You have no choice but to trust it and take it at face value, because you simply don’t have any way to validate their story.There is no neighbor to ask, no "mokhtar el hare" to consult and no close family members to interrogate.The city has a host of popular nightclubs and bars, which are popular venues for meeting people of all different nationalities.Therefore, dating is not uncommon in the city, but the rules governing dating in Dubai are very different from those in the UK, Europe or the USA.Finding the right partner is becoming increasingly challenging.There is probably a greater chance of finding potatoes on Mars (à la Matt Damon in "The Martian") than finding your soul mate.We spoke, we met, we clicked, we loved, we fucked and we loved some more. You see, the thing about pigs is that they are one of the most intelligent animals out there.
A week ago, I bought a new phone at Gitex, after years of putting up with my Crapberry, I decided it was time to step into the 21st century with a smartphone that was actually smart.Also, don’t expect to be living together before marriage – this is also illegal. Your New Romantic Interest is Likely to be Teetotaler If a large part of your social life revolves around partying and drinking, forget it! You will probably find that you need to tone down your language when dating someone from Dubai, especially if you use expletives as part and parcel of your regular vocabulary. The laws are not so strictly enforced in Dubai, but your partner will probably still want to keep things under wraps. Be prepared for a Patriarchal Culture If you are female, understand that your male partner will be the dominant one in the relationship. This is not your partner being arrogant or unfair – it is a cultural norm within a patriarchal society as in Dubai.Aggressive behavior is also not okay – this means no lovers’ tiffs in the streets! Your Relationship is Likely to be a Secret With Islamic law preventing dating in the same manner as in Western cultures, don’t be offended if your relationship is not broadcasted. Being able to communicate with your new beau is a major way to overcome cultural differences.But in Dubai, finding that person – or just going out on a decent date – is even more difficult for the following reasons.For many expats, Dubai is not the final step in their life’s journey.