Welcome to the American Women’s Association website.  We are an international group of women who come together informally to facilitate friendships, cultural exploration and dialogue for women new and established in Abu Dhabi.  We have interesting speakers twice a month on diverse subjects of interest.  We also organize activities and events so that we can socialize and explore.  Our outreach team identifies ways to contribute in a meaningful way in our local community.

Please have a look through our website and learn more about us.  We hope to see you soon at one of our events.


Sara Healey    &     Mimi Prendergast

Co-presidents AWN


Mission Statement 2020

Who We Are

The American Women’s Network (AWN) is an informal group comprised of international women living in Abu Dhabi. AWN facilitates contact, support, and information exchange for both new arrivals and long-time residents. Through social events and special programs, AWN provides a platform for integrating into the community. Formed in 1994 by a group of expatriates from North America, AWN welcomes all women of all nationalities.

What We Do

  • Welcome newcomers
  • Facilitate friendships among members
  • Provide information about the region
  • Offer activities that inform and entertain
  • Interact with the local community
  • Support UAE registered charities

For membership information please visit our Join Us page.

AWN Coffee & Speaker Series 

Coffee & Speaker Series are held on two Thursdays of each month from 10am until noon at the Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana.  For more information on meetings for the current month, view our Calendar or check out our Newsletter.

Our coffee mornings are a great place to meet new people and catch up with friends. Please join us!

AWN Newsletter

Our newsletters are published the first of each month. They are filled with information about upcoming events as well as articles recording recent activities. If you would like to receive our newsletter, please visit our Join Us page and sign up to become a member. Or check the archives and visit the Newsletters page to read our newsletters from previous months.