Sex on the Beach Dubai (July, 2008)
Dubai: Two Britons, who were accused of having sex on a Dubai beach, were sentenced to three months in jail by the Dubai Court of Misdemeanours on Thursday (July 2008). They were also issued an order to be deported and fined 1,000 dirhams. They couple were charged with indecent behaviour as well as with having sex outside of marriage – serious acts under the Muslim laws of the United Arab Emirates.
Behind the news:
What Europeans may consider just a slightly naughty escapade can have quite serious consequences elsewhere. As seen here cultural mores can further impact the laws of a country, so being aware doesn’t just stop you from making a faux pas, it can help keep you out of foreign legal trouble as well.
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