Before you plan a trip to any country, it is highly recommended to look into the rules, regulations and cultural norms of the country. Likewise, in Dubai also you have some regulations and legal rules. It doesn’t matter if it is related to your travel or not, the obvious and not so obvious every sort of rules should be known beforehand. Therefore, here is the list which you need to go through if you are planning to visit Dubai.
Drinking In Public
Even though Dubai has so many clubs and bars that serve alcohol but it is very important to know that drinking in public is not allowed. In any place where alcohol is not being served actively, well alcohol consumption is not allowed there. This means that you can’t bring beer to public beaches and while walking down the street as well. Travelers should look for the places where alcohol is served as well as consumed.
Taking Pictures Of People
Under the country’s cybercrime laws, it is strictly prohibited to click any picture of anyone without people consent. You have to pay a fine of 500,000 AED with 6 months in prison if you have clicked anyone’s click without their open permission to you.
Eating Outside During Ramadan
Muslim people in Dubai fasts from sunrise to sunset during the Holy month of Ramadan. Therefore, to give some respect to their fast, many restaurants close doors and cover windows during those hours. Therefore, eating, smoking, chewing gum and drinking in public places is not allowed during these days and if you do so then you will have to face the circumstances. But yes these rules are not for pregnant women and children.
Buying Fake Goods
Travelers who visit Gold and Spice soak in Dubai must have seen people asking them to get Chanel bag or a Cartier watches at low costs. It is recommended to ignore them and keep walking. It is better to avoid them than facing any legal issues when caught shopping at illegal outlets.
You would find it a bit weird but yes spreading rumors in UAE is illegal, especially whenit is shared on social media. Spreading rumors on social media is not only a cyberbullying in Dubai but can also lead you to jail for 3 years approximately and a fine of 1 million dirhams.
Public Displays of Affection
Even though we all know that UAE is a perfect honeymoon destination but the public display of affection is a crime here. It’s best to avoid the PDA here as even a kiss can lead you to jail. This rule is applied even in clubs and bars, so it is highly recommended not to allow alcohol to hit your head. Even a simple hug between friends of opposite sex can be illegal as well.
These are few not to do things in Dubai and we would recommend you to follow these when you are traveling to Dubai. Don’t end up into some issues or problems and try to follow the rules on your vacation. And for booking your Dubai holiday tour you can contact JourneyCook to get best deals and offers.