There are lots of lists of things to see and do in Dubai out there. Here’s a video of the flip side – essential things NOT to do in Dubai. This is not to dissuade you from going. It’s a fascinating city and a mind-opening opportunity to observe a different way of life. Just like any place, there are certain cultural practices, etiquette rules and legal caveats that might be a bit different from back home. It’s up to the visitor to know the expectations of the host country, and to make sure they conduct themselves accordingly.
Keep these “don’ts” in mind if you head to this vibrant Middle Eastern city.