Support Groups

The Lighthouse Arabia
Providing accessible, quality mental health and grief support services, emphasising trust, respect, confidentiality, and compassion.
Autism in Dubai
Useful information for Dubai-based families with autistic children.
Brest Friends
A monthly support and discussion group for breast cancer patients and survivors. Organised by Dr. Houriya Kazim of Well Woman Clinic.
Diabetics Support Group
Quarterly meetings are organised by the Diabetes Center at American Hospital Dubai in Oud Metha (near Al Nasr Leisure Land).
All 4 Down Syndrome
Volunteer led support group and monthly meetings for families affected by Downs Syndrome. Organises community outreach campaigns and social activities for children with Down Syndrome.
Dubai Autism Center Family Support Club
Parents and siblings of children with Autism gain information, discuss issues and lend support to one another. Community outreach to spread awareness of Autism. Located on 6B Street in Al Hudaiba. Open from 07:30-14:30.
Dubai Foundation for Women and Children
Non-profit shelter for victims of domestic violence, child abuse and human trafficking.
Dubai Dyslexia Support Group
Organises informational meetings and workshops for parents of children with dyslexia.
Special Families Support
Monthly support meetings for families with special needs children. Organises community outreach programs and events to spread awareness and increase social acceptance of children with disabilities.
Alcoholics Anonymous UAE
A group of men and women meet to discuss alcoholism and to support each other in sobriety. Daily meetings held at several locations across Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai and Sharjah. Various days and times.
Local branch of UK-based Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (SANDS). Offers support, informational leaflets, social events and regular support meetings.
Multiplied UAE
Support group offers information, advice and social interaction for families of twins, triplets and other multiples. Holds weekly meetings at various locations throughout Dubai.
Dubai Depression Support Group
Confidential support group for those battling depression.
La Leche League Dubai
Monthly breastfeeding support and informational meetings.