11 community events in Dubai

Business networking, blood donation, French film screenings and more

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Our picks of the week

1 Give blood at The Arjaan Rotana, Media City
See Wed 11.

2 Sing up for Funday Sundays with Volunteer in UAE
See Sat 14.

3 Promote your start-up at Dubai Knowledge Village
See Wed 11.

4 Enjoy an Al Pacino movie under the stars at Wafi
See Sun 15.

5 Support Pink Caravan rides at Sharjah Equestrian Club
See Mon 16.

Wednesday 11

Dubai Business Breakfast’s evening network event
Widen your business network at this event. Meet, develop new ideas, exchange business information and learn something new from an expert speaker.
Register online to attend. Dhs25. 7.15pm-9.45pm. CMA Café, Gold & Diamond Park, Al Quoz, www.meetup.com/dubai-business-breakfast (no number).

Give blood and save lives at Arjaan Rotana

Donate a pint of blood at this drive and help save three lives. Donors should bring their Emirates ID or passport.
Free. 9am-1.30pm. Arjaan Rotana, Dubai Media City, arjaan.dmc@rotana.com.

Learn how to promote your start up
Head here to learn how to set up an effective media campaign and get the name of your start-up out there. The session will be lead by Mita Srinivasan, founder of Market Buzz.
Register online to attend. Free. 5.30pm-8.30pm. In5 Hub, Boutique Villa 7. Knowledge Village, Al Sufouh, www.meetup.com/themagicofthinkingbig (no number).

Watch French films with Alliance Française
Francophone film fans can enjoy a French movie under the stars at Wafi. This month’s free screening is comedy Radiostars, directed by Romain Lévy.
Free. 8pm. Seville’s, Wafi Pyramids Rooftop, Oud Metha, www.afdubai.org (04 335 8712).

Thursday 12

Eton Institute’s ninth anniversary
In celebration of the institute’s nine years in Dubai, the learning centre is hosting an open day. Interact with the staff, students and instructors and meet new people from around the world.
Free. 8am-9pm. Eton Institute, Dubai Knowledge Village, www.etoninstitute.com (04 438 6829).

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 13

Head to the cinema at JLT
Enjoy an evening of entertainment followed by a screening of Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away.
Free. 7.30pm. Ongoing. The amphitheatre in front of Armada Towers, Cluster P, JLT, www.greateventsdubai.com (055 501 9408).

Saturday 14

Sign up to assist at Funday Sunday
If you can spare some time on Sunday morning, sign up with Volunteer in UAE make children with special needs happy by helping to organise fun days out. Volunteers must be over 18 with their own transport.
Sign up online to register. 8.45am-12.30pm. www.volunteerinuae.com (no number).

Sunday 15

Enjoy films at Wafi
Watch classic Al Pacino film Scent of a Woman under the stars at Wafi this week.
Free. 8pm. Ongoing. Wafi Pyramids Rooftop Gardens, Oud Metha, www.pyramidsrestaurantsatwafi.com (04 324 4100).

Monday 16

Pink Caravan Ride gets underway
Horse riders across the UAE will ride throughout the seven Emirates, including through remote areas, in a bid to raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness and bring free screenings to the UAE. The event starts today at Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club at 12.45pm and will take place from Rixos The Palm Dubai at 10am on Monday March 22 and from the Burj Khalifa at 10am on Tuesday March 23. See the website for further details. www.pinkcaravan.ae (no number).

Tuesday 17

Outdoor screenings return to The Archive
The popular community film screenings return to Tuesday nights at the Archive. Bring something comfy to sit on and enjoy the show. This week’s film is Basquiat which tells the story of the rise of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Dhs3 park entry, screenings free. Tue 7pm-9pm.Ongoing. The Archive, Safa Park, www.thearchive.ae (04 349 4033).

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