DUBAI: Playing loud music, dancing, nudity, kissing and even holding hands in public is considered inappropriate behaviour under new guidelines laid down by the authorities of Dubai. Arabic-language daily Al Emarat Al-Youm said the Dubai Executive Council had urged residents of Dubai, where foreigners make up more than 80 per cent of the population, to respect the customs of the Muslim nation and avoid inappropriate behaviour. The rules apply to all public places and any breach, by nationals or expatriates, carries a possible prison penalty. The guidelines also stipulate that anyone caught under the influence of alcohol - even small amounts - outside designated drinking areas is liable to be fined or imprisoned.
Can't wait to see the rents go down, the number of cars left over at DXB airport will double , number of sun seekers going down, and prices in the malls will fall down as well, as demand will be deep diving.
Thanks to DXB rulers, the remaining expats' housing problems are over . A 3 bedrooms in Dubai Marina for less than AED 100000 a year, cool..........
But with whom are they gonna fill in the A380's.......
Can't wait also to see the first trials going public worldwide.....
Are these new rules? I don't think so. They've always been there but with little official attention paid to them except when managing flagrant misconduct.
But something has prompted Dubai to emphasize them. Quite a few years ago the Government of Sharjah started receiving regular funds from Saudi Arabia, Saudis terms were that Sharjah would become alchohol free.
What it all boild down to is that Dubai is still a city without a soul. You can build the most elaborate malls and hotels, but its still the most overrated city in the world. Sorry, but going from air conditioned mall to air conditioned mall gets a bit old. Dubai is exactly that...a mirage.
No more bikinis on the beach No holding of hands (unless 2 males are doing it) No loud music No dancing No hand signals of any kind No form fitting/revealing clothes No alcohol in you anywhere in public
Nothing new,was like this before, is like this in the whole region, some parts more relaxed, some parts you will get axed (s...hole KSA).
We are here to work and have fun at home, forget about this.
Love the one about not being under the influence outside of designated drinking areas ! How the hell do we get from the Irish Village back to the hotel ?? Sudden visions of multiple bodies on lawn sleeping it off !
Good business opportunity here renting out tents and sleeping bags at watering holes perhaps... although you want to be careful renting to couples, as I believe it was a couple doing naughty things to each other in public that was the catalyst for these rules being enforced.
Oral contraception (the pill, not a mouth guard you philistines) is no longer available to single women without a legitimate medical condition. (I don't think a hangover qualifies) Married women will require a letter of permission from their husbands. Emirates clinic is bound by these rules and no exceptions will be made.
Expect a steep rise in crew requesting maternity leave.
or even Paternity leave ? So , rubber goods may also require a letter from the Ops Manager or TCAS ? Whizz prang idea about matters Irish Village etc - Rent an Abaya - free with 5 pints ? What with Bahrain suddenly coming over all prudish too , Doha is suddenly looking mighty attractive ...............never thought I would say that. Ah .......Prohibition , exciting times ahead...........Now , where did i put my Boots Brewing Kit ?