The United Arab Emirates, including Dubai and Abu Dhabi, is a Muslim state that has a culture and a legal system based largely on Sharia law. As travellers to the UAE, it is always worth familiarising yourself with the laws, rules and customs so you don’t find yourself unexpectedly in trouble. Here is everything all travellers need to know about Sharia Law when travelling to Dubai, Abu Dhabi or the wider United Arab Emirates.
Travellers to the United Arab Emirates do have to be more aware of cultural rules and norms than many other destinations, and the question of what travellers can and can’t wear in the UAE, especially in the tourist hotspots of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. So here are some helpful hints and guidance on what to wear in the United Arab Emirates so you can dress appropriately and avoid trouble.
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is one of the largest and most spectacular mosques in the middle east and an absolute must see attraction for any visitor to Abu Dhabi. Here is an essential guide with everything you need to know for visiting Abu Dhabi’s Grand Mosque.
After 20 years of travel I still haven’t lost a sense of wonder or bemusement about the world, but it is not often now that a destination can really surprise me. A recent visit to Abu Dhabi not only threw me a huge curve ball with how much I ended up loving the country, but gave me a timely reminder of why I love travel too.