blog features, dating around the world, dubai, interview

Dating Around the World//Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Zaina N.
United Arab Emirates

I’d like to thank Zaina for being the first interviewee for this series. I’m excited to have received responses from all over the world. It should be fascinating seeing all the differences and similarities. (Note: LROL is for Little Reminders of Love.)

LROL: At what age do people typically begin to go on dates?

Zaina: I’d like to start off by saying, the population in Dubai is largely made up of expats and I was raised in the expat community, which consisted of Lebanese, Palestinians, Jordanians, and Egyptians, along with a few scattered British and Italian expats. 

Growing up here, we started dating at a young age. My best friend got her first boyfriend when we were in the 7th grade, when we were around 11. And she dated him for 2 years. That’s actually when most people in my school started dating. Around the age of 11 or 12. But you know what it’s like when you’re younger. Your dates are usually group dates so a little different from dating as an adult. 

LROL: Who asks whom on a date, normally?

Zaina: Typically, the guy asks the girl out on a date. I actually don’t know of any girls who’ve ever asked a guy out here. I’ve considered it but chickened out. Mostly because I didn’t think it was worth asking out a guy who wasn’t willing to put the time and effort into taking me out on a real date instead of just “hanging out”. 

LROL: What is a typical first date like?

Zaina: Usually, it’s going out for coffee or drinks after work, in the evening. Most of my first dates have consisted of getting to know each other over drinks after work one night. It’s a more casual atmosphere so most of the guys I know prefer it. 

LROL: What is culturally “expected” of you and your date?

Zaina: Culturally, you’re expected to go out for a meal, get to know each other, be conservative and not touch each other in public. Yes that must be mentioned. Hand holding is okay in public but you can’t really go much further than that. And of course, it is definitely not expected that you go home together – as in end up in bed together. 

LROL: Who plans the date?

Zaina: Usually the person asking decides that. 

LROL: Who pays?
Zaina: The guy always pays and he’s usually the one who asks the lady out so I guess we could say the person who does the asking pays.  

LROL: What are the post-date norms?

Zaina: There is no 3-day rule that I know of. You call back if you’re interested. You don’t if you’re not. 

LROL: What would you change about the dating culture of where you live?

Zaina: I think there’s a problem in Dubai in the sense that you have a lot of options and so because you know there’s another person round the corner that you can pick up, it’s really difficult to keep people interested. Men really have their pick of women. And most people coming to live here, only come for a few years so no one is really looking for a commitment or to settle down. So you have a lot of people just looking to have some fun. For the person who is actually looking for a relationship, your options and very limited because most people just want to have some fun. 

LROL: What do you like about the dating culture of where you live?

Zaina: Hmm… good question. Actually, the great thing is that the onus is on the man to impress and I like being wooed. Men really know how to treat a woman right, at least on a date. Pick you up, open doors for you, order for you, book the best table in the restaurant. It’s nice having someone pamper you for the night. 

LROL: What was your best date?
Zaina:  My best date was when I was living in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the Emirates, just an hour drive from Dubai. I had just met an American guy who lived down the street from me. He asked me out to dinner. Didn’t tell me where we were going just told me to dress nice. We went to this lovely French restaurant in one of the nicest hotels in town. He got us a table outside (and we were the only table outside actually), right by the water. We got appetizers, wine, champagne, desert. And the meal I order turned out to be one the top 10 meals in the city (he sent me an article about it the next day). It was just a very nice date – he pulled out all the stops. 
LROL: And your worst?

Zaina:  I actually haven’t had any really bad dates. I guess I’ve been lucky.  

LROL: Anything you’d like to add that I forgot to ask?

Zaina: That’s all. The only thing I would mention is that Dubai isn’t really like the rest of the world in the sense that most of the people here are only here temporarily and depending on the community you live in, everyone probably has a very different experience. There is no one culturally accepted norm. My point of view is that of the Arab expat who grew up in Dubai but has also lived abroad and so we have Western tendencies. However, there are a lot of Arabs who are more traditional and don’t really date. They’ll just have their family set them up with someone. It really just depends on your community and what the norm is there.

Thanks again, Zaina!

Do you guys have any questions you’d like to have added to the interview? Feel free to leave your idea(s) in the comments. If you’d like to participate in this series, please submit your contact information here.


227 thoughts on “Dating Around the World//Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  1. Pakistani Call Girls in Abu Dhabi

    Call Mr.john for booking this girl +971 56 8199848

    When you are looking for the fun loving Pakistani Call Girls in Abu Dhabi then choosing this escort agency for your entertainment will be the right

    choice. The beautiful photos of the girls are available in the website. Choosing these beautiful Arab Escorts In Dubai will

    be quite efficient for increasing the better entertainment. The fun loving girl will treat you in the best manner according

    to your need so that it will be quite efficient to have the better entertainment.

    Call Mr.john for booking this girl +971 56 8199848


  2. Enjoy the ultimate pleasure with Simran sharma service in hyderabad. We also offer the high profile and vip female escort in Hyderabad.
    Hyderabad photos Gallery Hyderabad Escorts
    Hyderabad photos Gallery Hyderabad Escorts Girls
    Hyderabad photos Gallery Hyderabad Escorts Services
    Hyderabad photos Gallery Escorts Services in Hyderabad
    Hyderabad photos Gallery Independent Hyderabad Escorts
    Hyderabad photos Gallery Hyderabad vip Escorts Agency
    Hyderabad photos Gallery Independent Escorts Hyderabad
    Hyderabad photos Gallery Hyderabad Model Escorts
    Hyderabad photos Gallery Hyderabad Female Escorts


  3. A warm welcome to you on visiting the web page of Hyderabad Escorts– the trust of the millions in India.It has kept the nightlife cheerful by making available the top and selected females engaged in offering their valued services as Hyderabad Escorts Girls without compromising with the standard terms and conditions applicable to the highly restricted sector in the country.

    Today, the erotic entertainment sources are available in every corner of the country.The capital city of Hyderabad Escorts Services has been known since the history for its rich endeavor and distinguished beauty. Escorts Services in Hyderabad People are the fan of the admirable natural beauty and erotic fun offered by the highly recognized females.


  4. Hyderabad Queens is a High-class Escorts agency offering a top high class escorts service in the Hyderabad & Several nearby hot places of Hyderabad and many of the top places around the India.We are a Hyderabad escort agency who also deliver the Vip Hyderabad escorts to our clients.

    We welcome you to Hyderabad, Hyderabad vip Escorts Agency the most trusted luxurious Hyderabad, Hyderabad escorts agency from where you can meet your real girl the most successful and demanding beautiful girls are provided.


  5. Vip Independent Call Girls in Dubai

    Calland Whatsapp Mr.John for booking+971568199848
    Hello supreme boys! A grand astonishment is waiting for you in dubai vip independent call girls in dubaiListen to the call of your body and the soul. If you have worked hard for the amassed year subsequently vip independent call girls in dubaiit is the passable period to take a rupture from your enliven schedule. Gift yourself some enjoyable fun and objection in Dubai. There are all the reasons easy to use in Dubai that will make you leave suddenly from your boring simulation and consider the sexcapade in Dubai. Dubai has anything to make a tourist slip for it. We invite you to examine a no consider different essence of enjoyment in Dubai where earth will seem to be a paradise and you will mood when the god of adoration along also the angelic seductresses. We bet that your Dubai trip will be one of the best trips of in your cartoon after dating our Vip Indenpendent Call Girls in Dubai. Our international customers mainly demand Indian babes as they are totally seductive and fired. Come to us if you along with admire to become wild gone your lovable companion. We will supply the finest range of sexy divas at your doorsteps that will surely depart you awestruck at the first glance.


  6. Beauty is obviously attracted to others and the ones always wish to pay a beautiful period with
    attractive, honest and stylish lady. If you tend to be much busy within your work and feeling very
    tired and so, now you must take some sleep. If you wish relaxation and fresh your thoughts then you
    should e mail us. Through this internet site, you will get the favorite Indian Escorts in Dubai . If
    you are searching for Model escorts and so, we are getting you here best escorts ladies. All around
    the world different escorts work with us and you will get your favorite one. If you desire to spend
    a time with the Pakistani Escorts in Dubai so, Saniya is better for you. Saniya is roofed in model
    escorts inside Dubai and the girl with very cute, beautiful, stylish and very hot. She is dealing with
    us last several years and she knowledge and well-educated. Saniya is aware of how she must make her
    purchaser happy and pleased. She always tries to produce her customers completely happy and peaceful.
    Whats App Or Call Me +971528563225

    Click Here ===> Dubai Escorts

    Click Here ===> Indian Escorts in Dubai

    Click Here ===> Pakistani Escorts in Dubai


  7. Hi!I am an independent, elite, Indian lady offering an unforgettable Hyderabad Escorts Services. I am very expressive and caring Escorts Services in Hyderabad. I love my job and I love having fun too. I am a very good mistress and as an Hyderabad Escorts Girls.I offer all Hyderabad Escorts which range from an unforgettable massage, wonderfully warm and affectionate GFE to a raunchy wild and deliciously naughty PSE- and everything in between.

    Hyderabad beautiful girls spread happiness in your life their elegant killer looks make men crazy. You can easily avail the services of appealing and beautiful Escorts girls in Hyderabad as and when you like.High society Hyderabad vip Escorts Agency are well aware about the significance of the desires of their clients. Intimate services of high class Hyderabad Model Escorts are simply superb by all means. You can experience majestic intimate services wrapped in the layers of cupidity every single time.Along with agency escorts you can also find the services of high class Independent Escorts in Hyderabad as well.


  8. Hyderabad escort is glad to introduce our high profile escorts and models portfolio in India. We hope that your search to find a Dream beautiful girls will end up at here as Hyderabad Hot Collection. We the most successful Escorts Agency in Hyderabad providing professional call girl services in Hyderabad from various demanding regions at reasonable prices.The females of our Hyderabad escort services are beautiful, decent, gorgeous and sexy in all terms and services providing by them are very great and unique in Hyderabad.


  9. Welcome dear, I am kanchan sengar, and Hyderabad Escorts girl to make you feel lit up with a perfect sexual and mental satisfaction. I am such a great Independent Female escort, in whose association you will feel peaceful, relaxed and energetic immediately.I am the ideal Hyderabad escort for the men who have flawless taste in all viewpoints. I am shockingly lovable and appealing, and in addition have an energizing persona and a considerable measure of fascination and understanding of Hyderabad escort services. A heart-to-heart meeting with me is an amazing feel from the very initial minutes.


  10. Over the last few years, the cultural history of independent escorts in Hyderabad has taken a new form, with a new chapter being added to it – the chapter of Hyderabad professional Hyderabad Escorts Services. Yes, the city has emerged as one of the best places across the country known for high-quality sexual Hyderabad Escorts girl rendered by a community of beautiful Hyderabad escorts comprising high-class housewives, college girls, and aspiring Hyderabad Model Escorts.You are luckier than your counterparts living in other parts of the country, to stand a chance for a sexual experience with one of the country’s finest and most seducing Escorts in Hyderabad.

    Hello men of honor trust you are steadfastness well. See the greatest Independent Hyderabad Escorts benefit supplier now.If are you looking and need to contribute his quality centrality with Escorts services in Hyderabad or need to date with Hyderabad escorts agency.Hire High Profile Hyderabad VIP Escorts on phone at 9820760666. Top ranked Escorts girls in Hyderabad with finest rates, Gentleman appoint with fabulous Independent escorts Hyderabad.


  11. We are a high class escort service that represents some Nashik's most beautiful companions.We Nashik Escorts Services have an inmate understanding of what makes our clients happy and are flexible enough to accommodate many different requirements.Our main focus is providing the best Independent Escorts in Nashik, we keep our clients satisfied and update very often.Our call girls, hot woman and beautiful Nashik Escorts in gallery where you can select the best of best.

    Thane Escorts Service, offers you the most beautyful High Profile sexy Independent Escorts Thane.
    VISIT WEB LINK :Thane Escorts
    VISIT WEB LINK :Thane Escorts Servicesk

    The gorgeous the sexiest the stunning it all about the Independent Thane Escorts, who is soo sexy escorts girls in our Thane Escorts Service we are so liberal and dedicated to our service and also for our client the is so memorable for you and your service.Most of the clients looking for the intimate session with the sexy and hot Escorts in thane because of lack of romance in their life.


  12. My Dear, pleasant welcome to the hot spot of Independent Jaipur Escorts. I am the manager of Escorts in Jaipur ankita here. You were did an outstanding search to discover the real Independent Escorts in Jaipur city. I welcome you for that and you are very blessed to make me without deceptive by any other shameful class service provider. Have you ever enjoyed the GF based loving Jaipur Escorts. If not it is the perfect time to have it. I am ankita, a very popular female fashion model for luxurious Jaipur Escorts Services and secret fun making activities.


  13. Guys! Here your navya khan is back with her new forms. A well known and highly reputed Independent Jaipur Escorts.Being an escort is quite easy, but being a popular one is not so easy task.Jaipur Escorts is an elite agency that offers a wide range of adult entertainment to almost every corner of the Jaipur city. With an occupied designation in own running Independent Escorts in Jaipur When most of Jaipur sleeps under the moon, me and my Jaipur Escorts Services turn your wildest fantasies of the bed into reality. With navyakhan’s outcall Escorts in Jaipur that turns your running desires for that night of playfulness.


  14. grows up rapidly day by day. So more and more such agencies start their activities. They are mostly concentrated in Lucknow, which is quite naturally,and one of the most attractive cities in touristic and business aspects. Jaipur Escorts are rather outstanding owing to their amazing beauty, female charm and refined manners. Jaipur Escorts Services in the capital run thorough selection when employing this or that woman. The reason is each Escorts in Jaipur knows the value for clients. ArtiChopra ( A+ ), Independent Jaipur Escorts is about sexual energy and will fun with you in a completely different Independent Escorts in Jaipur way of dealing with this energy within you.


  15. Welcome to our Jaipur Escorts Services home page where you can get all the possible details and answers to each and every query of yours.These Jaipur Escorts including Jaipur model escorts and Russian model Escorts in Jaipur are always game for anything.If you visit this website, then you shall be quite stunned to have discovered a vivid range of Independent Jaipur Escorts They are simply mesmerizing in whatever they do and shall smartly execute their job of seduction in order to make their client’s desires run wild.They undertake each and every client calls with equal sincerity and precision so that our Independent Escorts in Jaipur agency never loses its charm and reputation which has always been a sign of excellence and achievement for us.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s