Community Clubs

Community Clubs are community-led groups and a great place for people with similar interests to get together to share recreational, educational, sports, and entertainment activities, events, and programs.

We have a broad range of Community Clubs – sport and hobby related. If you enjoy hobbies such as dancing, music, sewing, painting, pottery, photography, gardening, cooking, billiards/pool, or board gaming… or if you are interested in more sporty pastimes, such as rugby, cricket, cycling, yoga, horse riding, dragon boat racing or diving, then there is a club for you. For the younger people in our community, we have Girl and Boy Scouts, and if you are keen on recycling… or just meeting new people, you can volunteer to help run the community thrift shop.


We can support you in launching and growing your own Community Club.


The Art Club’s goal is to create an Art Center for the KAUST community. The Art Center will be both a community hub for art related events, classes, and workshops, and a place where group members can work on their own projects.

The Club promotes physical and mental health and invites everyone to join for a 3 ½ k walk or run every other Saturday. It is not race… apart from with yourself! If you come regularly, your fitness will increase and your time will decrease!

All over the world, board games have long been a way for people to get together, have fun, and learn. Did you know that nowadays more than 80 000 different board games exist? Our group has more than 80 games targeting all age groups and player levels from kids to adults and from beginners to experienced players

Boy Scouts at KAUST is an educational program-centered on service, citizenship and outdoor learning. Boy Scout Club offers character-building programs that foster ethical decision-making skills while engaging in fun outdoor activities with friends and adult leaders.

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is an opportunity for personal development and creates the possibility for people to maximize the potential within themselves. Promotes self-discipline and increases self-confidence.

The purpose of the group is to introduce, teach, and engage KAUST Community with Cricket. The club also organizes cricket social nights, tournaments and training camps for all the KAUST residents and employees.

The Club welcomes experienced freedivers to practice the sport, join competitions, and meet other freediving enthusiasts.

Disc Golf is a fun and healthy sport that anyone in the family can enjoy. It is very popular worldwide and there are already more than 71,000 active members of the “Professional Disc Golf Association”.

The coastal areas of KAUST provide anglers of all types access to some of the most amazing fishing experiences anywhere in the world.

The purpose of the club is to experience the vibrant and culture rich food options in our diverse community. We would like to unite through food.

Girl Scouting is for every girl, everywhere - where today's girls can become tomorrow's leaders. Scouting is open to all girls and young women whatever their religion, ethnic group, or background. Most girls join for fun and friendship, but they also find out about building character and self-esteem and serving their communities - the core qualities of Girl Scouting.

The KAUST Billiard/Pool Club provides a social environment and coaching to improve your game of billiards/pool. Building on solid foundations, learning how to control the balls, and revealing some secrets of how the pros play the game. The Club will introduce interested participants to all types of billiard games: 8 balls, 9 balls, 10 balls, etc. The KAUST Billiards Club Facebook page also shares information and tips on playing billiards/pool.

Whether you have a green thumb or are just getting into gardening, we hope you will join the KAUST Garden Society. Membership is free and it will be a great way to meet other nature-lovers.

The main objective of the club is to promote tennis in KAUST as a physical and social activity.

WRITING CLUB is a community club in KAUST with the aim of bringing aspiring young writers together to think of ideas and write and help each other grow. Not a writer but an avid reader? You are heartily welcome to join the club. Anybody interested in writing and reading, from the age of 18 and above, can be a member of this club.

The purpose of the La Leche League is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

Maker Spaces around the world are community-organized workshops that empower people to rapidly prototype their ideas and build their projects.

The aim of the MamaWorkout Club is to bring pregnant and new mothers together and to create an atmosphere where they feel comfortable exercising. The club organizes classes tailored to their specific needs, led by a certified instructor.

Listening to music is a lifestyle, enjoyment, and gives good vibes. Mixing music as a Discjockey is leveling up this experience. The Ministry of Discjockeys (MoDJs) community club organizes members with an interest in combining music with technology, mixing recorded music, Lightjockey, MC moderation and creating music.

The MamaClub focuses on the needs of pregnant and new mothers here at Kaust, as well as mothers with children age 0 - 3. We want to help mothers make new friends, get together and enjoy fun activities with their little ones.

The Movement Club is a dance club that offers dance classes for adults and children throughout the year. We pull from the community talents and so our classes are very diverse with many genres of cultural, classical, and contemporary dances. We are always looking for great talent so if you have a dance background and would like to teach, reach out to us.

Calling all Cinephiles! Do you love movies? We are a club that meets to watch movies, discuss movies, and turn our movie experience up to 11!

The Music Club is established to organize community members with a general interest in music and musical performance within the community, showcasing talent in the region as well as promoting cultural awareness and exchange through various organized events.

The KAUST off-road Exploration Community Club offers community members the opportunity to learn more about off-road exploring and also to build up their experience and expertise with off-roading in the desert.

Photography Club is actively promoting all forms of photography amongst the KAUST Community. It is providing education and disseminating information on matters related to Photography, including for example training and proper use of equipment.

The Red Sea Cyclists Community Club ties together cycling enthusiasts throughout KAUST. We promote all forms of cycling for commuting, health, recreational and competitive purposes. We actively engage with community officials to make KAUST a safer and more attractive environment for cyclists of all ages.

The Red Sea Dragon Boat Club strives to promote the sport of Dragon Boat racing. The Red Sea Dragon Boat Club encourages the KAUST Community to participate as a means for cultural exposure as well as promote physical fitness. Join us to enjoy the spirit of enthusiasm and involvement when being part of a Dragon Boat Crew.

Our club’s primary goal is to have fun playing water polo - one of the most satisfying and energetic team sports. We provide every Club member with an opportunity to improve their skills and physical fitness while enjoying themselves, regardless of their level of ability. We are very lucky to have an experienced and passionate water polo coach.

The KAUST Scuba Divers Club aims to promote the sport of SCUBA diving to the KAUST community, to encourage well-being, safety, and friendship through recreation, training, and exchange of experiences.

We are a branch of the Art Club we, crochet, and knit together! Your stitching doesn’t have to be a solitary activity - join us and share ideas on the project(s) you are working on, improve your stitching skills and learn new techniques from other community members in a fun and encouraging atmosphere.

The Thai Boxing Club aims to learn the martial art of Thai Boxing to boost the community's mental and physical health and provide a healthy connection for our community.

We are a Self-Directed Group here at KAUST offering children in grades 1 to 5 an opportunity to build, create, and construct projects using a variety of building materials with their parents.

The Second Chance Thrift Shop sells donated items at low cost to be reused by the KAUST community. The Shop is entirely run by volunteers. The Shop also supports local community volunteer programs in KAUST and Thuwal.

Volleyball is a spectacular game which requires physical preparations and tactical skills. This club offers training sessions for beginners as well as for amateur players to hone their performance.

Martial arts is an artistic movement, celebrating power and building mental strength and health. We are a martial arts club for women, by women.

The Yoga Community Club is dedicated to providing yoga, health, and wellness classes for the benefit of KAUST community members.