Friday August 3
Head to the Sheraton’s beachside iftar: Palm Garden’s Ramadan tent is situated on the beach, and is designed to replicate a traditional desert setting.
Dhs185 per person including soft drinks. Open daily sunset-3am. Until the end of Ramadan. Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort & Towers, Dubai Marina (04 399 5533).
Watch an Irish comedy flick: Brendan Gleeson stars in slick crime comedy The Guard, the most successful independent Irish film of all time at the box office.
In UAE cinemas from Thursday August 2.
Head to the ARTE Market at Festival Centre: This regular craft market features handmade wares created by more than 1,800 artisans from 30 different countries.
Noon-9pm. Near Ikea, Dubai Festival City (04 341 8020).
Feast at Na3Na3’s Halla Night: Stop by for Middle Eastern-inspired food and performances – a perfect evening treat.
Dhs185 (food and soft drinks). Sunset-11pm. Ongoing. Na3Na3, The Address Dubai Mall (04 888 3444).
Cheer on the Olympic cyclists: Head to French restaurant Rostang Brasserie, which is showing the Olympic action on a big screen. The essential event to catch today is the cycling, especially the men’s team pursuit final. The quarter-finals of the women’s football also take place throughout the day.
Free entry. 6.55pm-10.10pm. Rostang Brasserie, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).