Mindfulness, meet-ups, movie screenings and much more
Time Out Dubai staff
Our picks of the week
1 Try a free Arabic lesson at Raad Education See Tue 24.
2 Book tickets to a family fun fair at Al Noor See Mon 23.
3 Have a movie morning with ExpatWoman See Wed 18.
4 Watch a Japanese documentary at Creekside See Thu 19.
5 Show off your talents with Dubai Live Poets Society See Mon 23.
Attend a free Chinese cultural evening As part of Chinese New Year celebrations, discover the language and legends of China as well as the origins of the Chinese zodiac. You’ll also get to try authentic food. Register online to attend. Free. 6.30pm-8pm. Eton Institute, Dubai Knowledge Village, www.etoninstitute.com (800 3866).
Spend a morning at the cinema with ExpatWoman Get your tickets and spend the morning at the movies. Adults only. Dhs90. 10am. Vox Gold, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.expatwoman.com (no number).
See a Japanese film Watch documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi at Creekside. Free. 7pm-9pm. Creekside, near Dubai Museum, Bur Dubai, www.creeksidedubai.me (04 359 9220).
Go to a personal growth seminar Learn how to start moving beyond your past in a healthy way with this one-day seminar for women. RSVP online to attend. Full address disclosed on registration. Dhs50. 3pm-5pm. Business Bay, www.meetup.com/inner-beauty-more-dubai-meetup (no number).
Discuss books with Walid Al Wawi Join the FIKRfann book club and discuss Innocent Eréndira by Gabriel García Márquez alongside Palestinian artist Walid Al Wawi. To participate, read the book, prepare your notes and come along. To register, email email@example.com. Free. 11am-1pm, www.creeksidedubai.me (04 359 9220).
Mindfulness training for 11- to 13-year-olds Sign up your kids for a three-day workshop, where they’ll discover how to reduce tension and anxiety in social settings. Dhs1,500 for three days. Saturdays 10am-noon. Until February 21. The LightHouse Arabia, Villa 2, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.lighthousearabia.com (04 380 9298).
Enjoy films at Wafi Head over to Wafi with some friends to watch 2009 comedy Couples Retreat, starring Vince Vaughn, Malin Akerman, and Jon Favreau. Free. 8pm. Wafi Pyramids Rooftop Gardens, Oud Metha, www.pyramidsrestaurantsatwafi.com (04 324 4100).
Get your tickets to the Samsung Hope for Children Family Fun Fair Book before March 6, and you’ll be entered into a raffle draw to win top-of-the-range Samsung devices. email firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets. Dhs10. March 6, 10am-10pm. Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs, behind Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.alnoorspneeds.ae (04 340 4844).
Perform at Dubai Live Poets Society’s open mic night Aspiring poets, writers and singers can showcase their talents at this open mic night at Fukurou House. Sign up online to book your spot. Free. 7pm. Fukurou House, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC, www.meetup.com/live-poets-society-dubai (no number).
Try a free Arabic taster lesson Adult beginners can try out an Arabic class with Raad Education. The taster session launches the new term of classes, which take place over 12 weeks. To attend, email email@example.com. Free taster class, Dhs1,700 for the 12-week course. 6.45pm-8.15pm. 1302 Millennium Plaza Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.facebook.com/raadeducation (050 189 1260).