Families are the foundation stone of Arab society, and so it follows that the Gulf region is extremely family-friendly.Make the expat move with a spouse and children in tow, and you’ll slot relatively easily into a life filled with play-dates and school runs, and make friends through both.) is a museum located on one end of the seven kilometers long Corniche in the Qatari capital, Doha. A purpose-built park surrounds the edifice on the Eastern and Southern facades while 2 bridges connect the Southern front facade of the property with the main peninsula that holds the park.
Construction of the building was done by a Turkish company, Baytur Construction in 2006.In the Gulf region, for example, dating is far different in Dubai compared to Saudi Arabia.In Dubai, dating is common and you can see men and women on dates in the malls or in restaurants.The local population, made up of Qataris, are all Muslims although there are high numbers of foreign workers in Qatar which varies the Muslim population.According to the CIA World Factbook, 77.5% of the population is Muslim, while 8.5% is Christian.In Saudi, however, there are laws forbidding a woman from standing next to a man.If you live in the Kingdom, dating is forbidden in public for both locals and expats.But if you dated someone in your expat compound, nobody would know and, even if they did know, it would be OK because you are in a designated area.In other regions, almost everybody is aware about dating. It is not just Muslims who have conservative views about dating.gave female expats pause for thought, demonstrating a – fortunately, rare – dark side to the sunshine lifestyle in the Gulf.Examples like these inevitably provoke questions, and so we spoke to four women who’ve lived and worked in some of the most popular destinations in the region – the UAE, Qatar and Oman – to find out what life is really like for a single woman living there.