What issues should Westerners take care with when in an outplacement in Dubai? What acceptable behaviour in the EU could send you to prison in Dubai?


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Off the top of my head

  • Public display of affection.

  • Public intoxication.

  • Wearing provocative clothing in public.

  • You need prescriptions for medications.

  • Homosexuality and extramarital affairs.

  • Possession of pornographic material.

  • I read somewhere that dancing in public is considered inappropriate.

You can google "Things not to do in Dubai" for more ideas.


There are a series of scary news about expats being put in prison for things that are not criminalized in the west:

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