Do not kiss, don't swear, it's illegal in the U.A.

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Australians travelling through Dubai have been warned that they are at risk of fines or jail if they hold hands in public, swear, or wear inappropriate clothing.

"Just one person needs to make a complaint and you can be in serious trouble and be held in custody for a long time if you challenge the charge," said the founder of the non-profit organisation Detained in Dubai.

Qantas will enter a partnership with Emirates this Sunday that will result in its flights to Europe being routed through Dubai instead of Singapore.

De facto relationships, homosexual relationships and acts of adultery and prostitution are subject to severe punishment according to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

DFAT cautions that sharing a hotel room with someone of the opposite sex is against the law in the U.S.The laws apply to both residents and visitors.

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It is an offence to be drunk in public.Australian travellers of Jewish background who are Israeli passport holders are not allowed to leave the airport in the U.S. because of the boycott of Israel by the Arab League.

If Jewish and Israeli passengers don't leave the airport, they will be safe.When airport hotels are full, what happens in the event of a catastrophe?

The partnership with Qantas and Emirates comes into effect on March 31, and will result in more Australians in Dubai than ever before, adding to the 50 million people who already pass through there each year.

A Qantas spokesman said that many Australians are familiar with the new hub.

Different rules apply in many countries we fly to, which is the nature of international travel.

The spokesman said that passengers should check the Australian government's Smart Traveller website if they are travelling to Asia or the US.

Qantas has told its staff that customer issues with the United Arab Emirates may be best solved by a man.

Don't take offence, just hand it over to a male colleague.It doesn't matter if you are the manager or the supervisor, the fact that he is male will make all the difference.

The general manager of the Pullman Mall of Emirates hotel said that Australians might think of Dubai as an ultra-modern destination, but they need to remember that it is a Muslim country with traditional values.

The advice would be to wear respectful clothing, avoid drunkenness and use of foul language, and respect the culture of the people here.

The managing director of Australia's largest independent travel company is a big fan of the Qantas/Emirates alliance.

40 percent of people booking Europe trips with the company already stop over in the Middle East for an average of four days on the way back, according to him.

People have to be aware of the cultural differences.There isn't much of a problem if you are aware and informed.They are nice people.

A British couple were sentenced to a month in jail for kissing in public.

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