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Hi! I moved here two month's ago and have had a hard time finding friends. I'm 20 years old and single and I seem to be the only one here in Dubai. I'm an Au pair so I don't make that much money so I can take some courses or go to a pub. Does anyone have any tips on how to meet people "the cheap way"?
 

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Thank you! Sound great, couldn't find the group do.. I can see that you have Great music taste aswell. Anywere i can find good livemusic here?
 

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There's a lot of bars that have decent bands, Crown & Lion in TECOM, the bar in the Marina Byblos Hotel, Music Room in Bur Dubai and there's a fantastic Filipino band called Rock Spiders who now play at a club called Ratsky 3 but I've never been there (probably best avoided if you're on your own going by what I hear). Can't go wrong with Rock Bottom in Bur Dubai also.

I think the FB group don't tend to go to bars like those above, I think it's usually more chilled out places where it's easier to talk/socialise, etc.
 

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I am an Indian male, 22. Dont really know how to put this, but I am non-discriminating on basis of nationality or race unlike many other Indians(Sry to say that).

I would love to socialize. Am I welcomed to join? or is the get together only for people from the west?

PS : I don't drink.

Sam
 

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All nationalities are welcome and attend regularly. Many are also non-drinkers. It is a good way, in a group environment, to meet others that are looking to make friends.
 

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If you're a 20 year old single female Swede,......, although perhaps not the kind you're looking for!
Here is a famous stereotype. However, as a guy myself, I feel compelled to say that irrespective of her nationality several dudes would try to become friends with her anyway !!!!!!

Jokes aside, which neighbourhood are you living ? I am sure there are several expats living in your area and the problem is that you did not find them, but you will.

Try to look as well in different sites like ...........................It is a nice site for expats and there you can attend events and meet LOADS really LOADS of people. If you need an invitation let me know and I will send you one, although I think you can do it yourself.
 

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Hi! I moved here two month's ago and have had a hard time finding friends. I'm 20 years old and single and I seem to be the only one here in Dubai. I'm an Au pair so I don't make that much money so I can take some courses or go to a pub. Does anyone have any tips on how to meet people "the cheap way"?
I find a good way of meeting like-minded people is by joining some sort of shared activity. This doesn't actually have to cost anything - for example, years ago I made great friends through the local hash house harriers (if you're into running and drinking that is). If you can, get hold of a copy of the Dubai Explorer (I think now they call themselves Dubai:Live, Work, Explore); there's a section in there describing activities. Whilst most of them cost money, there are some that don't.
 

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I find a good way of meeting like-minded people is by joining some sort of shared activity. This doesn't actually have to cost anything - for example, years ago I made great friends through the local hash house harriers (if you're into running and drinking that is). If you can, get hold of a copy of the Dubai Explorer (I think now they call themselves Dubai:Live, Work, Explore); there's a section in there describing activities. Whilst most of them cost money, there are some that don't.
+1.

I don't think TND is going to help her since some of the venues selected for TND are not exactly cheap (AED30-50 a drink), but if you can keep within a budget and nurse a drink for a while, then by all means TND is your thing.
 

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That is the problem mr rocky. Most normal women want to have nothing to do with those type of men whose only goal in life, is readly to find a woman.... how to put it... lets not mince words... to have sex with. Those type of men are sleeze balls. Certain nationalities are worse then others, especially countries where their culture keeps them away from women. Most (generalizing) have no clue how to be friends with a woman. Usually one of their lines they use is "I'm a good muslim". If anyone says that, RUN. The other is "What country are you from" as their first line. Again, RUN. They are deciding if you are easy or not based on your nationality and care little about where you are actually from.

There are normal people here, and many people not on great salaries. Just hard to find as those people, are not able to go out and about that much. Hobbies, hobbies, hobbies. I have met people thru my marine hobby that people are living in shared studio apartments who have turned out to be very niced, educated, good people. Don't prejudge and keep an open mind. It is hard to run with people making 10k salaries when you are not anywhere near that. If you can just go to some meetups, am sure you will find a few people you will click with. Just dont give up and if you dont succeed the first one you go to, just go back. There is a few other sites that are MUCH better at meetups, but strongly suggest avoiding one that has expat and woman in the same name as those woman overall are CRAZY. Just search meetups, expat, dubai on google and hopefully a few of the active sites pop up. If you like animals, you can probly volunteer in your offtime with k9 rescue organization. You can always try to organize a cheap activity here like bowling or a get together at a restaurant (weather is still nice ;) ) or a ice skating meetup. You could join a womens rowing club or try duplays for other activies. If you are religious, another great way to get involved is thru your religious center (church, mosque, etc).
 
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Any single guy who "just wants to be friends" with a semi-attractive single girl is a liar.

That doesn't mean their only goal is to have sex, they might fall head over heels in love with the girl and be more than happy to respect her honour and all that jazz, so there's not always something to worry about or anything sinister happening. It doesn't even mean he's going to actively try and make something happen, it may just be a case of "I'd have sex with her if the opportunity arose".

But he's not just hanging around with you because he enjoys your company.
 

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For those that do not know what an Au Pair is: Au pair - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Johanna is a female name unless there are many male Johannas running around in Canada which is where Ibkiss is from :rolleyes:

I second Jynxy's post. It's best to find someone with a shared hobby. I know the people that organise TND and although they are wonderful people, not everyone can afford to go to these events each week. Movies, casual dinners, bowling, etc is the way to go. Maybe it's time we organised a casual meet up for the expat forum members. Anyone volunteering to be Event Manager? :D
 

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For those that do not know what an Au Pair is: Au pair - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Johanna is a female name unless there are many male Johannas running around in Canada which is where Ibkiss is from :rolleyes:

I second Jynxy's post. It's best to find someone with a shared hobby. I know the people that organise TND and although they are wonderful people, not everyone can afford to go to these events each week. Movies, casual dinners, bowling, etc is the way to go. Maybe it's time we organised a casual meet up for the expat forum members. Anyone volunteering to be Event Manager? :D
I nominate Pam...thanks for volunteering :p
 
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