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Official advice:
Exercise normal safety precautions


Latest advice, 19 December 2016
Travellers are reminded the UAE has strict laws regulating social behaviour. Comments made in person, or on social media, that could be seen to offend or ridicule another person, the UAE, the government or the royal family are illegal. It is also illegal to take photographs of people without their consent. Posting photos on social media with people in the background of the photos, can violate this law. We strongly advise travellers and residents in the UAE to take particular care not to cause offence, including on social media. The level of this advice has not changed (See Laws). We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in the UAE.

Summary
  • Exercise normal safety precautions in the UAE. Exercise common sense and look out for suspicious behaviour, as you would in Australia. Monitor the media and other sources for changes to local travelling conditions.
  • The UAE is a Muslim country and local laws reflect the fact that Islamic practices and beliefs are closely applied. Familiarise yourself with local laws, and their impact on your personal circumstances, before you travel.
  • The UAE has strict laws relating to the possession and consumption of alcohol.

  • The UAE has very strict laws regulating social behaviour, including social media. It is illegal to take photographs of people without their consent. Posting photos on social media with people in the background can violate this law. It is also illegal to make offensive comments about other people, the UAE or its government or royal family, including on social media. See Laws
  • Legal and administrative processes are significantly different from those in Australia. If you are arrested, you may face a significant period of detention before your case goes to trial. You could have your passport held by UAE authorities and be prevented from leaving the country. The resolution of even simple legal issues can be prolonged and complex.
  • Travellers with unresolved criminal charges, including unpaid business debts in the UAE, may be denied exit, or detained on arrival at the airport, including when transiting the UAE. See Entry and exit.
  • Having a cheque bounce, not paying a bill or fine or not repaying a loan are considered fraudulent acts and may result in imprisonment. If you become involved in commercial or civil litigation it is possible that you will be prevented from departing the UAE until the matter is resolved. See Laws.
  • Sex outside of marriage, and homosexual acts, are illegal in the UAE. It is possible that victims of sexual assault may face criminal prosecution rather than being considered the victim of a crime. There have been cases in the UAE where sexual assault victims have been imprisoned after reporting an incident to local police or upon seeking medical assistance.
  • The UAE has a zero tolerance policy on the trafficking and possession of illegal drugs. Penalties can include a death sentence or life imprisonment, even for small amounts. Some medications available over the counter or by prescription in Australia are illegal in the UAE.
  • See Travel Smart for general advice for all travellers.
Entry and exit
Australians are eligible for a free 30 day visitor visa-on-arrival for the UAE. This visa may be extended at a UAE immigration office for up to an additional 30 days for Dh600 (AUD175). If visiting the UAE for business you must apply for a different visa. Australian citizens travelling to and through the UAE on diplomatic and official passports must obtain a visa before travelling.

Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations) can change at short notice. Contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate-General of the United Arab Emiratesfor the most up-to-date information.

Travellers with unresolved criminal charges or unpaid debts in the UAE may be denied exit or detained on arrival at the airport, including when transiting the UAE (see under Laws).

Immigration authorities may refuse entry to Australians with a criminal record, regardless of how long ago the offence took place. Australians concerned about the possibility of being denied entry should consider contacting the Embassy or Consulate-General of the United Arab Emirates before departure.

Australian emergency passports are only accepted in the UAE for transits of up to 96 hours. You must also carry an onward ticket if transiting on an emergency passport. If you lose your passport before passing through UAE immigration, you must return to Australia on the next available flight to apply for a full validity passport. The Australian Embassy is unable to issue you a new passport if you have not cleared UAE immigration.

Make sure your passport has at least six months validity from your planned date of return to Australia.

The importation of pork products, poppy seeds and pornographic material is illegal.
Videos, books and magazines may be scrutinised and censored or confiscated. Possession of Marijuana flavoured merchandise (teas, liquor, lollies) can result in arrest. It is illegal to carry weapons or replica weapons, including decorative spent bullet cartridges, into the UAE. There are also restrictions on bringing certain medications into the UAE. Travellers have also been detained and deported for carrying medication to treat HIV/AIDS and hepatitis, or for testing positive to either illness. Contact your nearest Embassy of the UAE if you have concerns. See also Health.
 

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Advice to travel in United Arab Emirates
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United Arab Emirates
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Official advice:
Exercise normal safety precautions


Latest advice, 19 December 2016
Travellers are reminded the UAE has strict laws regulating social behaviour. Comments made in person, or on social media, that could be seen to offend or ridicule another person, the UAE, the government or the royal family are illegal. It is also illegal to take photographs of people without their consent. Posting photos on social media with people in the background of the photos, can violate this law. We strongly advise travellers and residents in the UAE to take particular care not to cause offence, including on social media. The level of this advice has not changed (See Laws). We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in the UAE.

Summary
  • Exercise normal safety precautions in the UAE. Exercise common sense and look out for suspicious behaviour, as you would in Australia. Monitor the media and other sources for changes to local travelling conditions.
  • The UAE is a Muslim country and local laws reflect the fact that Islamic practices and beliefs are closely applied. Familiarise yourself with local laws, and their impact on your personal circumstances, before you travel.
  • The UAE has strict laws relating to the possession and consumption of alcohol.

  • The UAE has very strict laws regulating social behaviour, including social media. It is illegal to take photographs of people without their consent. Posting photos on social media with people in the background can violate this law. It is also illegal to make offensive comments about other people, the UAE or its government or royal family, including on social media. See Laws
  • Legal and administrative processes are significantly different from those in Australia. If you are arrested, you may face a significant period of detention before your case goes to trial. You could have your passport held by UAE authorities and be prevented from leaving the country. The resolution of even simple legal issues can be prolonged and complex.
  • Travellers with unresolved criminal charges, including unpaid business debts in the UAE, may be denied exit, or detained on arrival at the airport, including when transiting the UAE. See Entry and exit.
  • Having a cheque bounce, not paying a bill or fine or not repaying a loan are considered fraudulent acts and may result in imprisonment. If you become involved in commercial or civil litigation it is possible that you will be prevented from departing the UAE until the matter is resolved. See Laws.
  • Sex outside of marriage, and homosexual acts, are illegal in the UAE. It is possible that victims of sexual assault may face criminal prosecution rather than being considered the victim of a crime. There have been cases in the UAE where sexual assault victims have been imprisoned after reporting an incident to local police or upon seeking medical assistance.
  • The UAE has a zero tolerance policy on the trafficking and possession of illegal drugs. Penalties can include a death sentence or life imprisonment, even for small amounts. Some medications available over the counter or by prescription in Australia are illegal in the UAE.
  • See Travel Smart for general advice for all travellers.
Entry and exit
Australians are eligible for a free 30 day visitor visa-on-arrival for the UAE. This visa may be extended at a UAE immigration office for up to an additional 30 days for Dh600 (AUD175). If visiting the UAE for business you must apply for a different visa. Australian citizens travelling to and through the UAE on diplomatic and official passports must obtain a visa before travelling.

Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations) can change at short notice. Contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate-General of the United Arab Emiratesfor the most up-to-date information.

Travellers with unresolved criminal charges or unpaid debts in the UAE may be denied exit or detained on arrival at the airport, including when transiting the UAE (see under Laws).

Immigration authorities may refuse entry to Australians with a criminal record, regardless of how long ago the offence took place. Australians concerned about the possibility of being denied entry should consider contacting the Embassy or Consulate-General of the United Arab Emirates before departure.

Australian emergency passports are only accepted in the UAE for transits of up to 96 hours. You must also carry an onward ticket if transiting on an emergency passport. If you lose your passport before passing through UAE immigration, you must return to Australia on the next available flight to apply for a full validity passport. The Australian Embassy is unable to issue you a new passport if you have not cleared UAE immigration.

Make sure your passport has at least six months validity from your planned date of return to Australia.

The importation of pork products, poppy seeds and pornographic material is illegal. Videos, books and magazines may be scrutinised and censored or confiscated. Possession of Marijuana flavoured merchandise (teas, liquor, lollies) can result in arrest. It is illegal to carry weapons or replica weapons, including decorative spent bullet cartridges, into the UAE. There are also restrictions on bringing certain medications into the UAE. Travellers have also been detained and deported for carrying medication to treat HIV/AIDS and hepatitis, or for testing positive to either illness. Contact your nearest Embassy of the UAE if you have concerns. See also Health.

Safety and security
Terrorism
Recent reporting indicates that terrorists maintain the intent to target the UAE. UAE authorities have arrested a number of alleged terrorists in connection with possible attack planning. Attacks could occur at any time and could target places of worship, military interests, malls and hotels, transport interests and other locations frequented by Westerners.

There have been a number of terrorist attacks in the wider Gulf region in recent years. Further attacks could occur.

Terrorism is a threat throughout the world. See our Terrorist Threat Overseas bulletin for more information.

Crime
The UAE has a low incidence of crime. Petty crime, including pickpocketing and bag snatching, occurs but is relatively rare. There have been incidents of drink spiking, including in places frequented by tourists.

Incidents of physical and verbal harassment and sexual assault occur. Avoid walking alone after dark in isolated places, including pedestrian underpasses.

Victims of sexual assault: Sex outside of marriage is illegal in the UAE. It is possible that victims of sexual assault may face criminal prosecution rather than being considered the victim of a crime. There have been cases in the UAE where sexual assault victims have been imprisoned after reporting an incident to local police or upon seeking medical assistance.

Sexual assault victims should contact the Australian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, Consulate-General in Dubai, or the Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra, as quickly as possible to obtain relevant information on these issues and guidance on what support services may be available. Consular officers cannot provide legal or medical advice, but can provide lists of English-speaking service providers who may be able to assist. Contact details are listed under Where to get help.

Money and valuables
It is a legal requirement in the UAE for foreign guests to provide their passports for scanning when they check in to a hotel.

Your passport is a valuable document that is attractive to criminals who may try to use your identity to commit crimes. It should always be kept in a safe place. You are required by Australian law to report a lost or stolen passport online or contact the nearest Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate as soon as possible.

Local travel
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), you are twice as likely to be killed in a motor vehicle accident in the UAE than in Australia. Speeding, tailgating, poor lane discipline and reckless overtaking are common on UAE roads and accidents occur frequently. Drivers should also be aware of additional hazards, including roaming animals, careless pedestrians and cyclists, fog, drifting sands and dust storms.

Pedestrian deaths and serious injuries are also common in the UAE. Only cross the road at designated pedestrian crossings and take particular care, as vehicles will not always give way.

Off-road driving can be dangerous. Ensure vehicles are well equipped, properly maintained and carry sufficient water. For driving in desert areas, travellers should use a GPS, and take adequate supplies of petrol and water. Travel with at least one other vehicle when travelling in the desert. For further advice, see our road travelpage.

Tourist visa holders who want to drive in the UAE must get an international driving permit before leaving Australia.

The safety standards you might expect of transport and tour operators, including adventure activities, are not always met. Sufficient safety equipment may not be provided and recommended maintenance standards and safety precautions may not be observed. Always use available safety equipment, such as lifejackets or seatbelts. If appropriate safety equipment is not available, use another provider. Be aware of strong currents and comply with warning signs at beaches.

Travellers entering the Gulf area by sea should be aware that many areas are sensitive in relation to security and territory. In particular, maritime boundaries and the islands of Abu Musa and the Tunbs in the southern Gulf are the subject of jurisdictional disputes. There are reports of detentions and inspections of vessels and arrests. For more information, read our Travelling by boat page.

The International Maritime Bureau issues piracy reports on itswebsite.

Land border crossing points may close without notice.

Airline safety
The Australian Government does not provide information on the safety of individual commercial airlines or flight paths. See instead the Aviation Safety Network website for information on aviation safety in the UAE.

Please also refer to our general air travel page for information on aviation safety and security.

Laws
When you are in the UAE, be aware that local laws and penalties, including those that appear harsh by Australian standards, do apply to you. Prior to travelling to the UAE familiarise yourself with local laws and their impact on your personal circumstances. Behaviour that would be considered offensive or anti-social, but not criminal, in Australia could be against UAE law. Anyone violating UAE law, even unknowingly, may be subject to severe punishment.

If you come to the attention of UAE authorities, your case will be dealt with by the local legal and judicial system, which differs significantly to Australia. If you are arrested, you may face a significant period of detention before your case comes to trial. You could have your passport held by UAE authorities and be prevented from leaving the country.

The resolution of even simple legal issues can be prolonged and complex. Any custodial sentences will be served in local jails. It is standard practice for deportees to be held in immigration detention for at least 24 hours before leaving the UAE.

A list of lawyers able to represent Australian citizens in the UAE is available from the Australian Embassy in Abu Dhabi or the Australian Consulate-General in Dubai. Information on what Australian consular officers can and cannot do to help Australians in trouble overseas is provided in the Consular Services Charter.

Laws may vary between individual Emirates. The UAE is made up of seven Emirates with variations in law, legal procedures and penalties, including on issues such as consumption of alcohol, dress and personal behaviour. Although there is a federal court structure with a final court of appeal in Abu Dhabi (the Abu Dhabi Supreme Court), Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah are not part of this federal judicial system. The UAE is a Muslim country and local laws reflect the fact that Islamic practices and beliefs are closely applied. Sharia or Islamic courts work alongside the civil and criminal courts in the UAE and this can make legal issues and systems seem complicated.



Commercial, civil and family law disputes
Australians are often involved in commercial and civil disputes where the local firms or courts have taken possession of their Australian passports, effectively preventing them from leaving the UAE until the dispute is resolved. Having a cheque dishonoured and not paying bills, including court fines, hotel bills, personal loans and local credit cards, are considered fraudulent acts and may result in imprisonment and prevention of exit. Transit passengers with unpaid debts in the UAE may be detained upon arrival in the UAE. Bail is generally not available to non-residents of the UAE who are arrested for fraud. Debtors can be imprisoned until debts are settled.

Australians who might engage in activities that involve local legal matters, particularly with regard to family law (divorce, child custody and child support), are strongly advised to seek professional advice and ensure they are aware of their rights and responsibilities. Decisions relating to child custody are based on Islamic law (see 'dual nationals' section below).

Drug offences
There is a zero tolerance policy towards drugs and those accused of drug crimes are not eligible for bail. Penalties for drug trafficking include the death penalty and life in jail. Penalties for possession or use of illegal drugs include lengthy imprisonment and heavy fines. These laws apply equally to passengers transiting the UAE.

The presence of illegal drugs detected in blood or urine tests is considered possession, regardless of where or how long ago the drugs were originally consumed. You may also be charged with possessing drugs if trace amounts are found on your body, clothing or luggage. Amounts of 0.05 grams or less can lead to conviction.

Avoid carrying substances that could be mistaken for drugs. Laboratory testing on suspicious substances could take days or weeks, during which time suspects could be detained without bail. This can include, for example, Marijuana flavoured liquor, tea or lollies. See our Drugs page.

Personal conduct
Behaviour such as swearing and making rude gestures are considered criminal acts in the UAE and may result in significant penalties and deportation. It is illegal to make offensive or derogatory remarks about other people, the UAE, the royal families or the local government.

It is illegal to harass women in the UAE. Unwanted conversation, prolonged stares, ogling, glaring, shouting, touching any part of the body, stalking or any other comments or other behaviour that may offend are considered harassment.

Taking photographs of people, particularly women, without permission and/or where there has been no previous contact is illegal and can lead to arrest or fines. Posting photos on social media with people in the background, without the consent of these people, can be against the law.

Intimate public displays of affection between adults are socially unacceptable and may attract the attention of local authorities. There have been arrests and convictions for public displays of affection between adults of the opposite and same sex, including kissing. Beachgoers should be aware there are strict local laws against dressing inappropriately. Topless sunbathing and nudity are strictly prohibited. See 'Local customs' for further information on modesty.

The penalty for unauthorised preaching or distributing non-Islamic religious material to Muslims is imprisonment and deportation. Making derogatory comments about Islam (in writing or orally) could lead to imprisonment or other penalties.

Social Media and Behaviour Online

The UAE has strict laws regarding online behaviour, including comments made via social media platforms. Spreading rumours or gossip, swearing, insults, extortion, and making threats or accusations are crimes punishable by fines, imprisonment and deportation. Posting photos on social media of local incidents, such as building fires and storm damage, can be considered a crime. We strongly advise travellers and residents in the UAE to take particular care not to cause offence, including on social media.

Charity and fundraising activities are closely regulated, including when conducted online and via social media.

The use of a fraudulent IP address, such as a Virtual Private Network (VPN), to commit a crime or prevent the discovery of a crime is illegal in the UAE. Penalties include imprisonment and heavy fines.

Sex outside of marriage and LGBTI issues
Sex outside of marriage is illegal in the UAE. Foreigners have been imprisoned for having sex with people to whom they are not legally married. De facto relationships and civil unions are not recognised in the UAE and any sexual acts within these relationships are considered to be sex outside of marriage. Adultery is illegal.

It is also against the law in the UAE to live with, or share a hotel room with, someone of the opposite sex to whom you are not married or closely related. If checking into a hotel as a couple, you may be asked by management to prove that you are legally married. These laws apply equally to UAE residents as well as visitors. Foreigners have come to the attention of authorities for sub-leasing accommodation from someone of the opposite sex.

Homosexual acts are illegal and may lead to severe punishment, including imprisonment and fines. Cross-dressing is also illegal. See our LGBTI travellers page.

Prostitution is illegal in the UAE and severe penalties apply to those providing such services, as well as to customers.

Victims of sexual assault: It is possible that victims of sexual assault may face criminal prosecution rather than being considered the victim of a crime. There have been cases in the UAE where sexual assault victims have been imprisoned after reporting an incident to local police or upon seeking medical assistance. Sexual assault victims should contact the Australian Embassy in Abu Dhabi or Consulate-General in Dubai, or the Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra, as quickly as possible to obtain relevant information on these issues and guidance on what support services may be available. Consular officers cannot provide legal or medical advice but can provide lists of English-speaking service providers who may be able to assist you in this process. Contact details are listed underWhere to get help.

Registering births of children born to unmarried parents: An unmarried woman should avoid giving birth in the UAE as she will face legal problems ranging from refusal to issue a birth certificate, to arrest and imprisonment. Similar difficulties will be experienced in registering a birth if the date of marriage of the parents is less than nine months prior to the birth of the child, regardless of where conception took place. The father may be required to face court before a birth certificate will be issued.

Alcohol
You should respect UAE restrictions on the consumption and possession of alcohol. Limits on the duty free importation of liquor into the UAE are strictly enforced.

The Emirate of Sharjah is dry and alcohol is strictly prohibited at all times. Elsewhere in the UAE, including in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, it is illegal for Muslims to possess or consume alcohol. It is also illegal for non-Muslims to sell or offer alcohol to Muslims.

Non-Muslim UAE residents must hold a liquor licence issued by the UAE Ministry of Interior in order to purchase, carry or consume alcohol, including at home. A licence is only valid in the Emirate that issued it (for example, a licence issued in Abu Dhabi is not valid in Dubai). Alcohol is sold in a limited number of designated stores and may only be purchased by licence holders. Alcohol is served in bars and clubs at many major hotels for consumption by non-Muslim hotel guests and liquor licence holders.

The legal drinking age in Abu Dhabi is 18 years of age, though a Ministry of Tourism by-law requires hotels to serve alcohol only to those over 21 years. The legal drinking age in Dubai and the northern Emirates is 21 years.

Drinking in public or being intoxicated in a public place is illegal and offenders may be arrested, even if the alcohol was consumed in a legal venue or the person holds a liquor licence. Foreigners have also been arrested on arrival in the UAE after becoming intoxicated on incoming aircraft or while in transit. Visitors to the UAE should also be aware of incidents arising from the use of taxis where passengers are intoxicated. Falling asleep, vomiting, or any dispute with the driver may result in the passengers being taken directly to the police station and charged with public intoxication.

If you commit any misdemeanour or offence while under the inlfuence of alcohol, you will most likely be charged with both the misdemeanour and intoxication.

The penalties for alcohol-related offences include fines, imprisonment and deportation.

Medication
Medication available over the counter or by prescription in Australia may be illegal or considered a controlled substance in the UAE. If a person arrives with certain medication and without prior approval and the required documentation, they will not be allowed into the country and may be prosecuted. See Health for details on obtaining approval from local authorities to import medication.

Driving and road rules
It is illegal to drive following the consumption of alcohol. You may be jailed or fined if you have any alcohol in your blood when driving. These laws are strictly enforced in the UAE. Police must be called to all road accidents including single vehicle accidents. It is illegal to leave the scene of a traffic accident. It is also illegal for UAE residents to drive without a UAE drivers licence once their residency has been granted. Non-residents must use an international driving permit in the UAE. Although commonly seen in the UAE, it is illegal to use a mobile phone, eat or drink while driving.

Jaywalking, walking on highways and hitchhiking are illegal in the UAE

Employment
You must have a valid work permit from the UAE Ministry of Labourto undertake any form of employment in the UAE. Australians intending to work in the UAE should clearly establish the terms and conditions of their employment or sponsorship at the beginning of their employment to minimise the risk of contractual or labour disputes. Should a dispute arise, the UAE Ministry of Labour has established a special department to review and arbitrate labour claims.

UAE employers may request to hold a foreign employee's passport as a condition of employment. While this practice is not unusual, it is against the law.

A full medical exam is required for work or residence permits and includes an HIV/AIDS test. Testing must be performed after arrival in the UAE, HIV certificates issued by foreign medical authorities will not be accepted. You will be detained and deported if found to test positive for HIV or hepatitis. There is no appeal process.

Other legal issues
Serious crimes, such as murder, treason, rape and some drug offences attract the death penalty.

Australians, including Australian government personnel and those transiting UAE airports, have been arrested, detained, fined, imprisoned or deported for transporting arms or items that are considered law enforcement or military equipment (including decorative spent cartridges), without prior written approval from the UAE Ministry of Defense. Such items include weapons, weapon parts and tools, ammunition, body armour, handcuffs, and other military or police equipment. Transport of these items into or through the UAE is considered a violation of UAE law.

Photography of government buildings, Embassies, special installations and facilities, palaces, bridges, airports and related transport infrastructure is prohibited. Hobbies such as plane spotting, bird watching or flying remote control helicopters, drones or planes can also be considered a breach of the law, particularly around these sites.

It is illegal to carry weapons, including pocket knives and capsicum/pepper spray.

Electronic cigarettes are illegal.

The Islamic holy month of Ramadan is expected to begin in late May 2017. It is illegal to eat, drink or smoke in public between sunrise and sunset during Ramadan in the UAE, including in private vehicles. See the Ramadan bulletin.

In July 2015, the UAE passed a law that criminalises discrimination through speech, written word, or via online media. The new law also criminalises any vandalism of religious symbols, rituals or holy rites. Penalties include jail-terms of six months to 10 years and fines up to AED 2 million.

In 2014, the UAE government announced a list of groups that it considers to be terrorist organisations. Individuals associated with these groups could be refused entry into the UAE, or arrested and detained.

Australian residents in the UAE should seek local legal advice regarding the recognition and registration of wills in the UAE, particularly in relation to custody of their children and distribution of their assets. Australian wills will not necessarily be recognised under UAE law.

Extra-territorial application of Australian law
Some Australian criminal laws, such as those relating to money laundering, bribery of foreign public officials, terrorism, forced marriage, female genital mutilation, child pornography, and child sex tourism, apply to Australians overseas. Australians who commit these offences while overseas may be prosecuted in Australia. Australian authorities are committed to combating sexual exploitation of children by Australians overseas. Australians may be prosecuted at home under Australian child sex tourism and child pornography laws. These laws provide severe penalties of up to 25 years' imprisonment for Australians who engage in child sexual exploitation while outside of Australia.

Australians risk prosecution under Australian law if they fight in foreign countries.

Local customs
The UAE is a Muslim country with strict standards of dress and behaviour. Familiarise yourself with local customs, culture and attitudes before you leave home, seek local advice on arrival and take care not to offend.

Men and women should dress modestly. This is particularly the case in Sharjah and Ajman where Islamic law is strictly enforced. It is recommended that women cover their shoulders and knees. Tourist attractions, shopping malls, and other public places will often have their own specific dress codes displayed or available on their websites.

Information for dual nationals
The UAE does not recognise dual nationality. The Australian Government may not be able to provide consular assistance to Australians who enter the UAE on their passport of other nationality. Dual nationals must enter and depart the UAE on the same passport.

Children born in the UAE of Emirati fathers automatically acquire UAE citizenship at birth. They must enter and leave the UAE on UAE passports.

Child custody decisions are based on Islamic law. You should consult a lawyer to resolve custody disputes and to determine whether children may be prevented from leaving the country.

Our Dual nationals page provides further information.

Health

Take out comprehensive travel insurance that will cover any overseas medical costs, including medical evacuation, before you depart. Confirm that your insurance covers you for the whole time you'll be away and check what circumstances and activities are not included in your policy. Remember, regardless of how healthy and fit you are, if you can't afford travel insurance, you can't afford to travel. The Australian Government will not pay for a traveller's medical expenses overseas or medical evacuation costs.

It is important to consider your physical and mental health before travelling overseas. We encourage you to consider having vaccinations before you travel. At least eight weeks before you depart, make an appointment with your doctor or travel clinic for a basic health check-up, and to discuss your travel plans and any implications for your health, particularly if you have an existing medical condition. The World Health Organization (WHO) provides information for travellers and our health page also provides useful information for travellers on staying healthy.

Medical facilities
While public medical facilities in the major cities of the UAE are adequate, services may not be available in remote areas. A number of private facilities, especially in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai, meet international accreditation standards. For patients without travel health insurance, hospitals will require a guarantee of payment before commencing treatment. Costs can be very high depending on the level of health care required and length of stay.

Health risks
Cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have been reported in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman. Other countries outside the Middle East have also reported imported cases from returned travellers. See our health page for information on MERS-CoV.

Water-borne, food-borne, parasitic and other infectious diseases occur from time to time. Seek medical advice if you have a fever or are suffering diarrhoea.

Dust and sandstorms occur in the UAE which can exacerbate existing respiratory issues.

Red algae or red tide, which can cause skin and eye irritations and breathing problems, may affect beaches from time to time. You should not swim in affected water.

Medication
Medication for HIV is not readily available in the UAE. Be aware that travellers who are HIV positive could be detained and may not have access to medication.

Some medications available over the counter or by prescription in Australia (such as codeine, Valium and Ritalin) are illegal or considered controlled substances in the UAE. Travellers must not enter the UAE carrying any illegal medicines. Travellers entering the UAE with controlled or prescription medications must carry additional supporting documentation. If you arrive with controlled or prescription medication without the required documentation, you will not be allowed into the country and you may be prosecuted. See the UAE Embassy's website for the list of illegal and controlled medications and the additional documents you will need. Medication on the website is listed by its generic name, which may not be the name by which it is known in Australia. Check your medication's generic name with your doctor or pharmacist. You can also refer to the UAE Interact website.

If you need to have any of your medical documents authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade before you leave Australia, see our Legalising documents page.

Even if your medication is not on the list of illegal or controlled medications, you should carry a copy of your prescription, a letter from your doctor and carry all medication in its original packaging. This applies while you are taking medication which is detectable in your system.

Transit passengers should also contact the Embassy of the UAE in Canberra or the UAE Ministry of Health to check whether their medication is illegal or on the controlled list.

The UAE Ministry of Health can be contacted by emailing[email protected] or faxing +971 2 631 3742. The Ministry's Drug Control Department customer service centre can be contacted on telephone +971 2 611 7240, fax + 971 2 632 7644 or email[email protected].

The Australian Government, including the Australian Embassy and Consulate-General in the UAE, cannot assist in determining whether any medication is considered a controlled substance in the UAE.

Where to get help

Depending on the nature of your enquiry, your best option may be to contact your family, friends, airline, travel agent, tour provider, employer or travel insurance provider in the first instance.

The emergency number in the UAE is 999.

If the matter relates to complaints about tourism services or products, contact the service provider directly.

The Consular Services Charter explains what the Australian Government can and can't do to assist Australians overseas. For consular assistance, see contact details below:

Australian Embassy, Abu Dhabi

8th Floor
Al Muhairy Centre
Sheikh Zayed the First Street
Abu Dhabi UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Telephone: (971 2) 401 7500
Facsimile: (971 2) 401 7501

Email: [email protected]
Website: www.uae.embassy.gov.au

or

Australian Consulate-General, Dubai

25th Floor Burjuman Centre Office Tower
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road (Trade Centre Road)
Dubai UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Telephone: (971 4) 508 7100
Facsimile: (971 4) 355 1547

Email: [email protected]

The working week of the Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Consulate-General in Dubai is Sunday to Thursday in accordance with local practice. Please visit the Embassy website for information about opening hours and temporary closures that may affect service provision.

In a consular emergency if you are unable to contact the Embassy you can contact the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305 or 1300 555 135 within Australia.

Additional information

Natural disasters, severe weather and climate
The UAE experiences extremely high temperatures. During the hottest months of the year, June to September, the temperature can exceed 50˚C. You should take steps to avoid dehydration such as staying out of the sun and drinking water.

Sandstorms and dust storms occur regularly.

Although rare, the UAE can experience severe thunderstorms, strong winds and heavy rain, particularly during spring and autumn. Flash flooding may occur, causing dangerous driving conditions. Flash flooding in river canyons (wadis) has led to a number of deaths in recent years. During severe weather we recommend that you stay indoors and avoid driving if possible. Monitor the media and local government websites, such as the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority and the National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology for the latest information. TheNCEMA Facebook page (in Arabic) is updated regularly during a crisis.

Earth tremors occur in the UAE, particularly following a major earthquake elsewhere in the region.
Information on natural disasters can be obtained from the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System. If a natural disaster occurs, follow the advice of local authorities.



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Feb 05 2017 : The Times of India (Delhi)

Noida Ponzi may be bigger than Saradha
Shafaque Alam

Noida

The massive proportions of the online Ponzi scam busted in Noida started unravelling as over 2,000 complaints from swindled subscribers poured in from across India as well as countries like Oman and Nigeria. The scheme appears to have run on turbo charge for the past year and a half, netting nearly 6 lakh subscribers within that period, investigators said.
The initial estimate of the fraud, engineered by 26-yearold Anubhav Mittal, suggests it is bigger than the Saradha scam, the most sensational case of large-scale spurious money schemes to unravel in recent times. Mittal's Social Trade, which promised returns for hitting like buttons on various random URLs, is a scam worth Rs 3,726 crore, according to an initial estimate of deposits drawn up by the UP special task force (STF) that unearthed the racket on February 2.

The Saradha scam, which unspooled in Bengal in 2013, is the subject of a multi-agency probe and is estimated to be in the range of Rs 1,700 crore-Rs 2,000 crore. It's not known if Mittal followed the rise and fall of Saradha kingpin Sudipta Sen, but at half his age, the Ghaziabad boy has given Ponzi rackets a new dimension with the use of internet and social media. Investigators said his pyramid scheme was spreading so quickly that it could have touched Rs 10,000 crore if it kept growing at the same rate.

Mittal has more similarities with Sen. Like the Saradha founder, he had a penchant for doing things “in style“ and got Bollywood stars Sunny Leone and Ameesha Patel over to Greater Noida for a promotional event of his company , Ablaze Info Solutions Private Limited, at the Crowne Plaza hotel three months ago.

Sources said Mittal was very well-networked, including with the political class, and was in the process of hiring top legal experts to defend his case. A photograph of him with a senior Union minister circulated on various groups on Saturday . The STF confirmed it had found the photo.(TOI has a copy of the picture but is not publishing it because its authenticity could not be verified).

As of Saturday , the STF had received around 2,500 complaints from different locations on its email ID [email protected]. “We have received around 50 complaints from residents in Nigerian cities and Muscat. The email will be incorporated into the investigation,“ said Amit Pathak, SSP of the STF.

A new FIR, meanwhile, was registered against Mittal, his partner Shridhar Prasad and aide Mahesh Dayal, who were arrested on February 2 and are now in judicial custody . It's the third FIR in the case -the two previous ones were filed in Noida. An Enforcement Directorate team visited the STF office on Saturday .

As reported by TOI on February 3, the STF froze Rs 520 crore in 12 bank accounts that Mittal's company had amassed. But that could just be the tip of the iceberg. STF officers believe huge funds have been stashed away . Before raiding the Ablaze office in Sector 63, the STF team had questioned bank officials about transactions of the company . But information leaked out to Mittal and his employees. Officers said large sums had been transferred into various accounts, which is being scrutinised.

Investigators have also traced some of Mittal's assets -a villa worth Rs 5 crore in Jaypee Greens, and properties worth Rs 7 crore in Omaxe CP in Greater Noida.



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This is the said picture circulating on whatapp:
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इसकी तो कहानी ही बैकार
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FREE TICKETS Message is getting viral on social media again like on whatsapp etc.

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Loooook
http://emirates.com-frèe.com
2 Free Tickets from Emirates ❤. They are giving free tickets for a limited time in order to celebrate their birthday. I claimed one also.

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http://www.express.co.uk/travel/articles/733922/Emirates-airline-ticket-scam-free-flights

https://i2.wp.com/www.hoax-slayer.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/emirates-air-survey-scam-2016-2.jpg

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/nation/general/dont-fall-for-free-ticket-hoax-warns-emirates

http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/thousands-duped-by-free-emirates-flights-to-dubai-internet-scam


Actual Offer by Emirates:
https://www.emirates.com/english/destinations_offers/special_offers/
 

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Snake with many heads is viral on whatsapp as a pic only not as a video !
If a real thing exists you can make video easily these days !

 

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Wrong news being spread about Gurmehere Kaur episode:

Like,
She is congratulating Pakinstan only and not to India on Independence day.

Fact is no timeline is showing any post between 5 Aug 2016 - 28 August.
Only these 2 days were highlighted.

wrong news shown about Gurmeher Kaur.jpg


from: https://www.facebook.com/gurmehr7/






Wrong news being spread about Gurmeher Kaur episode on her old video also !


She is fighting for peace only made for a campaign only.





This shows state sponsored war.
The caliber of Leadership of both sides are in question.
What they are doing for India vs Pakistan ?


If French & Germans can become friend after 2nd World War then why can;t we become friends ?
 
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Animal Sacrifice during Durga Puja in Assam
Image Id: INPA05101121
Photo Credit: Indian Photo Agency
Photographer: Gitika Talukdar
Photo Location: Guwahati, Assam, India
Created Date: 2011-10-05
Caption:
Heads of sacrificing buffalos being kept at Billeshwar Dewalaya Temple of Hindu goddess Durga on the occasion of Navami Durga Puja Fesival at Belsor on the outskirts of Guwahati, in Assam, India, on Wednesday 5th October 2011. About 32 buffalos being sacrificed. Every year, hundreds of devotees arrive with buffalos, goats, pigeons and ducks to sacrifice them during the Durga Puja festival.
Photo by Gitika Talukdar/Indian Photo Agency

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BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur Death Hoax goes viral, rumours of death may have originated from Pakistan
A picture collage of the Jawan had been circulating on Twitter and Facebook which shows a martyred Jawan’s picture beside Tej Bahadur’s photo with the message that the BSF Jawan had been killed.
By Aishwarya Krishnan | Published: March 23, 2017 4:00 PM IST
Tej Bahadur Death Hoax
BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav who became an internet personality of sorts after his viral Facebook video showed the poor quality of food that was being served. The Border Security Force Jawan who took the nation on a storm was back in news as rumours of his death began spreading like a wildfire on the social media. A picture collage of the Jawan had been circulating on Twitter and Facebook which shows a martyred Jawan’s picture beside Tej Bahadur’s photo with the message that the BSF Jawan had been killed. The picture that is doing the rounds on the internet claims that Tej Bahadur had gone missing after exposing the corruption and thievery in Indian Army and has been killed. BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav alleges ‘mental torture’ in a new video; urges PM Modi to intervene.
However, this image is another work of internet death hoax that has gone viral. The picture used to spread the rumour is said to be of one of the twelve martyred CRPF jawan from Chattisgarh. A picture collage of the two Jawans has been doing the rounds in Twitter and one particular user captioned the picture, “Looks like Indian BSF Jawan, Tej Bahadur Yadav who exposed Indian Army thievery & corruption & then went missing, has been killed. #Kashmir.”
The image has since gone viral and the PRO of BSF and Tej Bahadur’s wife have confirmed that the Jawan is healty and fine. In an interview to Outlook Yadav’s wife Sarmila denied these rumours. The BSF PRO, Shubhendu Bhardwaj, also said that the pictures are fake and about Tej Bahadur he said, “He’s hale and hearty.” My husband is safe: BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav’s wife tells HC after meeting him in Jammu.
The news of Tej Bahadur’s death is rumoured to have begun from Pakistan. Tej Bahadur was a whistle blower who raised fingers at the poor quality of food that was being served to Army Jawans in Kashmir. His Facebook Live chat went viral in hours and various enquirers have been made about the quality of life of Jawans on the borders. However, later the Indian government questioned Tej Bahadur’s Facebook friends and followers. Tej Bahadur has more that 3000 Facebook friends and about 17% of these friends are form Pakistan, which pointed fingers at the Jawan.

http://www.india.com/buzz/bsf-jawan-tej-bahadur-death-hoax-goes-viral-rumours-of-death-may-have-originated-from-pakistan-1954410/




http://www.amarujala.com/photo-gallery/chandigarh/bsf-personnel-tej-bahadur-death-fake-photo-viral-on-social-media-wife-sharmila-statement?pageId=5
जैसे ही तस्वीर वायरल हुई, बीएसएफ और तेजबहादुर के परिवार में खलबली मच गई। इसके बाद शुरू हुआ सफाई देने का सिलसिला। पत्नी से बात की गई। बीएसएफ ने भी सफाई दी। इस बारे में प्रधानमंत्री मोदी ने भी ट्वीट किया। फिर पता चला कि ये तस्वीर 11 मार्च को सुकमा में मारे गए 12 जवानों में से किसी एक जवान की है, जिसका चेहरा तेजबहादुर से मिलता जुलता है।
 
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