There is nothing daunting about dating in Dubai as long as you respect the rules and traditions of the local people, particularly when in public places.

It is also illegal to live together or have sex without being married.

Although these laws are not stringently enforced in Dubai, unless someone complains to the police, it is wise to tread with caution when it comes to living together or dating in Dubai.

Despite Dubai being a city of modern amenities, tall towers and a population comprised largely of expatriates, rules for dating in Dubai are quite strict and should be followed by all those who choose to live in or visit the emirate.

The city has a host of popular nightclubs and bars, which are popular venues for meeting people of all different nationalities.

As foreigners in a Muslim country, following these few simple rules will ensure that you can have an active social life, have fun and find companionship without the law breathing down your neck.

Approaching the fairer sex is fine as long as you practice discretion in your attempts.

Also tell anyone who asks that the lady with you is your wife and you should be able to enjoy intimacy and have fun without the fear of getting into trouble with the law.

Emiratis are a traditional people who take great pride in their heritage and culture, and it is expected that those who visit their country will respect these traditions.

So avoid risky behavior and respect the local culture.