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Now this is not unusual in the West but I think it's rare in Dubai

what an absolute load of utter codswallop!!! honestly if you don't know what you are talking about please don't bother to comment at all. It can be misleading to other posters. Dubai is completely westernised and women are free to go as they please. Their are dress codes but they are hardly strict. I know tons of women who live here in their own homes!!! where the hell do you think all the air hostesses, nurses, PR people, I could go on but honestly I have better things to do with my time!

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Rest assured that living in Dubai as a single ANYTHING is fine!!

Sharing a hotel room as an un-married couple? Honey - the authorities couldn't care less - they just want your money!

I arrived in 1997 in long sleeved shirt and trousers then was taken straight from the airport to a night-club (The Lodge) - I have gone to bed in a scottish summer wearing more clothes than the female clubbers were!!

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yup me too! the Lodge, those were THE days!

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Sorisa - come over. You'll have a ball, with or without a boyfriend.

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if these misconceptions werent so misguided, they would be laughable. but as they are, i think this way of thinking is quite dangerous and paints a very untrue picture of dubai and the middle east. i am wondering in which decade it was that you visited dubai?? my god, you can do better research on youtube!!

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if these misconceptions werent so misguided, they would be laughable. but as they are, i think this way of thinking is quite dangerous and paints a very untrue picture of dubai and the middle east. i am wondering in which decade it was that you visited dubai?? my god, you can do better research on youtube!!
So ......... why don't you put people right rather than criticise ...... we'd be pleased to see your constructive input winky

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I am speaking about my personal experiences when I've been there on holiday twice in the last 5 years. I can't say what it is like for anyone else but I can tell how it was for me.

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Kaz I came here in 1986 on holiday, was a bit dodgy then as there were so few European women here at that time. I was stared at occasionally but nothing untoward. Always felt safe. I have been living here permanently now for 11 years and have never ever felt unsafe. The local men are wonderfu and they have great respect for the expat women here, contrary to popular belief! Remember Dubai's major income is in tourism, it isn't Riyadh !

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I have to say, I find it quite astounding that anyone can paint Dubai as dangerous. I come from the Central Coast of NSW, Australia which has to be one of the safest placest on earth. I can honestly say I have never felt any less safe here, nor threatened in any way. I have only been here three months so am not an expert, but I am speaking from personal experience. Before coming over I did a lot of research and asked a lot of questions on other forums and the information I got there proved to be pretty spot on.

From my experience, the only danger in Dubai is on the roads which does take some getting used to. I was not used to big city driving at all and have found that aspect stressful.

I will also add that it has been extremely easy to settle in Dubai and meet people and get out and about.

I really hope people aren't put off coming to Dubai because it is deemed dangerous. That would be a great shame.

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I felt safe just uncomfortable being stared at all the time.

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