Question: Is dating illegal in the UAE?

For example, although it is not commonly enforced, it is technically illegal for men and women to have sex or live together outside of marriage. Furthermore, even dating could fall under indecency, which is illegal. While same-sex dating happens in the Emirates, it is also a dangerous affair.

Is it illegal to have a girlfriend in UAE?

Men and women in the UAE can now live together without any repercussions. Until now, it was illegal for unmarried couples, or even unrelated flatmates, to share a home in the Emirates. However, over the recent years, the authorities have rarely targeted or prosecuted anyone violating the rule.

Can I visit Dubai with my boyfriend?

The Dubai Tourism Bureau states: “Dubai is a cosmopolitan city that recognises that marriage does not define all relationships and as such does not discriminate against singles or unmarried couples visiting the emirate.”

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