Drinks and cigars This social Restronaut night out is open to everyone who enjoys Scottish beverages, cigars and Latin American tapas along with good company. Price TBC. From 8pm. Cigar Room, The Fairmont The Palm, www.meetup.com/restronaut-we-make-social-social-again (no number).
Karaoke at Harry Ghatto’s The Dubai City Rockers social club gets together for a night of song at karaoke hotspot Harry Ghatto’s. To find out what time the group will meet, RSVP your attendance and sign up to the page. Free. Harry Ghatto’s, Emirates Towers, www.meetup.com/dubai-city-rockers (no number).
Learn how to heal your life Attend a ‘transformational weekend’ that aims to help you on the journey to self-discovery, through chants, meditations, affirmations and fun activities. Price on request. From 10am. Location given upon RSVP. www.meetup.com/enlightening-lifestyle (no number).
Learn French Interested in learning the language? This group is open to anyone, whether you’re just starting out or want to improve on what you already know, with sessions led by a native French speaker. Dhs65 per session. From 6pm. Caribou, Times Square Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.meetup.com/learn-french-conversation (no number).
Muslim women in Dubai get-together This new group is open to all Muslim women in the city, whether to chat, laugh, whine, drink coffee, eat food, go shopping or discuss their religion. Free. From 7pm. Location TBA. www.meetup.com/muslim-women-chit-chat (no number).
Write in The Dubai Writers’ Group holds a write-in at The Pavilion, with attendees invited to bring their writing implements and work alongside peers. Free. From 6.30pm. The Pavilion, Downtown Dubai, www.meetup.com/dubaiwriters (no number).
Make your own greetings cards 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.
Pet Talk Mad about your animals? Meet like-minded animal lovers and talk about your pets at this friendly, sociable get-together in Dubai Marina. Free. 4pm-6pm. Caffe Nero, Dubai Marina Mall, www.meetup.com/lets-talk-about-our-pets (no number).
Rent books for summer Online book rental club Reader’s Paradise offers thousands of titles. 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).