Community events in Dubai

Networking opportunities and charitable events in Dubai

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Our picks of the week

1 Have a laugh to raise funds for kids in Bangladesh
See Sat 12.

2 Professionals can master the skill of networking
See Tue 15.

3 New business owners can get advice from TECOM
See Thu 10.

4 Raise money for Motor Neurone Disease
See Thu 10.

5 Meet business minded people in a relaxed setting
See Wed 9.

Wednesday 9

Network under the stars
Attend a networking event for business folk who like to build relationships without the hard sell. Register online to attend.
Dhs100, includes welcome drink and nibbles. 7.30pm-11.30pm. Seville’s, Wafi Pyramids, Oud Metha, www.meetup.com/under-the-stars-networking-evening (no number).

Marketing roundtable
Check out this forum where entrepreneurs will discuss social media in marketing. RSVP online in advance.
Free. 7pm. The Cribb, Al Quoz, www.meetup.com/dubai-cashflow-club (no number).

Thursday 10

TECOM SME
Builder Small business owners can attend this morning of speakers and presentations. Hosted by TECOM there will be panel discussions, and one-to-ones with experts offering legal advice, marketing and finance tips. Register online to attend.
Free. 9am-11.30am. Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Centre, Al Sufouh, www.tecomsmebuilder.com (no number).

J9SOX challenge fundraiser
Help raise money for Motor Neurone Disease at this golf gala dinner. The charity was founded by South African rugby legend Joost van der Westhuizen who suffers from the disease. The founder will attend the event, where there will be an auction of sporting memorabilia.
To reserve a place, email Frances Archer in advance, frances@d4rce.com. Dhs200. 7pm-midnight. The Track, Meydan Golf Club, Nad Al Sheba. www.joost.co.za (056 254 3374) .

Friday 11

Play the cashflow game
Learn how to manage your money and develop the mindset of the wealthy by playing The Rich Dad Poor Dad cashflow game. Register online to attend.
Free. 3pm-7pm. Dôme café, Bin Sougat Centre, Rashidiya, www.meetup.com/dubai-cashflow-club (no number).

Saturday 12

Comedy for a Cause in support of the Maria Cristina Foundation
Have a night of comedy and help raise money for under-privileged children in Bangladesh. The night will be hosted by Mina Liccione, featuring the comic talents of Ali Al Sayed, Mai Assaf and Rami Salame also a guest performance by Beatbox Ray.
Free entrance suggested donation of Dhs100. 7pm. Fraiche Café & Bistro, Swiss Tower, Cluster Y, JLT, www.facebook.com/mariacristinafoundation (050 927 3621).

Sunday 13

Guess the weight of the Easter bunny
Fancy winning yourself a luxurious Easter chocolate hamper from Al Nassma? Al Badia Golf Club is hosting a six foot chocolate Easter bunny to help Breast Friends raise awareness of breast cancer. Simply guess how much the bunny weighs for a chance to win.
Dhs20 per guess. Until April 24 (winner announced on April 25). Al Badia Golf Club, Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).

Movies under the stars at Wafi Pyramids
Grab a bean bag and some popcorn and enjoy a classic film under the night sky.
Free. 8.30pm. Wafi Pyramids, Oud Metha, www.wafi.com (04 324 4555).

Monday 14

Grief support group at The LightHouse Arabia
This fortnightly group support session is open anyone going through a bereavement. If you would like to attend, call to arrange an intake interview.
Free. Ongoing. The LightHouse Arabia, Villa 2, Jumeirah Beach Road, Umm Suqiem, www.lighthousearabia.com (04 380 9289).

Tuesday 15

GCC Business Council networking event
Learn the art of business networking and how to present yourself in group environments. RSVP online.
Dhs100 for non-paid members. Free for members and their first-time guests. Dome Café, DIFC, www.meetup.com/GCC-business-council-weekly-business-networking-event-DIFC (no number).

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