United Arab Emirates (UAE) decriminalises alcohol use

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has decriminalised alcohol use in a series of moves to modernise the Gulf state, which also saw the decriminalisation of suicide and the removal of “honor crime” provisions that award men more lenient sentences if they assault female relatives to protect their family’s reputation. Foreigners living in the UAE will be allowed to follow their home country’s legislation rather than UAE’s which is based on Islamic religious law.

Source: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/11/09/middleeast/uae-decriminalize-alcohol-suicide-intl/index.html