Weekend In Review: Ramadan Garden, Smoke Art

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Ramadan Garden

The first weekend in July is in the books, and there are merely a few things going on during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Alserkal Avenue is hosting the Ghaf Kitchen Popup Iftar/ Suhoor, while the Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi is hosting an exhibition entitled Smoke Art. Meanwhile, Limestone House is hosting another exhibition entitled Blank Pages of an Iranian Photo Album. Additionally, the Ramadan Night Market started this past week.

Ghaf Kitchen Popup Iftar

Ramadan Garden
Check out the Ramadan Garden popup Iftar before it’s gone.

Photo Credit: Alserkal Avenue

Alserkal Avenue’s A4 space is hosting the Ramadan Garden Popup Iftar. Ramadan Garden features two dining areas. One of the dining areas is on A4’s ground level, and has been transformed into a space they’re calling The Potting Shed. Groups of at least 10 diners can dine on the gallery’s mezzanine level, which they’re calling The Treehouse.

A lovely eclectic touch is a vintage three-wheel bike serving hot coffee to diners. Among the menu items at Ramadan Garden are lentil soup, Arabic herbed bread, rotisserie corn-fed chicken, roast leg of lamb, and finger sandwiches. Ramadan Garden will be open through Eid.

Smoke Art

Smoke Art
The photography exhibition Smoke Art offers vibrant colors that excite the imagination.

Photo Credit: Smoke Art

Swiss Art Gate UAE has paired up with Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabu to deliver the stunning photography exhibit Smoke Art by Belgium photography Philip Van Avermaet to the UAE. The exhibit is the 19th edition of Crossroads; a series that’s being displayed in the Yas Viceroy’s Light Box Gallery. The artist harnessed the artistic nature of smoke in creating his pieces. He chooses not to title any of his works, as he seeks to engage the imagination of patrons more fully by allowing them to name them as they personally see fit.

The show runs through September 13.

Blank Pages of an Iranian Photo Album

Blank Pages of an Iranian Photo Album
This photo, part of Blank Pages of an Iranian Photo Album, shows two college girls smoking between classes.

Photo Credit: Photography Now

The work of Iranian photographer Newsha Tavakolian is on display at 12 Limestone House in the Dubai International Financial Centre. The exhibition, entitled Blank Pages of an Iranian Photo Album, includes her family photos, which depict life in Iran during her generation. The show runs through September 3.

Ramadan Night Market
Finish your Eid shopping at the Ramadan Night Market, which started toward the end of last week.

Photo Credit: Khaleej Times

Ramadan Night Market

The Ramadan Night Market kicked off on July 2 and runs through July 11 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Last year there were 20,000 shoppers in attendance at opening night and 125,000 visitors overall. The market offers a wide variety of items for sale from more than 400 different vendors.

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