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Dubai Dubai Charities & Support Groups


Dubai Based Charities & Support Groups

There are many charities and support groups active in Dubai and across the UAE and here we have a round up of the locally based one you may need help from or want to assist and support...
dubai foundation for women and childrenDubai Foundation For Women & Children

The Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC) is the first licensed non-profit shelter in the UAE for women and children victims of domestic violence, child abuse, and human trafficking.

It was established in July 2007 to offer victims immediate protection and support services in accordance with international human rights obligations.

The Dubai Foundation for Women and Children aims to alleviate violence against women and children through protection, prevention and promotion. Visit their website here>>

out of the bluesOut Of The Blues- PNI Support Group

Post natal illness (PNI), also known as post natal depression is extremely common and can affect 1 in 10 mothers but is widely misunderstood and often goes untreated. “Out of the Blues” is a non-profit support group with a private, closed online forum and support network run by the five Blue Angels, for mums suffering from the baby blues or PNI here in Dubai. The Blue Angels are expat mums who have experienced PNI and together we are determined to help the other mums in Dubai in their "hour of need". No one need suffer alone. We are here to offer non-judgmental support. Find Out More Here>>
bcaf dubaiThe British Community Assistance Fund (BCAF)

The British Community Assistance Fund (BCAF) is a non profit Organization run by volunteers from the resident British Community, which endeavours to provide help to British subjects who find themselves in distress in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, through no fault of their own. Where possible, help can be provided in the form of legal, financial, medical assistance, repatriation, as well as counseling if required, for those with marital difficulties and for the bereaved. As BCAF relies solely on donations and funds raised through hosting events we are always seeking new volunteers; if you or your friends can offer your services in your free time we would be delighted if you would contact us: 24 hour Helpline Telephone: (04) 337-1413 Website:
volunteer in dubaiVolunteer in Dubai

Volunteer in Dubai was founded in mid 2008 with the purpose of bringing together any charity, organization or cause with residents that are eager to volunteer their time and give back to the community.
Volunteer in Dubai is here to connect the residents with the charities and non-profit organizations that need help the most. Volunteer in Dubai works with several charities to support a variety of different causes and events in the city. Sign in online and you will get instant information about diverse ways in which you can volunteer, be it through donating a few hours of your time or through a specific skill you have to offer. Visit, register as a member, and you will begin to receive emails notifying you of events that need volunteer support.
emirates cancer foundationEmirates Cancer Foundation 

The Emirates Cancer Foundation offers information in both English and Arabic regarding all types of cancer, treatments, hospitals in the UAE, important links and other information that may be useful to cancer patients or care givers. The Emirates Cancer Foundation (ECF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization (run or led). It was created by a group of dedicated volunteers and professionals with the aim of raising awareness about cancer to the people of the UAE, Middle East and all other Arabic-speaking regions and to educate and support them.
shrajah charity internationalSharjah Charity International (SCI)

Sharjah Charity International (SCI) assists needy people inside and outside the UAE and has several location in East Africa, Asia and Middle East.
Society Objectives:Sponsorship of orphans, widows & poor people through financial, moral & cultural support. Providing urgent aid & relief in emergencies such as earthquakes, cyclone, floods & wars inside & outside UAE. Collection of fasting persons food Zakat & sacrifices (immolation) prices. Construction of Schools, centers, mosques, clinic & drilling of wells.. etc in additionn to establishment of investment endowments (Wagaf) projects. Receive Zakat & donation funds & distribute them to the relevant people who deserve. Visit the website
pink caravanPink Caravan

It is the first of its kind; it’s part of "Kashf" initiative lunched by Friends Of Cancer Patients.

Pink Caravan is an ongoing three years campaign, not restricted to a particular month of the year, working on providing series programs to spread awareness through education and screening with a strong focus on the remote regions within the UAE to activate change in our community. Pink Caravan is a series of programmes which actively spreads awareness of breast cancer through education and screening, with focus on rural areas, to activate change.
breast cancer arabiaBreast Cancer Arabia

Breast Cancer Arabia provides the three things that a woman will need if she is diagnosed with breast cancer; high quality information about breast cancer and its treatment, a place to go and get treatment and lastly a support system – the online community. The primary mission of the Breast Cancer Arabia Foundation is to pay for breast cancer treatment for those women who cannot afford it. It will also look to provide online training courses for doctors and nurses, in the region, who wish to become more specialised in the treatment and care of breast cancer.
friends of cancer patients dubaiFriends Of Cancer Patients- FOCP

Over the last decade FOCP, an NGO registered charity, has continuously delivers moral, financial and clinical support to over 700 patients and families who have been touch by cancer, along with promoting awareness about early detectable cancers.  Friends of Cancer Patients Society (FOCP) is a charitable, volunteer-based foundation operating as a specialized entity under the umbrella of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah. FOCP was established during 1999 in accordance with the directives and under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed AI-Qasimi, President of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, and wife of the Ruler of Sharjah & Federal Supreme Council Member His Royal Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi.

valley of love dubai charityValley Of Love

Snehatazvara or Valley of Love (VOL) operates from a small room in Al Ghusais. Established with the aim of lending a helping hand to those in need irrespective of caste, creed, colour or sex, its members are everywhere and can be reached anytime. C.P. Mathew, a full-time member, gave up his family business to look into the increasing number of cases being brought to their attention. Soon the members started making weekly visits to the hospitalised, providing shelter to destitutes, rescuing women forced into prostitution, visiting prison inmates every week, tracking down family members of unclaimed bodies or raising funds. Visit for their latest appeals for help and assitance.
mawaheb dubaiMawaheb from Beautiful People

Mawaheb from Beautiful People is an art studio for adults from16 years with special needs.The studio suitably located in the culturally rich Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood (formally known as the Bastakiya) is a space where student artists can learn artistic skills and develop their self confidence in a relaxed safe environment. Our welcoming atmosphere also ensures that we treat our students as individuals with freedom of thought and action. We invite visitors to visit Mawaheb and view our art gallery or sit and have a coffee with our student artists.The studio is open Sunday-Thursday 9am to 3pm. For further information and volunteering opportunities please visit
dubai centre for special needsDubai Centre for Special Needs

We are a non-profit organisation, dedicated to providing special education, therapeutic services and vocational training. The Center is always working hard towards a brighter future for individuals with special needs. However, all of our work is meaningless without your help. The Center is a charitable non-profit organization that depends on caring, generous individuals and companies throughout the community for support of all kinds. The Center generously accepts donations of funds; equipment and services; help with fund raising activities; volunteers at classrooms and many of our students need sponsorship. Reach out and help. Join us in our mission towards creating a better tomorrow... Alone we can do so little but together we can do so much! Your donation of good quality, gently-used clothing, toys and household items is needed. Drop off at our Centre, located on the SZR just before Safa Park.For more info:
RDADRiding for the Disabled Association

RDAD's programme utilises the horse to achieve a variety of therapeutic goals, thereby allowing our students, with special needs, to further develop their physical, cognitive and emotional abilities. This means we can encourage our riders to achieve more than they ever thought possible, allowing us to focus on ABILITY and not disability. RDAD is a not for profit organisation and relies totally on assistance from individuals and organisations to keep the programme running. You can support us by promoting awareness of our programme, or just by coming along and volunteering. RDAD volunteers assist during our riding sessions by either leading the horses or side walking to provide help and support to the students. We have both morning lessons at 9am & 10am as well as afternoon sessions at 4pm and 5pm on various days. If you would like further information on volunteering with RDAD click HERE>>
gulf for good dubaiGulf for Good

We organise exciting adventure challenges around the world inspiring people to do something unusual. Participants raise funds, which are then donated to handpicked charities in the region where the challenge is held. Gulf for Good's aim is to help people in the Gulf to challenge themselves whilst having fun to help others.  For more information visit 
emirates artritis Foundation dubaiThe Emirates Arthritis Foundation (EAF)

The Emirates Arthritis Foundation (EAF), the Middle East’s only patient support group, based in Dubai was launched in April 2006. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for arthritis sufferers through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis. We achieve this by organizing patient education sessions throughout the Emirates, establish community programs such as aqua-aerobics and yoga, and importantly we have an endowment fund for less privileged patients so that they are able to receive the premium health care services that they deserve. Visit for more information.
dubai autism centreDubai Autism Center

DAC is a local non-profit organization. We have a school for 43 children and young adults with Autism, parent support groups and community education programs. We currently have 80+ children on our waiting list. 70% of the centers running costs are covered through fundraising. Our Mission is to successfully integrate children with Autism into the community through our holistic approach to intervention and therapies, together with our focused efforts to create social awareness about Autism. Volunteers and support welcome:

al ihsan ajman charityAl Ihsan Charity

Al Ihsan Charity, based in Ajman, caters to a special layer of society of women who have lost their spouses due to divorce, abandonment, imprisonment, etc.

These women, from many countries ( India, Bangladesh, Sudan, Pakistan, Jordan, etc.) are left to raise their children and hope that they can also send them to school. Click here to find out more about the Back to School Programe. Visit to see how you can help today.
safe and sound dubaiSafe & Sound Safe & Sound in UAE

Safe & Sound campaign is one of the largest, most comprehensive breast cancer awareness campaigns in the Middle East. Launched in 1997 by BurJuman, this year-round program focuses on the key message of survival through early detection and treatment. Through numerous in-mall and external events along with outreach initiatives, Safe & Sound has encouraged families in the UAE to proactively take charge of their health, helping to increase understanding and empower women in the fight against breast cancer. Safe & Sound is also privileged to have the support of major blue chip corporate from varied industry sectors. For more information please visit

dubai caresDubai Cares

'Dubai Cares' was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to raise money to help educate 1 million children in poor countries. The campaign is Dubai's contribution to the U.N. Millennium Development Goals for providing Children's Primary Education to every child by 2015 and expresses the emirate's will to play an effective role in securing a better tomorrow for future generations. Our Vision: A world in which all children can go to school. for all the info you need.
the angel appealThe Angel Appeal

Flying Angel is a mobile floating seafarers centre which enables seafarers at sea to communicate with their families and friends. It has internet facilities, telephones, a library, a shop selling small essential items and a welfare officer/chaplain who can help when more help is needed. It operates off the East Coast of the UAE serving the crews of ships.

If you would like your charity or support group added to this list- please get in touch with us with your logo and details and we'll get you added. Contact Us>>

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  • Ohoud Al-adani  on  12 Mar 2014 12:38:02 PM

    Good Morning/Evening, I'm a single mother in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. I tried many times to find support groups here in Jeddah, but all my researches went to NOTHING! i dont know how could you help single mothers but I would really appreciate if you could lead mme to any groups of any kind here in Jeddah "IF THERES ANY" cant wait to hear from you, REALLY!!! Ohoud Aladani

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