Community events in Dubai

Charities and clubs to join from May 30 to June 5

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Wednesday 30

Become a ‘Wish Maker’
Whether you’re an individual, group, school or corporate organisation, donate time or money and help fulfil the wish of a child with a terminal illness.
Ongoing. Make-A-Wish Foundation UAE, Humanitarian City, www.makeawish.ae (04 368 0217).

Sport and community in the UAE
Shelter Dubai hosts a panel discussion on the role and importance of sport and fitness for good business, health and community.
Free. From 7pm. Shelter Dubai, Al Quoz (04 380 9040).

Thursday 31

Community drumming
Head down to Marina Mall to take part in family community drum circles and fire dancing. All ages and abilities are welcome, and drums are provided.
Free. Thu 6.30pm-9pm. Ongoing. Ground floor, Dubai Marina Mall (050 659 2874).

Give while you shop to ‘Life for a Child’
Head to Landmark Group stores (including New Look, Reiss and Splash and many more) and make a donation in multiples of Dhs5 at the checkout, with proceeds going towards medical supplies for children with diabetes in developing nations.
Stores across the UAE, www.landmarkgroup.com (no number).

Friday 1

Play Cashflow 101
Join Dubai Cashflow Club to play this strategic board game. The day will begin with introductions, before groups split up to play their own games. The games will be followed by a group discussion.
Free. 3pm-7pm. Caribou Coffee, The Gate Building, DIFC www.meetup.com/dubai-cashflow-club (no number).

Unleash your creativity with kunalini yoga
The kundalini yoga community group meet to practice the style during a group workshop, which will focus on how to ‘unleash your creative potential’. Those joining in are requested to wear a combination of red, orange and yellow colours. Join the group to find out where the session will be held.
Dhs150. 4pm-7pm. Venue TBC. www.meetup.com/kundalini-yoga-in-dubai (no number).

Social Circles get-together for riders, yogis and nature lovers
Take part in this Social Circles outing, which will including trotting, galloping or just walking on a horse for 90 minutes (depending on your horse-riding ability), and stretching and relaxing through a hatha yoga session. To unwind at the end, there will be the opportunity to enjoy an evening picnic with fellow members. Join the social group via the website to take part.
Dhs550. 4pm-8pm. Mushrif Park, Mirdif, www.socialcircles.me (050 181 9527).

Saturday 2

HaHaHabibi’s weekly workshop
Learn the art of improvisational comedy with this fun, friendly workshop, conducted by Faris Khalid. Email ahead to confirm attendance.
Free. 5pm-7pm. Ongoing. South Ridge Tower 3, Downtown Burj Khalifa, al.improvisers@gmail.com (no number).

Learn Hindi for free
The Eton Institute is offering a free Hindi course for Dubai residents for a limited period, with classes every Friday and Saturday. A great opportunity to try a new language and learn more about Indian culture.
Free. 3pm-4.30pm. Until June 9. Eton Institute, Knowledge Village, www.eton.ac (800 3866).

Take your recyclables to Emirates Environmental Group’s family day
Every Saturday, EEG encourages families to visit its headquarters on Jumeirah Beach Road to drop off any recyclable household waste, including plastic, tetra packs (that’s juice boxes, to the uninitiated) aluminium cans, paper and glass.
Free. Open 8.30am-5.30pm. Villa JMR 68 117A, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1 (between Dubai Zoo and Beach Centre), www.eeg-uae.org (04 344 8622).

Sunday 3

Donate unwanted trainers to Soles for Souls
If you have old sneakers kicking around the house, Soles for Soles is taking donations of trainers to give to the UAE’s labourers. Just make sure they’re clean.
Sun-Thu 9am-6pm. Ongoing. Drop-off point: Fortune Promoseven, Office 449, Emarat Atrium, Sheikh Zayed Road. Call Arun (050 457 6873).

Monday 4

African djembe and Arabic tabla classes
Drop in to these community drumming classes and learn the African djembe drum. Alternatively, participants can also learn to play the tabla.
Djembe Dhs50 per session, Tabla Dhs60 per session, drums provided. Djembe beginners 7.20pm-8.20pm, regulars 7.40pm-8.40pm, Tabla 8.45pm-9.45pm. Ongoing. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (056 744 2129).

Tuesday 5

Do something worthwhile with Friends of Cancer Patients
This local charity raises money, organises campaigns and supports people battling cancer, as well as their families. The group welcomes volunteers.
Free. Ongoing. Corniche Road, Sharjah, info@focp.ae (06 506 5542).

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