12 community events this week

Things you can do in your local community this week.

Area Guides
Wednesday 8

Dubai Photojournalism Club’s workshop
Amateur photographers with a passion for telling stories can learn the role of a photojournalist and get feedback from peers.
Dhs200. Wed-Sat 4pm-6.30pm. Until July 11. Emirates International Holdings Group, MM Towers, Al Maktoum Road, Deira, www.meetup.com/dubaiphotojournalismclubuae (055 834 1157).

Help I’m Starting A Business iftar
Entrepreneurs are invited to attend the group’s iftar and share their experiences of starting their own business. To get involved, RSVP online. Dhs145 per person. 6.45pm. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.meetup.com/help-im-starting-a-business (no number).

Thursday 9

Al Noor child sponsorship programme
Support the training of children with special needs at Al Noor Training Centre by sponsoring families who can’t afford the centre’s subsidised fees. To sponsor a child, email seema@alnoorspneeds.ae.
From Dhs25,000. Ongoing. www.alnoorspneeds.ae (04 340 4844).

Friday 10

Meals for labourers with Reem Al Bawadi
Customers can provide a meal to a labourer by donating Dhs20 at the end of their iftar buffet. Reem Al Bawadi will then deliver meals daily to labourers in the UAE.
Dhs130 (buffet), Dhs20 (donation). Until Eid. Various locations including Jumeirah Beach Road, www.reemalbawadi.com (04 394 7444).

Night Flea Market in Uptown Mirdif
Pick up second-hand bargains at this night market, and enjoy a family evening out.
Free to attend. 6pm-10pm. Uptown Mirdif, www.dubai-fleamarket.com (no number).

Pecha Kucha Dubai
This creative event is aimed at designers, musicians and artists. Seventeen speakers will present on the theme of storytelling using 20 slides, in 20 seconds each, making a total presentation time of six minutes, 40 seconds.
Free. 9pm. The Third Line, Street 6, Al Quoz 3, www.thethirdline.com (04 341 1367).

Saturday 11

Dubai Autism meet-up
Parents with autistic children can meet with medical professionals and get support from each other at this event. RSVP online to attend.
Free. 10.30am-12.30pm. Kids in Motion, Al Razi Medical Complex, Oud Metha, www.meetup.com/the-dubai-autism-meetup-group
(no number).

Feline Friends’ adoption day
Give an abandoned cat a permanent home. Adopters must be over 21 and attend with valid ID and a cat carrier.
Free to attend. 2pm-5pm. The Pet Shop Dubai, Creatures Oasis, 31A Street, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 342 0555).

Iftar at SMCCU
Enjoy a cultural iftar at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and learn more about Ramadan.
Dhs135 per person. Daily 6.45pm-9pm. Until July 15. House 26, Al Mussallah Road, Al Fahidi, Bur Dubai, www.cultures.ae (04 353 6666).

Sunday 12

Nando’s Ramadan campaign with Dubai Cares
Order the ‘Altogether Platter’ for Dhs36 and Nando’s will donate the entire cost of the meal to Dubai Cares. The charity works to improve children’s access to primary education in developing countries.
Dhs36. Until Eid. Various locations including The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.nandos.ae (04 434 0190).

Monday 13

Support Dar Al Ber Society with Poupette à La Plage
This children’s clothing brand will donate ten percent of sales proceeds from its BoxPark store to Dar Al Ber Society, to help support orphans in Syria.
Until Eid. BoxPark, Al Wasl Road, www.poupettealaplage.com (04 342 7720).

Tuesday 14

‘Filling the Blues’ with Moti Roti
Sign up online to help with distributing iftar meals from local restaurants – including Taqado and Lebaneesh – to construction workers in TECOM. Email tahir@motiroti.me to get involved.
Sat-Thu 5pm. Until July 18. Construction site next to Media Rotana, TECOM. www.motiroti.me/fillingtheblues (no number).

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