On the one hand, there is a strict moral code that includes dress and public behavior. People are being punished for it.
But then you have places in Dubai, like the Cyclone club, that is strictly a prostitute club, with many women that are forced into the sex trade. But
there are also just as many women that 'apparently' choose that lifestyle because of the big money involved.
I hope that I don't offend anyone (probably will) but shouldn't they keep everything completely seperate? If you are going to be moral to the point
that you arrest people for kissing public, why not build a Reno, a place where brothels are completely legal? Or do they accept the fact that
prositition is one of the oldest professions in the world, and since it will always be here, might as well keep it more or less centralized in known
locations that are easily avoidable by the devout Muslims in their country, and completely off the streets?
How can both exist in the same place?
Here is the link to the US State Department website about the laws in Dubai:
With this quote from the State Department link here:
Penalties for breaking the law can be more severe than in the United States for similar offenses. Persons violating Emirati laws, even unknowingly,
may be expelled, arrested or imprisoned. Americans have been arrested in the past for obscene hand gestures, using inappropriate (foul) language with
a police official, and for public displays of affection, such as kissing.
Here are a few links to more information about the sex trade in Dubai:
(visit the link for the full news article)
[edit on 5-8-2010 by lasertaglover]