"For example, Qatar has an active dive club, or you can take up yoga or have tennis lessons.All of these will make you friends and help you feel socialised." Dating You might be single when you arrive in your new host country, but you might not wish to spend the rest of your life cooking romantic dinners for one.
"It’s also illegal to live with someone of the opposite sex who is not your husband, but the police turn a blind eye to it generally." Aside from these concerns, finding a suitable single man also seems to be tricky for many.
Despite a glut of dates (40 in just two years in Dubai) Liana Liston, author of blog datingdietingdubai.blogspot.ae, is still looking for love.
“Had he not had a prior strike, he’d be serving 50 percent of his time,” Sanders said, because human trafficking isn’t considered a violent offense.
Prosecutors were able to secure the plea deal, Sanders said, because of testimony from Doe.
"At some point you'll probably be followed in your car or at the shopping mall," she said.
"I had my bottom pinched in the supermarket on my very first evening in Doha.
"But like anywhere, if you're going to get drunk, just make sure you and your friends look after each other.
Although rape is very rare statistically, the woman is also sometimes accused in rape cases in the UAE, so it may be higher than reported." Beth Howe, a British journalist who lived in Qatar for four years, argued that while the rate of assaults is quite low, harassment is fairly common.
However, the same can’t be said for sleepy Muscat, according to Serena Evans, who lived in Oman for three years. The only way to spice things up is to abandon your British stiff upper lip.
"It’s a little like Groundhog Day – which one of the five bars shall we go to tonight? I heard one person saying to a complete stranger ‘I need some friends, I just got here, fancy going for a drink?
However, given the Islamic faith of the Gulf states, the whole issue of dating is, inevitably, a tricky one.