10 community events in Dubai this week

Mindfulness, meet-ups, movie screenings and much more

Area Guides
Area Guides
Our picks of the week

1 Try a free Arabic lesson at Raad Education
See Tue 24.

2 Book tickets to a family fun fair at Al Noor
See Mon 23.

3 Have a movie morning with ExpatWoman
See Wed 18.

4 Watch a Japanese documentary at Creekside
See Thu 19.

5 Show off your talents with Dubai Live Poets Society
See Mon 23.

Wednesday 18

Attend a free Chinese cultural evening
As part of Chinese New Year celebrations, discover the language and legends of China as well as the origins of the Chinese zodiac. You’ll also get to try authentic food.
Register online to attend. Free. 6.30pm-8pm. Eton Institute, Dubai Knowledge Village, www.etoninstitute.com (800 3866).

Spend a morning at the cinema with ExpatWoman
Get your tickets and spend the morning at the movies. Adults only. Dhs90. 10am. Vox Gold, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.expatwoman.com (no number).

Thursday 19

See a Japanese film
Watch documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi at Creekside.
Free. 7pm-9pm. Creekside, near Dubai Museum, Bur Dubai, www.creeksidedubai.me (04 359 9220).

Friday 20

Go to a personal growth seminar
Learn how to start moving beyond your past in a healthy way with this one-day seminar for women.
RSVP online to attend. Full address disclosed on registration. Dhs50. 3pm-5pm. Business Bay,  www.meetup.com/inner-beauty-more-dubai-meetup (no number).

Saturday 21

Discuss books with Walid Al Wawi
Join the FIKRfann book club and discuss Innocent Eréndira by Gabriel García Márquez alongside Palestinian artist Walid Al Wawi. To participate, read the book, prepare your notes and come along.
To register, email fikr.club@gmail.com. Free. 11am-1pm, www.creeksidedubai.me (04 359 9220).

Mindfulness training for 11- to 13-year-olds
Sign up your kids for a three-day workshop, where they’ll discover how to reduce tension and anxiety in social settings.
Dhs1,500 for three days. Saturdays 10am-noon. Until February 21. The LightHouse Arabia, Villa 2, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.lighthousearabia.com (04 380 9298).

Sunday 22

Enjoy films at Wafi
Head over to Wafi with some friends to watch 2009 comedy Couples Retreat, starring Vince Vaughn, Malin Akerman, and Jon Favreau.
Free. 8pm. Wafi Pyramids Rooftop Gardens, Oud Metha, www.pyramidsrestaurantsatwafi.com (04 324 4100).

Monday 23

Get your tickets to the Samsung Hope for Children Family Fun Fair
Book before March 6, and you’ll be entered into a raffle draw to win top-of-the-range Samsung devices.
email darryl@alnoorspneeds.ae for tickets. Dhs10. March 6, 10am-10pm. Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs, behind Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.alnoorspneeds.ae (04 340 4844).

Perform at Dubai
Live Poets Society’s open mic night Aspiring poets, writers and singers can showcase their talents at this open mic night at Fukurou House. Sign up online to book your spot.
Free. 7pm. Fukurou House, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC, www.meetup.com/live-poets-society-dubai (no number).

Tuesday 24

Try a free Arabic taster lesson
Adult beginners can try out an Arabic class with Raad Education. The taster session launches the new term of classes, which take place over 12 weeks.
To attend, email contact@raadeducation.com. Free taster class, Dhs1,700 for the 12-week course. 6.45pm-8.15pm. 1302 Millennium Plaza Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.facebook.com/raadeducation (050 189 1260).

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