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Wednesday August 29

Skyrocket your career and healthy lifestyle
This workshop is being held especially for Dubai’s Meet-up Group members. Expect motivational coaching that aims to encourage the uptake of a more positive, successful mindset.
Price TBC. 6pm-9pm. Villa Rotana, next to Mazaya Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.meetup.com/inspiring-success-dubai (no number).

Thursday 30

Entrepreneurs’ pow-wow
Looking to escape the hamster wheel and become an entrepreneur? This group is dedicated to those looking for a new adventure under their own steam. A location is yet to be decided, but join the group and you will be kept up to date on the agenda.
Free. From 7pm. Location TBC. www.meetup.com/dubaibeaconsofsuccess (no number).

More Café’s digital photography competition
Today is the deadline for More Café’s digital photography competition. The theme is ‘summer fun’, so whether you’re having fun in Dubai or overseas, submit your pics for the chance
to win. Open to UAE residents only. An exhibition will take place on Tuesday September 18.
Free. 7pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, www.ductac.org/more (no number).

Friday 31

Keep an eye out for dolphins
Do your bit for the local community by making a note of any dolphin sightings off the coast of Dubai, recording the date, time, location and approximate number of mammals spotted. If you can manage a photo or video, even better. It will all help Dr Ada Natoli, a professor at United Arab Emirates University in her bid to establish a scientific baseline for the local population, and raise public awareness of the species.
Email any findings to uaedolphinproject@gmail.com.

Feast with fellow foodies
After a month off, followed by the Eid break, The Tiffin Club returns this August with an evening dedicated to finding ‘the best’. Instead of being devoted to a particular country’s cuisine, this event’s theme is all about a real dining experience. Participants should submit their vote for the best burger in town, best curry on the block, and best noodles in the city. Join the group to have your say.
Free: attendees pay for their own meals. From 7pm. Location TBC. www.meetup.com/thetiffinclub (no number).

Saturday September 1

HaHaHabibi’s weekly workshop
Learn the art of improvisational comedy at this workshop, conducted by Faris Khalid. Email ahead to confirm attendance, as places are limited.
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, the EEG encourages families to visit its headquarters on Beach Road to drop off recyclable household waste, including plastic, cans, paper, glass and Tetra paks (aka juice boxes).
Free. Open 8.30am-5.30pm. Villa JMR 68 117A, Jumeirah Beach Road (between Dubai Zoo and Beach Centre), www.eeg-uae.org (04 344 8622).

Sunday 2

Attend an NLP workshop
Sign up for ‘The ABC for NLP’, a workshop that will introduce you to neurolinguistic programming and aims to show you how to apply the technique to become a better and more influential communicator. Only confirmed attendees with be given the location.
Dhs150. From 6pm. Al Wasl, www.meetup.com (no number).

Support a family
The Red Crescent organisation is constantly seeking donations and financial aid for those it supports, including families in the UAE, Palestine, Yemen and beyond. Call or email using the contact details below if you think you can help.
Dhs300-Dhs1,000 per month. info@uaerc.org.ae (800 733).

Monday 3

Donate unwanted trainers to Soles for Souls
If you have old sneakers, Soles for Soles is taking donations of clean trainers, which it will pass on 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).

Tuesday 4

Do something worthwhile with Friends of Cancer Patients
This charity raises money, organises campaigns and supports people battling cancer. Volunteers are always welcome.
Free. Ongoing. Corniche Road, Sharjah, info@focp.ae (06 506 5542).

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