10 great community events in Dubai this week

Speed networking, mindfulness mornings, sketch workshop and more

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Our picks of the week

1 Reserve a place at the Expat Woman High Tea
See Fri 23.

2 Read more and borrow books at Reademption
See Mon 26.

3 Shop creatively at Marketeerzz, Jumeirah
See Wed 24.

4 Watch movies al fresco at Wafi
See Sun 25.

5 Try speed networking at Dôme Café, DIFC
See Wed 21.

Wednesday 21

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, 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).

Try speed business networking
At this fun and fast business event you can pitch to many different people within a short period of time. Just bring your business cards.
RSVP online to attend. Dhs50. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Dôme Café, DIFC, www.meetup.com/business-networking-dubai (no number).

Thursday 22

Attend a LifeWorks mindfulness morning workshop
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).

Lean Kilim weaving at The Archive
Learn the traditional techniques of weaving kilims, pile rugs and flat tapestries. Participants will create their own 20cmx20cm 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 23

Buy your tickets now for the Expat Woman High Tea
Meet other female expats for an afternoon of art and conversation at the Burj Al Arab. The event will feature a fashion show, an auction and exclusive gifts from ethical fashion brand Scarlet Poppy Arte. The proceeds of clothing sales will be used to address the problem of trafficking and the oppression of children and women in India. Purchase tickets in advance online.
Dhs365. The High Tea takes place Saturday February 7, 2pm-5pm. Al Falak Ballroom, Burj Al Arab, www.expatwoman.com (no number).

Saturday 24

Check out Marketeerzz at Jumeirah Town Centre
At this creative market, shoppers can pick up handmade arts, crafts and fashions, get life coaching and learn creative writing, all under one roof. Artisans are also welcome to apply for a stall to sell their creations. Email info@marketeerzz.com for details.
Free to attend. From Dhs250 (one-day vendor’s pitch). Thu-Sat 10am-10pm. Ongoing. Jumierah Town Centre, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.towncentrejumeirah.com (050 770 6711).

Take the Sketch Workshop at The Cribb
Learn how to design a user interface from scratch in the Sketch 3 workshop. You’ll discover how and why pixels are designed, how to design for iOS 8 and all the design techniques for building an attractive and functional app for devices of any resolution.
Register and purchase tickets online. Dhs735. 1pm-7pm. The Cribb, Football Center, Al Manara Street, Al Quoz, www.designcode.io/workshop (04 319 7645).

Sunday 25

Enjoy films at Wafi
Head over to Wafi with some friends to watch romantic comedy The Holiday starring Kate Winslet, Jude Law, and Cameron Diaz.
Free. 8pm. Wafi Pyramids Rooftop Gardens, Oud Metha, www.wafi.com (04 324 4100).

Monday 26

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 audio books 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 27

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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