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The court system consists of civil courts and Sharia courts. According to Human Rights Watch , UAE's civil and criminal courts apply elements of Sharia law, codified into its criminal code and family law, in a way which discriminates against women. Rape victims are not immune for punishment for other crimes they have committed in Dubai. In July , a Norwegian woman, Marte Dalelv , reported rape to the police and received a prison sentence for "illicit sex and alcohol consumption"  after she confessed lying about the rape.
She later changed her mind and claimed she lied following advice from her manager, so her case was dismissed and she was pardoned. In keeping with traditional Islamic morality, both Federal and Emirate law prohibit homosexuality and cross-dressing with punishment ranging from long prison sentences, deportation for foreigners, and the death penalty. No political organization is allowed to advocate for LGBT rights.
Prostitution, although illegal, exists in Dubai. Research conducted by the American Center for International Policy Studies AMCIPS found that Russian and Ethiopian women are the most common prostitutes, as well as women from other African countries, while Indian prostitutes are part of a well-organised trans-Oceanic prostitution network. Night Secrets reported that prostitution in clubs is tolerated by authorities and many foreign women work there by choice. Drugs found in urine or blood testing count as "possession" under UAE law.
Keith Brown, a British national, was arrested on September 17, after authorities claim to have discovered a speck of cannabis on the bottom of one of his shoes. According to an article in the Daily Mail ,  the alleged illegal substance was smaller than a grain of sugar - weighing approximately. He has also been sentenced to four years in prison.
Other tourists and residents have been sentenced to execution for selling cannabis. Another UK citizen, Tracy Wilkinson, was arrested and accused of being a "drugs baroness" in after authorities found codeine in her blood. She ended up spending two months in a cell where she contracted dysentery , head lice and an infestation of fleas before she was eventually released on bail.
German television producer Cat Le-Huy was arrested in January for possessing a bottle of the over-the-counter hormone sleep aid Melatonin. Le-Huy's luggage was hashish. A Vancouver resident named Bert Tatham was arrested at Dubai International Airport returning home from Afghanistan where he was working with farmers to try to convince them not to grow poppies.
The anti-narcotics officer was found to have two dead poppy bulbs and a tiny amount of hashish melted into the seams of one of his trouser pockets. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. On 16 November Tecom stopped broadcast of two major Pakistani satellite news channels, uplinked from Dubai Media City , which was initially marketed by Tecom under the tagline "Freedom to Create.
Later, policy makers in Dubai permitted these channels to air their entertainment programs, but news, current affairs and political analysis were forbidden. Although subsequently the conditions were removed, marked differences have since been observed in their coverage. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Human rights in the United Arab Emirates.
Labour force of the United Arab Emirates. Freedom of religion in the United Arab Emirates. Women in the United Arab Emirates. Human rights portal United Arab Emirates portal. Freedom of the Press Retrieved 17 July Retrieved 18 February Retrieved 31 July Retrieved February 16, Retrieved 27 April The New York Times.
Retrieved 24 April Arab Law Quarterly, Vol. Archived from the original PDF on Ruthless crackdown on dissent exposes 'ugly reality' beneath façade of glitz and glamour". Enforced Disappearance and Torture". Arab Organisation for Human Rights. We have a long way to go. No one is forcing you to.. The writer made this post for those who want to go! I too am a solo female traveler. I have a question not necessarily about safety or harassment but about regulations.
I heard that you have to be a certain age to be able to stay in Dubai if you are alone. It has a party destination that I known for its beach bars and night clubs. Go to Jumeirah Beach restaurants and you will literally see women wearing bikinis while eating a burger. Yeah its not a Western country, but you make it seem as if you have to take huge precautions before travelling there. As a female I never felt the need. The alcohol thing is annoying, thats one thing I agree on.
Associating their behaviour with their religion is inciting hatred. Its , be a bit wiser. I myself could like to visit Dubai.. I need a guide to help me. Why do you need a sponsor — work save and pay for yourself. In this day and age it is what women do. I will be traveling to Dubai to visit my sister-in-law and nieces who live there. I was glad to read your tips because I was wondering. I have more than a few tattoos and was worried about offending anyone.
Now I know for sure to cover them up. I find that doing so makes my trip smoother and promotes many positive responses. Seems like a better way to go than walking around offending people without even knowing it. I am traveling frequently — alone — as a female to Dubai. I found all these comments rather disturbing. Dubai is a very safe place , and believe me no fake ring is needed to keep men away, just general knowledge of how to act in a Muslim country.
We enjoyed the Desert Safari Tour very much. It was amazing and so much fun! Thank u for the tips.. I need to go to Dubai for work for just days. The flight arrival time will be almost mid night in Dubai. I wonder is it safe for me to take a taxi alone as a woman from airport to my hotel?
I find it very strange that the hotel security told you to put something on? I just came from Dubai and I were spaghetti straps everywhere and no one told me anything I even had on tights to go to Burj Khalifa no one said anything.
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