The new man-made “Love lake” at al-Qudra desert in the Gulf emirate of Dubai in 2019. Photo: AFP The new man-made “Love lake” at al-Qudra desert in the Gulf emirate of Dubai in 2019. Photo: AFP
The new man-made “Love lake” at al-Qudra desert in the Gulf emirate of Dubai in 2019. Photo: AFP
Middle East

Why is it so hard for expats to find love in Dubai? The glitzy UAE city might offer beaches, brunches and great career opportunities – but Tinder dating isn’t pretty

  • Dubai’s parties and boozy brunches might make for great Instagram snaps, but the city’s dating scene leaves much to be desired, say expats
  • Many lovesick souls ditch Tinder after being put off by users’ ‘muscular torsos and luxury cars’, while the LGBT community resorts to VPNs to access dating apps

Topic |   Middle East
The new man-made “Love lake” at al-Qudra desert in the Gulf emirate of Dubai in 2019. Photo: AFP The new man-made “Love lake” at al-Qudra desert in the Gulf emirate of Dubai in 2019. Photo: AFP
The new man-made “Love lake” at al-Qudra desert in the Gulf emirate of Dubai in 2019. Photo: AFP
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