Charitable events and networking opportunities in Dubai
Beauty industry networking night Meet beauticians, entrepreneurs, massage therapists, designers, stylists and many more from the industry at this opportunity to make new contacts. Dhs30. Kambaa Lounge, The Address Dubai Marina, www.meetup.com/the-dubai-beauty-business-group (no number).
Coffee and critique Join the Emirates Photography Club for a coffee and critique session. At this gathering, the group will go over everyone’s work, one image at a time (submit two images ahead of the event for review). Dhs20. From 7pm. The Change Initiative, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.meetup.com/emiratesphotoclub (no number).
See artworks by students of Mawaheb from Beautiful People Dubai’s art studio for adults with special needs holds regular art exhibitions, and this particular event showcases works by Victor Sitali and Zaid Jaffar at the Showcase Gallery at Alserkal Avenue. There’s also an ongoing exhibition of further works at Balance Wellness Centre and café. Free. Until July 12. Showcase Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, www.mawaheb-dubai.com (04 353 2100).
Register for Ramadan Care Packages night Sign up to donate your time on either Wednesday July 24 or Thursday July 25, when volunteers will aim to pack at least 5,000 boxes with donations for the city’s hard-working labourers. Visit for more information and registration. www.adoptacamp.ae.
Iftar with British Asians in Dubai This community club meets to break the fast together with a traditional iftar meal. To find out what time and where (and RSVP your attendance) join the group’s Meetup page. www.meetup.com/britishasians (no number).
Acting with masks workshop Dubai Theatre Meetup Group gets together to take part in the new workshop from the Short + Sweet Dubai series, which is open to everyone from complete beginners to experienced actors. Dhs150. 2pm-5pm. The Fridge, Al Quoz, www.timeouttickets.com.
Cat and kitten adoption day Every Saturday, The Animal Project hosts a feline adoption day in order to find loving, permanent homes for the city’s abandoned pets. They are also in need of fosterers, particularly during the summer months. Free. 1pm-4pm. The City Vet Clinic, Al Wasl Road, www.friendsofanimalsdxb.com (04 388 3990).
Make your own greetings cards Can’t find an appropriate card in the shops? Dubai’s Doodleclick online service allows you to create your own, and then prints and sends by courier to arrive (anywhere in the UAE) the next day. Dhs35 for card and courier. Ongoing. www.doodleclick.com.
Dubai Art Fans painting dancefloor In possibly the most unqiue event of the week, this arty community group gets together to strap on paintbrush shoes (made out of old slippers and garden brooms) to paint an enormous canvas on the floor, using different dance moves. Become a member to find out the location. Dhs200 per person. From 4pm. www.meetup.com/artfans (no number).
Rent books for summer Online book rental club Reader’s Paradise offers Dubai’s book lovers thousands of titles to choose from, across genres including autobiographies, history, self help, business, horror and many more. There are no due dates or late fees, and books are picked up and dropped off. From Dhs35 per month for two books at a time. Delivers to locations across town, www.readersparadise-me.com (04 422 7495).