Community events in Dubai

Meet fellow travel enthusiasts or make friends with karaoke

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Wednesday 4

Awaken Your Knowing meet-up
The ‘journeyers’ of Qualia Travel Club are meeting to share experiences and ideas on what they want from life and future travel. The group describes itself as focusing on topics such as self-development, spiritual growth, travel, adventures and self-empowerment.
Free. From 6pm. Qualia Experiences, Office 229, Building 8, Dubai Media City, (no number).

Dubai Human Capital Leaders meet-up
Join a networking event for human resources employees, where you can share experiences and learn about new practices. A venue is yet to be chosen, so sign up to the group’s page to be kept up to speed. Free. From 6.30pm. Location TBC. (no number).

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.
In stores across the UAE, (no number).

Ubuntu monthly gathering
This monthly meet-up of Emirates Ubuntu users helps initiate others to Ubuntu, a free operating system that claims to be a worthy alternative to Windows and Mac OS X. Join the group’s page to learn more about this technology, which derives its name from the African philosophy of ubuntu, which means humanity towards others.
Free. From 7pm. Cafe Havana, The Dubai Mall, (no number).

Thursday 5

Sing Your Heart Out Dubai’s first gathering
This group of singing and karaoke enthusiasts will meet for the first time to share a few notes. Members are hoping to make the night out a regular event, so sign up to be part of the musical social group.
Free. From 8.30pm. Hibiki, Hyatt Regency, Deira, (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).

Friday 6

Play Cashflow 101
Develop the ‘cashflow mindset’ in real life as you play monetary board game Cashflow 101 with this community group. The session will start with introductions, followed by gaming, table discussions and a final group discussion to close the event.
Free. 3pm-7pm. Caribou Coffe, The Gate Building, DIFC, (no number).

Saturday 7

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, (no number).

Take your recyclables to Emirates Environmental Group’s family day
Every Saturday, EEG encourages families to visit its HQ on Jumeirah Beach Road to drop off any recyclable household waste, including plastic, Tetra packs (aka juice boxes) 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), (04 344 8622).

Sunday 8

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, (04 368 0217).

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, (06 506 5542).

Monday 9

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 10

Donate unwanted trainers to Soles for Souls
If you have old sneakers kicking around the house, Soles for Soles is taking donations of clean trainers for 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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