Friday - - Fashion -

For flavours that com­bine the best of both worlds step into the Open Tent at Alserkal Av­enue – the new iftar and suhoor tent fuses Ja­panese and Ara­bic cui­sine, de­sign and cul­ture (above). Or­gan­ised by CHI-KA, an Alserkal Av­enue-based ki­mono shop and art space, the com­mu­nity tent is decked out in min­i­mal­ist Ja­panese decor, bon­sai gar­dens, Ara­bic cal­lig­ra­phy mu­rals and will have an oud player to set the mood. Once you’ve tried the buf­fet menu of Ja­panese-Ara­bic fu­sion food, try your hand at the ac­tiv­i­ties be­ing held at the tent, such as a tea cer­e­mony, bon­sai tree work­shops, origami, po­etry recitals and games. Daily from sun­set to 10pm, Dh145 per per­son, suhour is a la carte from 10.30pm-2am; Dh110 for Ara­bic menu and Dh130 for Ja­panese suhour menu. Call 056 920 6920.

Shop­ping is shar­ing at BurJu­man this Ra­madan. The mall’s Share and Care cam­paign’s do­na­tion points lets you do­nate cloth­ing to fam­i­lies in need. All col­lected items will be given to Red Cres­cent UAE. In the mall’s main atrium an Ara­bic cal­lig­ra­pher and henna artist will cre­ate de­signs on pa­per or your hands while the kids keep busy at the lan­tern and pot­tery paint­ing work­shops (top). Visit burju­man.com.

Go one step fur­ther than do­nat­ing and get truly in­volved in the process of giv­ing by par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Shar­jah Art Foun­da­tion’s Ra­madan Char­ity cam­paign (above). Used do­nated clothes will be up­cy­cled through a work­shop dur­ing Ra­madan Nights at SAF at Gallery 1. Par­tic­i­pants will col­lab­o­rate with neigh­bour­hood tai­lors to re­vamp and re­design the clothes so you can present the clothes as per­son­alised gifts in­stead of char­ity. To do­nate clothes drop them off at Office A, Shar­jah Art Foun­da­tion or call 06 5444113. For de­tails on the work­shops email com­mu­nity@shar­ja­hart.org.

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