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 Turn your donations into a day of fun at Wild Wadi
See Mon 21.

2 Enjoy the last screening at The Third Line Gallery
See Wed 16.

3 Attend an intimate poetry evening at Vogue Café
See Tue 22.

4 Support the UAE Water Aid Campaign
See Wed 16.

5 Get reading and join the Bibliophiles
See Sat 19.

Wednesday 16

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 independent world cinema at the Third Line Gallery. The final screening is Pather Panchali, a drama about a poor Brahmin family in early years of the century in Bengal. The film is in Bengali with English subtitles.
Free. 9pm. 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 17

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).

Friday 18

See Islamic art at The Dubai Mall
Each atrium of the mall will be adorned with cultural artworks during Ramadan. Be sure to take a look at Emirati artist Mattar Bin Lahej’s Encyclopaedia in the Waterfall Atrium, a sculpture created with stainless steel circles, each designed to provide information on the Holy Month.
Free. Daily 10am-1am. Until July 29. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.thedubaimall.com (800 382 246 255).

Saturday 19

Bibliophiles Dubai Book Club
Join this monthly book club to discuss a variety of great novels and socialise with other book lovers. This month’s book is Mort by Terry Pratchett. An excellent choice for sci-fi enthusiasts and literature-lovers. To attend, read the book and RSVP online.
Dhs30 annual membership fee. 7pm. BookMunch Café, Al Wasl Road, www.meetup.com/bibliophiles-dubai-book-club (no number).

Sunday 20

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).

Monday 21

Donate your unwanted clothes at Wild Wadi Waterpark and ride for free
Donate three items of clothing and enjoy free entry to the waterpark. Donations will support Beit Al Kheir Society, which provides assistance to underprivileged families in the UAE.
Free. Mon 3pm-7pm. Until July 27. Wild Wadi Waterpark, Jumeirah Road, www.jumeirah.com (04 348 4444).

Tuesday 22

Brownbook poetry readings at Vogue Café
Brownbook will be hosting the last in its series of Ramadan poetry nights. Iftar and suhoor will also be available to enjoy.
Free. 8.30pm. Vogue Café, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.levelshoedistrict.com (04 457 4287).

Manifestation Meditation
Connect with your intuition and learn how to become a more positive person. Call to reserve a spot.
Dhs20. 5pm. Cosmic Healing Centre, 402, Montana Building, Karama, www.meetup.com/dubai-meditation-group (04 357 6676).

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