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Do’s and Don’ts

Code of Conduct
  • Dancing in public is considered indecent
  • In public places shorts and skirts shall be of appropriate length and shoulders should be covered
  • Clothing shall not indecently expose parts of the body, be transparent, or display obscene or offensive pictures and slogans
  • Swimwear shall not be worn outside the beach and swimming pool
  • Nudity is strictly forbidden and is liable to be punished by imprisonment or deportation
  • Swearing is illegal
  • Aggressive or offensive gestures are considered a public offence
  • Holding hands for a married couple is tolerated but kissing and petting are considered an offence to public decency
  • Public displays of affection and sexual harassment or randomly addressing women in public places, is liable to be punished by imprisonment or deportation
  • Unmarried couples are not permitted to live together
  • Homosexuality is prohibited
  • Drinking alcohol in public is prohibited
  • You can drink alcohol in licensed bars and restaurants or purchase alcohol from designated stores
  • Drinking alcohol in Sharjah is illegal
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol is a crime
  • Respect must be shown to the country’s leaders, flag and national emblem

For further information about the code of conduct click on the below link:

Internet Guidelines

Website owners serving the UAE should be aware of the difference in public morality compared to other regions. For example, the age classification of the content may differ from a region to another; a content that is classified as 18+ in a region might be considered unacceptable in others. That’s why it is highly recommended to comply with the laws and regulations of website contents in different regions.

The guidelines below shall assist you to ensure that your website complies with the internet access guidelines in UAE, to avoid blockage of their service:


Prohibited Content of websites/Social Media

Make sure your websites / social media and other communications on the internet contain nothing prohibited: