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 Get crafty and sew your own skirts
See Thu 21

2 Learn the ins and outs of employment law
See Wed 20

3 Spread the love on ‘Catch a Smile’ Day
See Mon 25

4 Get the most out of your camera
See Sat 23.

5 Volunteer to read for kids
See Sun 24.

Wednesday 20

Employment seminar
Small business owners and HR managers can attend this presentation on the legal aspect of employment in Dubai. Find out how the UAE Labour Laws affect you and your business. The session will cover the most common pitfalls and how to protect your interests. Register online to attend.
Dhs300. 8am. Office 1806, Reef Tower, Cluster O, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, www.meetup.com/dubai-seminars-on-various-legal-aspects (no number).

Thursday 21

Make your own skirts with reMade DXB
Get creative and learn how to make cute summer skirts from scratch with this arts and crafts group. All materials provided.
To confirm attendance email hello@remadedxb.com. Dhs200. 10am-1pm. The Sewing Parlour, reMade DXB, 19 Street, Al Quoz 3, www.remadedxb.com (055 615 5711).

Painting at thejamjar
Discover your creative side at thejamjar this summer with ten percent discounts on group painting sessions. Call to make a booking.
From Dhs100. Sun-Thu 10am-6pm. thejamjar, RKM Properties, Street 17a, Al Quoz 3, www.thejamjardubai.com (04 341 7303).

Friday 22

Friday morning Kriya Sadhana
Discover how to de-stress and detox your life with this meditative session.
RSVP online to attend. Free. 7am. Location disclosed upon registration. www.meetup.com/kevala-dubai-meetup-group (no number).

Saturday 23

Photography training and workshop
Passionate photographers can learn new techniques and develop their skills on this two-week course. Snappers will learn how to use their cameras in full manual mode. Call to book your space.
Dhs1,200 (group discounts available). Sat-Mon 6pm-9pm. Until September 1. Studio Attitude, 6th Street Al Quoz, www.meetup.com/emiratesphotoclub (04 338 4114).

Sunday 24

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

Monday 25

Catch a Smile Day
‘Catch a Smile’ is a new campaign by Clowns Who Care, using social media to connect people around the world to brighten up the days of others. To get involved, join the Facebook group and invite your friends from all over the world to perform a random act of kindness towards a stranger.
www.facebook.com/clownswhocare (050 927 3621).

Happy Hour at Illuminations
Enjoy a spiritual happy hour at this wellness centre. Here you can meet wellness professionals who are dedicated to helping you improve your mind, body, and soul.
Free. Mon 4pm-6pm. Ongoing. Illuminations Wellbeing Centre, 409 Fortune Executive Towers, Cluster T, Jumierah Lakes Towers, www.illuminationsworld.com (04 448 7043).

Tuesday 26

Visit Jumeirah Mosque
Visit one of the few mosques in Dubai that is open to the public for visitors and non-Muslims to learn about Islamic traditions and culture. 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, www.cultures.ae (04 353 6666).

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