Dubai, tourists warned to respect laws during Ramadan

Posted on August 1, 2011 • Filed under: Middle East, Tourist Warning

The Foreign Office has warned Britons holidaying in Dubai this summer that eating, drinking or smoking in public during Ramadan could land them in prison. In new guidance, published to coincide with the Islamic month of fasting that starts today, it says “failure to comply” with local laws “could result in arrest” and that “discretion should be exercised” even in the case of young children, pregnant women and nursing mothers. Dubai police have said that non-Muslims will receive one warning before arrest. Read Article

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