Beauty business networking and coffee time with for Americans
Beauty business networking night and employers from all areas of Dubai’s beauty industry meet up to network and socialise at this regular event. It’s an ideal opportunity to share your experience and get referrals. Free. 7pm-9pm. Kambaa Lounge, The Address Dubai Marina, www.meetup.com/the-beauty-business-group (no number).
Networking night for those who work from home
Members of the Dubai community group ‘Work From Home Buffs in the UAE’ meet to share their experiences and learn from one another. Join the group to receive updates on a location for the meeting. Free. 7pm-9.30pm. Location TBC. www.meetup.com (no number).
Dubai ‘Grape’ Club meetup Members meet for their regular blind tasting night. Newcomers are always welcome, though should join the group’s page in order to RSVP their attendance. It’s a popular event, and a great way to make new friends. Dhs150 in advance, Dhs175 on the door. From 7.30pm. Indo Thai, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.meetup.com/dubai-wine-club (no number).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. Call or email using the contact details below if you think you can help. Dhs300-Dhs1,000 per month. email@example.com (800 733).
Keep an eye out for dolphins Do your bit for the local community by making a note of any dolphin sightings off the coast of Dubai, recording the date, time, location and approximate number of mammals spotted. If you can manage a photo or video, even better. It will all help Dr Ada Natoli, a professor at United Arab Emirates University in her bid to establish a scientific baseline for the local population, and raise public awareness of the species. Email any findings to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coffee time with the 40+ American Women group Members of Dubai’s 40+ American Women community group are meeting for the first coffee morning after Ramadan. If you fit the description of the group, why not join? The location is only revealed to members, but you can sign up via the website. Free. From 9.45am. Location TBC. www.meetup.com/40plus-american-women-of-dubai (no number).
HaHaHabibi’s weekly workshop Learn the art of improvisational comedy at this workshop, conducted by Faris Khalid. Email ahead to confirm attendance, as places are limited. Free. 5pm-7pm. Ongoing. South Ridge Tower 3, Downtown Dubai, email@example.com (no number).Take your recyclables to Emirates Environmental Group’s family day Every Saturday, the EEG encourages families to visit its headquarters on Beach Road to drop off recyclable household waste, including plastic, cans, paper, glass and Tetra paks (aka juice boxes). Free. Open 8.30am-5.30pm.Villa JMR 68 117A, Jumeirah Beach Road (between Dubai Zoo and Beach Centre), www.eeg-uae.org (04 344 8622).
Pakistani professionals abroad
This meetup of Pakistani expats in the UAE will combine the usual networking format with the celebration of Eid and Independence Day. Join the group to be kept up to date on the choice of venue. Free. From 6.30pm. Location TBC. www.meetup.com/pakistani-professionals-abroad (no number).
World Liberation Meditation This group meditation session aims to help liberate the world from darkness. Sign up online to find out where the event will be held. Free. 7pm-11pm. Location TBC. www.meetup.com/chakraawakening (no number).
Donate unwanted trainers to Soles for Souls If you have old sneakers, Soles for Soles is taking donations of clean trainers, which it will pass on to 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).
Do something worthwhile with Friends of Cancer Patients This charity raises money, organises campaigns and supports people battling cancer. Volunteers are always welcome. Free. Ongoing. Corniche Road, Sharjah, firstname.lastname@example.org (06 506 5542).