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Have heard they do and feel a bit uncomfortable about it.

Is it true?

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Maybe sometimes but not in a threatening or even sexual way, more unbridled curiosity! Unless you're a particularly sensitive or self conscious person, I really wouldn't worry about it.

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Have heard they do and feel a bit uncomfortable about it.

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I did find it a little intimidating at first but grew to simply laugh about it! Remember, these are young men with little or no contact with women....imagine all that testosterone racing through those veins....they see a woman....of course they will stare!

On the positive side, Asian men do stare but NEVER touch, I felt completely at ease with them once I'd learnt this was the norm.

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I totally agree. I feel far far safer here than I did in England - packs of roaming chavs are far more intimidating!

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I totally agree. I feel far far safer here than I did in England - packs of roaming chavs are far more intimidating!
Totally agree!! Lol In fact, out of all the countries I've ever visited, the UAE felt the safest hence why I'm returning!

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Not only at western women, but at Middle Eastern women as well but in a totally unthreatening way. I have been around many Arabic countries, and found Dubai to be the safest by far, or at least this is the vibe i am getting.
On the other hand, i don't mind being looked at once in a while,I prefer that to being invisible :


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Yes and it makes me want to poke their eyes out.

I don't care what they grew up with. One bloke was so busy staring at my boobs as I walked past (I had a collared, buttoned up business shirt on) that he walked straight into my husband. Hubby growled at him and he scurried away.

I know you need to be tolerant and whatever else, but for those who think it's just curiosity, well I think you're wrong.
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I only ever had serious problems with guys from Lebanon - to say they're forward would be an understatement!

Needless to say, my response was very ladylike.....and I think they understood "foxtrot oscar"

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Yes and it makes me want to poke their eyes out.

I don't care what they grew up with. One bloke was so busy staring at my boobs as I walked past (I had a collared, buttoned up business shirt on) that he walked straight into my husband. Hubby growled at him and he scurried away.

I know you need to be tolerant and whatever else, but for those who think it's just curiosity, well I think you're wrong.
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yes and is so bloody uncomfortable, I don't care what their personal situation is. Don't get me wrong, I know they have a hard life here and no contact with woman but that is not my fault and I don't feel I should be paying for that! Makes me want to scream at them and curse them. Badly. Both in Spanish and English. Idiotas.


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