Pair jailed for alleged Dubai taxi intimate tryst


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—A Dubai court has sentenced an Irish man and British woman to three months in jail for an intimate tryst in the back of a taxi.

The sentence Thursday is the latest case of Westerners running afoul of the social codes in the United Arab Emirates, which maintains strict laws on sex-related issues although it often turns a blind eye.

Prosecutors accused the pair of removing some clothing and fondling each other in a cab in May. They denied the charges and accused the taxi driver of fabricating the story after a fare dispute.

The judge says the pair will be deported after serving their sentences, which they can appeal.

In 2008, a British couple received a three-month sentence after being charged with having sex on a Dubai beach.

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  • JosengSisiw1

    Holding hands and kissing is sexing already with the Arab Muslims. And in their court if the accused were non Muslim and the accuser is a Muslim you can say goodbye to justice. That’s how theyre court work out there. Non muslims are automatic GUILTY.

    • Noel

      The reason why Muslim women wear long clothes covering their bodies is because they don’t wear bras and panties.

  • edm365f31

    just eliminated Dubai for future itinerary. 

    • Cano Manuel

      Why not eliminate them instead?

  • opinyonlangpo

    There was once a news when a Pakistani laborer raped a British woman in her own house in the Emirates but eventually the laborer was absolved of the charges because the British was proven to have worn skimpy dress in her own house. Weird justice. Best not to go to those places. 

  • pedronimo

    The Middle East, especially Saudi Arabia, is unreasonably strict with its morality laws. One can;t even hold hands with his wife; but when they are outside of their country, they break all sense of morality by buying sex from local girls as much as possible.

    • TinimbangNgunitKulang

      Right on. They are the worst hypocrites!

  • Ronald Diaz

    Arab men are all pervert/maniac especially if they are not on their own country. The law that they creates doesn’t fit on their moral behavior. 

    • Noel

      Also, many Arabs are gays.

  • spelster

    i guess if filipinos were the ones caught, they will get life imprisonment or maybe death sentence. such is the bias in these countries between westerners and asians even our government can’t do anything about it.

    • Cano Manuel

      You suppose wrong.

    • Noel

       Because Filipinos are romantic and like sex plays.  They also go all the way.

  • NYPinoy

    Why is this news?  Curiosity for the sex lives of others?

  • Noel

    These westerners are sex hungry and find extreme pleasure in committing sex acts in foreign lands.  

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