Wikimedians of United Arab Emirates User Group


Wikimedians of United Arab Emirates User Group (UAE) User Group (مجموعة مستخدمي ويكيميديا الإمارات العربية المتحدة) is a group of people interested in various topics related with United Arab Emirates, across all Wikimedia projects in all languages. And also — group for all wikimedians who a lives in the region.

Wikimedians of United Arab Emirates User Group
مجموعة مستخدمي ويكيميديا الإمارات العربية المتحدة

United Arab Emirates
LocationFlag of the United Arab Emirates.svg UAE
Country codeARE
Approval date04 February 2020
Official language(s)Arabic
Leader of the User GroupAhlam Bolooki
Key people



  • Association of all Wikimedians living in United Arab Emirates
  • Promotion of United Arab Emirates related topics in different languages
  • Promotion of Wikimedia projects in United Arab Emirates
  • Establishment partnerships between Wikimedia community and various cultural, science, educational and media organizations based in United Arab Emirates
  • Support and promotion "Wikimedian in Residence" initiative in United Arab Emirates
  • Cooperating with local authorities, organizations and individuals to receive grants and other materials to promote free knowledge in United Arab Emirates


  • Organizing wikimeetups in United Arab Emirates
  • Organizing article contests and thematic weeks about topics related to United Arab Emirates
  • Organizing wiki-excursions and another events for establishments relationship between community and cultural institutions based in United Arab Emirates
  • etc.


  • First wiki-meeting in Arab speaking Wikimedia of the founding members of our group was in Tunis in 2018 at the Wiki Indaba.
  • Since then, more than 20 Web meeting with the Some Arab contributors was organised to push up our experience.
  • In 2018 some of our community helped the Wikimedia Algeria, with the coordination of Reda Kerbouche to create the Arabic Wikipedia MOOC.
  • In 2019, 3 Wikimedians from United Arab Emirates was in at the regional meeting of the Wikiarabia in Marakech (and here Reda Kerbouche convince us to apply for a user group).

Future activitiesEdit

  • In 2020 Start a new WikiMOOC in Arabic in collaboration with other existing affiliations.
  • Partnerships with some foundations and associations in Dubai.
  • Organising workshops around the country.
  • At least 5 Weekly video meeting and reports of the meeting to the end of this year.
  • Start the WLM and WLE for the UAE

Becoming a memberEdit

Any one can become a member of the Wikimedians of United Arab Emirates User Group. To become a member, just write us here on the Talk page.

Individuals or organizations who want to support Wikimedians of United Arab Emirates User Group can also become collaborator members.

Please contact our membership team by email at Talk page if you have any further questions about becoming a member of Wikimedians of United Arab Emirates User Group.

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