Connector December 2023

CONNECTOR.AE 66 CONNECTOR.AE 67 Lifestyle Lifestyle Trailblazing In Dubai: Reema Mahajan’s Empowering Endeaour Indian Women Dubai Community Embarking on the journey of chasing dreams abroad is both liberating and exhilarating, yet it often conceals the initial challenges of loneliness and stress. This universal experience is shared by those who’ve taken the bold step of moving to a new country, and the UAE, in its vast multicultural landscape, is no exception. However, amidst the daunting start, finding the right community can transform the entire narrative. And in Dubai, there’s one such community that is a beacon of support and empowerment for over 100,000 Indian women in Dubai. Yes, we are talking about Indian Women Dubai group. Indian Women Dubai group uplifts spirits, instils confidence, and fosters connections. Founded by Reema Mahajan, the group goes beyond socialising; it’s a platform where dreams take flight. Connector delves into the inspiring journey of Indian Women Dubai group, unravelling the empowering transformations and the simple yet profound impact this community has had on the lives of Indian women navigating the vibrant tapestry of Dubai. How Did It All Start With Reema Mahajan Indian Women Dubai stands as one of the UAE’s most substantial communities, uniting over 100,000 Indian women who provide support, company, and business assistance to each other while navigating life in Dubai. Established in 2019 by Reema Mahajan, a dual engineering graduate from IIT Delhi and MBA holder from IIM Bangalore, the community emerged from Reema’s experiences. Having transitioned from London to Dubai after a decade-long career with Bain and Company, Reema faced challenges of settling in a new city. Recognising the need for a robust support system, the expat group- Indian Women Dubai was born, offering a platform for Indian women to connect, thrive in business, and embrace life in the vibrant emirate. Hailing from Chandigarh, India, Reema Mahajan has successfully grown a community of over 100,000 women in Dubai, with an impressive 62,000 members on the Facebook platform alone. Reflecting on the early days, Reema shared, “When I started this community on Facebook, our first meet-up comprised only 5 women, so yes, the journey had challenges, but it has been equally rewarding and empowering. Initially in Dubai, I struggled to understand the best schools for my kids, ideal residential areas, shopping destinations, and other basic aspects. That realisation fuelled the creation of Indian Women Dubai, a community dedicated to helping numerous Indian women smoothly navigate their lives in Dubai.” Pandemic And Indian Women Dubai Community Reema Mahajan, recognised among Asia’s 100 Rising Women Power Leaders for 2023, highlights that Indian Women Dubai experienced significant growth on social