Things you can do in your local community this week
Time Out Dubai staff
An evening with Expat Woman Enjoy an evening out with fellow expat females at this social evening. To attend, email register@ExpatWoman.com. Free. 6pm-8pm. M’s Restaurant, Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, www.expatwoman.com (no number).
Speed networking event Join this business networking event for fast, fun mingling with other business professionals. Each attendant gets three minutes to pitch their idea. RSVP online to attend. Dhs50 per person inclusive of tea and coffee. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Dome Cafe, Precinct 5, DIFC, www.meetup.com/dubai-business-breakfast (no number).
Watch Nosferatu at Alserkal Avenue As part of the summer film series, watch this classic silent movie. Directed by F.W. Murnau the film was made in 1922 and features the original orchestral score. Free. Wed, Thu, Fri 7pm. Until Friday July 7. A4 Space, Cinema Room, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (050 556 9797).
Register for the Innovation 4 Impact Award Apply now for the Innovation 4 Impact Award. The competition will be held on October 5 and 6 and is open to anyone with game-changing ideas in the realm of e-commerce and new social media. Entrants must be over 18. The deadline for submissions is August 10. Free to enter. www.innovation4impact.net (no number).
Support the PCRF Gaza Relief Fund This organisation provides free critical medical care to children in Gaza. They aim to raise $1m (Dhs3,673,050) to support the three offices and field staff on the ground in Gaza. To donate visit www.pcrf.net.
Autism meet-up Parents of children with autism can meet special needs professionals at this monthly meeting. The forum also provides support and networking for parents. RSVP online to attend. Free. 10.30am-noon. Kids in Motion, Dubai Healthcare City, Oud Metha, www.meetup.com/the-dubai-autism-meetup-group (no number).
Free Arabic conversation Halaqa Head to JLT where you can learn to speak Arabic in a casual environment. This group takes learning out of the classroom and into everyday scenarios. The sessions are run by experienced teachers from Golden Age Institute, and are suitable for beginners and intermediates only. RSVP online to attend. Free. 5pm-6pm. Fraiche, JLT Cluster Y, www.meetup.com/dubai-arabic-halaqa (04 453 3046).
Volunteer at Senses Residential children’s care home Senses needs a hand with ongoing domestic chores such as ironing and changing beds. Volunteers are needed on a bi-weekly basis and should be over 18, with their own transport, ID and a can-do attitude. Register online. Sat 2pm-5pm. Ongoing. Senses Residential Care Home, Umm Suqeim 3, www.volunteerinuae.com (no number).
Reel Cinemas’ Future Filmmakers summer camp Promising film directors and scriptwriters aged nine to 18 can spend four weeks learning the process, with modules taught by experts at Murdoch University. They’ll also get to see their creations on screen at Reel Cinemas’ Short Film Festival. Dhs1,500 per student. 9am-noon. August 2-31. Reel Cinemas, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.reelcinemas.ae (800 3822 46255).
Kutub Bilarabi Fans of Arabic literature can join this book club. RSVP online to attend. This month’s book is Harem Years: The Memoirs of an Egyptian Feminist by Huda Shaarawi. Free. 8pm. The Lime Tree Cafe, Gold & Diamond Park, www.meetup.com/kutub-bilarabi (no number).
Al Noor sponsorship programme Support the training and education of children with special needs at Al Noor Training Centre by sponsoring families who can’t afford the centre’s subsidised fees. Individuals and companies can register to sponsor a child. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. From Dhs25,000. Ongoing. www.alnoorspneeds.ae (04 340 4844).