Aggressive behavior is also not okay – this means no lovers’ tiffs in the streets! Your Relationship is Likely to be a Secret With Islamic law preventing dating in the same manner as in Western cultures, don’t be offended if your relationship is not broadcasted. Being able to communicate with your new beau is a major way to overcome cultural differences.
By being able to explain yourself, and understand your partner’s views, understanding the culture that he or she comes from will be made much easier.
Theatre, opera, ballet are all scarce and underappreciated.
So what are the limits, and where are the lines drawn? The only thing that stops me driving is my lack of ability, not my sex. The rule of thumb in Dubai, which you’ll see displayed in shopping malls, is that you should be covered from your shoulders to your knees.
But the very reason for the signs in the malls is that they are practically the only place tourists go where this applies.
When people from different cultures start dating, there are bound to be several cultural differences at the start.
These can be confusing, and can also lead to misunderstandings and upset.
This obsession with appearance smothers all aspects of life.
Men and women swap diets and exercise fads – but hardly ever books.If they say you must have separate rooms, accept that this is part of the culture. This can be a huge sticking point for many relationships in Dubai. Swearing is a No No in Dubai Cursing, swearing, and using other similar impolite language is not acceptable.Also, don’t expect to be living together before marriage – this is also illegal. Your New Romantic Interest is Likely to be Teetotaler If a large part of your social life revolves around partying and drinking, forget it! You will probably find that you need to tone down your language when dating someone from Dubai, especially if you use expletives as part and parcel of your regular vocabulary. The laws are not so strictly enforced in Dubai, but your partner will probably still want to keep things under wraps. Be prepared for a Patriarchal Culture If you are female, understand that your male partner will be the dominant one in the relationship. This is not your partner being arrogant or unfair – it is a cultural norm within a patriarchal society as in Dubai.Modesty on top with pleasures of the flesh beneath.The UAE is a Muslim country, but it’s teeming with expats – 85% of the population.Put yourself ahead and improve your knowledge of your partner’s language.