Community events in Dubai

Caribbean party cruise, charity in the park and a creative writing course

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Wednesday 16

Bubbles and Balloon Fiesta at Dubai Marina Mall
Enjoy a stage show by balloon and bubble artists, with lots of tricks and magic.
Free. 10am-1am. Until October 19. Atrium, Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai Marina (04 436 1020).

Thursday 17

Discover the Widad Centre
The brand new alternative full-time education centre is now open, offering a unique curriculum to children in Dubai, with a focus on artistic, creative and life skills.
Visit the website for more information on admissions and services. www.widadlearning.com (055 564 3710).

Friday 18

Caribbean party cruise
The Dubai Party-cruise Club gets together for a Caribbean-themed cruise on the El Munda catamaran, with tropical drinks and snacks. Join the group to be kept up to date with price announcements.
From 9.30pm. Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi, www.meetup.com/dubai-party-cruise-club (no number).

Get snapped while you smash up giant cupcakes
Pink Pepper Photography and Kitsch Cupcakes have joined forces for a unique photoshoot experience. Bookings must be made at least 48 hours in advance.
Dhs499 (including shoot, giant cupcake, private viewing and a 30cm framed image). Pink Pepper Photography, Fashion Avenue, The Dubai Mall (04 434 0437).

Saturday 19

Dubai Runners Summer Walk and Run
Join an evening run around the Marina Walk with this community running club.
Free. Meet outside Starbucks, Marina Walk, Dubai Marina, www.meetup.com/gardens-discovery-gardens-decc-runners (no number).

Feline Friends adoption day
Attend this adoption event and find a cat or kitten to add to your family. The volunteer organisation currently has more than 100 felines looking for a new home.
Free. 1pm-4pm. The Vet Hospital, Al Quoz, felinefriendsopenday@gmail.com (no number).

Pink in the park
The Breast Cancer Arabia foundation hosts a special event with bouncy castles, food, games, nail art and much more.
Park entry Dhs3. 8.30am-1.30pm. Safa Park, Jumeirah, www.dubaigoespink.com (no number).

Sunday 20

Doodleclick’s
Online service allows you to create cards, which are sent (in the UAE) the next day
Dhs35 for card and courier. www.doodleclick.com.

Monday 21

Creative Writing Dubai
A brand new course kicks off today, with UK author Hayley Doyle in town for the launch. Learn how to get yourself from short story to novel.
Dhs700 for four 90-minute sessions, plus a one-to-one review of your work at the end. 7.30pm-9pm. Pascal Teppar, Dubai Media City, creativewritingdubai@gmail.com (055 104 0538).

Fashion illustration workshop
This class is open to beginners wanting to get into fashion design who are keen to learn how to illustrate their ideas.
Price TBA. From 6pm. Make Business Hub, Al Fattan House, JBR, www.meetup.com/fashion-startup-fans (no number).

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.

Tuesday 22

Rent books
Online book rental club Reader’s Paradise offers titles across various genres including horror, autobiography, self-improvement and more. All titles are delivered to your door. From Dhs35 per month
for two books at a time.
www.readersparadise-me.com (04 422 7495).

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