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I arrive in Dubai next friday for a 24 hour stay. Me and my partner are living together in UK but aren't married and therefore have different surnames. I've just read the UK Foreign Office advice about co-habitation in hotels and I'm confused. Can we expect any difficulties when checking into our hotel next week?

In terms of dress code for a man is it acceptable to walk around town during the day in knee length tailored shorts and also in cafe's?



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Unlikely to have any difficulties if you are booking into a major hotel and you are not going out of your way to be unpleasant to anybody. These "offences" are normally only added to the rap sheet if you cause a problem.

The usual thing is that you get drunk, upset insult the staff, police or Islam and then when they begin to charge you they build the rap sheet based upon everything you have done wrong. So avoid trouble and it will avoid you. Words that apply everywhere in the World not just here

Knee length shorts are absolutely fine

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You'll be fine. Many thousands of unmarried couples visit and live together here without any problems. Just don't get into trouble with the police for any other reason.

Different surnames means nothing, not every woman changes her name when she gets married and in some cultures no women take their husband's surname.

Have a fun visit :)

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Dont worry about the name thing nor about the shorts. It is a very open minded city with open minded residents, that doesnt mean nudity though! IT's just very relaxed and very welcoming, so enjoy it.

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