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The Weekender: Educational Iftar, Shop the Night and More

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Woohoo, it’s the weekend! There are loads of events and promos to celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan including an educational iftar, fab night market, magic workshop and more. It’s all here in our Weekender!


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The awesome Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding is definitely somewhere you want to be headed this Ramadan. Holding a daily family-friendly Iftar, you’ll be able to learn more about what happens during Ramadan as well as the cultural traditions behind it all. Beginning with a call to prayer, it all wraps up with some dates and coffee which is always a plus.

When: 20 June-15 July
Where: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Cultural Understanding, House 26, Al Mussallah Road, Al Fahidi District, Bur Dubai, Dubai

shop the nightNight market
Held at one of the coolest cafes in town, the popular Shop the Night market is going to be hitting TOM & SERG for a special Ramadan round. Running in conjunction with The Corner Shop, you’ll be able to snag some of the coolest handmade goods from fashion to homewares – plus, Rule the Roast 2.0 will be happening at the same time so you can score a delicious dinner. (More deets on that below!)

When: 19 June-17 July, 7-10pm
Where: TOM & SERG, Al-Joud Center, Al Quoz, Dubai

magic philAbracadabra
If you’ve got a little magician in the family, then you won’t want to miss out on Magic Phil’s great workshop for kiddos. Not only will your child be able to learn how to perform a bit of magic themselves, they’ll also get a basic starter kit and even get to watch a fantastic magic show. With two sessions for children aged 5-8 and another for those aged 9-13, we’re just a little sad we can’t get in on the action too.

When: 20 June, 10-11am for 5-8 year olds, 1-2pm for 9-13 year olds
Where: Mini Monsters, Sheikh Zayed Road (near Dubai Garden Centre), Dubai
How much: 

cinesplashLittle cinephiles rejoice
Cine Splash is back for another poolside cinema session this weekend with Thursday bringing Cars and The 7th Dwarf to the silver screen, whereas on Friday they’ll be screening Despicable Me 2 and Zathura. As with all the other Cine Splash events, it’s open to members and non-members of the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club and the price covers entry as well as a towel and popcorn.

When: 18-19 June, 6:30pm onwards
Where: Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches, Dubai
How much: Free for members, non-members pay AED 45 for adults and AED 35 for kids aged 4-12 years old

kids yogaMini yogis rejoice
Got a bendy bub in the family? Why not celebrate International Kids Yoga Day with Body Language in Al Barrari? Aimed at raising awareness of the benefits of kids yoga (i.e. stimulating compassion, balance, fitness and everything nice), your kiddos aged 4-8 will be able to get involved at this hour long session.


When: 20 June, 12-1pm
Where: Body Language, Al Barrari, Dubai


Special Offers

rule the roastRule the Roast v2
We are so happy as TOM & SERG are doing their scrumptious Rule the Roast again this Ramadan. Its just AED 100 for a plate full of Roast dinner deliciousness, veggie option also available. Served from Sundown Friday 19th June till Eid, bookings unfortunately not taken.


Where: TOM & SERG, Sheikh Zayed Road, (near ACE Hardware), Dubai
When: From Friday sundown, 7pm, onwards.

british brunchNeed a brunch alternative? 
From this week and throughout Ramadan, the lovely guys at Reform Social & Grill are bringing their ‘Great British Brunch’ to Thursday and Fridays evenings instead. Just be there from 7.30pm. Priced at just AED 250 without alcohol AED350 house package and AED395  with bubbles. Kids eat for AED 55.


Where: Reform Social & Grill. The Lakes Club
When: Thursday and Friday Evenings, 7.30pm onwards
How to book: 04 454 2638

perry and blackeweatherFather’s Day Treat
Looking for something fun to do with Dad this coming weekend? Why not check out Perry & Blackwelder’s Father’s Day menu? Three scrumptious courses for only AED 120. Includes tasty American Fair such as Cheese & Pepper Poppers, Sloppy Joes, Rubens and Gumbo!


Where: Perry & Blackwelder, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suquim, Dubai
When: This weekend only
How to book: Ring (+971) (0)4 366 6197 to make a reservation.


Our weekend offers are put together with the help of CitiSpi – a fab resource that enables ladies to socialise smarter with the inside scoop on deals and promotions around Dubai. Follow them on Facebook or Twitter!

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