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

  • 6 days ago · 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
  • March 21 · 1:00 PM

    Toast SANZA - Food, Drinks & Entertainment

    15 Newbies | 5.00 5.001

    Toast SANZA is a celebration of all aspects of South African, New Zealand and Australian culture, food, drink and traditions. SANZA is an annual event that celebrates... Learn more
  • March 7 · 7:00 PM

    Fight Club.......... MMA at Du Forum

    2 Newbies

    Take the opportunity to check out the rapidly growing discipline of combat sport, with a fight card featuring Muay Thai and MMA! The main bout will feature Australian... Learn more
  • February 4 · 7:30 PM

    300m Sniper Rifle Shooting

    8 Newbies | 4.50 4.503

    Al Forsan have a 300m sniper rifle range. Full training will be given on a one - one basis on the evening.  There will be some waiting arounds whilst others shoot but it... Learn more
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What's new

  • New comment
    Mikey Bauer Mikey Bauer commented on Iftar­
    6 days ago
    Mikey Bauer

    "Just saw this now! Hope to come along to one of these meets soon!"

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  • New Member
    Tegi Tegi­ joined
    6 days ago
    "Sorry, copy/pasting from profile. An engineer by profession, photographer by hobby and an avid traveler at heart. I love food and enjoy hanging out with friends/making new ones."
  • New Member
    Muna P Muna P joined
    6 days ago
    Muna P
    "world traveller, social entrepreneur with a heavy involvement in global humanitarian work."
  • New Member
    Ann Crawshaw Ann Crawshaw joined
    6 days ago
    Ann Crawshaw
    "Hello....I'­m moving to Abu Dhabi in August to take up a teaching post !"
  • New Member
    Annetten Annetten­ joined
    6 days ago
    "New to AD originally from UK but moving from Malaysia after living there for 14 years...Startin­g a new chapter..."
  • New Member
    Julian Julian­ joined
    6 days ago
    "Colombian, new in Abu Dhabi"
  • New Member
    Mikey Bauer Mikey Bauer joined
    6 days ago
    Mikey Bauer
    "Well travelled from Melbourne, finally hit Abu Dhabi for a few years to check out this part of the world."
  • New Member
    faiza faiza­ joined
    6 days ago
    "Hello I'm Faiza. Im a lawyer from the uk and have recently relocated to the UAE. Looking to meet like minded folk."
  • New Member
    Adam B Adam B joined
    6 days ago
    Adam B
    "Looking to meet new groups of people in AD."
  • New Member
    Adrienn Kis Adrienn Kis joined
    6 days ago
    Adrienn Kis
    "Just moved to AD from London at the end of May 2014 and want to make friends here. Love to travel, did lots of sailing and want to pick up golf again."

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