Online dating services for expatriates
Moving to Dubai is much like your first year at university.
Everything is new and exciting, and you’ll meet other ‘freshers’ just as wide-eyed as you.
Pick Sophie up in a car and it will show that you are independent.
It will also take taxis out of the equation - no one likes waiting for a cab in the blistering heat Getting-to-know-you chat in Dubai is often fascinating because you are meeting women from all over the world.
However, it will be in a sterile hotel bar and it will cost you a fortune.
You can chance a cheeky snog in a lift, but you run the risk of the doors opening before your floor, exposing your misdemeanour.
Even the back of a taxi is dodgy ground for kissing.
A cultural date might involve an art exhibition in the Al Quoz industrial district, or a burlesque show at The Act – a faux-baroque supper club on the 42nd floor of the Shangri-La Hotel.
If you settle on a cinema date, take a jumper as the air-conditioning in cinemas would make a penguin shiver.