Ramadan Night Market
Friday 10 to Sunday 19 August
Enjoy a true festival-like experience as you shop at the Ramadan Night Market. The indoor shopping fair will have stalls featuring a wide selection of items, so you’ll find everything from trinkets for your home to clothes and electronics. Head over for a shopping fiesta!
INFO: Free entry, 8pm to 3am during Ramadan, 5pm to 12am during Eid, Hall 7, Dubai World Trade Centre, 04 327 7743, www.ramadannightmarket.com.
Ladies Only Golf lessons
For something a little different, sign up to ladies only group golf sessions at Dubai Creek Golf Academy and Emirates Golf Club. If you’re looking to make new friends or you just want a challenge, this is a great way to hang out and get some light outdoor exercise. Whether you’re an expert or a beginner, there are sessions for all and two locations to choose from. Take a swing now!
INFO: Dhs1,000 per person for an eight week course, register in advance; Dubai Creek Golf Academy, 04 295 6000; The Academy at Emirates Golf Club, 04 380 2222, www.dubaigolf.com.
James Dean film Night
Wednesday 22 August
Get a blast from the past this week at XVA Gallery in DIFC which will be showing 1955 film Rebel Without a Cause. Starring James Dean, the classic flick’s about an outsider with a troubled past who journeys to a new town finding friends and enemies. Popcorn and soda will be served. We love this spin on a movie night.
INFO: Free, 7pm, XVA Gallery, DIFC, Dubai, 04 358 5117, www.xvagallery.com.
The Spagain of the Week
Pamper yourself by visiting The Spa at The Address Dubai Marina with a detox and toning package. The wellbeing treatment is a combination of the Marine Algae Scrub and Wrap, which release excess toxins from your body, and The Cure Facial, a deep cleansing facial which includes extraction to make you really glow!
INFO: Dhs599 (usually Dhs1,040), 125 minutes, available until 30 September, The Spa at The Address Dubai Marina, 04 436 7424, www.theaddress.com.
Got an event but no time to bake a cake? Crumbs Elysée Bakery & Restaurant is here to save the day. The special order cake service offers exceptional cakes and desserts that are freshly prepared for any occasion, be it a baby shower or birthday. The French bakery also serves a full menu which is open for home deliveries and take away orders during Ramadan.
INFO: Open 6am to 12am, Crumbs Elysée Bakery & Restaurant, 04 346 8899, www.crumbselysée.com.
The Cheesecake Factory launch
It’s finally opening! For months we’ve been waiting, tummies grumbling, for this US giant to open in The Dubai Mall, and on 16 August, its doors open. The Cheesecake Factory launched in California in 1978 and now has more than 15 restaurants worldwide. Make sure you try one of their 50 legendary cheesecakes. Our fave is the Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake!
INFO: The Dubai Mall, www.thecheesecakefactory.com.
Start a Team
Inspired by the Olympics? Create a sports team within your office and sign up to the Duplays Corporate Basketball League! Competing every Friday, the teams battle it out on the court for Adidas goodie bags. Even better, get your rival companies to join up for some friendly competition. Sign up and get practicing now!
INFO: Start date 11 September, Fridays, 5pm to 10pm, 8 weeks long, Dhs2,800 per team. Book by 23 August to get a 10 per cent discount.
See Art in Abu Dhabi
Swiss artist Jean-Marc Schwaller is bringing his collection of oil and watercolour paintings to Abu Dhabi straight from New York City. The Mark Rothko-inspired exhibition, The Rhythm of Earth — Passage, uses bold imagery to explore the compositional potential of colour and the human psyche. We’re intrigued!
INFO: Exhibit ends 20 November, 9am to 11.30 am and 3pm to 6.30pm, Mezzaluna, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, 02 690 7999, www.swissartgateuae.com.
Host a Movie Night
Sunday 19 August
Beat the heat and have a night in this August. OSN’s showing some great flicks and Sunday is the Premiere Eid Special of Horrible Bosses, a movie where three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses. It’s got an all-star cast of Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell and more. Don’t forget the popcorn!
INFO: 10pm, OSN Movies HD/OSN Cinema, for the daily movie guide visit www.osn.com.
Enjoy Iftar on Lebanon Island
For an iftar with an unrivalled view, head across the water to the Royal Island Beach Club. Enjoy a huge feast and shisha from the air-conditioned restaurant, plus free transfer by boat to and from the island. Trust us, watching the sun set over the Dubai skyline from the boat is worth the money alone!
INFO: Dhs275, 7pm to 8.30pm, pick-up at 6pm from Palm Jumeirah; Royal Island Beach Club, Lebanon Island, The World, Dubai, 04 457 5454, www.royalislandbeachclub.ae.