In the West, kissing is okay and holding hands and being romantic with words and etc. even on the first date. But I've been told by one person that Arab men are slow to move if they take the girl seriously. No touching and being respectful and cordial even if (or especially so) they really like her. From the sounds of it, it's like friendzoning the girl with the exception of not mentioning other girls and the intention is different.
I've dated lots of western men and they've spoiled me with honesty and directness. Never gone Arab. It's not smart to compare the two as they are different cultures which is why I'm posting this, to get some clarity and validation from what one person told me.
It depends what he is looking for. If he is looking for getting you laid, he will possibly be even more straight-forward than plenty of westerners. If he looks for something serious and long-term, things change.
Arab men can have respect for a girl, if they want to get her, but once they have her under their power she is not allowed any freedom and should treat her arab man as her ruler, she has no rights except to be a mother to his children.