Dating in Dubai

Being single in Dubai can be tough! Dating is a real challenge with Expats coming and going. It’s hard to find someone who is here to stay and willing to settle down, rather than here to have a fling or short-lived holiday-style romance. The city has a lot of fun nightclubs, brunches and beach clubs which are all fun and games within the first year or so living here but after some time, the novelty wears off and you just want that one special person to come home to after a long, hot day!

So where do you find that person? Out at the weekends or at a ladies’ night you are unlikely to have much luck; very rarely when drinking or partying is involved will you come across an eligible partner or come across as one yourself! It can be very confusing who to approach and how, it is often an overwhelming process and usually seems to result in a meaningless fling... or the person with whom you thought you could have a future with leaving the country... or finding out they aren’t genuine and already in a relationship/married!

There are the dating apps as well, of course, but the chances of finding “the one” through this method are quite slim. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lucky few who meet someone special online but, let’s be honest, it takes a huge investment of time, a lot of patience, not to mention the fact that these apps have become a sort of game for most and you are only matching based on the initial attraction to a (most likely) unrealistically edited or filtered photo. Online dating can be quite superficial, brutal and disappointing.

With hundreds of different nationalities, cultures and religious beliefs in one place, it is also sometimes tricky finding a suitable mate with similar interests, morals and values.

With all of the challenges mentioned above (I am sure you can also think of many more!) it can sometimes be disheartening dating in Dubai. Some of you may feel like giving up and forgetting about finding love in this city... but please don’t give up! There are so many wonderful people here and in similar situations to you, they are waiting to find someone too, you just need to be connected. Life is so much more beautiful when you have someone you love to share it with. Dubai is an amazing place to be in a couple with awesome date venues and many stunning hotels, beaches and numerous locations to enjoy romantic staycation getaways. There are many happy couples here, let them inspire you and keep you motivated to find love yourself.

If you would like to discuss how we can help make the process of finding your partner easier then please get in touch. Helping people find their match is our passion and there is nothing we want more than to be part of your successful love story!