It's beautiful, vibrant and has the world's tallest building. But would you visit Dubai?
Last week, a British couple were given a one month jail sentence for sharing a kiss in a restaurant. http://abcnews.go.com/International/Law/kissing-couple-faces-jail etc ...
Also, an Indian couple who work as air stewards have been jailed for 3 months for sending a "sexy" text message. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8573565.stm
For the first 10 months of 2009, 6,000 people were stopped on Dubai's beaches for acting inappropriately. This involved kissing, wearing the wrong swimwear and other acts which most of us would consider normal... http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8418750.stm
There are lots of other similar stories.
Would you visit Dubai? Personally, their stance on homosexuality is enough to keep me away, but would you visit a country with such strict ways of life.
I understand it's the culture there and perhaps it should be respected. Have you been to Dubai? If so, did you find it difficult to relax for fear of doing something wrong?