Types of criminalisation
- Criminalises sex between men
- Criminalises sex between women
- Criminalises the gender identity/expression of trans people
- Death penalty
1. Criminal Code of Abu Dhabi 1970, Article 80 Unnatural Sex
ILGA, State-Sponsored Homophobia (2019), p.479. Available here
2. Criminal Code of Dubai 1970, Article 177 Sodomy
ILGA, State-Sponsored Homophobia (2019), p.479. Available here.
3. Federal Penal Code 1987, Article 356
“Without prejudice to two preceding articles, the crime of
voluntary debasement shall be penalized by detention for a minimum term of one year…” Full text.
4. Federal Penal Code 1987, Article 359
“Shall be sentenced to detention for a maximum period of one year and/or to a fine not in excess of ten thousands dirhams… any male disguised in a female apparel and enters in this disguise a place reserved for women or where entry is forbidden, at that time, for other than women. Should the male perpetrate a crime in this condition, this shall be considered an aggravating circumstance.” Full text.