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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

Credit: Sumansa Exhibitions LLC
Credit: Sumansa Exhibitions LLC
Enjoy shopping at the Ramadan Night Market
The traditional  Ramadan Night Market is back again this year and will feature brands and products from around the region. In addition to shopping, they will host plenty of family-friendly activities, including a kids play area, a variety of food courts and an exclusive henna painting section for ladies.

Entrance Free, Until July 11. 8:00 pm to 2:00 am. Sheikh Rashid Hall,
Dubai World Trade Centre


Credit: Pantry Cafe
Credit: Pantry Cafe
Beat the Buffet
Don't queue for food this Iftar. There will be no waiting in line, just 8 courses of the choicest quality, freshly prepared food served straight to your table.

AED 115 per person for Iftar set menu, alternatively feel free to order from a la cart menu.

Location: Building 6, Ground Floor. Bay Square, Business Bay


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Attend a poignant Photography Exhibition
Entitled Blank pages of an Iranian photo album, Iranian artist Newsha Tavakolian’s collection looks at the contradiction in Iran's youth as they struggle to conform to Islamic revolutionary ideology and the craving for an increasingly modern society.

Entrance Free. 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Until September 3. East Wing, 12 Limestone House, DIFC


Credit: The Dubai Mall
Credit: The Dubai Mall
Shop till you drop
This Ramadan, GUESS launches an exclusive festive collection for women and kids. This special womenswear line features striking floral, underwater pastels and refined animal prints with magnificent gold finish and is ideal for both casual and evening functions.

Location: Guess, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai


Credit: QD's
Credit: QD's
Enjoy Iftar by the Dubai Creek
Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life with a relaxed Iftar at dedicated QD's Ramadan Tent at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. The daily Iftar buffet features an extensive selection of hot and cold Arabic mezze, Middle Eastern and international main courses along with delicious traditional Arabic desserts.

AED 150 per person, AED 65 per child for Iftar menu
Iftar buffet, sunset to 9:00 pm
A la carte Suhoor available from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am


Credit: Trollbeads
Credit: Trollbeads
Gift a Trollbeads
Until Eid, spend AED 750 or more on Trollbeads exquisite set of personalised jewellery and you’ll be able to gift a starter bracelet worth AED 290 to one of your friends for free.

Trollbeads Dubai Festival City, Festival Walk, Dubai Festival City


Credit: Creative Commons/ Kasharp
Credit: Creative Commons/ Kasharp
Donate at MAF Malls
Make a difference this Ramadan by donating cash, clothes, books, food, mobile phones and everyday essentials at Majid Al Futtaim Malls, Retail and Entertainment destinations.

Until the end of Eid, Majid Al Futtaim Malls at City Centre Deira, Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif
www.majidalfuttaim.com


Credit: Hamdan Sports Complex
Credit: Hamdan Sports Complex
Swim in the Night
Experience the thrill of open water swimming at night. During Ramadan, The Hamdan Sports Complex Olympic sized swimming pools are open for adults aged 18 years and above until midnight.

Hamdan Sports Complex, Emirates Road, 18th June until 17th July 2015, Sunday to Thursday 8:00 am to midnight, Saturday 7:00 am to midnight AED 25


Credit:  FOOTBALL ACADEMY
Credit: FOOTBALL ACADEMY
Enjoy a local football tournament
The Ramadan DSC Cup is in full force, with local teams playing against each other for the next couple of weeks. The final game will be held on July 16 between the last standing two teams.

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