11 best community events in Dubai this week

Networking, film screenings, festive markets and more things to do

Area Guides
Our picks of the week

1 Watch an independent film at The Scene Club
See Wed 19.

2 Have a business lunch at Impact Hub
See Tue 25.

3 Get photos critiqued at Emirates Photography Club
See Wed 19.

4 Make your own kimono at reMADE DXB
See Thu 20.

5 Attend a documentary screening at A4 Space
See Sun 23.

Wednesday 19

Coffee and critique with the Emirates Photography Club
Have professional photographers cast their eye over your snaps. Get feedback and advice on how to improve.
Free. 6.30pm. Creative Center Studio, Street 4, Al Quoz, www.meetup.com/emiratesphotoclub (no number).

Watch La fleur de l’âge at The Scene Club
Register online to join Dubai’s independent film club and catch a screening of La fleur de l’âge. This French film with English subtitles tells the story of a 63-year-old TV producer and his elderly father who are both intent on living life to the full.
Sign up online for tickets. Free. Wed-Thu 7pm. Conference Centre, Dubai Knowledge Village, www.thesceneclub.com (04 391 0051).

Thursday 20

Attend a networking evening with GCC Business Council
Meet fellow business people at this evening event. This popular group meets to share ideas and expertise. Email Info@gccbusiness.org to attend.
Free. 8pm-midnight. The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.gccbusiness.org (056 282 9500).

Learn how to make a kimono with reMADE DXB
Sign up for this three-part course and discover how you can make a cool, fashionable kimono.
Dhs600 per person (including fabric and equipment). 9.30am-12.30pm. Until December 4. reMADE DXB, Objects& Elements, Al Quoz, www.remadedxb.com (050 227 4432).

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.
Email info@marketeerzz.com for details. Free to attend. Thu-Sat 10am-10pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Town Centre, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.towncentrejumeirah.com (050 770 6711).

Friday 21

Casual Jam at Classic Rock Coffee
Singers, songwriters and musicians are invited to join this meet-up, giving creatives the opportunity to socialise, jam and scout new bandmates. RSVP online to attend.
Free. 7pm. Classic Rock Coffee, Dubai Healthcare City, www.meetup.com/singer-songwriters-club (no number).

Saturday 22

Festive Fayre at Dubai English Speaking College
Join in the seasonal festivities at this family day out. Purchase gifts for your loved ones and stock up on decorations while the kids meet Santa in the grotto.
Free. 1pm-5pm. DESC, Academic City, www.descdubai.com (04 360 4866).

Sunday 23

Gulf Photo Plus Movie Night at A4
Space Watch a screening of the documentary Everybody Street by Cheryl Dunn. The film illuminates the lives and work of New York’s iconic street photographers and the city that has inspired them.
Free. 7.30pm. A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, www.alserkalavenue.ae (no number).

Check out Sameness Project’s mini film festival
Community-minded independent films exploring sameness and equality will give film fans a feast for the eyes as well as food for the soul.
Free. Sun and Tue 7pm. Until December 20. The Archive, Al Wasl Road and A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, www.thesamenessproject.com (055 220 6727).

Monday 24

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

Tuesday 25

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, www.impacthub.ae (04 375 4444).

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