It’s not common in the UAE to have open-to-all community activities, but the niche is growing. The below activities stand apart from your run-of-the-mill drinking and clubbing nights, better for long-term socializing.
Places where you can meet people with common interests and enjoy an artsy evening. Here are 5 community activities in Dubai this weekend:
1. Go Pokemon Hunting with this group
A lot of you may already know this, but herds of people flocking around malls, with eyes glued to their phone, occasionally bumping into each other are not mental institute patients but ardent players of Pokemon Go [Here are tips and tricks].
This group and many others on Facebook give you clues to where some of the higher-level Pokemons reside.
2. Watch ‘Two Days One Night’ at A4
Starring Marion Cotillard, this is a good one [97% on Rotten Tomatoes]. You’d be thinking, how can watching a movie be a community event? Attend this and you’re likely to meet future friends in this warm, intimate space.
When: 7pm, July 20, 21, 22
Where: A4 Space, Al Serkal Avenue
How much: Free!
3. Share a filling brunch at LSB
You won’t be able to do this with one or two people. You’ll need a platoon – 4 rounds of what sounds like extravagant platters of food with plenty to wash it down.
When: 2pm-5pm, Friday, July 22 2016
Where: Lock, Stock & Barrel, TECOM
How much: AED 299 per person [with house beverages]
Call 04 514 9195 for bookings
4. Discover a musical community at Jazz Club with local artists
Local artists – those are the key words. Watch homegrown musicians play Jazz with wine, pizza and more.
When: 8pm-11pm, Saturday, July 23 2016
Where: Jazz @ Pizza Express, JLT
How much: AED 250 for two [approx.]
5. Sketch inside a grungy container with BBQ & more
Yup, in Dubai, you can do that too. Open to all levels of sketchers, this is hosted by a Dubai-based group called Urban Sketchers. They travel o different inspiring locations and.. sketch.
BikesnBites café is offering a 20% discount if you’re part of the group.
When: 4pm-6pm, Friday, July 22 2016
Where: BikesnBites, BoxPark Dubai
For more information, visit their page here.
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