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11 July, 2005

Kiss-me-quick, jail-me-slow

As the northern hemisphere sinks into summer, tourists to Dubai are being asked to help cooperate in:

"preserving and maintaining the norms of the country especially those that violate the very fabric of society such as expressing intimate feelings in the public places which is punishable by the country’s law."

For the average tourist, unaccustomed to the gruesomely quaint newswriting of the Khaleej Times, a rough translation is: "Don't kiss or hug in public."

Acording to Lt-Col Bin Seray, last year, an Egyptian man was arrested for intimately kissing his girlfriend on the street. It was proved that he was under the influence of alcohol and was bidding goodbye to his girlfriend who was leaving for the airport at that moment. The man was taken to the court on the grounds of morals accusation violation.

Tourists should also take care when swatting flies. A drunken Indian businessman has been jailed for a month after police noticed him acting strangely on a Dubai street:

The court heard the police patrol noticed that the 49-year-old Indian seemed to be talking to himself.

One of the officers approached him and asked him what he was doing.

He told the officer he was trying to get rid of a fly that had been annoying him.

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Blogger SquirrleyMojo said...

poor man . . . and he had every reason to slip her the tongue. really. i've been warned 3x in my own country about PDA.

good posts! thanks!

12 July, 2005 06:01  
Blogger SquirrleyMojo said...

oh, and great title for the post.

12 July, 2005 06:01  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh yeah ... kiss is objectional but an arab guy humping an arab girl in a fire escape of a posh mall of dxb is ok??

nice post. really

31 July, 2005 17:10  

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