Events around town this week

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

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Our picks of the week

1 Watch a chess championships
See Mon 16.

2 Adopt a pet
See Fri 13.

3 Give water to workers with the sameness project
See Sat 14.

4 Discover karma and its effect on your life
See Thu 12.

5 Ladies, get your CV revamped for free
See Sat 14.

Wednesday 11

Deehubs Pre-demo day launch event
Find out how digital social billboards can help your start-up business develop.
Free. 7pm-9pm. The Cribb, Al Quoz, www.meetup.com/atthecribb (04 319 7645).

Idea Olympics
A one-day workshop that helps managers and entrepreneurs develop innovative business ideas. Register online to attend.
Dhs588. Wed 2pm-8pm. Ongoing. The Cribb, Al Quoz, www.meetup.com/atthecribb (04 319 7645).

Thursday 12

Learn the laws of karma
Become a karma chameleon and see how the law of reciprocal action can transform your life.
Free. 7.30pm-9.30pm. The Pavilion Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, www.meetup.com/happiness-lies-within (no number).

Friday 13

38 Smiles pet adoption day
This animal rescue group is holding an adoption day, so if you’re thinking of owning a pet come along and give a loving home to one of Dubai’s many strays. You must be over 21 and should bring ID and a cat carrier.
Free, charitable donations welcome. 10am-3pm.Vienna Vets, Al Thanya Street, Umm Suqeim, www.38smiles.com (04 388 3827).

Saturday 14

Water for Workers
Join the sameness project for a morning of hot, sweaty and heartfelt fun, where volunteers show their gratitude to Dubai’s manual workers by handing out bottles of cold water and a ‘thank you’ handkerchief. To get involved all you need is a car to pick up the water and the team will tell you where to go. Register online.
Free. 10am-11am. Emirates International School Al Thanya, www.thesamenessproject.com/sign-up-for-water-for-workers (055 220 6727).

CV workshop for ladies with Dubai Ladies Social Group
If you’re job hunting or new to Dubai and need to get your CV up to scratch, sign up for this ladies-only feedback session. The event will cover CV terminology, tagging systems and mock interviews. RSVP online to confirm attendance as spaces are limited.
Free. 4pm-6.30pm. Location disclosed on registration, www.meetup.com/Dubai-Ladies-Social-Group (no number).

Sunday 15

Find out about fertility at Bourn Hall Dubai
Couples with fertility issues are invited to attend this free seminar. The next seminar is on Wednesday June 18.
Free. 7pm. Bourn Hall Clinic, Jumeirah 1, www.bournehall-clinic.ae (800 483).

Monday 16

FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships 2014
Check out five days of quick- thinking, strategic chess-playing from the world’s best players. Participants come from 47 countries.
Free to spectate. Mon June 16-Fri June 20 3pm-8pm. Dubai Culture and Chess Club, Al Mamzar, www.dubaichess.ae (04 296 6664).

Soul reading and healing session
Allow ‘reader’ Tara Love Perry to help you improve your spiritual, mental and physical wellbeing. Register for an appointment online.
Dhs500 per hour. 11am-8pm Until June 19. The Miracles Center, Icon Tower, TECOM, www.meetup.com/dubai-psychic-healer-spiritual-teacher-tara-love-perry (no number).

Tuesday 17

Ranches ladies’ coffee morning
These weekly events are an ideal opportunity to find out about this women’s social group. If you are thinking of attending this gathering, email your details in advance to ranches.ladies@gmail.com.
Dhs50. Tue 9am-noon. Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Arabian Ranches, www.arabianranchesladies.com (no number).

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