You can chance a cheeky snog in a lift, but you run the risk of the doors opening before your floor, exposing your misdemeanour.Even the back of a taxi is dodgy ground for kissing.There are a lot of attractive, single people with money to spend and free time to fill in Dubai.
Public displays of affection – or PDAs as they are joylessly known – are forbidden in Dubai, and can land both parties in a lot of trouble.Either way, matters of the heart can always change the best-laid plans. Once you have picked up the bill – only the most emancipated woman insist on paying their share in Dubai – you may suggest going elsewhere for a drink.If you hold a personal alcohol license, or habitually break the law, you can invite Sophie to your place for a digestif.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.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.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.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.