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KNOW THE LAW: Don’t be too affectionate with your partner in public

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Oct. 15, 18 | 12:57 pm

With its magnificent landscape, many foreigners fall in love with the beauty of the UAE. Although it’s a poetic and romantic place for visiting expats and couples, public display of affection a.k.a PDA is not allowed here.

Holding hands, kissing, and other form of display of affection when in public places are socially unacceptable and strictly discouraged, and doing so can land violators in hot water.

In 2017, a couple was sentenced to one month in jail for hugging and kissing inside a public restroom. A petrol station attendant told his manager about seeing the couple’s actions from the window of the door of the restroom. The manager then alerted the police who immediately arrested the couple.

The government of Dubai’s code of conduct specifically states that “Displays of affection among couples – whether married or not – in public places does not fit the local customs and culture.”

The code of conduct adds that “holding hands for a married couple is tolerated but kissing and petting are considered an offence to public decency.”

Public display of affection also covers sexual harassment or randomly addressing women in public places.

If proven guilty, a person/s can be punished with fine, imprisonment, and/or deportation.

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LOOK: Man saves life of a drowning gecko

LOOK: Man saves life of a drowning gecko

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) just saved a gecko's life in Australia after it drowned in a beer. An Australian man named Brett performed the CPR after he saw that the lizard was drowning in his mug of beer. Brett thought that the staff at The Amble Inn in...

Death toll on new coronavirus climbs to 1873, over 73,000 infected

Death toll on new coronavirus climbs to 1873, over 73,000 infected

China reported Tuesday that 98 people have died due to the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). This means 1,868 deaths from mainland China while 5 more deaths were recorded in Hong Kong, Philippines, Taiwan, Japan and France. Chinese health officials said that 1,807...

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