4 Learn how to play the djembe African drum See Mon 9.
5 Visit Jumeirah Mosque and discover local tradition See Sun 8.
Emirates Photo Club coffee and critique Improve your photography with feedback from fellow snappers. RSVP online to confirm your attendance. Free. 6.30pm. The Empty Quarter, DIFC, www.meetup.com/emiratesphotoclub (no number).
Idea Olympics A one-day workshop that helps managers and entrepreneurs develop innovative business ideas. Register online to attend. Dhs588. Wed 2pm-8pm. Ongoing. The Cribb, Al Quoz, www.meetup.com/atthecribb (04 319 7645).
Speak Mandarin Chinese Learn Mandarin Chinese in a beginners class with a native speaker. Register online. Dhs498. 7pm. Ongoing. Dubai Knowledge Village, Al Sufouh, www.meetup.com/dubai-china-nights (052 931 8856).
Expat Woman coffee morning Meet women who are new to Dubai and live in or around The Greens, Lakes, Springs and Meadows. Free, not including coffee. 10am-noon. Ongoing. Tim Hortons, Meadows Town Centre, Emirates Hills, www.expatwoman.com (no number).
Charity shop sale Hunt for second-hand bargains at the Dubai Centre for Special Needs charity shop sale. Free. Every first Friday of the month. 9am-12.30pm. Dubai Centre for Special Needs, Karama, www.dcsneeds.com (04 337 8246).
Watch a Greek play Thespis Greek Theatre Group presents Babades With Chantilly. This comedy about families and money will be performed in Greek by Dubai’s Hellenic community actors. Dhs100. 4.30pm and 8pm, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.ductac.org (04 341 4777).
Bibliophiles – Dubai Book Club This group will discuss its novel of the month at this meeting, The Garden of Evening Mists, by Tan Twan Eng. Sign up online in advance to join. Dhs30 annual fee. Every third Saturday of the month. 7pm. Ongoing. BookMunch Café, Al Wasl Road, www.meetup.com/bibliophiles-dubai-book-club (no number).
Jumeirah Mosque visits Spend a morning discovering Islam. Jumeirah Mosque is dedicated to receiving non-Muslim guests. Modest dress essential. Dhs10 per person. Sat-Thu 9.45am, Jumeirah Mosque, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.cultures.ae (04 353 6666).
Learn to play African djembe drums Bash the stress of the day out of you in this fun group class. Call to enroll. Dhs50 per session. Mon 7.30pm-8.30pm. Ongoing. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.dubaidrums.com (056-744-2129).
Grief Support Group This group is open to anyone dealing with bereavement in the family. Attendees must have a private intake interview to be eligble to attend. Free. Mon 5.30pm-7pm. Every fortnight. Ongoing. The Lighthouse Arabia, Umm Suqeim 2, www.lighthousearabia.com (04 380 9298).
Holistic Happy Hour Tune in to your spiritual side in this hour of talks about wellbeing. Free. Mon 4pm-5pm. Ongoing. Illuminations World, Fortune ExecutiveTowers, Cluster T, JLT, www.illuminationsworld.com (04 448 7043).
Ranches ladies’ coffee morning These weekly events are an ideal opportunity to find out about this women’s social group. To attend email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org. Dhs50. Tue 9am-Noon. Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Arabian Ranches, www.arabianranchesladies.com (no number).