The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven states situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf. The seven states, termed emirates, are Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. Dubai is the most well known due to its progressive financial policies and daring architecture. There are harsh and discriminatory laws that condemn homosexuality and promote homophobia in the name of religion. A native or foreigner must consider the risks of being out or obvious..

 

Emirati men walk past Burj Dubai, the world's tallest tower,
Emirati men walk past Burj Dubai, the world's tallest tower, on January 04, 2010. Once-bustling Dubai will open the world's tallest skyscraper boasting new limits in design and construction, hopeful of polishing an image tarnished by the debt woes afflicting the Gulf emirate. Emaar, the giant property firm part-owned by the government and which developed the needle-shaped concrete, steel and glass structure, has declined to reveal Burj Dubai's exact height. AFP PHOTO/KARIM SAHIB (Photo credit should read KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)
Dubai, Ski Dubai, Indoor Skiing Hall...Dubai, Ski Dubai, Indoor Skiing
Dubai, Ski Dubai, Indoor Skiing Hall...Dubai, Ski Dubai, Indoor Skiing Hall Reiner Riedler / Anzenberger
Dubai - locals at ski house photo credit-telegraph.co
Dubai- Pile up in fog  (photo credit-jalopnik.com)
Dubai- Pile up in fog (photo credit-jalopnik.com)
UAE - Sheikh Falah Al Nahyan
UAE - Sheikh Falah Al Nahyan