Well where did the inspiration for this group come from............ personal experience! I've been in Dubai for 4 years now and have a wide range of things I love doing, but the old social network is starting to disappear as friends come and go from Dubai, get married and tied to babies sleep patterns or just faded away from lack of shared interests.
So the idea behind this group is nothing other than getting similar aged Westerners together to create a fantastic social calendar filled with everything from camping, diving and rock climbing to brunches, dinner parties, watching a rugby match with beers (of course!), sun downers and even a cinema or shopping thing can be thrown in for good measure.
Yes the odd night out may end up a bit messy in some dreadful bar/club we would never admit to going to the next day, but ideally this is more for the types that prefer a bar to a nightclub, a restaurant to KFC, a pub to 'the next place to be seen', a camping trip to a ladies night, a brunch to a............. well you get the picture…………. Normal, down to earth group capable of getting stuck in (and hopefully out of) the sand whilst trying to beat the locals at desert driving to putting on a dress/shirt and going for something slightly more sophisticated - at least at the beginning anyway.
I'm happy to arrange the first few things to get us kick started, but am not precious about suggestions and someone else taking the reins for other ideas.