Support Groups in Dubai
English-speaking support groups and meetings for AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) following the 12 Steps programme, cancer support meetings, education support and more...
Daily meetings in English are held in various locations throughout Dubai and Sharjah.
- Alcoholics Anonymous
Tel: 056 149 6292 (Dubai/Sharjah Hotline)
Tel: 050 151 8132 (Dubai Ladies Only Hotline)
- For a list of all AA meetings in Dubai: Click here (PDF)
Al-Anon meetings provide support to family, friends and anyone else who is affected by an alcoholic in their lives.
Brest Friends: Breast cancer support group founded by Dr. Houriya Kazim, a female surgeon who specialises in breast surgery and reconstruction.
Chronic Disease Support
Chronic Diseases Support Group Dubai: For sufferers, caregivers, family members and friends. Free of charge. Meetings take place on the second Monday of each month from 19:00-21:00. Contact by telephone to confirm attendance beforehand.
- Chronic Diseases Support Group Dubai
Tel: 04 429 8578
Dubai Dyslexia Group: Organises informational meetings with specialists and professionals.
- Dubai Dyslexia Group
Tel: 050 652 4325
Northern Emirates Homeschool Association: An informational group for families who wish to homeschool their child(ren) while living in the United Arab Emirates. Members arrange social gatherings, field trips and general support. Does not offer tutoring.
Family Support (Birth, Death and Special Needs)
Adoption Support Group - Dubai: Online support group for those interested in adoption or families with adopted children. Monthly social meetings held the first Friday of each month.
- Adoption Support Group
Tel: 04 360 8113
All 4 Down's Syndrome: Weekly support group and monthly meetings for families affected by Down's Syndrome. Community outreach campaigns and social activities for children with Down's Syndrome.
Special Families Support Group: Holds monthly meetings for families with special needs children.
Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (SANDS): Information and support for families who have suffered the loss of a baby.
Tel: 055 393 2404 / 050 644 7903 / 04 348 2801
Multiplied UAE: Support and social meetings for parents of twins, triplets and other multiples.