Dubai has a surprisingly vast trans community. More and more companies are willing and starting to employ its members. However, hookups are still a grey area and one should be very discreet if that’s their intention. Islam law forbids freedom of expression as well as being trans and being gay. On your quest for a trans hookup in Dubai, you’d best avoidbars and clubs.
Physical Venues Offer Limited Opportunity
The air of “anything-goes” typical of the self-proclaimed Las Vegas of UAE can be misleading. Plainclothes policemen can show up at LGBT hotspots on any given night. You risk getting arrested if you are seen getting intimate with an obviously trans person.
Where trans-friendly nightlife spots are concerned, hookup opportunities aren’t all that many notwithstanding the fact that Dubai is the most tolerant city in the Middle East. While you can certainly meet a trans person in a club, the odds of a hookup aren’t very high. Even if a close friend or coworker tells you one bar or another is safe, the LGBT nightlife route isn’t recommended. The risk is just not worth it.
This isn’t to say you should never go out to a bar or club. Dubai has an exciting LGBT dating scene. Members of the local LGBT community meet in malls, discos, and many other places. They are fun to get to know and spend time with.
If you don’t have enough time to go out, online dating sites are a safe bet, especially if you’re shy or socially awkward. If you want to meet someone in person, you could invite them to your home, but don’t do so right off the bat. Have a video call with them in advance to make sure they are who they say they are.
There are quite a few transsexual foreigners in Dubai as well. They are friendlier and more open than you may think. You can discuss boundaries, sexual likes and dislikes, safe sex, and anything else.
Local sites like Trans Chat are a good way to meet and eventually hook up with someone. The site’s free chat rooms are open to queers, gender fluid, pre-op, post-op, intersex, MtF, FtM, genetic males, genetic females, androgynous people, and all fans and friends of the LGBT community. With so many profiles, meeting and hooking up with members of the Dubai trans community is not hard at all. You can hook up anywhere provided you’ve taken the time to get to know the person you’re meeting.