Ever attempting to connect with other gay men in Dubai
Document your interactions with the person. Should I trust my gut when speaking to a someone through an online dating service? As international travelers we can manage our comfort zones.
Staying in major international hotel chains and flying first class on reward tickets highlights the degree of impunity some people can enjoy as a foreigner, which is a privilege to appreciate. Obviously this is not in any way like San Francisco or Madrid, but if you don't flaunt your sexuality in public and take care with who you hang out with, and where, you'll be absolutely fine.
The Hilton is an international American chain, which is used to hosting gay travellers.