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 Join the Twitbook Club
See Sat 16

2 Take better pictures with the Emirates Photo Club
See Wed 13

3 Discover how to make smart financial investments
See Fri 15

4 Adopt a kitten from Friends of Animals
See Sat 16.

5 Have a business breakfast networking session
See Wed 13.

Wednesday 13

Emirates Photo Club coffee and critique
Learn how to make your photos stand out with this feedback session and pick up tips from fellow photographers. Bring two of your best shots on a USB. RSVP online to attend.
Free. 6.30pm. The Cribb, Street 15, Al Quoz 1, (04 319 7645).

Dubai Business Breakfast
Join this business networking group to meet other business-minded people, develop new ideas, and exchange information. RSVP online to attend.
Free. Breakfast is chargeable. 7.15am-9.45am. The Library Lounge, Radisson Blu, Dubai Media City, (no number).

Thursday 14

Painting at the Jam Jar
Discover your creative side at the JamJar this summer with ten per cent discounts on group painting sessions. Call to make a booking.
From Dhs100. Sun-Thu 10am-6pm. The JamJar, RKM Properties, Street 17a, Al Quoz 3, (04 341 7303).

Friday 15

How to use LinkedIn to boost your career
Come along to this networking session and find out how to make the most of your LinkedIn profile, attract employers and gain expert status. Confirm attendance online.
Dhs100. 5.30pm-9pm. Business Village, Deira, (no number).

Life breakthrough seminar
Learn how to make your investments work, and develop the habits of a millionaire with guidance and techniques from a top investor. This is a one-year course with seminars held twice a month.
Dhs24,000 for full course. 9.30am-4.30pm. Holiday Inn Hotel, Al Barsha, (055 268 7878).

Saturday 16

Weekly adoption days at Friends of Animals
Due to the increase in abandoned pets, Friends of Animals now hosts adoption days every Saturday. Potential adopters should bring ID or passport, be over 21 and bring a pet carrier. Free to attend.
The City Vet Clinic, Al Wasl Road, (04 388 3990).

Twitbook Club
If you want to rekindle your love of books join the Twitbook Club. The group meet up on the third Saturday of very month, and live tweet the meetings, so those who can’t make it are able to join in via Twitter.
Free. 11am. Coffeol Emaar Boulevard, Burj Boulevard Tower 1, Downtown Dubai,, @TwitBookClub (no number).

Sunday 17

Be a BookMunch reader
BookMunch weekly readings for children resume in September, and the family friendly cafe is looking for volunteers who can read in different languages. To get involved, email
Free. BookMunch Cafe, Al Wasl Square, (04 388 4006).

Monday 18

Get reading for the Booked Book Club
It’s time to start reading ahead of the next Booked meeting on August 30. The group will be discussing We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo. There are only ten spaces available so email to join.
Free. Noon. The Magazine Shop, Dubai Media City, (04 457 4283).

Tuesday 19

Visit Jumeirah Mosque
Visit the one of the few mosques in Dubai which is open to the public for visitors and non-muslims to learn about Islam. Visitors must dress modestly. Reservations are not necessary but arrive at the entrance before 9.45am.
Dhs10 per person. Sat-Thu 9.45am. Ongoing. Jumeirah Mosque, Jumierah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1, (04 353 6666).

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