Over the past few months we have covered a number of stories involving expatriates who have broken the law in Dubai and found themselves in serious trouble.
The driver observed them in his interior mirror and drove them straight to the nearest police station. There are a number of products that are on the UAE’s banned list and cannot be brought into the country.
Pornographic material, drugs and anti-Islamic material are not permitted.
Going or traveling to Dubai Better understand the laws and rules to prevent jail term. You will not be allowed to access to outside legal or consular help. Everything will be conducted in Arabic and you will be given translation so be intelligent and without understanding the content do not sign the documents.
Dubai is a Muslim country which follows strict Muslim laws. In accordance with the Federal Penal Code of the United Arab Emirates, a public intake of food and beverages during daytime hours of the month of Ramadan is forbidden by Article 313.
Get involved someone who understands both languages. couples holding hands, it is still an offence, and it is also considered criminal to kiss in public or have sex outside marriage if you are found you will end up in jail who ever may come to your rescue you will end up in jail for few months. Drug laws are very strict, here is one example - British tourist Keith Brown was sentenced to four years in prison after Dubai customs officers found a 0.003g trace of cannabis stuck to his shoe.
UK Radio 1 DJ Grooverider was sentenced to four years in Dubai for possession of cannabis.
For a full list of banned substances see the Fair Trails Website. When living in Dubai you should never take a photograph of a local without asking their permission, this is especially important with women.
It is also illegal to take photographs of many government buildings and you can find yourself in hot water if you are caught doing so. The consumption of alcohol is banned in the majority of public places but can be consumed in bars and restaurants that are part of a four or five star hotel.
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UAE-Going To DUBAI – Know the 41 laws, do and Don’ts of Dubai or you will end up in Jail According to UAE law, a suspect can be held without charge for 48 hours before being referred to the prosecution. The article stipulates the punishment in the form of either a monetary penalty — up to 2,000 dirhems (5) — or even a term of up to one month in prison. If you have broken the law, then you will be arrested and taken to police station, questioned and instructed to make a statement.
Be aware that some everyday items may also be banned.