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United Arab Emirates Casinos

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The United Arab Emirates is a state made up of seven sheikdoms (or
emirates) and used to be known as the Trucial States, or Trucial Oman, in
reference to the treaties between the British and Oman which guaranteed
their independence.

Each of the emirates is extremely different. Dubai, for example, is
developing itself as the financial and trading hub of the entire Persian
Gulf (perhaps even the Middle East), and Abu Dhabi is running fast to
catch up. Sharjah, as a counter e...


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The United Arab Emirates is a state made up of seven sheikdoms (or
emirates) and used to be known as the Trucial States, or Trucial Oman, in
reference to the treaties between the British and Oman which guaranteed
their independence.

Each of the emirates is extremely different. Dubai, for example, is
developing itself as the financial and trading hub of the entire Persian
Gulf (perhaps even the Middle East), and Abu Dhabi is running fast to
catch up. Sharjah, as a counter example, is doing very little, but
investing its share of the oil and gas revenues. Conditions faced by
tourists and travellers in each of the emirates can be very different,
even though each of them is quite small.

United Arab Emirates Casinos

Currently, there are only three legal casinos in   the country. While
wealthy Arabs do have a reputation for gambling,   this is normally
something they prefer to do outside of their own   home countries. This may
change in coming years in Dubai, as it continues   to develop as a tourist
destination.

A list of United Arab Emirates Casinos includes:

Fujeirah: Sea Men Club

Umm al Quwai: Leisure Club

Umm al Quwain: Baracuda
It should be noted that some of the emirates are dry, that is no alcohol
is allowed. Outside of the legal United Arab Emirates casinos, it may be
possible to find a variety of gambling games, but with the exception of
betting on camel racing, it is very strongly suggested that visitors do
not partake, nor indeed, that they drink alcohol illegally.

In general, law in the Emirates is based on sharia law. This might be
better known as the system that prescribes the death penalty for
adultery, the chopping off of hands for theft and, what might be less
well known, whipping for drinking alcohol.

A large number (in most of the emirates local Gulf Arabs make up 20% or
less of the population) of guest workers are in each and every one of the
various pieces of the Emirates. They create a series of almost ghettoes,
with the Americans and Europeans making up one, the South Asians another,
the Palestinians and Jordanians another, and so on. Within these groups,
various forms of gambling may take place, as with drinking and other
activities, but as a visitor, it is better to avoid such things unless
you know your companions well.

				
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