Top 10 Things to Do This Week
Ladies’ Night In
Missing girls’ nights out? Well now you can enjoy a pamperlicious ladies’ night in with The Cure! The beauty salon has introduced a package where up to 20 ladies get two treatments, nibbles, drinks, and a choice of girly flicks to watch – and yes, they have Dirty Dancing! Depending on the size of the group, you may get the whole salon to yourself and the experience lasts up to three hours. Perfect for birthdays! Just remember – no boys allowed.
INFO: Dhs250 per person, The Cure, Dubai Media City, Building 10, 04 391 6485, www.thecure.ae.
Iftar at Reem Al Bawadi
Reem Al Bawadi is famous for its iftars and hosts one of the most traditional Ramadan experiences on offer. Enjoy a huge Arabian-style buffet followed by card and board games plus music and whirling dervish shows which go on late into the night. Enjoy!
INFO: Dhs120, sunset to 3am, Jumeirah, 04 394 7444, Sheikh Zayed Branch, 04 330 6663, Marina, 04 452 2525, www.reemalbawadi.com.
Dinner at Conservatory Restaurant
Whether you’re craving Arabic or international cuisine, Conservatory Restaurant has something for you. Choose from a traditional iftar bulging with Middle Eastern specialities or order from the restaurant’s regular à la carte menu.
INFO: Dhs160, sunset to 11.30pm, Al Manzil Hotel, Dubai, 04 428 5888, www.almanzilhotel.ae.
Ramadan at Courtyard Dubai
For iftar or suhoor, Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community is an ideal place to dine this Ramadan, with a daily changing menu and a gorgeous location!
INFO: Iftar, Dhs135, sunset to 8pm, Pine Grill, suhoor, à la carte menu from Dhs75, Rendezvous Lounge, Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community, 04 885 2222, www.marriottdiningatcy.ae.
Watch the Olympics!
Sunday 12 August
Olympic season is still going strong! Catch all the action live as it happens at Horizon Lounge. Make sure you watch the closing ceremony on Sunday 12 August, which is set to be even better than the opening ceremony. Don’t tell anyone, but we’re most excited about the Spice Girls reunion!
INFO: Open at 8pm, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai, 050 253 9797, www.facebook.com/horizonlounge.
Spagain of the Week
Luxury Elements Spa has created a great three-hour pampering package especially for Ramadan. The treatment starts with a purifying Elemis Modern Skin Facial to remove toxins, regenerate skin cells and rebalance sebum. The second step is a revitalising hair treatment followed by a blow dry and finally a classic mani pedi. We’re in!
INFO: Dhs449, available until the end of Ramadan, Luxury Elements Spa, Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, 02 666 0508, www.facebook.com/luxuryelementsspa.
Iftar at Brunello
Brunello has created a magical iftar tent with an authentic Middle Eastern buffet prepared by local chefs plus traditional Arabic music performances. You’ll feel even better knowing a charity donation is included in the price! What’s not to love?
INFO: Dhs195, sunset to 10.30pm, Brunello, Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah, 04 444 2000, www.kempinski.com.
Emirate Photography Exhibition
For your weekly art fix, Deira City Centre is hosting an exclusive Ramadan-themed photography exhibition in Bridge Gallery as part of its ‘LOVE Art’ initiative. The collection features over 80 pieces by 30 Emirati photographers from the Emirates Photographer Society.
INFO: Exhibition on until the end of Ramadan, Bridge Gallery, Deira City Centre, www.facebook.com/DeiraCityCentre.
Daily Rotating Iftar Menu at JW Marriott Hotel Dubai
This is an iftar you can return to day after day as The Market Place chefs have prepared seven menus which rotate daily, featuring Lebanese cuisine, Indian specialities, international favourites and flavours from across the Middle East. There’s bound to be something to satisfy even the fussiest taste buds!
INFO: Dhs150, groups of 10 or more get 15 per cent off, sunset to 11.30pm, JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, 04 607 7977, www.marriottdiningatjw.ae.
Côte De Boeuf Fridays
Friday 10 august
For a limited time only, European restaurant Margaux is offering 50 per cent off its Côte De Boeuf Fridays deal, where you get a 30oz prime cut of French beef carved at your table. A carnivore’s dream! Be warned, it will take three people to finish it.
INFO: Dhs225 until further notice (normal price Dhs450), Margaux Restaurant, Souk Al Bahar, Dubai, 04 439 7555, www.margaux.ae.