Visitors should respect Islam and Arabic culture and laws.Like most other countries, taking and buying/selling drugs is a criminal offence. Even possession of a minute amount of cannabis (and we do mean very, very small) can result in a lengthy prison sentence.
The British Embassy in Dubai has issued a list of 'Dos and Don'ts' for tourists or expats working in the Arab Emirate after a number of high-profile cases have seen Britons jailed.
The travel advisory makes the stark warning: 'If you want to face possible arrest and imprisonment, ignore the advice.' Because of strict Muslim laws, visitors to the region could find themselves in trouble over drinking alcohol, sharing a hotel room when unmarried and even holding hands.
According to the ‘Dubai Code of Conduct’ published in 2009 by the Executive Council of the Government of Dubai: Displays of affection among couples — whether married or not — in public places does not fit the local customs and culture.
Holding hands for a married couple is tolerated but kissing and petting are considered an offence to public decency.
His younger brother, Sheikh Hamdan, 32, was given the job instead Although the identity of the aide supposedly murdered by Rashid has never been revealed, commentators at the time suggested that the attack could have taken place during an episode of 'roid rage' – a reference to the steroids the prince was believed to have taken.