Dubai Summer Discoveries and Discounts

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Credit: Sahara Centre

Summer is upon us! And what a grand celebration it is as Dubai shines even more with these summer offerings and activities open for everyone to explore. Continue reading Dubai Summer Discoveries and Discounts

Things to Do in Dubai This Week – Sipping Mojitos

Looking forward to doing something this week? We have the best things to in Dubai this week including free events, fun activities and things to do with kids.

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Credit: HM Fitness Dubai Bowling Center

WATCH AND CHEER DUBAI PRO WRESTLERS

Get ready for another round of pro wrestling as local grapplers put on an amazing show at the city’s Pro Wrestling Academy. You’ll be one of the lucky ones to watch Dubai only female wrestler, Joelle defy stereotypes as she takes on the challenges. Continue reading Things to Do in Dubai This Week – Sipping Mojitos

Things to Do in Dubai This Week – Go Organic

We have picked up some top things to do in Dubai this week. So whether you are a resident or a google-eyed tourist, check this list out for some super cool ideas for those thrillingly explorable weekdays!

Deep Sea Fishing in Dubai 

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Creative Commons/Lsuff

Are you looking for more unusual things to do in Dubai? A 4-hour sport-fishing trip in the Arabian Gulf sounds like a fantastic way to spend your day. Get some basic fishing skills and learn more about the equipment as you catch snappers, groupers, barracudas, baby sharks, red mullet and more.

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Things to Do in Dubai This Week – Celebrating Eid

In Dubai for Eid? We recommend you the hottest and exclusive offers in the city; from dining discounts and spa breaks to fun family activities.

FAMILY FUN: Firework display at The Beach

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Credit: Creative Commons/Semnoz

In 2014, Dubai set the record for the largest fireworks display with a staggering 450,000 colourful pyrotechnics launched in six minutes. This year too, expect something alike across The Beach at Jumeirah Beach Road for the first three days of Eid Al Fitr.
Friday, 17th – Sunday, 19th July 2015, 8:30 PM Continue reading Things to Do in Dubai This Week – Celebrating Eid

Top-rated and Delicious Iftar Dishes

Ramadan has commenced on June 18 and will continue until July 18, the day of Eid-ul-Fitr that marks the end of the Islamic holy month of fasting. During this period, Muslims are strictly not permitted to consume water or food between sunrise and sunset. However, at sunrise this constrictive abstinence from eating and drinking is slowly resolved after offering the daily Maghrib prayer. Family and communities gather together for a lavish evening meal known as ‘Iftar’ with traditional Middle Eastern delicacies specially prepared for the occasion. Tourists and travelers should visit Dubai to enjoy these traditional dishes with their friends, families and colleagues.

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Creative Commons/Alex Proimos

A conventional Ramadan fast is broken with a glass of water, followed by consumption of milk, dates and juices. Sugar rich milk and dates provide instant energy after a long fast after following high-calorie dishes can be thoroughly enjoyed. Also, milk and dates are said to be the chosen food item of Prophet Mohammad to break his fast. Continue reading Top-rated and Delicious Iftar Dishes

Things to Do in Dubai this Week – Celebrating Ramadan

We just published a roundup of the best things to do this week in Dubai, including classes, activities, fun and free events.

Credit: Salah Shaheen
Credit: Salah Shaheen

Admire the grace and elegance of Contemporary Arabic Calligraphy

Experience the beauty of contemporary Arabic Calligraphy by Salah Shaheen at the Z Gallery at Four Points by Sheraton. Titled Calligraphy Whispers, the exhibition will showcase modern style calligraphy in addition to classical Arabic calligraphy.

Entrance Free, Until July 6. 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. Z Gallery, Four Points by Sheraton, Sheikh Zayed Road Continue reading Things to Do in Dubai this Week – Celebrating Ramadan

Things to do in Dubai this Weekend

Credit: Reem Al Bawadi
Credit: Reem Al Bawadi

Give meals to labourers via Reem Al Bawadi
Reem Al Bawadi offers a succulent iftar buffet for Dhs130 per person. Each table has the card ‘Give a Little’ which adds Dhs20 to your final bill, if you decide to purchase. Dhs20 will cover the meals for labourers in UAE, delivered daily by Reem Al Bawadi. Meal-support program is available until Eid.
Venue: Reem Al Bawadi, Jumeirah Beach Road
Tel: 04 394 7444


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Ramadan Etiquette

Ramadan Collage

Ramadan is the holy ninth month of the Islamic calendar when Muslims observe fast from the start of dawn (i.e. just before the start of Fajr) until sunset (i.e. the entrance of maghrib time). Suhur as the morning meal is eaten before fajr prayer matched by Iftar as the evening meal, during Ramadan, substituting the traditional three meals. While fasting, Muslims abstain from food, drink, smoking and sexual relations. Regarded as the Five Pillars of Islam, fasting during Ramadan also means increased praying and recitation of Quran.  Since, it is an intensely spiritual and sacred period; Non-Muslims are expected to respect the sentiments of fasting Muslims and maintain the sanctity of Ramadan. Continue reading Ramadan Etiquette

Ramadan 2015: 5 Best Iftars in Dubai

From classic Arabian dishes to contemporary takes on Middle Eastern cuisine, the restaurants in Dubai are serving special Ramadan menus after the sun goes down.  We round up the best 5 places to break your fast.

Cle Dubai, DIFC

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Credit: Cle-Dubai

Cle Dubai’s first Ramadan will be hosted by celebrity chef Greg Malouf and the Iftar spread is all the recognised authority’s take on Middle Eastern cuisine. The three-course has signature dishes such as Malouf’s Mezza – lamb kibbeh cooked in a pan, Scottish salmon & Gulf prawn baked with couscous & preserved lime and watermelon, strawberries & pistachio Halawa. Don’t miss out on Cle’s Ouzi – marinated & roasted baby lamb & nut rice and Baklava family selection!

Dh180, from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. À la carte suhoor available until 11:30 pm. Continue reading Ramadan 2015: 5 Best Iftars in Dubai

Dubai’s Night-time Activities

Dubai is not just sand, skyscrapers, culture, and fine food! When the sun sets, a myriad of activities emerge. From shop therapy to scuba, don’t miss out on these late-night events.

Credit: RWAQ The Walk at JBR
Credit: RWAQ The Walk at JBR

Start off with a leisurely walk along JBR’s The Walk. Entrance is free. There are restaurants, retail shops, art exhibits, and the perfect night sky as backdrop. Continue reading Dubai’s Night-time Activities