However, you should be aware that it is a punishable offence under UAE law to drink or be under the influence of alcohol in public.
You cannot drink in the street or be publicly drunk in Dubai. Its an offence under UAE laws. In fact, behaviour that you may associate with being intoxicated, such as making rude gestures, swearing, and public displays of affection will also be punished if caught.
Tourists are permitted to drink in licensed restaurants, hotels and bars attached to licensed hotels. It is unacceptable and punishable to drink in public places—even beaches.
Security: Always ensure that the doors and access to balconies are properly locked and secured. Alcohol and Intoxications: Consuming alcohol or other types of drugs on the balcony is against civic ethics.
Partying in Dubai is restricted to star hotels as they have liquor license to serve alcohol in their lounges, bars and clubs. While Dubai's world-class bars and clubs are not new among party goers, its is also important to know the law before you get into the party mode.
In Dubai, holding hands, hugging, and kissing in public is considered socially unacceptable and if caught indulging in such acts, you might land up in jail. Many foreigners have already suffered the consequences. Do not join the bandwagon. This is considered one of the most important things not to do in Dubai.
Well, among public displays of affection, kissing might be the worst of the lot. It does not matter if one party kisses the other on the lips, on the cheek, or in a private place that would get them locked upon any part of the world; kissing is forbidden in public places in Dubai.
One of the most frequently asked questions and confusing areas of Islamic Law and local customs that visitors to Dubai need to be aware of is around whether it is legal to drink alcohol in Dubai. The short answer – for non-Muslims – is YES, you can drink alcohol in Dubai.
Mostly people don't drink but I have seen it and there hasn't been any upset. If you are well behaved and subtle then it's unlikely (but not impossible) that there will be a problem. Being cautious in Dubai is good. Do not argue with security staff or police.
The UAE's law prohibits sale of tobacco and tobacco products to children. Smoking in public transportation, private vehicles and indoor places in the presence of a child is also prohibited.
You can wear shorts in Dubai and even skirts, if they are at knee length and not shorter than that. Just be mindful of the fact that there are a lot of families and children there.
Alcohol prices are notoriously high in Dubai, with pints costing around 45 AED (€11) in many hotel bars.
Penalties for Drinking and Driving in Dubai
According to Article No. 49 of the Traffic Law, drinking and driving can lead to a minimum fine of AED 25,000 and imprisonment. In addition to this, your driving license might get suspended for anywhere between three months to two years.
Smoking of tobacco in a car while a child under 12 is present (Fine charges - DH 500) Smoking in closed public spaces, parks, beaches, buses, metro stations and residential areas. Smoking shisha at places other than licensed parlours. Bans on tobacco-related products.
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SHARIA LAW AND PROHIBITIONS
Dubai adheres closely to Sharia (traditional Islamic religious) law. There is little tolerance for same-sex relations and multiple common actions are illegal, including: PDA (including same-sex PDA) Public drunkenness.
A: Yes, unmarried couples are allowed to travel together in Dubai.
At present, night swimming is only allowed at one beach in the city, Al Mamzar. It comes after a new public beach opened in Dubai on Monday May 1.
Physical interaction between men and women is more conservative. Male visitors should not take the initiative to shake hands with an Emirati woman; she will make it clear if she expects a handshake. Likewise, some Arab men may not wish to shake hands with women. Of course, a smile is universally accepted.
Under the Constitution, women enjoy the same legal status, claim to titles, access to education, the right to practice professions, and the right to inherit property as men. Women are also guaranteed the same access to employment, health and family welfare facilities.
Can women drive in Dubai? Women can drive in Dubai and, in fact, the city offers women-only taxis driven by women. Until recently, Saudi Arabia — the UAE's neighbouring country — was the only nation in the world that had placed a ban on women driving.
The UAE penal code states that if an unmarried couple is convicted of engaging in consensual sex outside of marriage or cohabitation is taking place, that couple will most likely be punished with one year of jail time and deportation.
Sexting in the UAE is against the law. That also includes nude selfies, as this young couple found out.
According to the code couples, both married and unmarried, cannot show affection in public places. Kissing and embracing out in the open is strictly forbidden. While a married couple holding hands is tolerable displaying affection out in the open is generally not. This rule stands for married couples in the emirate.