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.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.In this photo released by Qatar News Agency, Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, second left in front row, receives the released Qataris at the Doha airport in Doha, Qatar Friday, April 21, 2017.
“There’s a lot of different ways of dating.” Al Jaber said the first step to dating is getting a phone number.
Tillerson also gave besieged Qatar some political backing ahead of his talks in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.
"I think Qatar has been quite clear in its positions and I think very reasonable," he said earlier in the day. be dragged into the middle of an intra-Gulf spat, Tillerson had avoided taking on a central mediating role, until it became clear that Kuwait-led efforts to resolve the crisis were stalled.
The complexity of the talks highlights Qatar's role as an experienced and shrewd facilitator in hostage negotiations -- this time involving members of the Gulf Arab state's ruling family. S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.
It also raised allegations that the tiny energy rich nation paid millions of dollars to an al-Qaida-linked group to facilitate the population transfer in Syria that led to the hostages' release in Iraq on Friday. The incident was sparked when the group was kidnapped Dec.