Discover this month’s best happenings around Dubai, from complimentary yoga sessions to photography trails, farmers’ markets, and more.
June 2 to 30: Return to Ripe Market
The city’s favorite market continues into the month of June, taking place inside an air conditioned tent at Reform Social & Grill every Friday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. during the month of June. Spend your time leisurely browsing interesting craft stalls and picking up fresh, organic, and locally sourced produce provided by passionate business owners.
June 3 to 17: Follow your Nawaya
Lululemon is marking the holy month with a host of health and wellness initiatives as part of its ‘Follow your Nawaya’ Ramadan campaign. Every Saturday, it will host a one-hour yoga class followed by one-hour meditation at Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates from 8.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. You can join the yoga or meditation session – or treat yourself to both. All classes are complimentary, and pre-registration isn’t required for any activity.
June 3 to 20: See the Unseen
Ramadan in Dubai may be synonymous with indulgent iftars, but the ‘Old Dubai Iftar Walk’ proves otherwise. This trek by Unseen Trails into the heart of Naif starts at 5:20 p.m., giving participants insights into the month’s spirit through an area rich with mosques and traditional culture. After sunset, you’ll eat and photograph your way through lively streets, joining Old Dubai residents for iftar snacks and a cup of piping hot tea before sharing parting thoughts at an Afghan eatery. To see the schedule and book your slot, click here.
June 6 to 13: Shop Till You Drop
Head to Mercato Mall, where Quadro is hosting Ramadan Fashion Nights, an eight-day fashion exhibition featuring a selection of Emirati designers showcasing the latest trends in abayas, dresses, and kaftans – all perfect for the holy month. Alongside this, keep an eye out for The Pop Up by QUADRO, a fashion pop-up where designers will be presenting their Ramadan and Eid collections for the next three months at City Walk 2.
June 7: Journey to China
Learn the backstory of Living Shrines, a series of ethereal photographs taken by Lisa Ross in the Xinjiang region of China, currently on exhibit at Gulf Photo Plus. The New York-based photographer has spent over a decade documenting Islamic holy shrines created by the Uyghur community, and will be discussing her ongoing exhibition at Gulf Photo Plus at 9 p.m.
June 7 to 21: Tour Alserkal Avenue
Navigate the many exhibitions at Alserkal Avenue every Wednesday during the month of Ramadan with ‘Alserkal Lates’, a series of one-hour tours across the many galleries that will be open from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The meeting point for these free tours is Nadi Al Quoz at 8.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m. To reserve a spot, drop them a line at email@example.com.
June 9: Test Your Limits
from 10.15 p.m. Dubai Autodrome, the race features three distances: 10km, 5km, and 3km. The event is accessible to people of all fitness levels – from first-time runners to hardcore athletes – with all those who finish receiving a medal crafted specifically for this year’s race. For more information and to register for the race, click here.
June 10: Be Well
All things wellness come together as Fairmont The Palm has teamed up with Classport to host a Full Moon Yoga event in addition to a mini wellness market from 7 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. Expect to see a showcase of products pertaining to health, wellness, and fitness – from yoga wear to protein shakes and healthy snacks. To book in for yoga, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 14 to 25: Treat (All) Your Senses
If a trip to Dubai Opera is perpetually on your cultural agenda, the holy month need not be an exception – the lavish venue will be transformed into a banquet hall for iftar from June 14th to June 25th, complete with gourmet culinary offerings complemented by classical and Arabic melodies from Dubai Opera’s trio on harp, flute, and percussion. To find out more information, click here.
June 23: Revisit Your Childhood
“A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues.” What else would you expect when headstrong Wendy helps Peter Pan reattach his lost shadow? Head to Neverland – where Tinker Bell, Tiger Lily, and the vengeful Captain Hook await – in a wondrously inventive adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s beloved book. Entry to the screening at Courtyard Playhouse is free of charge, but be sure to RSVP here.
June 25: Celebrate Eid
Eid is expected to begin on June 25th, and Savoir Flair is along for the ride. We’ll be covering everything from practical staycation ideas to indulgent dessert recipes, unique gift ideas, and more. You can also expect to see a roundup of the best activities and events taking place across the city of Dubai, so watch this space.