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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Male to Male relationships: Not Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of 10 years or more
Female to Female Relationships: Not Legal
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
Adoption: No
Gay or lesbian able to serve in the armed forces: No

Your Views

Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.

Have you had problems obtaining treatment for HIV/AIDS or STD/STIs in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES?

The majority of people visiting this site have said No

Yes, there is no access prevention (0 %) Yes, access to prevention is limited (0 %) Yes, getting prevention is stigmatized (0 %) No (100%)

The Your Stories section is all about you! Please take a minute to tell visitors of the ILGA website about what LGBTI life is like in reality. Please submit your personal story and share your experience!

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Readers Experiences

This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES...
Onymous (user currently living in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) posted for lesbian readers on 14/06/2012 +0
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My story is nothing special‌ Just want to live my life on my own term like everybody else. But our current society often stops us from doing so. For instance I want to get married to my partner with whom I have been living in with for the past four and half years, in the middle east. And as per social norms, we are just ‘room-mates’! We are planning to get married as well but again, due to the social norms, we are unable to do so!
We are planning to move to Canada in the near future. I will be going there first as a student and then would bring her there. Now for that we will have to prove we are partners! We tried to open a joint account but were unable to do so! We tried to put both out names in the house contract but again were unable to do so! So what do we do now? Staying separate till I finish my studies is just not an option for us!
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Onymous (user currently living in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) posted for lesbian readers on 14/06/2012 +0
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My story is nothing special‌ Just want to live my life on my own term like everybody else. But our current society often stops us from doing so. For instance I want to get married to my partner with whom I have been living in with for the past four and half years, in the middle east. And as per social norms, we are just ‘room-mates’! We are planning to get married as well but again, due to the social norms, we are unable to do so!
We are planning to move to Canada in the near future. I will be going there first as a student and then would bring her there. Now for that we will have to prove we are partners! We tried to open a joint account but were unable to do so! We tried to put both out names in the house contract but again were unable to do so! So what do we do now? Staying separate till I finish my studies is just not an option for us!
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