Monday August 1
Enjoy Ramadan deals at Zen: Zen Beauty Lounge is offering an organic hair treatment and blow dry, plus a fresh date facial for only Dhs300 (normal price Dhs425). You can also enjoy a full body scrub or a full body massage priced at Dhs250, and receive a free pedicure worth Dhs80.
Until August 31. Zen Beauty Lounge, Discovery Gardens (04 434 3017).
Visit a new Victoria’s Secret: This world-famous lingerie brand has just opened a new store in BurJuman – it will feature mostly beauty items and is definitely worth a look.
BurJuman (04 352 0222).
Bidi Bondi Pub Quiz: This Aussie-themed favourite is open for lunch and starts serving beverages after the Ramadan permitted hours. Be sure to book a table, as it’s extremely popular.
Free. From 8pm. The Palm Jumeirah (04 427 0515).
Iftar with a view: Get your kicks by breaking the fast in Dubai’s only revolving restaurant. Other than 360˚ views of the city, there will be a special buffet featuring traditional Ramadan favourites and Emirati dishes.
Dhs150, Dhs75 (kids aged 6 to 12 years). Sunset-8.30pm. Al Dawaar, Hyatt Regency (04 317 2222).
Ramadan is likely to start today: Don’t forget that today is most probably the first day of the 30-day Holy Month. That means most daytime events will change their timings (so be sure to call first before you embark on an excursion), and don’t forget to respect the laws of the land. That means no eating or drinking in public for parents, and children should practice discretion too (although Muslim children are not required to fast until the age of puberty).
Check out the Sheikh Mohammed Centre of Cultural Understanding website for more details, www.cultures.ae.