Drinking Is A-OK, in the Right Places Tourists are permitted to drink in licensed restaurants, hotels and bars attached to licensed hotels. It is unacceptable and punishable to drink in public places—even beaches. Dubai is incredibly strict about public drunkenness and has zero tolerance for drinking and driving.
What happens if you get caught with alcohol in Dubai?
Alcohol-related incidents Penalties include lengthy imprisonment (think years not months), fines and for Muslim travelers, even those not from the UAE, lashings. Note that the liquor licenses are Emirate specific, and a liquor license issued for Dubai only allows you to drink in Dubai.
How are people in Dubai so rich?
The UAE is the third-richest country in the world, below Luxembourg at number two and Qatar at number one, with a GDP per capita of $57,744. The bulk of its money comes from the production of goods and provision of services related to petroleum, petrochemicals, aluminium and cement.
Can I hold hands in Dubai?
As per the Dubai code, holding hands is tolerated in case of married couple, but other public displays of affection is an offense to public decency. However, all that acts of public display of affection should be avoided, as it is considered offensive. Homosexuality is also not permitted in any part of the UAE.