Moving to Dubai is much like your first year at university.Everything is new and exciting, and you’ll meet other ‘freshers’ just as wide-eyed as you.Thankfully, there are loads of 'second' and 'third years' more than happy to show you around. ” is the standard question when meeting a fellow expat. Occasionally, you’ll meet someone who says, “I grew up here”, and you’ll feel a bit like a gatecrasher.Asking her out Let’s say you meet a charming girl – we’ll call her Sophie – you get on famously and you’d like to see her again.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.This is not a place for shrinking violets; striking up a conversation with a stranger is easy and normal.That way, you can be a true gent and offer the garment to your companion.Date night Many Dubai men ascribe all their power and self-worth to their car, much like Samson and his hair.
Even patriarchal professions like oil and gas and banking seem to employ female staff of a certain aesthetic standard.Pick Sophie up in a car and it will show that you are independent.It will also take taxis out of the equation - no one likes waiting for a cab in the blistering heat Getting-to-know-you chat in Dubai is often fascinating because you are meeting women from all over the world.The classic, “Would you like to go for a drink sometime? Yes, you can consume alcohol in Dubai, and a post-work drink is a perfectly acceptable first date.However, it will be in a sterile hotel bar and it will cost you a fortune.