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Buy hand-made gifts at DESS Christmas fayre

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Thursday 8

Give your old clothes to Aid in Motion
The organisation collects and distributes second-hand clothing to those in need around the emirates. Donations are always welcome. For more information and to find out how to donate, visit the Aid in Motion Facebook page.
www.volunteerindubai.com (06 503 4535).

Friday 9

Dubai Unattached brunch meet-up
Singles come together to mingle, chat and make new connections at brunch.
Dhs310, members only. From 12.30pm. Sanabel, Pullman Dubai Mall of the Emirates, www.meetup.com/dubai-unattached (no number).

Saturday 10

DESS Christmas Fayre
This Oud Metha school will host a barbecue and home crafts stalls, as well as entertainment from the school choir and band, plus there will be a raffle with the chance to win flights to the UK and boxes of children’s gifts.
Free. 3pm-6pm. DESS, Oud Metha Road (04 337 1457).

Sunday 11

German Ladies Association Christmas special coffee morning
This Christmas coffee morning and breakfast will be held in aid of Mawaheb From Beautiful People, an art studio that caters for young adults with special needs. It will give German expats the chance to come together and make new friends, while raising money for a good cause.
Dhs130 non-members, Dhs70 members. From 9.30am. Prime Restaurant, The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba, sybille.young@yahoo.de (no number).

Buy Al Noor greetings cards
These charity festive greetings cards have been designed by special-needs students at Al Noor School. To buy cards or see a catalogue, contact alnoorspneeds@alnooruae.org, visit the website or call the number below.
From Dhs3.50. Ongoing. www.alnoorspneeds.ae (04 340 4844).

Monday 12

Donate your unwanted items to TakeMyJunk
TakeMyJunk collects unwanted household items, from furniture to clothing. Proceeds from the sales of the items are used to provide meals, medical care, help and more for labourers and needy individuals across the UAE. Pick-up service is available, or you can drop off your unwanted items.
Drop-off point: Pastels Hair Salon, 873 Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah, www.takemyjunkuae.com (050 179 4045).

Tuesday 13

Dubai Tech Nights monthly meet-up
Dubai’s technology enthusiasts and professionals meet to discuss the latest industry news and have a general chinwag.
Free, members only. From 6.30pm. Location TBC. www.meetup.com/dubaitechnights (no number).

Wednesday 14

Riding for the Disabled
Want to do something different to help those in need? Lend a hand at riding classes for children and young adults with physical and mental disabilities by leading horses and offering support to riders. No previous experience is necessary – just patience, good humour and commitment. If you want to join in, get in touch via the contact details below.
Free. Sun-Wed 9am-11.15am. Ongoing. Desert Palm Resort, Al Awir Road, rdadinstructors@live.com (050 716 3779).

Coming up

Dubai Drama Group’s production of The Wind in the Willows
From December 15 to 17, Dubai Drama Group will be performing this year’s Christmas show, a production of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows.
Dhs50 per person. Thu 7pm, Fri-Sat 1pm and
7pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, www.dubaidramagroup.com (04 341 4777).

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