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Wednesday 4

Donate your unexpired medicines
Rashid Hospital Pharmacy is running an initiative to donate unexpired medicines to the needy. Spare or unused medicines, pills, creams, cough mixtures and medical equipment can be donated to the hospital.
Rashid Hospital Pharmacy, Umm Hurair 2 (04-219 2555).

Thursday 5

Tango dance mornings
Start Thursday mornings with a quick step, and learn the energetic and expressive Latin Tango. The class is for beginners and no latin dance experience is necessary but dancers should be able to move confidently.
Dhs80 per person per class or Dhs300 per person for four classes, Jumeirah Lake Towers, 1 Lake Plaza, Office Number 709 Cluster T, www.meetup.com/Dubai-Tango-Social-Club/events/150923282 (no number).

Friday 6

Walk to beat diabetes
Raise money to help raise awareness of diabetes. Register participation online.
Walkers meet at 7am, event begins 8am, Area A, Gate 1, Zabeel Park www.beatdiabetes.me

Give blood Help save a life by donating blood
With the support of the Dubai Government and Dubai Health Authority, donors can give blood in a safe, clean environment. All donors will receive refreshments and a goody bag.
12pm-6pm, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach area, www.meetup.com/Dubai-Social/events/117792032 (no number).

Saturday 7

Volunteer to walk homeless dogs
K9 Friends are on the lookout for animal-loving, confident volunteers willing to help walk the pups waiting for new homes in their kennels. There are also many more roles to fill. Get in touch.
Free. K9 Friends, www.k9friends.com (04 887 8739).

Sunday 8

Learn about the Raymee Grief Centre
Held every other week at The LightHouse Arabia, Raymee Grief Center hosts a support group for those who have experienced a bereavement. All attendees must have an intake interview with one of the centre’s counsellors before they can join.
Free. The LightHouse Arabia, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 380 9298).

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 (no number).

Monday 9

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).

Lessons from entrepreneurs
This group meets to discuss business opportunities for self-starters. Spaces are limited, so arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Free, 6.30pm-8.30pm, Holiday Inn Bur Dubai, Embassy District, www.meetup.com/themagicofthinkingbig (no number).

Tuesday 10

Rent books
Online book rental club Reader’s Paradise offers titles across many genres and delivers to anywhere in the UAE.
From Dhs35 www.readersparadise-me.com (04 422 7495).

Get snap happy
Emirates Photography Club meet bi-monthly, on alternating Tuesdays. The group organise a number of talks with tips on how to improve and provides an opportunity for enthusiasts to network and socialise.
Dhs20 joining fee, 7pm-9pm, Studio Attitude 6th Street and 3A Street, Al Quoz, www.meetup.com/EmiratesPhotoClubbents/151895982 (no number).

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