Kissing Dubai goodbye

i never liked dubai, but that's not why i'm writing about this story - i'm sure you've heard about this girl who was jailed for 23 days then deported to the uk and denied access to dubai forever, for supposedly kissing a guy in public!

people always praise dubai, they like its lifestyle, its high towers and shiny hotels... but all that glitters is not gold and there's a dark side to dubai's glamor..

dubai's glamor lacks law and justice, how can someone prove his innocence there.. the brit claims the kiss never happened, but the woman who saw her with a group of male friends and reported her claims otherwise - my question is, how can you prove that the kiss ever happened? what if the lady was very bad-looking or simply jealous and wanted to get even with destiny..

it is scary to see your life being completely ruined for something so silly..

    23 Responses to “Kissing Dubai goodbye”

    1. mishmash says:

      I guess Dubai & Kuwait are two extremes.. in Dubai you get deported for a kiss, and in Kuwait women can be brutally raped and thrown in the desert and nothing happens… i'd say justice is scarce in our region

    2. johnny says:

      :) that's what you called "hypocrisy"..

    3. Woman says:

      I see women in Kuwait renting apartments for a couple of hours with men.. and never get any punishment… But I’m sure if they were expats that’ll be another story…

    4. Pat says:

      the issue is getting caught or not here, punishment is a different story as you cannot deport locals, right? so for expats they are either deported or sent to jail, for locals they are either sent to jail or forgiven because they have wasta..

    5. Roma says:

      Both Dubai and Kuwait have the DARK SIDE…….You lost if you dont have in arab they called WASTA. Even you know you are right.
      Small mistakes is big deal to them.

    6. A Maktoumist says:

      All – Dubai has sharia law, this is the law that the muslim brotherhood that has key MP's in Parliament want in Kuwait. What people do not understand is that the Emiratis are a conservative people and although their future is etched in sand by the development path that their formative government has set forth for this nation, Emiritis feel overwhelmed by the expat presence in their nation. There has been much dialogue on this topic in the Emirates, especially with regards to how expat women dress in the malls. The laws are very clear in the UAE, there has been many awareness campaigns by foreign embassies etc to educate people on social behaviour and there are fine lines, however, Dubai is modern society that sometimes is confusing to visitors and it is responsibility of all guests to understand the fine print. Kuwait could learn alot from Dubai with regards to restructuring their society which is years behind the rest of the GCC.

    7. marius says:

      how stupid can you be to report another person for a kiss…even in public…

    8. TKG says:

      I have a question …. what is wrong with kissing a woman in public? Let's say if I had a wife and I was kissing her goodbye would it be wrong?

      Usually from what I understand, woman (not all but many) get jealous of what they see and don't have and look for ways to destroy what they can't have. I have seen and heard of this in Kuwait but am not sure. It is time to get back to my research on these topics :p

      As for Emirates, It is just a mirage for expats. Once again twitter can easily show you how easy it is to get into trouble there. Don't get me started about Bahrain :/

    9. laila says:

      The UAE has more Sharia laws than Kuwait:
      1. In the UAE, flogging is a legal punishment for crimes such as adultery, pre-marital sex and alcohol consumption. Between 2009 and 2013, many people in the UAE were sentenced to 100 lashes. Kuwait does NOT have flogging. Flogging is illegal in Kuwait.
      2. Death by stoning is legal in the UAE. Between 2009 and 2013, several people in the UAE were sentenced to death by stoning.
      3. Emirati women need a male guardian's permission to marry, re-marry, divorce, apply for a drivers license and apply for a job.
      4. Apostasy is punishable by death in the UAE. Apostasy is NOT punishable by death in Kuwait.
      5. Homosexuality is punishable by death in the UAE. Homosexuality is NOT punishable by death in Kuwait.
      6. In the UAE, kissing in public is a crime punishable by deportation. In Kuwait, kissing in public isn't punishable by deportation. Dubai has deported several expats for kissing in public. Kuwait has NEVER deported any expats for kissing in public.

      Kuwait's legal system is more secular than the UAE

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