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Old May 5, 11, 8:15 am   #1
 
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GrindR in Dubai

anyone know if Grindr is available in Dubai??
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Old May 6, 11, 1:13 am   #2
 
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anyone know if Grindr is available in Dubai??
My understanding is that it will work anywhere you can get your iPhone connected to the internet. Of course that doesn't mean there will always be other people using it nearby.
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Old May 6, 11, 3:30 am   #3
 
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No, it's not available everywhere. It won't work in a country it's government has it blocked, as in China, for example. Said so, I have no idea if the government of the UAE has Grindr in its blocked list.
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anyone know if Grindr is available in Dubai??
Only on Thursdays.
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Old May 6, 11, 5:45 am   #5
 
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I just came back from the UAE and they block a lot, and I bet this on the list.
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I was in Qatar and it 'found' some guys in Dubai.
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Old May 6, 11, 3:51 pm   #7
 
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Grindr does not work in the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, China, and a few other countries. It does work in Russia, Belarus and other former Soviet countries.

In addittion to a multiband GSM/WCDMA phone (unlocked of course) , the true global gay jet setter absolutely needs a VPN (Virtual Private Network), which will issue you an IP address based in the US, or Western Europe, anywhere in the world.

Your idevice (or blackberry) can be configured to acess the internet via a VPN. You can use this to watch Hulu, Netflix etc, and unrestricted contect of "interest", sans censorship.

A search in the "travel technology forum" should get you stated.

YMMV.

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Old May 8, 11, 8:38 am   #8
 
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Friends use Grindr in Saudi all the time. It's not as popular as gaydar or some of the other websites - though, so my understanding is it's the same few ppl who are on it all the time. Of course, the numbers may have multiplied since I was last there in December.
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