9 community events in Dubai

World Health Day Film screening, droidcon Dubai and more

Area Guides
Wednesday 8

Eton Institute’s speak date
Practise languages with native speakers. This conversational event organised by Eton Institute allows you to improve your accent, pronunciation and vocabulary. Register online to attend. Participants will also get a discount voucher for language courses at the institute. Free. 6pm-8pm. Lounge Café Italiano, Arenco Tower, Dubai Media City, www.etoninstitute.com (800 3866).

Dubai Business Breakfast evening networking
Join this after work networking event to meet and mingle with business minded individuals. There will also be a Q&A session on a business topic. RSVP online to attend. Dhs25. 7.15pm-9.45pm. Sky Lounge, Gloria Hotel, Dubai Internet City,
www.meetup.com/dubai-business-breakfast (no number).

Thursday 9

Tour the K9 Friends rescue centre
Schools and groups can book a tour of the purpose-built animal shelter. Experienced volunteers will show guests around the premises and teach them how to approach and handle the dogs. The shelter also urgently needs fosterers and adopters to help manage its increasing number of abandoned canines. Call to arrange an appointment or volunteer to foster a pet.
Free. Sun-Thu 9am-2pm. Ongoing. Jebel Ali, info@k9friends.com, www.k9friends.com (04 887 8739).

Friday 10

JLT Outdoor cinema
Enjoy film screenings at the JLT park. This evening, younger viewers can enjoy Japanese animation The Cat Returns directed by Hiroyuki Morita, and on Saturday evening, an older audience will be treated to Kevin Macdonald’s documentary Life in a Day. Bring your own cushions and blankets.
Free. 5pm, film starts at 7.30pm. Until April 11. JLT park, in front of Armada Towers, Cluster P, JLT, www.greateventsdubai.com (055 501 9408).

Saturday 11

World Health Day film screening at thejamjar
In support of this occasion, which took place Tuesday April 7, Loco’motion Community Cinema is screening Hungry for Change – a documentary that investigates how food is true medicine and the key to good health – at thejamjar.
Free. 7.30pm. thejamjar, Street 17a, Al Quoz 3, www.facebook.com/locomotionuae (no number).

Sunday 12

Learn Arabic at Raad Education
Join a new term of Arabic language lessons at Raad. This 18-week course will teach you the basics in conversational Arabic. Places are limited so email, contact@raadeducation.com, to enrol onto the course.
Dhs1,700. Sun 6.45pm-8.15pm. Until June 28. Millennium Plaza Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.raadeducation.com (04 352 9188).

Films at Wafi
Watch a movie under the stars at Wafi Pyramids. This week, catch comedy drama The Terminal, starring Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta Jones. Arrive early to grab a bean bag and stock up on hot dogs and popcorn.
Free. 8.30pm. Ongoing. Wafi Pyramids Rooftop Gardens, Oud Metha, www.wafi.com (04 324 4100).

Monday 13

Kutub Bilarabi
Fans of the Arabic language and literature can join this sociable book club. This month, the group are reading and debating Dates On My Fingers by Muhsin Al-Ramli. To get involved, read the book and RSVP online.
Free. 8.30pm. The Lime Tree Café, opposite Gold & Diamond Park, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.meetup.com/kutub-bilarabi (no number).

Tuesday 14

droidcon Dubai
This two-day conference plus one-day Barcamp technology event comes to the emirate for the first time from Tuesday April 14 to Thursday 16. Programmers, developers and tech fans can find out about all the latest Android advances, listen to expert speakers and meet the international Android community. Barcamp, a techie open mic session where developers get 60 seconds to pitch their idea to world’s biggest producers, takes place Tuesday April 14.
Register for tickets online. Free (Barcamp admission only), Dhs1,101 (Barcamp plus two-day conference). 9am-7pm. Until April 16. Conference Centre, Dubai Knowledge Village, www.droidcon.ae (04 278 0994).

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