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Relocating to a new city means meeting and making new friends. If you have children of school age meeting people is slightly easier but many people relocate to Dubai without kids so that expat has to make an extra effort to meet people. A great way to do this is do join a social club! There are a variety of social clubs in Dubai from hobby clubs, women’s clubs, sports clubs, etc. This directory will focus on Nationality specific social clubs as well as women’s clubs. Nothing better for a homesick expat then to make a few new friends from “home”.
Whenever expats move to a foreign country for yet another expat assignment, they deal with the same problem, finding themselves wondering how to meet new people, make friends and get in touch with the international community. In some cities it may not be that easy to meet people from abroad. Read more
As a chorus, Dubai City Sound specializes in four-part barbershop singing. This involves four unaccompanied voice parts which blend and harmonize to replace the musical accompaniment in a song.
Joining members have a varying degree of vocal skill and experience but the main criteria is a love of singing and performing – and being able to hold a note whilst those around you sing something else! Barbershop singing is a continual journey of learning for all involved so we do try and organize occasional educational workshops plus members who have been singing for a longer period are always there to share their knowledge and skill at the weekly rehearsals.
We are extremely proud that Dubai City Sound is like a multi-cultural family, there to offer Read more
Facebook connects you with close friends. LinkedIn connects you with your professional contacts. Twitter connects you with Ashton Kusher. Meetup connects you with the people near you who are doing the things you want to do.
Meetup was founded in 2002 with the mission of bringing people together locally, after Scott Heiferman’s experiences in NYC around 9/11.
Meetup is the world’s largest network of self-organized clubs and community groups and it is active right here in Dubai. They make it easy for anyone to organize their own local group, or find one of the thousands already meeting face-to-face to help its members better pursue hobbies, advance causes, network with peers, get health support, or just arrange a friendly playgroup for their kids. Read more
The Oktoberfest is a two-week festival held in late September and early October every year in Munich, Germany and is attended by six million people each year! The festival has made its way to many countries around the world (often founded by German immigrants, descendants or expats). The largest Oktoberfest outside of Germany is in Canada, in the of Kitchener and Waterloo, Ontario where they welcome 750,000 to 1,000,000 visitors every year.
Never one to miss out, Dubai is now host to many Oktoberfest celebrations with many flying in live entertainment from Germany. Check out our listing below on venues hosting Oktoberfest events. Read more
Living overseas can sometimes be difficult, especially if your host culture is dramatically different from the way things are “back home.” Many new expatriate spouses feel overwhelmed and disoriented by the shock of a novel cultural environment. Some respond by clinging to the familiar: they make a point of socializing only with other expats, and maintain minimal contact with local people. Others rise to the challenge of living fully in the unknown culture, embracing the uniqueness of the land and its citizens.
When your world feels topsy-turvy, it’s easy to slip into the welcoming arms of the expat community. There’s nothing wrong with building a support network of like-minded people; after all, no-one will ever understand an expat’s life like another expatriate. However, Read more