Persons may be charged and convicted even if the controlled substances were ingested outside of the UAE as long as traces are still present in the bloodstream upon arrival in the UAE. A personal check written as a guarantee for the payment of a personal or business debt may be submitted to a local bank for collection at any time for the full amount of the check.
Travelers with questions regarding the items on the list of controlled substances should contact the U. If the account holder does not have sufficient funds, he/she may be charged with passing a bad check.
More information about medications can be found on the website of the UAE Ministry of Health.
Religious Proselytizing: While individuals are free to worship as they choose, and facilities are available for that purpose, religious proselytizing is not permitted in the UAE. Penalties for public displays of affection or immodesty can be severe. LGBTI Rights: Consensual same-sex sexual relations are criminalized in the UAE. Under interpretations of sharia, the punishment could include the death penalty. Faith-Based Travelers: See our following webpages for details: Travelers Who Require Accessibility Assistance: While in the UAE, individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation very different from what you find in the United States.
Employment in the UAE: Although it is customary for a local sponsor to hold an employee's passport, it is illegal to do so under UAE law. While most common conditions can be appropriately treated in the UAE, complex medical conditions may be better treated in the United States. You may be denied care, even in an emergency, if you are unable to provide a cash deposit up-front.
Many contractual/labor disputes can be avoided by clearly establishing all terms and conditions of employment or sponsorship in the labor contract at the beginning of any employment. Providers may recommend a large number of procedures and tests, some of which may be unnecessary. See our webpage for more information on insurance providers for overseas coverage.
Since January 2006, possession of even trace amounts of illegal drugs has resulted in lengthy prison sentences for foreign citizens transiting the UAE.
Possession or consumption of marijuana is illegal in the UAE, even if a doctor’s medical card is presented.