Community events in Dubai

Networking, groups and workshops from June 13 to 19

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Wednesday 13

Beauty business networking event
Meet fellow professionals from the beauty industry, with regular attendees including beauticians, massage therapists, entrepreneurs, jewellery designers, make-up artists and more.
Free. From 7pm. Kambaa Lounge, The Address Dubai Marina, www.meetup.com/the-dubai-beauty-business-group (no number).

Entrepreneurs’ support meet-up
This Founders Central meeting is a place for entrepreneurs and investors to come together to find partners and learn from each other.
Free. 7pm. Caribou Coffee, The Gate Building, DIFC, www.meetup.com/founderscentraluae (no number).

Thursday 14

Charity Rugby Challenge Cup
A total of 12 local teams play in a charity cup to raise money for the medical and repatriation costs of Thailand-based British teacher Adam Pickles, who is currently in a coma after being attacked in the Far-Eastern nation. Food and drinks will be available throughout the competition.
Free. From 6.30pm. Jebel Ali Shooting Club, www.donatetoadam.org, adamscharitychallengecup@yahoo.com (no number).

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).

Four-day on-camera scene study workshop
Learn professional on-camera acting techniques that will help you build confidence and land film, television and commercial roles.
Dhs3,500 per person. 7pm-10pm. Until June 22. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, www.timeouttickets.com

Shop at Voglia and give to charity
Two Dubai residents are taking on the Polar Circle Marathon this year to raise money for the Christina Nobel Children’s Fountain, to educate children in Vietnam. Trendy house and garden shop Voglia is helping the cause by donating all profits from sales on Thursday June 14 and Friday 15. The duo are aiming to raise Dhs183,000, so help them out by doing some shopping.
Free. 10am-10pm. Voglia, opposite Sunset Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road (055 282 1711).

Friday 15

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

Play Cashflow 101
Play this economic board game with members of the The Dubai Cashflow Club, who meet regularly for games and discussions. The get-together kicks off with introductions, followed by gaming, table discussions and a group discussion.
Free. 3pm-7pm. Caribou Coffee, The Gate Building, DIFC, www.meetup.com/dubai-cashflow-club (no number).

Saturday 16

Feline Friends adoption day
Attend this adoption day and give one of the cats and kittens fostered by Feline Friends the home they deserve.
Free. 1pm-4pm. The Vet Hospital, Al Quoz, www.vet-hosp.com (050 451 0058).

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 Dubai, al.improvisers@gmail.com (no number).

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 17

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).

Monday 18

African djembe and Arabic tabla classes
Drop in to these community drumming classes and learn the African djembe drum or 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 19

Donate unwanted trainers to Soles for Souls
If you have old sneakers you no longer need kicking around the house, Soles for Soles is taking donations of clean trainers to give to the UAE’s labourers.
Sun-Thu 9am-6pm. Ongoing. Drop-off point: Fortune Promoseven, Office 449, Emarat Atrium, Sheikh Zayed Road. Call Arun (050 457 6873).

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