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Rules and Regulations To Keep in Mind While Travelling To Dubai

The country of UAE; and Dubai in particular, is very strict when it comes to tourism and the laws it has put in place for protecting its residents. When travelling with a travel permit, especially a Dubai tourist visa, you must take care to follow all rules and regulations as stipulated by this permit. If you are caught accidentally breaking the law, the repercussions can be quite severe. Through this article, we give you a list of rules and regulations that must be abided by while travelling or staying Dubai.


Drinking in Dubai: The consumption of alcohol while in public is not allowed. Furthermore, it should be noted that the legal drinking age in this city is 21.

Use of profanity in public: swearing or making rude gestures is a punishable offense, not just in Dubai, but across the UAE.

Clothing: Women, if found in attire that is tight, transparent, above the knee or showing her stomach, shoulder or back, may be accused of being dressed indecently.

Swim suits: Wearing a bathing suit outside the beach is against the law in Dubai. Swimsuits in general must adopt a demure and modest look.

Photographs: taking photographs of other people, especially women, without permission is considered illegal and can lead to an arrest or fines.

Ramadan: During this holy period, it is not allowed for non-Muslims to eat or drink in public in from of Muslims between sunrise and sunset.       

While Dubai is an excellent place to visit and vacation in, and also an excellent option to work in, it is important to keep the laws of this city in mind. A Dubai tourist visa can be excellent tool for a great time, but a wary eye is a must in order to ensure that you vacation does not come with an unexpected turn of events. While most vacations to Dubai are uneventful, it is important to keep a look out for any and all laws, rules and regulations that must be followed in this city.

Before applying for a Dubai tourist visa, it is advisable to:

  • Ask around for any and all information. Ask your friends or colleagues who may have been to the city recently. This will help you immensely as you can get first hand information on the Do's and Don'ts to keep in mind while in Dubai and how to avoid trouble.
  • Ask your consular services or an embassy official for any and all information pertaining to the rules and regulations that are followed in Dubai.
  • Go online and check extensively for information pertaining to the same. Be sure to look for the most recent amendments to the law so as to avoid any surprises and, in turn, unexpected surprises.