The weekend is here, and we’re going to be making the most of it with new restaurants, after-dark workouts, and free skincare consultations.

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Thursday 8

See Dubai Opera as you’ve never seen it before

The iconic Dubai Opera is hosting its first ever sporting event, with some of the world’s best squash players heading to the beautiful venue for the 2017 PSA Dubai World Series Finals. The stage has been transformed into a state-of-the-art glass squash court for the five-day tournament – which we think is worth checking out for the novelty factor alone.

Dubai Opera, Dubai, Tue to Thur, 3pm and 9.30pm, Fri and Sat 9.30pm, Dhs50 to Dhs350. Tel: (04) 4408888, more information on the website.

Clean out your closet

It can feel like a chore, but now we have the perfect excuse for giving our wardrobes a much-needed overhaul. BurJuman has partnered with Red Crescent this Ramadan, and is encouraging shoppers to donate clothing via easily accessible donation points throughout the mall. All collected items will be distributed to families in need.

BurJuman, Dubai, open 10am to midnight daily during Ramadan. Tel: (04) 352 0222, more information on website.

Friday 9

Check out the new Katsuya restaurant

After closing its outlet in The Dubai Mall last year, this world-famous Japanese restaurant has reopened its doors at the chic new Jumeirah Al Naseem hotel, and is open for daytime dining throughout Ramadan. With an array of signature sushi rolls to choose from, as well as a few surprises on the menu (think “edamame hummus”), we think it might just be the perfect spot for your next ladies’ lunch.

Katsuya by Starck, Jumeirah Al Naseem, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, open daily, midday to 1am. Tel: (04) 419 0676, more information on website

Get a start on your summer-holiday wardrobe

tory burch

Getting out of the UAE on a beachy break over the summer? You’ll be needing some stylish but super-easy-to-throw on cover-ups, and we’re crushing on Tory Burch’s new collection. The brand has reimagined its signature tunic in a range of materials, shapes and silhouettes, so you’re bound to find one to go with your swimsuit of choice.

Tory Burch, Ground Floor, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai.

Work out beneath the stars

A special Ramadan Night Run is being held at the Dubai Autodrome, to give those who are fasting the opportunity to stay active. There’s a 3km, 5km and 10km race, open to runners of all ages and fitness levels. Everyone will take home a medal, and all participants will be entered into a prize raffle.

Dubai Autodrome, Dubai Motor City, Dubai, race starts at 10.15pm, entry fee from Dhs95. For more information and to register visit the website.

Saturday 10

Get a free skin and dental assessment

Dubai’s Sansaya Clinic is celebrating Global Wellness Day by offering free skin analysis and dental check-ups today. The dental and cosmetic clinic’s certified specialists and beauty therapists will examine your skin and offer advice and solutions to help you achieve radiant results, while also taking the time to assess your oral health and hygiene. Contact them to book your appointment.

House of Sansaya, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah, Dubai,  from 9am. Tel: (04) 394 0044 or visit the website.

Head to the Baby Bazaar

Mums and mums-to-be, this one is for you. The Baby Bazaar is a monthly market that sells quality pre-loved baby, toddler and maternity items, so it’s the perfect place to bag some bargains. Oh, and there’s coffee and cake on offer too.

Times Square Center, Dubai, 9am to 2pm. More information on the website.

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