Gluten Free UAE

Hoping to be of help to all those living gluten free in the United Arab Emirates – نأمل أن نكون عوناً لكل من يعيش حياته خالية من الجلوتين في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة

Who we are

We aim to offer support to the newly diagnosed and those just arriving in the U.A.E. Those first few days of living gluten free can be very daunting without support. By using facebook as our main tool we are able to use feedback from many different people at any time of day or night.

We host regular coffee mornings, but if you feel you cant wait for one of those, then please get in touch via email, we should be able to put you in touch with gluten free people in your area for help and support.We aim to educate and inform. We aim to get involved with restaurants and shops and offer talks and training to buisnesses who want help in becoming more “gluten friendly”. Are you a buisness owner serving food? Do you want more buisness? Gluten Free people don’t eat alone. Contact us and we well gladly help with FREE advice!Please remember that we are not a company and everyone helping is giving of their free time to do so, this may impact what sort of help we are able to offer at any given time.

Remember that all advice given on this website is from non professionals, always seek the advice of a doctor before making any dietary changes.
While I talk as “we” on this page as if we are a group, but Gluten Free – U.A.E was infact founded by just one person, and that person was me I often say “we” because things have purposely been set up in such a way that everyone who wants to can get as much or as little involved as they please. We use facebook so that questions can be answered by anyone, we use it to advertise our cause and to get peoples attention. The more attention we get the more things can and ultimately will change!
Gluten Free – U.A.E is not a one man (woman) show, anyone wishing to get involved should contact me, there is enough work for everyone and then some!
To answer the question, we are who you want us to be, a support group, an information source, a shoulder to lean on and a restaurant directory, the more people who join us, the more things we can be, and the more people we can help.Read more about why this page was started here:

Linda Forster
Founder of Gluten Free – U.A.E

We can ALL make a difference in the society we live in by working together to help, educate and inform.
Use the menus to find out more about us.Please be sure to take the advice of your doctor before making any dietary changes discussed on this website, while all contributors are knowledgeable about their own condition, they are not health professionals and don’t know your circumstances.

13 comments on “Who we are

  1. Nicole Braganza

    Hello, I’m looking for gluten free play dough for my son starting nursery, any tips on where I can get it 🙂

    • glutenfreeuae

      Lulus and carrefour sell a gluten free playdough 🙂 If you go to our facebook page there are pictures of it in the photo section 🙂 Linda

  2. Nat

    Hi Linda
    I’m a gluten free pastry chef looking for a job in Dubai preferently (already worked in a similar position in UAE);
    Have you got some addresses of pastries shops or restaurant (pastries) interested by my knowledges and professionalism?
    Thank you for reply

    • Vanessa

      Hello Nat, Are you still working in Dubai and or looking for work?

  3. Nazaneen jaf

    Hi Linda,
    I live out side UAE, I am planning to visit UAE, I need to see a Celiac disease specialist doctor in UAE, if any one can help with best regards

  4. Rachana Sarvaiya

    HI I am Rachana , recently moved to Dubai, a strict vegetarian (not even eggs) .. is interested in being part of the coffee groups or contributors to the veggies … as I myself try out new things to eat at meals…mainly with a weight loss objective…Would be glad if I get some more insight and innovative ideas

  5. Narmeen

    Please can you contact me as I need some advice on Gluten free certification whether it exists in the UAE or not. As I am worried about cross contamination.

    • lindaFB

      No, it does not exist, but you can complain to the Ministry if you have any issues with a product not labelled correctly.

  6. Trinity Ingram

    Good Morning,

    My name is Trinity and my school want to raise money and awareness for a good cause. I was wondering if I could possibly get a direct email address to possibly enquire about donating money in which we raise from an event that we are hosting at our school. I will be able to give you more information and details of this event and what we want to achieve.

    Thank you very much,

    Trinity Ingram

    • lindaFB

      Hi, unfortunately as we are not a registered charity, but rather a “help organisation” run by volunteers in their spare time, we are unable to accept money (it would be illegal). Thank you so so much for considering us. I hope you find another worthwhile cause 🙂 Linda

  7. Kim Ames

    I am new to Dubai and the UAE. I have severe Celiacs disease and a number of other auto-immune issues. I would love to get involved with your organization and volunteer my time where ever I can.

  8. flgirl9

    I am new to Dubai and the UAE. I have severe Celiacs and numerous other auto-immune issues. I would love to volunteer my time with your organization. Please let me know where I might be able to help out. Thank you!

  9. Mike

    Hi Linda I need to speak to you about Gluten free advice. Can you respond on my email plz…

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