Attend a free sprouting workshop or give clothes to the needy
Emirates Photography Club social gathering This group of photographers and photo enthusiasts will meet for dinner to network and catch up. Free (pay for your own meal). From 7pm. Chi’Zen, Dubai Festival City, www.meetup.com/emiratesphotoclub (no number).
Dubai Unattached brunch meet Singles come together to mingle, chat and make new connections at brunch. Dhs310, members only. Timings TBC. Sanabel, Pullman Dubai Mall of the Emirates, www.meetup.com/dubai-unattached (no number).
Sprouting mini workshop This Raw Vegan meeting will demonstrate the best seeds for sprouting in your home. Free, members only. From 7.30pm. Location TBC. www.meetup.com/rawvegandubai (no number).
Al Noor greetings cards These charity greetings cards have been designed by special-needs students at Al Noor. To buy or see a catalogue, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the number below. From Dhs3.50. Ongoing. www.alnoorspneeds.ae (04 340 4844).
Give your old clothes to Aid in Motion The organisation collects and distributes second-hand clothing to those in need around the emirates. For more information, visit the Aid in Motion Facebook page. www.volunteerindubai.com (06 503 4535).
Donate your unwanted items to TakeMyJunk TakeMyJunk collects unwanted household items, from furniture to clothing. Proceeds from the sales are used to provide meals, medical care and help for labourers and needy individuals across the UAE. Pick-up service is available, or you can drop off your unwanted items. Drop-off point: Pastels Hair Salon, 873 Al Wasl Road, www.takemyjunkuae.com (050 179 4045).
Riding for the Disabled Lend a hand at riding classes for children and young adults with physical and mental disabilities by leading horses and offering support to riders. No previous experience is necessary – just patience, good humour and commitment. Get in touch via the contact details below. Free. Sun-Wed 9am-11.15am. Ongoing. Desert Palm Resort, Al Awir Road, email@example.com (050 716 3779).
German Ladies Association Christmas special coffee morning On Sunday December 11, this Christmas coffee morning and breakfast will be held in aid of Mawaheb From Beautiful People, an art studio for young adults with special needs. Dhs130 non-members, Dhs70 members. From 9.30am. Prime Restaurant, The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba, firstname.lastname@example.org (no number).
DESS Christmas Fayre On Saturday December 10, this long-established Oud Metha school will host a barbecue and crafts stalls, as well as entertainment from the school choir and band, plus there will be a raffle with the chance to win flights to the UK and boxes of children’s gifts. Free. 3pm-6pm. DESS, Oud Metha Road (04 337 1457).
Dubai Tech Nights monthly meet-up Dubai’s technology enthusiasts and professionals meet on Tuesday December 13. Free, members only. From 6.30pm. Location TBC. www.meetup.com/dubaitechnights (no number).