4 Make friends and play games in Uptown Mirdif See Fri 5.
5 Watch uplifting films with The Sameness Project See Sun 7.
Coffee and critique with The Emirates Photography Club Join this monthly group and discover how to take better photos. You’ll get feedback on your work from expert snappers. Bring two of your best shots on a USB stick for the group to discuss. RSVP online to attend. Free. 6.30pm. Creative Center Studio, 4th Street, Al Quoz 4, www.meetup.com/emiratesphotoclub (no number).
Marketeerzz at Jumeirah Town Centre Check out this creative market where shoppers can pick up handmade goods, sign up for a creative writing course and get life coaching all under one roof. Email email@example.com for details. Free to attend. Thu-Sat 10am-10pm. Ongoing. Town Centre Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.towncentrejumeirah.com (050 770 6711).
Casual Jam at Classic Rock Coffee Singers and songwriters can get together at this cool venue to jam, share ideas and sing. RSVP to confirm your attendance. Free. 7pm-10pm. Classic Rock Coffee, Dubai Healthcare City, www.meetup.com/singer-songwriters-club (no number).
Play board games in Mirdif Join the Wargames & Boardgames social group that meets weekly to play a selection of classic and new board games. Feel free to bring your own, too. Timing is flexible. Pop in and out at any point. RSVP online to attend. Free. Noon-8pm. Al Arrab Restaurant, Uptown Mirdif, www.meetup.com/uae-wargames-boardgames-group (no number).
Learn Japanese at Eton Institute If you’ve always fancied learning the language, sign up for these introductory sessions. Register online. Seats are offered on a first-come first-served basis. Dhs50 for course materials. Sat 10am-1pm. Until December 20. Eton Institute, Dubai Knowledge Village, www.etoninstitute.com (800 3866).
The Market of Everything at The Archive This market provides a treasure trove of unique finds. Enjoy a barbecue buffet after shopping. Free. 11am-5pm. The Archive, Gate 1, Safa Park, Al Wasl Road, www.thearchive.ae (04 34 9403).
Enjoy classic films at Wafi Grab a bean bag and watch the romantic drama Like Crazy, starring Felicity Jones, Anton Yelchin and Jennifer Lawrence. Free. 8pm, movie starts 8.30pm. Wafi Pyramids Rooftop Gardens, Oud Metha,www.wafi.com (04 3244 100).
Festive crafting Fiesta Attend this craft course and make your own Christmas decorations. The session promises to be full of festive cheer, with refreshments on offer and a soundtrack of seasonal music. Dhs300. 6pm-9.30pm. reMADE DXB, Objects & Elements, Al Quoz, www.remadedxb.com (055 615 5711).
Sameness Project mini film festival Bring your cushions and blankets and watch films with the theme of unity. This week’s screening is Sleepwalk With Me, about a stand-up comedian who struggles with the stress of a stalled career, and severe sleepwalking. Free. 7pm. The Archive, Gate 1, Safa Park, Al Wasl Road, www.thearchive.ae (04 34 9403).
Kutub Bilarabi Join this sociable book club to expand your Arabic literature reading list. This month the group will be discussing The Night of the First Billion by Ghada al-Samman. RSVP online to attend. Free. 8pm-10pm. The Lime Tree Café, opposite Gold & Diamond Park, www.meetup.com/kutub-bilarabi (no number).
Arabic typography workshop at The Archive Spend an afternoon creating designs using the Arabic alphabet through the art of typography. Participants will leave with an A3 poster of their designs. To sign up email firstname.lastname@example.org. Dhs80. 4.30pm-6pm. The Archive, Safa Park, Al Wasl Road, www.thearchive.ae (04 349 403).