I Was in Dubai several Months ago for Shabos, KTM- Big Stopover in AUH-JFK Etihad First Class Suites using AA 90K, AUH Arrivals I was a bit nervous after seeing that our cousins were in full control of Passport control Emigration, all luggage is inspected right after Passport Control which meant my Tefilin and siddur were scanned and no questions asked, my first name in my passport if fully Jewish.
I stayed at a 5 star Ibn Battuta Hotel which I found on Priceline, I did walk around Dubai with baseball cap, Dubai reminded me kind of Las Vegas with out the Casinos. if anyone has questions about the UAE or Dubai feel free to ask. I did wear my yarmulka on both of my Etihad Flights KTM-AUH-JFK, KTM-AUH the Arab flight attendent gave me stairs but the European and Asian flight attendants seemed to know passengers like me. the Personal Chef on AUH-JFK was from Bondi Beach, Australia.
Also when people in the shops or Taxis asked me where I'm from I said, I'm from Canada did not want to say I'm from the USA.