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 email@example.com.