Loneliness got you down? Find yourself some new friends
Loneliness got you down? Being away from friends, family and the people you would normally lean on most can be difficult, particularly for long stretches of time. These groups are all aimed at helping expats in the city make new and lasting connections.
Meetup Like cosplay, gardening, photography, shopping, trying new foods or dancing the night away? This website is home to hundreds upon hundreds of groups, run by individuals for like-minded members of the community. www.meetup.com/cities/ae/dubai. Duplays Many, many, many Dubaians have made their firmest friends in the city through the leagues and tournaments put on by this recreational sports organiser. Choose from Frisbee to football, touch rugby to cricket and beyond. www.duplays.com.
Restronaut Love eating and nattering? This ‘social dining platform’ brings people together by hosting meals for all manner of interests in restaurants around Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The most recent event was held for foodies who love TV series. www.restronaut.me.