Do something worthwhile with Friends of Cancer Patients This charity raises money, organises campaigns and supports people battling cancer. Free. Ongoing. Corniche Road, Sharjah, firstname.lastname@example.org (06 506 5542).
World Food Programme’s Ramadan campaign Throughout Ramadan, all donations to the World food Programme’s ‘school meals’ scheme in developing countries will be matched by Dubai’s Rotary Club. When you donate Dhs100, once matched, it will feed a child for an entire school year. Ongoing. www.wfp.org/ramadan.
Introduction to astrology: a map of the heavens Learn about your life using this ancient tradition with astrologer Lalit Soonderji. Dhs30. 5pm-6pm. Illuminations Well-Being Center, 409, Fortune Executive Towers, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, www.meetup.com/illuminations (04 448 7043).
Support a family The Red Crescent organisation is constantly seeking donations and financial aid for those it supports, including families in the UAE, Palestine, Yemen and beyond. Dhs300-Dhs1,000 per month. Call or email to enquire. email@example.com (800 733).
HaHaHabibi’s weekly workshop Learn the art of improvisational comedy with this fun, friendly workshop, conducted by Faris Khalid. Email ahead to confirm attendance as places are limited each week. Free. 5pm-7pm. Ongoing. South Ridge Tower 3, Downtown Dubai, firstname.lastname@example.org (no number).
Learn Arabic for less during Ramadan The Arabic Language Centre is offering a discounted beginner adult course, which runs Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the Holy Month. Dhs1,700. Classes 9.30am-11.30am, noon-2pm or 4pm-6pm. Until August 14. Arabic Language Centre, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Rashid Tower, www.arabiclanguagecentre.com (04 331 5600).
Charity iftar boxes For companies or individuals looking to make a large gesture this Ramadan, the Hyatt Regency is putting together iftar Sa’em boxes from Emirati kitchen Laylati, that can be handed out at mosques or to the needy for breaking the fast. Dhs20-25 per box. Call or email to enquire. Hyatt Regency, Deira, email@example.com (04 209 6990).
Donate unwanted trainers to Soles for Souls If you have old sneakers kicking around the house, Soles for Soles is taking donations of clean trainers for the UAE’s labourers. Sun-Thu 9am-6pm. Ongoing. Drop-off point: Fortune Promoseven, Office 449, Emarat Atrium, Sheikh Zayed Road. Call Arun (050 457 6873).
Attend a charity ifar for Operation Smile On Thursday July 26, an iftar will be held to raise funds for Operation Smile, a charity that raises money for the treatment of children with facial disfigurements. Dhs130 of the cost goes towards the meal itself, while Dhs220 goes directly to the charity. Email to RSVP. Dhs350 per person. 6.30pm-10.30pm. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, DIFC, firstname.lastname@example.org.