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 Parade your moggie at the International Cat Show
See Fri 7.

2 Share your photos at the Emirates Photo Club
See Wed 5.

3 Make your own bunting at reMADE DXB
See Sun 9.

4 Share your inspirations in 20 seconds at PechaKucha
See Fri 7.

5 Watch films in the park at The Archive
See Mon 10.

Wednesday 5

Emirates Photo Club coffee and critique
This regular critique session helps amateur photographers develop their skills by sharing feedback in a laid back environment. Bring two photos on a USB stick.
Free. 6.30pm. Creative Centre Studio, Al Quoz, (no number).

Thursday 6

Marketeerzz at Jumeirah Town Centre
Check out this creative market where shoppers can pick up handmade goods, sign up for a creative writing course and get life coaching all under one roof.
Free. Thu-Sat 10am-10pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Town Centre, Jumeirah Beach Road, (050 770 6711).

Friday 7

PechaKucha Night Dubai
The creative networking night comes to Dubai, giving designers, artists, architects and anyone with an inspiring story an opportunity to share their experience using the PechaKucha format of 20 slides in 20 seconds.
Free. 6.30pm-9.30pm. The Archive, Safa Park, Al Wasl Road, (04 349 4033).

The International Cat Show
Think you have the fairest feline in Dubai? Then register your cute cat for the tenth International Cat Show. The animals will be judged by breed and owners can enjoy a day of cat-loving fun, with shops for kitty charms, collars, accessories, food and services all on hand. To register email Dhs250 (including show cage, cat litter, tray, water, and cat food).
Until November 8. 9am-7pm. Rugby Park, Dubai Sports City, (no number).

Friday Poolside Movie Nights
Enjoy a laid-back movie night at Emirates Golf Club. The evening begins with family movie Monsters Inc 2, followed by the classic Tom Hanks hit Forrest Gump.
Free. 6.30pm. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, (04 417 9999).

Saturday 8

Chinese Arabia
Learn Mandarin Chinese with professional native teachers. There are also sessions for business Chinese and understanding Chinese business etiquette.
Free for first trial on Saturdays only. 2.30pm. Regular classes from Dhs80 per hour. Daily 9am-9pm. Ongoing. 1302 Millennium Plaza Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, (04 352 9188).

ExpatWoman Festive Family Fair
Christmas-lovers can get their festive fix at this family day out. Get clothing and vintage accessories as gifts to fill stockings and the kids can meet Santa. Finish the afternoon with a ladies polo match.
Free. 10.30am-4.30pm. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches, (no number).

Sunday 9

Make your own bunting
Learn how to create your own brightly coloured fabric decorations in this evening course.
Dhs200. 6.30pm-9.30pm. reMADE DXB, Objects & Elements, Al Quoz, (055 615 5711).

Enjoy classic films at Wafi
Grab a bean bag and watch romantic comedy It’s Complicated starring Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, and Alec Baldwin.
Free. 8pm. Wafi Pyramids Rooftop Gardens, Oud Metha, (04 3244 100).

Monday 10

Outdoor film screening at Safa Park
This is your last chance to attend this movie night in the park. Bring your picnic blanket and enjoy the free screening.
Check online for programme details. Free. 7pm. Safa Park, Al Wasl Road, (04 349 4033).

Tuesday 11

Entrepreneurs lunch at Impact Hub Enjoy a healthy meal, share ideas and network within a creative space with like-minded individuals.
Dhs30. 1pm-2pm. Ongoing. Impact Hub, Saaha Offices (Old Town Island), Downtown Dubai, (04 375 4444).

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