Sharjah Ramadan Festival is one of the prominent annual events organized by Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry where a great number of malls and retail shops in Sharjah participate and offers customers discounts up to 75% and shoppers vouchers that entitle them to win many valuable prizes. The festival also sees a number of competitions and activities carried out by commercial centers.
The UEFA European Football Championship - one of most widely followed sport tournaments in Dubai started from 10 June and will go on till 10 July. Catch all the football action across various venues in the city as you relax with friends and family, after a sumptuous Iftar.
du Forum, Abu Dhabi
Yasalam, meaning ‘wow!’ is an exhilarating celebration of motorsport, music, film, art, culture and community organized annually since 2009. The Festival is the largest city-wide entertainment program in Abu Dhabi. Each year, over 1.5 million people visit the events which are held across various venues. There are live shows on the Corniche and Yas Island. This year’s program a great opportunity for local musical artists to enter the 2016 edition with the ultimate prize up for grabs; a platform to showcase your talent. To enter the competitions, aspiring artists must submit their music recordings, videos and answer a few simple questions about their participation; to FLASH Entertainment through the www.yasalam.ae before Saturday, September 24, 2016. Tickets for the shows can be purchased online from www.ticketsyasmarinacircuit.com/3086-abu-dhabi-ymc/en/
The 19th day of Ramadan is designated as Zayed Humanitarian Day across the UAE. In honour of the 12th death anniversary of the founder of the nation, the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the day is marked by charitable activities.The day aims to remind residents of the importance of humanitarian initiatives and extending help to the world’s less fortunate to alleviate the suffering of those affected by conflict and natural disasters.
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi
Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Presidential Affairs, they events aim to create an exciting location for the community to participate and interact with sports, while providing a platform for the family and for all ages. The festival includes a number of various sporting competitions with fabulous prize money.
A name synonymous to Dubai Summer Surprises, ?Modhesh World has been attracting over 500,000 visitors each year. The event aims to bring innovative and exciting entertainment and events to families in UAE. Modhesh World will open in phases and will continue until the end of August this year. The organisers of Modhesh World have partnered with top international character licensors to bring some of the world’s most popular family entertainment concepts to Modhesh World.
Asateer at Atlantis The Palm - Palm Jumeirah: Ultimate Ramadan experience with glittering lights; Iftar with Oriental entertainment, a wide array of buffet dishes and traditional delicacies, also shisha, card games and chess. Iftar priced at AED 205; Suhoor at AED 185 onwards.
Kaleidoscope at Atlantis The Palm - Palm Jumeirah: Interactive cooking stations and open kitchen; Iftar buffet serving Arabian dishes, sweet treats and thirst quenching juices at AED 200 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Suhoor not available.
Vida Downtown Dubai: Lavish Iftar and Suhoor. Iftar until 10:00 p.m.and priced at AED 160, AED 80 (children six-12), Free (children under six).
Ayamna at Atlantis The Palm - Palm Jumeirah: Lebanese restaurant in Atlantis; set menu Iftar at AED 210 till 8:30 p.m.; Suhoor: A la carte menu; minimum spend AED 195 till 12:30 a.m.
Pi.Dubai at The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai: Indoor/outdoor with a view of the Burj Khalifa; Iftar & Suhoor on a la carte menu.
Azur at The Raffles Dubai - Oud Metha: Daily Iftar from sunset till 9:00 p.m., at AED 185, AED 92.50 (children 6-11); Suhoor not available.
QD's at Deira: Iftar at a dedicated Ramadan tent with views over the Dubai Creek and skyline; daily from sunset till 9:00 p.m., at AED 160 and AED 65 (children 6-12); Suhoor is on a la carte menu.
The Market Place at Dubai Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf - Oud Metha: A family setting with traditional décor for an Iftar, open kitchen and live grill station. Daily Iftar from sunset till 9:00 p.m., at AED 165, AED 80 (children 6-12); Suhoor is on a la carte menu; shisha available.
The Gem Garden at Holiday Inn Dubai Al Barsha: Extensive traditional Arabian Iftar buffet daily from sunset at AED 109.
Family Development Foundation Centers, Abu Dhabi
Shabab Al Dar programmes are aimed to build an intelligent patriotic generation and work to minimize negative behaviors of the younger generations.
The programme highlights:
•Contributing to building a confident generation capable of conducting their own lives
•Reinforcing patriotism in the hearts of the younger generation
•Developing the participants' problem-solving and decision-making skills
•Reinforcing the participants' sense of societal and individual responsibility towards their families, society and country
•Developing positive communication and conversation skills for the participant
Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi
Held under the patronage of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), the 9th International Emirates Photography Competition showcases all the winning entries and unique works from the most recent edition of the competition. Submissions were received from individuals and photography club members from 90 countries, with all works adhering to the values and standards set by FIAP.
Family Development Foundation , Abu Dhabi, UAE
The program aims to assist potential women entrepreneurs to set up and manage micro-enterprises through: 1. Means of selecting appropriate business ideas; 2. Assistance in business plan development; 3. Business counselling interventions on available financing schemes; 4. Developing and improving participants’ skills to enhance their enterprises; 5. Essentials of managing an enterprise and inputs on how to implement a project.
421 Warehouse, Abu Dhabi
This exhibition invites visitors to experience passage, adjustability and mobility through the woks of Spanish artist Xavier Mascaro (b. 1965, Paris). Visitors can observe possibilities and meanings through the 18-meter iron ship shown at the entrance of Warehouse421, which is suitably located in Mina Zayed, inciting parallel dialogues between the artworks and the surrounding environment. Inside the exhibition are displays of 26 unique boats and documentation, along with the poems of reminiscence, survey thoughts, processes and experimentations that investigate notions of departure.
The group exhibition “Observing the Ritual” unites three distinct series by three distinct photographers to explore the spaces in which the rituals fundamental to Muslim culture occur. From communal prayer held in a secret mosque to the breaking of the fast in a family home during Ramadan, the exhibition’s contributing photographers shed light on the most intimate moments of life for practicing Muslims.
Main Auditorium, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Deira, and also at various other venues in Dubai.
Launched in 1997 under the guidance of Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, Dubai International Holy Quran Award is going on from 6 June to 25 June. The event includes competitions to memorize the Holy Koran, and lectures on Islam and are been held at various locations in Dubai. The goal of this event is to emphasis Islamic values and celebrate it. The event has invited a number of world-renowned Islamic scholars to Dubai during these days.
For two and a half months, Dubai Sports World packs the globe’s favourite sports into the emirate’s largest, indoor summer sports venue. Spanning more than 25,000 m² of air conditioned space, Dubai Sports World hosts numerous academies and sports enthusiasts of all ages, covering a range of activities, fitness programmes and events - all summer long.
A solo exhibition, featuring the recent works of Simone Fattal including sculpture, simple non-figurative ceramic forms and works based in textual compositions, collage as well as paintings.Her exploration of artistic medium and source material are paralleled in her equally expansive preoccupations with war, its socio-political contexts, time and ancient history.
'The Time is Out of Joint' is a project curated by Tarek Abou El Fetouh. It is a continuation of the exhibition programme for Home Works 6, Beirut, in 2013.The exhibition will feature works by Zeinab Al Hashemi, Basma Alsharif, Hicham Benohoud, Ali Cherri, Venzha Christ, Cao Fei, Tzu-Nyen Ho, Meiro Koizumi, Maha Maamoun, Basim Magdy, Radouan Mriziga, Khalil Rabah, Kyohei Sakaguchi, Tita Salina, Wael Shawky, Konrad Smole?ski, Song Ta, Jalal Toufic, Mark Teh, Aleksandra Waliszewska and Raed Yassin.
A social media exhibition, Ramadanization explores artists and designers' significant memories and personal experiences of Ramadan by incorporating recognisable elements such as Ramadan musalsalat (Khalid Mezaina), the Iftar table (Fatima Albudoor), or being on one's best behaviour (Safwan Subzwari). Curated by Muhanad Ali, Ramadanization features the following artists at DUCTAC: Ahmed Bouhoulaigah, Fatima Albudoor, Amal al Khaja, Sara al Haddad, Jumairy, Khalid Mezaina, Salama Nasib, Dina Saadi, Safwan Subzwari, and Walid al Wawi.