Events around town this week

Meet-up groups, community gatherings and more ways to make new friends in Dubai

Area Guides
Our picks of the week

1 Be inspired at BOLDtalks Woman 2014
See Sat 31.

2 Buy ethical goods at Marketeerzz Artisan Sale
See Fri 30.

3 Find out about fertility treatments at Bourn Hall
See Sat 31.

4 Bring home a pet, care of 38 Smiles
See Fri 30.

5 Listen to retro tunes on vinyl at the Magazine Shop
See Tue 3.

Wednesday 28

Celebrate a ‘true hero’
If you know someone who works tirelessly caring for others, nominate them for the Panadol True Hero Campaign.
Free. Nominations close June 6, (no number).

Idea Olympics
Attend this workshop and develop your business ideas. Register online to attend.
From Dhs532. Wed 2pm-8pm. Ongoing. The Cribb, Al Quoz, (04 319 7645).

Marché d’été: Dubai ladies’ bazaar with Alliance Française
Bag a thrifty bargain at this summer bazaar.
Free. 8.30am-5.30pm. Alliance Française, Street 18, Oud Metha, (04 335 8712).

Thursday 29

Mortgage and real estate seminar
Find out how to navigate the mortgage market. Register online to attend.
Free. 7pm-10pm. Momo by Almaz, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, (no number).

Second-hand book sale
Peruse a wide selection of pre-owned books at this event.
Free. 9am-5pm. Alliance Française, Oud Metha, (04 335 8712).

Friday 30

38 Smiles pet adoption day
Make a furry friend part of your family. Adopters should bring a pet carrier and ID.
Free. 10am-3pm. Vienna Veterinary Clinic, Umm Suqeim 2, (04 388 3827).

Friday poolside movie nights
Enjoy the final poolside movie night with screenings of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, followed by Anaconda.
Free. 7pm. Until May 30. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, (04 417 9999).

Marketeerzz Artisan Sale
Designers that work with recycled and ethical materials can sell their creations at this event.
To take part, email Free. Fri 2pm-9pm, Sat noon-9pm. Jumeirah Town Centre, Umm Suqeim, (050 651 6107).

Saturday 31

BOLDtalks Woman 2014
This event focusses on the rights and lives of women worldwide, looking at their challenges and seeking solutions. Tickets available online.
Dhs200. 10am-4pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, (04 441 6216).

Free fertility seminars with Bourn Hall Dubai
Attend this seminar to find out about your fertility and available treatments. Register online.
Free. 1pm. Bourn Hall Clinic, Jumeirah 1, (800 483).

Sunday June 1

What’s working now financial trading network
Meet other stockbrokers and finance enthusiasts to discuss trading techniques. RSVP online to attend.
Free. 5pm. Gold Crest Executive Tower, Cluster C, JLT, (no number).

Monday 2

Learn to play African djembe drums
Bash the stress out after a long day and have fun in the process at this African drumming group class. Call ahead to enroll.
Dhs50 per session. Mon 7.30pm-8.30pm. Ongoing. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, (056 744 2129).

Tuesday 3

Vinyl Tuesdays
Enjoy wraps and records at this creative café. Bring your own vinyl or check out the shop’s own collection.
Free. Tue noon-3pm. Ongoing. The Magazine Shop, Dubai Media City, (04 457 4283).

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