For example, Khadijah, the first wife of Prophet Muhammad.
So how does the expat man approach the ritual of courting without flouting local mores and getting kicked out of the country?
If you were thinking about dating a non-Christian don’t.
You probably think nothing will happen, it doesn’t matter, you know better than God, but you’re wrong.
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.