13 community events in Dubai this week

Take a Short + Sweet theatre workshop or meet fellow Thai food-lovers

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Thursday 8

Dubai Social Club’s one year anniversary
This social group will be celebrating a year in existence by throwing an enormous party for 200 people. All members are invited to bring friends, but you must RSVP in good time to ensure you have a place. There will be music, food and drinks, all free of charge, and the venue will be announced nearer the time.
Free. From 8.30pm. Location TBC. www.meetup.com/dubai-social (no number).

Friday 9

Advanced Theta Healing workshop
Theta Healing dubai is holding a three-day workshop, open to anyone who has taken the level one course.
Dhs1,875 per person. 9.30am-5.30pm. Jumeirah Lakes Towers, www.meetup.com/theta-healing-dubai (no number).

Riding, yoga and an afternoon picnic
The Dubai Horsemanship Group meets in Mushrif Park to go riding for 90 minutes, followed by a session of stretching and yoga. Afterwards, tuck into an afternoon picnic, before heading out on another two-hour trek.
Dhs550 per person. 8am-3.30pm. Mushrif Park, Al Khawaneej Road, www.meetup.com/the-dubai-horsemanship-group (no number).

Saturday 10

British Asians in Dubai’s first meetup
This new community group meets for the first time today. It’s open to anyone who fits the British-Asian demographic, and is looking to make new friends to socialise with in the city.
Free. From 4.30pm. Shakespeare & Co, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, www.meetup.com/britishasians (no number).

Dubai Autism Group support get-together
Dubai Autism Group meets every second Saturday of the month, giving parents, carers and professionals the opportunity to come together for support, and to share their experiences.
Free. From 11am. Mirdif Private School, behind Arabian Center, www.meetup.com/the-dubai-autism-meetup-group (no number).

Dubai Foodies meet for Thai Food-loving social group
The Dubai Foodies At Large meet to try Thai cuisine at a mystery location – the only clue the organiser is offering so far is that the restaurant is managed entirely by women. Join the group to be kept in the loop. Dhs90 per person. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Location TBC. www.meetup.com/the-dubai-foodies-at-large (no number).

Dubai Writers critique group
All are welcome to this Dubai Writers get-together, where you can share your work for critique and get feedback from peers.
Free. From 6.30pm. The Pavilion, Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, www.meetup.com/dubaiwriters (no number).

TGIS Toastmasters Meetup
Dubai’s TGIS Toastmasters meet to practise their public speaking. Sign up to find out how to join their group.
Free. From 6.15pm. Emarat Atrium, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.meetup.com/TGIS-toastmasters (no number).

Sunday 11

How to become a lie detector
This free workshop will explain the basics of the science behind identifying a lie, ahead of the full courses from emotional intelligence expert Dr Paul Ekman, available in the GCC for the first time later in the month. RSVP by email for the location for the event.
Free. From 6.30pm. Transformations Institute, info@transforminst.com (04 344 0115).

Monday 12

Monday Night Funnies: comedy music night
Watch stand-up routines from local comedic talent at this weekly event. Tonight, expect an evening of humorous musical comedy acts, featuring Sach Holden, Paddyman, The T-E-M-Ps and more.
Dhs75. From 8pm. Blends, The Address Dubai Marina, www.facebook.com/dubomedypage (04 374 6789).

Tuesday 13

Give blood
Dubai’s hospitals are always in need of blood supplies – by volunteering to donate, you could help save lives. If you’re aged between 17 and 65, weigh at least 50kg and are in good health, you could be eligible. Call to find out how to donate.
Dubai Blood Donation Centre, Latifa Hospital, Oud Metha Road (04 219 3221).

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