10 community events in Dubai this week

Expat Woman evening, make fabric art and more in Dubai

Area Guides
Our picks of the week

1 Play board games and socialise at Al Arrab
See Fri 6.

2 Discover Arabic literature with Kutub Bilarabi
See Mon 9.

3 Attend the Family Fun Day at Al Noor Training Centre
See Fri 6.

4 Ladies get together at Emirates Golf Club
See Wed 4.

5 Check out World of Women Film Fair at Vox Cinemas
See Sat 7.

Wednesday 4

Dubai Business Networking’s speed networking
Meet investors and key contacts in just a few minutes at this speed networking event. Bring your business cards and a quick-fire pitch. Register online to attend.
Dhs50. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Dôme café, Gate Village, Building 5, DIFC, www.meetup.com/business-networking-dubai (no number).

Expat Woman evening
Meet and mingle with women from all over the world at this social evening. To reserve your spot email register@expatwoman.com.
Free to attend. 6pm-8pm. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, www.expatwoman.com (no number).

Thursday 5

Classic play at The Courtyard Playhouse
Enjoy a live streaming of a Broadway production – Of Mice and Men. James Franco and Chris O’Dowd star in the play.
Dhs100. 8pm-11pm. Until March 7. The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, www.courtyardplayhouse.com (050 986 1761).

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 6

Al Noor Samsung Hope for Children Family Fun Fair
Enjoy a full day of entertainment, food, sports and prizes all in aid of the Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs.
Free to attend. 10am-10pm. Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs, Al Barsha, www.alnoorspneeds.ae (04 323 4993).

Meet up with the Wargames/Boardgames Group
Socialise over a game of Scrabble at this meet-up. Take your favourite board game or head over to learn how to play some new ones. Drop in at any point during the afternoon.
Free to attend. Noon-8pm. Al Arrab restaurant, Uptown Mirdif, www.meetup.com/uae-wargames-boardgames-group (no number).

Saturday 7

World of Women Film Fair Middle East
Watch films made by women that highlight the issues that affect women, such as health and gender equality. This unique film festival also features post-screening talks with experts including Emirati breast surgeon Dr. Houriya Kazim. Register online.
Free. 3pm Health in Focus screenings: 8pm. Vox Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha; Gender Issues screenings: 6pm. Vox Cinemas, Mercato Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road; WOW Awards, March 8, 8pm. Mercato Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road. Until March 8. www.wowmiddleeast.com (04 455 8561).

Sunday 8

Enjoy films at Wafi
Watch Big Miracle starring Drew Barrymore at Wafi this week.
Free. 8pm. Ongoing. Wafi Pyramids Rooftop Gardens, Oud Metha, www.pyramidsrestaurantsatwafi.com (04 324 4100).

Monday 9

Kutub Bilarabi
Fans of Arabic literature can meet up to discuss The Iraqi Christ by Hassan Blasim. Read the book and then go along to share your views. register online to attend.
Free. 8pm. The Lime Tree Café, Sheikh Zayed Road, opposite Gold & Diamond Park, www.meetup.com/kutub-bilarabi (no number).

Tuesday 10

Make fabric art with reMADE DXB
Make your own piece of original wall art using decorative stitches, fabric, trim and buttons.
Dhs200 (including tuition, all materials and tools required, and light refreshments). 6.30pm-9.30pm. 1/F Objects & Elements, Al Quoz, www.remadedxb.com (055 615 5711).

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