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Please be aware that we require a clear face photo (without sun glasses and goggles for men) for all members and also full and proper answers to all our questions in correct English. If you do not have a clear photo or answer the questions properly we will not approve you. Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to meeting you at one of our meetups soon!

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Abu Dhabi can be a wonderful city for the globally aware expatriate. You may have however outgrown frenetic clubbing evenings with teeny boppers and loud music and are yet not ready for long quiet evenings alone at home. You may be looking to meet with compatible, well travelled people with similar interests but diverse experiences, with the possibility of forging friendships based on deeper connections.

We are a group of over 1500 like-minded people, mainly single but we also have couples and those under 35 years of age, who prefer to socialise in relatively quiet locations where people can establish networks and friendships through interesting conversations and eloquent discussions. We also like to party and dance on occasion and so our meetups are diverse.

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PLEASE JOIN OUR GROUP ON FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/groups/theexpatsclub/

You can see all our expats club groups at www.theexpatsclub.net (http://www.theexpatsclub.net/)

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This is an Abu Dhabi group of 'The Expats Club' which is a global network of online socialising and networking groups. The Expats Club operates in 20 cities around the world, with over 50,000 members, through a variety of platforms including meetup.com, Facebook and our own platform at www.theexpatsclub.net (http://www.theexpatsclub.net/) and at http://www.meetup.com/pro/theexpatsclub/

We tend to have a number of groups in every city to meet the needs of many niches in the community. A number of times we combine group events so that everyone can meet each other. I hope you enjoy your membership of our groups. Please feel free to write to me at info@theexpatsclub.net or text/whatsapp/call me on +971552829430 or +447715705005 with any comments, complaints, thoughts or suggestions. I look forward to meeting you at one of our events soon.

Please be aware that most people come to meetups and events alone. We make it our business to welcome you at the door, introduce you to others in the group and ensure that you are comfortable quickly. We are also at hand to assist if you have any issues or would like to be introduced to anyone specifically. We only ask that you are well behaved in our online and offline interactions with other members.

We also do group holidays a few times a year, when we invite members from all our groups around the world to join us at one holiday destination. I very much hope you will join in one of those trips as you meet people from around the world (including locals who are part of our local groups) and vastly improve your enjoyment of the holiday. It is an unsurpassed experience and always a grand party!

My thanks and best regards

Dan Raj (Founder)

PLEASE JOIN OUR GROUP ON FACEBOOK IF YOU WOULD PREFER TO BE INFORMED OF OUR EVENTS IN DUBAI ON FACEBOOK AND ALSO CONNECT WITH OTHER MEMBERS THERE - https://www.facebook.com/groups/theexpatsclub/

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You can see all the Expats Club groups at www.theexpatsclub.net (http://www.theexpatsclub.net/)

Upcoming events (3)

Friday Night Meet & Mingle @ Roberto's (Free Drink / Hosted / Intros)

Making friends as adults is a rewarding yet sometimes scary experience. We usually have such hectic lives, that we find it difficult to break away from the daily routines. We have come up with an easy and stress-free way for YOU to make friends and broaden your social (& professional) network. Join us at Roberto's for a lovely social evening where you can meet, interact & connect with other Expats in the city of Abu Dhabi. Our area is booked for the Expats Meetup and your host, BEN, will be there to welcome you into the group and also introduce you to many of the members who attend. Our Venue: Roberto’s Abu Dhabi offers scenic indoor and outdoor seating right on the water, full in-house bakery and extended operating hours. Roberto’s is ready to warmly welcome you with our signature food and service. (please google exact location - do not use meetup map as it may be wrong) Information & event details: - You must be 21+ Please carry a valid id - emirates id/passport - They will not allow you inside the lounge without a valid id. - Please ask for Expats Meetup / BEN when you arrive as we have an area booked for our group. - BEN is hosting the evening & will welcome you warmly to the group. He will also help with intros & mingling. - Event cost / fee: AED 50 per person is payable in cash only. The cost will be collected by BEN when you arrive - please carry the exact amount. - Please note: The event cost / fee will be paid by everyone - no exceptions. - All members will get 1 drink voucher/coupon - Dress : Smart casual (no sports wear/flip flops/sandals/ shorts/round neck t-shirts etc) - Location : Rosewood Hotel, Abu Dhabi - Al Maryah island - please use google maps for exact location. In case you have any genuine questions or concerns you can reach RIMA through the meetup profile or Raj on [masked] (whatsapp only). (Kindly whatsapp between 9 am and 7 pm only. NO NAME = NO REPLY) (NOTE: This is not a dating/matchmaking evening. The people attending are interested in making new friends & broadening their networks. Please be respectful of everyone) CLICK TO SEE PHOTOS FROM PAST MEETUPS http://bit.ly/Oursocials ------------------------------------------ Why should you attend our Socials? We have taken away any and all issues surrounding socializing and meeting new people in Abu Dhabi. 1. Meeting new people in groups can be intimidating. The organizers of the Expats Meetup understand this and so welcome you when you arrive in our reserved area. We then proceed to introduce you to a few like-minded people so that you can chat and settle down. 2. Our socials are very casual and laid-back affairs. We have no registration table, queues, guest lists or ceremony. All you do is walk in like you are meeting old friends and just say hello! 3. There is a very good reason why our socials have small groups of between 10 and 30 people. That is because small groups are better for socializing and everyone can actually meet everyone else through the course of the evening. Everyone just enjoys themselves more! 4. No one is alone in our socials. No starring into glasses and watching others chatting. Our organizers will help you make connections. Just reach out to them. Organizers will be there to help you and introduce you to the other members. 5. We, almost always, tend to have a very good gender, age and cultural balance. No one group dominates, there are no cliques and everyone is very open to make new friends. You have no absolutely no excuse! There is no need to be shy or worried about meeting new people. Come out and join us. We will help you meet people and make new friends! ---------------MEMBER VIDEOS------------------------ https://youtu.be/QNCS7SKajD8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2wEcW9ReUU&t=41s

Magical Jordan with Expats - 27th Feb to 2nd Mar 2019 (Only AED 2,150 onwards)

Enjoy 4 day weekend in Magical Jordan with Expats from Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Al Ain from 27th February to 2nd March for only AED 2,150 per person Overview: Known as the "Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan" this beautiful country is strategically located on the crossroads of Asia, Africa & Europe making it one of the most highly developed countries in the world. A tourists delight - with many sights to see, Jordon is a marvel and a trip to this country is a must. Some of the sights we will visit - • Petra - the world wonder, is without a doubt Jordan's most valuable treasure & greatest tourist attraction. It is a vast, unique city, carved into the sheer rock face. • Wadi Rum - This is a stupendous, timeless place is virtually untouched by humanity and its destructive forces making it a delight to visit. • The Dead Sea - The still, dense waters of the Dead Sea have mystified people for thousands of years and is considered one of the marvels of the world. The first thing to do is to RSVP to confirm your interest in joining this trip and at the same time send a WhatsApp/text message to [masked] with your name. You can also email [masked] ITINERARY: • 27th Feb: Meet & assist at Q.AIA – then transfer to Petra for overnight in Tetra Tree Hotel (or similar hotel) • 28th Feb: After breakfast, visit the Petra site. Start the tour by passing the marvelous Siq, reaching The Treasury, then moving toward the Theater, & later to The Monastery - which is beautifully carved (though much less decorated than the Treasury) & so huge that even the doorway is several stories tall A full day Petra tour will occupy you with numerous eye-catching sights. One of the most interesting sites to visit (either on our way to the Monastery or on our way back) is the Place of Sacrifice, where you have to walk between the hills, passing the 1050 stairs to reach that site. Afternoon continue to Wadi Rum for diner and overnight. • 1st March: After breakfast, go for a Bedouin 4X4 ride for 1/1.5 hrs inside the desert, then continue to Dead Sea for overnight stay at Dead Sea Spa Hotel (or similar) •2nd March: After breakfast, transfer to Q.AIA airport for final departure Costs: Double occupancy per person – AED 2,150 Single occupancy per person – AED 2,590 Suggested Flight Details – AIR ARABIA Cost : AED 1,100 special fare On 27th Feb from SHJ - 22:20 - 01:40 (+1) On 2nd March from TBS – SHJ - 17:20 - 22:20 Cost Includes: - Meet & Assist in Arrival and Departure for all numbers with free collective visa is before passport /immigration area. - Accommodation at hotels as mentioned above on BB Basis except Wadi Rum on HB Basis. - Transfers as mentioned in the program in a A/C Deluxe transport . - 01-06 English speaking escort/driver all through the tours days - Local Guide at Petra for 01.30- 02.00 Hrs for 01-06 Persons. - Permanent English speaking guide all the tour days for 7+ Persons . - 4X4 Jeep ride in Wadi Rum for[masked] Hrs. - Entrance to All Sites Mentioned In the Itinerary. Cost Excludes (does not include): - Return Air tickets with Air Arabia (suggested flight mentioned with special rates) - Visas - Travel insurance - Tips and gratuities for guide/driver Approx 2-3 USD per person per day - Snacks, lunch, dinner and beverages (unless specified) NOTE: Please refer to the PDF https://drive.google.com/open?id=1e-jB270CB8U8HAKtDQqMVa6-s50Jni65 Visa Information: - Collective entry visa for all non-restricted nationalities guests upon providing all passport details 3 days prior of arrival & staying minimum 2 consecutive nights in Jordan (Collective Visas Valid Till any change in Governmental law for this aspect) Booking & Payment Terms: This trip is organised for us by Holiday world Travel & Tourism LLC, a renowned travel company in the UAE.

Amazing Lebanon with the Expats (3N / 4D - 4th to 7th April 2019)

Explore the 'Paris of the Middle East' - Lebanon Itinerary below :- Day 1 - Arrival & Check-in to hotel Free afternoon & get together over drinks/dinner @ 7:30 pm at Propaganda Gin Room (Caramel Boutique Hotel) Day 2 - Visit staring with Temples of Baalbeck - an UNESCO recognized Roman archaeological site Next Chateau Ksara Winery - which exports its wine to over 42 countries & a chance to taste their fabulous wine Finally, see Domaine de Taaneyal spread over 230 hectares, a rich agricultural area with gorgeous vineyards and orchards Day 3 - Visit Jeita Grotto - nominated for the New Seven Wonders of the World Ride in Telepherique Jounieh - which has been operational since 1965, taking passengers from Jounieh to the Church of Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa (650 meters up) On to visit Byblos, one of the oldest towns in the world (almost 7,000 years old) & finally Mix and Mingle Evening with Locals Day 4 - Half Day Beirut Historical Walking Tour & hotel check out. You will see the impressive Martyr’s Statue, and the famous clock tower that was built during World War I in Nejmeh Square. Visit the old renovated Downtown and explore the culture and religious heritage of the city, the Grand Serail, churches, mosques and the Roman Baths. Nightlife & Cuisine: Lebanon broke the Guinness World Records for the longest continuous party at 56 hours, largest bowl of tabbouleh & hummus, largest serving of falafel, longest mankoushe and much more. You can experience it during your stay. TOUR COST: AED 1500 per person for Double Shared Room (king size bed or two single beds) AED 1800 per person for Single Room. (FIRST 4 travellers to pay the deposit will get a 10% discount!) INCLUSIONS:- -Hotel accommodation at Caramel Hotel including breakfast -All ground transportation in private van/mini bus as per program -Airport transfers -Entrance fees to all events and attractions mentioned in the program -English speaking guide as per the program EXCLUSIONS:- -Airline tickets -Visas (if required) -Travel insurance -Tips and gratuities for guide/driver -Snacks, lunch, dinners and beverages BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS:- 50% down payment upon confirmation for hotel, transfers and tours 50% balance to be paid by 15th March 2019 Payment can be done via Bank transfer, Paypal or Credit Card. **Kindly RSVP if interested to join this tour. We will send you the bank details to make the down payment. If we don’t receive your down payment within 3 days of RSVP, your RSVP will be changed to "not going" and your space will be released.** Cancellations prior to departure dates:- Between 30 – 15 days prior to travel dates - 50% of the full amount for hotel, transfers and tours No refund 14 days or less for hotel, transfers and tours HOTEL INFORMATION:- You will be booked at beautiful boutique Caramel Hotel in the vibrant and bustling city of Hamra. Hamra is known for its shopping, cafes, restaurants and bars that stay open till early hours of the morning. The hotel is attached to Propaganda Gin Bar, the first Gin bar in Lebanon that offers a large selection of Gin. They offer 50% happy hour from 12pm to 9pm on food and alcoholic beverages. VISA & TRAVEL INSURANCE:- Almost all Western & Arab nationals enter Lebanon without a need for a visa, however it is each traveler's responsibility to contact the Lebanese Consulate to verify their requirements and arrange their own visa if required. Travel insurance is to be obtained by each traveler prior to travel. CURRENCY:- US Dollars is equivalent to Lebanese Pound LBP 1,500. It’s a fixed rate. US Dollars (cash) are accepted everywhere. Credit cards are accepted almost everywhere. FLIGHTS:- YOU HAVE TO BOOK YOUR OWN FLIGHTS You will need to notify us your exact flight details. It is advised to arrive on Thursday 4th April afternoon/evening and depart on Sunday 7th April afternoon/evening. *There may be slight changes to the tour subject to weather conditions

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