Things to do in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Are you looking to meet others who share your hobby in Dubai or Abu Dhabi?
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Try new, exciting activities in Dubai.

On ExpatConnect there are over 200 groups for you to choose based on a wide variety of leisure time activities. Whether you’re interested in trying a new sport or just meeting new people over a cup of coffee, you will find a group for that in our Interest Groups.

Start making friends with others who share your interests.

As a new expat in Dubai, or as someone who is looking to find new friends, connecting with other expats who share your pastimes is a great way to form lasting friendships. You’ll never be at a loss for what to talk about, and you will already know what you will spend time doing together with people you meet in our Interst Groups. It’s a no brainer for making friends!

Explore, create, and play with a friend by your side.

While you may be living a new country, you can still continue the hobbies that you enjoy and find people who enjoy them too. Most sports are very difficult to play without a partner. Most hobbies are enhanced by having people to share them with, or experts to guide you.

Form connections with expats in the same stage of life as you.

Beyond hobbies, sports, and casual meet-up groups, we also offer Interest groups that will help you find friends who are similar to you in other ways. We offer a variety of groups for people of different ages, parents, or single persons just looking to make connections with other expats in Dubai.

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Category: Sports
Description: Welcome to our Offroading & ATV Community for Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and the UAE! The UAE is known for its sand dunes, which are the perfect environment for racing smaller ATVs and dune buggies or dune...
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Description: Simply put, our group is for people in Dubai who love planes! Aviation enthusiasts from the UAE with all levels of experience are welcome. Learn a little about piloting and flying a plane, or just join us for a ride up in the sky.
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Description: Searching for a badminton club in Dubai? Look no further! Come throw a few birdies over the net with us in our Badminton Community. Players of any skill level are welcome to attend. We host...
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Description: Ballet dancers of Dubai unite! Our group brings together beginning and expert ballet dancers. Attend meet-ups where we will practice our craft or if you're a beginner, we can teach you about Ballet in Dubai. We will also attend Ballet performances in the UAE as a group.
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Description: Experience the desert dunes from up above in our Ballooning group. We meet-up for hot air balloon rides over the desert in Dubai. Spaces are limited so make sure to sign up now.
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Description: Looking for a group of buddies to play baseball with? Our group is full of baseball fans who love to play and watch the game. Join our Dubai baseball team today.
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Description: We are a group of basketball fans! Welcome to our Basketball Community. Meet-ups include watching basketball tournaments and of course, shooting hoops. You've found your basketball team in Dubai,...
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Description: Love volleyball? Love jumping on the trampoline? Then you'll love bossaball a sport that combines the best of both! Come out to our meet ups for fun times playing a great beach sport. Beginners are welcome!
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Description: Yalla yalla! All fans of camel racing are welcome to join. We host meet-ups to watch camel races in Dubai and have a great time.
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Description: We love rock wall climbing! See how high you can make it at our indoor climbing meet-ups in Dubai. Newbies are welcome to attend as well, just bring comfortable shoes and clothes.
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Description: We organize cricket games in Dubai and meet-ups to watch big games in the UAE. Calling all cricket lovers no matter what your experience level is. Join our Cricket club in Dubai!
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Description: We love to bike and cycle. For a biking group in Dubai look no further than our Cycling Community. We have a range of meet-ups for casual bikers, bike racing, or extreme cyclists in the UAE....
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Description: Calling all dancers in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and the UAE! Join Our Dance Community! Whether you love tap, modern, hip-hop, salsa, break dance, meringue, tango or ballet, we're happy to have you. Our...
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Description: Listen up, divers of the UAE; our Diving / Snorkeling Community is place you want to be. Have lots of fun diving in Dubai and meet-up with other diving expats of different skill levels. Practice...
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Description: Giddy up! Our Horseback Riding Community is for horse lovers and horse riding enthusiasts in the UAE. Go horse riding in Dubai on the beaches and in the deserts with our Horseback Riding Group. We...
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Description: En garde! Welcome to the Dubai fencing group where we practice our skills as fencers. Whether you're just a novice or an expert that knows all the moves we'd love to have you in our Dubai fencing club. We get together to duel and work on our fencing technique in the UAE.
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Description: All UAE gym rats and fitness lovers are welcome in our Fitness Community for Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and the UAE. If you're looking for gym buddies or someone to try that new health food joint with,...
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Description: In a nutshell, fly boarding is cruising along behind a boat on water powered jetpacks. If you love watercraft sports in Dubai or are up for something fun and new, come along to our meet-ups!
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Description: Our Football Community was created to help football loving expats hang out and play football in the UAE (or soccer if you're American). Join our Football Group for regular matches and lots of fun!...
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Description: Become a part of our Golf Community to take advantage of Dubai golf courses and meet new golfers along the way. We organize meet-ups of large groups of golfers in the UAE as well as small groups...