12 groups and clubs to join this week

Karaoke with Dubai City Rockers and a get together for Muslim women

Area Guides
Wednesday 21

Get a fashion conscience
Spruce up your summer wardrobe with clothes and accessories from Frontline Fashion, which funds efforts to restore Haiti.
From Dhs174 for T-shirts. Ongoing. www.fashlink.com.

Thursday 22

Cirque Eloize night out
Community social group Single Westerners 30+ heads out for a night watching the impressive theatrical acrobatics show.
Dhs350 (gold). from 8pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.meetup.com/single-westerners-30-and-up-for-all-dubai-has-to-offer (no number).

Drinks and cigars
This social Restronaut night out is open to everyone who enjoys Scottish beverages, cigars and Latin American tapas along with good company.
Price TBC. From 8pm. Cigar Room, The Fairmont The Palm, www.meetup.com/restronaut-we-make-social-social-again (no number).

Friday 23

Karaoke at Harry Ghatto’s
The Dubai City Rockers social club gets together for a night of song at karaoke hotspot Harry Ghatto’s. To find out what time the group will meet, RSVP your attendance and sign up to the page.
Free. Harry Ghatto’s, Emirates Towers, www.meetup.com/dubai-city-rockers (no number).

Learn how to heal your life
Attend a ‘transformational weekend’ that aims to help you on the journey to self-discovery, through chants, meditations, affirmations and fun activities.
Price on request. From 10am. Location given upon RSVP. www.meetup.com/enlightening-lifestyle (no number).

Saturday 24

Learn French
Interested in learning the language? This group is open to anyone, whether you’re just starting out or want to improve on what you already know, with sessions led by a native French speaker.
Dhs65 per session. From 6pm. Caribou, Times Square Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.meetup.com/learn-french-conversation (no number).

Muslim women in Dubai get-together
This new group is open to all Muslim women in the city, whether to chat, laugh, whine, drink coffee, eat food, go shopping or discuss their religion.
Free. From 7pm. Location TBA. www.meetup.com/muslim-women-chit-chat (no number).

Write in
The Dubai Writers’ Group holds a write-in at The Pavilion, with attendees invited to bring their writing implements and work alongside peers.
Free. From 6.30pm. The Pavilion, Downtown Dubai, www.meetup.com/dubaiwriters (no number).

Sunday 25

Make your own greetings cards
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 26

Pet Talk
Mad about your animals? Meet like-minded animal lovers and talk about your pets at this friendly, sociable get-together in Dubai Marina.
Free. 4pm-6pm. Caffe Nero, Dubai Marina Mall, www.meetup.com/lets-talk-about-our-pets (no number).

Tuesday 27

Rent books for summer
Online book rental club Reader’s Paradise offers thousands of titles. 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. Delivery across Dubai, www.readersparadise-me.com (04 422 7495).

Salsa meet-up
The Salsa Dubai group meets to strut their stuff, with free drinks for the first 50 women.
Free. 8pm-12.30am. Seville’s Wafi, www.meetup.com/salsa-dubai-socials-dancing-classes-and-parties (no number).

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