Rashid, who at one point held a number of high profile roles, quietly withdrew from public life in the years leading up to his death and became an enigmatic figure in the emirate he was once destined to rule.Little seen: Rashid, pictured in 2006 with Sheikh Mohammed, has hardly been seen since 2008 when he was stripped of the title of Crown Prince.The British Embassy in Dubai has issued a list of 'Dos and Don'ts' for tourists or expats working in the Arab Emirate after a number of high-profile cases have seen Britons jailed.The travel advisory makes the stark warning: 'If you want to face possible arrest and imprisonment, ignore the advice.' Because of strict Muslim laws, visitors to the region could find themselves in trouble over drinking alcohol, sharing a hotel room when unmarried and even holding hands.High profile: Sheikh Mohammed, pictured with Princess Haya at Goodwood Racecourse in Chichester, England, shares a love of racing with his sons, including Sheikh Rashid who owned a racing stables of his own Although the tribunal ended in victory for the Al Maktoum family and Sheikh Mohammed himself was never accused of any wrongdoing, the family has never publicly denied the allegations put forward about Rashid.
Like most other countries, taking and buying/selling drugs is a criminal offence. Even possession of a minute amount of cannabis (and we do mean very, very small) can result in a lengthy prison sentence.Public displays of affection, as well as sexual harassment or randomly addressing women in public places, are liable to be punished by imprisonment or deportation.In practice, kissing in public may just be frowned on.Perhaps what happened on New Years Eve is one of the reasons.While my Syrian, Canadian and Iranian friends and I spent a quiet evening at Dunkin’ Donuts (sad, isn’t it?Many are brought from abroad, often against their will, and sometimes suffering abuse in the process. It is a profitable trade -- but not for the women themselves. There are various legal loopholes these women use to stay in the U. "You know that only the local people can make that kind of visa," Marina says.