11 community events in Dubai

Photography, networking, cat adoption and more

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Our picks of the week

1 Take a sewing class at reMADE DXB
See Tue 3.

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

3 Learn to listen at LifeWorks
See Fri 27.

4 Discover Chinese culture with Dubai China Night
See Sat 28.

5 Help disabled kids with Volunteer in UAE
See Thu 26.

Wednesday 25

Emirates Photography Club critique session
Meet with fellow photographers and learn how to take better snaps.
RSVP online to attend. Dhs20 for refreshments. 6.30pm. Boteko Brasil, Jumeirah Fishing Village, www.meetup.com/emiratesphotoclub (no number).

Network at the Dubai Business Breakfast event
Meet new potential contacts at this morning event. Speak to business owners and entrepreneurs and get information and inspiration from the guest speaker.
RSVP online to attend. Dhs25. 7.15am-8.45am. The Library Lounge, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City, www.meetup.com/dubai-business-breakfast (no number).

Thursday 26

Volunteer to help at Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre
This centre for children with special needs requires classroom assistants to support staff. Volunteers should be over 21 and have some previous experience working with children. Register online to get involved.
Ongoing. www.volunteerinuae.com (no number).

Friday 27

Check out the JPS Spring Fair
Take the family out for a fun day at the Jumeirah Primary School Spring Fair. There will also be a silent auction for Dubai Cares.
Free to attend. 3pm-7pm. Jumeirah Primary School, Al Safa 1, www.jps-silentauction.weebly.com (no number).

Communicate better
Learn how to actively develop increased understanding in your professional and personal relationships.
To attend the session email info@lifeworksdubai.com. Dhs750. 9.30am-5pm. LifeWorks Personal Development, Villa 996, Al Wasl Road, www.lifeworksdubai.com (04 394 2464).

Saturday 28

Adopt a cat from Feline Friends
Get a furry addition to your family at this adoption day. You must be over 21 and have a valid Emirates ID to adopt. Don’t forget your cat carrier. Free to attend. 1pm-4pm. The Pet Shop Creatures Oasis, Jumeirah 1, www.felinefriendsdubai.com (050 451 0058).

Celebrate Chinese New Year
Welcome in The Year of the Goat with Meetup group Dubai China Night. Enjoy an authentic, traditional meal and you’ll also get the opportunity to learn and practise Mandarin.
RSVP online to attend. Dhs50. 5pm-7.30pm. Star Lake Chinese Restaurant, Cluster F, JLT, www.meetup.com/dubai-china-nights (050 878 8266).

Sunday March 1

Enjoy films at Wafi
Head over to Wafi with some friends to watch the comedy Young Adult starring Charlize Theron.
Free. 8pm. Wafi Pyramids Rooftop Gardens, Oud Metha, www.pyramidsrestaurantsatwafi.com (04 324 4100).

Join a women’s networking group
Professional women are invited to join this new networking dinner event. The first meeting will focus on global social entrepreneurship and guest speaker Christine Souffrant, CEO of Vendedy, will be leading a presentation on female empowerment.
RSVP online to attend. Free to attend. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Fukurou House, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC, www.meetup.com/dubais-successful-womens-network (no number).

Monday 2

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).

Tuesday 3

Book in for an evening sewing machine class
Get your head and your fingers around a sewing machine. In this three-hour session, beginners will learn about the different parts of a sewing machine and how to perform basic tasks such as threading the machine and winding the bobbin.
Dhs200. 6.30pm-9.30pm. 1/F Objects & Elements, Al Quoz, www.remadedxb.com (055 615 5711).

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