Asking her out Let’s say you meet a charming girl – we’ll call her Sophie – you get on famously and you’d like to see her again.The classic, “Would you like to go for a drink sometime? Yes, you can consume alcohol in Dubai, and a post-work drink is a perfectly acceptable first date.However, Islam is the UAE’s official religion: sex outside marriage is illegal, and even public displays of affection can land the amorous in hot water.

Date night Many Dubai men ascribe all their power and self-worth to their car, much like Samson and his hair.

Pick Sophie up in a car and it will show that you are independent.

This is not a place for shrinking violets; striking up a conversation with a stranger is easy and normal.

85pc of the city's population is from overseas, which means most Dubai residents have gone through the process of landing in a foreign land and going out to make friends.

Even patriarchal professions like oil and gas and banking seem to employ female staff of a certain aesthetic standard.

With a median age of 27 (male and female), a vibrant nightlife and year-round sunshine, the whole thing can feel like a Club 18-30 holiday that never ends. Expats spend their tax-free salaries eating, drinking and generally showing off in public, so there is ample opportunity to meet the desired sex.

It's a shared experience that brings a sense of unity With such a transient populace, impenetrable cliques are rare.

You will find yourself collecting more business cards than you know what to do with.

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For an only-in-Dubai date, you could go skiing on ‘real’ snow at the indoor ski centre Ski Dubai, admire the view from the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, or jostle with tourists at the world’s biggest fountain display.