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Hi people, I've been in Dubai for three months now and apart from the malls I am liking it here mostly. The only thing is a lack of like-minded people to hang out with so I am sorry if this post comes across obnoxious but I have kind of gotten a bit fed up of meeting tons of people and hanging out with them only to hear some shallow, ignorant, bigoted or racist remark come out of their mouths. Therefore I would really like to meet some intelligent, worldly, cultured people who like to laugh and socialise but I could also have some in depth conversations (even debates) with. No age barrier.

A bit about me: I'm a 27 year old female working out here as a teacher, I speak English and Arabic, born in Africa but was raised in the UK. I love eating out, dancing the night away (strictly hip hop, reggae, bashment and rnb) and going for drinks in live music bars. I like watching good English-language films and even better foreign films, cooking my mama's food, entertaining and meeting people from other cultures so I can learn more about the world. I love discussing politics and religion, especially the Middle East and the UK. I'm not really into clothes or shopping or make-up...bleugh. I like going for a swim often but I am not sports/gym mad. I love world literature and I would like to discover an underground scene here of community plays, theatre, home grown bands and dive hangouts where cool people meet. I am also a bit tired of the university-like scene of going out in huge groups of people that can't really understand my slightly harsh sense of humour.

Again, I don't mean to be obnoxious. I just miss my small group of friends back in the UK and I'm hoping that I can find some similar people who can understand me and I can have a good laugh with. I do understand it takes time but I would rather be proactive and see what I can find.
 

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Have you tried InterNations and Meet Up? Not saying that you won't find some like minded people on here, but you sometimes have to cast your proverbial net far and wide :).
 

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Hi people, I've been in Dubai for three months now and apart from the malls I am liking it here mostly. The only thing is a lack of like-minded people to hang out with so I am sorry if this post comes across obnoxious but I have kind of gotten a bit fed up of meeting tons of people and hanging out with them only to hear some shallow, ignorant, bigoted or racist remark come out of their mouths. Therefore I would really like to meet some intelligent, worldly, cultured people who like to laugh and socialise but I could also have some in depth conversations (even debates) with. No age barrier. A bit about me: I'm a 27 year old female working out here as a teacher, I speak English and Arabic, born in Africa but was raised in the UK. I love eating out, dancing the night away (strictly hip hop, reggae, bashment and rnb) and going for drinks in live music bars. I like watching good English-language films and even better foreign films, cooking my mama's food, entertaining and meeting people from other cultures so I can learn more about the world. I love discussing politics and religion, especially the Middle East and the UK. I'm not really into clothes or shopping or make-up...bleugh. I like going for a swim often but I am not sports/gym mad. I love world literature and I would like to discover an underground scene here of community plays, theatre, home grown bands and dive hangouts where cool people meet. I am also a bit tired of the university-like scene of going out in huge groups of people that can't really understand my slightly harsh sense of humour. Again, I don't mean to be obnoxious. I just miss my small group of friends back in the UK and I'm hoping that I can find some similar people who can understand me and I can have a good laugh with. I do understand it takes time but I would rather be proactive and see what I can find.
Hi there, I'm from Manchester too. Feel free to PM me :)
 

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Hey, I believe you just summed up my feeling exactly will PM you :)
 
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