Importing pork products and pornography into the UAE is illegal.
Videos, books, and magazines may be subject to scrutiny and may be censored.
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.
Doctors may ask for proof of marriage during ante-natal checks.
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.
There may be serious penalties for doing something that might not be illegal in the UK.
You are strongly advised to familiarise yourself with, and respect local laws and customs.
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.This applies both to expatriate residents and to tourists.See our information and advice page for the LGBT community before you travel.Public displays of affection are frowned upon, and there have been several arrests for kissing in public.All sex outside marriage is illegal, irrespective of any relationship you may have with your partner in the UK.There is zero tolerance for drugs-related offences.