Different countries have different customs and traditions. Things that are appropriate in your country may not be seen as acceptable in other countries and in some cases can even be considered as illegal. Therefore, we must always bone up on the rules and laws of any place before deciding of visiting it.
Let’s talk about Dubai today. Dubai is one of the most sought after places, located in the Persian Gulf, and can very easily be termed as travelers’ favorite. However, certain things should not be done in Dubai and every future traveler must know them. Here’s the compilation of such things.
1. Don’t drink in public.
When it comes to boozing in public places in Dubai, you are supposed to follow and respect the rules; else you’ll be in trouble. However, foreign residents can consume alcohol at home if they have a license. Tourists can do it at licensed hotels, but can’t overdo it. And don’t ever think of drink and drive, else the consequences may be very severe.
2. Don’t do drugs.
Dubai has stringent rules towards drug possession, use, and selling of illegitimate and toxic substances. Therefore, say ‘NO TO DRUGS’ in Dubai. Some travellers have been kept behind the bars for carrying codeine-based painkillers in their kit.
3. No song and dance.
If you have a strong urge to dance on the streets of Dubai, keep your desires under control. Dubai has zero tolerance towards people playing loud music on the streets.
4. No PDA!
Well, people in Dubai are not so cool about PDA as they consider it to be indecent. Once, a British couple was kept behind the bars for having sex on the beach. Even the casual peck on the cheek is not entertained. To stay on a safe side, refrain from all sorts of PDA.
5. No nudity!
This rule not only applies to the girls who wish to go topless but even for men who want to flaunt their six packs; they must be properly dressed up, even on the jogging tracks.
6. Keep style sensible.
Don’t flash a lot of curves and skin; else you’ll be fined. However, Dubai has got all the latest fashion trends, but there have been some restrictions on women on wearing short and skimpy clothes.