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It goes without saying that people interested in trans dating in Dubaican use most international apps and sites that cater to trans users. These include Bumble, My Ladyboy Date, Tinder, Badoo, and Grindr. A local one that deserves special mention is Muslima. One relatively recent addition that’s gaining speed is Tser Trans Dating. We review these offerings in this short article.

Before we do, however, a word of warning: Dubai is an emirate subject to strict Muslim law. Using an international app like Tinder or Grindr doesn’t automatically guarantee you the same level of tolerance and safety in Dubai that it would in London or Paris, for example. The same applies to My Ladyboy Date, which has helped couples the world over form serious relationships since its founding in 2013.

My Ladyboy Date

My Ladyboy Date has steered clear of promoting hookup culture, unlike many niche analogs. The team is made up primarily of trans women. Profiles undergo rigorous screening to eliminate scammers. You can be sure you’re meeting someone who’s looking for the same thing as you no matter where you are.

Badoo 

At the end of last year, Badoo was downloaded almost 2.5 million times, making it the second most popular dating app worldwide. It’s possible to start browsing local profiles as you plan your trip to Dubai. You’ll find them in the “Encounters” section. Matches are based on shared interests. Messaging people and viewing profiles is free. To avail of the site’s premium features, you need to upgrade. The section called “People Nearby” pulls up profiles of users near you.

Tser

This is a relatively new trans dating app that’s been garnering mixed reviews. On the plus side, signing up is free, at least so far. Most of the users identify as trans, non-binary, and crossdressers. The ratio of FtM to MtF is about equal. Reviews indicate the software is very user-friendly. Many users are happy with the free search and messaging options. On the minus side, it seems not enough is being done to weed out fake profiles. On occasion, there have been complaints of scams. The staff ensures profiles are screened manually, and all spam reports are taken seriously.

Before you search for local trans singles, the app recommends creating an ad. It’s possible to chat to people via voice message. The app is open to singles of all races, gender identities, and sexual orientations. It has a flourishing community in the UAE, especially Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the UK, and Singapore.

Muslima

Muslima is a top local dating app for Muslim singles, which claims to abide by the rules of Muslim courtship. With the advanced search functions, it’s simple – and free – to sign up and view local profiles.