Is this a good city for LGBT expatriates? Why or why not?

Not so much. There is an underground scene here but there is not a lot of diversity. Most of the community consists of 20 something Emirates flight attendants. Great for casual flings but not for real connections and romance (this applies to the gay and straight dating scenes in Dubai ). - Jul 2013


I think its there but as this is a Muslim country I don't think it's advertised. - Aug 2011


A surprisingly large and active gay scene. Gay friends of mine have a great time here but it is more hidden as it is illegal. Though Arabs can have a funny interpretation of what it means to be gay. - Jan 2011


Not particularly, because homosexual activity is illegal in the UAE. Avoid being overt in your sexual orientation. Public display of affection between adults is not acceptable. Get your goodbye kissing/hugging done at home prior to being dropped at the airport. - Sep 2009


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