Like all of the women we spoke to, she feels that the region is essentially safe, with a few caveats.
In recent years, there have been several high profile cases of women being attacked and then blamed, or even prosecuted, for their own assault. Dangerous situations can often be avoided by being responsible about your personal safety and being aware of what is and isn’t acceptable behaviour.
As one of the richest states in the world, the quality of life and general living standards are exceptional in the UAE, for both men and women.
gave female expats pause for thought, demonstrating a – fortunately, rare – dark side to the sunshine lifestyle in the Gulf.
Examples like these inevitably provoke questions, and so we spoke to four women who’ve lived and worked in some of the most popular destinations in the region – the UAE, Qatar and Oman – to find out what life is really like for a single woman living there.
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He was African-Omani and our first encounter was at a local hotel bar with friends.In reality, the UAE is often considered the safest region of the Middle East and is home to thriving expat communities, drawn to its unrivalled career opportunities and laid back lifestyle.The aim of this post is to give female teachers hoping to work in the UAE an insight into what to expect, and to dispel some of the common myths surrounding life in this incredible region of the world. The UAE is a safe, peaceful, and very welcoming region in the Middle East.You meet someone, go out a few times, cohabit without marriage and then have a baby. I have definitely found it hard to date as a single Black professional woman in Amsterdam, but it is no different from the struggle I faced in the U.S., with the exception that a lot of guys here are smokers." TANAI BENARD Educator and cofounder of Wandering Moms, 33 Location: Abu Dhabi, 3 years Hometown: Beaumont, TX "I moved to the United Arab Emirates three years ago with my three kids.It was a whirlwind romance and we had a great time while it lasted.