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Hotels For Unmarried Couples in Dubai

I personally believe that the people who are willing to travel Dubai have some question marks in their mind that cost them tons of taboo’s about Dubai. For some, it will even cost canceling their dream holiday in Dubai. Let’s talk about this taboo’s and hopefully this article will help you out with your questions. Here is the first question about  Hotels for unmarried couples in Dubai

Can Unmarried Couples Stay in Hotel in Dubai?

Well, this is the most bothering question especially for unmarried couples. Staying in hotel without marriage in Dubai, technically not possible, but when it comes to practical, there are some ways to stay together in Dubai without marriage. Do you think that tousands of couples that visiting Dubai, staying in different rooms?

Have you ever heard that lots of people deported or sentenced just because they booked a single room and stayed together without marriage contract? Of course not! Or, is any hotel asking your marriage contract before checking in? Hell no! So which simply means that you can book any hotel in Dubai without submitting marriage contract.

As I said above technically is not allowed to stay together both in hotel or apartment in Dubai, here is why?

Dubai Law For Unmarried Couples

According to Dubai Law, sharing a room or apartment even car without marriage is strictly forbidden as per the article 356 of UAE Penal Code. These regulations can vary from state to state. You might know alcohol is allowed conditionally in Dubai where at the same time strictly banned in Sharjah. To knowing this, being on alert is always recommended. Not only deportation will implement, but also various prison penalties may sentence.

Tips to Stay Together in Dubai

For this question, you just need to be aware where you are and keep away from the trouble which can drive attention towards you. Police in Dubai generally nice. They are not breaking down doors just to check couples whether they married or not. If you guys believe that you are calm couple, you will not having any problem in Dubai.

If you want to book Hotels for unmarried couples in Dubai, try to book hotels with high prestige and world-wide known hotels. They are seems to be more secure and they will not allowed anyone to damage their reputation.

Ways to Stay Together in Dubai Hotels

When you are at check in counter, introduce yourself as husband and wife instead of boyfriend and girlfriend. In most cases hotels doesn’t asks your marriage contract. If ıts happen, just let them know that you didn’t know the regulations and that is the reason you don’t carry you contract with you.

If you still feel anxious, book 2 rooms near each other and move to one another at night. It will not become a serious problem as long as they will not schedule guards in front of your door which is not possible 🙂

Alternatives to the Hotels for Unmarried Couples in Dubai

As you know, Dubai hosts %90 percent expatriate in their territory and most of them is just living together in shared apartment or a flat. Most of them doesn’t have contract but they are living together for long times. If you scared to stay in hotels, you can rent an apartment or flat which is also safe. Staying in apartment also has some advantages and disadvantages. Here is why;


  • Your partner can visit you, anytime she wants, without any permission or hesitation.
  • You can have unlimited party in your flat with unlimited friends as long as you are not disturbing your neighbors.
  • Apartments have very little chance to being knocked down if you really booked apartment in good and safe location.
  • If you make love rather than paid women, she is more likely to come to your apartment instead of going hotel.


  • You just need to control yourself and make sure that you are not disturbing anyone in the building.
  • If you rent some locations that crime rates are high, you have great chance to be visited by police.
  • Apartments depends on location, might be high in costs.

Here is my experience in Dubai around 10 years. I have never experienced or heard any issue about unmarried couples in Dubai. If there are such incidents, it’s most probably not specifically regarding of marriage contract, it might be overdrunk issues in Dubai. As long as you will not draw attention on you, no one will stop and ask your marriage contract in Dubai. If you have more questions, leave a comment down I will be please to ask your questions.


  1. what if a white woman is meeting her Indian man for first time and We have been having online relationship for 3 years we want to be together and meet and it seems very difficult to get to meet him with so many restrictions on getting visa and he has tried to come yo UK but without success we are so in love and want to meet dubai is only place that isn’t to far to travel from uk for me although I am a bit worried travelling alone I am very confident of my boyfriend and his love with different passports though and nationalities would we be able to book a double room or should we I need advise as I don’t want to break the law and land I jail thanks

    • dear
      go to places or islands like maldives.
      Visa free and no restrictions on couples to stay in hotels even for inter racial couples including indians.


  2. Hi,
    Me and my girlfriend planning to visit dubai, my only concern is i am from india and she is from london but she is British Asian, so is it safe to stay together in dubai without being married.

    • Its not legally fine to stay together in dubai without marriage contract for couples. however, some of the hotels will not ask you to provide marriage contract. Most of the times couples who visited Dubai not having such problems as long as you are not driving attention upon you. Just be relax and in case of being asked, just tell them you are married.

    • bhai chance mat lo.

      koi dost yaar yah koi pehchan k hain to salah lo

    • There’s no such thing as “British Asian”. There’s only Indian, and “Indian pretending to be European because immigration laws let anyone get into Europe”. Just because you managed to get into someone else’s country doesn’t mean you can claim to be from there. Indians are Indians. No matter where they are.

  3. arabiannightsafari

    I enjoy reading your travel blog.

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