Things to do in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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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: We love playing handball in Dubai, whether inside courts or seaside. Players of all experience levels from the UAE are welcome to come out and play!
Category: Sports
Description: Welcome to our Hiking Community for all hikers living in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and the rest of the UAE! Join our Hiking Group to take part in fun, regular meet-ups in the outdoors. Together we will...
Category: Sports
Description: Whether you're a serious skater looking to practice your technique, or enjoy skating for fun, welcome to our group for skates in the UAE! We meet-up to go ice-skating in most of Dubai's ice skating rinks. Join us! (No experience necessary.)
Category: Sports
Description: Cruising on the waves in a jet ski is one of the most fun activities in Dubai. Join our crew of jet skiers in the UAE. We like to have a lot of fun and kick back and relax afterwards. Jet Ski...
Category: Sports
Description: Are you a regular runner looking for a group to join? Are you seeking the perfect partner while pounding the UAE pavements? This is the place to be! Our Jogging Group offers you a great...
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Description: The UAE is a wonderful place surrounded by water for kayaking and canoeing enthusiasts. See the sights, get some exercise, and socialize with other Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and UAE kayakers and canoeists...
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Description: Go kiteboarding in the UAE with our Kite Sports Community! Kiteboarding involves using the wind in a power kite to move across the water in a kiteboard. If you think you're up for the challenge of...
Category: Sports
Description: We host lacrosse games in the UAE. Anyone of any experience level is welcome but bring your own gear! Join our lacrosse club in Dubai.
Category: Sports
Description: Looking to practice self defense or spar with a fighting buddy in the UAE? We get together to practice all types of martial arts in Dubai. Whether you love karate, kick-boxing, grappling, wrestling or any other type of martial arts lets meet-up to practice.
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Description: Join us to watch motorcycle, car, and other motor vehicle races in Dubai with a group of friends! We also get together to race ourselves of course and have a good time.
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Description: Paddles-up! Come out and have a good time at our ping-pong get togethers in the UAE. We host games and tournaments for ping-pong players in Dubai!
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Description: All polo enthusiasts are welcome to join our polo club in Dubai. Whether you enjoy watching or playing, this is the UAE micro-community for you.
Category: Sports
Description: We organize trips to go rafting and rowing in the UAE! Join us to experience nature and enjoy some great company around Dubai.
Category: Sports
Description: Come skate with us at our rollerblade group in Dubai! It's a great way to exercise and we will teach your how to rollerblade if you don't know.
Category: Sports
Description: We welcome all rugby and Gaelic football players in the UAE! Join our group for regular games in both sports. We have tons of fun playing rugby and Gaelic in Dubai.
Category: Sports
Description: Ahoy there! Welcome to the Dubai Sailing Community. Sailors with any level of experience are encouraged to sign up of our Sailing Group. We host meet-ups to interact and go sailing on the Arabian...
Category: Sports
Description: Calling all marksmen- join our shooting club in Dubai! Whether you're looking to compete, improve your skills with target practice, or just have some fun shooting, our shooting group is the one...
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Description: We're probably the coolest skater group in Dubai. Join us for meet-ups where we hit up the best skateboarding parks in Dubai and practice skating. No experience necessary.
Category: Sports
Description: Join our Skydiving Community and experience the thrill of falling thousands of feet up in the air. If you're an experienced skydiver looking for a group to practice formations with or a meet-up to...
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Description: Ready to hit the slopes with the best skiing and snowboarding club in Dubai? Go to Ski Dubai with a group of friends. Those with any level of experience are welcome. We are happy to introduce you...