UAE laws and customs are very different to those in the UK.
Be aware of your actions to ensure that they don’t offend, especially during the holy month of Ramadan or if you intend to visit religious areas.
Importing pork products and pornography into the UAE is illegal.
Videos, books, and magazines may be subject to scrutiny and may be censored.
The UAE is in many respects a tolerant society and private life is respected, although there have been some reports of individuals being punished for homosexual activity and/or sexual activity outside marriage, particularly where there is any public element, or the behaviour has caused offence.
UAE airports have excellent technology and security, so transiting passengers carrying even residual amounts of drugs may be arrested.
Non-Muslim residents can get a liquor licence to drink alcohol at home and in licensed venues.
Swimming attire should be worn only on beaches or at swimming pools. It is normal practice for hotels to take a photocopy of your passport or Emirates ID.
You can’t stay in a hotel if you’re under 18 years old and not accompanied by an adult.