So ladies, please keep safe and be very careful before meeeting men on the street just after "meeting them" online, especially in Dubai.
Soon me and my husband will leave from here cause it is certainely not what we expected.
Now, love and sex life aside there are other reasons the UAE is great for a single person.
(that's what I did) and attend meetups, these range from cocktail clubs, outdoors adventurers, food, music and art lovers. And you can enjoy it all whilst single, or like me, meet someone great to share it all with.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with dating at ANY age in the city, as long as you don't go around in public showing any intimacy (yes this is a big deal, but that doesn't mean they don't date). The only time this may not be the case is for teenage girls (Arabs as well) and royal family situations.
I think you're thinking about Emirati women (citizens of Dubai or other UAE Emirates).
Honestly it is diffucult to meet decent people through the net, and many take advantage of our loneliness and being away from our homeland.
Many asian ( indians/paki/afghan/pinoy ) men are ruthless here, especially since they form such a big community they leverage their presence upon others.
There are alot of men seeking women for sexual pleaseur and many are willing to use force or offer money ( gifts ).If couples do get into trouble with the law, it is usually because they have done something to draw the attention of the police, or offended someone who reports them to the police. Many (usually western) couples wonder about living together in Dubai when they're not married.Note that the following comments apply to Dubai, there are differences in how the rules are applied in other emirates.There are of course no dating sites or speed dating meet ups for example.There is an underground gay scene too and although homosexuality is technically illegal, a good rule of thumb in the UAE is that ignorance is bliss.