Swimming attire should be worn only on beaches or at swimming pools. It is normal practice for hotels to take a photocopy of your passport or Emirates ID.
You can’t stay in a hotel if you’re under 18 years old and not accompanied by an adult.
It’s against the law to live together, or to share the same hotel room, with someone of the opposite sex to whom you aren’t married or closely related.
These licences are valid only in the Emirate that issued the licence.
Residents must also get a permit to be able to drink in licensed venues.
Doctors may ask for proof of marriage during ante-natal checks.
An unmarried woman who gives birth in the UAE may also encounter problems when registering the birth of the child in the UAE, and could be arrested, imprisoned or deported.
Sentences for drug trafficking can include the death penalty and possession of even the smallest amount of illegal drugs can lead to a minimum 4-year jail sentence.
The Emirati authorities count the presence of drugs in the blood stream as possession.This applies both to expatriate residents and to tourists.Due to the laws on sex outside marriage, if you become pregnant outside marriage, both you and your partner could face imprisonment and/or deportation.There is zero tolerance for drugs-related offences.The penalties for trafficking, smuggling and possession of drugs (even residual amounts) are severe.There may be serious penalties for doing something that might not be illegal in the UK.