In the UAE, as in any other country, modesty and restraint are the norm for both local residents and visitors from abroad, who must respect the laws, rules and customs of the country in which they are located.

v Kissing in public.

It is forbidden to show more than friendly feelings in public places under the threat of a large fine, and even deportation from the country.

v Clothing

When choosing clothes, you should avoid mini-skirts, deep cleavage and translucent dresses on the naked body. Special attention should be paid to clothing for tourists living in the Emirate of Sharjah, the most conservative in this regard. Too revealing an outfit can create problems with the police.

Special control over clothing also exists in museums, galleries and other cultural tourist places.

v Cohabitation of unmarried persons

In the United Arab Emirates, cohabitation of persons of different sexes who are not married is prohibited. This is true for both residents and tourists. And although the UAE hotels are loyal to couples who are in a civil marriage, it is better not to abuse it.

v Consumption of alcoholic beverages

According to the precepts of the Koran, the consumption of alcohol is prohibited for Muslims. Despite the fact that this ban does not apply to non-Muslim visitors to the United Arab Emirates, you should not abuse it. It is strictly not recommended to offer or give alcohol to Muslims, to drink alcohol outside of designated places, to appear in public while intoxicated, and to drive under the influence of alcohol. After drinking alcohol in a restaurant, bar or disco, it is better to walk silently to the exit, catch a taxi and return to the hotel. Drinking alcoholic beverages, including beer, in public places (on a street bench, in a park, on the beach) is fraught with a fine and imprisonment. Formally, tourists can not buy takeaway alcohol in the UAE – this requires a special alcohol license issued only to residents of the UAE. As an exception to the rule, there are special shops in the emirates of Ajman, Umm Al-Quwain, Ras Al-Khaimah and Fujairah, where alcohol can be purchased without a license.

v Rest during the month of Ramadan

If tourists are in the United Arab Emirates during Ramadan, they should show respect for the feelings of believers and observe the above restrictions in public places during daylight

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