A place for newcomers to Abu Dhabi to meet up for social events such as coffee, dinner, pub, beach, BBQ's in the evenings and weekends. Trying to find more about clubs, bars, restaurants, spread the word about places to go and things to do. Small get-togethers may be nicer for newcomers than bigger events.

Feel free to suggest meetups, and we'll help with the logistics and getting the word out.


[Please keep us informed of other group members you know and like. And if you ever receive annoying or inappropriate contacts from anyone using this group (spam, unwanted come-ons or any other annoyance) please us know and we will evict them]

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Recent Meetups

  • October 17 · 7:00 PM


    72 Newbies | 4.00 4.001

  • October 17 · 6:30 PM

    Lets catch the coach/ Taxi to Oktoberfest Together.

    9 Newbies

    I have managed to get a good discount on a coach but I've had very few people respond to my last email. Please, if you would like to ride in the happy bus it will be... Learn more
  • September 13 · 4:00 PM

    9mm Pistol shooting.

    3 Newbies | 5.00 5.001

    http://www.groupon.ae/deals/abu-dhabi/ad-al-forsan-international-sports-resort/44158969?ref=abudhabi Groupon has an offer for 9mm pistol shooting with 30 rounds and... Learn more
  • July 7 · 7:30 PM


    2 Newbies

    For all those still in the region lets get together and share Iftar together. This will start at 7.30 so lets meet at 7.15 to get ready with food on the table. At the... Learn more
  • May 19 · 6:30 PM

    South African Seminar

    5 Newbies

    We are delighted to invite You to our seminar specifically tailored for South Africans living in the UAE. Find out about the latest changes of tax and trust rules! Join... Learn more
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