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ABU DHABI XPRESS trawls the internet to pick seven Facebook groups that can help you network, seek advice, discuss community and stay updated about events around town.

Abu Dhabi Women’s Group (ADWG)

13,000 and counting, Abu Dhabi Women’s Group is a vibrant platform for women where they air their views, find support and make new friends: “We won’t always agree, but we will always have one thing in common - we know what it is like to be a woman in Abu Dhabi,” it says.

Membership: Restricted to women, on request

Best Bites Abu Dhabi

This could be your handbook for good food in Abu Dhabi. Whether you are looking for restaurant reviews or seeking directions to an eatery, this is the place for you.

Membership: Open to all

FreeCycle Abu Dhabi

Wondering what to do with the table you have no room for or all those toys your child doesn’t play with any more? You may want to join FreeCycle Abu Dhabi. It’s a convenient place to give away unwanted stuff to someone who may need it.

Membership: Only by request

Abu Dhabi Expat New & Used Furniture (ADNUF)

This is the ideal place for those looking to buy or sell new and used furniture. The group has over 5,200 members and the numbers are steadily rising.

Membership: Open to all

Reem Island Market

With 14,500 members, this Facebook group is arguably one of the most happening online trading sites in Abu Dhabi. Predominantly for Reem Island residents, it helps you buy or sell everything from unwanted gifts to pre-loved designer wears and used household items. Those who don’t live in Reem Island can also join.

Membership: Open to all

Ask Abu Dhabi

From selling Indian ethnic wear to suggesting names for newborns, this is the newest ‘go to’ group for women in Abu Dhabi. Its tagline reads: ‘Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened.’ The group has over 4,000 members, mostly Indian women, who meet up regularly.

Membership: Restricted to women

Events in Abu Dhabi

A small arts workshop in your neighbourhood, a kids summer camp, drawling classes, an outdoor family event or a rooftop jamming session – this group allows you to keep tab on events that don’t usually find mention in newspapers and magazines.

Membership: Open to all

The Dress-up Box

Struggling to put together a fancy dress or party costume for your child? Go to Dress-Up Box and just place your order with specifications. This Facebook group offers costumes for rents for children between the ages of 3 and 14 for all kinds of themed school events or parties. With a small delivery charge, you can even get costumes delivered and collected from your doorstep. A ten-day delivery period applies.

Membership: Open to all

Natural Alternatives Abu Dhabi

If you believe nature is the best healer, you belong here. With more than 5,000 members, this group believes in adopting and promoting a holistic lifestyle. Members share ideas, solutions and recipes on everything from skincare, petroleum-free oils and soaps, natural remedies, ethical farming and even household cleaning alternatives. So if you know a natural remedy that works, spread the word about it here.

Membership: Open to all

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