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Do’s and Don’ts

Code of Conduct

  • Dancing in public is considered improper
  • In public places shorts and skirts must always be the appropriate length and shoulders should never be uncovered
  • Clothing must not indecently expose parts of the body, be transparent, or display obscene or offensive pictures and slogans
  • Swimwear may not be worn outside the beach or swimming pool
  • Nudity is strictly forbidden and can be punished by imprisonment or deportation
  • Swearing is illegal
  • Aggressive or offensive gestures are considered a public offence
  • Holding hands for married couples is tolerated but kissing and petting are considered an offence in the public eye
  • Public displays of affection and sexual harassment or randomly addressing women in public can be punished by imprisonment or deportation
  • Unmarried couples are not allowed to live together
  • Homosexuality is prohibited
  • Drinking alcohol in public is prohibited
  • You can drink alcohol in licensed bars and restaurants or you may 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 link below :

Internet Guidelines

Website owners serving the UAE should be aware of the guidelines on public morality compared to other regions. For example, the age restrictions on content may differ from one region to another; content that is classified as 18+ in one region might be considered unacceptable in others. That is why it is highly recommended to follow the laws and regulations on website content in different regions.

The guidelines below shall assist you to ensure that your website follows all the internet access guidelines in UAE:


Prohibited Content of Websites/Social Media

Make sure your websites/ social media accounts and other communication services on the internet do not contain any prohibited content: