Community events in Dubai this week

Networking, fundraising, social events and more things to do this week

Area Guides
Our picks of the week

1 Volunteer at Senses
See Sat 18.

2 Enjoy Freshly Ground Sounds at Dubai Garden Centre
See Mon 20.

3 Buy books at the Pink Book Sale
See Fri 17.

4 Watch The Breakfast Club at The Magazine Shop
See Wed 15.

5 Become a helper at RDAD
See Fri 17.

Wednesday 15

Dubai Business Breakfast Evening Networking Event
Join this business networking group where members exchange business information.
RSVP online to attend. Free. Food and beverage is chargeable. 7.15pm. The Library Lounge, Radisson Blu Dubai Media City, (no number).

The Magazine Shop
Cult Movie Night: The Breakfast Club Pop into the cultural hub for a series of movie nights and enjoy ’80s classic The Breakfast Club, starring Emilio Estevez.
Free. 7pm-9pm. The Magazine Shop, Dubai Media City, (04 457 4283).

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Free. 11.30am-12.30am. GITEX Dubai Internet City Pavilion, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, (no number).

Thursday 16

Sew Pink
Join a 36-hour sewing marathon in support of Breast Friends. For 12 hours each day, volunteers will work together in production lines to produce mastectomy cushions and bags for patients recovering from breast surgery. Even if you can’t sew, volunteers are needed to help with cutting and stuffing. Sign up online to be a part of it.
Free. 10am-10pm. Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai Marina, (04 342 2237).

Friday 17

The Al Tamimi Stables Family
Fun Day Experience two days of live entertainment and delicious food at the 30-acre petting farm. The event aims to raise funds for the Children of the Mountain charity.
Dhs250 per family (two adults and three children aged three to 15), Dhs85 per adult, Dhs45 per child. Until October 18. 9am-6pm. Al Tamimi Stables, Al Zubair, Sharjah, (06 743 1122).

The Pink Book Sale
Get your hands on second-hand books at this sale. All proceeds go to Safe & Sound Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.
Free. 10am-10pm. BurJuman, Bur Dubai, (04 352 0222).

Volunteer training weekend for RDAD
Riding for the Disabled Association of Dubai needs committed volunteers to assist as horse leaders during its therapeutic riding lessons. Come along to the training sessions to find out what’s required. Email, to confirm your attendance.
Free. 8.30am-11.30am. Until Saturday October 18. Desert Palm, Al Awir Road, (no number).

Saturday 18

Learn modern standard Arabic at Iqra’a Arabic Centre
Enrol onto one of three new classes with an introduction to writing and reading. There’s also a new Emirati dialect conversational class.
From Dhs1,140 for an eight-week course. Sat 9am-1pm, Sun and Tue 10am-noon and 6.30pm-8.30pm. Iqra’a Arabic Language Centre, Sunset Mall, Jumeirah 3, (04 388 1155).

Volunteer to lend a hand at Senses
This home for children with special needs requires volunteers to help with domestic chores on a biweekly basis. Sign up online to get involved.
Free. 2pm-5pm. Senses Residential Care Home, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah, (no number).

Sunday 19

Enjoy classic films al fresco
Movies Under the Stars returns. Grab a bean bag and watch The Five-Year Engagement starring Emily Blunt and Jason Segel.
Free. 8pm. Wafi Pyramids Rooftop Gardens, Oud Metha, (04 3244 100).

Monday 20

Digital marketing networking event
If you want to expose your products to a wider market, attend this evening hosted by Hamza Nasir, director of strategic relations at LiveAdmins.
RSVP Online. Free. 7pm-9pm. Grosvenor Business Tower, TECOM, (no number).

Tuesday 21

Ikebana at The Archive
Learn the art of Japanese flower arranging at this weekly class. Email to enrol.
Dhs1,600. 5pm-8pm. Until December 9. The Archive, Safa Park, Al Wasl Road, (04 349 4033).

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