x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Five things to do today: celebrate the Holy Month at The Dubai Mall and enjoy Mexican iftar at Cantina Mariachi

Celebrate the Holy Month at The Dubai Mall; try a Mexican iftar at Cantina Mariachi; take the family to iftar at the Al Fanous Ramadan tent at the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort; get a mani-pedi at Spaces Salon; and sign up the kids for summer camp with Gulf Star.

Ramadan exhibition at The Dubai Mall. Courtesy The Dubai Mall
Ramadan exhibition at The Dubai Mall. Courtesy The Dubai Mall

CELEBRATE the Holy Month at The Dubai Mall with an array of cultural, traditional and charitable initiatives. The atrium is adorned with ornaments, the sculpture Encyclopaedia (pictured) by the Emirati artist Mattar bin Lahej is showcased in the Waterfall Atrium, oud and qanoon music is performed across Fashion Avenue from 9pm until midnight, Dubai Cares presents a children’s area and iftar packs are available. From 10am to 1am, food and beverage from iftar until 2am, restaurants on the Waterfront Promenade are open until 3am, www.thedubaimall.com

ENJOY a Mexican iftar at Cantina Mariachi, featuring the restaurant’s daily menu of soups, hot and cold appetisers, main courses such as fajitas, and desserts. Following the buffet, diners can choose from the à la carte menu. From sunset, from Dh90, The Dubai Mall, 04 330 8358; World Trade Center Mall, Abu Dhabi, 02 627 1137

GET together with family and friends to share in the spirit of Ramadan at the Al Fanous Ramadan Tent at the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort. From Dh185 per person for iftar, suhoor includes an individually priced menu, from Dh2,000 for a private majlis, book at 02 498 8888, reservations.saadiyat@stregis.com

TREAT your nails to a manicure and pedicure at Spaces Salon. Women can choose rose or citrus and men can enjoy the citrus treatment. Manicure from Dh130 for women, Dh120 for men; pedicure from Dh150 for women, Dh140 for men, Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, book at 04 515 4400

SIGN up the kids for summer camp with Gulf Star. Children ages 3-13 will enjoy the multi-activity camps, while little ones ages 2-5 can attend the toddler camp. From 9am to 2.30pm for multi-activity camps at Jebel Ali Primary School and Repton School, Dubai; 9am to 1pm at Dovecote Nursery, Dubai, Sundays to Thursdays; info@gulfstarsports.com, 050 429 4860

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