Here are 7 simple yet deadly things you should never dare do or pull while in Dubai

Here are 7 simple yet deadly things you should never dare do or pull while in Dubai

click photo for more information
Here are 7 simple yet deadly things you should never dare do or pull while in Dubai
<ul><li><strong>Every year millions of tourists fly to Dubai to go enjoy Sun, Sand, and Sea among a host of other fun activities.</strong></li><li><strong>Although Dubai is a fun and calm destination, having so much to offer, never mistake the city to be the Las Vegas of the Middle East.</strong></li><li><strong>Dubai is infamous for its stringent laws that have […]
11
25

<ul><li><strong>Every year millions of tourists fly to Dubai to go enjoy Sun, Sand, and Sea among a host of other fun activities.</strong></li><li><strong>Although Dubai is a fun and calm destination, having so much to offer, never mistake the city to be the Las Vegas of the Middle East.</strong></li><li><strong>Dubai is infamous for its stringent laws that have landed quite a couple of people in prison.</strong></li></ul>

<p class="">In recent years, Dubai has emerged as one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Every year millions of tourists fly to Dubai to go enjoy Sun, Sand, and Sea among a host of other fun activities.</p>

<p class="">Africans haven’t been left behind and more and more of them are now raking in thousands of miles travelling to Dubai to go experience desert safaris and ‘eat life with a big spoon.’</p>

<p class="">However, although Dubai is a fun and calm destination, having so much to offer, never mistake the city to be the Las Vegas of the Middle East. The City is infamous for its stringent laws that have landed quite a couple of people in prison.</p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/NDI7MDA_/4d927df258c13f488d593435c2d1061f.jpg" alt="A general view of the luxury Burj al-Arab Hotel at Jumeirah area in Dubai, UAE December 9, 2015. "> <figcaption>A general view of the luxury Burj al-Arab Hotel at Jumeirah area in Dubai, UAE December 9, 2015. </figcaption> </figure>

<p class=""><strong>Also read: </strong><a href="https://www.pulselive.co.ke/bi/lifestyle/7-facts-about-the-emir-of-dubai-his-highness-sheikh-mohammed-bin-rashid-al-maktoum/hh5yrr4" id="4820e331-a217-4cce-aeaa-7815a8ec7d8e">7 facts about the emir of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum who is at the centre of a fake gold saga in Kenya </a></p>

<p class="">The old adage that goes “If you go to Rome, do what the Romans do?” best describes Dubai too. Every city in Dubai is guided by rules and regulations which are expected to be obeyed and followed by residents and anybody travelling to that city.</p>

<p class="">Failure to adhere to these social rules will attract penalties in the form of an instant fine, jail, or even deportation.</p>

<p class="">Considering that, here are 7 things you should be caught dead doing in Dubai</p>

<p class=""><strong>1.   Don’t dare swear like a sailor</strong></p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/NTQ7MDA_/ac70390676ef383cfc19b00c9099cfb6.jpg" alt="Dubai Desert Safari"> <figcaption>Dubai Desert Safari</figcaption> </figure>

<p class="">After paying a dime to fly to Dubai you may feel like everyone owes you a little respect and even a pat on the back. Well, leave that entitlement to your friends and village mates back home.</p>

<p class="">Should you feel someone is disrespecting you or even looking at you disdain, don’t fall for the need to remind them otherwise, walk away and go blow steam in the desert.</p>

<p class="">Dubai is very conservative when it comes to bad language. Swearing, profanities, insults and "all kind of vulgar language" are considered obscene acts – as is making rude gestures – and offenders can be fined or jailed.</p>

<p class=""><strong>2.   Don’t go crazy with public photos</strong></p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/MzY7MDA_/a2ca327bf0038552e674c98c87a16b8b.jpeg" alt="Dubai Mall"> <figcaption>Dubai Mall</figcaption> </figure>

<p class="">I know after saving for years the temptation to click away like crazy in order to drive your friends back home green with envy may be too much.</p>

<p class="">However, you need to understand that taking random pictures of people (especially women and children) without consent in public is "strictly frowned upon", as is randomly addressing women in public.</p>

<p class="">When caught taking pictures and videos of people without their consent, your camera or phone will be confiscated, pictures deleted, and you will be asked to pay a fine or spend some days in jail.</p>

<p class=""><strong>3.   If you don’t have a marriage certificate, don’t dare sleep with your better half</strong></p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/M2U7MDA_/fd33f744d8691f2af8b5b3ff65e0b1dc.jpeg" alt="Having canal knowledge with someone you’re not married to is unlawful in Dubai. "> <figcaption>Having canal knowledge with someone you’re not married to is unlawful in Dubai. </figcaption> </figure>

<p class="">If you want your stay in Dubai to end quickly before you even say Timbuktu then go ahead and sleep with your better half or anyone of the opposite sex.</p>

<p class="">Having canal knowledge with someone you’re not married to is unlawful in Dubai. It doesn’t matter whether or not you’re in a relationship with the person.</p>

<p class=""><strong>4.   Don’t dare drink alcohol in public</strong></p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/NWU7MDA_/553f60c5b19f65dc607fd114397d0064.jpg" alt="A club in Dubai. (Inside Dubai)"> <figcaption>A club in Dubai. (Inside Dubai)</figcaption> </figure>

<p class="">If you really want to see the inside of a Dubai prison then pop open that inviting cold beer bottle and proceed to down it. It’s not prohibited to drink alcohol in Dubai. What is illegal is drinking in public; as well as being drunk in public. Alcohol should be bought at licensed places.</p>

<p class=""><strong>5.   Go easy on public affection</strong></p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/OWM7MDA_/e01af555d997d0c4acd12524576510c1.png" alt="Passionate kissing and fondling are frowned upon in public places in Dubai. (pinterest)"> <figcaption>Passionate kissing and fondling are frowned upon in public places in Dubai. (pinterest)</figcaption> </figure>

<p class="">Dubai’s public decency law does not permit unmarried members of the opposite gender to display public affection – even in bars and clubs. Passionate kissing and fondling are frowned upon in public places.</p>

<p class=""><strong>6.   Mind your dress while in Dubai</strong></p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/ZDU7MDA_/9f7e1d61c0bca831850b788de9ceea01.jpg" alt="An Emirati woman volunteer helps a foreign visitor to wear a headscarf during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, at Jumeirah Mosque in Dubai, UAE May 17, 2019."> <figcaption>An Emirati woman volunteer helps a foreign visitor to wear a headscarf during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, at Jumeirah Mosque in Dubai, UAE May 17, 2019.</figcaption> </figure>

<p class="">Its Dubai we are talking here so this goes without saying while in Dubai do as ‘Arabs’ do and try to dress conservatively.</p>

<p class="">Short and revealing clothes are deeply frowned upon and seen as a form of disrespect so they should be avoided at all times.</p>

<p class=""><strong>7.   Don’t dare unleash the ‘Michael Jackson’ in you at a public place</strong></p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/N2M7MDA_/9e44cf292f7b1d7c43c782f22e6284e1.jpg" alt="Dubai Marina Mall. (TripAdvisor)"> <figcaption>Dubai Marina Mall. (TripAdvisor)</figcaption> </figure>

<p class="">Should the spirit of Michael Jackson hit you while in a public space and you feel like unleashing his best move, don’t fall for it. Please hold tightly to your seat or the nearest railing and pray that his ghost floats away and leave you in peace.</p>

<p class="">In Dubai dancing is only allowed in the privacy of your home or at licensed clubs failure to which you will be quickly catered away like a sack of potatoes to the nearest police cell.</p>

SYNLAB Nigeria wins NHEA Award for 6th consecutive time

click photo for more information
SYNLAB Nigeria wins NHEA Award for 6th consecutive time
SYNLAB Nigeria, a leading innovative medical diagnostics center has won the prestigious Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Awards (NHEA) for the sixth consecutive time. SYNLAB was awarded the Private Laboratory Services Provider of the year 2019 Award by a panel of judges after due consideration of the high standards and innovation the diagnostics service provider has brought […]
11
21

NSCDC boss appeals to warring communities in Taraba to embrace peace

click photo for more information
NSCDC boss appeals to warring communities in Taraba to embrace peace
<p class="">Alhaji Aliyu Ndanusa, the Taraba Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has advised the warring communities in the state to embrace peace for economic prosperity.</p> <h1>Ndanusa gave the advice during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jalingo on Monday.</h1> <p class="">He said even though the command had deployed […]
27
16

We will spend our last kobo to eliminate Boko Haram – Gov. Zulum

click photo for more information
We will spend our last kobo to eliminate Boko Haram – Gov. Zulum
<p class="">Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno on Monday assured that the state government would spend its last kobo to support the military and strengthen Civilian JTF and hunters, to eliminate terrorism.</p> <h1>Zulum gave the promise when he received the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, who visited him in Maiduguri.</h1> <p class="">He vowed that […]
1
12

Rapper, N6 Drags Tonye Cole For Disrespecting His Wife With Kenya Moore

click photo for more information
Rapper, N6 Drags Tonye Cole For Disrespecting His Wife With Kenya Moore
Nigerian media personality turned rapper, N6 has called out Sahara Energy CEO and Founding Director, Tonye Cole for allegedly disrespecting his wife with American actress, Kenya Moore. Recall, it was revealed on Wendy Williams Show that Tonye was the African Prince, the Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kenya Moore had been telling everyone she is dating […]
20
7

Just In: Burna Boy Wins BET Award

click photo for more information
Just In: Burna Boy Wins BET Award
Nigerian Afro-fusion singer and songwriter, Damini Ogulu, who is popularly known as ”Burna Boy” has won the best International Act at the BET awards ahead of his Nigerian counterpart, Teni Makanaki. His mum, Bose Ogulu, who doubles as his manager picked up the award snap on his behalf where she wowed the crowd with her […]
14
18

Burna Boy Replies Mum For Saying remember, you were Africans before you became anything else

click photo for more information
Burna Boy Replies Mum For Saying remember, you were Africans before you became anything else
Nigerian singer Damini Ogulu, popularly known as ”Burna Boy” won the best international act category of the BET award ahead of singer Teniola Apata otherwise known as ”Teni Makanaki.” The award was picked up by his mum, Bose Ogulu, who equally doubles as his manager at the award ceremony where she commented ”’Every black person […]
0
16

Nigeria’s current challenges, signs of greatness — Osinbajo

click photo for more information
Nigeria’s current challenges, signs of greatness — Osinbajo
<p class="">Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday said the current challenges facing Nigeria were signs that the country was bound for greatness.</p> <h1>Osinbajo made the statement while addressing the congregation during service at a branch of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Bronx, New York.</h1> <p class="">The vice president, who is on a […]
4
30

WATCH #AFCON2019 Opening Ceremony Live + See Photo Highlights

click photo for more information
WATCH #AFCON2019 Opening Ceremony Live + See Photo Highlights
The 2019 African Cup of Nations is underway, with the first match between hosts Egypt and Zimbabwe. The opening ceremony was a display of Egyptian culture against a backdrop of exploding fireworks. International singers Femi Kuti (Nigeria), Dobet Gnahoré (Ivory Coast), and Hakim (Egypt) also performed the tournament’s official song live on stage. Watch the […]
1
19

From south to east, north to west: The 133 deadliest roads in Nigeria

click photo for more information
From south to east, north to west: The 133 deadliest roads in Nigeria
Victor Ogunyinka Insecurity is about the biggest challenge facing the Nigeria of today, that is not to say education, health, and other germane sectors are less important and unconventionally, bad roads all across Nigeria have been an unsolicited tool in the hands of daredevils that have ruptured our fragile unity. But insecurity has hampered the […]
16
33

Breaking: Tribunal rejects PDP’s plea to access INEC’s server

click photo for more information
Breaking: Tribunal rejects PDP’s plea to access INEC’s server
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has refused to order the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to allow the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to inspect the central server they said was used to transmit results of the 2019 presidential election. Continue reading Breaking: Tribunal rejects PDP’s plea to […]
2
26

Rafael Benitez to leave Newcastle as talks over new deal collapse

click photo for more information
Rafael Benitez to leave Newcastle as talks over new deal collapse
Rafael Benitez will leave Newcastle United after three years as manager when his contract expires next week, the Premier League club confirmed on Monday. Continue reading Rafael Benitez to leave Newcastle as talks over new deal collapse at Vanguard News. Related
1
28

We will perform better than eighth NASS — Gbajabiamila

click photo for more information
We will perform better than eighth NASS — Gbajabiamila
<p class="">The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, on Sunday said Nigerians should expect better service delivery from the ninth National Assembly.</p> <h1>Gbajabiamila gave the commitment in Lagos while speaking at a reception dinner organised for him by the state government.</h1> <p class="">The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the dinner […]
14
24
load more posts