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 Have a speak date with Eton Institute
See Wed 3.

2 Attend a business networking event
See Tue 9.

3 Check out the Flea Market
See Fri 5.

4 Dance with a pop star
See Sat 6.

5 Discover how to use NLP
See Sun 7.

Wednesday 3

Speak Dating with Eton Institute
Learn a new language in a fun and sociable way. Certified instructors will be on hand to teach basic phrases of popular languages such as Spanish, Italian and German, and attendees will share their knowledge of their own language. Attendees will also receive a Dhs200 voucher from Eton Institute to be used for any group language course. Register online to attend.
Free. 6pm-8pm. Lounge Café Italiano, Arenco Tower, Dubai Media City, www.etoninstitute.com (04 4386 800).

Thursday 4

Gaucho cinema nights
Book now to attend the vintage cinema nights at Gaucho. Enjoy complimentary popcorn, a themed menu and a screening of Marilyn Monroe’s classic Some Like it Hot on Monday September 15 .
Email ellie.pasterfield@gauchorestaurants.com to attend. Free. 7.30pm. Gaucho Dubai, DIFC, www.facebook.com/gauchodubai (04 422 7898).

Friday 5

UAE Board games group
Meet new people and play fun sociable games with this group of board game enthusiasts. Games are provided but feel free to bring your own selection too – just be ready to teach the group how to play.
RSVP online to attend. Free. Noon-8pm. Al Arab Restaurant, Uptown Mirdif, www.meetup.com/uae-wargames-boardgames-group (no number).

Flea Market at Safa Park
Hunt down bargains and rummage through pre-owned bric-a-brac, home appliances, furniture, textiles, ceramics, electronics, toys, clothes, antiques, accessories, DVDs and more.
Dhs3 for entry to the park. 7pm-11pm. Safa Park, Al Wasl Road, www.dubai-fleamarket.com (no number).

Saturday 6

Dance with Lisa Scott-Lee from Steps at the launch of Dubai Performing Arts Academy
Bring your kids for a free trial at what is being dubbed the Middle East’s first performing arts academy. The pop star will be teaching kids aged four to 18 dancing, singing and drama. Sign up on the day and receive a ten percent discount on the first term.
Free. 11am-2pm. Fitness First, The Lakes, Emirates Hills, www.dubaiperformingarts.com (04 424 5195).

Bibliophile
This regular book club will be discussing Christine Falls by Benjamin Black. The group is open to newcomers, just RSVP online and read the book.
Free. 7pm. BookMunch Café, Al Wasl Road, www.meetup.com/bibliophiles-dubai-book-club (no number).

Sunday 7

ABC of NLP
Try a free session of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and find out how this method of communicating and influencing can enhance your personal and professional life.
To attend, email info@transformist.com. Free. 6.30pm-9.30pm. Al Wasl, full address details disclosed on registration. www.meetup.com/dubai-personal-devlopment (04 344 0115).

Monday 8

Rendez-vous Cinema
Francophone film-lovers can watch L’enfant d’en haut at Alliance Française. The film is about a boy who steals from rich guests at a Swiss ski resort to support his sister.
Free. 8pm. Alliance Française, Oud Metha, www.afdubai.org (04 335 8712).

Register your team for the K9 Quiz Night
Get your team of four signed up for this charitable quiz on Wednesday September 10. The event aims to support K9 Friends animal organisation.
To take part email quarterlyquiz@itp.com. Free. 7.30pm. McGettigan’s, Cluster J , Jumeirah Lakes Towers, www.k9friends.com (04 887 8739).

Tuesday 9

GCC Speed Networking
Attend this business networking event to meet like minded people, discuss how to become better business networkers and achieve desired results.
RSVP online to attend. Dhs100 for non-paid GCCBC members, Dhs30 for members and their first-time guests. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Capital Club, DIFC, www.meetup.com/gcc-business-council-dubai (no number).

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