Sometimes Dubai is their first taste of travel, but more often their lives have been nomadic, and their stories reflect that.You will be able to glean whether Sophie is planning a future in Dubai with a husband and children in her sights, or simply treating the city as a working holiday, complete with holiday fling.A cultural date might involve an art exhibition in the Al Quoz industrial district, or a burlesque show at The Act – a faux-baroque supper club on the 42nd floor of the Shangri-La Hotel.If you settle on a cinema date, take a jumper as the air-conditioning in cinemas would make a penguin shiver.With a median age of 27 (male and female), a vibrant nightlife and year-round sunshine, the whole thing can feel like a Club 18-30 holiday that never ends. Expats spend their tax-free salaries eating, drinking and generally showing off in public, so there is ample opportunity to meet the desired sex.
However, it will be in a sterile hotel bar and it will cost you a fortune.
So how does the expat man approach the ritual of courting without flouting local mores and getting kicked out of the country?
Unless you are working on a construction site, you will meet good-looking women everyday in Dubai.
There are a lot of attractive, single people with money to spend and free time to fill in Dubai.
However, Islam is the UAE’s official religion: sex outside marriage is illegal, and even public displays of affection can land the amorous in hot water.