Some Emaratis might gasp at the audacity of what I will rant about but, as a 28 year old Emarati I STILL haven't mastered (or even figured out) how our male-driven society works!!
Emarati men feel comfortable opening up to non Emarati women and Emarati women are more out going when communicating with non Emarati men!! Honestly why doesn't this culture encourage local men and women to communicate more while maintaining mutual respect!?
Some of you who haven't lived or integrated themselves in a khaleeji society might not grasp what I'm talking about. I promise you I still can't understand it.
It took me literally years to figure this society out. The characteristics which I thought were admirable (or even attractive) in me was that I'm a bit of an extrovert (well, used to be) I was so open about who I am and how I feel only to realize the hard and painful way that there's an invisible rule that silently states that it's smart. That it's not coy or cunning enough.
Right now you'll have to excuse me cause I've got to go to the gym, will resume later in the evening......To Be Continued
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