Arabian.Rose wrote:I am an Emarati female and always been attracted to expats and would like to point out few things
that in UAE it always been easy for an Arab guy to do what so ever because the culture/tradition sees
that nothing humiliates a man, an Emarati female cannot date (we date in secret) and one mistake by us females will humiliate the family name
which is not fair. You will see alot of Arab woman dating American and Europeans in secret but what if they fell in love?
the only way for an Emarati woman to be with the love of her life is running away with him, specially if her family are not open minded
and could get dragged into honour killing...the UAE desert is filled with dead bodies that no one talks about. I have dated a great American guy and had the courage to walk in the mall of the emirates with him, dinner and movies and the way the Emarati guys stared at us was filled with anger and jealousy. I do hope that things could change in UAE and us Emarati females could be with who ever we choose without being judged by society and get executed by the hands of our own parents. And I do hope that every Emirati guy who dates non locals could give there sisters a chance to do the same.
Oh and I always been told that expats are scared to date an Emirati female.. is that true?
well just to give you an example of other regions muslims. i grew up in the states and the guys do the same thing as you said above, but whenever any of the girls in the family dated guys, their families would freak out. while it's not at the same level as you mention, i do know of several girls who were ex-communicated from their families cause they were caught dating guys outside of the religion, while the men dated whomever they wished to. these are all people round my age or younger so 1st generation americans with muslim backgrounds.
it's still a backwards way of thinking. it's one of the reasons i moved away from that backwards mentality but it exists everywhere.
as long as you're happy then who cares what others think.