12 community events in Dubai

Blood donation, alphabet dining, science and more community events

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Wednesday 26

Learn more about your host country
The Language Exchange Dubai Group is hosting a free session titled ‘What you may not know about the UAE, and may need to know’.
Free. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Caribou Coffee, The Gate Building, DIFC, www.meetup.com/languageexchangedubaigroup (no number).

Thursday 27

M is for Mexico
The Alphabet Dining Club meets for dinner at the original Cactus Cantina restaurant. Free, attendees pay for their own meal.
From 8pm. Cactus Cantina, Chelsea Plaza Hotel, Satwa, www.meetup.com/the-alphabet-dining-club-global-food-for-the-palate (no number).

Meet Indian classical music lovers
Members of community group Mehfil share a love for classical Indian music, and meet to discuss getting together to perform, or listen to the performances of others.
Free. From 7pm. Caffe Nero, DIFC, www.meetup.com/mehfil (no number).

Residents club night out
Members of the Marina/JBR/JLT residents club get together for drinks and a catch-up.
Free. From 8pm. Venue TBD, Dubai Marina, www.meetup.com/marina-jbr-jlt-residents-club (no number).

Friday 28

Blood donation drive
Give blood at this event and catch a live concert by Lebanese singer Diana Haddad.
Free. 10am-9pm. Asateer Tent, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.meetup.com/dubai-social (no number).

Café Scientifique: de-extinction
Held on the last Friday of every month, this science club for inquisitive adults gets together to discuss a different topic. Today’s is the logistics and ethics of de-extinction and creating new species.
Free. 5pm-6.30pm. Lila Café, TECOM, www.cafescidubai.com (no number).

Eat with The Tiffin Club
For June’s gathering, members will be choosing between Taiwanese, seafood and Thai cuisine. Visit the page to RSVP.
Free, attendees pay for their own meal. From 7pm. Venue TBD. www.meetup.com/thetiffinclub (no number).

Saturday 29

Cans for a Cause at Tips & Toes
In aid of World Environment Day, take five aluminium cans or plastic bottles to the nail salon and get tokens for your efforts – collect tokens throughout the month to get discounts on treatments and free services. Free. Until June 30. Various locations, including Arjaan Rotana, Dubai Media City (04 437 0874).

Sunday 30

Make your own greetings cards
Can’t find an appropriate card in the shops? Dubai’s Doodleclick online service allows you to create your own, and then prints and sends by courier to arrive (anywhere in the UAE) the next day.
Dhs35 for card and courier. Ongoing. www.doodleclick.com.

Monday 1

Learn to communicate across cultures
Culture in the UAE group discusses the art of respectful, successful dialogue between different cultures.
Free. 7pm-9pm. Jones the Grocer, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.meetup.com/culturesintheuae (no number).

Tuesday 2

Cultural dinner at SMCCU
Try an Emirati evening meal and learn more about UAE culture.
Dhs95 for dinner. Tue 7pm, brunch Sat 10.30am. Ongoing. Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, Al Fahidi (04 353 6666).

Light calligraphy with Emirates Photography Club
Take part in a discussion on light calligraphy in photography. Members present their pictures.
Dhs20. From 7pm. The Change Initiative, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.meetup.com/emiratesphotoclub (no number).

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