n 1991, a small group of American women living in Dubai began meeting for coffee mornings at the Consul General’s home. Since then, the American Women’s Association of Dubai and the Northern Emirates (AWA) has grown into a vibrant organization that connects more than 330 women with a supportive network of fellow expatriates, cultural integration, charitable works and of course, plenty of fun activities!
Explore our site to find out more about what we do, who we are and how to get involved. We hope to meet you soon!
What We Do
The American Women’s Association of Dubai (AWA) is a nonprofit organization that seeks to provide support for women who are citizens or legal residents of the United States or who are spouses of U. S. citizens by sponsoring informational programs, arranging social functions, providing common interest groups, and promoting charitable activities for our members. To these ends, we offer a selection of activities and opportunities to get involved:
Our monthly meeting is usually held the first Tuesday of every month. They are held at various hotels in Dubai and usually include a social hour with time for our breakfast buffet and a different program each month. Some of our past programs included cultural programs, speakers on women’s health issues, presentations on shopping and antiques, and many other wonderful topics. We have also enjoyed fashion shows, Marketplace, and Travel Fair.
A newcomer’s coffee is held on the third Tuesday of every month. This offers newcomers to Dubai the opportunity to meet our members and each other for a morning of socializing and information.
Annual AWA Philanthrory Ball
This black tie gala event is the highlight of the year. The funds raised by this ball fund the community services AWA provides to local charities and scholarship programs. This wonderful event brings together our members, the local community, corporate sponsors and guests.
Monthly Activities and Special Interest Groups
Each year old and new groups get together to pursue activities and interests they have in common. Currently we offer Moms and Kids Day Out, Book Club, Writers Club, golf, Mah Jong, cooking groups, and stitch group, to name just a few. These activities meet throughout the month..