Dubai community events

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Wednesday 10

Beauty industry networking night
Meet beauticians, entrepreneurs, massage therapists, designers, stylists and many more from the industry at this opportunity to make new contacts.
Dhs30. Kambaa Lounge, The Address Dubai Marina, www.meetup.com/the-dubai-beauty-business-group (no number).

Coffee and critique
Join the Emirates Photography Club for a coffee and critique session. At this gathering, the group will go over everyone’s work, one image at a time (submit two images ahead of the event for review).
Dhs20. From 7pm. The Change Initiative, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.meetup.com/emiratesphotoclub (no number).

Thursday 11

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 of further works at Balance Wellness Centre and café.
Free. Until July 12. Showcase Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, www.mawaheb-dubai.com (04 353 2100).

Register for Ramadan
Care Packages night Sign up to donate your time on either Wednesday July 24 or Thursday July 25, when volunteers will aim to pack at least 5,000 boxes with donations for the city’s hard-working labourers.
Visit for more information and registration. www.adoptacamp.ae.

Friday 12

Iftar with British Asians in Dubai
This community club meets to break the fast together with a traditional iftar meal. To find out what time and where (and RSVP your attendance) join the group’s Meetup page.
www.meetup.com/britishasians (no number).

Saturday 13

Acting with masks workshop
Dubai Theatre Meetup Group gets together to take part in the new workshop from the Short + Sweet Dubai series, which is open to everyone from complete beginners to experienced actors.
Dhs150. 2pm-5pm. The Fridge, Al Quoz, www.timeouttickets.com.

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).

Sunday 14

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 15

Dubai Art Fans painting dancefloor
In possibly the most unqiue event of the week, this arty community group gets together to strap on paintbrush shoes (made out of old slippers and garden brooms) to paint an enormous canvas on the floor, using different dance moves. Become a member to find out the location.
Dhs200 per person. From 4pm. www.meetup.com/artfans (no number).

Tuesday 16

Rent books for summer
Online book rental club Reader’s Paradise offers Dubai’s book lovers thousands of titles to choose from, across genres including autobiographies, history, self help, business, horror and many more. There are no due dates or late fees, and books are picked up and dropped off.
From Dhs35 per month for two books at a time. Delivers to locations across town, www.readersparadise-me.com (04 422 7495).

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