And Dubai (along with the rest of the UAE) has alcohol-free days, when you can't get a drink legally anywhere. Frankly, I don't like the place. It's desperately hot, very humid, and there's no culture. Basically, it's just a lot of high-rise buildings in the desert. The one and only time I was there, my plane back was delayed by a sandstorm. I didn't make any attempts at finding illicit sex during my visit.. The Emiratis are not too hot on human rights, and would have no compunction about chucking you in jail without trial until they felt like deporting you if you did something of which they disapproved.