The Middle East is predominantly a Muslim region. Traditions, cultures and laws are very different from those in the UK. It is highly recommend that visitors must pay proper respect to local sensibilities, customs and laws.
Especially during the holy month of Ramadan, tourists must take utmost care of their public conduct and lifestyle.
Serious crimes against tourists are a rarity in the Middle East. Still, it never hurts to be vigilant and conscious of your surrounding. Do not accept lift from strangers and make use of only the recognized means of public transport.
Holiday makers who are looking forward for a fun-filled time around the beach region in areas like Dubai and Muscat must comply with warning signs and must adhere to the guidance of the local authorities.
Certain areas in the Middle East are politically volatile. Make sure you are well aware of the political situation before you actually go ahead and plan holidays.
Any drug-related offence is a serious crime in the region and can attract severe punishments.
While cities like Dubai are comparatively liberal, there are certain destinations in the Middle East where women must dress modestly when in public areas. Also, make sure you do not indulge in any sort of public display of affection.