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Charities & Support Groups In Dubai

Charities & Support Groups In Dubai

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Charities & Support Groups In Dubai

Welcome to the Support Groups & Charity News Section

There are many charities, support groups and initiatives in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and the other Emirates in the UAE that you can offer your support and time to. Here you can search for local volunteer opportunities and find a way you can help out and support a worthy cause. We've got sections for authorised charities in the UAE, support groups, local animal welfare groups and also the very important laws and regulations that you must know...


  • Authorised Charities in Dubai

    Authorised Charities

    Here's a list of the IACAD authorised charities in Dubai that you may support, or approach if you wish to gain a permit to fundraise for a particular cause in the country.

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  • UAE Charities & Support Groups

    Support Groups & Initiatives

    Here we have an extensive list and information about the various support groups, initiatives and non- profit organisations that you may need help from locally or want to support.

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  • UAE Animal Groups & Welfare

    UAE Animal Welfare

    If you're looking to adopt a pet- you're in the right place. There are so many UAE based groups trying to help the abandoned and unloved animals in the area!

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  • Fundraising Law in Dubai

    Fundraising Law & IACAD Approval

    There are laws in place that must be followed when fundraising for a charitable cause or support group here in Dubai. Here's all the information you must know before getting started.

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News & Features

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    Random Acts of Kindness: Going Above and Beyond

    Have you ever heard the saying, “no one has ever become poor by giving”? We have and we strongly abide by this quote, simply because we believe in world that is filled with kindness and good karma.

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  • I Am ME (Most Extraordinary)

    I Am ME (Most Extraordinary)

    “I am ME (most extraordinary)” is a photography project that uses authentic storytelling to educate, advocate, and mainstream beauty in difference. The project features the stories of special people in Dubai, with an aim to bring awareness to their challenges and what makes them extraordinary.

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  • World Down Syndrome Day

    World Down Syndrome Day

    The day encourages friends and supporters all over the world to choose activities and events to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people who have Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.

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  • Earth Hour: Shine a Light on Climate Action

    Earth Hour: Shine a Light on Climate Action

    Following a landmark year for climate, Emirates Wildlife Society – WWF is calling on people in the UAE to take climate action by switching off their lights for one hour and switching on their social power by donating their social feeds to Earth Hour. 

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  • 	Random Acts of Kindness: Effortless Acts of Kindness

    Random Acts of Kindness: Effortless Acts of Kindness

    Kindness brings out our characters. While some acts of kindness involve heaps of money and time, others don’t require much at all, but the impact will leave you and everyone around you awe-inspired!

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  • What is International Women's Day?

    What is International Women's Day?

    It’s a day that women around the world acknowledge in celebration of working women and women’s struggles everywhere… But do you know the history of the day?

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  • 5 Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day

    5 Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day

    International Women’s Day (IWD) is an annual day that celebrates the social, economic and political developments of women! Here's how you can join in!

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  • Help Raise Awareness of 22q

    Help Raise Awareness of 22q

    Only one tiny missing piece of the 22nd chromosome can result in 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome, and it's one of the most common... So help raise awareness! Find out more about what 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome is and how you can show your support and raise awareness of this rarely known syndrome.

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  • 5 Ways You Can Celebrate World Kindness Day

    5 Ways You Can Celebrate World Kindness Day

    In a world where we're surrounded by political debates, war and increasing violence, we could all use a few more pleasantries in life. Enter World Kindness Day, which is celebrated annually on November 13th. It's an entire day devoted to focusing on extending warmhearted acts towards others, behaving nicely and doing so without any expectation of anything in return.

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  • 			Random Acts of Kindness: Going the Extra Mile

    Random Acts of Kindness: Going the Extra Mile

    Sometimes, we take for granted the little things in our lives that may mean so much to someone who doesn’t necessarily have them. If you are not financially able to make large valued donations, there are still small donations that you can still contribute to that can go a long way.

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  • Fundraising in Dubai: The Law

    Fundraising in Dubai: The Law

    There are laws that must be followed and taken into consideration when fundraising for a charitable cause or support group here in Dubai. Many expats like to give back to the communities in which they live across Dubai, whether it's adopting a forever pet, or showing support to local charities and support groups or fundraising for an event. But as with anything, there are laws surrounding such charitable behaviour that anyone who wishes to fundraise in Dubai must be clued-up on.

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  • World Immunisation Week

    World Immunisation Week

    World Immunisation Week is held each year at the end of April (24th to 30th), and aims to help refocus public attention on the importance of vaccination for all children – particularly those who are consistently excluded across the globe. This week is celebrated worldwide by UNICEF, immunisation partners, governments and civil society ogranisations. For over 40 years, UNICEF together with the World Health Organisation (WHO) have helped lead the global drive to bring vaccines to the world's most vulnerable children, defending their rights to survive and be healthy.

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  • Taking on a New Pet

    Taking on a New Pet

    Adopting a new pet is one of the most rewarding things you will ever do. Are you ready to add a four-legged friend to your family? Animal shelters are filled with loving, healthy, wonderful dogs and cats of all sizes, breeds and ages and one of those pets may be the perfect animals for you. Here are some of the reasons you might want to adopt a cat or dog.

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  • Did you see the Wings for Life World Run?

    Did you see the Wings for Life World Run?

    On May 3rd, 2015, at 11am UTC / 3pm GST, thousands of runners ran in the Wings for Life World Run, a global race a world beyond any other. Participants stepped up, nominated friends, challenged family and ran for those who can't. Dubai became a new backdrop to this year's WFL World Run, as it is the first Middle Eastern metropolis in the region to run for those who can't. Members of the ExpatWoman team ran too in support of WFL!

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  • Get the Picture: Be Rid of Headclutchers!

    Get the Picture: Be Rid of Headclutchers!

    Images are an extremely powerful way of telling a story and the photos that accompany articles in the media have great impact. Mental health is a broad and complex topic to illustrate, but we're campaigning to help newspapers, TV and online news outlets get it right.

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  • 				The Art of Kindness

    The Art of Kindness

    Although many don’t realize it, random acts of kindness don’t always need to involve donating money or even time. In the busy world that we live in today, we often forget to just take a moment to appreciate all the little things in life.

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  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Think pink, as October is Breast Cancer Awareness month! Here’s a round- up of the events, happenings and initiatives in Dubai that you can take part in or support to show your solidarity. Find out facts about breast cancer, as well as recovery stories. If you're organising something in honour of BCAM, please don't hestitate to let us know.

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