Travel etiquette: Dos and don'ts around the world
United Arab Emirates
Alcohol in the Emirates is no laughing matter. Drinking in public is a punishable offence. It is safer to have a drink in a hotel. Also carefully select your clothes and do not wear anything revealing. Local men, despite hot temperatures, never wear shorts. Women are never to be touched, even when saying hello, there should be no physical contact like shaking hands.