• Homosexuality
    Male illegal, female uncertain
  • Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
  • Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    Ambiguous
  • Age of Consent
    N/A
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

History

Homosexual activity in United Arab Emirates

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Current status
(since Dec 8, 1987)
Male illegal, female uncertain
Article 354 means male homosexuality is punishable by death. Female homosexuality on the other hand, is not mentioned. It maybe covered under article 358 of the Penal Code which mentions indecent act.
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Dec 8, 1987–Oct 17, 2017
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Up to life in prison.
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Same-sex marriage in United Arab Emirates

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Current status
Not legal
Same-sex marriage in the United Arab Emirates is not legal.
Sources:
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Right to change legal gender in United Arab Emirates

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Dec 28, 2016–Sep 16, 2017
Legal, but requires surgery
they provide the surgery.
Sources:
No
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Current status
Illegal
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Same-sex adoption in United Arab Emirates

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Current status
Illegal
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LGBT discrimination in United Arab Emirates

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Current status
(since Dec 2, 1971)
No protections
The UAE constitution, which came into effect on December 2, 1971, does not reference any protections against discrimination on the basis of gender or sexuality.
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LGBT employment discrimination in United Arab Emirates

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Current status
(since Dec 2, 1971)
No protections
The UAE constitution, which came into effect on December 2, 1971, does not reference any protections against employment discrimination on the basis of gender or sexuality.
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LGBT housing discrimination in United Arab Emirates

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Current status
(since Dec 2, 1971)
No protections
The UAE constitution, which came into effect on December 2, 1971, does not reference any protections against housing discrimination on the basis of gender or sexuality.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in United Arab Emirates

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Current status
Ambiguous
Not clear.
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in United Arab Emirates

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Current status
N/A
Homosexual activity is not legal in the United Arab Emirates.
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Blood donations by MSMs in United Arab Emirates

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Current status
Legal
No
Sources:
blooddonors.ae/donor/en/article/10-Who-can-donate-Blood.html
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Conversion therapy in United Arab Emirates

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Current status
Not banned
Not banned anywhere in middle east.
Sources:
No
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LGBT Rights by Emirate

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