Our picks of the week
1 Find out how NLP can help improve your life
See Sun 4.
2 Take an artistic look at Arabic calligraphy
See Sun 4
3 Enjoy a French language film at Wafi
See Mon 5.
4 Learn how to take great photos of the night sky
See Fri 2.
5 Get a ticket for the annual Chieftain’s Ball
See Sat 3.
Wednesday April 30
Dubai Says Business Breakfast
Join this networking group, where the CEO of Fund Advisers will speak about issues expats face. Register online in advance.
Free. 7.45am-9.15am. The Address Downtown Dubai, www.dubaisaysbusiness.com (no number).
Parenting Consultation Circle
Parents in crisis can get support from other families and parenting experts. Call to register your place.
Dhs680. 9.30am-11.30am. Ongoing. The Lighthouse Arabia, Villa 2, Jumeirah Beach Road, Umm Suqeim, www.lighthousearabia.com (04 380 9298).
Thursday May 1
Expat woman coffee morning
Meet women who are new to Dubai, and live in or around the Greens, Lakes, Springs, Meadows and Emirates Hills.
Free, not including coffee. 10am-noon. Ongoing. Tim Hortons Meadows Town Centre, Emirates Hills, www.expatwoman.com (no number).
Emirates Photography Club – a night with the stars
Learn how to shoot the sky at night. Snappers will need to bring wide angle lens, tripod, shutter release cables and intervalometer. Own transport required. RSVP online to attend.
Free. 10.30pm-6am. Meet at Emarat, Maliha Road, Sharjah, www.meetup.com/emiratesphotoclub (no number).
Friday poolside movie nights
Watch classic movie Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King under the stars at Emirates Golf Club.
Free. 7pm. Until May 30. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, www.dubaigolf.com (04 417 9999).
Book your tickets now for the Caledonian Society 2014
Chieftain’s Ball Dubai’s Scottish community gets together for this annual black tie event on Friday May 16. Book tickets for tables in advance and get your kilt on for an evening of fun.
Dhs475. Fri May 16, 7.30pm. The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, Dubai Marina, Al Sufouh, www.scotsindubai.com (no number).
Abstracting Arabic Letter forms
Discover the art of Arabic with the Khatt Foundation.
Email email@example.com to reserve a spot. Dhs150. 4pm-8pm. The Archive, Safa Park, Al Wasl Road, www.thearchive.ae (04 349 4033).
Introduction to NLP
Discover how NLP can transform your life. Register online in advance to attend.
Dhs100. 6.30pm-9.30pm. Al Wasl, near Safa Park (full location on registration), www.meetup.com/dubai-personal-devlopment (04 344 0115).
Personal and Business Skills group
Sharpen your leadership skills. Register online.
Dhs50. 7pm-10pm. The World Trade Club, Dubai World Trade Centre, www.meetup.com/free-basic-skills-courses-for-professional-beginners (no number).
SMCUU cultural breakfast
Enjoy an Emirati breakfast and discover local traditions. Book in advance to confirm attendance.
Dhs70 per person. 10am. Ongoing. Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, Al Fahidi District, www.cultures.ae (04 353 6666).
French films at Wafi
Watch a French language film courtesy of Alliance Française Dubai. This is the last of the open-air series. The movie Couleur de peau: Miel (Approved for Adoption) tells the story of filmmaker Jung Henin’s childhood.
Free. 8.30pm. Wafi Pyramids Rooftop Gardens, Oud Metha, www.afdubai.org (04 335 8712).
Get to know the Ranches Ladies’ group
Meet for coffee and discover more about this social group, which holds events in the area.
Annual membership Dhs50. 9.30am-noon. Ongoing. Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Arabian Ranches, www.arabianranchesladies.com (no number).