Meet new people: 12 community groups to join

Learn to rollerskate or join the Lego Robot Makers club

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Wednesday 4

Blogging for Success
Dubai Internet City’s monthly excellence event aims to show attendees how to become an industry leader through the power of blogging.
Free. 1pm-2.30pm. Thuraya Hall, Building 3, Dubai Internet City, www.meetup.com/dubai-internet-city-events (no number).

DEBS networking night
Dubai European Business Society holds a networking event for investment experts and industry leaders.
Free, join the group to RSVP. From 7pm. Holborn Assets, Al Shafar Tower, TECOM, www.meetup.com/dubai-european-business-society-debs (no number).

Thursday 5

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.

Friday 6

Conversational English for business
This free session is for intermediate and advanced English learners who wish to brush up their speaking skills. Native English speakers are welcome to attend.
Free. 3pm-5pm. Caribou Coffee, DIFC, www.meetup.com/languageexchangedubaigroup (no number).

Overnight camping and safari
Dubai Social Club comes together for desert safari activities followed by overnight camping, where you can get some shut-eye in a tent or sleep under the stars.
Dhs150. From Fri 4pm to Sat noon. Meet at Dubai Marina Mall, www.meetup.com/dubai-social (no number).

Social brunch
Dubai’s Brits Who Brunch group meets for a post-holiday catch up, with the location revealed upon RSVP. Join the group’s page to be kept in the loop. Attendees pay for their own meal.
Location TBA. www.meetup.com/brits-who-brunch (no number).

Saturday 7

Lego Robot Makers meetup
The Dubai Lego Robot Makers group is open to anyone who likes to build things. Tonight’s gathering will focus on sensors and how many different ways a computer can detect its environment, Free.
From 7pm. Chili’s, Mall of the Emirates, www.meetup.com/dubai-lego-robot-makers (no number).

Shisha and lunch at Camoon
Dubai Shisha Club takes advantage of the lunch at Camoon, with a meal and shisha for Dhs45 between 1pm-4pm.
Dhs45. Meeting 2pm-5pm. Camoon, Dubai Marina Walk, www.meetup.com/dubai-shesha-lovers-meetup-group (no number).

Sunday 8

Make your own greetings cards
Doodleclick online service allows you to create cards and then prints and sends (in the UAE) the next day.
Dhs35 for card and courier. Ongoing. www.doodleclick.com.

Monday 9

Rent books for summer
Online book rental club Reader’s Paradise offers thousands of titles across genres including horror, autobiography, history, romance, self-improvement 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.
Delivery across Dubai, www.readersparadise-me.com (04 422 7495).

Tuesday 10

Have your business plan reviewed
Have your business plan or idea appraised by expert volunteers from the Venture Qualifying Committee.
Free. From 7pm. Location TBA. www.meetup.com/dubaibees (no number).

Join a skating club
Glide around Dubai Marina with the city’s new Inline Skating in Dubai social club.
Free. From 7.30pm. Dubai Marina Yacht Club, www.meetup.com/dubai-inline-skating (no number).

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