12 ways to meet new people this week

Community meet-ups and social groups going on over the next seven days

Area Guides
Wednesday 13

Beauty industry networking night
Meet beauticians, massage therapists, entrepreneurs, designers, stylists, make-up artists and more at this networking night.
Dhs35. From 7pm. Starbucks drive-thru, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.meetup.com/the-dubai-beauty-business-group (no number).

Watch cricket with members of Pakistani in Dubai
Members of this community group meet to watch a T20 cricket match between Pakistan and South Africa.
Dhs30. 7pm-10pm. Dubai Sports City, www.meetup.com/pakistani-in-dubai (no number).

Thursday 14

Geeks on a Plane talk
Dave McClure and his fellow geeks fly in from Silicon Valley to give a talk for startups.
RSVP essential. Free. From 6.30pm. Dubai Internet City, www.meetup.com/dubai-internet-city-events (no number).

Russian social club meetup
Members of the Russian Social Club in Dubai get together to socialise and make new friends.
Free. From 7pm. Location TBA. www.meetup.com/russian-social-club-in-dubai (no number).

Restaurant evening with Japan Connection Community group
Japan Connection in Dubai sees Japanese nationals get together to socialise and dine. Join the group’s page to be invited – RSVP is essential. Free, attendees pay for their own meal.
From 8pm. Sho Cho, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, www.meetup.com/japan-connection-in-dubai (no number).

Friday 15

Night in authentic Omani village
Meet new people with a trip to a 400-year-old village in Oman, where you will meet villagers and spend the night. Join the group’s page to register your interest.
Dhs790 per person (shared room), Dhs185 for transport. Fri 7.30am to Sat 7.30pm. www.meetup.com/mag-travels-adventure-trips (no number).

Saturday 16

Yoga class with a twist and picinic
Join a yoga class with a chiropractic twist, to help with energy, sleep, a leaner body and putting that spring back in your step. There will also be a picnic and barbecue after the class.
Dhs95 per person, excluding picnic. 10.30am-2pm. Safa Park, www.meetup.com/yogaretreatsdubai (050 181 9527).

Talk about your pets
Mad about your dog? Members of a pet-loving community group get together to discuss their animals over coffee. To join in, subscribe to the group’s page and RSVP.
Free. From 5.30pm. Caffe Nero, Dubai Marina Mall, www.meetup.com/lets-talk-about-our-pets (no number).

Sunday 17

Make your own greetings cards
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 18

Enneagram workshop
Learn about different personality types and how to effectively communicate with them during this three-day workshop.
Dhs3,000. Mon 9am-4pm, Tue 9am-9pm, Wed 9am-4pm. Make Business Hub, Dubai Marina, www.meetup.com/the-enneagram-insight-development-and-transformation (no number).

Riding for the Disabled
Dubai’s Riding for the Disabled organisation is in need of volunteers to assist as side-walkers or leaders during therapeutic riding lessons.
Email lessons@rdad.ae for more information (no number).

Tuesday 19

Rent books
Online book rental club Reader’s Paradise offers titles across various genres.
From Dhs35 per month for two books at a time. www.readersparadise-me.com (04 422 7495).

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