-Fall 2015 collection, available from shopping portal Stylebop.
Eat more at Restaurant Week
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray enjoyed Jumeirah Restaurant Week so much that its restaurants (The Rib Room, Lalezar, Al Nafoorah and Amala) will continue to run this set-price menu promotion into August. Al Nafoorah and Lalezar will offer this promotion only after Ramadan.
From Dhs120 per person. Times vary. Until August 23. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Get fit with basic parkour techniques
Try basic training techniques used in parkour at Gravity Calisthenics Gym’s ‘Streetfit’ class.
Dhs399 per month (basic membership, excludes classes), Dhs50 (day pass for non-members), Dhs80 per class. Daily 7am-11am, 5pm-1am. Ongoing. Al Quoz 4 (04 321 6006).
Have a Japanese iftar at Nobu
The meal features signature dishes such as steamed sea bass, dry miso with eggplant puree and creamy rock shrimp, with iftar staples such as dried fruit and vegetables to break the fast.
Dhs270 per person. Daily from sunset. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Enjoy Ramadan at the mall
At The Dubai Mall, watch Afghan master weavers spin wool and design carpets in The Souk Atrium, support Dubai Cares’ campaign to teach kids how to read in The Waterfall Atrium and view art installations by Emirati artist Mattar Bin Lahej. The mall is now open from 10am to 2am, with restaurants open as late as 3am for suhoor.
Until Eid. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.thedubaimall.com (800 382 246 6255).
Paddleboard free when you eat at SALT
Eat at SALT and then take your receipt to Surf House Dubai to claim a free 45-minute paddleboarding session at the weekend between 4pm and 7pm.
Free. Fri-Sat 4pm-7pm. Ongoing. Kite Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road (no number).
Learn Metaphor Therapy
This two-day basic course teaches you to understand the psychological tool of using metaphors in counselling and healing.
Dhs999. 10am-6pm, June 26-27. Illuminations Well-Being Center, Fortune Executive Towers, Cluster T, JLT (04 448 7043).
Break the fast at Shores Restaurant
Enjoy the restaurant’s oriental buffet.
Iftar: Dhs155 (adults), half (children aged six to 12), free (children under six). Suhoor Dhs120 per person. Iftar: daily from sunset. Suhoor: daily 8pm-2am. Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 439 8888).
Check out modern artworks
Talar Aghbashian unveils paintings that represent people caught between deconstruction and reconstruction in ‘Site/Sight’. She works with a photograph’s original composition and simplifies the characters into obtuse shapes.
Free. 11.30am-7pm. Until June 30. Carbon 12, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 340 6016).
Help The Mission to Seafarers
Volunteer to distribute Ramadan care packages.
To get involved, email Theresa Dommett, email@example.com. 8am-noon. Until June 28. Al Nasr Plaza, Oud Metha (04 357 6060).
Spend Ramadan at Angelina
Try a selection of three à la carte dishes for iftar: baba ganoush soufflé, spring fattoush and kataifi pastry; kousa meshi, quinoa tabbouleh and puy lentil velouté; thareed, slow-cooked lamb shank, regag bread, heirloom carrots and baby marrow. The iftar menu is also available for suhoor.
From Dhs75-Dhs119. Daily sunset-2am. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 442 0814).
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.
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).
Support the work of the Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs by buying e-cards with designs created by the students.
From Dhs2 per design. www.greetingsbyalnoor.com (04 340 4844).
Spend iftar at Lafayette Gourmet
The international iftar buffet features mezze, sushi, grills, Arabic sweets, tea and juice.
Dhs155 per adult, Dhs75 (children aged 6-11). Sun-Thu sunset-8.30pm, Fri-Sat sunset-9.30pm. Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9933).
Donate at Nando’s
Order the ‘Altogether Platter’ for Dhs36, and Nando’s will donate the entire cost of the meal to children’s charity, Dubai Cares.
Dhs36. June 18 until Eid. Various locations including The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.nandos.ae (04 434 0190).
Swim with Speedo
Swimmers of all levels can visit the new ‘Get Speedo Fit’ website and watch tutorial videos, workout plans and get tips on equipment to use to get the most out of pool time.
See a group art show
The annual summer show, ‘Made in Tashkeel’, features hand-made jewellery, bespoke furniture, typography, painting, digital and screen prints.
Free. 8am-10pm. Until August 20. Tashkeel, Nad Al Sheba (04 336 3313).
Raffles Spa and Salon is promising the ‘ultimate 60-minute pampering experience’, including sweet and savoury treats afterwards.
Dhs399. Until September 17. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 314 9870).
Buy your Eid outfit
Head to ValleyDez to check out the new Eid collection from Manish Arora. The designer has garnered clients such as Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Katy Perry. Expect summery hues and modest hemlines.
Ongoing. ValleyDez, Sunset Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 394 1290).