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"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."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.Dress In all countries in the region, modesty is the watchword when it comes to dress.Muslim women will feel right at home, but non-Muslims may struggle initially with the adjustment.As a general rule, aim to cover up shoulders and knees, and in some places, clothes covering up to wrists and ankles may be required.
"The transient nature of this part of the world often leads to relationships ending after a short time, and rather abruptly, and it can all be very painful," she said.
However, given the Islamic faith of the Gulf states, the whole issue of dating is, inevitably, a tricky one.
Extramarital sexual relationships are illegal in the region, and kissing in public can also land you in trouble. "It’s definitely safe to date, but avoid public displays of affection," advised financial risk manager and TV presenter Rachel Pether, who lives in Abu Dhabi.
’ No shame in that whatsoever." Although smaller than Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar also have thriving social scenes, but, as Beth Howe pointed out, there’s life outside of the numerous clubs and bars.
"Now is the time to try something you've never done before" she said.
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.