11 community events in Dubai this week

Things to do with your Dubai community June 3-9

Area Guides
Wednesday 3

Ladies’ Evening with Expat Woman
Ladies are invited to this social event. Attendants get a welcome drink and are free to mix and mingle.
To register, email register@expatwoman.com. Free. 6pm-8pm. M’s, Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, www.expatwoman.com (no number).

Speaking Cultures with Eton Institute
Learn a new language this summer and find out about the culture and traditions that accompany it by practising with native speakers. Attendants also receive a Dhs200 voucher for a language course at Eton.
Register online to attend. Free. 6pm-8pm. Lounge Café Italiano, Arenco Tower, Dubai Media City, www.etoninstitute.com (800 3866).

Thursday 4

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).

Friday 5

Al Noor’s annual gala dinner
Support the work of Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs by attending this gala dinner. The event will feature auctions, raffles and entertainment.
To book a table email darryl@alnoorspneeds.com. Dhs850 per seat, Dhs8,000 per table of ten. 7.30pm-1am. Joharah Ballroom, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim, www.alnoorspneeds.ae (04 323 4993).

Saturday 6

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. Email contact@chinesearabia.com to reserve a spot.
Free trial class. Sat 2pm-3pm. Ongoing. Raad Education, 1302 Millennium Plaza Hotel Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.chinesearabia.com (04 352 9188).

Free beginners Arabic session
Attend this beginner’s meet up session to help you learn the basics.
Free. 7.15pm-8.30pm. The Cribb, Football Centre building, 15a (Al Manara) Street, Al Quoz, www.meetup.com/dubai-arabic-language-club(no number).

Startup Sabantuy Dubai 2015
Tech and digital entrepreneurs could get investment for new business ideas at what is billed as the biggest Russian startup expedition. Startup Sabantuy offers networking, workshops and pitch presentations, but also the chance to raise investments of up to Dhs3.5 million for your project. Register online to get involved. Free. 11.30am-7.30pm. The Cribb, Football Centre building, 15a (Al Manara) Street, Al Quoz, www.startupsabantuy.ru (no number).

Volunteer Dubai water distribution to labourers
Give thirsty labourers bottles of water and juice. Volunteers should bring at least ten bottles each to distribute. Register online to get involved. Free. Noon-1pm. Karama, full location disclosed on registration, www.meetup.com/volunteerdubai (no number).

Sunday 7

Diabetes Awareness at Arjaan by Rotana
Join an expert from Imperial College London Diabetes Centre at Arjaan by Rotana, and find out about the impact of the disease and learn more about what can be done to lower risks. Attendants also get goodie bags.
Free. From noon. Arjaan by Rotana, Dubai Media City (04 436 0000).

Monday 8

The Strathclyde Dialogues
A panel of guest speakers will discuss the risks and opportunities facing corporate professionals who seek to start their own businesses. Search for The Strathclyde Dialogues on Facebook and click on the event to register for tickets.
Free. 6.30pm-9.30pm. The Cribb, Football Centre building, 15a (Al Manara) Street, Al Quoz (04 319 7645).

Tuesday 9

Free Ladies’ After Work network
Women from a variety of industries are invited to attend this evening networking event to develop new contacts. Register online to attend.
Free. 7pm. Location disclosed on registration. www.meetup.com/the-woman-businessnetwork-in-dubai (no number).

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