Looking for American Expats in Dubai?

  • Connect with fellow Americans in Dubai

  • Get information in our Dubai guide

  • Join exciting events and activities

  • Exchange tips about expat life in Dubai

  • Peter B. Krehmer

    There are so many expats in the UAE, but the InterNations Dubai Ramadan dinners brought some wonderful guests together.

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Dubai

Hello to all Americans in Dubai! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Dubai? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Dubai which will be showing your favorite baseball or American football team’s upcoming match or where to go in town for st■ turkey?

There’s no doubt about it: Dubai is a modern marvel. The most populous city of the United Arab Emirates is a dynamic city known for its tourist attractions, high-rise buildings, shopping centers, and much more! With the bus, tram, and water bus services, a monorail system, and the Dubai metro, as well as a comprehensive road network, navigating your way around the city from one place to the next is simple. This also means that if you don’t want to live among the hustle and bustle of the center, you can enjoy a quieter life in the residential areas of nearby Sharjah, for example, which are about half an hour ride away from Dubai’s center.

Although Dubai has lots to offer, you might be wondering where and how you can meet other Americans in the city. Luckily, InterNations is here to make this easier for you! You’re warmly invited to join the InterNations community. Within our international network in Dubai, there’s a vibrant circle of American expats from all regions of USA, including New York City, Los Angeles, and beyond.

  • Community Member
    From United States of America, living in Dubai
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    From United States of America, living in Dubai
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    From United States of America, living in Dubai
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    From United States of America, living in Dubai
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    From United States of America, living in Dubai

Meet other Americans in Dubai

Connect at Our Events in Dubai

Attend our monthly events and join various interest-based groups to get to know like-minded expats and fellow Americans in Dubai. From sailing to spirituality, there is sure to be something for everyone! In most communities, there are also monthly Newcomers’ Events especially for those who have recently joined the American community in Dubai. Take this chance to mingle and meet other expats and global minds in Dubai.

Want to meet other Americans at our events?

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Dubai Expat Forum

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our Dubai expat forums. When you arrive in Dubai, you’re likely to have many questions, from how to register as a resident to where to find language lessons. Use our forum to ask members of the InterNations community everything you’re wondering about, even things like where to find ingredients for dishes from home in Dubai. InterNations makes it easy for American expats in Dubai to exchange experiences and tips to support each other. You can also check out our Expat Q&A Forum to look for accommodation, jobs, or even advice on the best international schools or whether there are any American schools in your area.

Ask experienced American expats in Dubai

  • Where can I find American food?
  • Where can I meet other Americans?
  • Are there American schools in Dubai?

Find People Who Share Your Passions

"Sometimes referred to as the “City of Gold”, Dubai can be a great place for expats, especially with the InterNations community helping you to make the most of your experience!

Do you want to continue with your hobbies — or discover new ones — while living in Dubai? There’s a variety of InterNations Groups you can join, including everything from sightseeing to hiking. These are run by dedicated Consuls with at least one activity each month, such as dinners in Dubai’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the most populous city of the United Arab Emirates has to offer, from the phenomenal skyline and modern beach walkways of Dubai Marina to Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, which also offers the highest observation deck for spectacular views, and much more."

Find other Americans to share your hobbies with

Enjoy the International Experience with InterNations

  • Browse our network of members to get to know American expats in Dubai and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Dubai.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Dubai and across the globe.

InterNations provides an easy, casual way to get to know expats from the USA and further afield in your local community. Sound good? Then let us welcome you into our Dubai Community today!

Mix and Mingle with Americans in Dubai at Our Events

Our Dubai community is also lively and welcoming offline. The InterNations Ambassadors host regular get-togethers and a range of expat activities, e.g. a chic dining experience in Dubai’s trendiest restaurant or a get-away with fellow American expats to discover the richest city in the world. These activities make it easy for you to get to know other expats from United States of America in your local community and meet Americans in the UAE in a comfortable setting. If this sounds interesting to you, simply sign up for membership – we are looking forward to welcoming you among our Americans living in Dubai!

  • Peter B. Krehmer

    There are so many expats in the UAE, but the InterNations Dubai Ramadan dinners brought some wonderful guests together.

  • Suzanne Payne

    Dubai is such an overwhelming mixture of tradition and modernity that I was very grateful for all the support from other expats.

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