Things you can do in your local Dubai community this week
Volunteer with The Mission to Seafarers This organisation requires volunteers on Saturday June 27 and Sunday 28 to help distribute its Ramadan care packages. Volunteers must have a valid Emirates ID and be over 16. To get involved, email Theresa Dommett, firstname.lastname@example.org. June 27-28. www.missiontoseafarers.org (04 357 6060).
19th Dubai International Holy Qur’an Award 2015 This event runs from the first to the 12th day of Ramadan and features Holy Qur’an memorisation contests as well as lectures on Islam. Free. 10.30pm. Until July 7. Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, off Baniyas Road, Deira, www.sheikhmohammed.co.ae (04 261 0666).
Help labourers with meals at Reem Al Bawadi Customers at this restaurant can provide a meal to a labourer by donating Dhs20 at the end of their iftar buffet during Ramadan. Customers must hand the ‘Give A Little’ card placed on their table to their waiter at the end of the meal and Dhs20 will be added to their final bill. Reem Al Bawadi will then deliver meals daily to labourers in the UAE. Dhs130 (buffet), Dhs20 (donation). Until Eid. Various locations including Jumeirah Beach Road, www.reemalbawadi.com (04 394 7444).
Joy of Business workshop with Simone Milasas This workshop aims to help business owners change their views on work and money so they can enjoy a better work-life balance and rediscover their passions. Register online to attend. From Dhs1,470. 8.30am. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud, www.accessjoyofbusiness.com (050 654 6238).
Iftars at SMCCU Enjoy a cultural iftar at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding. Break the fast with the team of Emirati volunteers and learn more about the meaning of Ramadan. The event also includes a short walking tour around Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood and the Diwan Mosque. Dhs135 per person. Daily 6.45pm-9pm. Until July 15. House 26, Al Mussallah Road, Al Fahidi, Bur Dubai, www.cultures.ae (04 353 6666).
Learn Arabic for free Sign up for an introductory Arabic class to get a taste of the language and learn more about the culture and customs of the Middle East. Free. June 20, 27 and July 4. 10am-1pm. Eton Institute, Block 3, Dubai Knowledge Village, www.etoninstitute.com/ae (800 3866).
Free first aid class This awareness session held by Firstaid.ae aims to give the community an insight into the benefits of having first aid skills. Register online to attend. Free. Noon-1pm. Aspect Tower, Executive Towers, Business Bay, www.firstaid.ae (055 129 6832).
Nando’s Ramadan campaign with Dubai Cares When diners order the ‘Altogether Platter’ for Dhs36, Nando’s will donate the entire cost of the meal to Dubai Cares. The charity works to improve children’s access to primary education in developing countries. Dhs36. June 18 until Eid. Various locations including The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.nandos.ae (04 434 0190).
Support Dar Al Ber Society with Poupette à La Plage The boutique children’s clothing brand will donate ten percent of sales proceeds from its BoxPark store to registered charity Dar Al Ber Society, to help support orphans in Syria throughout the month of Ramadan. The store is also collaborating with hand-made dolls brand Dumyé and for every doll sold at Poupette à La Plage, one will be donated to a less fortunate child. Until Eid. BoxPark, Al Wasl Road, www.poupettealaplage.com (04 342 7720).
Dubai Cares ‘Education’ pins Chalhoub Group’s annual education campaign in collaboration with Dubai Cares offers customers the chance to buy silver pins with the word ‘Education’ written on them in Arabic calligraphy to help raise funds for two schools in Palestine. The pins are available until the end of June. Dhs25 per pin. Until June 30. Chalhoub Group stores across the UAE including Level Shoe District, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.chalhoubgroup.com (no number).