Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bikinis to be 'banned' in UAE

Bikinis are now prohibited in United Arab Emirates, a Muslim-majority country on the Arabian Peninsula. The new proposed UAE law will ban the wearing Bikinis, two-piece bathing suits for women and swimming briefs for men.

Bikini banned

This move is in response to complaints from local families who objected to the amount of skin exposure by tourists. Public displays of affection are already banned. Handholding is permitted, but those kissing are likely to be reminded of the customs.  No obscene language or gestures. Disrespecting any religion is considered highly offensive. Even pointing at someone or aggressive gesturing could be found objectionable. Giving the finger is definitely not acceptable.

Taking pictures of other people can land you in court. Photos of women and families are particularly sensitive. Violators are subject to fines.No Alcohol for foreigners unless you possess a state issued licence.
Public drunkenness and driving under the influence are serious crimes punishable by jail sentences and heavy fines.

These regulations are turning tourists away from UAE.