In 2018, the holy month of Ramadan is expected to start on 15 May and finish on 14 June.
See Travelling during Ramadan You can read more about living in the UAE here.
All homosexual sex is illegal and same-sex marriages are not recognised.
The UAE is in many respects a tolerant society and private life is respected, although there have been some reports of individuals being punished for homosexual activity and/or sexual activity outside marriage, particularly where there is any public element, or the behaviour has caused offence.
Sentences for drug trafficking can include the death penalty and possession of even the smallest amount of illegal drugs can lead to a minimum 4-year jail sentence.
The Emirati authorities count the presence of drugs in the blood stream as possession.
Women should dress modestly when in public areas like shopping malls.
Many people stop off in UAE airports on their way to other destinations.
An unmarried woman who gives birth in the UAE may also encounter problems when registering the birth of the child in the UAE, and could be arrested, imprisoned or deported.
To get a birth certificate from the UAE authorities, you must provide a marriage certificate and the authorities may compare the date of the marriage against the estimated date of conception.
Public displays of affection are frowned upon, and there have been several arrests for kissing in public.
All sex outside marriage is illegal, irrespective of any relationship you may have with your partner in the UK.