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6 things to do in Dubai this week



Ramadan Kareem for when it arrives! This week there are lots of ways to embrace the Holy Month, with Iftars across the city. Dubai Sports World is back again with plenty of air-conditioned fun, while those who are into history should check out the Hareem Al Sultan exhibition at City Walk.

#ThisIsNotABuffet Iftar at Alserkal Avenue
This pop-up Iftar is taking place every night throughout Ramadan, in a specially designed warehouse in The Yard. Embracing the Ramadan spirit of giving, 5 percent of the revenue will be donated to charity. It’s a community focused event, with themed board game nights and traditional Middle Eastern music.
When: Throughout Ramadan, walk-ins welcome
Where: Alserkal Avenue, Street 8 and 17, Al Quoz 1, +971 56 499 3061,

Dubai Sports World 2016
The massive indoor sports space is back this summer at Dubai World Trade Centre, offering sports enthusiasts the chance to beat the heat with air-conditioned pitches. You’ll find football, basketball, tennis, badminton, volleyball and even an indoor gym. Check out the website to book pitches and find out more.
When: June 5 – August 27
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre, +971 4 306 4000,

The Majlis at Dubai World Trade Centre
Another one returning to Dubai World Trade Centre – The Majlis takes place every Ramadan, offering dauly Iftaar and Suhoor created by expert chefs. Iftaar is served from 7pm until 9pm every day, while the a la carte Suhoor is from 9pm until 3am on weeknights and until 4am on weekends. Ticket price for the Iftaar is AED140 per person.
When: Until July 7
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre,

Hareem Al Sultan Exhibition
There’s plenty of time to see this long-running exhibition, which doesn’t close until the end of the year. Offering a look back in history to the Ottoman era, the exhibition shows the glamourous Topkapi Palace and the Sultan’s Hareem in the Turkish Ottoman, looking at home décor, jewellery and costumes. You’ll even be able to smell the real scents which would have filled the palace’s rooms.
When: Until December 31
Where: City Walk,

Al Reem Ramadan Bazaar
This is the third instalment of the popular Al Reem Ramadan Bazaar in Wafi Mall, which is taking place over four days in the first week of the Holy Month. Held in collaboration with the fashion designer Eman Al Flamarzi, it will feature stalls from more than 70 fashion vendors specialising in Arabic dress as well as Ramadan items. They’re promising plenty of celebrities, too.
When: June 8-11, 10am-10pm
Where: Wafi Mall, +971 50 552 5210

Cinema – Maggie’s Plan (15)
Having moved from indie character studies (Greenberg) to big-budget comedies (Arthur),Greta Gerwig has sidestepped megastardom and retreated back to her indie roots. In this comedy, she plays a young New Yorker who wants out from her marriage to an older man (Ethan Hawke) and hatches a “plan” to get him back with his ex-wife. As always, Gerwig is effortlessly believable as a hipster-ish metropolitan not as in control of her life as she thinks.
In cinemas from June 2

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