About AWA

The Amer­i­can Women’s Asso­ci­a­tion in Bahrain has been a social and char­i­ta­ble group since 1974.  We cur­rently have over 250 mem­bers of all nation­al­i­ties.  While it is help­ful in set­tling in new expat women in Bahrain, we have a very active mem­ber­ship that par­tic­i­pates in dif­fer­ent inter­est groups, as well as a band of vol­un­teers who help us make our char­i­ta­ble con­tri­bu­tions to more than 30 non-​​profit orga­ni­za­tions and indi­vid­u­als in Bahrain each year.

Whether you are inter­ested in food, art, books, cul­ture or ser­vice you will find a ded­i­cated group for you!

  • Art group – artists and art lovers come together to plan and attend art related events.
  • Book club – read and dis­cusses books from around the world.
  • Din­ner group – cou­ples or sin­gles plan a meal together each month at a member’s home.
  • Crafts – meet every Tues­day to make group and indi­vid­ual items.
  • Lunch bunch/​Evening group – visit dif­fer­ent restau­rants through­out Bahrain.
  • On Island Tours – meets monthly to explore sights and places around Bahrain.
  • Women of Taste – meets monthly for a cook­ing les­son fol­lowed by lunch.
  • Cherry Tree Trot – Feb­ru­ary 2010, able bodied/​ dis­abled race to ben­e­fit local charities.