Swearing in public is banned in the UAE, and the f-word is completely taboo. Under Article 373 of the UAE Penal Code - per Culture Trip - you can be fined as much as 10,000 dirhams (around £1,900) or even face a year in prison for public swearing.
Is swearing illegal in Dubai?
In Dubai, the use of the expletive “f**k”, and other verbal abuse, is considered a crime, as the word “disgraces the honour of the modesty” of a person, according to Article 373 of the UAE Penal Code.
Is it legal to swear in UAE?
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.
What things are illegal in Dubai?
You can read more about living in the UAE here.Importing goods. Importing pork products and pornography into the UAE is illegal. Drugs. There is zero tolerance for drugs-related offences. Alcohol. Dress code. Hotels. Offensive behaviour. Relationships outside marriage. Same-sex relationships.More items
What is not allowed in UAE?
Herbal/natural products such as tobacco, poppy/opium seeds/powder, betel leaves and some herbal highs are illegal in the UAE. The penalties for trading, trafficking, smuggling, possessing drugs and presence of drugs in the blood stream even in residual amounts are severe.