The Ajala Project, a Dubai-based community art initiative, is conducting fun workshops throughout August for arty, crafty types – on August 15, the Create an Emirati Doll workshop runs at the Impact Hub, Souk Al Bahar. Learn how to stitch different parts together and dress the doll up; these custom-made dolls can be used as gifts or souvenirs. Dh650 per person from 7-10pm. Not a fan of dolls? On August 12, there’s a palette knife painting class being held at the same space. The class run by Ria Sharma will teach you the techniques of impasto painting, switching brushes for spatula-like knives. Dh200 per person from 5pm; register at eventbrite.com for both events.