Friday, March 20, 2009

New Decency Law In Dubai

Playing loud music, dancing, nudity, kissing and even holding hands in public is considered inappropriate behaviour under the new guidelines laid down by the authorities of Dubai.

Dubai Executive Council issued a list of public behaviour that is inept for a Muslim country and should be respected by visitors and residents.

Ban on exchange of kisses between men and women and even on holding hands for unmarried couples (I wonder how will they determine the relationship of a couple?)

Pants and skirts have to be of appropriate length and outside clothing should not expose body parts indecently and should not be transparent.
The rule applies to government buildings, malls, streets, restaurants other than common public places. Any one not obeying these rules may not be allowed to enter a at some of the places.

Do check out an article in The National for some more details.

Do you have an opinion on these guidelines ?


  1. Its about time that dubai did something about all of this!

    I am one of those happy residents, glad that the government realizes the inconvenience it has caused their traditional customed residents.

    Cheers! :D

    - ma''assalama

  2. Wow! Really?
    That's uptight.

  3. So glad I live in Ireland. None of that crap over here.

  4. Holding hands out of marriage has got to be up there with the most shocking thing a human can do in public! Much worse than repression, dictatorship and submission of human instinct.

    Great laws, stopping all the evil things people do to upset innocent muslims. I think kissing in public should warrant instant death sentence, maybe pop down the zoo and shoot all the animals there for being indecent?



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