Community meet-ups and social groups going on over the next seven days
Time Out Dubai staff
Beauty industry networking night Meet beauticians, massage therapists, entrepreneurs, designers, stylists, make-up artists and more at this networking night. Dhs35. From 7pm. Starbucks drive-thru, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.meetup.com/the-dubai-beauty-business-group (no number).
Watch cricket with members of Pakistani in Dubai Members of this community group meet to watch a T20 cricket match between Pakistan and South Africa. Dhs30. 7pm-10pm. Dubai Sports City, www.meetup.com/pakistani-in-dubai (no number).
Geeks on a Plane talk Dave McClure and his fellow geeks fly in from Silicon Valley to give a talk for startups. RSVP essential. Free. From 6.30pm. Dubai Internet City, www.meetup.com/dubai-internet-city-events (no number).
Restaurant evening with Japan Connection Community group Japan Connection in Dubai sees Japanese nationals get together to socialise and dine. Join the group’s page to be invited – RSVP is essential. Free, attendees pay for their own meal. From 8pm. Sho Cho, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, www.meetup.com/japan-connection-in-dubai (no number).
Night in authentic Omani village Meet new people with a trip to a 400-year-old village in Oman, where you will meet villagers and spend the night. Join the group’s page to register your interest. Dhs790 per person (shared room), Dhs185 for transport. Fri 7.30am to Sat 7.30pm. www.meetup.com/mag-travels-adventure-trips (no number).
Yoga class with a twist and picinic Join a yoga class with a chiropractic twist, to help with energy, sleep, a leaner body and putting that spring back in your step. There will also be a picnic and barbecue after the class. Dhs95 per person, excluding picnic. 10.30am-2pm. Safa Park, www.meetup.com/yogaretreatsdubai (050 181 9527).
Talk about your pets Mad about your dog? Members of a pet-loving community group get together to discuss their animals over coffee. To join in, subscribe to the group’s page and RSVP. Free. From 5.30pm. Caffe Nero, Dubai Marina Mall, www.meetup.com/lets-talk-about-our-pets (no number).
Make your own greetings cards Doodleclick’s online service allows you to create cards, which are sent (in the UAE) the next day. Dhs35 for card and courier. www.doodleclick.com.
Riding for the Disabled Dubai’s Riding for the Disabled organisation is in need of volunteers to assist as side-walkers or leaders during therapeutic riding lessons. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information (no number).
Rent books Online book rental club Reader’s Paradise offers titles across various genres. From Dhs35 per month for two books at a time. www.readersparadise-me.com (04 422 7495).