Neha J, from India, said she almost choked on her lunch when she first saw the billboards."Why was this on a billboard was my first thought, and then I saw the website and it was pure shock."Matchmaking, she said, was about "making real connections and shouldn’t be advertised or dealt with in such away".
"To charge people to look at a portfolio cheapens the whole process. "Ms Neha said she was relieved when the billboards were removed.
Also, what qualifies this person to be a matchmaker? "We feel like we have a voice and that we were heard."The DED has said it will "investigate" the matter.
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I don't really understand why e Harmony and are blocked however.
Families are the foundation stone of Arab society, and so it follows that the Gulf region is extremely family-friendly.
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Some magazines come and go but generally there is a reasonable choice of UAE versions of Marie Clair, GQ, Vanity Fair, NME, Economist, Top Gear, etc at a cheaper price then international magazines.
But you do tend to get what you pay for - UAE versions are not rated as highly as the top international magazines.
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.
Firstly – should those considering a move be worried about their safety?
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.