Dos and don’ts for Dubai brochure
June 3rd, 2011 by elisa

Tourists have been falling foul of the strict decency laws in Dubai recently, so to avoid visitors unwittingly getting into trouble, Dubai and the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office have produced an e-brochure with a list of dos and don’ts.

Included in the list of don’ts are:

· drinking alcohol or being drunk in public

· dancing on the streets

· public displays of affection, such as kissing or holding hands

· taking drugs – even some over-the-counter medicines such as those containing codeine are banned in Dubai

· swearing

The full e-brochure ‘Dubai – Know Before You Go’ is available on the Dubai website.

Director UK and Ireland for Dubai Tourism & Commerce Marketing Ian Scott said: “We are excited to be working with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on this e-brochure and hope it will give holidaymakers useful, practical advice and information enabling them to have a relaxing, stress free holiday in Dubai.

“The emirate’s rich heritage and laws all serve to make it a safe, clean and enjoyable holiday destination and we hope this guide will show the rewarding and diverse experiences Dubai has to offer.”

Caroline Wilson, Vice Consul Dubai, added: “Every year, one million British nationals visit the United Arab Emirates. Most of these visitors have a safe and enjoyable time. However, it is important to remember that what may be acceptable in the UK, may not be acceptable in the UAE. For example, everyday slang used at home can be considered offensive here.

“Tourists should research their destination to get an understanding of the traditions that underpin Emirati life. This will not only give awareness of local laws, but also help them get the most out of their visit and this unique city that has much to offer.”


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