From a unique Suhoor to a new hair salon.

If you thought Dubai quietens down during Ramadan, you thought wrong. In fact there are countless activities to keep you busy this weekend.

Daytime activities are less busy while during the night the whole city comes alive, so if you’ve been avoiding late night Suhoor’s on account of work the next day, this is the perfect time to tick one or two of your list.

Lavish dining

 

 

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It’s no secret that Al Majlis at Madinat Jumeirah is one of the more luxurious venues in town making it the perfect place for you to try your very first Suhoor consisting of an Arabic-style buffet.

Five-star treatment

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Luxury ladies and gents’ salon José Eber Laloge has opened a new, and the largest, branch at the Mandarin Oriental hotel. Apart from expert hair service and mani/pedi’s, the salon also offers Caviar Hair Treatment, 24k Gold and Diamond Facials. There’s also a VIP ladies room available for those who enjoy some extra privacy with their pampering.

Staycation with a difference

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Fancy a staycation in the bustling Downtown Dubai? Vida hotel is in the prime spot for all the fabulous restaurants (including adjacent La Serre) the Burj Khalifa and of course the Dubai Mall and if you stay during the Holy Month, you can actually do some good. Embrace the spirit of giving and leave behind a preloved item (or two) in a box placed inside your room. ‘Spread the Love’ campaign is in partnership with Royati, a society for the Welfare of Women and Children.

A London favourite

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A modern Greek dining concept from London’s Marylebone OPSO has landed Fashion Extension of the Dubai Mall . Enjoy sharing-style tapas and flavourful specialties, thoughtfully created with quality ingredients in an open kitchen. Split into three sections, OPSO Prive is our top pick as the space is hidden away offering mezze, shisha and enviable views of the Dubai Fountains.

Free staycation

 

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Well almost. This month till June 3o, if you book in for a stay at the newly opened Studio One hotel in Studio City, your room rate of Dhs 300 will be given back to you to spend at their restaurant and bars such as the Italian bistro LARTE and the seafood hotspot The Maine Street Eatery.

Old school

 

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Fancy a game of Scrabble or Monopoly? Put down your phone, gather your friends and enjoy a games night at Unwind Cafe, the first of its kind in Dubai offering over 500 board games to choose from. Don’t feel daunted if you can’t remember the rules of your favourite childhood game as resident Game Masters are on hand to guide you.

Put your feet up

 

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Give your feet a VIP treatment at the Margaret Dabbs Sole Lounge located in Level Shoes. Health and beauty come together to give your toes the love they deserve, and after the treatment you can stop by Gucci and Chanel to sample their latest collections.

Suhoor at the movies

 

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Arthouse fans need to check out Cinema Akil who have transformed Warehouse 421 in Alserkal Avenue into a dining majlis. On May 11 they will host a Suhoor and a free screening of Spirited Away.

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