Dubai has many different communities each with their own amenities, services, shops, restaurants, ect. While it is nice to discover your new surroundings on your own at your own pace, it is often useful to have some help. Many communities offer forums, web and face book pages which offer a comprehensive resource about what it’s actually like to live in these communities, services available and events due to take place. Some of these sites are resident run and have nothing to do with the master developer such as Emaar or Nakeel.
Expat Echo Dubai has compiled a list of the active community sites to help you settle in.
Community website run by master developer Emaar.
Information about the community, rules, events, buy and sell, service fees, contractors and forms ie move in move out forms plus site for booking tennis courts.
A community group that organises weekly meet ups, playdates and outings, as well as loads of handy info about our surrounding areas. Closed group.
This group aims to bring together ladies living in Arabian Ranches, to share their experiences, news and events. Closed Group
Events and details of the many entrepreneurs living in the Ranches
A site for buying & selling preloved goods in Arabian Ranches & surrounding areas only. Closed Group
Community site for residents of Arabian Ranches only. Community action group that helps missing pets in Ranches get home quickly and safely. Closed Group
Post questions, arrange events and meetups and support for all the mums moving to or living in Al Furjan Villas.
An online flea market for people living in Al Furjan and close by.
Buying &Selling of items in Discovery Gardens. Open to the residents of the Discovery Gardens & The Gardens, but everyone else is welcome.
Details on events happening in the area, dining, shopping, directory (this site is run by a maintenance company called MPlus)
Marina Mums is a community portal where members can engage and integrate into the community making life in Dubai Marina and the surrounding neighbourhoods more rewarding.Marina Mums is a great place to meet friends with similar interests, find personal fulfillment through volunteerism, seek insights on parenting topics, learn about local organizations/clubs, research options for housing/schools, hear unbiased opinions and recommendations while learning how to get the most from your time in Dubai Marina.
Facebook group for residents of the Greens – buying/selling and information about life in The Greens
Only for items for sale that can be picked up from the Green Community & DIP not anywhere else in Dubai.
Green Community Ladies Facebook page is a complimentary service for Women tenant and owners of the Green Community, Dubai Investment Park, Dubai. It is primarily a service for Ladies who wish to promote community events, positive information, Garage Sales, Community related information all served to help and communicate better where we live. Please remember to be honest & trustworthy in your dealings with other members, and to show courtesy & consideration of their privacy.
An informal forum for residents of the Green Community ( East Phase as well as the new West) to interact with each other and also the management.
This is a group of telephone numbers of companies in Dubai that have been used and given the thumbs up by our community members. Open Group
Facebook community for residents of JBR.
Residential Community group – email firstname.lastname@example.org to join
Discussion forum, lists of services, events and general information about the area
Online community where all JLT Residents and Business owners can sell, buy, or chat to each other
Owners’ to share all information related to dogs in JLT area, this group meant to be a reference for the well being of the owners dogs.
Page for sharing interesting experiences. Members are free to start a thread or forum on any topic of interest. It is also an opportunity to meet new friends, ask for advice and advertise goods for sale or a new business, so will benefit all.
Run by the residents this site is for information of events, stories about living in JVT, groups etc
This is a group dedicated for Jumeirah Village Triangle community to share news and ideas as to how to improve the livelihood of the community. The aim of this group is to swap local news, share information, assist each other with enquiries, sell second-hand items locally and build relationships within our community.
Community Facebook group.
This is the Facebook group for mums and tots living in and around the neighbourhood of Mirdif in Dubai.
They currently have two regular indoor playgroups – one morning and one afternoon that all members are welcome to join. Membership is free, but for the security of the group, you must register with the page administrators through Facebook.
Online flea market for people living in Mirdif.
Local news, notices and events
Stories about people living on The Palm, forum, events
Useful information for living in Silicon Oasis with a forum, classified and services section
Information, services, forum
Site for residents only to advertise and sell any items that they no longer require.
A group for the VH mums with new babies and little ones of pre-school age to get together and meet new friends.
Services numbers, forum, buy and sell
Forum for mums living in the Villa Community in Dubailand.
Many of these groups are Closed Groups = New members will need to share their address with an admin and have their residency in confirmed before they can join.