Dubai community events

Etiquette workshop, gaming convention, kitten adoption and more

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Wednesday 3

Ramadan etiquette workshop
Eton Institute hosts a free etiquette workshop to give the city’s non-Muslim residents an understanding of the holiest month in the Islamic calendar.
Free. 4.30pm-6.30pm. Eton Institute, Knowledge Village, www.eton.ac (800 3866).

Thursday 4

Musicians meetup
Members of the Dubai Musicians Lounge community group get together for a jam session. Join the group to find out what time and where they will get together.
Free. www.meetup.com/musicians-in-dubai (no number).

Friday 5

Attend the IGN Convention
This film, video game, technology and comic convention runs throughout the weekend. Activities include trailer screenings at the IMAX theatre, as well as top sci-fi and superhero movie showings, and the chance to meet UAE directors. VIP passes include free access to games and one movie screening per day.
Day pass Dhs50, weekend pass Dhs75, VIP weekend pass Dhs500. Meydan IMAX, Nad Al Sheba www.timeouttickets.com

Host a course in business writing
Expressions Arabia runs courses in business writing. A one-day business writing course includes five simple steps, and will focus on letters and emails.
Ongoing. www.expressionsarabia.com.

Saturday 6

Cat and kitten adoption day
Every Saturday, The Animal Project hosts a feline adoption day in order to find loving, permanent homes for the city’s abandoned pets. They are also in need of fosterers, particularly during the summer months.
Free. 1pm-4pm. The City Vet Clinic, Al Wasl Road, www.friendsofanimalsdxb.com (04 388 3990).

Get educated in the art of juicing
Café Baroque hosts a tasting session with the Juicing Dubai community health group.
Free. 3pm-6pm. Café Baroque, JBR, www.meetup.com/juicing-dubai-i-love-zanjabeel-weight-loss-and-health (no number).

Learn and speak Arabic
The Dubai Arabic Language Club gets together for another practical Arabic lesson.
Free. From 7.30pm. Caffe Nero, DIFC, www.meetup.com/dubai-arabic-language-club (no number).

Manage stress through yoga
The Art of Living group helps members relax, de-stress and exercise mind management with a yogic pranayama and meditation session.
Free. From 6pm. Single Business Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.meetup.com/art-of-living-making-life-a-celebration (no number).

Sunday 7

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 8

See artworks by students of Mawaheb from Beautiful People
Dubai’s art studio for adults with special needs holds regular art exhibitions, and this particular event showcases works by Victor Sitali and Zaid Jaffar at the Showcase Gallery at Alserkal Avenue. There’s also an ongoing exhibition at Balance Wellness Centre and café.
Free. Until July 12. Showcase Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, www.mawaheb-dubai.com (04 353 2100).

Tuesday 9

Cultural dinner at SMCCU
Try an Emirati evening meal and learn more about UAE culture. From next week, cultural iftars will be conducted – be sure to book ahead to secure your place.
Dhs95 for dinner. Tue 7pm. Ongoing. Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, Al Fahidi (04 353 6666).

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