10 best community events in Dubai

IVF advice, speed business networking and more in Dubai

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Wednesday 27

Speed Business Networking
Have your pitch, sales patter and business cards at the ready for this sociable business event. You get just two minutes to deliver your pitch and meet potential clients and investors.
Register online to attend. Dhs50 (including tea and coffee). 7.30pm-9.30pm. Dôme Café, DIFC, www.meetup.com/business-networking-dubai (no number).

Language and cultural exchange Dubai Group
Practise your Spanish with native speakers and teachers.
Register online to attend. Free. 8pm-9.15pm. Caribou Coffee, Uptown Mirdif Mall, www.meetup.com (no number).

Thursday 28
K9 Friends rescue centre tour

Schools and groups can book a tour of this purpose-built animal shelter. Experienced volunteers will show guests around the premises and teach them how to approach and handle the dogs.
Call to arrange an appointment. Free. Sun-Thu 9am-2pm. Ongoing. Jebel Ali, info@k9friends.com, www.k9friends.com (04 887 8739).

Punch Poetry open mic night
Enjoy an evening of poetry and spoken word. The event will feature a mixture of established and aspiring poets. To get involved email zeinahbeck@gmail.com. All readings are limited to three minutes and can be in English or Arabic.
Free. 8pm. Fraîche Café & Bistro, Swiss Tower, Cluster Y, JLT (no number).

Friday 29

Roundtable with Dubai Cashflow Club
This financial management club aims to help people develop financial freedom and a cash flow mind-set. At this roundtable, attendants will discuss an issue of choice.
RSVP online to attend. Free. 3pm-5.30pm. Caffé Trieste, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC, www.meetup.com/dubai-cashflow-club (no number).

Saturday 30

Free IVF seminar
Couples seeking advice on fertility treatment are invited to attend a free seminar at Bourn Hall Fertility Clinic. The doctors and embryologists will explain different procedures and discuss how the process works in the laboratory.
Free. 2pm. Bourn Hall Fertility Clinic, Hudaiba Awards Buildings, Block C, 7th Floor, Jumeirah 1, www.bournhall-clinic.ae (800 483).

Discover Mandarin Chinese with Chinese Arabia
Part of Raad Education, Chinese Arabia is offering a free Mandarin taster lesson to spark your interest in a course. Whether you want to learn the language for business or pleasure, there’s a class to suit all levels. Email contact@chinesearabia.com to reserve a spot.
Free trial class. Sat 2pm-3pm. Ongoing. Raad Education, 1,302 Millennium Plaza Hotel Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.chinesearabia.com (04 352 9188).

Sunday 31

Outdoor films at Wafi
This week head to Wafi Pyramids for the last in the season of Movies Under the Stars. The final al fresco screening is of the drama Things We Lost in the Fire, starring Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro. Arrive early to grab yourself a beanbag and stock up on hot dogs, fries and burgers. Free. 8.30pm. Wafi Pyramids Rooftop Gardens, Oud Metha, www.wafi.com (04 324 4100).

Monday June 1

Book your tickets now for Al Noor’s annual gala dinner
Held on Friday June 5, this event aims to support and recognise the work of Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs. There will also be auctions, raffles and entertainment.
To book a table email darryl@alnoorspneeds.com. Dhs850 per seat, Dhs8,000 per table of ten. Fri June 5, 7.30pm-1am. Joharah Ballroom, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim, www.alnoorspneeds.ae (04 323 4993).

Tuesday 2

Make bunting
Learn how to make decorative bunting at this evening of crafts and creativity at reMADE DXB. Buy your tickets for the class in advance online at www.centraltickets.com.
Dhs200. 6.15pm-9.30pm. Objects & Elements, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, www.remadedxb.com (050 227 4432).

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