Charities |


Posted on

23 July 2013

Last updated on 17 January 2016

Abu Dhabi Based Charity & Support Groups

  • Operation Smile

    Operation Smile

    Operation Smile is an international charity which provides free surgery for children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate. Many of these children never reach their first birthday due to lack of nourishment because of the difficulties they incur in eating and drinking. Every 3 minutes, it is estimated that a child is born with a cleft lip or cleft palate. One in 10 children born with a cleft die before their first birthday. Children born with clefts are often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile. With the help of medical volunteers and generous supporters, Operation Smile provides free surgeries for children around the world to heal their smiles and transform their lives. In as little as 45 minutes and for as little as 880 AED , Operation Smile can provide a life-changing surgery for a child in need. Since 1982, Operation Smile has given new smiles and new lives to 160,000 children in over 60 countries

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  • Cause Connect

    Cause Connect

    Abu Dhabi Cause Connect is dedicated to increasing creative collaboration between causes, community, and corporate. We are a team of individuals just like you – passionate about supporting charitable causes. We work with different nonprofits, charities, community groups, and businesses to achieve the highest social impact for a cause. Join us to help empower the Abu Dhabi community to be a greater force for social good – we can’t do it without you!

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  • The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation

    The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation

    The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation was established by Law No. 20 in July 2007, issued by his Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, may God save and bless him. The vision of the Foundation is “Pioneering Initiatives for Welfare” and its strategies are focused on health and education on domestic, regional and global scales. The educational strategy of the Foundation includes supporting vocational educational projects in countries of the region, health needs related to malnutrition, child protection and care and the provision of safe water on a global level.

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  • Medecins Sans Frontiers

    Medecins Sans Frontiers

    MSF is one of the world's leading independent organisations for medical humanitarian aid, giving quality medical care to people caught in crisis regardless of race, religion, or political affiliation. Every day, more than 27,000 MSF field staff provide assistance around the world to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care or natural disasters.

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  • The UAE Red Crescent

    The UAE Red Crescent

    The UAE Red Crescent Authority has been founded on 31/01/1983 and received international recognition as the member No. 139 in the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as of 08/27/1986. HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan was appointed the Chairman of the Board of the Red Crescent in 1986 and Chairman of the Authority in 1993, which gave impetus to the humanitarian efforts of the Auhtority. In 1997, the role of the Authority was further strengthened by acceptance of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak for the position of the Honorary President of the UAE Red Crescent. In 2001, the UAE Red Crescent was chosen the second best humanitarian authority at the level of the continent of Asia.

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  • Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahayan Charitable and Humanitarian Organisation

    The Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahayan Charitable and Humanitarian Organisation

    The Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahayan Charitable and Humanitarian was established in 1992 following an Amiri Decree issued by the founder and owner of the benefaction, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahayan –may God rest his soul in peace- with an amount of US$ one million as an endowment fund, whereby all its revenue would be utilized to fund projects as well as charitable and humanitarian activities inside and outside the country.

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  • Ewa'a Shelters for Women and Children

    Ewa'a Shelters for Women and Children

    Every human being has the right to live freely and with dignity. It is a natural right offered by Allah to all humans without exception or discrimination. On the basis this deep-rooted belief, we, in the Refugee Centre for Women and Child Victims of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation, try to bring smiles back to victims’ faces and revive their sense of dignity. Retrieving smiles means rebuilding components of the victims’ lives before they rejoin society afresh. It also means that they become strong, able to be rehabilitated and develop themselves and their surrounding environment.

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Abu Dhabi Animal Charities & Rescue Centres

  • AlRahma Animal Welfare Society

    AlRahma Animal Welfare Society

    AlRahma Animal Welfare Society is a UAE based No kill movement that rescue and cares for the animal rights and free cruelty, life is the first right for all creatures on earth,as human we should be the care taker of the weak and voiceless. The right to life is the most fundamental right. AlRahma above all values life big and small. We heal and nourish life and care for those who cannot care for themselves. From a horse to a little bunny, nothing is too small to deserve our attention. The right to life is not granted only to humankind by God. What sets us apart from many organizations in Animal Welfare of our times is that we do recognize this right for the animal kind. We do not kill animals because we don’t have the space to take care of them, or because they don’t look good enough to be adopted. We do however euthanize animals only if they are irremediably ill or suffering.

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  • Feline Friends Abu Dhabi

    Feline Friends Abu Dhabi

    Feline Friends is a non profit-making organisation with more than 10 years dedication to improving the life of cats and kittens in the UAE.Volunteers help domesticated cats to find new homes, provide rescue and relief to sick and injured cats and kittens, and control the population of street cats by sterilisation and release programs. Feline Friends is entirely staffed by Volunteers (unpaid workers). Most of us have families & some even have a paid job as well! This means that sometimes we cannot answer your call immediately, or get to you as quickly as we would like. We have an answering service and will return your call if you leave us a message - We return calls in order of priority, so please be patient if it takes us a little while to get back to you.

    General & Emergency - 050 582-2916 / Email -

    Homing & Fostering - 050 823-1569
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    Volunteering – 050 582-2916
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    Volunteers rescue and re-home stray cats and kittens; promote the control of street cats by sterilization and re-release and provide care and relief to sick and injured cats and kittens.

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  • Animal Welfare Al Ain

    Animal Welfare Al Ain

    Animal Welfare Al Ain is a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the welfare of animals in Al Ain.
    We rely on volunteers and the generosity of the community to carry out our work. We are a member society of WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals) and we are also a member of MENAW (Middle East Network for Animal Welfare). In addition, we work in cooperation with other animal welfare groups in the region. If it is not possible for you to adopt an animal then you could foster a cat or dog for a short period of time until the animal is permanently homed. It may be a few weeks, six months or longer. It depends on each individual case and how quickly someone offers to adopt. We often have female street cats which need to be kept inside after they have been spayed before they go back on the street. They need about 4 – 5 days recuperation time to be sure that there are no complications from the spaying.

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  • The Abu Dhabi Animal Shelter

    The Abu Dhabi Animal Shelter

    The Abu Dhabi Animal Shelter for stray cats and dogs for Abu Dhabi Emirate has been established following the decision of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council of Abu Dhabi government on 15th April 2010. The Abu Dhabi Executive Council issued in this decision that the Abu Dhabi Animal Shelter will be managed by Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital. The decision was based on a proposal regarding the establishment of an animal shelter for cats and dogs for Abu Dhabi Emirate that had taken into consideration the best international practices for dealing with feral cats and stray dogs in Europe, USA and Australia. The decision of establishing the first Animal Shelter for Abu Dhabi Emirate underlines the great efforts of the Abu Dhabi government to set a role model for animal welfare on a national, regional and international level.

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