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Outdoor cinema to Chinese speakers' corner - our round-up of around town events and community happenings

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Our picks of the week

1 Discover the language and culture of Latin America
See Wed 16.

2 Watch Dreams under the stars in Safa Park
See Sat 19

3 Women in business, meet, mingle and network
See Sun 20.

4 Sign up to meet Dr Mohammed Al Kobaisi
See Wed 21.

5 Discover the power of effective debating
See Wed 16.

Wednesday 16

Latin America culture day
Experience a Latin fiesta and discover Spanish-speaking culture, cuisine and language with the Eton Institute. Register online to attend.
Free. 7pm-8.30pm. Dubai Knowledge Village, Al Sufouh, www.etoninstitute.com (04 438 6800).

Dubai Debating Group
Learn how to debate with confidence. This session will equip you with the basics and you will get to try your oratory skills on other attendees. Register online in advance.
Dhs30. 7.30pm-9pm. Capital Club, DIFC, www.meetup.com/dubai-debating-group (055 802 6338).

Book Club: Ten Keys to Total Freedom
Discover how to get the most out of life. This session introduces self-help book Ten Keys to Total Freedom. RSVP online in advance.
Dhs100 including copy of the book. 7pm-8pm. Illuminations Well-Being Center, 409 Fortune Executive Towers, Cluster T, JLT, www.meetup.com/illuminations (04 448 7043).

Start Up Grind Dubai
Entrepreneurs can be inspired at this networking event. It also features keynote speakers from global crowd-investing platform www.eureeca.com.
Dhs110. 6pm-10pm. Hult International Business School, Dubai Knowledge Village, www.meetup.com/startup-grind-dubai (no number).

Thursday 17

Dubai Real Estate and Investors Meetup
A forum for property professionals in Dubai to meet and discuss business opportunities. Register your attendance online.
Dhs70. 7.15pm. Jebel Ali Recreation Club, near Ibn Battuta Mall, Jebel Ali Village www.meetup.com/dubai-real-estate-investors-agents-landlords-meetup-group (no number).

The Special Needs Future Development Center Gala Dinner
Raise money for this special needs charity by attending the gala dinner. Call to book your tickets.
Dhs500. 7pm. The Palm Ballroom, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.snfgroup.com (050 644 4843).

Friday 18

Chinese speakers’ corner at Marina Mall
Practise your Mandarin Chinese with fellow speakers in the relaxed environment of this mall.
Free. 2pm. Caffè Nero, Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai Marina, www.meetup.com/dubai-china-nights (050 878 8266).

Saturday 19

LOCO’MOTION Community cinema screening
Enjoy a thought-provoking film on the grass at Safa Park. Dreams is a magical realism movie based on the actual dreams of the film’s director, Akira Kurosawa. RSVP on Facebook if you’d like to attend.
Dhs3 entrance fee. 7pm-9pm. The Archive, Safa Park, Al Wasl Road. www.facebook.com/locomotionuae (04 349 4033).

Sunday 20

Business in Heels launch with founder Jac Bowie
Ladies can network with other fun and friendly business women at this event. Register online in advance.
Dhs130. 6.30pm. The Gramercy, DIFC, www.meetup.com/meetup-group-qjyweb (no number).

Monday 21

Register now to attend a talk with Dr Al Kobaisi
Scholar Dr Mohammed Al Kobaisi will be answering questions on culture in modern Dubai. The event will be held on Wednesday April 23. Register online before the event date to attend.
Free. 7pm. The World Trade Club, Dubai World Trade Centre, www.meetup.com/culturesintheuae (050 260 3889).

Tuesday 22

GCC Business Council networking event
Learn the art of business networking with this weekly group. RSVP online.
Dhs100 for non-paid members. Free for members. Dome Café, DIFC, www.meetup.com/GCC-business-council-weekly-business-networking-event-DIFC (no number).

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