Charity, networking and more social activities to try in Dubai this week
Donate clothes Give away clothes, canned food and more at the Arabian Center, which has collection boxes for the Red Crescent Society throughout the mall. Free. Until Eid. Arabian Center, Al Khawaneej Road, Mirdif (04 284 5555).Introduction to FISU meditation Understand more about this ‘individually prescribed’ meditation, which is designed to act as a de-stress aid. Free. From 7pm. Location TBA. www.meetup.com/fisu-meditation-dubai-united-arab-emirates
Bid on art by Emirati artists for charity Sharjah-based Tawasul Orphans Education Fund is currently running an online auction of works by Emirati artists to raise money for the education of underprivileged children. Until August 20. www.tawasulfund.ae.
Make a donation to Flea 4 Charity The organisation is hosting an Eid event for orphans and needy kids at the Al Hemam Institute on Saturday August 17 and is looking to raise funds to provide games and gifts, as well as clothes and school bags with stationary. Visit the website or tweet the team to find out how you can contribute. @Flea4Charity, www.flea4charity.com.Watch fireworks to mark Eid Al Fitr Dubai Creek and Festival City will be lit up with fireworks each night of Eid from 8pm. Head to Creek Park to be part of the crowds, or watch the action from your favourite Downtown or Old Dubai nightspot. From 8pm. Various locations (no number).
Cat and kitten adoption day Every Saturday, The Animal Project hosts a feline-adoption day in order to find permanent homes for abandoned pets. Free. 1pm-4pm. The City Vet Clinic, Al Wasl Road, www.friendsofanimalsdxb.com (04 388 3990).
TGIS Toastmasters Meetup This club gathers to practice public speaking and leadership skills, with impromptu and prepared speeches. Free. From 6.15pm. Emarat Atrium, opposite Gulf News, off Sheikh Zayed Road, www.meetup.com/tgis-toastmasters (050 551 9124).
Traders discussion Members of the traders group ForexChex Dubai get together to discuss information and strategies that may benefit their peers. Free. 5pm-7pm. Cafe Spasso, Burjuman, Bur Dubai, www.meetup.com/forexchex-dubai (no number).
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.
Rent books for summer Online book rental club Reader’s Paradise offers thousands of titles, across genres including autobiographies, history, 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. Delivery across Dubai, www.readersparadise-me.com (04 422 7495).
Technologists networking night Dubai’s technology workers meet to discuss new developments. Free. From 7pm. Cafe Spasso, Burjuman, Bur Dubai, www.meetup.com/dubaitechnologists (no number).Planning an art exhibition Community art club Dubai Art Fans meets to discuss a theme and location for the next exhibition, at which members hope to sell works. Free. From 9.30pm. Location TBA. www.meetup.com/artfans (no number).