5 Things to Do in the UAE This Week

Go to Wild Wadi, win a flight with Emirates and experience a one-of-a-kind iftar
Wednesday , 15 June 2016
5 Things to Do in the UAE This Week
5 things to do between now and the next Ahlan!

MON 20 JUN
GO TO WILD WADI WATERPARK FOR CHARITY

The wonderful people at Wild Wadi are offering free access to their amazing waterpark every Monday during Ramadan, in return for three items of clothing. The clothing will be donated to the Belt Al Khair Society, a non-profit organisation that provides assistance to underprivileged families in the region. Have some quality time with your family and friends while helping others out – that’s what Ramadan is all about! INFO: Special containers will be placed at the registration area where clothing can be deposited (clothing must be in good condition), tickets are limited to the capacity of the waterpark and given on a first-come, first-served basis, offer valid 3pm-7pm, Wild Wadi, Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 348 4444, info@jumeirah.com, Jumeirah.com

TUE 21 JUN
GO BACK TO BASICS

This Holy Month, learn all about the cultural act of breaking fast, by going on an eye-opening tour and a one-of-a-kind iftar experience. After a walk through colourful Old Dubai with its many mosques, charm and character, you join he largest communal iftar in Deira, talk to others about what Ramadan means to them and listen to heartferlt stories and tales. INFO: Dhs595, 5.30pm-10.30pm, meeting point: Al Ras Metro Station (green line), exit 2, 056 471 8244, fryingpanadventures.com

SUN-THU
VISIT THE GRAND MOSQUE

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is not only breathtakingly beautiful and spectacularly designed; it’s also just been called the second most popular landmark worldwide by TripAdvisor. An active place of worship, the mosque is still open to visitors during the Holy Month at set times, so you can still pay it a visit, just be sure to dress appropriately and behave respectfully. INFO: Free, Sun-Thu, 9am-12midday throughout Ramadan, Abu Dhabi, 02 419 1919, szgmc.gov.ae

DAILY
NAB A FLIGHT AT IFTAR

Le Meridien Dubai’s Falcon Ballroom has been transformed into the Layali Zaman’ Ramadan majilis this month, where traditional favourites and Middle Eastern-inspired cuisine will be served. The quintessentially Arabesque space has interactive cooking stations, traditional hot and cold mezze, as well as a large variety of shisha, Arabic sweets and desserts, while an international buffet will take place later in the evening. Up to 400 people can fit into the tent, which is conveniently placed near the airport, as each week guests are in with a chance to win prizes from Emirates airline! INFO: Dhs149 per person, shisha at an additional vost, sunset-8.30pm, international buffet from 8.30pm-11pm, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, 04 702 2455, lemeridien-dubai.com/en/dubai, restaurants.lmd@lemeridien.com

DAILY
HAVE A FARZI IFTAR

Billed as the modern spice bistro, Farzi Café by Zorawar Kaira is cooking up a very special iftar this month. It begins with a date shot as an amuse bouche – and nutrisionists say dates are the perfect food to break your fast with. Next come the starters of braised lamb chops with a maple and kokum glaze and micro popcorn and pan-seared beef chunks, with pindi channa hummus and nadru crisp. Main courses of chicken tikka masala and keema ghotala with pearl barley hareesa, and then a delicious dessert of warm kunafa suji alwa cake with saffron and pistachio ice cream. Yum! INFO: Dhs125 for adults, Dhs75 for children up to 10, free for children below three, Farzi Café, City Walk Phase 2, Dubai, 04 394 2556

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