ANZA is a Dubai based community organisation set up to provide support for the Australian and New Zealand community living in the UAE. ANZA has been in operation for over 20 years and is managed wholly by volunteers.
The activities offered by ANZA are for all Australians and New Zealanders ranging from newborns to retirees. ANZA is not a ladies club – we cater for everyone. Our events are listed under “Diary” on this site and our community involvement include the following:
Support for local charities – Many charities have benefitted from funds raised by ANZA including the Red Cross/Red Crescent Society, Gulf for Good, Riding for the Disabled Dubai, Al Noor Training Centre (ANZA undertook the education of a disabled child for over ten years) & Rashid Paediatric Schools for disabled children and many others. ANZA also supports the new Sharjah Lending Library, Sharjah Humanitarian City and the Very Special Arts Group located in Sharjah. On ocassion we also raise funds for natural disasters in our home countries which have included the Earthquakes in Christchurch; bushfires in Victoria; flood victims in Queensland etc. ANZA is a strong supporter of The Australian Koala Foundation.
Distribution of information to members regarding cultural/social events of interest to Australians/New Zealanders that are offered by other organizations (Melbourne Cup, Film Festivals, AFL Grand Final/Rugby Grand Final, etc)
ANZA also offers compassionate support for members in times of need.