There is a strong and enforced culture of mutual respect in Dubai and the UAE and it is important that individuals are respectful at all times.
Insults are outlawed and legally reprehensible in the case of complaint brought against an individual; this includes vocal insults as well as aggressive or offensive gestures, all of which are punishable by law.
Queueing is a big part of the Dubai culture, respect for other people’s patience and fair turn must be upheld.
Loudness is seen as vulgar and to be avoided at all times, included when consuming alcohol if in a licenced venue. Great importance is placed on upholding basic rules of courtesy and respecting the quiet and calm of an environment (hospital, movie theatre, restaurant etc).
Spreading rumours, fake news, or malicious propaganda that disturbs public security and harmony is punishable in law.
Photography is a sensitive issue in Dubai local culture and individuals must seek permission before taking a photo of someone, especially women and families.