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 Explore scientific thoughts and theories
See Sat 30.

2 Join a musical jam session
See Fri 29.

3 See how Instagram can better your business
See Mon Sep 1.

4 Join the book club at The Magazine Shop
See Sat 30.

5 Volunteer to distribute water to workers
See Sat 30.

Wednesday 27

Dubai Business Breakfast
Entrepreneurs can network over breakfast at this meet up. There will be a 20-minute presentation followed by a Q&A session.
Free. 7.15am-8.45am. Library Lounge, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City, www.meetup.com/dubai-business-breakfast (no number).

Emirates Photography Club coffee and critique
Want to be a better photographer? Come along to this feedback session to have your shots critiqued by experts. Bring two of your best images on a USB stick.
Free. 6.30pm. Creative Centre Studio, 4th Street, Al Quoz, www.meetup.com/emiratesphotoclub (no number).

Thursday 28

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. Until August 31. thejamjar, Street 17a, Al Quoz 3, www.thejamjardubai.com (04 341 7303).

Friday 29

Breakthrough You
Enjoy an evening of original music, poetry, dance and comedy. The night will showcase well known performers and undiscovered talents. RSVP online to attend.
Dhs50. 8pm-10pm. Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, www.courtyardplayhouse.com (052 779 0077).

Singer-songwriters jam session
Musicians of all sorts are invited to get together for this unique jam session. Bring your instruments and voices for a musical mingle. To attend sign up online.
Free. 7pm-11pm. Central Business District, International City, www.meetup.com/singer-songwriters-club (no number).

Saturday 30

Water for Workers
Join the Sameness Project and help hand out bottles of water to Dubai’s labourers. Volunteers will be given boxes of water and an area to cover.
Email fiona@thesamenessproject.com to get involved. Free. 10am. Emirates International School, Al Thanya Road, Umm Suqeim 3, www.thesamenessproject.com (055 220 6727).

Café Scientifique
Curious minds can join Café Scientifique to discuss the big scientific questions such as what’s inside a black hole, and how will the universe end. If you want to work your grey matter, come and join the debate. Free. 5pm-6.30pm. Biorganic Cafe, TECOM, www.cafescidubai.com (no number).

Booked Book Club
Meet other book-lovers and discuss We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo.
To attend email sarah@booked-events.com. Free. Noon. The Magazine Shop, Dubai Media City, www.booked-events.com (no number).

Sunday 31

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 September 1

Business on Instagram
Discover how Instagram can help your business. The session will include a guest speaker and networking. RSVP online to attend.
Free. 12.45pm-2.30pm. Building 3, Thuraya Hall, Dubai Internet City, www.meetup.com/dubai-internet-city-events (no number).

Tuesday 2

Visit Jumeirah Mosque
Visit one of the few mosques in Dubai that is open to the public for visitors and non-Muslims. 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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