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27 February, 2007

Naughty knickers

How is one supposed to display lingerie in a decent way?

ABU DHABI — The Markets Control Section at the City Landscape Department of Abu Dhabi Municipality has confiscated lingerie and women’s undergarments at a store in a shopping mall as these were put on display in an indecent way, sources said.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow ! I used to live in riyadh, there the muttawah (religious police) were faced with 2 shops next to each other, 1 displaying lingerie that made me blush and a toy shop displaying barbie dolls .... guess which shop the muttawah objected to ? .... yup those barbie dolls are false idols and are not to be displayed in shop windows, but hey those crotchless panties and peep hole bras are exactly what the girls in riyadh need :-)

27 February, 2007 13:15  
Blogger i*maginate said...

A decent way to display lingerie is to replace the female mannequins with male mannequins and dress them up in saucy G strings, topless.

27 February, 2007 13:46  
Blogger SIN said...

You take a dummy with a crotchless panty
Throw in a peep hole bra for good measure
Have another dummy on its knees in front of said panties....
And here u have Abu Dhabi's Indecent Exposure

27 February, 2007 13:50  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burqa it

27 February, 2007 14:13  
Blogger S. said...

I guess the confiscated lingerie will end up under someone's khandoora..


SIN : Was that the pose..? If so, then I guess it is sorta justified. Normal mannequins in windows dont get a second glance by the cops.

Althogh I have seen one loser standing outside the Triumph shop in City center drooling at the displays.. and ogling the women walking into the shop.. Desperate sod.

27 February, 2007 15:01  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're the worst sexual maniacs of all...they get excited looking at a bra...

27 February, 2007 18:33  
Blogger marwan said...


Hey, bras are exciting. Full of mysterious promise, don't you know.

27 February, 2007 18:40  
Blogger Rejected said...

Arab men (And Irani in our case in Iraq)are always ashamed when it comes to women's bodies. That’s why they tend to cover us from top to toe so they control.
But manikins …HA!! No one saw that one coming.

27 February, 2007 19:56  
Blogger Para Glider said...

It's never too clever to flay
dead horses, but shall we just say
that upping the anti
on knicker and panty
is sure to keep evil at bay.

27 February, 2007 21:19  
Blogger rummyjohn said...

c... They could dress the mannequins in a burqua and arrange the lingerie around the ankles >:)

28 February, 2007 09:35  
Blogger Taunted said...

"Acting on a tip off, the department’s inspectors went to the store and seized the items,"

So they needed a tip off did they.

Cunning these lingerie salesman eh?

28 February, 2007 15:59  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry -- just don't get it ---

There are very fashionable Russian, Filipino, and Lebanese women walking around all over the mall in nearly see-through white pants, dresses, and skirts --- and someone's getting upset about a mannequin display?

For goodness sake - there must be more important crimes to catch.

28 February, 2007 16:36  
Blogger Locust-Eater said...

FYI: I see in my site statistics that someone clicked through to my blog (via navigate next), after marking yours 'offensive'. For the record, I'm not offended. Thanks for an interesting read.

Peace to you!

28 February, 2007 17:26  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

were they able to catch the beaver ? or did it run away ? you might need to have a licence to by a g-string in the future the same as you need one for booze

28 February, 2007 18:10  
Blogger 3li said...

Lol @ Taunted... Too true.

Closing down a lingerie shop is like banning chocolate for "moral decadence"

01 March, 2007 01:15  
Blogger dontfearfreedom said...

Why didn't they just put black marker on the shop windows?

01 March, 2007 11:53  
Blogger BHCh said...

I agree with your officials.

The best way to display knickers is on the owners by lifting the skirts. Anything other than that is indecent.

04 March, 2007 18:45  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems it's not only a concern in Dubai, Expats working in Saudi lingerie shops are being frowned at also.

08 March, 2007 02:24  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe knickers should be put outside, like Superman, geez.. i wonder if Superfriends are in UAE.

06 August, 2007 17:20  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Naughty Knickers, private parts are still covered up, not always easy when religious people decide and change there minds!!

22 December, 2008 18:35  

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