I have an issue to complain about. I have no solution, I don't expect a solution to be suggested.
I live in Dubai, where 80-90% of the population is expatriate [like many other big cities in the GCC, though at lower percentages]. Migrant labor come, stay for a few years for work, then leave. Of course, you always have a few of them who stay here for decades, but they aren't as much as those who stay for 3-6 years.
Because of this percentage, society here tends to feel a bit transcient. Especially for us queers. We begin to internalize this transcient quality, and begin to act on it in our relationships.
"We're only in this relationship while I'm here in Dubai, it'll end if I leave." That's what I've been told by someone I dated a while back. It ended when he left. Then I get into another relationship later on in my life, but this time with an Emirati, and he says something similar, but, "it'll end if I get married." That's where I see something transcient. There's a certainty that it'll end.
I just wish that people would expand their thinking when it comes to relationships rather than limit them in such a way that always puts a dead end to them. Some of us are looking for a serious committed relationship, yes, here in Dubai, here in the GCC.