Top Expat Organizations in UAE (2018)

At Allied Pickfords we are proud to have earned a reputation as a “mover of choice” within the UAE expat community.

Coordinating and managing relocations for hundreds of UAE expats moving to and from the UAE each year, our comprehensive range of moving services have been tailored to meet the needs of relocating expats and their families. In fact, many Allied Pickfords UAE employees are expats themselves, so therefore have personal experience with the challenges faced living the expat lifestyle.

One of the challenges many UAE expats face is developing a new social and professional network of like-minded friends. Forming new relationships makes the expat journey far more enjoyable, but where do you go to meet and connect with other expats like you?

Worldwide there are thousands of expat organizations focusing on supporting and assisting expats to settle into their new home and embrace their new destination.

To assist, we have put together our list of top UAE expat organizations in 2018. We invite you to use these as a starting point as there are many expat associations ready to welcome you with open arms.

Top UAE Expat Organizations & Websites 2018

Australian Business Council in Dubai

The primary focus of the Australian Business Council in Dubai (ABCD) is to facilitate “business opportunities through networking and social activities”. Visit their site to find out more our membership and benefits.


Internations is an online resource with expat communities for location worldwide. Both Dubai and Abu Dhabi have their own expat communities at Internations where members can share knowledge, tips and events.

Swiss Ladies Dubai

For ladies from Switzerland living in Dubai who would like to meet new friends, network and attend social activities in their new home in the UAE, Swiss Ladies Dubai provides these opportunities and more.

The Expats Club

The Expats Club offers professional networking opportunities, online chat, social activities and more. With groups in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, The Expats Club promises to cure the expat blues and get you out mingling with new friends in your new home.

Canadian Business Council

A large organization in Dubai, the Canadian Business Council provides “Canadian-related companies and professionals establishing or operating/working in Dubai and the UAE, through business networking and connections, information exchange, and a continued connection to Canada.”

Expat Connect

A popular online social network for expats in the UAE. Join an online community or sign up for events and social activities


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