11 community events in Dubai this week

Mindfulness mornings, kilim weaving, film screenings and more

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Our picks of the week

1 Make your goals stick with Tandem Consultancy
See Fri 16.

2 Enjoy cultural movies at the Reel Palestine Film Festival
See Sat 17.

3 Get feedback on your snaps at Emirates Photo Club
See Wed 14.

4 Watch French-language films at Wafi
See Wed 14.

5 Reserve a place at the Al Noor Ladies Luncheon
See Fri 16.

Wednesday 14

Watch Giraffada with Alliance Française
Dubai As part of its monthly outdoor film programme, the organisation is showing this drama about a zookeeper and his son’s quest to find a partner for the last giraffe in a Palestinian zoo.
Free. 8.30pm. Wafi Seville’s Terrace, Wafi, Oud Metha. www.afdubai.org (04 335 8712).

Emirates Photo Club coffee and critique session
Hobbyist photographers can get feedback from fellow creatives. To have your work critiqued, bring your best two shots on a USB stick.
Free. 6.30pm. Creative Center Studio, 4th Street, Al Quoz, www.meetup.com/emiratesphotoclub (no number).

Watch the classic movie
Gone With the Wind Fans, and those discovering the epic Civil War drama for the first time can revel in the joy of seeing it on the big screen. Dhs50 (standard), Dhs120 (Vox Gold). Mon, Wed and Fri 7.30pm-11.30pm with a ten-minute intermission.
Until January 16. Vox Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha; Mercato Mall, Jumeirah and Mirdif City Centre, www.voxcinemas.com (600 599 905).

Thursday 15

LifeWorks mindfulness morning workshops
Learn to live in the present and how to tune into what is happening in your mind. Call in advance to book your place.
Dhs1,000 (four-week course). Thu 9am-11am. Until January 29. LifeWorks Personal Development Training Centre, Umm Suqeim, www.counsellingdubai.com (04 394 2464).

Kilim weaving at The Archive
Learn the traditional techniques of weaving kilims, pile rugs and flat tapestries. Participants will create their own 20cm by 20cm kilim to keep. For more information and to book your place email mady_soltani@hotmail.co.uk.
Dhs1,800. 9.30am-12.30pm. Until February 26. The Archive, Safa Park, Al Wasl Road, www.thearchive.ae (04 349 4033).

Friday 16

Book tickets in advance for the Al Noor
Ladies Luncheon Reserve a table at this charitable gala event, which is now accepting bookings. Guests will enjoy a three-course meal, a stand-up comedy show and music from Dubai Drums with proceeds going to support the work of Al Noor Training Centre. Dhs350 per seat or Dhs3,250 for a table of ten. The lunch takes place Thursday January 29 noon-3pm.
Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, The Walk, JBR, www.alnoorspneeds.ae (04 3404 844 ext 108).

Make your resolutions a reality
If your resolutions are now a distant memory, sign up to this course to discover how to set effective goals and make them happen. Call to reserve your spot.
Dhs700 per person. Fri 1.30pm-7.30pm, Sat 3.30pm-7.30pm. Tandem Consultancy, Damac Smart Heights, TECOM, www.meetup.com/dubai-corporate-training-workshops-meetup (04 447 7989).

Saturday 17

Check out the Reel Palestine Film Festival
See Palestinian culture through this pop-up film festival. Movies will be screened at A4 Space and The JamJar in Dubai and at Masrah Al Qasba theatre and Mirage City Cinema in Sharjah. See website for schedule.
Free. Sat and Mon 6pm. The JamJar, Al Quoz. Tue 7pm, A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz. Until January 24. www.reelpalestine.org.

Sunday 18

Enjoy films at Wafi
Head over to Wafi with some friends to watch post apocalyptic sci-fi drama Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise.
Free. 8pm. Pyramids Rooftop Gardens, Wafi, Oud Metha, www.wafi.com (04 324 4100).

Monday 19

Visit Reademption Library
Browse the collection at Dubai’s new multichannel library. This new modern library has thousands of titles and will even deliver books and audiobooks directly to your door. Membership from Dhs120 per month for six months.
Sat-Thu 10am-7pm, Fri 4pm-7pm. Ongoing. Al Wasl Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.reademption.com (04 321 2521).

Tuesday 20

Attend an entrepreneurs lunch at Impact Hub
Enjoy a tasty meal, share ideas and network with like-minded entrepreneurs and others interested in business.
Dhs30. 1pm-2pm. Ongoing. Impact Hub, Saaha Offices, Downtown Dubai, www.impacthub.ae (04 375 4444).

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