Sexual relationships or unmarried couples cohabiting is illegal in Dubai. Cohabiting, including in hotels, is also illegal, however most hotels in Dubai do not enforce an only married couples rule. The luxury hotels which mostly cater to foreigners are especially relaxed.
Can unmarried couples go on holiday to Dubai?
Yes, you can holiday in Dubai if you arent married, says our travel expert Doc Holiday.
Can I bring my girlfriend to UAE?
Unmarried and non-related men and women in the UAE are now legally allowed to cohabit together.
Can couples hold hands in Dubai?
Its inadvisable to hold hands in Dubai if you are not a married couple - no matter what your relationship is with your partner back in the UK. Married couples holding hands is tolerated but the Foreign Office suggests all open displays of affection are generally not tolerated.” Kissing is also not allowed.
Can unmarried couples stay in hotels in Dubai?
Can unmarried couples stay in the same hotel room? According to the law, its illegal for unmarried couples to stay in the same room during a holiday in Dubai. In reality, this is not strictly enforced and its unlikely youll be challenged on it. Many unmarried couples visit Dubai every year without issue.