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 Head to Al Quoz to watch cinema screenings.
See Wed 9

2 Learn to live a more positive life
See Thu 10.

3 Attend an iftar in support of children in Palestine
See Fri 11

4 Support the UAE Water Aid Campaign
See Wed 9.

5 Get free Arabic classes at the Eton Institute
See Sun 13.

Wednesday 9

Donate to UAE Water Aid
Back this Ramadan initiative, which aims to provide clean water for five million people around the world.
To make a donation text ‘water’ to the following numbers: 8025 to donate Dhs25; 8075 to donate Dhs75; 8150 to donate Dhs150; 8250 to donate Dh250; 8500 to donate Dhs500.

Pop up cinema in Al Quoz
Check out indie and vintage flicks at the Third Line Gallery. This week’s showing is Japanese drama Like Father Like Son. The film has English subtitles.
Free. 9pm. Until July 16. The Third Line, Al Quoz, www.thethirdline.com (04 341 1367).

Share ‘A Touch Of Love’ this Ramadan
Donate unwanted clothes during the Holy Month. Set up by Omo and Comfort, collected items will be distributed by Emirates Red Crescent to refugee camps around the region. Look out for booths in Mirdif City Centre, Mall of the Emirates, Deira City Centre, and Lamcy Plaza. Alternatively, you can call 055 383 8434 to arrange collection from your home.
Until July 22, www.facebook.com/comfortzonearabia (055 383 8434).

Thursday 10

Understand the power of positivity
Learn how to develop and maintain a positive mental attitude. RSVP online to attend.
Free. 7pm. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, www.meetup.com/happiness-lies-within (no number).

Friday 11

Support the Dubai Cares 2014 Ramadan campaign
Visit the interactive stand at The Dubai Mall, where you can help to build a classroom through donations. A new brick will be added to the school every time a Dhs50 donation is made.
Until July 19. The Dubai Mall. www.dubaicares.ae (04 450 4550).

Palestine Children’s Relief Fund annual fund-raising iftar
Attend this charitable Iftar to support the urgent medical needs of Arab children throughout the Middle East.
Email UAE-Admin@pcrf.net for tickets. Dhs300 per person. 6.30pm. Dubai Emirates Ballroom, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.pcrf.net (050 559 5804).

Saturday 12

Free film screening at The jamjar
In readiness for the FIFA World Cup final watch this screening of The Cup, directed by Khyentse Norbu. The film is set in India where football fever erupts in a serene monastery.
Free. 8.30pm-10.30pm. The jamjar, Al Quoz, www.facebook.com/locomotionuae (no number).

Sunday 13

Learn Arabic for free at the Eton Institute
This course is gives beginners a basic understanding of Arabic.
Book in advance. Free. Sun,Tue,Thu 3.30pm-5pm. Until July 24. Eton Institute, Knowledge Village, Al Sufouh, www.etoninstitute.com (800 3866).

Pitching Championship at The Cribb
Budding entrepreneurs can pitch their technology ideas at this marathon event and the best will be launched within 120 days. Register your team online.
Free. 9am-3am. The Cribb, Al Quoz, www.meetup.com/atthecribb (04 319 7645).

Monday 14

Get your Ramadan cards at Al Noor
Send greetings cards made by the students at Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs. Call to purchase.
Dhs3.50-Dhs6 each. Until Eid. Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs, Al Barsha, www.alnoorspneeds.ae (04 340 4844).

Tuesday 15

Brownbook poetry readings at Vogue Café
Brownbook will be hosting poetry readings on Tuesday evenings. Iftar and suhoor will also be available to enjoy.
Free. 8.30pm. Every Tuesday until July 22. Vogue Café, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.levelshoedistrict.com (04 457 4287).

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