THIS IS A PLACE WHERE FRIENDS BECOME FAMILY. HANGOUTS ARE WEEKLY GATHERINGS WHERE YOU CAN BUILD DEEPER RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER PEOPLE FROM OUR COMMUNITY. WE MEET IN HOMES IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS ACROSS DUBAI, SHARJAH AND ABU DHABI. EACH HANGOUT HAS A CAPACITY OF 12-16 PEOPLE, THAT GET TOGETHER TO HAVE DISCUSSIONS AROUND THE WEEKEND MESSAGE, PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER AND SHARE STORIES OF WHAT GOD IS DOING IN AND THROUGH THEM.

Dhiraj
Sports City, Dubai

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I have been part of the Gatekeepers family for over 2 years. I enjoy making new friends and striking up conversations with people from different nations. I am excited to host a hangout  and look forward to welcoming you.

Kelvin & Kate
Town Square, Dubai

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WE MOVED OVER FROM SOUTH AFRICA A FEW YEARS AGO AND FOUND GOD AND HOME HERE AT THE GATEKEEPERS. I AM A CHEF BY PROFESSION AND MY WIFE IS A TEACHER. WE’VE BEEN BLESSED TO ADD A NEW ADDITION TO OUR FAMILY RECENTLY, OUR BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER EMERSYN.

Wendell & Alexcia
The Villa, Dubai

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I am a Retail Architect who’s passionate about design. I am a serious coffee drinker and also love playing the bass guitar. My wife Alexia is a mom to Tayghan and Kinsley. She’s an avid netball player who enjoys cooking and entertaining guests. We moved over from Cape Town, just a little over a year ago but already feel at home in Dubai and at The Gatekeepers.

Michael & Lorraine
Town Square, Dubai

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Newlyweds Michael & Lorraine love God and love people. Lorraine is from South AfricA, has been in Dubai & with Gatekeepers for over 6 years. Michael moved out from Colorado nearly a year ago and is settling into life in Dubai. They’re looking forward to see what God does in and through their Hangout.

Vipin & Annie
The Gardens, Dubai

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WE ARE A FAMILY WITH TWO DAUGHTERS FROM PUNE, INDIA. WE HAVE BEEN LIVING IN DUBAI FOR THE PAST 13+ YEARS. WE GAVE OUR LIVES TO JESUS IN 2009. GOD HAS DONE MANY MIRACLES IN OUR LIVES EVER SINCE THEN. WE HAVE BEEN ATTENDING THE GATEKEEPERS FOR THE PAST 2 YEARS AND WE HAVE ENJOYED OUR JOURNEY WITH GOD AND THIS COMMUNITY. IT IS TRULY A HOME THAT COMFORTS AND WE WISH TO EXTEND THE SAME THROUGH OUR HANGOUT.

Grace
Al Rigga, Dubai

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I’ve been a part of The Gatekeepers family for more than seven years now. I found a ‘home’ away from home in this community and I now have the privilege of making this church home for people from all over the world.

Anita
Jumeirah Park, Al Asayel, Dubai

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I WAS BORN IN DUBAI AND HAVE LIVED HERE SINCE. MY FAMILY & I ARE THANKFUL TO GOD FOR THE COMMUNITY WE FOUND AT GATEKEEPERS WHICH HAS BEEN OUR CHURCH FOR OVER TWO YEARS NOW. AS A FAMILY, WE LOVE HOSTING PEOPLE AT OUR HOME AND CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE EVERYONE FEELS WELCOME AND GROW IN COMMUNITY.

Barnie & Marlene
Falcon City of Wonders. Dubai

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WE ARE A FAMILY OF 4 FROM CAPE TOWN BUT IN DUBAI FOR MANY YEARS. WE LOVE FELLOWSHIP AND CONNECTING WITH PEOPLE. OUR HANGOUT HAS PEOPLE FROM ALL AGES, SO EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

Bejoy & Prisca
Jumeirah Islands, Dubai

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We have seen God do incredible things in our family and are absolutely thrilled at the privilege of being able to see Him do the same for others. We love The Gatekeepers and our kids love God and this community too.

Brenda
JLT, Dubai

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BRENDA HAS BEEN IN DUBAI FOR OVER 15 YEARS NOW AND FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS COUNTRY BECAUSE OF ITS CULTURE AND THE COMMUNITY. SHE HAS A PASSION FOR TRAVEL, MUSIC, MOVIES AND BROADWAY MUSICALS AND HAS BEEN PART OF THE GATEKEEPERS FAMILY SINCE 2011.

Ivy
Motor City, Dubai

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I LOVE TRAVELING & HAVING MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS WITH CLOSE FRIENDS. SPENDING TIME WITH CHILDREN AND ANIMALS GIVE ME THE GREATEST JOY! SEEING PEOPLE FOR WHO THEY CAN BE, AND UNLOCKING THEIR GOD-GIVEN POTENTIAL IS MY DEEPEST PASSION.

Jason & Rachel
Barsha Heights, Dubai

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WE ARE A FAMILY OF FOUR, BLESSED WITH TWO LOVELY DAUGHTERS ATALYA AND NERIAH. WE HAVE SEEN GOD MOVE IN OUR LIVES IMMENSELY THROUGH THE HANGOUT COMMUNITY AND THAT HAS INSPIRED US TO OPEN OUR HOME TO CREATE A SPACE FOR OTHERS TO FIND ACCEPTANCE & FRIENDSHIP AT THE GATEKEEPERS, JUST LIKE WE DID.

Floyd & Jothi
Mudon, Dubai

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We are a family of four, with two amazing little boys. Both Jothi and I have called Dubai our home for over 35 years. We host a group of young families and young couples in Mirdif. We love BBQ’s, camping, fishing and drives in the desert. Fun fact: back in 2003 I made a promise to BBQ every weekend and I did. Loved the 52 week marathon of grilled meat.

Barika
Reem Island, Abu Dhabi

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I’m an American Bahamian living in Abu Dhabi. I’m passionate about food, dancing, and Jesus! We meet in Reem Island and I’d love to connect with you.

George & Aji
Skycourts, Dubai

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We are proud grandparents from India and our family (our two sons and their families) are involved here at The Gatekeepers. We love serving the church and this city in whatever way we can. We look forward to welcoming you at our home.

Joe & Janet
Mirdif, Dubai

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We host a fun group of folks from different stages of life. I lead the Photography team at The Gatekeepers and my wife serves with the Counseling team. We love helping people and look forward to seeing you soon.

Jonathan & Sheetal
JVC, Dubai

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JONATHAN HAS LIVED IN THE UAE FOR OVER A DECADE AND IS A HARDCORE FOOTBALL ENTHUSIAST. SHEETAL ENJOYS PAINTING, MUSIC AND BOOKS. THEY HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR OVER SIX YEARS AND LOVE BOARD-GAMES, TRAVELLING AND COMMUNITY. THEY HOST A HANGOUT FOR YOUNG ADULTS AND COUPLES.

Karen & Sherry
Mankhool, Dubai

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SHERRY ANN IS PASSIONATE ABOUT CREATING VALUE AND BELIEVES THAT LOVE IS AN ACTION WORD AND NOT A NOUN. SHE FANCIES HERSELF AS AN ARTIST, WRITER AND A COFFEE ENTHUSIAST AND LOVES WATCHING MOVIES AND STAYING AT HOME WITH HER TWO CATS. KAREN HAS LIVED IN DUBAI FOR OVER 20 YEARS. SHE LOVES ADVENTURE AND IS ALWAYS GAME TO TRY SOMETHING NEW. TO HER, AGE IS JUST A NUMBER AND SHE MAINTAINS HER YOUTHFUL ENTHUSIASM FOR LIFE WITH HELP FROM HER 1 YEAR OLD GRANDNIECE, HER PRIDE AND JOY WHO ALSO KEEPS HER ON HER TOES.

Valerie & Kavitha
Al Qusais, Dubai

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Valerie was born and raised in Dubai. She is a banker by profession but her hobbies include baking and pretty much anything related to food. She writes and journals in her down time and enjoy travelling too. Kavitha loves exploring new countries, experimenting with arts and movies.

Nadeen
Abu Dhabi

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I’m Palestinian by origin but I grew up in the United States. I was thrilled to move to the Middle East when I got the opportunity.

Kenneth & Patricia
Silicon Oasis, Dubai

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HI, We’re Kenneth and Patricia. Our story is one which only God made possible – Kenneth is Kenyan and was living in the US before moving to Dubai whilst Patricia is from Slovakia. We met in Bangkok, got married in Seychelles and are blessed to call Dubai home. We both have backgrounds in aviation and would love to welcome all at our hangout singles, couples, young and the seasoned.

Sharon Ann
Bur Juman, Dubai

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GATEKEEPERS HAS BEEN HOME TO ME FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS AND THIS PLACE HAS TAUGHT ME WHAT IT MEANS TO BE PART OF A COMMUNITY AND CALL FRIENDS AS FAMILY. BUILDING STRONG RELATIONS, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ARE SOME OF MY CORE BELIEFS. I LOVE DOING LIFE WITH PEOPLE, CATCHING UP OVER COFFEE OR HITTING THE CINEMAS FOR THE LATEST MOVIES AND PLANNING TRAVELS TO NEW DESTINATIONS. GAME NIGHTS ARE ONE OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO WITH FRIENDS, NEW ONES & OLD.

Arun & Varsha
SZR, Dubai

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We have been in the UAE for over two decades and love this community. We have two grown kids; a daughter and a son. We absolutely love hosting people and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Sandra & Steve
Karama, Dubai

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SANDRA HAD A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE WITH GOD THE FIRST TIME SHE VISITED GATEKEEPERS AND SAYS THIS COMMUNITY QUICKLY BECAME FAMILY. SHE LIKES TRAVELING, DANCING, READING AT TIMES, SLEEPING, ORGANIZING THINGS, LISTENING TO CLASSICAL MUSIC, TASTING VARIOUS CUISINES AND LEARNING ABOUT DIFFERENT CULTURES. STEVE WAS BORN AND RAISED IN DUBAI. HE IS A BANKER BY DAY AND GAMER BY NIGHT. HE ALSO LOVES MUSIC, SPORTS AND TRAVELING. HE IS EXCITED TO CO-HOST HANGOUTS THIS SEASON WITH HIS MENTOR SANDRA AND LOOKS FORWARD TO MEETING NEW PEOPLE AND HELPING THEM FEEL WELCOMED AND PART OF THE COMMUNITY.

Steve & Zandra
Al Nahda, Sharjah

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Having been involved in ministry back home in the Philippines, one of our dreams came true when we got the opportunity to host a group here at The Gatekeepers. Our whole family is involved in serving God and this community, especially our three teens who enjoy being a part of and serving at Verve Youth as well. We love gathering people and having a good time.

Sherry & Lisa
Al Majaz, Sharjah

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We love getting together with people. We have two daughters and are looking forward to having you over.

Stacey
Abu Hail, Dubai

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I’m Stacey from South Africa. Among the many things I am grateful for in life, the one thing I am grateful for most, is the faithfulness of God in providing for me in every situation.

Janet & Diana
Karama, Dubai

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Janet’s passion is serving and considers it an absolute privilege to get to serve God and his people in this house. She has lived in Dubai for over a decade and love this city. Diana is passionate about empowering people to live a God-centered, healthy emotional life. She loves traveling and discovering how fun it is to dream big with God. Together, they host a mixed group – everyone’s welcome!

George & Janey
Oud Metha, Dubai

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‘Life is better when you’re doing it together’. We love spending time with people and value relationships. We host both families and singles in our hangout. Our desire is for everyone to find purposeful community in Christ.

Jess & Sharon
Arabian Ranches 2, Dubai

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We have a passion to see people connect and thrive within community. Dubai has always been home to me as I grew up here. My wife, Sharon moved over a few years ago from the United States and now calls Dubai home too.

Don & Laurene
Internet City, Dubai

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We have seen our walk with God soar here at The Gatekeepers and are thrilled to be able to help others experience the same.

Clinton & Livia
Al Nahda, Dubai

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I’m an extreme extrovert, love people, socializing and building up my sneaker collection. I also serve as one of the pastors here at The Gatekeepers. My wife Livia, is an amazing mother to both our girls, loves reaching out to people and is a full-on animal lover. Simple things make her happy.

Wayne & Tatiana
JVC, Dubai

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Wayne grew up in Dubai and Tatiana in London – we both have a heart for the city and for travel. We love good food, good music and sneakers; we host a hangout in JVC for creatives and young working professionals in the city.

Rohan & Ann
Marina, Dubai

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ROHAN IS A SELF-PROFESSED DUBAI KID, HAVING BEING BORN AND RAISED HERE. HE’S A BIG FOODIE WHO ENJOYS PLAYING BOARD GAMES, BAKING BREAD, HAVING A GOOD CUP OF COFFEE AND WATCHING FOOTBALL – GO MANCHESTER UNITED! HE LOOKS FORWARD TO DUBAI WINTERS AND FINDING GREAT ‘KARAK’ SPOTS AROUND THE CITY. HE HAS CALLED GATEKEEPERS HOME FOR THE LAST 3 YEARS. ANN HAS BEEN IN THE UAE FOR OVER 20 YEARS AND IN GATEKEEPERS FOR 3 YEARS. BEING A PART OF GATEKEEPERS HAS CHANGED HER PERSPECTIVE TOWARDS CHURCH AND COMMUNITY. THEY ARE SUPER EXCITED TO HOST A HANGOUT AND MEET NEW PEOPLE THIS SEASON.

Loureck
Al Nahda, Sharjah

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I was an atheist but God made Himself known to me through His Word, through His Son Jesus Christ and a personal experience that changed my life. God is real and the love He gave me was enormous that my only response was to reciprocate, to love Him back and share His love to others.

Susan, Deepak & Jovic
Discovery Gardens, Dubai

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DEEPAK BELIEVES THAT HOSTING A HANGOUT WOULD BE ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY FOR HIM TO SERVE PEOPLE BY CREATING A SAFE PLACE TO BUILD FRIENDSHIPS & COMMUNITY SUSAN SAYS “THERE IS NOTHING MORE GRATIFYING THAT WITNESSING WHAT GOD HAS DONE IN EACH ONE’S LIFE. I HAVE SEEN TRANSFORMATION IN THE LIVES OF PEOPLE WHICH YOU ONLY GET TO SEE IN HANGOUT COMMUNITIES LIKE THIS” JOVIC LOVES PLAYING LAWN TENNIS, BIKING AND RUNNING. COOKING IS ONE OF HIS PASSIONS. ONE OF HIS FAVOURITE SAYING IS “NOTHING BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER LIKE GOOD FOOD”

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