This week’s community to-do list

An ideal itinerary – as selected by our editors every week

Area Guides
Our picks of the week

1 Shop for books at the Ductac literary festival
See Sat 15.

2 Have a coffee morning with ExpatWoman at Costa
See Mon 17.

3 Help save rhinos at the Rhino Revolution Ball
See Fri 14.

4 Rebrand yourself at The Archive
See Sun 16.

5 Watch films under the stars at Wafi
See Sun 16.

Wednesday 12

Dubai Business Breakfast networking evening
Grab your business cards and network with other opportunity seekers. The event will feature a presentation from a senior figure in business, followed by a Q&A. RSVP online to attend.
Free. 7.15pm-9.45pm. The Library Lounge, Radisson Blu Dubai Media City, (no number).

Tie-dye workshop at The Archive
Learn the various techniques of tie-dye and create funky multi-coloured designs.
Email to sign up. Dhs110 (including all materials). 5pm. The Archive, Safa Park, Al Wasl Road, (04 349 4033).

Thursday 13

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. Artists are also welcome to apply for a stall to sell their work too.
Email for details. Free to attend. From Dhs250 for a one day vendor’s pitch. Thu-Sat 10am-10pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Town Centre, Jumeirah Beach Road, (050 770 6711).

Friday 14

Friday Poolside Movie Nights
Enjoy a laid-back movie night at Emirates Golf Club. The evening begins with hit Disney musical Frozen, followed by Gravity starring Sandra Bullock.
Free. 6.30pm. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, (04 417 9999).

Special Needs Future Development Center fair
Head to this family day out and support the work of the special needs centre. Take part in games, competitions and magic shows all day.
Free entry. 1pm-11pm. Dubai International Marine Club, Al Sufouh Road, (04 334 9818).

Rhino Revolution Ball
Attend this gala dinner to launch the Rhino Revolution Orphanage, an organisation that cares for rhino calves that have been left orphaned by poachers in South Africa. The event will include a full buffet dinner, entertainment from The Abu Dhabi Big Band and guest speaker, journalist Julian Radameyer, will also be in attendance. To attend email
Dhs500. 8pm. Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club, opposite Arabian Ranches, (no number).

Saturday 15

Have a Word literary festival at Ductac
A one-day festival of the spoken and written word. The event will offer visitors a chance check out poetry recitals, live music and buy second-hand books, arts and craft items.
Free. Noon-7pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, (04 341 4777).

Sunday 16

Building your personal brand at The Archive
Attend this social talk to explore the idea of personal branding and discuss how social media has created an opportunity to manage your own personal brand.
Free. 6.15pm-7.30pm. The Archive, Safa Park, Al Wasl Road, (04 349 4033).

Enjoy classic films at Wafi
Grab a bean bag and watch comedy Bridesmaids starring Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumola.
Free. 8pm. Wafi Pyramids Rooftop Gardens, Oud Metha, (04 3244 100).

Monday 17

ExpatWoman Coffee morning
Come along to this casual meet-up and mingle with other women who are new to the city. No need to register, just turn up.
Free. 10am-noon. Costa Coffee, Marina Promenade, Dubai Marina, (no number).

Tuesday 18

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).

Sunrise sessions are back at At The Top

Celebrate Opera Gallery Dubai’s tenth anniversary with Urban Poetry

DIFC’s gallery to bring a stand-out street art exhibition

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Ahlan rolls out lounge and meet and greet discounts


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