Tourism in Dubai is an important part of the Dubai government's strategy to maintain the flow of foreign cash into the emirates. Dubai's lure for tourists is based mainly on shopping, but also on its possession of other ancient and modern attractions.
Apostasy is a crime punishable by death in the UAE. UAE incorporates hudud crimes of Sharia law into its Penal Code - apostasy being one of them. Although no one has ever been sentenced to death for apostasy, Article 1 and Article 66 of UAE's Penal Code requires hudud crimes to be punished with the death penalty,therefore apostasy is punishable by death in the UAE.