Planning a trip to Dubai and you want to know what to stay away from to make sure you don’t get into trouble or get banned? Then avoid doing these 10 things in Dubai:

Getting Drunk In Public

Public intoxication is a big no in Dubai. Even if alcohol is available, it is for only licensed people and can only be gotten from licensed venues. Only non muslim residents can get a license that allows them to drink alcohol at home. If you are caught intoxicated in public, you will be arrested and in some cases banned. 

Sleeping Someone Who Is Not Your Spouse

If you are in a relationship in Dubai  but you have not yet tied the knot, it is advisable that you guys stay celibate because in Dubai sex outside of marriage is illegal and can get you banned from the country. 


Dubai frowns against cross dressing and this will likely get you banned or in jail if you are caught. 

Writing A Cheque That Bounces

Do not even try writing a check that will bounce in Dubai. Not having the funds to honor a Cheque is a huge crime in Dubai and could get you banned. 

Avoid Doing These 10 Things In Dubai

 Practicing Gayness 

Same sex marriages are not allowed in Dubai, hence homosexual relationship or sex is highly prohibited and might get you banned if you are caught. 

Staying In A Hotel If You’re Under 18

It is illegal to stay in a hotel if you are under 18 in Dubai. The only acceptable case is if you are accompanied by an adult. 

Drugs Consumption

Dubai has severe punishable laws for people caught taking, trafficking or dealing drugs. Apart from the possibility of getting banned, it could also lead to a death penalty. 

Avoid Doing These 10 Things In Dubai

Displaying Affection In Public

There have been several arrests in recent years for kissing and petting in public, which is considered a violation of Dubai’s decency laws. There are certain things you can’t do in Dubai and PDA is one of them. 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 and possibly banned. 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.

Importation Of Pork 

If this happens to be what you earn a living from, then it’s advisable that you take your business elsewhere, because importing pork in Dubai is illegal and may get you banned.

Avoid Doing These 10 Things In Dubai

Do Not Dress Inappropriately

In Dubai, women are expected to dress modestly in public areas, including malls, markets, beaches, theaters, mosques, etc. So, even though Dubai is the hub of fashionable clothing, you are not allowed to wear short, tight, skimpy clothes that flash a lot of skin in public spaces. Other than this, wearing loose modest clothing can help you stay comfortable in the hot and dry climate of Dubai. So, when you pack your bag, carry enough loose and modest clothes that cover your arms, legs, and chest so that you do not attract unwanted attention, are not fined for wearing indecent clothing in public areas, and so that you can stay comfortable during your trips around the city.


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